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Using Runco DHD-LS with Non Runco Display?

 
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pbiancardi




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PostLink    Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:49 am    Post subject: Using Runco DHD-LS with Non Runco Display? Reply with quote


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I just found a Runco DHD-LS standalone video processor (it was originally paired with V-50HD and V-63HD TV's) and I want to play with it for upscaling but all I get is a black screen.

I know Runco controllers were usually only able to be used with their specific projector but they usually had some sort of communication cable between them - this one only hooked up to the Runco display via HDMI. The manual does state that you have to plug it into a specific HDMI port on the Runco TV - can they somehow communicate with each other just over HDMI and lock out non Runco displays? If so is there any way around it? My displays detect a 1080p signal coming from the DHD but all I get is a black screen, no menu no video. At this point I am more curious how they accomplished this over HDMI and if it can be defeated using EDID change or HDCP strip or something like that.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure that you'll find an answer to this. Runco was sold to Planar, and they instantly stopped supporting the old Runco stuff. Runco back in the day was very secretive about their modified software and processors, and gave out very little info. THey always said to go to a dealer, that would want top $$, and likely didn't have a tech answer for you either. Smile
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I tried HDCP stripper plus an HDFury and no go. It appears to be a standard 1080p signal but no picture on display.

I'm really curious how this was accomplished? In 2010 could a display communicate with a video processor over HDMI?
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old's the box? HDMI 1.4 introduced HDMI Ethernet which is a a high-speed bidirectional data communication link (HEC).

That said, even HDMI 1.0 allowed auxiliary data to be sent during the blanking intervals of the video stream. If all the two boxes are doing is a special handshake to ensure they're allowed to work together that amount of data would be very minimal.

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