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Day 2 of the popcorn hour Need help with a few things
04-16-2008, 05:19 AM
Post: #1
Day 2 of the popcorn hour Need help with a few things
Ok Since I havent had much experience with this I will give the unit the benefit of the doubt. Here are my hardware specs. I am using HDMI audio out to my tv and Toslink SPDIF out to my Z5500's

Sharp Aquos LC-42D62U
Logitech Z5500 Surround
Internal Western Digital 100GB HD

1. I tried to play a XVID movie half way through the movie I get request cannot be processed and it wont do anything from there. I can't watch the movie. I tried to play it again and it did the same thing. Back to DVI out on my PC for that one.

2. I tried watching a DVD by highlighting it and pressing the enter button and I get to the don't forget your helmet er backup your HD screen and then I press play and it goes back to the main menu. If I press play from the main menu it begins to play the next movie in the list that's not even highlighted? So Movie #2 I cant watch. Also if I promise to back up my HD shouldn't there be somewhere I can disable that warning? Im a big boy n all.

3. DVD #3 I can't get the audio to work it only plays through my TV speakers and not through my surround. Only happens in one of my movies so far, but I only have five on it now for testing.

The machine also locked up I dont know why and I had to unplug it to get it working again I also don't understand how to read the lights in the front. They seem to be always on no matter how much I press the power button. Also where the hole is where the round light is, there seems to be over spray because there is black over half the circle which I am guessing is bad possibly for the remote sensor (if that's what it is)
The PCH seems to get very hot and there is no cooling inside. I have already read all the lack of sata complaints so I won't even get into that.

I would also Like to know if there is a way to make it not show hidden directories and to not show the file extentions. I would like it to just say the movie name and not show system volume information and the recycler.


I have been waiting a long time for this unit and it has really let me down so far. Hopefully I can get these issues fixed before I invest in a large NAS unit, but as of now almost nothing has been working correctly for me.

Thanks for the help,
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04-16-2008, 07:45 AM
Post: #2
Re: Day 2 of the popcorn hour Need help with a few things
jonathan1683 Wrote:3. DVD #3 I can't get the audio to work it only plays through my TV speakers and not through my surround. Only happens in one of my movies so far, but I only have five on it now for testing.

I think you will need to set HDMI mute 'on' to get proper SPDIF output

Sharp Aquos (46D64U)
PCH A-100
Buffalo Link Theater
Sony STR-DG720
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04-16-2008, 03:01 PM
Post: #3
 
Is that the setting on the PCH? If so I am guessing I need use the coax output?

Thanks
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04-17-2008, 12:52 AM
Post: #4
Re: Day 2 of the popcorn hour Need help with a few things
EPiPHON3 Wrote:
jonathan1683 Wrote:3. DVD #3 I can't get the audio to work it only plays through my TV speakers and not through my surround. Only happens in one of my movies so far, but I only have five on it now for testing.

I think you will need to set HDMI mute 'on' to get proper SPDIF output


Just as a point of reference, I didn't have to do this. I have HDMI going to a Projector and the SPDIF output to a Pioneer Xbox360 el-cheepo Surround system and it works great with no adjustments. I have also tested with outputting the SPDIF to Pioneer DIR800se headphones.. same good result.
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04-17-2008, 01:05 AM
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Re: Day 2 of the popcorn hour Need help with a few things
dogmanky Wrote:
EPiPHON3 Wrote:
jonathan1683 Wrote:3. DVD #3 I can't get the audio to work it only plays through my TV speakers and not through my surround. Only happens in one of my movies so far, but I only have five on it now for testing.

I think you will need to set HDMI mute 'on' to get proper SPDIF output


Just as a point of reference, I didn't have to do this. I have HDMI going to a Projector and the SPDIF output to a Pioneer Xbox360 el-cheepo Surround system and it works great with no adjustments. I have also tested with outputting the SPDIF to Pioneer DIR800se headphones.. same good result.

Notice how used the word 'think' as I was not sure Big Grin I used to use SPDIF but now use HDMI. I was just throwing it out there.

Sharp Aquos (46D64U)
PCH A-100
Buffalo Link Theater
Sony STR-DG720
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04-17-2008, 07:15 AM
Post: #6
 
yea Mine works too, but it just didnt work on one movie. Not sure why though. I havent really tried anything else since then.
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04-17-2008, 07:20 AM
Post: #7
 
the one movie you tried has it an DTS Audio inside? because your TV cant decode DTS and then you wont hear anything!
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04-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Post: #8
 
Ok thanks for the info, I guess I shouldent be using HDMI audio then. Too bad the PCH doesnt have an optical out :\
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