HardwareAdaptor hell

 

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
 To:  Chris (CHRISSS)     
42275.23 In reply to 42275.22 
No, the cables and adaptors are neatly tucked into a nest of snakes under the tv stand.

As promised, I will post pics whenever the new ones get piled on.
“Santa told them to get the fuck out”
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
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42275.24 
Finally hooked up the frankenadaptor. It works!

Hmph, can't upload

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
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Cabling is dodgy AF.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)      
42275.26 In reply to 42275.24 
Still got your tree up?!?
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
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42275.27 In reply to 42275.25 
What's the picture like?
And your TV really doesn't accept AV/composite?
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
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42275.28 In reply to 42275.26 
Taking it down today.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42275.29 In reply to 42275.27 
Picture's ok. TV only takes coax.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
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Still a few hiccups when powering on the player, which also powers on the original d/a converter box, and the new hdmi-rca converter (the little white thingy in the pic), which currently draws usb power from the player. It starts up with color bars on the tv and is unresponsive to the clicker except for the tray.

When working properly, it shows a big, ugly fullscreen menu on the tv, though it's probably less ugly on a modern widescreen digital display (strangely, 1080p doesn't look great on 4:3 NTSC), and responds to play pause etc. buttons on the remote.

Loading a dvd, then powering it off, then powering it back on usually works, but sometimes it takes a couple of cycles to catch. I'm thinking there's a power up delay in the new converter, so I may hook it up to a usb charger so it's always powered on, to see if that makes a difference. Right now it's actually more of a hassle than our old player with its sticky tray (which we still have).   :-S
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)      
42275.31 In reply to 42275.30 
Could be a power up delay or it may not initially give enough power over the USB. A lot of USB ports can't provide more than 500mA, your adapters may require more.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
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42275.32 In reply to 42275.31 
Yeah the port on the player is 500mA, so I'll hook up the adaptor to a charger tonight and see if it helps.

The old rca - coax adaptor doesn't require an external power source.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)   
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Yep, the usb charger did the trick.
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