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Old September 11th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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lcd hdtv external monitor flipping about/going green

Does anyone know what is causing this? I have the Pyro AV link and I'm using it to go out to my lcd hdtv as an external preview. But when I do, the image stays on for about 2 seconds, then flips about and produces a green screen and color bars, then flips back to the image. Then repeats. If I connect to a regular tv, it does the same thing. And it does this with any output connection I use. Component, Composite, S-video.

EDIT: it's still not working really, although the frequency of the greening screen and color bars has dropped quite a bit, it still does it. I changed the DIP switch from the WinXP setting to DVcam setting is all.

Last edited by Sean Skube; September 12th, 2007 at 10:27 AM. Reason: didn't figure it out
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Old September 12th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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I got an email from ads that says this.
" Response(Tech 7 ) -9/12/2007 8:10:35 AM
This type of issue would usually indicate that the AV Link is losing the video signal from the source. Does this issue occur at the same point during the video feed or does it happen at different places? If it is at the same spot, it most likely means that there is a bad spot in the video signal at that point, which causes the AV Link to lose the signal. But if the problem is happening inconsistantly, it will most likely mean there is a problem with the AV Link itself, especially since you have tested different sources. If that is the case, I would suggest to go ahead and exchange it for a repalcement. "

The problem happens at different times, and even happens when I have the video paused. So I'm guessing that means I need to return it. If anyone thinks they might know how to fix the issue though, please let me know. Just in case.

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Old September 12th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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It would be worth testing with a different firewire cable.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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I think you might be on to something there. I'll have to do more testing, but so far, connecting a 6pin from the computer to the Pyro's 4pin firewire might be stable. I was using the 6pin input on the Pyro with the 6 to 6 wire it came with. There was a bit of a hiccup when I switched wires while the computer and avlink were both on, but I restarted and I'm hoping that does the trick and it doesn't disconnect or anything. I'll keep you posted if this works or not.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #5
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ok, it's no longer doing that, but now there are big blocky chunks of the screen that lag behind whenever the image changes, like when it's playing, or if I move the time slider to another part of the project. Gotta figure out what's causing that. some kind of refresh problem?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #6
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hmm. weird. I unplugged the 4pin to 6pin firewire, got myself a new 6pin to 6pin, and now it's working. But I had to plug it in, unplug it, then plug it back in, because the first time I plugged it in, it was still producing those blocks. But it's working now, and hopefully will stay that way. Thanks for your help Seth!
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