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Offline ghandar

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Is there a way to force 1080p 25/50Hz output?
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:10:47 pm »
My TV's EDID doesn't say it supports 25/50Hz, so the Mede8er doesn't give me those options in the video output menu. But the TV does support it if it's forced - the EDID just doesn't list it because it's a US set and for whatever reason LG decided to lock PAL out for the US. My WDTV Live player allows me to force 1080p@50Hz, and the TV accepts it fine. I'm trying out a newer UHD player and that also allows me to force both 25Hz and 50Hz.

Can I do this with the Mede8er? It's a shame that both the player and my TV can support PAL/50Hz but just due to the stupid EDID info the player won't let me select it.


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Re: Is there a way to force 1080p 25/50Hz output?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 05:28:21 am »
Anybody?

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Re: Is there a way to force 1080p 25/50Hz output?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 11:43:08 am »
I guess I'm on my own with this one.

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Re: Is there a way to force 1080p 25/50Hz output?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 01:52:51 pm »
Any solution would cost more than a new player. Professional testers can get a programmable HDMI adapter which you can force the EDID to anything you want. Overkill for this problem.

Seems demand is bringing the price down.

https://www.lindy.co.uk/audio-video-c2/matrix-switches-splitters-c166/hdmi-edid-emulator-p8234?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkpfWBRDZARIsAAfeXaqAgNd2FTGHykVq12APh8keMBfWdoXJSd1PmzlLWxMgR_fcFf1fzVgaAqQGEALw_wcB

Not saying it will work. HDCP may not get get passed.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 02:20:05 pm by jer1956 »

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Re: Is there a way to force 1080p 25/50Hz output?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 12:55:50 am »
I don't understand why the Mede8er can't just ignore the EDID and make all output options available that the Mede8er supports. Why can't it do that? My newer android media player has that option, as does my Panasonic blu-ray player - it just lists all possible resolutions and refresh rates the player can output - if your TV can't display it, then it just reverts back to the previous config. This shouldn't cost anything or require any extra hardware. It just looks like the Mede8er insists on using the EDID and removing any option not listed in the EDID, instead of ignoring it.

My Android player calls this feature "Ignoring HDMI EDID" in advanced options.

« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 01:21:13 am by ghandar »

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Re: Is there a way to force 1080p 25/50Hz output?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 08:06:01 am »
Realtek do it this way via the SDK. The 1186 SDK is ages old and no longer supported by Mele, the subcontractor. The world has moved on to ARM based designs and SDK's.