Most of us are sending our AVR output HDMI and all sources feed into the AVR.
You need a better quality DP to HDMI cable. Typically Intel GPUs can output [email protected], and lower quality cables will struggle with this. The other thing is that the OS should change the default fonts to match the output and create a readable display.Loving my new Epson HD3800 but sorta confused about what I should be feeding it. I know it up converts to 4K and that it has HDMI 2.0. My confusion began when I bought a DP to HDMI 2.0 cable. My HTPC is an Intel NUC with HDMI and mini DP output. When I use the cable it send a resolution / refresh that the projector struggles with. Depending on which OS I use it will either take a long time, up to 2 minutes before the image appears or I get no image at all, just noise. When I do get an image it's, I assume, 4K. For too small for me to read so I bump it back down to 1920 x 1089p. Using the HDMI 1 port on the NUC works perfectly. So my question is, what input will give me the best image possible? I have nothing at present that outputs HDMI 2.0 and given the ridiculous prices of video cards and not to mention I would have to replace the NUC with a standard computer, I'm hoping I don't have to go that route.
No, unless your PC can output 4K HDR which is unlikely (but check the specs). HDMI 1.4 can do 4K/30hz SDR.So does the HDMI version not matter?
The receiver eats those on the way in ..What do you do with the bits?
Yea its a downconversion process when using kibbles and bits thats why I switched to rachel ray.The receiver eats those on the way in ..
Rachael is definitely full bandwidth and full screen material!Yea its a downconversion process when using kibbles and bits thats why I switched to rachel ray.
Kibbles and bits since it's dry is limited to a lower bandwidth, hence the receiver bit swapping.
When you switch to rachel ray, the meaty bites are capable of full 4:4:4 chroma so it goes through the reciever's stomach more easily
Can you recommend a good UHD player?Use a UHD BR player with UHD BRs if you want to see what the projector is really capable of. Unless you have uncompressed UHD BR rips on your PC with a good HDMI video card everything else is a down grade.
The UB420 is probably the best value.Can you recommend a good UHD player?
My totally unwarranted current opinion on receivers:My present AV receiver is old as dirt. A replacement is on the horizon. I'm also researching them. At present I'm using a generic HDMI cable. guess I need to add a good one to the list. Never thought that getting a new projector would lead to a complete system upgrade.
I'm looking at the Panasonic DP-UB420-K on amazon and it says "Input Video Compatibility PAL" Lots of landmines to navigate around.
As per post 3 my HDMI switch allows for full HDMI 2.0 bandwidth and has ARC output.I'd probably go with a UHD player with dual HDMI outputs, Roku 4640 with optical output and DD+ to DD transcoding, and a 4K60 HDMI switch... this would allow you to keep your Onkyo, get lossless audio from BD and UHD discs, and DD5.1 from all current streaming services. HDMI splitters/extractors can get tricky when it comes to EDID for multiple devices with different resolution/color-space capabilities and the really good ones aren't cheap. If someone can vouch for a model that has all the required EDID capabilities and a built-in switch for a reasonable price, that might be an easier/cleaner solution (and open up your options for which streaming device you use), but I can't specifically vouch for a particular model that's not pricey.