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DVDO EDGE GREEN
High Definition Video Processor & Hub
Product Manual
Version 1.0
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Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Never operate DVDO EDGE GREEN with the top cover removed.
High Voltages are present inside the enclosure which present
an electrical shock hazard. Never operate EDGE GREEN with
the top cover removed.
Do not expose EDGE GREEN to water or other liquids.
Never insert objects through the vent holes on the top cover.
High voltages inside the enclosure present an electrical shock
hazard.
No user serviceable parts inside the enclosure. Contact Customer
Support for servicing.
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Customer Support
Customer Support Information
email: info@simplaylabs.com
phone: 1-888-436-4411
web site: www.simplaylabs.com
Check the web site for warranty information, news and updates for your DVDO EDGE GREEN
DVDO by Simplay Labs, LLC
1060 E. Arques Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94085
USA
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Table of Contents
Safety Information ............................................................................................................................................................ 2
Customer Support ............................................................................................................................................................ 3
Table of Contents.............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Section 1: Introduction.................................................................................................................................................... 7
DVDO EDGE GREEN Feature Summary ....................................................................................................................... 9
What will DVDO EDGE GREEN do for you?................................................................................................................. 10
Unpacking and Inspection.......................................................................................................................................... 11
Display Compatibility Requirements .......................................................................................................................... 11
Remote Control Battery Installation ........................................................................................................................... 11
Remote Control.......................................................................................................................................................... 12
Installation Guidelines................................................................................................................................................ 13
Using DVDO EDGE GREEN in a Basic Home AV System (with no AV Receiver) ................................................... 14
Using DVDO EDGE GREEN in a Home System AV System with AV Receiver ........................................................ 15
Rear Panel Connections............................................................................................................................................ 16
Rear Panel: Video Inputs.......................................................................................................................................... 17
Rear Panel: Audio & Video Inputs (HDMI) ................................................................................................................. 18
Rear Panel: Audio Inputs........................................................................................................................................... 18
Rear Panel: Audio & Video Outputs........................................................................................................................... 19
Other Rear Panel Connectors.................................................................................................................................... 19
Section 2: Detailed Set Up Instructions for DVDO EDGE GREEN ............................................................................. 20
Summary ....................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Output Connections to TV and AV Receiver ................................................................................................................. 21
Customizing EDGE GREEN Settings............................................................................................................................ 22
AUTOMATIC SETTINGS OPTIONS.......................................................................................................................... 22
SAFE MODE.............................................................................................................................................................. 22
The EDGE GREEN Display Wizard .............................................................................................................................. 23
Display Wizard - Step 1: Name Your Display............................................................................................................ 24
Display Wizard - Step 2: Output Format .................................................................................................................... 25
Display Wizard - Step 3: Audio Output ...................................................................................................................... 26
The EDGE GREEN Input Wizard .................................................................................................................................. 27
Input Wizard - Step 1: Input Name............................................................................................................................. 28
Input Wizard - Step 2: Input Priority ........................................................................................................................... 29
Input Wizard - Step 3: Associate Audio with Video (for non-HDMI) ........................................................................... 30
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Section 3 - Operating EDGE GREEN with Remote Control and On-Screen Menus .................................................. 31
Using the Remote to Control Edge Green..................................................................................................................... 31
Input Select Using The Remote Control Input Select Buttons.................................................................................... 32
Overview of Menus and User Interface ......................................................................................................................... 33
EDGE GREEN Menu Organization ............................................................................................................................... 34
EDGE GREEN Main Menu............................................................................................................................................ 35
EDGE GREEN Main Menu: Select Input .................................................................................................................. 36
Input Select Using Auto Input Select ......................................................................................................................... 36
Hints for using Auto Input Select................................................................................................................................ 36
Input Select Using The Menu..................................................................................................................................... 37
Zoom and Pan ........................................................................................................................................................... 38
Zoom Control Screen................................................................................................................................................. 39
Independent Horizontal and Vertical Zoom................................................................................................................ 40
Pan H or V ................................................................................................................................................................. 41
Zoom using the Remote Control ................................................................................................................................ 42
Aspect Ratio Control Using Remote Control or Menus.............................................................................................. 43
Aspect Ratio Settings ................................................................................................................................................ 44
Picture Controls............................................................................................................................................................. 45
Brightness Control ..................................................................................................................................................... 46
Contrast Control......................................................................................................................................................... 47
Color Saturation......................................................................................................................................................... 48
Hue ............................................................................................................................................................................ 49
Detail Enhancement .................................................................................................................................................. 50
Edge Enhancement ................................................................................................................................................... 51
Mosquito Noise Reduction......................................................................................................................................... 52
Settings Menu ............................................................................................................................................................... 54
Settings: Output Format............................................................................................................................................ 55
Switching Output Formats.......................................................................................................................................... 56
Settings: Input Priority............................................................................................................................................... 57
Audio Settings -- Select Audio Output ....................................................................................................................... 58
Settings: Audio: Select Audio Output......................................................................................................................... 59
Settings: Audio: Associate Audio and Video Inputs ................................................................................................... 60
Settings: Rename Inputs........................................................................................................................................... 61
Settings: Game Mode ................................................................................................................................................ 62
Settings: Factory Defaults.......................................................................................................................................... 63
Settings: Auto Wake Up............................................................................................................................................. 64
Settings: Auto Standby .............................................................................................................................................. 66
Settings: Component Input Settings .......................................................................................................................... 68
Settings: Advanced Safe Mode Options .................................................................................................................... 70
Information Screens ...................................................................................................................................................... 71
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Section 4: Advanced Controls ...................................................................................................................................... 73
Test Patterns................................................................................................................................................................. 74
1:1 Frame Rate ............................................................................................................................................................. 75
Understanding Safe Mode and Advanced Safe Mode Options ..................................................................................... 76
Advanced Safe Mode Options ................................................................................................................................... 76
Underscan..................................................................................................................................................................... 77
Output Color Space....................................................................................................................................................... 77
Output Colorimetry ........................................................................................................................................................ 78
Output Video Level........................................................................................................................................................ 79
Input Video Level........................................................................................................................................................... 80
PReP............................................................................................................................................................................. 81
Hot Plug Source ............................................................................................................................................................ 85
Deinterlacer Bias Controls............................................................................................................................................. 87
Y/C Delay ...................................................................................................................................................................... 89
CUE Correction ............................................................................................................................................................. 89
Menu Timeout ............................................................................................................................................................... 90
Border Level .................................................................................................................................................................. 90
Input Color Space.......................................................................................................................................................... 91
Input Colorimetry ........................................................................................................................................................... 91
Output HDCP Mode ...................................................................................................................................................... 92
Input HDCP Mode ......................................................................................................................................................... 92
Audio-Only Optical and Coax Sources .......................................................................................................................... 93
Section 5: How to Update Firmware for your DVDO EDGE ......................................................................................... 94
Note about Firmware Updates and User Preferences................................................................................................... 95
Connect EDGE to your computer .................................................................................................................................. 95
Updating EDGE GREEN Firmware using a PC ......................................................................................................... 96
Appendix: Cables for Video & Audio ........................................................................................................................... 98
Video Cables................................................................................................................................................................. 98
Audio Cables............................................................................................................................................................... 102
HDMI ....................................................................................................................................................................... 102
Coax ........................................................................................................................................................................ 102
Analog Stereo (RCA Cables) ................................................................................................................................... 102
Which Cable Should I Use?......................................................................................................................................... 103
Cables for Your TV .................................................................................................................................................. 103
Cables for your AV Receiver.................................................................................................................................... 103
Selecting AV Input Cables for Highest Quality ............................................................................................................ 104
Video Cable Hierarchy............................................................................................................................................. 104
Audio Cable Hierarchy............................................................................................................................................. 104
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Section 1: Introduction
Section 1: Introduction
Congratulations on your selection of the DVDO EDGE GREEN High Definition Video Processor & Hub. Incorporating advanced stateof-the-art video processing technologies from Simplay Labs, EDGE GREEN provides an extraordinarily high performance level for
delivering an improved picture to a high definition television or projector, combined with extraordinary ease of use. With its new low
power rating the EDGE GREEN now does “more for less” – less power to fit your lower power consumption requirements.
EDGE GREEN is really two products in one:
For the USER, EDGE GREEN is an amazingly easy to use home theater switching device that goes way beyond merely selecting
which source will be viewed, by actually improving the source signal to create a better looking picture. It does this using patented
picture processing technologies to remove picture noise and other artifacts (image errors), and does this automatically. EDGE GREEN
also does a superb job of adapting input signals of differing dimensions to your television’s resolution.
For the CUSTOM INSTALLER or “PROSUMER,” EDGE GREEN is all of the above, plus an extraordinarily customizable processor,
which you can tweak extensively. It incorporates numerous built-in test patterns and calibration options.
If you’re a USER, remember that EDGE GREEN can always function in a highly automated manner, with easy-to-follow setup wizards.
You don’t need to explore every menu and option to enjoy the extraordinary benefits of EDGE GREEN!
EDGE GREEN Features Award Winning Video Reference Series Technologies from Simplay Labs
 Precision Deinterlacing of Standard Definition and High Definition signals to give the highest quality video from all interlaced
sources including most cable, satellite and over-the-air broadcasts
 Precision Video Scaling up to 1080p for perfect resolution matching to your HDTV
 Mosquito Noise Reduction to reduce the compression artifacts in digitally compressed signals, like cable, satellite and
internet-based video
 Fine Detail and Edge Enhancement allow you to accurately adjust the sharpness of the picture to your liking
 Dramatically Improves Video Quality of improperly processed video by sources such as a DVD player, Blu-ray, or
cable/satellite box, using DVDO’s exclusive PReP - Progressive ReProcessing
 Eliminates LipSync Problems by removing the common delay between audio and video
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EDGE GREEN Ease of Use
 Intuitive user interface with Set-Up Wizards that make installation a breeze
 On Screen Hints guide the user as they navigate the menu
 Pushing one device button automatically makes all setting changes using Auto Priority feature.
 Easy-to-use remote control.
EDGE GREEN Advanced Connectivity
 5 HDMI 1.3 Audio/Video Inputs with 3D pass through
 4 Analog Video Inputs, including 2 Component Inputs, 1 S-Video and 1 Composite Video
 5 Separate audio inputs that can be assigned to any of the video inputs, including 3 Optical Digital, 1 Coaxial Digital, and 1
Stereo Analog input
 2 HDMI 1.3 Outputs - 1 that supports audio and video that can be connected directly to an HDTV and 1 that supports audio
only that can be connected directly to A/V Receiver. An Optical Digital audio output is also available for legacy A/V receivers
that do not support HDMI
EDGE GREEN Compatibility
 Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs with an HDMI audio/video input or a DVI video input and
AV Receivers with an HDMI or Optical Digital audio input.
EDGE GREEN High Performance Analog Video
 High quality multi-format 10-bit video decoder featuring 3D comb filter for excellent composite video performance.
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DVDO EDGE GREEN Feature Summary
 Accepts inputs from up to 9 video sources and 9 audio sources.
 Outputs video and audio to your digital TV via HDMI.
 Dedicated audio HDMI output routes audio to your AV Receiver.
 Separate Optical digital audio output for AV Receivers that don’t have HDMI.
 Allows use of the highest quality video format your TV can accept and the highest quality audio format your AV Receiver can
accept.
 Converts video formats from any video input to the highest quality format your TV can support.
 Links audio and video inputs so they can be switched together.
 Intuitive on-screen Menus for controlling and configuring your system.
 Automatically switches inputs using preprogrammed priority. Alternatively, the user may manually switch inputs using the
remote or through the On-Screen Menus.
 Wizard guides you through setup of new TVs, receivers, or input devices.
 User programmable audio/video lip sync; up to 200mS delay.
 Simple Aspect Ratio controls available on the remote through the On-Screen Menus.
 Picture Controls, Aspect Ratio, Game Mode, and Zoom are individually configurable for each video input.
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What will DVDO EDGE GREEN do for you?
DVDO EDGE GREEN will improve the quality of your experience with your home audio and video system.
EDGE GREEN achieves this by acting as an intelligent central switching hub and video processor. It connects all of your audio/video
source devices to your high definition TV and AV receiver. It makes switching from one component to another simple.
Most home audio video setups consist of a number of separate components that must be connected together. The task of connecting,
configuring, optimizing and operating the system is left to the user. EDGE GREEN excels at handling these tasks for you.
DVDO EDGE GREEN is a unique product that helps to simplify your system’s interconnections, while delivering ease of use and world
class video processing to your high definition television. The more components your system has, the more you benefit from the
simplification and performance that DVDO EDGE GREEN can deliver.
EDGE GREEN features a number of technical innovations. High performance video processing delivers outstanding picture quality.
Ease of use features include automatic input switching, based on predetermined priority, so switching audio/video sources is as simple
as powering on a component. Controls for Aspect Ratio, Zoom, and Picture Controls are customizable for each input.
EDGE GREEN features dual HDMI output connectors, one for video/audio and a 2nd dedicated audio HDMI connector. This
configuration delivers optimal performance and ease of use in systems with both a digital display and an AV Receiver. EDGE GREEN
communicates with your display to obtain its preferred format, then automatically adjusts its processing to produce a high definition
image to match the display’s preferred format.
EDGE GREEN communicates with your AV Receiver to learn its audio capabilities, then combines display information and relays
system capability back to the source components, which provide optimized output. You can let EDGE GREEN manage your system
or if you prefer, you can manually control your system through EDGE GREEN. Either way, EDGE GREEN makes it easier.
DVDO Edge Green is a result of a vision: Using a home Audio/Video system, with high definition video and surround sound audio
should be and can be much easier.
This Owner’s Manual will help you set up your EDGE GREEN, and provide the necessary information required to get the best picture
quality to your display. It will also show you how to properly use EDGE GREEN with the other components in your system.
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Unpacking and Inspection
Please verify that your EDGE GREEN carton contains the following items:
• EDGE GREEN Video Processor
• US IEC Power Cord (International Customers, consult your local authorized DVDO reseller)
• Remote Control
• Batteries for Remote Control
• EDGE GREEN Quick Start Guide
• Std-A to Mini-B plug 5-pin USB cable
If you are missing any items, please contact your dealer or the DVDO Support Team.
Additional cables or adapters are required to connect the EDGE GREEN to your source(s) and display(s). Both input and output
cables can be supplied by your Authorized DVDO Reseller.
To find your nearest Authorized DVDO Reseller, visit www.simplaylabs.com.
Display Compatibility Requirements
EDGE GREEN is compatible with a wide range of displays including digital TVs, projectors and monitors. Your display is compatible
with EDGE GREEN if it has an HDMI or DVI input. EDGE GREEN is not compatible with displays that have only analog inputs.
Note: If your display has a DVI input, verify that it is HDCP-compliant. If your display is not HDCP-compliant you will need to use the
component or other analog connections from digital video sources that require HDCP, such as DVD and Blu-ray players.
Remote Control Battery Installation
The remote control uses two AAA batteries (included), which should be replaced as needed.
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, push the cover in the direction indicated.
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 recycle the old batteries (if applicable).
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Remote Control
The supplied remote control is used to operate the EDGE GREEN. Shown below are some of the main buttons and their functions.
These are covered in more detail in Section 3.
Power Off
Power On
Picture Aspect Ratio
Input Select Buttons
Exit Menus
Main Menu Screen
Navigation Buttons
(4 arrow keys plus Enter)
Zoom Buttons
Select Audio Output
View Information Screens
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Installation Guidelines
The EDGE GREEN installation guidelines below ensure optimal performance.
Do . . .
• Install the EDGE GREEN on a solid, flat, level surface such as a table or shelf. (You can also install the EDGE GREEN in a standard
19” equipment rack using a readily available rack-mount kit.)
• Select a dry, well-ventilated location.
• Avoid excessive humidity, sudden temperature changes or temperature extremes.
• Use only accessories recommended by DVDO to avoid fire, shock or other hazards.
• Unplug the EDGE GREEN before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Don’t . . .
• Stack the EDGE GREEN directly above heat-producing equipment such as power amplifiers or other components that generate heat
during use.
• Expose the EDGE GREEN to high temperatures, humidity, steam, smoke, dampness, or excessive dust. Avoid installing EDGE
GREEN near radiators and other heat producing appliances.
• Install the EDGE GREEN near unshielded TV or FM antennas, cable TV decoders, and other RF-emitting devices that might cause
interference.
• Place the EDGE GREEN on a thick rug or carpet or cover the EDGE GREEN with cloth. This might prevent proper cooling.
• Attempt to service this unit. Instead, disconnect it and contact your Authorized DVDO Reseller or DVDO 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 EDGE GREEN.
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Using DVDO EDGE GREEN in a Basic Home AV System (with no AV Receiver)
The illustration above shows a basic home audio/video system using DVDO EDGE GREEN. The components on the left are
“sources.” Sources are DVD Players, set top boxes, or any other component that produces an audio and video signal. These audio
and video signals connect to the inputs of the EDGE GREEN, and the output of EDGE GREEN connect to a TV. EDGE GREEN
switches audio and video signals, and provides image processing to match the incoming video formats to the preferred format of the
TV.
The source components may use a variety of different signal formats and cabling. EDGE GREEN can accept most commonly used
cabling, and can handle a mix of cabling and format types. In the illustration above, two of the sources have HDMI outputs, while the
third one uses an older analog audio and video interface. Three sources are shown above, EDGE GREEN can accept up to ten.
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Using DVDO EDGE GREEN in a Home System AV System with AV Receiver
When used with an AV
Receiver, Edge Green
handles the video
processing and switching,
while the AV Receiver
does the audio surround
sound processing.
EDGE GREEN is optimized for use in a system with an AV Receiver as shown above. It has a dedicated audio HDMI output port, and
an Optical audio output for AV Receivers without HDMI inputs. EDGE GREEN accepts audio and video from the source components,
then routes video to the TV and audio to the AV Receiver. Switching source components is simple; EDGE GREEN handles the audio
and video routing details.
EDGE GREEN provides automatic, intelligent communication between the source devices on the left, and the TV and AV Receiver on
the right. EDGE GREEN automatically adjusts its internal processing to produce the preferred video format of your digital TV or
display.
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Rear Panel Connections
Analog
Audio
Input
Coax Audio
Input
Optical Audio
Inputs
Optical Audio
Output
Reset
Button
Flexible
Component
Video
Inputs
5 HDMI 1.3
Inputs
(+1 on Front)
Video
Input
SVideo
Video & Audio
HDMI 1.3 Output
A description of these connectors starts on the next page.
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AC
Power
IR Input
(Minijack)
Audio Only
HDMI 1.3 Output
Service
Connector
MiniUSB
Section 1: Introduction
Rear Panel: Video Inputs
Flexible Component Video Inputs
This group of connectors can accept 3 types of analog component video inputs:
SCART
Breakout
YPbPr Component
RGB
Zoom Buttons
VGA
(RGBHV
)
SCART
Breakout
CVBS
1a. Name your Display
Power
SCART
SCART
Breakout
Breakout
YPbPr Component
RGB
CVBS
YPbPr Component (2 Inputs)
This is the most common type of component analog signal. Cables are usually, 3 RCA-> RCA type.
RGBHV
RGBHV stands for “Red, Green, Blue, Horizontal Sync, Vertical Sync.
It is usually used to connect a computer’s analog VGA output using the VGA to RGBHV adapter cable.
EDGE GREEN can accept these format on RGBHV:
VGA 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
SVGA 800 x 600 @ 60 Hz
XGA 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
SXGA 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
RGB + CVBS
For use with a SCART breakout cable. Connect the breakout cable to a SCART connector, then connect Red, Green, and
Blue to the component inputs, and connect CVBS to the Sync input horizontally adjacent to the component inputs.
Note: SCART is primarily a European connector type. CVBS means Composite Video Broadcast Signal; typically this would
be an analog PAL or SECAM signal.
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Video Input (yellow RCA connector)
Composite video input. This signal is also known as “base band NTSC.” Also accepts European analog standards
PAL and SECAM.
S-Video
S-Video is a analog input signal format similar to base band NTSC (or PAL/SECAM), except that the chroma and luma/sync
components are on separate conductors, for improved signal quality. If you have a choice between Video or S-Video,
choose S-Video.
Rear Panel: Audio & Video Inputs (HDMI)
HDMI 1.3
EDGE GREEN has a total of 5 HDMI inputs. HDMI version 1.3 is the most current and most full featured revision of the HDMI
standard. HDMI inputs feature 3D Pass Through. HDMI is the only input that carries both video and audio.
DVI (via HDMI)
EDGE GREEN HDMI inputs are compatible with DVI using an HDMI to DVI adapter cable (purchased separately). If you use a
DVI source, you will need a separate audio cable because DVI connectors do not carry audio..
Rear Panel: Audio Inputs
Stereo Audio Input (Red and white pair)
Analog input for stereo audio. The connector is labeled L - Stereo - R.
Coax (orange)
Coax is the name given to a type of audio input. The cable is a RCA style, like the Video input. Coax carries digital audio in
an SP/DIF format.
Optical (Toslink)
EDGE GREEN has 3 Optical audio inputs. They carry the same signal format as Coax, i.e. SP/DIF digital audio.
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Rear Panel: Audio & Video Outputs
HDMI 1.3 Video/Audio
This connector is used to carry video to your TV or display. It will also carry audio depending on how you configure your
EDGE GREEN.
HDMI 1.3 Audio Only
This connector is intended to connect to an AV Receiver for audio processing. EDGE GREEN will automatically send audio to
this connector if it is connected to a powered-up AV Receiver, or you can manually configure EDGE GREEN’s audio output.
This connector does not output video.
Optical
If you have an AV Receiver for audio processing, but it does not have an HDMI input, you can use the Optical output to
connect audio from your EDGE GREEN to your AV Receiver.
Configuration of the audio output of EDGE GREEN can be done using the Settings Menu.
Other Rear Panel Connectors
Service
This connector is used for software upgrades if they are necessary using a mini-USB cable. Refer to the web site:
www.simplaylabs.com for updates regarding software upgrades.
Reset
Resets the EDGE GREEN, and brings it into a known state. Reset does not change user settings. If Reset is used, it should
be pressed and released quickly (less than 2 seconds).
The reset button will also restore factory defaults. If the reset button is pressed and held, the front panel LED will blink for
about 5 seconds. When it stops blinking and stays on, the reset button can be released. All factory defaults will have been
restored, and any user settings will be erased.
IR - In
This connecter can be used in installations where line-of-sight IR reception is not possible in conjunction with accessories
that allow for remote IR connections.
AC Input
Power connection for your EDGE GREEN.
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Section 2: Setup
Section 2: Detailed Set Up Instructions for DVDO EDGE GREEN
Summary
A summary of the setup procedure appears on this page, followed by a more detailed description over the following pages. Some
steps may be skipped depending on your system configuration and your preferences.
1. Gather your cables. For help choosing cables, see “Cables” in the Appendix.
2. Connect your AV Receiver (you can skip this if you will use your TV’s built-in audio).
o Connect a cable from your DVDO EDGE GREEN to your AV Receiver
If your AV Receiver has HDMI input, connect an HDMI to HDMI cable from EDGE GREEN’s Audio HDMI output to
your Receiver’s HDMI input.
If your AV Receiver does not have HDMI, connect a cable from EDGE GREEN’s Optical Audio output to your
Receiver’s optical input.
o Power up your AV Receiver
o Set up your AV Receiver to accept input from EDGE GREEN
3. Connect and set up your TV
o Connect a cable from your DVDO EDGE GREEN to your TV
If your TV has an HDMI input, use and HDMI to HDMI cable.
If your TV has a DVI input, use an HDMI to DVI adapter cable.
o Power up your DVDO EDGE GREEN and your TV
o EDGE GREEN’s Display Wizard will lead you through the remaining setup.
4. Connect and set up your input components
o
o
o
o
o
Connect a cable from your source component’s audio/video outputs to your EDGE GREEN
Power up the source component
Input Wizard should appear to guide you through setup.
Test to see that you have both audio and video from the source component
Repeat the steps above for each of your source components
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Output Connections to TV and AV Receiver
1. If you don’t have an AV Receiver, skip to Step 2.
DVDO Edge Green -- Output Connectors
 If your AV receiver has HDMI input,
connect an HDMI cable from the Audio
Only HDMI output to an HDMI input on your
AV receiver.
 If your AV Receiver does not have HDMI,
connect an Optical cable from the Optical
Audio Out to an optical input on your
AV Receiver.
 Use your AV Receiver’s remote to power
on the AV Receiver and set its input
to Edge Green.
Connect your TV to
the Video/Audio output.
2. Connect your TV.
 If your TV has HDMI input, connect an HDMI to
HDMI cable from Edge Green’s Video/Audio
output to an HDMI input on your TV.
Connect your AV Receiver
to the Audio Only HDMI
output if the AV Receiver
has an HDMI input.
 If your TV or monitor has DVI input, you will need
an HDMI to DVI adapter cable. Connect the
HDMI end to Edge Green’s Video/Audio HDMI
output and the DVI end to your TV or monitor.
OR...
Connect your AV Receiver
to the Optical Audio Out
connector if your Receiver
does not have HDMI.
 Use your TV’s remote to power up and set
its input to Edge Green.

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Plug in Edge Green’s AC cable.
Section 2: Set Up DVDO EDGE GREEN
Customizing EDGE GREEN Settings
After you’ve completed the connections to EDGE GREEN, you are ready to begin customizing settings. Fortunately, this process can
mostly be done automatically by EDGE GREEN itself as it senses the various devices that have been connected to it. Depending on
what you have connected, you may need to pair the audio and video signals together (if they’ve been hooked up separately).
AUTOMATIC SETTINGS OPTIONS
Most settings can be handled automatically by EDGE GREEN. As you follow the instructions in this section, keep this in mind. EDGE
GREEN offers advanced users and custom installers extensive options to manually override the automated settings, but as a rule of
thumb, if you experience no problems with automated settings you probably should not change them.
SAFE MODE
As you begin adjusting settings, one thing to keep in mind is the Safe Mode feature. Safe Mode is a failsafe feature intended to restore
the picture when technical problems are preventing it from appearing on the TV screen. Safe Mode does this by temporarily returning
the display output format to automatic, and by temporarily suspending features that can cause loss of picture. (The features that are
suspended include 1:1 Frame Rate, Deep Color, and Output Format selection.)
Safe Mode is entered and exited by pressing the SAFE button on the EDGE GREEN remote.
SAFE button on remote activates
Safe Mode. Press this button if
you can’t see a picture to change
display format and turn off certain
features.
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The EDGE GREEN Display Wizard
When you first power up EDGE GREEN you will see The Display Wizard. The Display Wizard adjusts EDGE GREEN’s digital video
output to match the specifications of your TV set or projector. It also provides the opportunity to name the display.
BASIC USERS TAKE NOTE:
THE DISPLAY WIZARD IS COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC.
 You can skip the steps on the next few pages completely, and let EDGE GREEN automatically assign a name to your display,
and automatically select video and audio output formats.
Skip past this Display Wizard setup by pressing the LEFT ARROW key on the remote control to EXIT WIZARD when the
Display Wizard appears on your TV screen.
If you do this, then:
 The name assigned automatically by EDGE GREEN will be based on the model number of the display (see example on next
page).
 EDGE GREEN can automatically sense your display’s “native resolution.”
 EDGE GREEN can automatically sense which audio output you are probably using.
 You will only need to make changes to these automatic settings if you experience difficulties or have special circumstances.
 To accept the automatic settings, press the left arrow key to EXIT WIZARD.
 THEN, PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP:
THE INPUT WIZARD (page 29)
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Display Wizard - Step 1: Name Your Display
You should now see the Display
Wizard on your TV as shown left. The
Display Wizard assists setup of your
TV and your audio.
Using Display Wizard, you can
1. Name your Display.
2. Select an output video format.
3. Select an output connector for
audio.
If you don’t want to change anything,
press Left Arrow to Exit the Wizard.
1a. Name your Display
If you want to change the name of
your display, press Right Arrow
to go to the on-screen keyboard.
Otherwise, press Down Arrow
to go to the next setup step 2.
1b. Name your Display - Keyboard
Use this on-screen keyboard
to rename your display.
When you are finished, highlight
“Finish” then press OK to accept the
new name.
If you want to exit the keyboard
screen with no changes,
highlight “cancel” then press OK.
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Display Wizard - Step 2: Output Format
2a. Select an output video format.
EDGE GREEN defaults to “Auto Select”
and communicates with your TV to find
the TV’s preferred format.
If you want to change the output format,
press Right Arrow to go to the Output
Format screen, shown below.
Otherwise, use Down Arrow to use
the preferred format, and proceed to
the next step 3.
2b. Output Format Selection.
Use the Down Arrow to highlight
the output format you want, then
press OK.
EDGE GREEN will switch to the new
output format. You will have to confirm
that you can see a picture within 10
seconds.
If you don’t confirm, EDGE GREEN
assumes that you can’t see the picture
and will return to the previous format.
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Display Wizard - Step 3: Audio Output (Note: “Audio Out” buttons on Remote Control offer the same selection)
3a. Select an audio output connector.
You have 4 choices for audio output:
A. Auto: Default setting.
Automatically chooses an output
depending on the capabilities
of the attached, powered-on
components.
B. Video HDMI: Outputs audio on the
Video HDMI connector.
Use this setting if your TV has
audio capability and you don’t
have (or don’t want to use)
an AV Receiver.
C. Audio HDMI: Outputs audio on the
Audio HDMI connector.
Use this setting if you have
an HDMI capable AV Receiver.
D. Optical: Outputs audio on the
Audio Optical connector.
Use this setting if you have
an AV Receiver that does not
have HDMI input.
Make a selection and/or press < to exit
this screen.
You finished your Video and Audio
output setup.
Left Arrow Exits Display Wizard
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The EDGE GREEN Input Wizard
The Input Wizard informs EDGE GREEN about the various sources you have connected to EDGE GREEN.
BASIC USERS TAKE NOTE:
YOU CAN EXIT EACH STEP OF THE INPUT WIZARD IF...
 All of your source devices are connected with HDMI.
 You don’t mind names like “HDMI 1” and “HDMI 2” appearing onscreen for your sources
Skip through this Input Wizard by pressing the LEFT ARROW key on the remote control to EXIT at each step.
THEN, PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP:
OPERATING EDGE GREEN (page 31)
OR...
Use the Input Wizard explained on the next few pages to:
 Create more descriptive names for your sources, such as “Cable-TV,” “Blu-ray,” “DVD,” etc.
 Select which audio signal goes with which video signal for non-HDMI inputs.
 Decide which input sources will have priority when several are on at the same time. (EDGE GREEN automatically detects when
you turn a component on, and switches to that source. You can override this automatic selection with the remote control.)
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Input Wizard - Step 1: Input Name
Input Wizard guides you through the setup
of your input components. You can run the
Input Wizard for every input component.
Using the Input Wizard, you may
1. Rename an input component.
2. Set Priority for the component.
3. Associate an Audio Input with the
currently selected video input.
1a. Input Name
Use the on-screen keyboard to
rename this input, or press
Down Arrow to go to step 2.
1b. Input Name - Keyboard
Use this on-screen keyboard
to rename your display.
When you are finished, highlight
“Finish” then press OK to accept
the new name.
If you want to exit the keyboard
screen with no changes,
highlight “cancel” then press OK.
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Input Wizard - Step 2: Input Priority
2a. Set Input Priority
Input Priority is used to automatically select inputs when
EDGE GREEN is in Auto
Input Select mode, which is
the default.
If EDGE GREEN is in Auto
Input Select Mode, and
multiple inputs are powered
on, then EDGE GREEN will
select the input with the
Highest Priority.
If you don’t want to change
Input Priority, press Down
Arrow to go to step 3.
2b. Change Input Priority
To change Input Priority put
the highlight bar over the
input you want to change
then press OK.
Use Down Arrow to move
the selection, then press OK
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Input Wizard - Step 3: Associate Audio with Video (for non-HDMI)
3a. Associate Audio
“Associate Audio” is used to create
an audio/video pair of inputs that
are switched together.
If your source component does not
have HDMI output, then EDGE
GREEN will treat a video input and
an audio input as a pair for
switching.
“Associate Audio” lets you choose the audio
input that is paired with the current video
input.
For most HDMI inputs, you do not have to
Associate Audio. Exit the Input Wizard.
(Exception: DVI sources using HDMI
adapter connections)
3b. Choose an audio input.
Choose the audio input that you
want to Associate with the current
video input.
You are finished setting up this input
component.
Left Arrow Exits Input Wizard
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Section 3 - Operating EDGE GREEN with Remote Control and On-Screen Menus
Using the Remote to Control Edge Green
Power Off
Power On
Picture Aspect Ratio
Input Select Buttons
Exit Menus
Main Menu Screen
Navigation Buttons
(4 arrow keys plus Enter)
Zoom Buttons
Select Audio Output
(cycles up or down
between Auto Select,
HDMI Audio, HDMI
Video, and Optical)
View Information Screens
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Input Select Using The Remote Control Input Select Buttons
Use the Input Select buttons on the remote control to switch inputs directly, without using the menus.
Press
AUTO to
return to
Auto Input
Select
mode.
These Input Select Buttons will
override the Auto Input Select (which
is based on the priority assigned to
each input.) Push one of these
buttons to instantly switch to the
selected input source.
Remember that when you use Manual Select, you are disabling Auto Select. (Auto Select will automatically switch to an input source
when the source is turned on.)
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Overview of Menus and User Interface
You can control
DVDO EDGE
GREEN using the
Menu system. The
Menus are logically
organized to make
control and setup
easy while using
just a few remote
buttons. Press the
MENU button on
the remote control
to activate the Main
Menu.
(You can exit the
Main Menu by
pressing EXIT on
the remote, or by
pressing the Left
Arrow key.)
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EDGE GREEN Menu Organization
The Menus are organized as a hierarchy in which you move from left to right. Think of the Main Menu screen as the leftmost or
highest in the hierarchy. Up/Down Arrows move a Highlight Bar vertically. Right Arrow moves to the next screen until you reach a
screen where you can make changes.
Move to the left in the hierarchy using the left arrow. This takes you “higher” in the hierarchy.
An example of using the Menus to adjust brightness is shown in the figure below.
Right Arrow
moves to
Picture Control
Screen
Right Arrow
moves to
Adjust Brightness
Picture Aspect Ratio Screen
From Main, use
Down Arrow to
move the highlight
bar to
Picture Controls
EXIT button
Exits Menus
Left Arrow
goes to
Previous
Screen
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EDGE GREEN Main Menu
Main Menu
The Main Menu is the first screen you
see after pressing the Menu button.
It is the gateway that lets you quickly
navigate to the function you want to
control.
Press MENU to activate Main Menu Screen
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EDGE GREEN Main Menu: Select Input
There are 3 ways that input sources can be selected with EDGE GREEN:
1. Auto Input Select - Switches inputs automatically (the default). This will automatically switch to an input when it is powered up (see
“Hints” for advice on establishing priorities when multiple devices have power on simultaneously.)
2. Manual Input Select using the Input Select buttons on the remote control
3. Manual Input Select using the menus.
Remember that when you use manual select, you are disabling Auto Select.
Input Select Using Auto Input Select
Automatic input switching is one of the features of your DVDO EDGE GREEN that makes your system easier to use. Using Automatic
Switching, you switch inputs by simply powering on a component. This is the default setting for EDGE GREEN, If you do not press any
of the Input Select buttons, and do not use the Menu to select an input, EDGE GREEN will continue to select inputs automatically.
When you select an input using the buttons on the remote, or using the menu, you are overriding the Auto Input Select feature. To
resume Auto Select operation, you must press the “AUTO” button on the remote control, or select Auto using the Input Select Menu.
Auto Input Select is based on powering up components. EDGE GREEN detects whenever a component is powered up, and assumes
this is the source you want to watch.
If you only have one input device (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.) powered on at any single time, then Auto Input Select should work perfectly with
no further adjustment. However, if you have several devices powered on at the same time, then Auto Input Select decides which one
to switch to based on the Priority assigned to each input. See “The Input Wizard--Step 2: Input Priority” for more details on setting
input priority.
Hints for using Auto Input Select
Suppose for example that you have only 2 inputs: a cable set-top box, and a DVD player, and you keep the set-top box on most of the
time. Set the priority so that your set top box has LOWER priority than your DVD player. Then, if you want to switch from watching
cable to watching a DVD, simply power up the DVD player. Your DVDO EDGE GREEN will recognize a new signal on the DVD input,
check the priority list, and then switch to DVD because it has HIGHER priority. This is a simple example, but the idea is to set priority
HIGHER for the Least-Used inputs.
DVDO EDGE GREEN will switch inputs automatically when you power up a Higher-Priority component.
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Input Select Using The Menu
Main Menu -> Select Input
y
Select Input
Auto is the default setting. If more than
one input has an active signal, the one
selected depends on the
Input Priority setting. The active input
with the highest priority will be selected.
Input Priority can be set by going to
Main Menu -> Settings -> Input Priority.
Inputs can be selected manually.
Position the highlight bar over an input
name and press OK.
Remember that when you use manual select, you are disabling Auto Select.
You can also select input directly using the Input Select buttons on the EDGE GREEN remote control.
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Zoom and Pan
Main Menu -> Zoom & Pan -> Zoom
The Zoom control allows you to magnify your picture. As the picture magnifies, the area around the edges becomes invisible off the
sides, top, and bottom of your display.
Pan lets you move around on a zoomed picture. You can shift left, right, up or down. Shift has no effect unless the picture is zoomed.
If the picture is not zoomed, the Pan control will be grayed, meaning it is unavailable.
The Zoom and Pan settings you choose apply only to the current input. You can customize the zoom settings for every input if you so
choose. Zoom and Shift settings will be stored and will not change until you deliberately change them.
Zoom
Magnifies picture and preserves
aspect ratio.
Zoom H or V
Independent horizontal and vertical
zoom control.
Pan H or V
Pan chooses the parts of a zoomed
picture that will be displayed.
Independent horizontal and vertical
control.
(Selection is gray if the picture is
not zoomed).
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Zoom Control Screen
Main Menu -> Zoom & Pan -> Zoom
Use Up/Down Arrows
to adjust Zoom
Press Left Arrow to go BACK
to the previous screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
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Independent Horizontal and Vertical Zoom
Main Menu -> Zoom & Pan -> Zoom H or V
Zoom H or V gives you independent horizontal and vertical zoom control. The original aspect ratio is not maintained using this control.
The Zoom H or V control works differently from most other control screens. It uses Up/Down arrows to zoom vertically, and Left/Right
arrows to zoom horizontally. The OK button takes you to the previous screen, or you can press the EXIT button your remote to exit
menus.
Use Up/Down Arrows to
zoom vertically.
Use Left/Right Arrows to
zoom horizontally.
When you are finished,
press OK to go BACK
or EXIT button to exit
menus.
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Pan H or V
Main Menu -> Zoom & Pan -> Pan H or V
The pan feature allows you to move around on a zoomed picture. As you move around, you expose parts of the picture that were not
visible because the picture was zoomed. Pan works only on a Zoomed picture.
The controls on this screen work differently than most screens. The controls are work like the Zoom H or V described on the previous
page.
Uses Up/Down arrows to zoom vertically, and Left/Right arrows to zoom horizontally. The OK button takes you to the previous
screen, or you can press the EXIT button your remote to exit menus.
Use Up/Down Arrows to
pan vertically.
Use Left/Right Arrows to
pan horizontally.
When you are finished,
press OK to go BACK
or EXIT button to exit
menus.
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Zoom using the Remote Control
You can Zoom directly from remote without using the Menus. Zooming using the remote uses the aspect ratio preservation zoom. All
Zoom controls apply to the currently selected input, giving you independent Zoom controls for every input component.
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Use the ZOOM buttons on the EDGE GREEN remote control for basic zooming where you don’t need to
separately control horizontal and vertical zooming (aspect ratio is preserved). Use the Menu Zoom &
Pan controls for more advanced zooming control.
16X Maximum Zoom
Maximum Zoom is 16x the input image size. This is useful in cases where EDGE is used to scale an image
instead of a PC. For example, when viewing Internet content, instead of using a PC in ‘full-screen’ mode,
EDGE is used to scale the native image (in a PC window) to fill the display area. This is beneficial in two ways:
1) the PC does not have to process video for a large display, resulting in better performance.
2) EDGE’s high quality scaler typically results in significantly better picture quality.
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Aspect Ratio Control Using Remote Control or Menus
You can use either the remote control or the menu to adjust Aspect Ratio. Aspect Ratio controls apply to the currently selected
input. Each input has its own independent Aspect Ratio setting. (When you change input, aspect ratio may change.) Panorama
is also known as non-linear stretch, or stretch.
Main Menu -> Aspect Ratio
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Aspect Ratio Settings
 16:9 Full Frame
Select this mode when both the picture aspect ratio and the active aspect ratio of the input image are 16:9. If the
active aspect ratio is different, there will be black bars on the sides or on the top and bottom part of your display.
 4:3 Full Frame
Select this mode when both the picture aspect and the active format aspect ratio of the input image are 4:3. For a
16:9 display there will be black bars on the left and right side of your display.
 4:3 Letterbox
Select this mode when the picture aspect ratio is 4:3 but the active format aspect ratio of the input image has a
16:9 or larger aspect ratio. Some older DVDs are encoded in this manner. EDGE GREEN will vertically stretch the input
image to fill the screen.
 Panorama
This mode is a variation of the 4:3 Full Frame mode. EDGE GREEN stretches the input image to remove the
black bars on both sides of the display. The middle part of the image is not stretched. Only the left and right side of the
image are stretched.
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Picture Controls
Picture Controls let you make adjustments to your picture. The set of Picture Controls available are briefly described below:
Brightness
Contrast
Color Saturation
Hue
Detail Enhancement
Edge Enhancement
Mosquito Noise Reduction
Adjusts the level of black level.
Adjust the level of white
Adjusts the vividness of colors
Color adjustment that shifts the shade of color. Sometimes called tint. This color control
changes color without changing Luminance (picture brightness) or color saturation.
Sharpening control that influences picture details
Sharpening control that influences large image features
Type of noise filtering that removes “mosquito noise,” common video compression artifact
Picture Controls apply to the currently selected input, for independent Picture Control of every input component.
Main Menu -> Picture Controls
Picture Controls apply to the
currently selected input, for
independent Picture Control
of every input component.
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Brightness Control
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Brightness
Use Up/Down Arrows
to adjust Brightness
Press Left Arrow to go
BACK to the previous
screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
Video brightness controls work by changing the level of the black. When you make an adjustment to brightness, all levels of
brightness, from black to peak white, are shifted up or down.
The Brightness control is complimentary to the Contrast control on the next page. Contrast adjusts the level of white.
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Contrast Control
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Contrast
Contrast control, like all picture controls, is independently adjustable for every video input. When you make a change to a picture
control, the change applies only to the currently selected video input.
Press DVDO, press MENU, select Picture Controls, select Contrast
Use Up/Down Arrows
to adjust Contrast
Press Left Arrow to go
BACK to the previous
screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
Video contrast works by adjusting the level of white. Contrast is complimentary to the Brightness control. Contrast controls should be
used carefully because if overly adjusted, some details in lighter areas can become less visible.
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Color Saturation
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Color Saturation
Color Saturation, like all picture controls, is independently adjustable for every video input. When you make a change to a picture
control, the change applies only to the currently selected video input.
Use Up/Down Arrows
to adjust Color Saturation
Press Left Arrow to go
BACK to the previous
screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
Color Saturation refers to the mix of “color” vs. “brightness” in the picture. Increasing Color Saturation makes colors look more vivid.
Decreasing Color Saturation makes colors look “washed out.” Changes to either Brightness or Contrast can change your Color
Saturation. You can use this control to balance the mix of color verses brightness.
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Hue
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Hue
Hue, like all picture controls, is independently adjustable for every video input. When you make a change to a picture control, the
change applies only to the currently selected video input.
Use Up/Down Arrows
to adjust Hue
Press Left Arrow to go BACK
to the previous screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
Hue is a type of color adjustment. The changes made with a Hue control effect what most people would refer to as “color.” Hue
controls cause a shift in color spectra. Sometimes this control is called “Tint” but this term is confusing to people that are familiar with
mixing paint colors. (Adding white to a paint color changes it’s tint. In terms of video controls, this is what the saturation control does.
Adding white to a paint color actually preserves Hue, so the color or hue is not changed, only the saturation.)
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Detail Enhancement
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Detail Enhancement
Fine Enhancement, like all picture controls, is independently adjustable for every video input. When you make a change to a picture
control, the change applies only to the currently selected video input.
Use Up/Down Arrows
to adjust Detail Enhancement
Press Left Arrow to go BACK
to the previous screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
About Detail Sharpening
Detail Sharpening can be used to enhance your picture by making details stand out.
Increase Detail Enhancement to enhance or sharpen the fine details in an image such as grass or the texture of a plaster wall.
Decrease Detail Enhancement to reduce noise in a noisy image.
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Edge Enhancement
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Edge Enhancement
Edge Sharpening, like all picture controls, is independently adjustable for every video input. When you make a change to a picture
control, the change applies only to the currently selected video input.
Use Up/Down Arrows to
adjust Edge Enhancement
Press Left Arrow to go
BACK to the previous
screen.
or
Press EXIT to exit menus.
About Edge Sharpening
Edge Sharpening can be used to enhance your picture. It tends to sharpen object edges more than it will sharpen details such as
grass or the texture of a plaster wall. It is useful when you want to sharpen a lower quality picture. When you sharpen a low quality
picture, raise the visibility of the objectionable areas of the picture. In this case, course sharpening may be a better choice than fine
(Detail) sharpening.
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Mosquito Noise Reduction
Main Menu -> Picture Controls -> Mosquito NR
Off disables filtering
On - Low for minimum filtering
On - High for maximum filtering
About Mosquito Noise Reduction
The term “noise” in the context of video images refers to unwanted or unnatural looking elements that find their way into video signals.
“Mosquito Noise” is a particular type of image noise that is caused by video compression processing. Video compression is common
for all types of transmitted video, including cable, satellite, and over-the-air broadcasts. Compression is also used with DVD and other
prerecorded media. The visibility of Mosquito Noise will vary. In some cases, it can become objectionable. Mosquito Noise will be
more obvious in standard definition video, although it is sometimes present in high definition video.
Your DVDO EDGE GREEN has a Mosquito Noise Reduction feature that can remove some of this noise. An example of mosquito
noise in a TV weather report is shown on the left side of the next page. The same image with Mosquito Noise Reduction applied is
shown on the right side of the next page.
Mosquito Noise reduction works by analyzing the image for features that are likely to cause Mosquito Noise. It then intelligently
applies filtering to those areas to remove the noise.
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About Mosquito Noise Reduction (continued)
The image on the left was captured from a broadcast of a television weather report. Mosquito noise appears most obviously around
the text, both in the white areas and in the darker areas around the edges of the text. The image on the right is the same image
processed using Mosquito Noise Reduction to remove mosquito noise.
TV Weather Report showing Mosquito Noise
Mosquito Noise Reduction enabled
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Settings Menu
Main Menu -> Settings
Your DVDO EDGE GREEN provides a rich set of configuration options, accessible through the Settings Menus.
Output Format: Output format refers to the resolution and scanning scheme (progressive or interlaced) and frame rate of the output.
Input Priority: Used to select which input will be displayed when multiple inputs are active and Auto Priority mode is on.
Audio Settings: Adjusts configuration options related to audio.
Rename Inputs: Renames inputs so that the names make sense to you.
Game Mode: Sets a particular input in game mode for better response through your game controller.
Factory Default: Restores the original factory settings.
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Settings: Output Format
Main Menu -> Settings -> Output Format
Auto Select: Default setting
Auto Select is one of the new innovations
in the EDGE GREEN product.
All DVI and HDMI displays have an
Extended Display Identification Data (EDID).
TheEDID contains information about the
display’s capability. This information can be
read by EDGE GREEN over the HDMI or
DVI cable.
Displays will report their “preferred format”
and EDGE GREEN will automatically selfconfigure its output to this preferred format.
It is possible that the preferred format
reported by the display is not on the list of
standard formats shown on the “Output
Format” screen.
It is also possible that the preferred format
is unique to the display.
To see the current output format, use the
Info button on the remote or the Information
screen in the menu.
Manual Format Select:
If you prefer not to use Auto Select, you can
choose one of the standard formats from
the list on the screen.
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Switching Output Formats
New Format Check Screen
If the output format changes, EDGE
GREEN tests to insure that your display
can accept the new format.
EDGE GREEN will put up the screen
shown left. You have about 10 seconds
to verify thatyou see the new format by
moving the highlight bar to “Yes” then
“OK.”
If you don’t verify the new format in
a few seconds, EDGE GREEN will revert
to theprevious format.
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Settings: Input Priority
Main Menu -> Settings -> Input Priority
Input Priority is used to decide which input to use when multiple inputs are active at the same time and Input Select is set to “Auto.” If
multiple inputs are active at the same time and “Auto Select” is selected in the “Input Select” menu, then the input with the highest
priority will be selected. (You can find Input Select at this path name: Main Menu -> Input Select)
1. Position the highlight bar over the name of the input
whose
priority you want to change.
2. Press
OK.
3. Use Up/Down
Arrows to move
selection.
4. Press OK to set new
priority.
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Audio Settings -- Select Audio Output
Main Menu -> Settings ->Audio Settings
Press MENU, select Settings, select
Audio Settings
Using Audio Settings Menu, you can
Adjust Audio Delay
If you have a constant AV Lipsync
problem in your system, you can use this
control to add or subtract a fixed delay to
the audio relative to the video.
Select Audio Output
Your DVDO EDGE GREEN can output
audio on 1 of 3 different connectors.
Select Audio Input
Associate Audio and Video inputs.
Adjust Audio Delay
Press DVDO, press MENU,
select Settings, select Audio Settings,
select Adjust Audio Delay
Use the Up/Down arrows to either add
delay to audio (Up) or subtract delay
from audio (Down).
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Settings: Audio: Select Audio Output
Main Menu -> Settings -> Select Audio Output (Same as Remote Control “Audio Out Buttons”)
Auto Select
EDGE GREEN will automatically route
audio to an audio output. The choice of
output depends on what components are
connected to the outputs and powered.
Audio Out on Video HDMI
Use this setting if you want to send audio
to your video display to use its built in
audio.
Audio Out on Audio HDMI
Use this setting if you have an AV
Receiver that accepts HDMI and you
want to use it for processing audio.
Audio Out on Optical
Use this setting if you have an AV
Receiver that does not accept HDMI
inputs.
Decision Logic for Auto Select: The table below shows the connector choice for audio when Auto Select is chosen.
Note: “EDID” is information about the capability of a display or AV Receiver that is automatically read by EDGE GREEN over the
HDMI or DVI cable.
Output Connector
Video/Audio HDMI
Conditions
Display has audio capability (reported via the EDID).
No AV Receiver connected to the Audio HDMI port, or an AV Receiver is connected but powered off.
Audio HDMI
AV Receiver with HDMI inputs is connected to the Audio HDMI port and powered on.
Optical
Display does not have audio capability (reported via the EDID).
No AV Receiver connected to the Audio HDMI port, or it is powered off.
If you are using an AV Receiver for processing audio, then you need to configure your receiver to accept audio from the input that is
connected to the DVDO EDGE GREEN. You need only do this once, because your DVDO EDGE GREEN will handle audio switching.
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Settings: Audio: Associate Audio and Video Inputs
Main Menu -> Settings -> Select Audio Input
If you have a non-HDMI input component, you must use this screen to associate (pair) the audio from that component with the video.
EDGE GREEN will then treat them as a pair when switching inputs, so that they switch together.
When you choose an audio input on this screen, you are associating that input with the currently selected video input.
If your source component uses DVI for video output, and you are connecting to EDGE GREEN using a DVI to HDMI adapter cable,
then you will have to connect audio via a separate cable and use this screen to associate the pair.
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Settings: Rename Inputs
Main Menu -> Settings -> Rename Inputs
The Rename Inputs feature lets you customize your setup. The names you enter will appear in the “Select Input” menu.
Use the Arrow keys to move the highlighted character around on the keyboard.
OK puts the selected character in the edit bar.
Cancel exits the window with no changes.
Finish exits the window and applies the new name.
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Settings: Game Mode
Game Mode can be enabled by pressing the GAME button on the remote control, or from the Settings Menu.
Main Menu -> Settings -> Game Mode
Enable / Disable
Game Mode
About Game Mode
The video processing performed in EDGE GREEN adds a few milliseconds of delay to your video and audio. For most viewing this
delay is not a problem, but if you are playing video games that require quick response on your game controls, the delay can be
noticeable and annoying.
Game Mode is a special processing feature that minimizes delay so your game control inputs are more responsive.
Removing delay requires some tradeoffs in processing. You may notice differences in picture quality if Game Mode is enabled.
If the incoming video signal is an interlaced format, Game Mode may result in a lower-resolution image due to the changes in
deinterlace processing required to minimize delay. If the incoming video signal is a progressive format, and Game Mode is enabled,
some processing features will be unavailable, including Mosquito Noise Reduction, Detail Enhancement, and Edge Enhancement.
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Settings: Factory Defaults
Main Menu -> Settings -> Factory Defaults
Factory Defaults is a quick way to “undo” any settings that have been made, and restore EDGE GREEN’s original default settings.
Default Video Output
The Default video format setting is “Auto.” In Auto mode, EDGE GREEN will automatically communicate with your display and output
your display’s preferred format.
Default Picture Controls
Restores default settings to Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Mosquito Noise Reduction, Detail Enhancement, and Edge Enhancement.
Default Input Names
Restores default names for video inputs.
All Defaults
Restores all defaults.
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Settings: Auto Wake Up
Main Menu -> Settings -> Auto Wake Up
Auto Wake Up gives you more control over the conditions in which EDGE will automatically power on.
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Auto Wake (cont’d)
The Auto Wake Up window gives you 3 options for defining the conditions in which EDGE will power itself on:
Off: EDGE will power on using the remote. Use this option if you want EDGE to remain powered down even if input signals become
active.
Mode 1: EDGE will power on automatically only if it powered down automatically. If inputs to EDGE become inactive, EDGE will
automatically power itself off. If an input becomes active again, EDGE will automatically power on. If EDGE is powered down with the
remote, then it will not power on when an input becomes active in Mode 1.
Mode 2: EDGE will automatically power on whenever an input signal is present on any input. In Mode 2, it does not matter how
EDGE entered the powered down state; an active input will power it on.
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Settings: Auto Standby
Main Menu -> Settings -> Auto Standby
Auto Standby gives you control over the conditions in which EDGE will power itself down.
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Auto Standby (cont’d)
Auto Standby is a simple ON/OFF control.
If Auto Standby is OFF, the EDGE GREEN will not automatically power down. This is useful in cases where you may not have an
active video signal, but you may have an active audio signal passing through EDGE GREEN. In this case, you want EDGE GREEN to
remain powered on.
If Auto Standby is ON, then EDGE GREEN will automatically power down if all video input signals become inactive.
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Settings: Component Input Settings
Main Menu -> Settings -> Component Input
Component Input menu gives you control over the analog component inputs.
Note: To use this control, you must first select the Component Input, otherwise, this menu item will be grayed out.
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Component Input (cont’d)
The Component Inputs window gives you 3 options for controlling Automatic Gain Control on Analog Inputs:
Single Sync: This is the default setting. Most component inputs will have sync on the Y signal and should use Single Sync.
Triple Sync: A few devices will add sync to all three component input signals (Y, Pb, Pr). In you know your device does this, choose
Triple Sync.
AGC Disable: This choice disables Automatic Gain Control. In some cases, AGC will cause brightness levels to be incorrect due to
distortions in the analog input signals. Disabling AGC may correct this problem.
You probably don’t know if a device that generates an analog component signal puts sync on Y, or on all three inputs, or if it distorts
the incoming signal. In general, you should use Single Sync. If your picture does not look correct, experiment with the other settings.
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Settings: Advanced Safe Mode Options
Safe Mode temporarily suspends features that can cause loss of picture. The features that are suspended include 1:1 Frame Rate,
Deep Color, and Output Format selection. Safe Mode is entered and exited by pressing the SAFE button on the EDGE GREEN
remote.
SAFE button on remote activates
Safe Mode. Press this button if
you can’t see a picture to change
display format and turn off certain
features.
The Safe Mode Output Format selection by default is set to Auto when Safe Mode is entered. This option enables the user to select
the output format used for Safe Mode. In addition to Auto, users can select 480p, 576p, or VGA.
To change the default format for Safe Mode, first put EDGE GREEN into standby (power down button), then use one of the following
button sequences:




For Auto: press Enter 6100 Enter
For 480p: press Enter 6103 Enter
For 576p: press Enter 6104 Enter
For VGA: press Enter 6114 Enter
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Information Screens
The EDGE GREEN has several ‘Info’ screens which contain important information to assist with troubleshooting. These screens can
be accessed by pressing the INFO button on the remote control, or through the Main Menu.
Main Menu -> Information
View Information
Screens
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Some of the Information screens are shown below:
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Section 4: Advanced Controls
Main Menu -> Settings -> Advanced Controls
EDGE GREEN Advanced Controls are intended for use by advanced users and calibration professionals. They are located in the
“Settings” menu under “Advanced Controls.”
The EDGE design concept is to create a product that automatically adjusts and configures itself for the variety of video formats, color
spaces, signal levels. The consumer electronics industry has specified a number of methods by which products communicate with
each other for self-configuration. Sometimes, these communication methods are incorrectly implemented. The advanced features
give you a way to manually make adjustments that previously were performed automatically.
For most of these settings, there is an “Auto” choice, but manual selections give you control over these functions.
In general, the safest thing to do with these settings is to leave them in their default state.
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Test Patterns
There are 35 test patterns available, for advanced users and calibration professionals. These patterns automatically resize, and use
the correct colorimetry for the current output format.
Test patterns are useful for calibration of your setup.
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1:1 Frame Rate
When 1:1 Frame Rate is enabled, the output frame rate from EDGE will track the input frame rate. This avoids performing frame rate
conversion, which can result in stuttering motion in some cases.
If 1:1 Frame Rate is disabled, then the output frame rate from EDGE will be fixed.
The 1:1 Frame Rate feature is useful when you need to display video from both 60Hz and 50Hz sources, as long as your video display
can operate at both frame rates. Some video sources, such as Blu-Ray DVD players, can output 24Hz video. If you have a 24Hz
source and your display can also accept 24Hz, then enabling 1:1 Frame Rate will allow the 24Hz video to pass through EDGE from
source to display.
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Understanding Safe Mode and Advanced Safe Mode Options
Safe Mode can solve a potential problem when using 1:1 Frame Rate. When 1:1 Frame Rate mode is enabled, EDGE’s
output frame rate will track the input frame rate, which means that EDGE’s output frame rate can and will change.
If a display can not support the new frame rate, it may go blank, leaving you with no picture. If that happens, you can press the
GUIDE button to enter Safe Mode.
In Safe Mode, EDGE will revert to an output format that will give you a picture. You will have access to the menus and you can
make whatever changes you need to prevent the screen from going blank. Usually, the change you need to make is to disable
1:1 Frame Rate.
Safe Mode also resets Underscan back to 0, because Underscan can also cause a breakup in your picture under certain conditions.
If you make changes to menus while in Safe Mode, these changes do not take effect until you exit Safe Mode.
Advanced Safe Mode Options
Safe Mode temporarily suspends features that can cause loss of picture. The features that are suspended include 1:1 Frame Rate,
Deep Color, and Output Format selection. Safe Mode is entered and exited by pressing the SAFE button on the EDGE GREEN
remote.
The Safe Mode Output Format selection by default is set to Auto when Safe Mode is entered. This option enables the user to select
the output format used for Safe Mode. In addition to Auto, users can select 480p, 576p, or VGA.
To change the default format for Safe Mode, first put EDGE GREEN into standby (power down button), then use one of the following
button sequences:




For Auto: press Enter 6100 Enter
For 480p: press Enter 6103 Enter
For 576p: press Enter 6104 Enter
For VGA: press Enter 6114 Enter
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Underscan
Some displays will overscan the picture, which means that the edges of the picture are outside the frame of the viewable area. The
Underscan slider-bar control lets you shrink the picture, so that you can see all of it, and adjust for over-scanning.
Underscan is a display control. It is fixed regardless of which input is selected.
Underscan is affected by Safe Mode as mentioned on the previous page.
Output Color Space
The Output Color Space control provides 4 choices for output color space. If you are unsure what to use, Auto is the safe choice.
Auto: works like v1.0; usually output color space will be RGB
RGB: Red, Green, Blue color space standard using 8 bits per primary color.
YCbCr 4:4:4: Component color space used for video standards; 8 bits per component.
YCbCr 4:2:2: Component color space used for video standards: 10 bits per component.
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Output Colorimetry
Colorimetry refers to the standards by which RGB is converted to YCbCr. There are two standards for performing this conversion:
ITU BT .601: This is the colorimetry standard for Standard Definition video formats.
ITU BT .709: This is the colorimetry standard for High Definition video formats.
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Output Video Level
Video Levels refer to the dynamic range of the video signals themselves. The video industry evolved levels that allowed for some
guard band in the signal levels to account for overshoot or other signaling problems. The computer industry evolved levels that
allocate the entire dynamic range possible for the image information.
EDGE must drive video displays, which use video signaling levels, and computer displays which use computer signal levels.
The Output Video Level control gives you control over what signaling levels are output from EDGE.
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Input Video Level
This control is similar to the Output Video Level control described on the previous page, except that it applies to input video signals.
Video Levels refer to the dynamic range of the video signals themselves. The video industry evolved levels that allowed for some
guard band in the signal levels to account for overshoot or other signaling problems. The computer industry evolved levels that
allocate the entire dynamic range possible for the image information.
EDGE must accept signals from video components, such as DVD players, set top boxes, video recorders, etc. Most of these devices
use video signaling levels. EDGE must also connect to personal computers and came consoles, which may use computer signal
levels.
The Input Video Level control gives you control over what signaling levels are used for inputs
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PReP
PReP is an exclusive processing technology of DVDO / Simplay Labs.
Standard definition input formats such as 480p and 576p are often deinterlaced at some point before reaching EDGE GREEN.
Deinterlacing is a complex processing technology that has a significant impact on image quality. The deinterlacing in EDGE GREEN
uses Simplay Labs' high performance VRS Deinterlacer.
PReP accepts a deinterlaced signal, and reconverts it back into an interlaced format. It can then be deinterlaced again using the VRS
technology in EDGE, which usually results in a higher quality picture.
The PReP control allows users to disable this function. Most users will never need to disable PReP.
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PReP (cont’d)
PReP can be enabled for 1080p, 480p and 576p input formats.
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PReP (cont’d)
This window lets you control PReP for standard definition (480p or 576p) or high definition (1080p).
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PReP (cont’d)
Auto: PReP will be enabled when AUTO is selected and the input format is 480p or 576p.
If this window was entered from the 1080p selection in the previous window, then PReP will be enabled when AUTO is selected and
the input format is 1080p.
Off will disable PReP for the selected input format.
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Hot Plug Source
Hot Plug Source is a feature that improves compatibility with certain source components that connect to EDGE GREEN through an
HDMI input.
When Hot Plug Source is enabled for an HDMI input, a signal on the HDMI input connector, called Hot Plug, is toggled when switching
to that input. Toggling Hot Plug causes the source component and EDGE to perform an HDCP re-authentication. HDCP is a copy
protection technology that is part of the HDMI standard.
Enable Hot Plug Source if you experience problems switching to a particular source component. These problems can include very
slow switching with flashing on the screen, or colored noise over the entire screen.
(Two common components that benefit from enabling Hot Plug Source are the Sony PS3 game console and the Oppo 970 DVD
player.)
Hot Plug Source can be independently enabled for each HDMI input. To enable Hot Plug Source, first select an HDMI input, then
select the Hot Plug Source window. Hot Plug Source is continued on the next page.
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Hot Plug Source (cont’d)
To enable Hot Plug Source, first select an HDMI input, then go to the menus to the window shown above, and select “ON.”
If you are unsure whether Hot Plug Source will help, then you should go ahead and enable it. The only downside to enabling Hot Plug
Source is that switching could be a little slower due to the time it takes to re-authenticate.
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Deinterlacer Bias Controls
EDGE users have some control over how deinterlace processing using the Deinterlacer selection in the Main Menu. This control was
put into the Main Menu to allow quick access. (The “Deinterlacer” control was added in response to requests from EDGE users in
50Hz PAL countries.)
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Deinterlacer Bias Controls (cont’d)
These controls require the user to have some knowledge of the original source type of the motion picture. If you are unsure, leave this
setting on “Auto.”
Auto: Deinterlacer will automatically detect the original source type and process accordingly.
Film: Biases the detection toward film. Choosing “Film” may improve deinterlacing performance for motion pictures that were
originally shot on film
Video: Biases the detection toward video cameras. Choosing “Video” may improve deinterlacing performance for motion pictures
that were originally shot with video cameras.
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Y/C Delay
Main Menu > Picture Controls > Y/C Delay
Sometimes there is a delay between the luma and the chroma component of the video signal which causes color “smearing”. EDGE
can compensate for this problem in the source signal by shifting the phase of luma with respect to chroma. The default setting is 0.
This new slider bar control is available in the Picture Controls menu.
CUE Correction
Main Menu > Picture Controls > CUE Correction
This feature removes chroma upsampling errors (CUE) found in video sources that have errors in color decoding caused by some
older MPEG decoders.
This control is available in the Picture Controls menu.
a. Off - No chroma filtering. Use this setting if the source does not have a CUE problem.
b. On - Chroma filtering is always on. Use this setting if the source has a CUE problem.
c. Auto (default) - Automatic chroma error detection and correction (AutoCUE-C™). This is a unique VRS technology that
automatically detects and removes chroma errors.
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Menu Timeout
Main Menu > Settings > Menu Timeout
The OSD menu timeout determines the time (in seconds) it takes for EDGE to close the OSD menu after no action has been
performed. The user can now control the duration of the timeout.
This control is available in the Settings menu.
- 40 sec. (default) On-screen menu times out after 40 seconds.
- 160 sec. On-screen menu times out after 160 seconds.
- Off On-screen menu never times out.
Border Level
Main Menu > Settings > Advanced Controls > Output Setup > Border Level
A border is created when the active aspect ratio of the input does not match the display aspect ratio or when output image area is less
than display area (underscan). For example, if the active aspect ratio is 4:3 and the display aspect ratio is 16:9, EDGE creates a left
and right border on the resulting image. The border level can now be adjusted from 0 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white) with a slider bar
control.
The default setting is 0 IRE.
This control is available in the Output Setup menu.
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Input Color Space
Main Menu > Settings > Advanced Controls > Input Color Space
This control enables the user to override the color space information that is obtained from the HDMI source and use the color space
specified by the user instead.
This control is available in the Advanced Controls menu.
The menu selection is as follows
- Auto (default)
- RGB
- YCbCr 422
- YCbCr 444
Input Colorimetry
Main Menu > Settings > Advanced Controls > Input Colorimetry
This control enables the user to override the colorimetry information that is obtained from the HDMI source and use the colorimetry specified
by the user instead.
This control is available in the Advanced Controls menu.
The menu selection is as follows
- Auto (default)
- ITU BT.601
- ITU BT.709
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Output HDCP Mode
Main Menu > Settings > Advanced Controls > Output HDCP Mode
HDMI displays or other devices (such as HDMI splitters, AV Receivers) may have different HDCP implementations. This control allows
the user to disable HDCP on the output signal if the current input signal is not copy protected.
This control is available in the Advanced Controls menu.
Auto - HDCP content protection is applied to the EDGE GREEN output only if the input signal is protected
On - HDCP content protection is always applied to the EDGE GREEN output
Note: This feature only applies to HDCP devices connected to EDGE GREEN’s output.
Input HDCP Mode
Main Menu > Settings > Advanced Controls > Input HDCP Mode
The Input HDCP Mode control is added to accommodate the large number of HDMI devices that connect to the EDGE GREEN’s
inputs.
This control is available in the Advanced Controls menu.
 On - EDGE sets its input as HDCP capable. Sources can send content protected audio/video signals to the input.
 Off - EDGE turns off HDCP on its input. This feature speeds up the EDGE’s ability to lock onto an input signal when HDCP is not
needed or used.
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Audio-Only Optical and Coax Sources
You can use EDGE GREEN with “pure audio” sources, such as CD players, which have no video signal associated with them. This feature
works with digital audio (coax and optical) sources.
Normally, EDGE GREEN goes into standby mode when there is no video input (auto standby-on). This setup instructs EDGE GREEN to
detect the presence of digital audio (coax and optical) inputs in addition to video inputs.
To use this feature
a) Select an unused video input
b) Assign the audio input that is connected to the audio only source using the on-screen menu.
Main Menu > Settings > Audio Settings > Select Audio Input
c) Selecting the unused video input effectively selects the audio input.
This feature is independent of the output and works with all three of EDGE GREEN’s audio outputs (HDMI Video, HDMI Audio and Optical).
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Section 5: How to Update Firmware for your DVDO EDGE
To update EDGE firmware, you will need the following items:
1. An internet connected PC or Macintosh computer.
2. A USB to Mini USB cable as shown in the photo below. This cable is commonly used to connect digital cameras to computers.
3. A tool for pressing the reset button on EDGE. A straightened paper clip as shown in the photo below will work.
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Note about Firmware Updates and User Preferences
A firmware update initially resets EDGE GREEN to its factory default state, however, your EDGE GREEN includes a special data
structure for storing user preferences. This was added to eliminate the need to restore factory defaults following firmware updates.
This in turn eliminates erasing user preferences when firmware is updated in the future.
The new data structure is built in EDGE GREEN’s memory immediately after copying the firmware to EDGE and unplugging the USB
cable. During the time it takes to build the data structure, EDGE’s front LED will flash red/green.
After the new firmware is copied to EDGE and the USB cable is disconnected, the front LED will flash red/green for 2-4
minutes. This is normal for this firmware. Just wait for it to stop flashing.
Connect EDGE to your computer
The smaller connector on the Mini-USB cable will connect on the back of EDGE. Next to the Mini-USB connector, there is a little hole;
the RESET button is inside that hole. The Reset Button and the Mini-USB connector are shown in the photo below.
Mini-USB Connector
Reset Button
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Updating EDGE GREEN Firmware using a PC
1. Download the PC version of the EDGE GREEN firmware onto your computer from the website at www.simplaylabs.com
2. Connect the Mini-USB to USB cable. The large end connects to your computer and the small end connects to EDGE GREEN.
3. Power up EDGE GREEN (if it is not powered up already).
4. Using your paperclip Reset tool, press the RESET button on EDGE GREEN and hold it until the front LED stops flashing and
remains steady on. This takes about 5 seconds.
5. Now, an EDGE GREEN icon should appear on your PC’s desktop. EDGE GREEN looks like a mass storage device to your PC.
6. Double click on the EDGE GREEN icon. You should see a file (the file name will be EDGE GREEN_100.abt (or similar). Select
that file and delete it.
7. Open the EDGE GREEN firmware file. You PC should have converted the “.zip” file to a file with a “.abt” extension. The filename
should be EDGE_110.abt (or similar). Copy the “.abt” file into the EDGE icon.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the file you are copying to EDGE GREEN has a .abt extension.
8. After the file has been copied, unplug the USB cable. This will reset EDGE GREEN; when it comes out of reset, it will be running
the new firmware.
After coming out of RESET, EDGE GREEN will be in a factory default state, which means that EDGE GREEN will run the setup
Wizard. So, the first thing you will see is the Wizard screen. You can either use the Wizard to restore your settings, or press the
LEFT arrow button on the remote to exit the Wizard.
You can verify that the new firmware is running by pressing the INFO button and using the arrow button on your remote to get to the
firmware version page.
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Updating EDGE GREEN Firmware using a Macintosh Computer
The Macintosh installer with work with MacOS versions
For MacOS 10.4 and later versions.
1. Download the Mac version of the EDGE firmware onto your computer.
2. Double click on the icon; a new icon named “DVDO EDGE Updater vxxx” should appear. This is the updater application.
3. Connect the Mini-USB to USB cable; the large end connects to your computer and the small end connects to EDGE GREEN.
4. Power up EDGE GREEN if it is not already.
5. Using your paperclip Reset tool, press the RESET button on EDGE GREEN and hold it until the front LED stops flashing and
remains steady on. This takes about 5 seconds.
6. An EDGE icon should appear on your Mac’s desktop. EDGE looks like a mass storage device to your Mac.
7. Double click on the DVDO icon. A status window will appear on your desktop. The window will automatically disappear when the
update process is finished. The EDGE icon will also disappear.
8. Unplug the USB cable. This will reset EDGE GREEN and when it comes out of reset, it will be running the new firmware.
After coming out of RESET, EDGE GREEN will be in a factory default state, which means that EDGE GREEN will run the setup
Wizard. So, the first thing you will see is the Wizard screen. You can either use the Wizard to restore your settings, or press the
LEFT arrow button on the remote to exit the Wizard.
You can verify that the new firmware is running by pressing the INFO button and using the arrow button on your remote to get to the
firmware version page.
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Appendix: Cables for Video & Audio
Appendix: Cables for Video & Audio
Video Cables
HDMI to HDMI
Use an HDMI to HDMI cable to:
 Connect the HDMI output of a
source component to an HDMI input
on your EDGE GREEN.
 Connect the Video/Audio output of
your EDGE GREEN to an HDMI input
on your TV.
Connect the Audio HDMI output of
your EDGE GREEN to an HDMI input
on your AV Receiver.

DVI to HDMI Adapter Cable.
Use a DVI to HDMI cable to:
 Connect the DVI output of a source
component to an HDMI input on your
EDGE GREEN.
Connect from the Video/Audio
HDMI output of your EDGE GREEN to
the DVI input on a display.

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Video Cables
Triple RCA to RCA (Component
Video)
This cable is a triple RCA style cable
(same connectors on both ends of the
cable). Use it to connect from the analog
component output of a source to a
Component input of your Edge Green.
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Video Cables
RCA Cable
This is the most basic type of
Video cabling. RCA Cables carry
baseband NTSC, PAL, and
SECAM signals, which are older
analog standards.
RCA cables are also used to
transport digital audio signals. In
this application, the connector is
called “Coax.” EDGE GREEN has
one Coax input for digital audio
Paired RCA cables are used for
the analog stereo audio input
L - Stereo - R
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Video Cables
Plug the 5 RCA cables into the 5 connecters inside
the white boundary.
The Red, Green, and Blue cables connect to the
Red, Green, and Blue connectors.
The Black and White cables connect to H and V.
Look for H and V labels on the cable; the Black and
White colors are non-standardized regarding
function.
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Audio Cables
Optical Audio Cable
Optical cables are used to carry digital
audio signals encoded in the SP/DIF
format.
For sources that don’t have HDMI, you can
use an Optical cable to connect the source’s
audio output to an audio input on your
EDGE GREEN.
EDGE GREEN has 3 Optical Audio Inputs.
EDGE GREEN has 1 Optical Audio Output.
It can be used to connect digital audio to an
AV Receiver if the Receiver does not
support HDMI input.
HDMI
HDMI is described in the video cable section. HDMI is the only interconnection scheme that can carry both audio and video on the
same cable.
Coax
Coax is a shorthand way of saying “coaxial cable.” In the consumer audio/video industry, the term “Coax” is is a type of digital audio
interconnect which uses an RCA style cable. Coax cables may be colored orange. Coax carries a digital audio signal called SP/DIF.
Analog Stereo (RCA Cables)
Analog Stereo is an audio interconnect found usually on older equipment. As the name implies, the signals are analog and a stereo 2
channel signal is carried on RCA style connectors. Usually, these cables are colored Red/White.
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Which Cable Should I Use?
Your audio and video components may have multiple types of connectors, Which type should you use if you have a choice? Your
choice of cables can affect the capability of your system. The guide below will help you choose the optimum cable for your setup.
Cables for Your TV
If your TV has an HDMI input, choose an HDMI to HDMI cable. Connect the cable from the Video/Audio connector on the back
connector panel to the HDMI input of your TV. Most TVs have multiple inputs, so you will need to switch your TV to the HDMI input
connected to your DVDO EDGE GREEN. You may never need to switch inputs on your TV again because your DVDO EDGE
GREEN will handle switching in your setup.
The HDMI cable also carries audio to your TV, so you can use your TV’s audio for sound.
If your TV has a DVI input, choose an HDMI to DVI adapter cable. You will need to switch your TVs input to use DVI.
DVI does not carry audio. You will probably need an AV Receiver for sound processing. The AV Receiver can be connected with an
HDMI or optical cable.
Cables for your AV Receiver
If your AV Receiver has HDMI inputs, you should use an HDMI to HDMI cable, connected between the HDMI Audio output of the
DVDO EDGE GREEN and an HDMI input on your receiver. You will need to switch your AV Receiver to use the HDMI input. You
should not have to switch audio in your receiver again because your DVDO EDGE GREEN will handle switching for you.
If your AV Receiver does not have HDMI, then you can use an Optical cable to connect your DVDO EDGE GREEN to your AV
Receiver.
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Appendix: Cables for Video & Audio
4: Cables
Selecting AV Input Cables for Highest Quality
Video Cable Hierarchy
If you have a choice of video cables, use the list below to make the best choice. Use the lowest numbered cable on the list to achieve
optimum video quality.
1. HDMI
HDMI to HDMI cable. This will connect both audio and video.
2. DVI
DVI to HDMI adapter cable. You will need a separate cable for audio.
3. Component
Component to Component cable. You will need a separate cable for audio.
4. S-Video
S-Video cable. You will need a separate cable for audio.
5. Video
Video cable. You will need a separate cable for audio.
Audio Cable Hierarchy
If you have a choice of audio cable types, you can se the lowest numbered cable on the list below to achieve optimum audio quality.
1. HDMI
HDMI to HDMI cable. This will connect both audio and video.
2. Optical
Optical maintains the audio signal in digital form, which reduces processing and preserves quality.
3. Analog Stereo (L - Stereo - R)
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More information on Simplay Labs, LLC and the DVDO product family can be found
on the Simplay Labs website www.simplaylabs.com
Additional information can be found there including:
 The full DVDO EDGE GREEN User Guide
 Warranty information
 Customer support resources
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