Connecting a PS3 to a non HDCP projector

stem1348

Standard Member
Hi,

Hope someone can help, I've been trawling these forums for hours and I've reached a point where I'm getting more confused, not less.

I'm trying to connect a ps3 to quite an old Optoma projector- EP756. I picked the projector up dirt cheap from Ebay- it plays 720p films beautifully from my PC, but will only connect to the ps3 in standard definition, which looks terrible. The projector doesn't support HDCP, so I've concluded that I need an HD-Fury HDCP stripper/converter thingy to make it talk to the ps3.

I'm just concerned about the resolutions not being compatible, and about spending £50 on something that might not work.

Here's a bit of the spec for the projector:


Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Native), 5:4, 16:9

Resolution (Native / Max) XGA (1024 x 768) SXGA (1280 x 1024)

Video Compatibility NTSC (M, 4.43, 3.58), PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N),
SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L), HDTV (480i, 480p, 576i,
576p, 1080i, 720p)

and the inputs:

1 x VGA Connector
1 x DVI Connector
1 x Audio Mini Jack 15pin D-Sub
1 x Audio Mini Jack DVI
1 x S-Video Mini DIN
1 x RCA Composite

All I can find out about the ps3 is that its resolutions are 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p and 576i.

If it is compatible, does the HDfury plug in at the projector end- so could I also get it to talk to my Humax PVR, or would I need two of these devices at the input ends?

As you might have guessed, I don't have much an idea what I'm doing, so any help would be much appreciated. I'm new to this- watching films on a 3.0m screen has been a revelation, but I'll not be happy 'till I'm sat in front of it playing Wipeout in a half decent definition.

Ta in advance
 

Penfold73

Novice Member
I had the same problem with a Sanyo PLV70 and a PS3. You can go with the HD Fury or if the Optoma has component inputs you can feed it 720p that way. It's HD analogue and very good quality.
 

stem1348

Standard Member
Sadly, no it doesn't have component inputs. I didn't give connections much thought when I bought it, now I'm repenting.
 

custard10

Member
Stem - your projector can handle component input via its vga/dsub connection.
you need to buy a component to vga adapter. i would recommend you buy an official optoma adapter. the part number is BCVGCRXY00 or 42.86502.001.
the price in usa is about $30 but the cheasest i can find in the uk is overpriced at £90.

this link shows a photo of the part.
Optoma BC-VGCRXY00 , VGA to Component RCA adapter for projectors EzPro EP73X EP75X and H30 H5X, Replaced 42.86502.001 (BC-VGCRXY00 4286502001 42.86502.001)

you should be able to order the part by contacting optoma uk and should not cost more than £30.

alternatively you can try a cheaper non-official one but whether it will work i dont know.

the connection would be:
ps3 -> component -> vga/comp adapter -> optoma projector
 

custard10

Member
after abit of searching it seems that in the uk we use a slightly different model number - 42.86502G101.

there are a few places selling the adapter between £10 - £15 but lack stock.

memory express seem to have stock.
Optoma Component-VGA Adaptor
 

custard10

Member

stem1348

Standard Member
Custard, cheers mate- a very thorough answer.

I've tried the DVI route already, to no avail. I've just had another go with a different lead, but no joy there either. It doesn't help that I don't have the remote for the projector, so It's a bit of a struggle selecting the channel.

I was a bit hasty & ordered the component/VGA thing you linked to before reading your last post, but I'll keep playing about and see if I can get the DVI thing sorted in time to cancel the order.

Thanks again- I'll let you know how I get on.
 

custard10

Member
just make sure the dvi lead is not too long. from what i've read the person had problems getting it to work. he found he had to to remove all other connections and then connect the hdmi/dvi cable. lastly he pressed resync on the projector.

best to output at a low resolution first to get it working so deselect 1080p/i and 720p.
 

stem1348

Standard Member
Heh, I was just about to ask if there were any tricks to getting it working. Ta, I'll give it a whirl.
 

stem1348

Standard Member
Hi again. It's been a while, so I thought I'd post an update.

After much fiddling I gave up on the dvi connection, in favour of the vga/component route. It took 3 weeks to get the adapter, but its here now and the ps3 looks great through it. Oddly enough, the image isn't as crisp as with pc games, but I'm splitting hairs- it's still a massive improvement.

Occasionally the signal is lost for a couple of seconds, going to the default blue screen, but like I say- it's only occasional. I can live with it.

As an aside, I tend to sit quite close to the screen while gaming, & have started to notice the individual pixels. I'm gonna have to start saving my pennies for a 1080p projector. Sigh.

Anyways thanks v much for the help. :clap:
 

custard10

Member
3 weeks to receive it!:eek:
they must be showing virtual stock and only ordering themselves once your order is received.

good to know you got it working eventually.
 

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