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Optoma EP720 'Out of Display Range' problem with Apple TV

Discussion in 'Projectors' started by deemac72, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. deemac72

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    I've tried to connect my Apple TV to my optima EP720 using a HDMI to VGA converter. When I switch the Apple TV on the Apple logo appears on screen but then it disappears and the 'out of display range' message appears. Is this 'fixable' or do I need a new projector?
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    I wouldn't use a HDMI to VGA converter. Instead, use a HDMI to DVI cable (no converter needed)

    1) it is much more likely to work
    2) the picture quality will be massively better
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    I have to use a VGA connection unfortunately.
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    Unless the projector can handle 1280x720 via it's VGA connector (unlikely for a 2009 SVGA model), then I don't think you're going to have any further luck with this.
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    It doesn't really confirm anything... You need to check the owners manual and see if 1280x720 is listed.

    I suspect it isn't... A lot of older kit can't handle 'TV' resolutions via the VGA socket - hence you getting no output from the Apple TV.

    Exactly which HDMI to VGA converter are you using? 99.99% of these are rubbish - the only ones that really work properly are the HDFury devices.

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