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I am absolutely struggling in getting the above combination working on my setup. I have been through all of the posts and have messed with at least 50 different configurations of settings and drivers. Just looking for someone with some experience with the above components.


At this point I am able to get some text on the screen of the TV while I am booting the PC (the base text appears, but it is all blue vs. the white text on my monitor). Once I get to the Windows logo it flashes and then goes away and nothing is visible on screen.


The TV says it is receiving a 480p signal when it does show something (ultimately trying to get to 1080i, of course, but I'll walk before I run).


Any thoughts on required PowerStrip settings or dip-switch settings on the Key Digital KD-VTCA2 transcoder.


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Gary
 

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Welcome to AVS Forum!


I used to have an HS10. (The 'original' one, like you have, not the front projector Sony now makes that is also called an "HS10".)


First thing, unless you have some absolute need to use a component-video hookup, you should just feed the HS10 with RGB, to avoid two separate signal conversion (and loss) steps.


You should set up your Powerstrip settings using a regular CRT (not LCD) computer monitor first. There are Powerstrip settings in its resolution list for 960x540p HDTV-derived, and 920x500p HDTV-derived; either one should work as-is on the Sony. You could try an actual 1920x1080i resolution, but DVDs will not look better than they will with the 540p setup, and a Windows desktop would be unusable. (Believe me, I tried all of these things!)


Let me know if you have more questions, and also if you get it working.
 

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Thanks, long time lurker, first time poster.


I have tried the settings you suggest to no avail. But I wanted to check on something you are saying here. Are you suggesting that I probably don't need the transcoder and that I could just use a VGA-->RGB breakout cable to go direct to the TV? Should that be RGBHV?


Also, do you think it matters if I go into the Video 5 (DTV) inputs or Video 4 which just has the RGB inputs. The Sony docs suggest it needs to be Video 5, and it is a pain for me to change my connections based on how the TV sites in my cabinet (built the house around the TV).


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You do need to use the Video 5 input. Video 4 is component-only, and 480i only. Video 5 is component or RGB selected in a menu, and 480i/480p/1080i. Yes, you should use a VGA-to-5-BNC "breakout" cable with five BNC-to-RCA adapters (or, use a VGA-to-5-RCA cable if you can find or order one). The red, green, and blue connections are obvious, the white or gray goes to H, and the black goes to V.
 

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Thanks for the information. I will do what I can to find the cable and try it out. I'll let you know how it goes.


I've been thinking about the X1 myself. Not quite ready to make that step, but hopefully soon.
 
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