Abt | iScan VP20 | Owner`s manual | Abt iScan VP20 Owner`s manual

HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEO PROCESSOR & HUB
Owner’s Manual
DVDO BY ANCHOR BAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
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PartsLabor
iScan Video Processors ....................................................................................................................1 Year
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to package it carefully and send it, transportation prepaid by a traceable, insured method, to the Authorized Service Company. Package the product using
adequate padding material to prevent damage in transit. The original container is ideal for this purpose. Include your name, address and telephone number
where you can be reached during business hours.
On all complaints and concerns in the USA call Customer Support at 1-866-423-3836.
For hook-up and operation of your unit or to locate an Authorized Service Company, please call or write:
TECHNICAL SUPPORT DEPARTMENT
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CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA 95008
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To use the Complaint Resolution Program call 1-866-423-3836 and explain to the customer service representative the problem you are experiencing, steps
you have taken to have the product repaired during the warranty period and the name of the authorized Distributor/Dealer from whom the DVDO product
was purchased. After the complaint has been explained to the representative, a resolution number will be issued. Within 40 days of receiving your complaint,
DVDO will investigate the dispute and will either:
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complaint in writing informing you why it will not take any action.
RECORD THE PLACE AND DATE OF PURCHASE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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Purchased From ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
S e ct i o n 1 – G e tt i n g St a r t e d 2
Introduction 2
Document Conventions 2
Unpacking and Inspection 3
Display Compatibility Requirements 3
Installation Guidelines 4
S e ct i o n 2 – B a s i c O p e r a t i o n 5
Front Panel Overview 5
Rear Panel Overview 5
Video Inputs 6
Video Outputs 6
Audio Inputs 6
Audio Outputs 7
Remote Control Overview 7
Curtain Button 7
Remote Control Battery Installation 8
8
Menu Navigation Info Screen 8
Power Supply Input 9
S e ct i o n 3 – S e t u p 10
Initial Set-Up 10
STEP 1 - Power Up 10
STEP 2 - Connect the iScan VP20 to your system 10
STEP 3 - Connecting Your Sources to the iScan VP20 10
VCR/LD Player/DVR 11
DVD Player/DVD Recorder 11
High-Definition Set Top Box or DVR/D-VHS 12
Game Console 13
PC 13
Audio Operation 14
i S C AN V P 2 0
S e ct i o n 4 – M e n u O p t i o n s 15
Input Select 15
Input Aspect Ratio Control 15
Zoom 15
Pan 16
Borders 16
Presets 16
Input Adjust Control 17
Deinterlacing 18
Overscan 18
Line Offset 18
Color Space 19
Input Level 19
VCR Mode 19
HDCP Mode 19
Auto Input Priority Selection Audio Input AV Lip Sync 20
Picture Controls 20
Brightness 20
Contrast 20
Saturation 20
Hue 20
Sharpness 21
Y/C Delay 21
Chroma Filter (Auto CUE-C) 21
19
20
Configuration 21
Test Patterns 21
Auto Standby 21
LED Brightness 21
User Mode 21
Serial Port Rate 22
Factory Default 22
Software Update 23
Information 23
T ABLE OF C ON T EN T S
Output Setup 23
Output Format 23
Output Aspect Ratio Control 24
Sync Type 24
Color Space 24
Output Level 24
Framerate Conversion 24
Border Level 24
HDCP Mode 24
S e ct i o n 5 – A p p e n d i x 25
Non-Volatile Memory Settings 25
System Settings 25
Input/Format Settings 25
Setting up an iScan VP20 Using the Internal Test Patterns
and Avia: Guide to Home Theater Calibration DVD 26
Determining the Correct Output Resolution for Your Display 27
Initial Setup of the iScan to Your Display 28
Display Calibration 30
Source Calibration 31
Record Your Settings 32
Test Pattern Descriptions 32
Troubleshooting 34
S e ct i o n 1 – G e tt i n g St a r t e d
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the iScan VP20 Video Processor powered by ABT. This product delivers
a level of quality among the very highest available today.
We are especially pleased to bring you ABT’s new Precision Video Scaling II. This technology
enables precision upconversion of standard and high definition (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p or 1080i)
video sources and content to the native or optimum resolution of your display, delivering
best-in-class front-of-screen performance. Available output resolutions span from VGA up to
1080p, including the standard HDTV resolutions of 720p and 1080i.
The iScan VP20 can also be upgraded with the Precision Deinterlacing Card which includes ABT’s
new Precision Deinterlacing technology. With this upgrade, the iScan VP20 has reference-quality
deinterlacing for SD video, film and mixed-mode content. This card is a user/dealer-installable
upgrade and it is compatible with both the iScan VP20 and the iScan VP30.
In addition to our own video scaling technology and available deinterlacing technology, the iScan
VP20 also offers a host of other innovative features, including:
•
3 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) inputs and 1 HDMI output
•
Flexible Digital and Analog Audio Switching
•
Precision Audio/Video Time-Delay Synchronization
•
Timebase Correction
•
Framerate Conversion (PAL <—> NTSC)
•
Input and Output Aspect Ratio Controls
•
Flexible Zoom and Pan Controls
This Owner’s Manual can help you set up your new iScan VP20, and give you the information
required to match it to your display. It can also show you how to connect it to and use it with the
other components in your system.
Document Conventions
In this Owner’s Manual, the menu structure is referred to in the following abbreviated form:
Navigating the On Screen Display (Image A)
For example, to adjust the ‘Brightness’ press the ‘Picture Control’ button and then using the up/
down arrow buttons, highlight ‘Brightness’ and press enter to adjust the setting.
If you were changing this value to 5, the abbreviated instructions would read as follows:
Picture Control
_ Brightness _ 5
Unpacking and Inspection
Your iScan VP20 carton should contain the following items:
•
iScan VP20 Video Processor
•
Universal 6V@5A AC-to-DC Power Converter
•
US Power Cord (International Customers, consult your local authorized DVDO reseller)
•
Remote Control
•
iScan VP20 Product Guide
•
iScan VP20 Quick Start Guide
•
Serial Cable for Software Updates and Automation (1:1)
•
Software CD
The iScan VP20 uses an HDMI digital connector to provide a video output signal. You must purchase
a cable to connect this output to your display. Different displays have different input connectors, so
check your display specifications to ensure compatibility.
Both input and output cables can be supplied by your Authorized DVDO Reseller. To find your nearest
Authorized DVDO Reseller, go to www.dvdo.com/res/index.html. There are also a wide selection
of cables and adapters available on our website at www.dvdo.com/pro/pro_acc.html.
Display Compatibility Requirements
DVDO iScan video processing products are compatible with a wide range of displays. These include
digital TVs, projectors, and flat panel displays, as well as other emerging technologies that can support
480p or higher resolution video signals.
To determine if your display is compatible with the DVDO iScan VP20, look to see if it has one of
the digital inputs listed below. If not, then your display may only have analog High Definition inputs
or it is probably limited to receiving a standard NTSC, PAL or SECAM interlaced signal and will
not function correctly with iScan VP20. If your display only has analog High Definition inputs than we
recommend the iScan VP30.
Digital Inputs
HDMI input
DVI-D input
The following types of displays with digital video inputs should be compatible with the iScan VP20 since
a large majority of them can support higher resolution signals:
•Plasma displays
•
LCD-based flat panel and front & rear projection displays
•
DLP-based front & rear projection displays
•
LCoS-based front & rear projection displays (D-ILA™ & SXRD™ included)
•
CRT-based Direct View and front and rear projection displays
Installation Guidelines
Take special care with the iScan VP20 installation to ensure optimal performance. Pay particular attention
to the bulleted items that begin below and to other precautions that appear throughout this guide.
Do . . .
•
Install the iScan VP20 on a solid, flat, level surface such as a table or shelf. You can
also install the iScan VP20 in a standard 19” equipment rack using an optional rack-mount kit available from authorized DVDO resellers or directly from DVDO.
•
Select a dry, well-ventilated location.
•
Use only the included external power supply.
•
Avoid excessive humidity, sudden temperature changes or temperature extremes.
•
Use only accessories recommended by the manufacturer to avoid fire, shock or other hazards.
•Unplug your iScan VP before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Don’t . . .
•Install the iScan VP20 on an unstable surface or one that is unable to support all four of
its feet, unless it is installed in an equipment rack.
•
Stack the iScan VP20 directly above heat-producing equipment such as power amplifiers
or other components that generate heat during use.
•
Expose the iScan VP20 to a high temperatures, humidity, steam, smoke, dampness,
or excessive dust. Avoid installing the iScan VP20 near radiators and other heat producing appliances.
• Install the iScan VP20 near unshielded TV or FM antennas, cable TV decoders, and other RF-emitting devices that might cause interference.
•Place the iScan VP20 on a thick rug or carpet or cover the iScan VP20 with cloth.
This might prevent proper cooling.
• Attempt to service this unit. Instead, disconnect it and contact your Authorized DVDO
Reseller or contact Anchor Bay Technologies directly.
•
Open or remove unit panels or make any adjustments not described in this manual.
Attempting to do so could expose you to dangerous electrical shock or other hazards.
It may also cause damage to your iScan VP20.
•Obstruct the front panel IR receiver window shown in “Remote Control Overview”.
Do not attempt to use the remote control out of line of sight with the IR receiver.
Doing so will cause improper operation.
S e ct i o n 2 – B a s i c O p e r a t i o n
Front Panel Overview
Status LED
IR Window
Front Panel Display (FPD)
Menu
EXIT
MENU
On/Standby Enter
Adjustment Buttons
Up
Exit
Left
Down Right
Status LED – This displays the current state of the iScan VP20
Off = The unit is in standby mode
Red = No signal detected
Blue = The unit is processing the signal
Blinking Blue = There is a problem with HDCP authentication
Green = The unit detects an unsupported signal
Digital Audio
Digital
Component 1
Composite Audio Out Inputs 1, 2
(YPbPr or RGB) S-Video 1 Video 1
(optical) (optical)
Sync 1
Analog Audio
Inputs L, R
On/Standby – This toggles unit power between On and Standby.
Y (G)
Pb (B)
L
Pr (R)
IR Window Status
– This
by the
this window.
LED is where all IR commands
IR Window are received
Front Panel Display
(FPD)iScan. Do not obstruct
Enter
Adjustment Buttons
DC In
OUTPUT
INPUT
1
2
+6V @5A
3
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
1
1
1
Up
Menu
OUTPUT
INPUT
HDMI Output
H DM I
POWER
SYNC
HDMI Inputs
1–3
Power
Sync 2
2
COMPONENT
2
MENU
S-VIDEO
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
Exit
Front Panel Display (FPD) – This is where all information from the on screen display (OSD) is
duplicated to assist in the setup of your iScan.
2
R
2
1
VIDEO
3
4
EXIT
DIG
I TA L A U D I O
SERIAL PORT
Component 2 S-Video 2 Composite Digital
Digital Audio
(YPbPr or RGB)
Video 2
Audio Out Inputs 3, 4
(coaxial) (coaxial)
Serial Port
NOTE: When navigating the OSD, the FPD always shows the current selection on the bottom line and
the menu/submenu item on the top line. When you change a value of a setting, the value is on the
On/Standby
Left
bottom line and the title of the parameter is on the top line.
Down Right
Navigation Keys – These keys are duplicated on the remote control and function exactly the same.
NOTE: Switching Inputs using the Navigation keys – You can switch inputs on the front panel of the
iScan VP20 or using the remote using the navigation keys (v and ^). To do this, press the Down or Up
without pressing the Menu button first.
Rear Panel Overview
Digital Audio
Digital
Component 1
Composite Audio Out Inputs 1, 2
(YPbPr or RGB) S-Video 1 Video 1
(optical) (optical)
Sync 1
Y (G)
DC In
OUTPUT
INPUT
1
HDMI Output
2
+6V @5A
3
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
Pb (B)
2
H DM I
POWER
SYNC
HDMI Inputs
1–3
Power
Sync 2
L
Pr (R)
1
COMPONENT
Analog Audio
Inputs L, R
1
1
1
2
2
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
INPUT
3
VIDEO
R
2
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
4
D I G I TA L A U D I O
Component 2 S-Video 2 Composite Digital
Digital Audio
(YPbPr or RGB)
Video 2
Audio Out Inputs 3, 4
(coaxial) (coaxial)
SERIAL PORT
Serial Port
Video Inputs
The iScan VP20 has nine (9) video inputs.
The inputs and the formats they support are as follows:
•
Video 1 (NTSC, PAL, PAL-M and SECAM)
•
Video 2 (NTSC, PAL, PAL-M and SECAM)
•
S-Video 1 (NTSC, PAL, PAL-M and SECAM)
•
S-Video 2 (NTSC, PAL, PAL-M and SECAM)
•
Component/RGBS 1 (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p@50Hz, 720p@60Hz, 1080i@50Hz, 1080i@60Hz)
•
Component/RGBS 2 (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p@50Hz, 720p@60Hz, 1080i@50Hz, 1080i@60Hz)
•
HDMI 1 (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p@50Hz, 720p@60Hz, 1080i@50Hz, 1080i@60Hz,
VGA/SVGA/XGA@60Hz RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4/ YCbCr 4:2:2)
•
HDMI 2 (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p@50Hz, 720p@60Hz, 1080i@50Hz, 1080i@60Hz,
VGA/SVGA/XGA@60Hz RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4/ YCbCr 4:2:2)
•
HDMI 3 (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p@50Hz, 720p@60Hz, 1080i@50Hz, 1080i@60Hz,
VGA/SVGA/XGA@60Hz RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4/ YCbCr 4:2:2)
Video Outputs
The iScan VP20 has an HDMI digital video output which can output the following signal types:
•
RGB 4:4:4 (8-bit, DVI standard)
•
YCbCr 4:2:2 (10-bit)
•
YCbCr 4:4:4 (8-bit)
To connect the iScan VP20 to a display that has a DVI input, use either an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an
adapter.
Audio Inputs
There are eight (8) audio inputs on the iScan VP20:
•
Two (2) Optical Digital inputs
•
Two (2) Coaxial Digital inputs
•
One (1) Analog (L/R) input
•
Three (3) HDMI inputs
While the digital and analog audio inputs can be assigned to any one of the video inputs, the HDMI
audio inputs are tied directly to the HDMI video signal connected on the same input.
The iScan VP20 accepts digital audio sourced from DVD players, satellite receivers, digital set
top boxes, game consoles, or other digital audio devices. These inputs are compatible with most
consumer digital audio formats, including CD-Audio (44.1kHz/16 bit LPCM), Dolby Digital, and DTS.
The coaxial digital audio inputs are compatible with any format with a sampling frequency between
24kHz and 192kHz, and with a data word structure up to 24 bits in length. The optical digital audio
inputs are compatible with any format with a sampling frequency between 24kHz and 96kHz and
with a data word structure up to 24 bits in length. The HDMI audio inputs are compatible with HDMI
1.1 audio formats.
Audio Outputs
There are two discrete digital audio outputs, one coaxial and one optical. Both are active at the
same time, with the selected input audio stream. The HDMI output carries both audio and video.
Remote Control Overview
For additional information about the functions of these buttons, turn to the pages given in
parentheses ( ). An asterisk (*) indicates this feature will be implemented in future software.
7
Curtain
8
Info
POWER
STANDBY
7
23
INFO
Standby
CURTAIN
Test Patterns
(Left, On/Off, Right)
Output Setup
OUTPUT
SETUP
21
Configuration
TEST PATTERN
Viewing Modes *
Input Aspect
Ratio
Picture Control
PICTURE
CONTROL
17
VIEWING
MODES
Input Adjust
MEMORIES
INPUT
ADJUST
EXIT
Menu
8 Navigation Keys
(Up, Left, Enter, Right, Down)
16
* Aspect
Exit
8
Crop
*
Pan
16
16
ENTER
Border
BORDER
15
15
INPUT
ASPECT
RATIO
MENU
8
21
ON/OFF
CONFIG
20
7
Power
CROP
Zoom
ZOOM
PAN
ASPECT
HDMI 1
4:3
16:9
HDMI 2
COMP 1
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO 1
HDMI 3
COMP 2
S-VIDEO 2
VIDEO 2
4:3
16:9
16
15
Input Select
(HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3,
Component 1, Component 2,
S-Video 1, S-Video 2,
Video 1, Video 2, AUTO)
AUTO
INPUT SELECT
Power/Standby Buttons
The iScan VP20 remote has a Power and a Standby button. The Power button always turns the
iScan VP20 on and the Standby button always put the unit into Standby mode.
Curtain Button
The iScan VP20 remote has a Curtain button which allows you to close a ‘curtain’ over the image.
This feature is especially useful when an image is paused on a display susceptible to burn-in.
Remote Control Battery Installation
The remote control for the iScan VP20 requires two AAA batteries. These should be replaced as
needed. ABT recommends Alkaline batteries because they last longer without leaking.
To install the remote control batteries:
1. Locate the battery compartment on the back of the remote control.
2. Remove the cover from the back. To do this, press the tab attached to the cover and
pull the cover with the guide on the back of the remote control.
3. Remove the old batteries (if applicable).
4. Insert two new AAA batteries in the compartment as shown on the inside of the battery
compartment. Make sure the batteries are correctly inserted, observing the proper polarity.
5. After installation, replace the cover and dispose of the old batteries (if applicable).
Menu Navigation
You can control the iScan VP20 as follows:
• From the front panel controls
• From the iScan VP20 remote control
• From a programmed universal remote control
• Using the serial connection on the back panel
The menu navigation controls on the remote control are duplicated on the front panel of the iScan VP20.
To navigate the menu:
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Use the directional buttons to highlight the parameter you want to change.
3. Press the Enter or Right button to select the parameter and the Up and Down buttons
to change the chosen parameter. Press the Left button to stop adjusting a parameter
and to return to navigating the OSD.
4. Press the Exit button to exit out of the menu/OSD.
Info Screen
Press the Info button to display a window that shows information about the system including:
• Input Status
•
• Signal Type
• Audio Source
• Aspect Ratio
• Output Status
• Resolution
• Frame Rate
• Line Rate
• Aspect Ratio
Video Source
This screen can be helpful during troubleshooting.
Power Supply Input
The iScan VP20 comes with a 6V@5A AC-to-DC converter power supply, which accepts 100-240 VAC
at 50/60Hz.
To attach power to the unit:
1. Attach the removable power cord to the external power supply.
2. Plug the removable power cord into a wall outlet or power conditioner, if applicable.
3. Plug the small connector attached to the cable that comes out of the power supply into the
‘DC In’ port on the back of the iScan VP20. The iScan VP20 should power on and display
‘DVDO iScan VP20 / Powered by ABT’ on the FPD for a couple of seconds.
IMPORTANT: Use only the power supply that came with your iScan VP20, or a replacement
procured directly from ABT.
S e ct i o n 3 – S e t u p
Initial Set-Up
Once you have installed the iScan VP20 into your system, you must properly configure it for the display
device being driven. The iScan VP20 is shipped from the factory with the following preset default settings:
•
Input Select is set to AUTO, to automatically detect an active input in a pre-configured priority.
•
The Digital Video output is selected with RGB 4:4:4 color space
•
The output format is set to ATSC (DTV) 480p
Use either the remote control or the front panel controls to perform the initial setup of the iScan’s
output. The procedure below uses the front panel buttons to perform initial setup.
Accessing the iScan VP20’s OSD is crucial, not only in allowing you to navigate the menu of the iScan
VP20, but also to let you know that the iScan is sending a compatible signal to the display. If the OSD is not
visible on the display’s screen when you press one of the sub-menu buttons on the remote control, then
you must configure the iScan with the Output Setup menu to output a signal that the display can accept.
Use these steps to allow you to see the OSD.
STEP 1 - Power Up
1. Attach the removable power cord to the external power supply.
2. Plug the removable power cord into a wall outlet or power conditioner, if applicable.
3. Plug the small connector attached to the cable that comes out of the power supply
into the iScan VP20. The iScan VP20 should power on and display ‘DVDO iScan VP20 / Powered by ABT’ on the FPD.
STEP 2 - Connect the iScan VP20 to your system
Displays with a DVI or HDMI Input
The default output on the iScan VP20 is digital RGB 4:4:4 (DVI Standard). If you have changed this
setting, follow these instructions to change the settings back.
1. Press the Menu button on the front panel of the iScan VP20 once. You should see
‘Main Menu / Input Select’ on the FPD.
2. Press the Up button twice. You should see ‘Main Menu / Configuration’ on the FPD.
3. Press the Right button. You should see ‘Configuration / Test Pattern’ on the FPD.
4. Press the Down button until you see ‘Configuration / Factory Default’ on the FPD.
5. Press the Right button and you should see ‘Factory Default / No’. Press the Down button
once so that ‘Factory Default / Yes’ is displayed on the FPD. Press the Enter button and
the unit will reset to factory default settings and you should see the iScan VP20’s
On Screen Display (OSD) on your screen.
STEP 3 - Connecting Your Sources to the iScan VP20
Up to 9 video sources can be connected to the iScan VP20. Use the following suggestions for
connections to several popular video sources.
10
VCR/LD Player/DVR
VCR/LD Player/DVR
12:00
S-Video
VIDEO
Composite
Video
L
L-Analog
Audio
AUDIO
R
IN
R-Analog
Audio
OUT
Y (G)
DC In
OUTPUT
INPUT
2
1
+6V @5A
3
H DM I
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
POWER
Pb (B)
L
Pr (R)
2
SYNC
1
1
2
2
COMPONENT
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
INPUT
3
VIDEO
R
2
1
1
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
4
D I G I TA L A U D I O
SERIAL PORT
Back of iScan VP20
NOTE: Some VCRs and LD players have S-Video outputs. These give an improved picture from these sources.
If your LD player or DVR has a digital audio output, ABT recommends you use that connection.
DVD Player/DVD Recorder
DVD Player/DVD Recorder
DVI-D OUT (HDCP)
HDMI OUT
DVI-D
DVI HDMI
COMPONENT OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
HDMI
HDMI
Optical
Audio
Coaxial
Audio
HDMI
Y (G)
DC In
OUTPUT
1
INPUT
2
H DM I
+6V @5A
3
POWER
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
Pb (B)
2
SYNC
L
Pr (R)
1
COMPONENT
1
1
1
2
2
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
3
VIDEO
R
2
INPUT
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
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D I G I TA L A U D I O
SERIAL PORT
Back of iScan VP20
NOTE: If you have a display with an HDMI/DVI input, ABT recommends you use the DVI/HDMI output of
your DVD player with the player’s output resolution set to the lowest output resolution (preferably 480i.
With a component connection, set the player’s output to 480i, minimizing the amount of processing done in
the player.
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High-Definition Set Top Box or DVR/D-VHS
COMPONENT OUT
Y (G)
DC In
OUTPUT
1
INPUT
2
H DM I
+6V @5A
3
POWER
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
Pb (B)
2
SYNC
L
Pr (R)
1
1
1
1
2
2
COMPONENT
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
3
VIDEO
R
2
INPUT
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
4
D I G I TA L A U D I O
SERIAL PORT
Back of iScan VP20
NOTE: Some set top boxes require you to switch the output resolution. This means that if you are
watching an HD channel you must manually switch the output resolution to 720p/1080i, or if you
are watching an SD channel, you must manually switch the output resolution to 480i or 480p, 480i
preferably.
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Game Console
Game Console
Proprietary
HDTV
AV Pack
Optical
Audio
Component
Y (G)
DC In
OUTPUT
1
INPUT
2
+6V @5A
3
H DM I
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
POWER
Pb (B)
L
Pr (R)
1
1
2
SYNC
1
1
2
2
COMPONENT
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
3
VIDEO
R
2
INPUT
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
4
D I G I TA L A U D I O
SERIAL PORT
Back of iScan VP20
NOTE: Set the game console to output all resolutions (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i)
PC
PC
DVI-D
DVI-D
DVIHDMI
Y (G)
DC In
OUTPUT
1
INPUT
2
H DM I
Coaxial
Audio
Optical
Audio
+6V @5A
3
POWER
I 1
N
P
U
T
S 2
Pb (B)
2
SYNC
L
Pr (R)
1
COMPONENT
1
1
1
2
2
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
3
VIDEO
R
2
INPUT
ANALOG AUDIO INPUT
4
D I G I TA L A U D I O
SERIAL PORT
Back of iScan VP20
NOTE: Only 480p/576p/720p/1080i/VGA (640x480)/SVGA (800x600)/XGA (1024x768) resolutions are
supported at 60Hz.
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Audio Operation
The iScan VP20 features an audio delay function to exactly match the video delay incurred by the
video processing. The iScan VP20 accepts four discrete digital audio inputs, two optical (Audio 1, 2)
and two coaxial (Audio 3 and 4) inputs, one analog audio input and three HDMI audio inputs. The
locations of the audio inputs are shown on the back panel diagrams earlier in this product guide.
The factory default audio assignment is as follows:
Audio 1 (optical): Component 1
Audio 2 (optical): S-Video 1
Audio 3 (coaxial): S-Video 2
Audio 4 (coaxial): Component 2
Stereo (analog): Video 1
NOTE: The HDMI audio inputs can only be assigned to the same HDMI video input although any of the
other audio inputs can be assigned to any of the HDMI video inputs.You can assign a Digital Audio
input to each Video input in the following manner:
You can assign an audio input to each Video input in the following manner:
1.Select a video input on the remote control.
2. Select Audio 1, 2, 3, 4, Stereo, HDMI or Off from the ‘Input Adjust/Audio Input’ menu.
NOTE: If an analog video input is selected, the HDMI option will not be available.
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S e ct i o n 4 – M e n u O p t i o n s
Input Select
There are nine video inputs on the iScan VP20:
•
VIDEO 1 Video 1 (Composite)
•
VIDEO 2 Video 2 (Composite)
•S-VIDEO 1 S-Video 1
•S-VIDEO 2 S-Video 2
•
COMPONENT 1 Component/RGBs 1
•
COMPONENT 2 Component/RGBs 2
•
HDMI 1
HDMI 1
•
HDMI 2
HDMI 2
•
HDMI 3
HDMI 3
•AUTO Automatic active input detection and selection
These inputs can be accessed in five different ways:
•Using the front panel using the Up and Down buttons
•Using the remote control with the direct access buttons
•Using a universal remote programmed with the discrete codes
•Using the OSD from the front panel or from the remote to access the Input Select menu
•
Using RS232 Serial Automation Protocol described in the appendix.
Input Aspect Ratio Control
The Input Aspect Ratio control selects the aspect ratio for the current input signal. The iScan VP20
automatically converts from the selected input aspect ratio to the selected output aspect ratio.
NOTE: The Zoom and Pan functions are applied to the input signal, not the output. This is an
important consideration, especially for the Pan function. For example: If you do not zoom a full
frame image more than 100%, there is nothing to pan. However, if part of the image is not on the
screen, then the Pan function will work.
Zoom
The Zoom function zooms in on or magnifies the image on your display. The minimum zoom is 100%,
(no zooming); the maximum zoom is 150% (zoom magnification factor of 1.5X). Zoom controls can
be accessed by using the OSD or by using the direct access button on the remote control.
On the remote control, push the Zoom button followed by the Up/Down buttons to vertically zoom
the image or the Left/Right buttons to horizontally zoom the image. The amount of horizontal and
vertical adjustment will be displayed on the front panel display.
Using the OSD, select the control that you would like to adjust, Horizontal or Vertical zoom, and
push the Enter button to show the current Zoom setting. Push the Up and Down button to increase
or decrease the zooming factor. Zoom can only increase the size of the image.
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Pan
The Pan function allows the image to be shifted up, down, left and right. Note that the Pan function
can only be used after the image has been zoomed to any value greater than 100%. Pan controls
can be accessed by using the OSD or by using the direct access button on the remote control.
On the remote control, push the Pan button followed by the Up/Down buttons to vertically pan
the image or the Left/Right buttons to horizontally pan the image. The amount of horizontal
and vertical adjustment will be displayed on the front panel display.
Using the OSD, select the control that you would like to adjust, Horizontal or Vertical pan, and
push the Enter button to show the current Pan setting. Push the Up and Down button to increase
or decrease the panning factor.
Borders
The Borders function allows you to add horizontal and/or vertical borders around the image. These
borders obscure part of the input image. Certain input-to-output aspect ratios already result in left/
right or top/bottom border being added. This control allows the system-generated borders to be
extended, or for borders to be added when none exist. As the borders are adjusted (see below) the
iScan temporarily increases the gray level of the borders so that they are visible during the adjustment process. The level will return to normal after the adjustment has ceased.
Horizontal Border Control: Push the Up button to move the left and right borders towards the
middle of the image, increasing the border width and cutting off the sides of the input image. Push
the Down button to move the left and right borders away from the image and decreases their width.
If there are system-generated left/right borders already present (for example, when the input aspect
ratio is 4:3 and the output aspect ratio is 16:9), the border width cannot be decreased beyond the
base width created by the aspect ratio conversion.
Vertical Border Control: Push the Up button to move the top and bottom borders towards the
middle of the image, increasing the border height and cutting off the sides of the input image. Push
the Down button to move the top and bottom borders away from the image and decrease their
height. If there are system-generated top/bottom borders already present (for example, when the
input aspect ratio is 16:9 and the output aspect ratio is 4:3), the border height cannot be decreased
beyond the base height created by the aspect ratio conversion.
Borders are automatically added by the system when the Active Input Aspect Ratio is not the same as
the Output Aspect Ratio as explained earlier in this guide. However you can add more borders using
the Borders menu.
Presets
You can specify the Input Aspect Ratio by using the Presets or Manually.
Using Presets
You can use Presets with either the OSD or the Remote Control Input Aspect Ratio button. Refer to
the Preset sub-menu in the Input AR menu for doing this with the OSD. The remote control operation
is described below.
•
4:3
Selects 4:3 Full Frame without OSD.
•
16:9
Selects 16:9 Full Frame without OSD.
Pushing the Input Aspect Ratio button repeatedly toggles between 4:3 Full Frame, Letterbox, 16:9
Full Frame, Preset 1 through Preset 10 and User.
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The ten user-defined preset value selections (Preset 1 - 10) are stored in non-volatile memory and
are always available.
Each of these presets consists of the following:
•
Zoom parameter
• Pan parameter
• Borders
The User preset selection is also stored in non-volatile memory. However the User selection is
always updated after you modify any pre-defined aspect ratio setting. In order to permanently keep a
custom aspect ratio setting, you must save it to one of the four preset selections.
Setting the Input Aspect Ratio Manually
You can set the following parameters manually:
•
Zoom factor
• Pan parameter
•
Borders (horizontal and vertical)
Save User-defined presets as follows:
•
Customize the aspect ratio manually (refer to Setting the Input Aspect Ratio Manually above).
•
Select one of the presets from the ‘Save User To’ menu. Confirm the action by selecting Yes.
•
There are 10 user-definable presets available.
NOTE: Be careful, because saving to a preset deletes the previous preset.
If you have not customized the aspect ratio, and the current aspect ratio settings are the same as a
system defined preset. In this case, the system will not allow you to save the preset setting.
Input Adjust Control
Push the Input Adjust button once to show the current input adjustment function. You can cycle
through the available functions by pushing this button repeatedly.
The available ‘input adjust’ functions are as follows:
• Deinterlacing
• Overscan
• Line Offset
•
Color Space
• Input Level
•
VCR mode
•
HDMI Config
• Auto Priority
• Audio Input
• AV Lip Sync
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Deinterlacing
There are several deinterlacing modes available on the iScan VP20, ‘Film Bias’ Mode, ‘Video’ Mode
and ‘Auto’ Mode. With the addition of the Precision Deinterlacing Card there are several additional
modes added; 2:2 Even, 2:2 Odd, Game Mode 1 and Game Mode 2. The functions of these modes
are described below:
•
Auto – This mode is the default. ‘Auto’ represents the best balance between automatic detection
of film and video sources, bad edit detection, and identification of mixed-mode sources.
This mode should be used when the content may be a mix of film and video content or you are
not sure.
•
Film Bias Mode – This mode is intended for use on content that is known to be film-based.
•
Video Mode – This mode is intended for use on content that is known to be video-based.
•
2:2 Even – This mode should be used when the user knows that the source is high-quality
2:2 pulldown (i.e. film-based content played back in a country with a 50Hz video standard)
and wants to avoid any loss of cadence lock while watching that source. This mode weaves
two adjacent fields together starting with an even field and combining it with the following odd
field. This will provide a higher quality overall signal than the ‘Auto’ or ‘Film Mode’ settings,
providing that the source really is 2:2 pulldown and does not have bad edits. Only one of the
‘2:2’ Deinterlacing settings is correct for any given source and the correct mode can be
chosen by simply trying both of them and selecting the one which does not result in combing
artifacts.*
•
2:2 Odd – This mode is very similar to ‘2:2 Even’ except that that this weaves two adjacent fields
together starting with an odd field and combining it with the following even field.*
•
Game Mode 1 – This mode is intended for use with game consoles (like those from Sony,
Microsoft and Nintendo). This mode gives you minimal latency with edge-adaptive processing.
The total amount of delay with source-locked output mode set on the VP20 is about half a frame
of delay. Unlocked frame rates will increase this delay.*
•
Game Mode 2 – This mode is intended for use with game consoles (like those from Sony,
Microsoft and Nintendo). This mode gives you minimal latency with both motion and edgeadaptive processing. The total amount of delay with source-locked output mode set on the
VP20 is about one and a half frames of delay. Unlocked frame rates will increase this delay.*
*Only accessible when the Precision Deinterlacing Card is installed
Overscan
The Overscan function scales the input image proportionally in both vertical and horizontal
dimensions by the user-specified overscan factor. The purpose of Overscan is to remove unwanted
image portions around the perimeter of the image. The default overscan value is 0, which means
100% of the input image is shown. The maximum overscan value is 20 which means the input image
is scaled up by 120%.
To adjust the overscan level:
1. Push the Up or Down button. The current level is shown.
2. Push the Up or Down button to decrease or increase the amount of overscan. The Overscan value is applied to all input aspect ratios and is independent of the Zoom value.
Line Offset
The line offset adjustment allows the user to vertically adjust the image, when the input signal is
480i or 576i on the HDMI Input. This function can be set independently for both 480i and 576i input
formats.
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Color Space
The color space setting allows the user to specify what the input signal is on the HDMI inputs. The
options are:
• RGB
•
YCbCr 4:2:2
•
YCbCr 4:4:4
• Auto
Input Level
The input level setting allows the user to specify the levels of the input signal, either Video (16-235)
or PC (0-255). This control only works with an input signal that has RGB color space.
•
• PC
Video
VCR Mode
VCR Mode decouples the output timing completely from the input timing to ensure a stable output
from the iScan VP20 for VCR playback especially during trick-play modes (play forward, play reverse,
still/pause).
•
On – Output timing is decoupled from the input timing regardless of Frame Rate settings.
•
Off – Output timing is dependent on Frame Rate settings.
•
Auto - Turns on VCR Mode if a VCR source is detected.
HDMI Config
HDCP Mode
There are two HDCP modes:
•
Off: HDCP is disabled at the iScan VP20’s HDMI input. Some sources turn off HDCP in this case
and the iScan VP20 drives a non-HDCP DVI display or an analog display.
•
On: The iScan VP20 continuously looks for a HDCP source on its HDMI input.
NOTE: The iScan VP20 is not designed to remove HDCP from a protected signal. If this setting is set
to ‘On’ make sure that the corresponding HDCP Mode setting on the output is also set to ‘On’
Auto Frame AR
In addition to carrying audio and video, HDMI can carry other information, like aspect ratio (AR).
If you would like the iScan VP20 to automatically set the AR based on the information on the HDMI
signal, than set this setting to ‘On.’ This AR information can be wrong or implemented incorrectly, so
this setting is defaulted to ‘Off’.
Auto Color Space
In addition to carrying audio and video, HDMI can carry other information, like color space. If you
would like the iScan VP20 to automatically set the AR based on the information on the HDMI signal,
than set this setting to ‘On’, which is the default.
Auto Input Priority Selection
The Auto Input Priority Selection function assigns different priorities to the video input’s automatic
active video selection mode (AUTO in Input Select menu). First select the video input, then change
the priority of that input.
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1 - Press the Down button. The first video input VIDEO 1 is shown.
2 - Press the Enter button to view the current priority of the selected input.
3 - Press the Up or Down button to change the priority of the selected input.
4 - Press the Exit button again to complete the priority assignment.
5 - Repeat Steps 1 through 4 to select the next video input and adjust the priority setting.
Audio Input
The Audio Input function assigns an audio input to the currently selected video input. Four digital
audio inputs and a single analog audio input are available. The HDMI inputs can accept both
audio and video.
To assign the audio input to another video input, push the Down button. The front panel display
(FPD) shows the current setting. For more info about how to assign an audio input to a video input,
refer to Audio Input Operation.
AV Lip Sync
The iScan VP20 automatically delays the input audio to match the video processing delay. You can
choose to increase or decrease the audio delay by changing this setting. Push the Up or Down
button to display the current additional bias delay setting (default 0). Up to 200 milliseconds of
delay can always be added to the audio signal after the iScan has compensated for the video delay.
Use the Up or Down button to increase or decrease the delay in milliseconds.
NOTE: The total audio delay cannot be less than zero, that is, the iScan cannot have negative audio
delay. If you choose to decrease the automatic delay setting by a certain amount, this value could
be changed by the iScan in situations where the iScan’s calculated delay plus the specified additional
delay results in a value less than zero.
Picture Controls
For each input there are different picture memories for each accepted input resolution.
Brightness
This control adjusts the brightness (black level) of the overall image output from the iScan VP20.
If you turn it up too high, it may make black look gray. In general, you should adjust this up until
you see the black areas of your display turn gray and then back it down just below that point.
Default setting is 0 (midrange).
Contrast
Contrast adjusts the ratio between white and black signal levels and is effective as a gain control.
The difference between this and the Brightness control is that this adjusts the difference between
the brightest and darkest part of the image. Note that all displays have a maximum white level.
Going beyond this level only “clips” the upper gray levels and you will lose color resolution at the
brighter levels. Adjust this control up until you see the brighter levels of the image begin to wash out.
At this point, back it down just below that point. The default setting is 0 (midrange).
Saturation
The iScan VP20 allows you to control the saturation of the image independent of the display.
Saturation is the same as the “Color” control on most TVs and controls the richness of the color in the
image. The default setting is 0 (midrange).
Hue
As with Saturation, hue can also be controlled independent of the display. Hue is the same as the
“Tint” control found on most TVs and controls how colors are displayed in the image. The Hue control
is not available for Component or PAL/SECAM inputs. The default setting is 0 (midrange).
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Sharpness
The Sharpness setting adjusts the sharpness of the selected input signal. The default setting is 0.
Y/C Delay
Sometimes there is a lag between the Luminance (Y) and the Chrominance (Pb/Pr or Cb/Cr) of
the video signal. This causes a color “smearing” because the color component of the image is not
lining up properly to the black and white luminance component of the image. The iScan VP20 can
compensate for these errors in the source signal by shifting the phase of the Y with respect to the C,
forward or backward to align them properly.
Use the Down and Up buttons to adjust the phase and observe the effects on your display to obtain
the optimal setting. The default is 0.
Chroma Filter (Auto CUE-C)
This feature removes chroma upsampling errors (CUE) found in video sources which have been MPEG
encoded and then improperly decoded.
•
Off - No chroma filtering. Use this setting if the source does not have a CUE problem.
•
On - Chroma filtering is always on. Use this setting if the source is known to have a CUE problem.
•Auto - Automatic chroma error detection and correction. Use this setting when you don’t know
if a source has a CUE problem. Also use this setting for all digital sources which use MPEG2
decoders (DVD players, digital satellite receivers, and so on.) as it will also detect and correct chroma errors created by all sources of this type when the source is encoded as interlaced
(also sometimes called Interlaced Chroma Problem, or ICP).
Configuration
Test Patterns
The iScan VP20 has 13 internal test patterns to assist in the setup of your individual sources and
your display. To learn more about how to use the internal test patterns, refer to the section
Setting up an iScan VP20 Using the Internal Test Patterns and the AVIA DVD. To turn the test
patterns on and off, use the Test Pattern On/Off button.
To navigate backwards and forwards through the available test patterns use the < and > buttons,
respectively.
Auto Standby
The default setting is ‘Off’, which means iScan VP20 is always in Active mode, regardless of the
activity state of the selected input. If Auto Standby is ‘On’, the iScan VP20 goes into Standby mode
30 seconds after the selected input becomes inactive. To see the current setting, press Up or Down.
Then press the same button again to change the setting.
LED Brightness
This selection allows the user to configure the behavior of the Front Panel LED brightness. The
‘Normal’ parameter adjusts the brightness of the Front Panel LED when the menu is being navigated.
The ‘Navigate’ parameter adjusts the brightness of the Front Panel LED during normal usage, when
the menu is not being navigated.
User Mode
You have limited access to the output timing controls in ‘Normal’ mode. In ‘Advanced’ user mode, you
have access to the complete set of output timing controls. Push the Down button to see the current
setting and the FPD displays either ‘Normal’ or ‘Advanced’ user level. Push the Down button again to
select the alternate mode.
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Serial Port Rate
The serial port is used by the automation system controllers to control the iScan VP20. The serial port
baud rate defaults to 19200 bps, but can be changed using the Up or Down button.
The supported baud rates are:
•
4800 bps (4.8K)
•
9600 bps (9.6K)
•
14400 bps (14.4K)
•
19200 bps (19.2K)
•
38400 bps (38.4K)
•
57600 bps (57.6K)
Factory Default
The Factory Default option allows you to reset system settings to the factory default.
1- Press either the Up or Down button. The FPD displays ‘No’.
2- Press the same button to switch to ‘Yes’.
3- Confirm this selection by pressing the Enter button.
The default factory settings are as follows:
•
Input Selection : Auto
•
Input Aspect Ratio : 4:3 for 480i/p and 576i/p inputs, 16:9 for 720p and 1080i inputs
•
Picture Controls : midrange (0)
•
Chroma Filter (CUEC) : Auto
•
Output Aspect Ratio : (16:9)
•
Output Resolution : 480P
•
Output Color Space : RGB 4:4:4
•
Auto Standby : Off
•Frame Rate
•
60Hz input - 1:1 source-locked output
•
50Hz input - unlocked at 59.94 Hz
•
User Mode : Normal
•
Video Input Priority Settings :
•1 – Component 1
• 2 – Component 2
• 3 – S-Video 1
• 4 – S-Video 2
• 5 – Video 1
• 6 – Video 2
• 7 – HDMI 1
• 8 – HDMI 2
• 9 – HDMI 3
•Digital Audio Input Assignment
• Component 1 – Audio 1
• Component 2 – Audio 4
•S -Video 1 – Audio 2
•S -Video 2 – Audio 3
• Video 1 – Analog
• Video 2 – Off
• HDMI 1 – HDMI 1
• HDMI 2 – HDMI 2
• HDMI 3 – HDMI 3
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Software Update
Use this parameter to install the latest software into your iScan VP20. The latest software is
available at www.dvdo.com/update. The website includes complete download install instructions.
Information
This setting shows information about the system including:
Input Status
•
Video Source
•Signal Type
•Audio Source
•Aspect Ratio
Output Status
•Resolution
•Frame Rate
•Line Rate
•Aspect Ratio
This screen is helpful during troubleshooting.
Output Setup
Output Format
Push the Down to show the current output format. Push the Down button again to show the next item
on the list shown in Table 5. You cannot select the format until you press the Exit button. Press the
Enter button again to select the output timing controls, explained in the Output Timing section.
Table 1. Preset Formats and Characteristics
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Horizontal
Vertical
Scan
Resolution
Resolution
Type
720
480
P
1920
540
P
720
576
P
1280
720 (720p–50)
P
1280
720 (720p–60)
P
1920
1080 (1080i–50)
I
1920
1080 (1080i–60)
I
1920
1080 (1080p–50)
P
1920
1080 (1080p–60)
P
640
480
P
1024
768
P
852
480
P
1366
168
P
1280
168
P
1024
1024
P
1024
576
P
1360
768
P
Output Aspect Ratio Control
There are two controls for Output Aspect Ratio (OAR):
•
4:3
•
16:9
Sync Type
The Sync Type option sets the synchronization signal type of the output format. Press the Up or Down
button to show the current sync type. Press the same button again to move to the next sync type.
Currently, the iScan supports four sync types:
•
H+V+ Positive Hsync and Positive Vsync
•
H+V- Positive Hsync and Negative Vsync
•
H-V+ Negative Hsync and Positive Vsync
•
H-V- Negative Hsync and Negative Vsync
Color Space
The color space parameter sets the color space of the output format. Press the Up or Down button
to show the current color space. Press the same button again to select the alternate color space.
Two digital color space options are supported: RGB (default) and YCbCr (both 4:2:2 and 4:4:4).
Output Level
The output level setting allows the user to specify the levels of the output signal, either Video
(16-235) or PC (0-255)
Framerate Conversion
This parameter enables frame rate conversion. There are two sets of controls, one for 50Hz input
sources and one for 60Hz input sources.
For 50Hz sources, the output frame rate can be either 50Hz or unlocked at 60Hz, which allows the
user to view PAL/SECAM content on an NTSC display.
For 60Hz sources, the output frame rate can be either 60Hz or unlocked at 50Hz, which allows the
user to view NTSC content on a PAL/SECAM display.
Border Level
The border level setting is global, that is, there is only one border level setting for the system.
To adjust the border level, push the Up or Down button. The current level is shown. The default value
is ‘0’. Push the Up or Down button to decrease or increase the border level.
HDCP Mode
There are two HDCP modes:
•
Off: HDCP is disabled at the iScan VP20’s HDMI output.
•
On: The iScan VP20 continuously looks for a HDCP display device on its HDMI output.
NOTE: The iScan VP20 is not designed to remove HDCP from a protected signal. If this setting is set
to ‘On’ make sure that the corresponding HDCP Mode setting on the output is also set to ‘On’
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Non-Volatile Memory Settings
The iScan VP20 stores a variety of user settings in non-volatile memory. Non-volatile memory
retains its contents when power is lost. There is one group of system settings and one group of user
settings.
System Settings
Table 2. shows System settings.
Table 2. System Settings
Setting
Description
Active Input
One of many VP20 inputs or Auto Active Input
Auto StandBy
Off or On
Video Priority
Priority list of inputs when Auto Active Input is on
User Mode
Normal or Advanced
Border Level
Blank to quarter gray
Test Pattern Generator
Current selected test pattern
Serial Port Bit Rate
Select an available baud rates.
Input/Format Settings
The iScan VP20 supports an independent set of saved settings based on input and format as shown
in Table 3.
Table 3. Input/Format Settings
Settings
1
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Input
Composite 1
Format
NTSC
2
Composite 2
PAL/SECAM
3
S-Video 1
NTSC
4
S-Video 2
PAL/SECAM
5
Component / RGBS 1
480i (NTSC)
6
Component / RGBS 1
576i (PAL/SECAM)
7
Component / RGBS 1
480p (NTSC)
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Component / RGBS 1
576p (PAL/SECAM)
9
Component / RGBS 1
720p (ATSC)
10
Component / RGBS 1
1080i (ATSC)
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Component / RGBS 2
480i (NTSC)
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Component / RGBS 2
576i (PAL/SECAM)
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Component / RGBS 2
480p (NTSC)
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Component / RGBS 2
576p (PAL/SECAM)
15
Component / RGBS 2
720p (ATSC)
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Component / RGBS 2
1080i (ATSC)
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HDMI 1
480i (NTSC)
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HDMI 1
576i (PAL/SECAM)
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HDMI 1
480p (NTSC)
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HDMI 1
576p (PAL/SECAM)
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HDMI 1
720p (ATSC)
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HDMI 1
1080i (ATSC)
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HDMI 1
VGA
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HDMI 1
SVGA
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HDMI 1
XGA
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HDMI 2
480i (NTSC)
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HDMI 2
576i (PAL/SECAM)
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HDMI 2
480p (NTSC)
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HDMI 2
576p (PAL/SECAM)
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HDMI 2
720p (ATSC)
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HDMI 2
1080i (ATSC)
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HDMI 2
VGA
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HDMI 2
SVGA
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HDMI 2
XGA
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HDMI 3
480i (NTSC)
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HDMI 3
576i (PAL/SECAM)
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HDMI 3
480p (NTSC)
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HDMI 3
576p (PAL/SECAM)
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HDMI 3
720p (ATSC)
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HDMI 3
1080i (ATSC)
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HDMI 3
VGA
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HDMI 3
SVGA
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HDMI 3
XGA
There is a separate set of settings not just for each input but for each format as well. This provides
a lot of flexibility but is complex. For example, you can make settings for an input with an NTSC
source, but when the source is changed to PAL, you must specify new settings.
Each input/format settings contains the information shown in Table 4.
Table 4. Format Settings
Setting
Description
Picture Control
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Chroma Error Correction
Audio Select
Audio 1 - 4, Analog, HDMI
Audio Delay
Overscan
VCR Mode
Deinterlacing
Input AR Preset
User Preset
Preset 1-10 or User Preset
User AR
Hor. Zoom
Hor. Zoom
Vert. Zoom
Vert. Zoom
Hor. Pan
Hor. Pan
Vert. Pan
Vert. Pan
Hor. Borders
Hor. Borders
Vert. Borders
Vert. Borders
There is only one set of presets (Preset 1 through Preset 10) for the whole system. However the
User Preset is per input and per format.
Setting up an iScan VP20 Using the Internal Test Patterns and Avia:
Guide to Home Theater Calibration DVD
The iScan VP20 has 13 built-in test patterns to assist in the setup of your display and your individual
sources. ABT recommends that you use the Avia: Guide to Home Theater DVD to assist in this setup.
This DVD can be purchased directly from DVDO at http://www.dvdo.com/companion/avia.php.
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Determining the Correct Output Resolution for Your Display:
Determine the optimum output resolution to set your iScan VP20 to get the best picture from your
display. To do this correctly, you must know what the native resolution or maximum resolution of your
display. Native resolution refers to the actual pixel count of a fixed pixel display. Fixed pixel display
technologies include plasma, LCD, DLP and LCoS. CRT-based technologies use scan lines so they do
not have a native resolution but they do have a maximum resolution.
Keep in mind that some displays do not accept their native resolution. The following is an example of
specifications from an LCD TV:
Diagonal Screen Size (inches) 32
Display Capability 480p/720p/1080i
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Resolution (Number of Pixels) 1280 x 768 (1,049,088 pixels)
The native resolution of this display is 1280x768, which an iScan VP20 can output, but this display is
only capable of accepting 480p, 720p, or 1080i signals. For this display, the best output resolution to
choose on the iScan VP20 is 720p, since it is the closest to the native resolution of this display.
An example of the specifications from a CRT-based rear projection display is shown below:
Diagonal Screen Size (inches): 53
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)
CRT Type: 7” Diagonal
HDTV Compatibility: 540p/1080i
This display only displays two resolutions, both of which the iScan VP20 can output. To find out which
one looks best on your display use familiar material, like a favorite DVD, to compare to find out which
resolution is more to your liking on your display.
A small amount of displays will not allow the user to achieve 1:1 pixel mapping (bypass the internal
processing) at the displays’ documented native resolution. According to the information on Fujitsu’s
web site, the native resolution of the Fujitsu 50” plasma (Model P50XHA10US) is 1366x768.
50” diagonal screen size
AVM Digital Video Processor
1366 x 768 native resolution
3000:1 contrast ratio
3.9” thin and 99 pounds
Even though the specifications indicate that this 50” plasma has a native resolution of 1366x768, 1:1
pixel mapping can only be achieved with an output resolution of 1360x768 from the an iScan.
Below are several different popular display technologies and their most likely native resolutions.
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Plasma
42-43” – 852x480, 1024x768, 1024x1024 (ALiS)
50-63” – 1280x768, 1360x768, 1365x768, 1366x768, 1920x1080 (1080p)
DLP
Rear Projection – 1280x720 (720p), 1920x1080 (1080p)
Front Projection – 852x480, 848x600, 1024x768, 1280x720 (720p), 1920x1080 (1080p)
LCD
Rear Projection – 1280x720 (720p), 1366x768
Front Projection – 1024x768, 1280x720 (720p), 1366x768
Direct View – 1024x768, 1280x720 (720p), 1366x768, 1920x1080 (1080p)
LCoS
Rear Projection – 1280x720 (720p), 1366x768, 1920x1080 (1080p)
Front Projection – 1024x768, 1280x720 (720p), 1366x768, 1920x1080 (1080p)
CRT
Rear Projection – 480p, 540p, 1080i
Front Projection – 1280x720 (720p), 1280x960, 1440x960, 1440x1152, 1920x1080 (1080p)
NOTE: Driving a CRT display beyond its capabilities may damage your display. Please check with
DVDO if you are unsure what your displays capabilities are.
Initial Setup of the iScan to Your Display:
Test Patterns used:
Frame Geometry
Checker board
Vertical Lines
Horizontal Lines
Judder
The following information uses a Fujitsu 50” plasma (Model P50XHA10US) as an example. As
stated above, this display can only be addressed at 1:1 pixel mapping with an output resolution
of 1360x768 from an external video processor.
1 - Select the preset which is closest to the output resolution that you need. In this situation,
the closest preset is 1366x768.
Output Setup
_ Format _ 1366x768
2 - Display the ‘Frame/Geometry’ test pattern to verify that the image is positioned correctly on your display.
Configuration
_ Test Patterns _ Frame Geometry
NOTE: To turn the test patterns on and off, use the Test Patterns button on your remote control.
You can also navigate backwards and forwards through the test patterns, using the < and > buttons
respectively.
Frame/Geometry Test Pattern Displayed Correctly (Image B)
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When this test pattern is displayed correctly, it should look like this, with a one-pixel wide white
border around the edge of the screen:
Frame/Geometry Test Pattern (Image C)
As shown in image C, the test pattern is almost displayed correctly. You can see the 1-pixel wide
white border on the top, bottom and left side of the image but not on the right side of the image.
By adjusting the horizontal size of this signal to 1360 (rather than 1366), you can get this test pattern
displayed correctly on the display.
To change the horizontal size of the image, you must first put the iScan in ‘Advanced’ user mode.
_ User Mode _ Advanced
Output Setup _Format _H-Size _1360
Configuration
In some cases, the output format is correct, but the image just needs to be shifted to fill the screen
correctly. Do this by using the Horizontal and Vertical Shift options in the ‘Output Setup’ menu.
_ Format _ 1366x768 _ H-Shift _ Range
Output Setup _ Format _ 1366x768 _ V-Shift _ Range
Output Setup
NOTE: Any adjustments made to the output format change your selected output from the resolution
you selected to ‘User’. This allows you to adjust the output without affecting the default settings.
There are three test patterns used to verify that the chosen output resolution is the native resolution
of your display and that you are bypassing any internal processing in your display. They are the
checkerboard, vertical lines and horizontal lines test patterns.
When the checkerboard test pattern is displayed correctly, close up you should be able to see a
1-pixel checkerboard and at proper viewing distance the image should appear as an even gray. If your
display is CRT-based you will not see this checkerboard, but your screen should be an even gray.
When this test pattern is displayed incorrectly, the resulting image does not look like a fine checkerboard and may have irregular patterns. When this is the case, the chosen output resolution may
not be the native resolution of your display or your display may scale all input signals even if the
input resolution is already at native resolution. Check to make sure that the output resolution
selected on the iScan is the correct output resolution for your display.
NOTE: If this test pattern does not appear as it should, and you have chosen the native resolution of
your display, you may not be able to bypass the internal processing on your display.
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The ‘Vertical Lines’ test pattern should appear as one pixel wide black and white columns. If you see
any irregular pattern(s) in the image, you know that the display is scaling the signal horizontally.
To override the internal scaling, adjust the horizontal size of the image to see if the test pattern
can be displayed correctly.
Output Setup
_ Format _ User _ H-Size _ Adjust
The ‘Horizontal Lines’ test pattern should appear as one pixel tall black and white rows. If you see
any irregular pattern(s) in the image then you know that the display is scaling the signal vertically.
To override the internal scaling, adjust the vertical size of the image to see if the test pattern can
be displayed correctly.
Output Setup
_ Format _ User _ V-Size _ Adjust
The ‘Judder’ test pattern displays a bar that bounces back and forth at the chosen output frequency
selected in the ‘framerate’ parameter. When this test pattern is displayed correctly, the bar moves
smoothly across the screen and bounces from side to side. When this pattern is displayed incorrectly,
this bar may ‘tear’ as it moves across the screen. To adjust the framerate conversion, go to the
‘Output Setup’ menu.
For displays that will only display 50Hz (PAL)
Output Setup
Output Setup
_ Framerate _ 50Hz _ 50Hz Lock
_ Framerate _ 60Hz _ Unlock _ 50.00
For displays that will only display 60Hz (NTSC)
_ Framerate _ 50Hz _ Unlock _ 59.94
Output Setup _ Framerate _ 60Hz _ 60Hz Lock
Output Setup
Display Calibration
Test Patterns Used:
Brightness/Contrast
Color8 Bars75
Color8 Bars100
Gray Ramp
The iScan VP20 has several test patterns to assist in the setup of your display. Adjustments should be
made on your display, not on the iScan, to correctly setup your iScan and display.
The ‘Brightness/Contrast’ test pattern will assist you in setting up both the brightness (black level)
and contrast (white level) of your display. The ‘Brightness/Contrast’ test pattern is composed of
4 quarter-screen blocks. Two of the blocks have a background level of standard black and the other
two blocks have a background level of standard white. Embedded in the black blocks are 3 bars.
One is 4 IRE below black (blacker-than-black), one is 1 IRE above black, and the third is 2 IRE above
black. Embedded in the white blocks are 3 bars. One is 1 IRE above white (whiter-then-white), one is
1 IRE below white, and the third is 2 IRE below white. The bottom two blocks differ slightly from these
levels. For the bottom two blocks, the blacker-than-black is at the lowest possible luma level and the
whiter-than-white bar is at the highest possible luma level. When the brightness and contrast are
adjusted correctly, you should be able to see the 1 IRE and 2 IRE above black bars on the black
background and the 1 IRE and 2 IRE below white bars should be visible on the white background.
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When the brightness is adjusted correctly, black objects should appear ‘black’ with the details still
intact and lighter areas should be ‘light’, not gray, with the details still intact. When the contrast is
adjusted correctly, white objects will appear ‘white’ with the details still intact. Because the contrast
settings can affect brightness settings we recommend that you check the brightness setting after
making this adjustment.
NOTE: If you have a CRT based display, following the instructions above may yield a contrast setting
too high. If the contrast is set too high, you will get blooming and loss of details in the highlighted
areas. It is more helpful to use the two vertical lines in the test pattern. Adjust the contrast up and
down and you will notice that these lines will bend as you increase the contrast. To properly adjust
contrast on a CRT based display, decrease the contrast until the vertical lines start to straighten out.
If possible, the two lines should be straight. On some CRT, the lines may not straighten even if you
turn the contrast to its minimum. If this is the case, slowly increase the contrast to a point just before
the vertical lines have extreme bending. You have now properly set up the contrast of your display.
Continue to set up brightness as detailed above.
The ‘Color8 Bars75’ and ‘Color8 Bars100’ will assist in setting up the saturation (color) and hue (tint)
of your display. The ‘Color8 Bars75’ test pattern consists of 8 vertical bars across the screen at a 75%
saturation level. The ‘Color8 Bars100’ test pattern consists of 8 vertical bars across the screen at a
100% saturation level. From left to right the bars are: white, yellow, cyan, green, magenta, red, blue,
and black. To properly adjust the saturation and hue you will need to use the blue colored filter that
comes with AVIA. You will also need to turn off any automatic flesh tone controls on your display before
making these adjustments. When the Saturation and Hue are adjusted correctly, the white bar and the
blue bar should be exactly the same shade when looking through the blue filter. Saturation and hue
settings interact with each other so after making this setting you may want to go back and check that
the saturation setting is correct.
The ‘Gray Ramp’ can help verify that your display is showing the gradients between black and white
correctly. You should see a smooth transition between black and white with this test pattern.
Source Calibration
Test Patterns Used: Half Black/White
H-Clr7 Bars75
H-Clr7 Bars100
H-Clr8 Bars75
H-Clt8 Bars100
To get the best performance out of each of your sources you should individually calibrate each input
specifically to the connected source. In this section, all picture control adjustments are made using
the iScan’s picture controls. Keep in mind that if you replace a source with a new component you will
also want to recalibrate the input. To calibrate each source correctly you will need the source to output
a reference test pattern similar to what is built in to the iScan. For sources like DVD, LD and D-VHS,
this content is readily available. But for a source like HD satellite or cable, these test patterns are
played on channels like HDNet at off hours. So if you have a DVR ABT recommends that you record
these test patterns.
AVIA will assist in setting up the input to which your DVD player is connected. ABT recommends that
you use a digital connection, DVI or HDMI, or a high quality analog connection, like component video.
Don’t use S-Video or Composite video for a higher quality source like DVD. Before calibrating the input for your DVD player, make sure that your DVD player is set to ‘16:9’ output, not ‘4:3’. You will also
want to turn off any extraneous features like noise reduction which may add more noise than help.
Set all picture settings on the DVD player to either ‘Off’, ‘default’, or ‘0’.
Use the test patterns included on the AVIA DVD to adjust the picture controls on this input. If you
are not familiar with how to make these adjustments, watch the guided setup first, and then make
each adjustment. You can find the guided setup by clicking ‘Advanced AVIA’ from the main menu,
and then selecting ‘Basic Video Adjustments’ on the following menu page. Each picture control is
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explained in depth and the narrative will tell you what to look for in a properly adjusted display.
Once you have made these adjustments, there are several patterns on the AVIA DVD that can be used
in conjunction with the built-in test patterns of the iScan to verify the settings are correct.
Access these as follows:
1. After inserting the AVIA DVD into your DVD player, press the ‘top menu’ button to
bring up the main menu.
2. From the main menu, select ‘Advanced AVIA’.
3. On the right hand side of the ‘Calibrations’ menu page select ‘Video Test Patterns’.
4. From the ‘Video Test Patterns’ menu, select ‘Gray Scale & Levels’.
5. From the ‘Black and White Levels’ menu, select the ‘Needle Pulses’ test pattern.
This is to be used with the ‘Half B/W’ internal test pattern from the iScan.
6. Once you have adjusted brightness and contrast, go back to the ‘Video Test Patterns’
menu and select ‘Color Adjustment’.
7. From the ‘Color Adjustment’ menu, select ‘Special Color Bars’.
Use the ‘Full Bars’ test pattern in conjunction with the ‘H-Clr7 Bars75’ internal test pattern from the
iScan.
Use the ‘Full 100 Bars’ with the ‘H-Clr7 Bars100’ internal test pattern.
Record Your Settings
Once you have set up your iScan, ABT recommends that you record your settings on the installation
worksheet which can be reprinted from the DVDO website at http://www.dvdo.com/faq/faq_pro_
man.php.
Test Pattern Descriptions
Frame & Geometry
This test pattern contains two specific test features. The first is a 1-pixel wide box around the very
outside of the image. This is used to determine when the entire iScan output image is visible on the
display. The arrows along the middle of each edge provide an indication of the amount of overscan
(if any). The blue boxes in the center of each quadrant are used for measuring display geometry.
The rectangle in the center of the gray boxes should appear square on a 4:3 aspect ratio display,
the next large rectangle should appear square on a 16:9 display, the next on a 1.85:1 display,
and the largest rectangle should be square on a 2.35:1 display. The blue boxes are also used as an
indication that the horizontal positioning of the output image is correct. Due to the iScan VP20’s
4:2:2 internal processing, with a custom output resolution it is possible to cause the Cb & Cr
components to become reversed. If the blue boxes are displayed as red instead of blue, then the
Cb & Cr components are reversed. This can be corrected by ensuring that there is an even number
of pixels in the sum of the horizontal sync and horizontal back porch.
Brightness & Contrast
This test pattern is composed of 4 quarter-screen blocks. Two of the blocks have a background level
of standard black, and the other two blocks have a background level of standard white. Embedded
in the black blocks are 3 bars. One is 4 IRE below black, one is 1 IRE above black, and the third is
2 IRE above black. Embedded in the white blocks are 3 bars. One is 1 IRE above white, one is 1 IRE
below white, and the third is 2 IRE below white. This test pattern is useful for setting display black
and white levels. The bottom 2 blocks differ slightly from these levels. For the bottom 2 blocks,
the blacker-then-black bar is at the lowest possible luma level, and the whiter-than-white bar is at
the highest possible luma level. Also included in the pattern are 2 needle pulses, which can be used
to check CRT voltage regulation as well as the presence of scan velocity modulation.
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1-Pixel Checkerboard
This test pattern consists of a 1-pixel black and white checkerboard. The test pattern alternates black
and white pixels in both the vertical and the horizontal direction. This pattern is useful for exactly
matching the iScan’s output resolution to that of the display to achieve 1:1 pixel mapping and bypass
any scaling operation which may be incorporated in the display.
1-Pixel Vertical Lines
This test pattern consists of an alternating series of 1-pixel black and white vertical lines. The test
pattern alternates black and white pixels in only the horizontal direction. This pattern is useful
for exactly matching the iScan’s output resolution to that of the display in order to achieve 1:1 pixel
mapping and bypass any scaling operation which may be incorporated in the display. Its use is similar
to that of the 1-pixel checkerboard, but it operates only in the horizontal direction.
1-Pixel Horizontal Lines
This test pattern consists of an alternating series of 1-pixel black and white horizontal lines. The
test pattern alternates black and white pixels in only the vertical direction. This pattern is useful for
exactly matching the iScan’s output resolution to that of the display to achieve 1:1 pixel mapping
and bypass any scaling operation which may be incorporated in the display. Its use is similar to that
of the 1-pixel checkerboard, but it operates only in the vertical direction. This pattern is blacked-out
for the 1080i output resolution due to the severe flicker it causes on some displays.
Judder
This test pattern consists of a vertical bar which moves slowly back and forth across the screen.
The bar’s motion is updated once in each output frame period of the iScan, and it moves a fixed
number of pixels horizontally in each frame period. This moving bar test pattern is intended to
identify the frame rates at which a display will operate. If the display is not performing any frame
rate conversion, i.e., it is actually displaying the output frame rate of the iScan — the motion will
be very smooth. However, if the display is performing any type of frame rate conversion there will
be very noticeable stutter introduced in the smooth motion. There may also be other objectionable
artifacts introduced depending on how the display actually performs the conversion. These include
tearing (top and bottom portion of the bar are horizontally misaligned) and distortion.
75% Color Bars
This is a standard full-height color bar pattern. There are 7 vertical bars across the screen at a
75% saturation level. From left to right the bars are white, yellow, cyan, green, magenta, red, blue,
and black.
100% Color Bars
This is a standard full-height color bar pattern. There are 7 vertical bars across the screen at a 100%
saturation level. From left to right the bars are white, yellow, cyan, green, magenta, red, blue, and
black.
Gray Ramp
This test pattern is a horizontal gray ramp. There is a black level (0 IRE) vertical bar along the
left of the pattern and a white level (100 IRE) vertical bar along the right side of the pattern.
Between the two bars is a monotonic gray ramp which ranges from the minimum luminance level
(i.e., blacker than black) at the left to the maximum luminance level (i.e., whiter than white) at the
right. The minimum level of the ramp is a 10-bit digital value of 4 (equivalent to an 8-bit value of 1);
the maximum level of the ramp is a 10-bit value of 1020 (equivalent to an 8-bit value of 254).
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Half-Transparent Black/White
This test pattern has the left half of the image transparent (i.e., the left half of the current video
source is displayed on the left half of the image), with the right half of the image composed of a
standard black level on the top half and a standard white level on the bottom half. The black level
is 0 IRE (10-bit value of 64, or an 8-bit value of 16) and the white level is 100 IRE (10-bit value of
940, or an 8-bit value of 235). This pattern is useful for matching the black/white levels of an input
source to the reference black/white levels of the test pattern. If a display is first set up for black
and white levels using the iScan VP20’s test patterns, then each input source can be quickly and
accurately matched to these reference levels by visually comparing the video source image on the
left half of the display to the reference test pattern levels on the right half of the display. The test
pattern’s black and white blocks are designed to match up with standard test patterns available
from hardware or software (e.g., DVD) test pattern generators.
Half- Transparent Color Bars
These test patterns have the top half of the image transparent (i.e., the top half of the current video
source is displayed on the top half of the image), with the bottom half of the image composed of a
standard set of color bars. These patterns are useful for matching the color levels of an input source
to the reference color levels of the test patterns. If a display is first set up for color levels using the
iScan VP20’s test patterns, then each input source can be quickly and accurately matched to these
reference levels by visually comparing the video source image on the top half of the display to the
reference test pattern levels on the bottom half of the display. The test pattern color bars are
designed to match up with standard test patterns available from hardware or software (e.g., DVD)
test pattern generators. To ensure compatibility with a wide variety of color bar patterns, there are
four different half-transparent color bar patterns available – 75% color bars with 7 bars (white,
yellow, cyan, green, magenta, red, blue), 100% color bars with 7 bars, 75% color bars with 8 bars
(white, yellow, cyan, green, magenta, red, blue, black), and 100% color bars with 8 bars.
Troubleshooting
1. Problem: My iScan VP20 shows an error message.
If the iScan VP20 does not boot correctly, you may get an error message. Performing a hard reset
of the iScan VP20 should clear any memory. If you still get an error message after performing a
hard reset, contact our Technical Support department for service.
•
Perform a hard reset of the iScan VP20:
1 - Unplug the power from the back of the unit
2 - Wait 5-10 seconds
3 - Reinsert the power plug back into the back of the unit
2. Problem: A blue screen appears when I connect the iScan to the DVI or HDMI input of my display.
The default output from the iScan VP20 is digital RGB 4:4:4 (DVI Standard). Make sure that the
display that you are connected to is HDCP compliant.
3. Problem: The Blue status LED blinks on the front panel of the iScan VP20.
A blinking blue light on the iScan VP20 means that the iScan is processing an HDCPprotected signal, but is unable to authenticate with the display. Verify that your display is HDCP
compliant. If it is not HDCP compliant, use component connections. If the display is compliant,
then verify that the ‘HDCP mode’ is set to ‘On’ in the ‘Input Adjust’ and ‘Output Setup’ menus.
If the problem persists, check the cabling and try new cables, if possible or try cycling the
power on your display or HDCP source.
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4. Problem: The Green status LED blinks on the front panel of the iScan VP20.
The LED on the iScan VP20 blinks green when it is receiving an incompatible signal. If you are
using component video, please verify that the connections are correct. If the signal is
coming from a PC, try reducing the resolution being sent to the VP20 to a lower (standard) VESA
resolution.
5. Problem: Will I lose the settings on my iScan VP20 if I update the
software version?
Currently, the iScan VP20 may lose its settings when a software update is performed.
Take note of your output settings before updating the software version on your unit
Complete Menu Tree
Input Select
Video 1
Video 1
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component 1
Component 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
Auto
Input Aspect Ratio
Zoom
Horizontal
Range: 0-100
Vertical
Range: 0-100
Pan
Horizontal
Range: 0-100
Vertical
Range: 0-100
Borders
Horizontal
Range: 0-200
Vertical
Range: 0-200
Presets
4:3 Full Frame
Letterbox
16:9 Full Frame
Preset 1
Preset 2
Preset 3
Preset 4
Preset 5
Preset 6
Preset 7
Preset 8
Preset 9
Preset 10
User
Save User to
Preset 1
No
Yes
Preset 2
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No
Yes
Preset 3
No
Yes
Preset 4
No
Yes
Preset 5
No
Yes
Preset 6
No
Yes
Preset 7
No
Yes
Preset 8
No
Yes
Preset 9
No
Yes
Preset 10
No
Yes
Input Adjust
Deinterlacing
Film Bias Mode
Video Mode
2:2 Even Mode
2:2 Odd Mode
Game Mode 1
Game Mode 2
Overscan
Range: 0-20
Line Offset
Range: 0-30
Color Space
RGB
YCbCr 4:2:2
YCbCr 4:4:4
Auto
Input Level
Video
PC
VCR Mode
Off
On
Auto
HDMI Config.
HDCP Mode
Off
On
Auto Frame AR
Off
On
Auto Color Space
Off
On
Auto Priority
Range: 1-12/Off
Audio Input
Off
Audio 1
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Audio 2
Audio 3
Audio 4
Stereo
HDMI
AV Lipsync
Range: 0-200
Picture Control
Brightness
Range: -50-50
Contrast
Range: -50-50
Saturation
Range: -50-50
Hue
Range: -50-50
Sharpness
Range: 0-7
Y/C Delay
Range: -50-50
CUE Correction
Off
On
Auto
Configuration
Test Patterns
Frame/Geometry
Checkerboard
Vertical Lines
Horizontal Lines
Judder
Brightness/Contrast
Color8 Bars75
Color8 Bars100
Gray Ramp
H-Clr7 Bars75
H-Clr7 Bars100
H-Clr8 Bars75
H-Clr8 Bars100
Auto Standby
Active
Range: 0-3
Reduced
Range: 0-3
User Mode
Normal
Advanced
Serial Port Rate
4800
9600
14400
19200
38400
57600
Factory Default
No
Yes
Software Update
No
Yes
Information
Output Setup
Format
480p
540p
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576p
720p-50
720p-60
1080i-50
1080i-60
1080p-50
1080p-60
640x480 (VGA)
1024x768 (XGA)
852x480
1366x768
1280x768
1024x1024
1024x576
Horizontal Shift
Range:
Vertical Shift
Range:
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:9
Sync Type
H+/V+
H+/VH-/V+
H-/VColor Space
RGB
YCbCr 4:2:2
YCbCr 4:4:4
Output Level
Video
PC
Framerate
50Hz
50Hz Lock
60Hz
Unlock
60Hz
60Hz Lock
50Hz
Unlock
Border Level
Range: 0-100
HDCP Mode
Off
On
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Index
A
audio connections L
6
audio delay function 14
audio input function 20
audio inputs 6
line offset function 18
M
menu navigation auto input priority selection
function 19
auto standby 21
N
AV lip sync 20
non-volatile memory 8
25
O
B
output aspect ratio control 24
border level setting 24
output setup 23
borders function
16
overscan function 18
brightness 20
battery installation 8
P
C
package contents 3
chroma filter
21
pan function 16
color space 19
picture controls 20
compatibility requirements complete menu tree 3
35
configuration 21
contrast 20
curtain button 7
D
deinterlacing 18
display calibration 30
display compatibility requirements 3
F
factory default features framerate conversion front panel display (FPD) 22
2
24
5
13
H
HDCP mode hue 19, 24
20
I
info screen presets 9
16
R
rear panel overview 5
remote control overview 7
S
saturation 20
serial port baud rate 22
set-up
10
sharpness 21
software update 23
sync type 24
system settings 25
T
G
game console power supply 8
input adjustment controls 17
input aspect ratio control 15
input/format settings 25
installation guidelines 4
test patterns troubleshooting 21, 28, 32
34
U
user mode 21
V
VCR mode 19
video inputs 6
video outputs 6
Z
zoom function 15
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DVDO by Anchor Bay Technologies, Inc.
300 Orchard City Drive, Mailstop 131
Campbell, CA 95008 USA
Tel: 866-423-DVDO (3836)
Fax: 408-379-3845
www.dvdo.com
Customer Support
Tel: 866-423-DVDO (3836) Extension 333
help@dvdo.com
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