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X1 60Hz question

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by willncc, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. willncc

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    Hi,

    I've checked the X1 FAQ but this doesn't seem to help....

    I recently brought back an X1 from a visit to the states. Everything is working perfectly, except when I try and run dreamcast games at 60hz - the output goes haywire. I don't understand this as it plays pure NTSC fine. I've tried switching it manually to NTSC but no joy.

    Is this because I am effectively trying to play PAL at 60Hz, which it doesn't like? If anyone knows how to get round this i will be eternally grateful..I don't want to start Metropolis Street Racer all over again in 50Hz...!!!!

    EDIT - just in case anyone out there does have a suggestion, another oddity is that it plays US and JAP Dreamcast games (which I presume default to NTSC and therefore 60Hz automatically) fine.....
     
  2. Paul Williams

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    Hi willncc,

    Sorry I can't give you an answer (strictly DVD as a source) but you may wish to either email 'technut @ shaw.ca' direct the person who maintains the X1 FAQ. Or try the Infocus support helpline, but I don't know if you'll be able to use the listed 0800 UK line as the unit was not UK purchased, there is an email support link on their web site - but the only time I used it I got thrown out at the last minute. See below for the support link

    http://www.infocus.com/service/contact_support/contacts.asp?site_lang=1&site_region=3&

    The other option would be to post on avsforum.com, where the user base for this machine is far greater.

    Paul
     
  3. willncc

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    Thanks Paul,

    I'll see what I can dig out

    Will
     
  4. willncc

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    Sorry for posting what now appears to have been a pointless question, as this now seems to work fine, with the PJ sorting itself out on Auto for the video system.....???(utterly confused as to why that is though).

    I do have a new question though...when I'm using the dreamcast, I am likely to switch from 50 to 60 Hz fairly frequently, as I change games. Is the constant changing in speed likely to be wearing for the wheel on the PJ?

    Thanks
     
  5. Paul Williams

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    Hi willncc,

    Don't think you'll be able to get a definitive answer for this one, as the unit has not been around long enough to provide a good volume of anacdotal evidence. As you know the effect of moving between 50 & 60 Hz (as with PAL & NTSC) is a change in the speed of the colour wheel. Given the relativelly high speeds the issues will be the change between them - 6000 to 7200rpm. In reality this is not that greater difference and the colour wheel is not exactly substantial in terms of mass.

    Paul
     
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    Cheers Paul (again)!!
     

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