Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | ... | 85
22888 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1038564 7-May-2014 19:54
Send private message quote this post

It's perfect into my tv directly, into an hdcp stripper and the tv and into a hdmi to composite box so no idea. Perhaps try turning off dolby digital plus incase your reciever is advising an incorrect edid?




Richard rich.ms

14 posts

Geek


  # 1038566 7-May-2014 19:56
Send private message quote this post

thanks for the advice, yeah I have turned off dolby digital plus and it remains. I'm totally banging my head against a wall. 

 
 
 
 


2649 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1038597 7-May-2014 20:43
Send private message quote this post

richms: It's perfect into my tv directly, into an hdcp stripper and the tv and into a hdmi to composite box so no idea. Perhaps try turning off dolby digital plus incase your reciever is advising an incorrect edid?


What HDCP stripper are you using and how do you find it?

AT the moment I can only cope with 1080i (HDFury2 into a Hauppauge HD PVR) which is OK. Looking at upgrading my capture capability to 1080p, which means replacing the Hauppauge unit. While I'm at it, I'm also considering replacing the Fury (which will do 1080p) with an HDCP stripper, to eliminate the digital->analog step from the process and hopefully boost quality a bit.

So tentatively also contemplating a proper HDCP stripper, rather than an HDMI->component unit.

22888 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1038604 7-May-2014 20:48
Send private message quote this post

It's a 4 port hdmi splitter from Tom top




Richard rich.ms

92 posts

Master Geek


  # 1038996 8-May-2014 13:31
Send private message quote this post

richms: It's a 4 port hdmi splitter from Tom top


There's a chance that the splitter could be malfunctioning. 

My 'Old School' approach tells me that switches are generally more reliable than splitters.

21748 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1039001 8-May-2014 13:36
Send private message quote this post

Seriously considering a second of these for our lounge. I am so unbelievably impressed with it. Anyone know if you can have two per account and on the same network?
Amazon confirm you can, you can't play the exact same video at the same time on two different devices however. 

If anyone has one they want to sell, please contact me.

22888 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1039015 8-May-2014 13:59
Send private message quote this post

cdrnet:
richms: It's a 4 port hdmi splitter from Tom top


There's a chance that the splitter could be malfunctioning. 

My 'Old School' approach tells me that switches are generally more reliable than splitters.


I find it hard to believe that 4 of these splitters would "malfunction" and not do hdcp on their outputs but do it on the input.

It's a deliberate design decision. If it's for cost cutting or to make them more desirable is debatable but they allow me to capture from the chromecast or mysky perfectly. And to get video on my dvi only screen in hd.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


92 posts

Master Geek


  # 1039016 8-May-2014 14:00
Send private message quote this post

networkn: Seriously considering a second of these for our lounge. I am so unbelievably impressed with it. Anyone know if you can have two per account and on the same network?
Amazon confirm you can, you can't play the exact same video at the same time on two different devices however. 

If anyone has one they want to sell, please contact me.


I'm going to get a second one for the kid's play room. Yes, it is a great device, however it's the size and lack of buttons that does it for me.

22888 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1039017 8-May-2014 14:01
Send private message quote this post

The limited range non repeatable remote annoys me on the fire tv. At least I can control the chromecast anywhere in wifi vs being within range of the amazon remote.




Richard rich.ms

21748 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1039023 8-May-2014 14:10
Send private message quote this post

richms: The limited range non repeatable remote annoys me on the fire tv. At least I can control the chromecast anywhere in wifi vs being within range of the amazon remote.


I imagine the lag on that would be very annoying.

92 posts

Master Geek


  # 1039027 8-May-2014 14:11
Send private message quote this post

richms:
cdrnet:
richms: It's a 4 port hdmi splitter from Tom top


There's a chance that the splitter could be malfunctioning. 

My 'Old School' approach tells me that switches are generally more reliable than splitters.


I find it hard to believe that 4 of these splitters would "malfunction" and not do hdcp on their outputs but do it on the input.

It's a deliberate design decision. If it's for cost cutting or to make them more desirable is debatable but they allow me to capture from the chromecast or mysky perfectly. And to get video on my dvi only screen in hd.


"a deliberate design decision" - To persuade you that it is worth spending far more money on a device that will do all you need (c8

BDFL - Memuneh
65306 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1039174 8-May-2014 15:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post
92 posts

Master Geek


  # 1039232 8-May-2014 16:37
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: A reminder for those getting new device to do it through our Amazon order page, please :)


Good one!

Will do.

2755 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1041316 10-May-2014 13:09
Send private message quote this post

My Fire Tv turned up this week. Very happy with the native Plex support and it's super fast. Once they solve the 5.1 problems with Plex I'll probably replace the Apple TV using Plexconnect in the lounge.

21748 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1041468 10-May-2014 19:40
Send private message quote this post

I am thinking of another 2 FireTV. One more for me, another for my father in law. I don't have anyone in the US coming back right now unfortunately so it will end up having to be Youshop. I think someone had said it fell inside the minimum $22 shipping, but I was wondering what the likelyhood a second unit would also cost $22 or less?

1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | ... | 85
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.