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Pioneer 868 and Panny AE500 bugger

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by chriswhiteuk, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. chriswhiteuk

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    Doh !

    Looks like I've made a big mistake as per usual.

    The HDMI-DVi output from the Pio 868 at 720p is at a refresh rate of 50hz (according to service menu) meaning that the pj will not sync to the signal :suicide:

    Is there anyway round this ?

    I've tried all the modes on the Pio with no luck.

    Any advice !!

    Chris

    I don't want to use the component feed ideally, as after using the iScan HD I've spoilt myself. Biggest downer is that I just sold the iScan, doh !

    Is the Sony VPL HS10 any good in comparison with the AE500 ?
     
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    I have the 868 connected with an HDMI to DVI lead to my AE500. Works great at 720p and 1080i, 50 and 60hz.

    I have found that EIDE1 syncs best. I have sometimes had problems syncing - mostly when I had the projector in EIDE2 mode, but once synced it is great.

    Have the projector on when switching on the DVD player.
    Try pressing Stop on the remote when the DVD menu is displayed so that the pink Pioneer logo appears. Then select projector input PC to swap to PC mode then press again to swap back to DVI mode. The projector should show the Pioneer logo. Pressing play should resume the disk - which you should be able to see.

    Paul
     
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    Genius, pure genius !

    Thanks very much - I was getting worried then !

    Great PQ, upto iScan standards, perhaps even cleaner !

    Many thanks

    Chris
     
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    :thumbsup:

    Buying the 868 has given my AE500 a new lease of life - lots less FPN. I am now watching films instead of finding fault.

    Paul
     
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    I sometimes get confused between VB amd FPN are these the same thing ? and if so are you saying that the DVI connection has reduced the fixed vertical lines that seem to be an issue on the AE500 (as some users on the American forums have claimed)
     
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    My understanding after reading lots of posts is that Vertical Blanking is the vertical lines and Fixed Panel Noise is the 'dipped in acid' effect that you see.
    Both are reduced - though not gone - when using the HDMI from the 868 to the DVI connection on the AE500.
    I have an original Japanese version of the AE500 so I am not sure of the levels of both on the newer models.
     

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