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Author Topic: How to create EDID for audio receiver for use with HTPC  (Read 25384 times)
nextorbit

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« on: March 13, 2011, 08:28:29 PM »

Sorry if this is a double post but I am having problems connecting my HTPC to my HDTV through my receiver.  I am using only using HDMI as a connection method.
The 4 items of relevance are: 1.)Sony KDL-46W4150 HDTV   2.)Pioneer Elite VSX-32 Receiver   3.)Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS w/HDMI out   4.)Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

When I connect my HTPC to the HDTV, and boot up, everything works perfectly.  Screen Resolution and positioning are exactly where they need to be.  When I connect to my receiver, at boot I can see the BIOS post screen, but after post, the screen goes black and stays that way.  

Now if I am connected directly to the HDTV and unplug the HDMI and then plug it into the receiver while the HTPC's power is on, it works.  But if I reset the HTPC while it is connected to the receiver, I get a black screen again.  It seems to me that the receiver's EDID info is not recognized by the PC.  So would I create an inf for the receiver using the HDTV's EDID data?  How would I go about doing this and what information would you guys need to help me out?  I would greatly appreciate some feedback.

Here is my Moninfo for Sony HDTV:


Monitor
  Model name............... SONY TV
  Manufacturer............. Sony
  Plug and Play ID......... SNY6101
  Serial number............ n/a
  Manufacture date......... 2008, ISO week 1
  -------------------------
  EDID revision............ 1.3
  Input signal type........ Digital
  Color bit depth.......... Undefined
  Display type............. RGB color
  Screen size.............. 1600 x 900 mm (72.3 in)
  Power management......... Not supported
  Extension blocs.......... 1 (CEA-EXT)
  -------------------------
  DDC/CI................... Not supported

Color characteristics
  Default color space...... Non-sRGB
  Display gamma............ 2.20
  Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.625 - Ry 0.340
  Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.280 - Gy 0.595
  Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.155 - By 0.070
  White point (default).... Wx 0.283 - Wy 0.298
  Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
  Horizontal scan range.... 15-70kHz
  Vertical scan range...... 58-62Hz
  Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
  CVT standard............. Not supported
  GTF standard............. Not supported
  Additional descriptors... None
  Preferred timing......... Yes
  Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1920x1080" 148.500 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
  Detailed timing #1....... 1280x720p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - IBM VGA
     800 x  600p at  60Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  60Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  60Hz - VESA STD
    1400 x 1050p at  60Hz - VESA STD

EIA/CEA-861 Information
  Revision number.......... 3
  IT underscan............. Not supported
  Basic audio.............. Supported
  YCbCr 4:4:4.............. Supported
  YCbCr 4:2:2.............. Supported
  Native formats........... 0
  Detailed timing #1....... 1920x1080i at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
  Detailed timing #2....... 720x480p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
  Detailed timing #3....... 720x480p at 60Hz (4:3)
    Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
  Detailed timing #4....... 1440x480i at 60Hz (4:3)
    Modeline............... "1440x480" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 480 488 494 524 interlace -hsync -vsync

CE video identifiers (VICs) - timing/formats supported
    1920 x 1080p at  60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
    1280 x  720p at  60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
    1920 x 1080i at  60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
     720 x  480p at  60Hz - EDTV (16:9, 32:27)
     720 x  480p at  60Hz - EDTV (4:3, 8:9)
     720 x  480i at  60Hz - Doublescan (16:9, 32:27)
     720 x  480i at  60Hz - Doublescan (4:3, 8:9)
    1920 x 1080p at  24Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - Default (4:3, 1:1)
    NB: NTSC refresh rate = (Hz*1000)/1001

CE audio data (formats supported)
  LPCM    2-channel, 16/20/24 bit depths at 32/44/48 kHz
  AC-3    6-channel,  640k max. bit rate at 32/44/48 kHz

CE speaker allocation data
  Channel configuration.... 2.0
  Front left/right......... Yes
  Front LFE................ No
  Front center............. No
  Rear left/right.......... No
  Rear center.............. No
  Front left/right center.. No
  Rear left/right center... No
  Rear LFE................. No

CE vendor specific data (VSDB)
  IEEE registration number. 0x000C03
  CEC physical address..... 2.0.0.0
  Supports AI (ACP, ISRC).. Yes
  Supports 48bpp........... No
  Supports 36bpp........... No
  Supports 30bpp........... No
  Supports YCbCr 4:4:4..... No
  Supports dual-link DVI... No
  Maximum TMDS clock....... 165MHz

Report information
  Date generated........... 3/13/2011
  Software revision........ 2.59.0.934
  Data source.............. Real-time 0x0021
  Operating system......... 6.1.7601.2.Service Pack 1

Raw data
  00,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,00,4D,D9,01,61,01,01,01,01,01,12,01,03,80,A0,5A,78,0A,0D,C9,A0,57,47,98,27,
  12,48,4C,21,08,00,81,80,90,40,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,02,3A,80,18,71,38,2D,40,58,2C,
  45,00,40,84,63,00,00,1E,01,1D,00,72,51,D0,1E,20,6E,28,55,00,40,84,63,00,00,1E,00,00,00,FD,00,3A,
  3E,0F,46,0F,00,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,00,00,00,FC,00,53,4F,4E,59,20,54,56,0A,20,20,20,20,20,01,74,
  02,03,20,70,49,10,04,05,03,02,07,06,20,01,26,09,07,07,15,07,50,83,01,00,00,66,03,0C,00,20,00,80,
  01,1D,80,18,71,1C,16,20,58,2C,25,00,40,84,63,00,00,9E,8C,0A,D0,8A,20,E0,2D,10,10,3E,96,00,40,84,
  63,00,00,18,8C,0A,D0,8A,20,E0,2D,10,10,3E,96,00,B0,84,43,00,00,18,8C,0A,A0,14,51,F0,16,00,26,7C,
  43,00,B0,84,43,00,00,98,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,28


Here is my Moninfo for Pioneer Receiver:

Monitor
  Model name............... VSX-32
  Windows description...... Generic PnP Monitor
  Manufacturer............. Pioneer
  Plug and Play ID......... PIO0000
  Serial number............ n/a
  Manufacture date......... 2010, ISO week 0
  -------------------------
  EDID revision............ 1.3
  Input signal type........ Digital
  Color bit depth.......... Undefined
  Display type............. RGB color
  Screen size.............. 1600 x 900 mm (72.3 in)
  Power management......... Not supported
  Extension blocs.......... 1 (Reserved - 0x00)
  -------------------------
  DDC/CI................... n/a

Color characteristics
  Default color space...... Non-sRGB
  Display gamma............ 2.20
  Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.625 - Ry 0.340
  Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.280 - Gy 0.595
  Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.155 - By 0.070
  White point (default).... Wx 0.283 - Wy 0.298
  Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
  Horizontal scan range.... 15-70kHz
  Vertical scan range...... 58-62Hz
  Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
  CVT standard............. Not supported
  GTF standard............. Not supported
  Additional descriptors... None
  Preferred timing......... Yes
  Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1920x1080" 148.500 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
  Detailed timing #1....... 1280x720p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - IBM VGA
     800 x  600p at  60Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  60Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  60Hz - VESA STD
    1400 x 1050p at  60Hz - VESA STD

Report information
  Date generated........... 3/13/2011
  Software revision........ 2.59.0.934
  Data source.............. Registry
  Operating system......... 6.1.7601.2.Service Pack 1

Raw data
  00,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,00,41,2F,00,00,01,01,01,01,00,14,01,03,80,A0,5A,78,0A,0D,C9,A0,57,47,98,27,
  12,48,4C,21,08,00,81,80,90,40,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,02,3A,80,18,71,38,2D,40,58,2C,
  45,00,40,84,63,00,00,1E,01,1D,00,72,51,D0,1E,20,6E,28,55,00,40,84,63,00,00,1E,00,00,00,FD,00,3A,
  3E,0F,46,0F,00,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,00,00,00,FC,00,56,53,58,2D,33,32,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,01,EB

« Last Edit: March 13, 2011, 08:46:48 PM by nextorbit » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 05:42:26 AM »

The MonInfo data you provide for the Pioneer is incomplete and incorrect. Connect the Sony to the Pioneer, and connect the PC to the Pioneer, then run MonInfo and save then post the report(s) tagged as "real-time".
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 10:24:20 AM »

I will pull up what I can on the Pioneer receiver when I get home this evening.  Thanks for the reply.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 05:16:13 PM »

Here is the Pioneer Data:


Monitor
  Model name............... VSX-32
  Manufacturer............. Pioneer
  Plug and Play ID......... PIO0000
  Serial number............ n/a
  Manufacture date......... 2010, ISO week 0
  -------------------------
  EDID revision............ 1.3
  Input signal type........ Digital
  Color bit depth.......... Undefined
  Display type............. RGB color
  Screen size.............. 1600 x 900 mm (72.3 in)
  Power management......... Not supported
  Extension blocs.......... 1 (CEA-EXT)
  -------------------------
  DDC/CI................... Not supported

Color characteristics
  Default color space...... Non-sRGB
  Display gamma............ 2.20
  Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.625 - Ry 0.340
  Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.280 - Gy 0.595
  Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.155 - By 0.070
  White point (default).... Wx 0.283 - Wy 0.298
  Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
  Horizontal scan range.... 15-70kHz
  Vertical scan range...... 58-62Hz
  Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
  CVT standard............. Not supported
  GTF standard............. Not supported
  Additional descriptors... None
  Preferred timing......... Yes
  Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1920x1080" 148.500 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
  Detailed timing #1....... 1280x720p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - IBM VGA
     800 x  600p at  60Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  60Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  60Hz - VESA STD
    1400 x 1050p at  60Hz - VESA STD

EIA/CEA-861 Information
  Revision number.......... 3
  IT underscan............. Not supported
  Basic audio.............. Supported
  YCbCr 4:4:4.............. Supported
  YCbCr 4:2:2.............. Supported
  Native formats........... 0
  Detailed timing #1....... 1920x1080i at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
  Detailed timing #2....... 720x480p at 60Hz (16:9)
    Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
  Detailed timing #3....... 720x480p at 60Hz (4:3)
    Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync

CE video identifiers (VICs) - timing/formats supported
    1920 x 1080p at  60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
    1280 x  720p at  60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
    1920 x 1080i at  60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
     720 x  480p at  60Hz - EDTV (16:9, 32:27)
     720 x  480p at  60Hz - EDTV (4:3, 8:9)
     720 x  480i at  60Hz - Doublescan (16:9, 32:27)
     720 x  480i at  60Hz - Doublescan (4:3, 8:9)
    1920 x 1080p at  24Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - Default (4:3, 1:1)
    1440 x  480p at  60Hz - DVD (16:9, 16:27)
    2880 x  480p at  60Hz - Console (16:9, 8:27)
    1440 x  480p at  60Hz - DVD (4:3, 4:9)
    2880 x  480p at  60Hz - Console (4:3, 2:9)
    2880 x  480i at  60Hz - Console (16:9, 8:27-80:27)
    2880 x  480i at  60Hz - Console (4:3, 2:9-20:9)
    NB: NTSC refresh rate = (Hz*1000)/1001

CE audio data (formats supported)
  LPCM    2-channel, 16/20/24 bit depths at 32/44/48/88/96/176/192 kHz
  LPCM    8-channel, 16/20/24 bit depths at 32/44/48/88/96/176/192 kHz
  AC-3    6-channel,  640k max. bit rate at 32/44/48 kHz
  DTS     7-channel, 1536k max. bit rate at 44/48/88/96 kHz
  SACD    6-channel                      at 44 kHz
  DD+     8-channel                      at 44/48 kHz
  DTS-HD  8-channel, 16-bit              at 44/48/88/96/176/192 kHz
  DVD-A   8-channel                      at 44/48/88/96/176/192 kHz

CE speaker allocation data
  Channel configuration.... 7.1
  Front left/right......... Yes
  Front LFE................ Yes
  Front center............. Yes
  Rear left/right.......... Yes
  Rear center.............. No
  Front left/right center.. No
  Rear left/right center... Yes
  Rear LFE................. No

CE vendor specific data (VSDB)
  IEEE registration number. 0x000C03
  CEC physical address..... 1.3.0.0
  Supports AI (ACP, ISRC).. Yes
  Supports 48bpp........... No
  Supports 36bpp........... No
  Supports 30bpp........... No
  Supports YCbCr 4:4:4..... No
  Supports dual-link DVI... No
  Maximum TMDS clock....... 165MHz

Report information
  Date generated........... 3/13/2011
  Software revision........ 2.59.0.934
  Data source.............. Real-time 0x0021
  Operating system......... 6.1.7601.2.Service Pack 1

Raw data
  00,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,00,41,2F,00,00,01,01,01,01,00,14,01,03,80,A0,5A,78,0A,0D,C9,A0,57,47,98,27,
  12,48,4C,21,08,00,81,80,90,40,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,02,3A,80,18,71,38,2D,40,58,2C,
  45,00,40,84,63,00,00,1E,01,1D,00,72,51,D0,1E,20,6E,28,55,00,40,84,63,00,00,1E,00,00,00,FD,00,3A,
  3E,0F,46,0F,00,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,00,00,00,FC,00,56,53,58,2D,33,32,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,01,EB,
  02,03,3B,70,4F,10,04,05,03,02,07,06,20,01,0F,24,0E,23,0B,0A,3B,09,7F,07,0F,7F,07,15,07,50,3E,1E,
  C0,4D,02,00,57,06,00,5F,7E,01,67,7E,00,77,1F,03,83,4F,00,00,66,03,0C,00,13,00,80,01,1D,80,18,71,
  1C,16,20,58,2C,25,00,40,84,63,00,00,9E,8C,0A,D0,8A,20,E0,2D,10,10,3E,96,00,40,84,63,00,00,18,8C,
  0A,D0,8A,20,E0,2D,10,10,3E,96,00,B0,84,43,00,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,9C
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 06:13:36 PM »

So this is an inf to do an EDID override - it combines the base EDID for the Sony with the extended (audio) EDID from the Pioneer.

Code:
; INF file generated by Monitor Asset Manager (2.59.0.945), 3/14/2011
; Copyright (c) EnTech Taiwan, 1995-2011.
; Internet: http://www.entechtaiwan.com

[Version]
Signature="$WINDOWS NT$"
Class=Monitor
ClassGUID={4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Provider=%MFG%
DriverVer=3/14/2011, 1.0.0.0
;CatalogFile=YourSignedCatalogFile.cat

[DestinationDirs]
DefaultDestDir=23

[SourceDisksNames]
1=%DISC%

[SourceDisksFiles]
;YourColorProfileFile.icm

[Manufacturer]
%VENDOR%=EDID_OVERRIDE,NTx86,NTamd64

[EDID_OVERRIDE.NTx86]
%PRODUCTID%=OVERRIDDEN-EDID.Install, MONITOR\SNY6101

[EDID_OVERRIDE.NTamd64]
%PRODUCTID%=OVERRIDDEN-EDID.Install.NTamd64, MONITOR\SNY6101

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID.Install.NTx86]
DelReg=DEL_CURRENT_REG
AddReg=OVERRIDDEN-EDID.AddReg, MODE1, DPMS
CopyFiles=OVERRIDDEN-EDID.CopyFiles

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID.Install.NTamd64]
DelReg=DEL_CURRENT_REG
AddReg=OVERRIDDEN-EDID.AddReg, MODE1, DPMS
CopyFiles=OVERRIDDEN-EDID.CopyFiles

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID.Install.NTx86.HW]
AddReg=OVERRIDDEN-EDID_AddReg

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID.Install.NTamd64.HW]
AddReg=OVERRIDDEN-EDID_AddReg

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID_AddReg]
;Base EDID
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"0",0x01,0x00,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0x00,0x4D,0xD9,0x01,0x61,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x12,0x01,0x03,0x80,0xA0,0x5A,0x78,0x0A,0x0D,0xC9,0xA0,0x57,0x47,0x98,0x27,0x12,0x48,0x4C,0x21,0x08,0x00,0x81,0x80,0x90,0x40,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x02,0x3A,0x80,0x18,0x71,0x38,0x2D,0x40,0x58,0x2C,0x45,0x00,0x40,0x84,0x63,0x00,0x00,0x1E,0x01,0x1D,0x00,0x72,0x51,0xD0,0x1E,0x20,0x6E,0x28,0x55,0x00,0x40,0x84,0x63,0x00,0x00,0x1E,0x00,0x00,0x00,0xFD,0x00,0x3A,0x3E,0x0F,0x46,0x0F,0x00,0x0A,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x00,0x00,0x00,0xFC,0x00,0x53,0x4F,0x4E,0x59,0x20,0x54,0x56,0x0A,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x01,0x74
;Extension bloc #1, e.g., CEA-EXT, DID-EXT, etc.
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"1",0x01,0x02,0x03,0x3B,0x70,0x4F,0x10,0x04,0x05,0x03,0x02,0x07,0x06,0x20,0x01,0x0F,0x24,0x0E,0x23,0x0B,0x0A,0x3B,0x09,0x7F,0x07,0x0F,0x7F,0x07,0x15,0x07,0x50,0x3E,0x1E,0xC0,0x4D,0x02,0x00,0x57,0x06,0x00,0x5F,0x7E,0x01,0x67,0x7E,0x00,0x77,0x1F,0x03,0x83,0x4F,0x00,0x00,0x66,0x03,0x0C,0x00,0x13,0x00,0x80,0x01,0x1D,0x80,0x18,0x71,0x1C,0x16,0x20,0x58,0x2C,0x25,0x00,0x40,0x84,0x63,0x00,0x00,0x9E,0x8C,0x0A,0xD0,0x8A,0x20,0xE0,0x2D,0x10,0x10,0x3E,0x96,0x00,0x40,0x84,0x63,0x00,0x00,0x18,0x8C,0x0A,0xD0,0x8A,0x20,0xE0,0x2D,0x10,0x10,0x3E,0x96,0x00,0xB0,0x84,0x43,0x00,0x00,0x18,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x9C

[DEL_CURRENT_REG]
HKR,MODES
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE
HKR,,MaxResolution
HKR,,DPMS
HKR,,ICMProfile

[DPMS]
HKR,,DPMS,,0

[MODE1]
HKR,,MaxResolution,,"1920,1080"

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1920,1080",Mode1,,"15.0-70.0,58.0-62.0,+,+"

[OVERRIDDEN-EDID.CopyFiles]
;YourColorProfileFile.icm

[Strings]
MFG="EnTech Taiwan"
DISC="Monitor EDID Override Installation Disk"
PRODUCTID="SONY TV (SNY6101 EDID Override)"
VENDOR="Sony"

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 06:37:34 PM »

Ashley,

Thanks again for you help.  Can I now take this information you provided to me and create an inf?  Do I copy and paste this information into notepad, save it as monitor.inf, and then go to device manager and update the driver with this new monitor.inf file?  Are these the steps necessary, or am I missing something?
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 04:43:51 PM »

Quote
...copy and paste this information into notepad, save it as monitor.inf, and then go to device manager and update the diver with this new monitor.inf file...

You do that.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 08:18:11 PM »

Ashley,

I went ahead and did that.  Windows found it to be an unsigned driver and I proceeded anyway.  But after a reboot, the receiver was unable to display the desktop on the TV.  Once again it was just black.  I plugged the HDMI cable back to the TV and it looks like the driver was replaced.  Any suggestions?
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 08:59:43 AM »

The only thing that occurs to me is your display driver does not support EDID overrides. You probably need to hook up a regular monitor as primary and then connect the TV as secondary and see what gives...

If you are able to boot up in Safe Mode, and see what you are doing, go into Device Manager and delete *everything* listed *under* Monitors and Display adapters. Then shut down, connect the PC to the Pioneer, and the Pioneer to the Sony, and power the PC back up.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 01:47:31 PM »

What are you referring to when you say "display driver"?  Do you mean my Nvidia Geforce 8600GTS driver?  I am using the latest build at this time (v266.58).  Is this a common occurrence with Nvidia adapters?  Or are you referring to the Monitor Driver does not support EDID overrides?  In the Nvidia driver panel it is listed as Sony TV, but under device manager it is listed as a standard plug and play monitor.  I'm not sure what you mean.  In regards to booting into safe mode, I would do it but I would not be able to see the options at boot because the splash screen is not displayed.  I only see BIOS POST information then the screen goes black.  If I were to uninstall the monitor driver while connected to the TV, then shut down, then reconnect to the receiver, then boot back up, do you think this would do the trick?  Suggestions?  On a side note, I just want to make sure I created the monitor.inf properly from your previous response.  Just want to be sure there would be nothing else to add to it or to create it in a particular program.  Remember, I just copied the text to notepad, and saved the file as monitor.inf, then installed in device manager under update driver.  Thanks again for you responses.  What do you think?  Probably should have purchased a Sony receiver instead.  At least they seem more plug and play compliant.  JK

One more thing to clarify in your previous post "So this is an inf to do an EDID override - it combines the base EDID for the Sony with the extended (audio) EDID from the Pioneer." The receiver does video and audio passthrough.  You probably knew that.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 06:03:00 PM »

You will know if you installed the edid override correctly if you open Windows Display properties, click Advanced > Monitor, and see "EDID override" in the monitor name.

And by display driver, I did mean the NVidia driver.

Connect directly to the Sony, bypassing the Pioneer altogether, then boot up in Safe Mode and delete things in Device Manager. If you cannot see anything on the Sony (it doesn't support VGA 640x480), you should probably get a PC monitor - even without this problem, you are bound to need it sooner or later.

You want the EDID to combine the video capabilities of the Sony TV with the audio capabilities of the Pioneer.
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 11:16:04 PM »

Ashley,

Thanks again for your responses.  I have tried what you said by uninstalling the display adapter in device manager in safe mode.  Then booting while connected to the receiver.  This did not remedy the situation.  On a side note, you have to install the monitor.inf file in windows prior to safe mode because the device manager has no option for monitors in safe mode.  It looks like Windows doesn't load a driver for displays in this state.  At least it doesn't show one.  Any other suggestions?  If I contact Pioneer about this issue, is there something they can do on their end to update EDID codes on the receiver?  Are they using sub-standard or archaic programing on the flash?  If I were to reach the right people what could I ask them to do in order to prevent this from happening in the future?  Any further comments/suggestions you can add?
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