A few months back I posted about how my 32X was producing crazy video when attached to my projector. It turns out the signal coming from the 32x isn’t perfect. It works fine on a TV though. I tried to re-cap the system and even tried another 32X but had no luck. The question of how do I make this…
This answered all the questions I had about making this setup.
Glad you found it useful. I’ve updated it a bit to include documentation on Doctor HDMI and a Sync cleaner I had to add to the setup. Let me know if you have any questions!
I picked up a HDFury Doctor HDMI unit to try to resolve the remaining issues with my XRGB mini scalar setup. The handshake process between the XRGB, receiver and projector has been causing problems. The XRGB changes or issues a new EDID when the output changes or it loses sync on the input. The projector then issues a new EDID to the projector. The projector is super slow to handshake and I’d end up with lots of black screens and missing menu systems in games.
Doctor HDMI can learn and EDID and continue showing it even when the input changes slightly. For me I believed this would eliminate my handshake problem. It kind of did what I wanted but I had yet another issues.
Doctor HDMI decreased the change time from 15+ seconds to 4-5 seconds. It clearly did what it says it does. What I didn’t realize is that my setup detects when no video is being sent and switches to another mode until a video stream comes through again. The XRGB has a fairly bad lag of 2-3 seconds when the resolution on the game console changes. The Sega Saturn seems to be the worst offender where it constantly switches between 240p and 480i for menus and videos. This change no longer causes a handshake but the video signal from the XRGB drops and the projector detects that. The interesting bit is that since the XRGB is upscaling to 1080p that the output resolution doesn’t really change at all despite the source changing resolution.
I believe if XRGB can fix the slow change of resolution through a software update then my problem will be totally fixed.
It turned out that Doctor HDMI might not have been the right Doctor for this job. It is certainly not the right Doctor when the price point is $100.
I’m sitting next to my window and wanted to know what the weather was outside. Instead of looking out I instinctively pulled up weather.com to check the weather. I may spend too much time in front of a computer…
This is my headphone amplifier that I built test fit inside a case. The face plate has since been fashioned out of matching blue metal. It almost works. The testing documentation for the O2 Amp leads me to believe I’ve done something wrong. I’m stumped.
I still need to find a better pair of headphones. I’ve been looking at Beyerdynamics and AKG, open back, over ear styles to replace a pair of Sennheiser HD600 that I’m not particularly fond of. A friend has suggested I check out ATH-M50s. Thoughts?
I haven’t found a good place to try things out locally. BestBuy doesn’t really stock anything in the way of quality headsets. And no.. “Beats” do not count.