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 Post subject: Sony HIL-C2EX added AC-3 info plus other info.
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Random things we've been working on over at the Facebook's -

See attached picture for AC-3 points on Sony HIL-C2EX / Panasonic LX-HD20 (all credit goes to Facebook member Bill Deleo who mapped out the points for me and made this diagram). These points are all exposed by simply removing the top of the player, not at all complicated.

"Direct Video" connection from C2EX can be added to HD20.

See link to YouTube video of my presentation of these players and why I think they are part of the perfect real time LD setup which includes the eval board and a couple of processors.

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https://youtu.be/PmXWRisw-Ec
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 Post subject: Re: Sony HIL-C2EX added AC-3 info plus other info.
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2020, 17:46 
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Some pics if you don't want to watch the video -

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 Post subject: Re: Sony HIL-C2EX added AC-3 info plus other info.
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 14:10 
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Thanks for posting this info.

Now I just need to get one of my C2EX's working!
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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 14:55 
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So I assume that the direct output bypasses OSD as well?
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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 17:29 
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So the info is for adding AC-3 and also bypassing all video and Hi-vision to make this an LD only?

How does the PQ match with other stuff and how much more noticeable than before the mods on LD only?
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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 18:31 
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rein-o wrote:
So the info is for adding AC-3 and also bypassing all video and Hi-vision to make this an LD only?

How does the PQ match with other stuff and how much more noticeable than before the mods on LD only?


Yes to adding AC3. I didn't actually disable Hi-vision, just removed the board that its RCA jacks are on.

The Sony has a BNC output labeled "direct video", per the service manual this goes through NTSC Video Processor and NTSC TBC only. The composite out then goes through Sync Timing, Field Memories, and Combine filter.

The "direct video" output is noticeably cleaner, sharper, and less noisy. The Panasonic clone does not have the BNC "direct video" out but the the board has a place to grab it from, it just isn't being utilized. All I did for that was plug into the existing board and add the "direct video" output to my Panasonic.


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 Post subject: Re: Sony HIL-C2EX added AC-3 info plus other info.
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 18:33 
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audioboyz1973 wrote:
So I assume that the direct output bypasses OSD as well?


No you still get blue screen with "Stop" and "Play".
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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 16:45 
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Thanks,

These may be some of my hobby to do lists in the future if we get back on track.

The Genlock, I bought one but it was the wrong unit.
And looking for one of these to tinker with.
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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 17:23 
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rein-o wrote:
Thanks,

These may be some of my hobby to do lists in the future if we get back on track.

The Genlock, I bought one but it was the wrong unit.
And looking for one of these to tinker with.


Eval board is huge bang for your buck if you want to toy with something.
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