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Posted this question in the HTPC section, but hopefully I will get more views/help here.

My AVR is a Cambridge Audio Azur 540R V3 connected to an InFocus X10 projector via HDMI. I'm trying to connect my pc via component to the AVR and then through to the projector, but when I do and change the source, nothing is found.

However, when I connect the PC to my projector directly, it works perfect.

Is there something I'm missing/my AVR is not capable of?

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If I go into the OSD for the AVR there are a bunch of settings, but I'm not sure what I should be changing.

At the moment I have:

HDMI 1 - Blu-ray player in dvd source

HDMI 2 - PVR in video1 source

And the current settings are:

Input assign menu

S/Comp1 - DVD

S/Comp2 - Video1

Component1 - Cd/Aux

Component2 - Video2

HDMI1 - DVD

HDMI2 - Video1

Input setup menu

DVD - Digital

Video1 - Digital

Video2 - Digital

Tuner - Analogue

Tape/CD - Analogue

CD/Aux - Analogue

6.1 Direct - Analogue

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I'm not sure if that AVR can do upconversion or not, if it can't you will need to run a component lead from the AVR to the projector. Look in the AVR menu for 'video conversion' or something similar.

Hakka.

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I'm not sure if that AVR can do upconversion or not, if it can't you will need to run a component lead from the AVR to the projector. Look in the AVR menu for 'video conversion' or something similar.

Hakka.

I changed input assign menu so that

component2: video2.

then I plug the component cables into the component 2 inputs and switch the source to video2 on the avr with the projector source on hdmi.

I'm guessing the avr is unable to upconvert and take component in and output it through hdmi to the projector?

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Those settings look ok. Connect the PC to component 1 and select cd/aux as the source OR component 2 and select video 2 as the source. You might need to assign an audio input to cd/aux or video 2 depending on which one you are using.

Hakka.

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Those settings look ok. Connect the PC to component 1 and select cd/aux as the source OR component 2 and select video 2 as the source. You might need to assign an audio input to cd/aux or video 2 depending on which one you are using.

Hakka.

Tried that and nothing...

Do I need to change anything from this menu?

Input setup menu

DVD - Digital

Video1 - Digital

Video2 - Digital

Tuner - Analogue

Tape/CD - Analogue

CD/Aux - Analogue

6.1 Direct - Analogue

If I assign component 2 to video 2, do I need to change video2 to analogue or keep it as digital?

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It depends what type of connection you have for audio, if you have a red and a white cable choose analog, if you have an optical or coax cable choose digital.

I did a quick google search and couldn't find any mention of your AVR doing video conversion. You might need to get another component cable.

For now you can run video direct to the projector and audio direct to the AVR if you want.

Hakka.

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It depends what type of connection you have for audio, if you have a red and a white cable choose analog, if you have an optical or coax cable choose digital.

I did a quick google search and couldn't find any mention of your AVR doing video conversion. You might need to get another component cable.

For now you can run video direct to the projector and audio direct to the AVR if you want.

Hakka.

I have no audio at the moment, just trying to do video first.

Found this online though.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question

Can I connect sources to the amp via composite, SVHS, or Component, and route the output to the HDMI output?

Answer

The 340R, 540Rv3 and 640R do not perform any kind of video conversion, so a Composite input will only come out as Composite, an SVHS input will only come out as SVHS, a Component input will only come out as Component, and an HDMI input will only come out as HDMI.

The 650R will perform analogue to HDMI video conversion, thus allowing you to run just one cable to your monitor.

Looks like it won't upconvert.

I guess that means I either need to run a component cable from the avr to the projector, or get a DVI->HDMI converter and then connect the pc to the avr by hdmi and then output by hdmi.

I'm leaning towards the second option because it will be cheaper and better quality, does it sound right to you?

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I'd be happy using either DVI>HDMI or component, I'd go with the cheaper/easiest option.

Just had a look in the jaycar catalog, 10m component cable $59.95, DVI-D to HDMI cable 1.5m $44.95.

Hakka.

amazingly I just found a 10m component cable in my stash!

still having problems though,

now I've got this.

http://img203.imageshack.us/i/18551089.jpg/

I plugged the pc into component 1, changed the settings on the AVR OSD to component1: video 2, then put the source on the avr to video2 and the source on the projector to component still nothing...

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I'm going to run the component cables direct from the pc to the projector, then Ill run my digital coaxial cable from the pc to the avr for sound.

not sure why I didn't think of that earlier and kept trying to go from pc -> avr -> projector

edit:

now running component cable from pc direct to the projector.

I can get 1920 x 1080 resolution, but the picture is sligtly blurry, any ideas how to fix this?

Graphics card driver issue?

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