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Details of the 092203 update

Genlocking- The Vision/VisionPro are now capable of genlocking. Which means that the output timing exactly matches the input timing. This has the benefit of never dropping a frame of video and also serves to slightly minimize lipsync delay. As it was not originally designed to do this we had to compromise the SMPTE standard crt timings slightly--this shouldn't be a problem for the most part but there is the possibility it may not work with some displays (haven't seen one yet). If genlocking doesn't work simply turn it back off--don't feel too bad as it is very hard for most viewers to spot a frame drop since they occur infrequently and a frame accounts for  ~1/60th of a second..

     To enable genlocking the output frame rate should match the input. So if you've got an NTSC input the output rate should be set to 59.94 Hz and if you're using PAL is should be 50.00 Hz. Genlocking defaults to off so you also need to turn it on by pressing "menu",0,9,8,1 on the remote. You can check the status by pressing "menu",0,9,8,2. If it doesn't work on your display you can turn it off by pressing "menu",0,9,8,1 again.

Sidebar Pan- If you spend much time watching material where the aspect ratio creates sidebars you  should probably enable this feature to avoid burn-in of your display. When sidebars are on the Vision/Pro will very slowly move the display back and forth. You can toggle it on/off by pressing "menu",0,9,8,7 on the remote.

Deinterlacing bug fix- under some situations the Silicon Image chipset would get stuck in "film" mode which can result in occasional combing with both DVD's and video.

New Output modes- (users who use only one output resolution will not find this of interest) Prior to this release the output mode has been tied to the input and since there were 2 memories per input you could define 2 output configurations per input (you would need to change the output mode to independent to do this). New to this releiase are 2 output modes called "VRES" and "VRES A/B". In a "VRES" output mode you instead have up to 16 output configurations which are selected independent of the input. In a VRES mode switching to a different resolution recalls the preset configuration for that resolution instead of setting a factory default output configuration. So, for example, if you switch to 720p for the first time you get a factory default 720p as you do in a non-VRES mode. You might then make some adjustments to it and switch to 768p. Now if you switch back to 720p you'll get your adjusted configuration you had set up earlier. In "VRES A/B" you have 8 output configurations for MemA and 8 for MemB and the output automatically switches between MemA/B on an NTSC<->PAL input signal change. So, for example, this allows you to have two 720p output configurations which could be manually switched between by pressing MemA/B or automatically as mentioned before.

      There is also a new output reset command to go along with the VRES modes.  Pressing "menu",0,9,9,8 will reset the current output configuration to the factory default for that resolution.

More Status information-Previously if the menu was not onscreen pressing the ok (or enter) key would report the current input and zoom level. Now by pressing the enter key additional times you can cycle through more status information such as resolution, refresh rate, output type, genlock status, and sidebar pan status.

Gamma correction precision increased- For calibrating the color-of-gray the precision has been increased 10x. This is found in the menu under IN->COLR->CTMP (note: you need to enable the service menu by pressing "menu",0,9,1,0 to enable the presence of this menu item).

Per aspect sharpness settings- Previously sharpness was set per input memory. Some users expressed a preference for different sharpness levels depending on the input aspect. Now after setting the sharpness you have the option of setting it for all input aspect ratios or just the current one.

Output size & position improved- These were previously limited more than necessary and would sometimes unnecessarily interfere with one another.


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