Post by tschaeikaei on Jun 12, 2017 17:05:44 GMT -5
Do you use digital inputs on your projectors and what projectors do you use? As far as I've tried it, the hacked GTX480 does a good job on mosaic, but only with the two TFT displays that i've tried. I did not see any option on edge blending on mosaic, just the overlap function. No settings for the brightness/ contrast fade that's needed for the seamless blend. If you could burn me one or two eeproms, that would be great. In my case, i think i can be happy with the gaming performance a GTX480 has to offer. But, if there is need for a change afterwards, it is sure possible to copy the mosaic and IDP/ICP setups and use it on another card. Maybe minor adjustments are needed, but i think there should be no great problems.
Post by tschaeikaei on Jun 11, 2017 5:33:55 GMT -5
The problem is, you need a working Mosaic setup to use IDP and ICP. And Mosaic is only activated in the Geforce driver if your card is recognized as a Quadro. You'll need both, a "Quadro" and the expensive software. I have a fully pinned DVI-I cable, but i have no EEPROMS and no device to program it. So, for me , additional hardware is the complicated solution. But still looking forward to see your solution.
Post by tschaeikaei on Jan 11, 2017 9:20:05 GMT -5
Well, that's interesting. I should have knows before i bought mine. Not that the GTX480 isn't capable of what i need (gaming on the blend included), but there are more energy efficient cards. The Fermi series are real energy consumers. Kepler cards (like yours) are much more efficient and should also be faster. You can possibly mod your card into a Quadro K5000, but it requires soldering SMD resistors.
I tried two LCD monitors today on Mosaic. That didn't cause any problems with monitor drivers or EDID data, they were recognized and everything worked fine. One connected via DVI-D and one via VGA to DVI adaptor. So it even works with a digital and a analogue monitor/projector. They only must share a common number of lines, meaning i must set both monitors to as an example (some number) x 1024 on both. That's because of the sidde by side arrangement. If it was a bottom-top blend, they both would of course have to use the same vertical pixel number.
So the problem stays the same. But I'm going to try implementing a different monitor driver or edid using powerstrip again these days, it appears to override everything. Haven't used it for quiet a while, did that back in the day when nvidia did not offer custom resolutions and sync polarity.
Also i think the nvidia control panel and windows display configuration share the same rights. so one is always overriding the others settings. That always caused problems. hoping to use powerstrip as a "master" software here.
Worst case would be to connect an external chip to each Dvi port wihch carries an EDID. Yes Justin, that's exactly what I do. But be aware that everything later than the GTX 400 series only has one DVI port with analogue. The other port on 500 and 600 series cards have 1x DVI-I (analogue+digital) and one DVI-D (digital only).
Post by tschaeikaei on Jan 5, 2017 18:39:18 GMT -5
Hi Justin, these PCI/PCIE Sync Cards are as far as i understand required to syncronize multiple Quadro cards in different PCs. So, if you have a room with say 4 PCs, each with 2 Quadros (connected via sli bracket), you'd need such a sync card for every PC, to sync to the other PCs. Insede one PC, the Quadros are synced via the SLI bridge. That's how you connect 16 projectors and blend them seamlessly to one picture. Again: that's how i understand it.
But my scenario is rather easy: i have one PC, one dual DVI "Quadro" and two projectors. They should be "synced" (if they need to at all) by the V-sync signal.Syncing is in my opinion only needed for 3D via shutter glasses. Like they say in your quote: "synccapable GPUs" I only have one GPU, what should it sync to?
Don't let them confuse you, this whole thing is rather complex and reading all these pdfs (some of them disagreeing with others) costs me lots of nerves, too.
The pdf you linked seems to refer to the newer Quadros only. K/M/P series. Mine was before K (Kepler), it's a plain Quadro 6000, not K6000 or later (M/P).
Hi Case. My card is using the original GTX480 BIOS (which is what you refer to as firmware), the only thing changed is the hardware ID. Hardware- wise, the Quadro 6000 and the GXT480 are exactly the same card, which makes the HWID- mod possible in the first place. The only difference is that the Quadro usually comes with more RAM (usually 6GB), while the GTX 480 comes with 1.5GB. Oh, and the GTX uses 480 pixel shaders instead of 448 (Q6k).
Well, i will not exclude the possibility that it may be my modded card that's causing the trouble. I found a lot of info about modding those Geforce cards, but nothing about a modded card that was reported to successfully run Mosaic.
In that case, there is the possibility to install modded drivers, which are reported to run Mosaic on every card (even untouched Geforce cards). But... i cannot find modded drivers to download.
Hi Case, how do you think this could be ruled out by Immersive Display pro? I am using IDP, but it requires a working Mosaic setup to work. No Gabor, i did not try two LCDs, but will. Often, the simplest ideas are the best.
There should be modified nvidia drivers out there, searched for it, could not find any. Modified in the means of "Mosaic on any Geforce card". Since I'm not sure where my problems come from and since newer drivers don't enable the Mosaic button in the nv system settings. Thanks.
Post by tschaeikaei on Jan 4, 2017 17:16:36 GMT -5
Well yes, found that driver in the Windows library. Installed it, but still a lot of problems. I can choose that resolution i want (or any standard resolution in the list) on both projectors, but every time when i enable Mosaic, the picture gets stretched. Strange, but i'm used to graphics drivers that behave strange. Picture is higher than it should be for the screen. That is set via the projectors geometry menu. Yellow sphere. Mosaic enabled:
Mosaic disabled (that's how it should look like)
To be honest, nothing at all changed with the Sony driver.
Post by tschaeikaei on Jan 4, 2017 15:29:19 GMT -5
Hi Gjaky, I don't have any HDMI cables on this. It is DVI analogue to RGBHV, graphics card directly to the pj. As far as i understand the topic, Windows remembers a display device being connected via resistance (or current) between the RGBHV and ground lines. If not, how would anyone be able to connect a CRT to a graphics card? Such a monitor /projector (without the additional EDID data coming from the pj/mon) is recognized as "default monitor". That "default monitor" is what Mosaic seems to have a problem with.
I can set a custom resolution (1056x800x60 on both projectors like i have now) and it will accept and display that resolution. Next step is to activate Mosaic. It will crash on newer driver instantaneously, but works on version 320.xx. Newer drivers even don't show the Mosaic- Button in the Nvidia control panel. Maybe it's because my card is a hacked GTX480 or maybe it is because of the default monitor.inf, i don't know.
The 320.xx driver has some other issues. It doesn't keep aspect ratio when setting up the blend. I initially set the resolution to 1056x800, everything fine at this stage. Then i activate Mosaic and it stretches my picture, not keeping the aspect ratio where it was before.
Well investigating into the HDM is of no use at all. Funniest thing at this point is that the other projector (with a HDM that never failed before) does exactly the same thing nowadays. Press power, relais click, HV builds up, H-fail LED comes on, off after 1.5s, HV builds up again, tubes fire on. I've checked the two big caps, barclay told me to check. Capacity spot on and... ESR 0,5 and 1 Ohm. I think a 400V cap is ok having 1 Ohm. Since the other projector does the same, I think the HDM with the repaired Q3 does not cause the root of the problem. I've ordered some APT transistors (I'm a absolute pussy with this circuit) and not going to use the MTY there. If anyone has had this fail before, tell me what happened.
Post by tschaeikaei on Oct 31, 2016 4:37:26 GMT -5
Well, i think i can sort out the power supplies as an issue. The connectors where well cleaned last year before i reassembled the projectors and i think the power supplies don't move. They're of course bolted to the chassis.
Admin: I have uploaded a copy of the SM to the digital projector section.
Jan 10, 2017 20:21:56 GMT -5
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ducki: I have the same defect as a cp-x4021n you but can not start it ... I did the same trials with ic202 pc102 and still do not like, I make short pin 1 and 2 of the pc102 and PJ light (orange) goes off ... you can help me with a service manual for this PJ? TNX
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jlb12: pwr switch off = 2(0.0) 3(11.7) 6(.04) 7(.04)
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thespianator: Hi! Could use some help with a Hafler DH-200! Very High DC Offset.
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Oct 12, 2016 19:29:10 GMT -5
Admin: All links in the CRT service manual section should be working again. There may be some other links in individual posts in the forum that may not work and can be repaired if needed. Just ask.
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tschaeikaei: i have a gtx480 which has 2 dvi-i (digital+ analog) and i want to know if i can use 400mhz on every port or (using both with the same frequency) 200mhz per port.
Oct 1, 2016 9:15:14 GMT -5
tschaeikaei: Hey guys, does anyone know if nvidia interates one or two ram dac units into their graphics cards.
Oct 1, 2016 9:14:11 GMT -5
Admin: This was already addressed and there is a thread on it in the service manual section. If a link is not currently working all you have to do is ask. Data is all still there. One drive changed the linking process.
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km987654: Guys do any of these one drive links work? I am not sure what the point of this section is if its a bunch of broken links because the data doesn't exist.
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