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 Post subject: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2023, 05:45 
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I recently purchased a 2144 directly from Lumagen and it has a noisy composite input. I paid $3700 for this gigantic pile of s**t.

I contacted Jim at lumagen and tried various combinations of cabling and couldn't seem to get rid of this TERRIBLE scrolling hum bar that varies in frequency. I even resorted to using my Keces P8 linear power supply from my Radiance pro.

So I sent this thing back to Lumagen for service after twisting Jim Peterson's arm about it.

He REFUSES to admit there is a problem with it because he tested using the COMPONENT outputs of a bluray player at 480p.

I really want to prove to this guy that I ain't some incompetent a-hole.

I just want something done and get my 2144 back in working order. Not some HALF ASSED attempt at testing and "Whelp! It looks good to me!"

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2023, 06:07 
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drewmanfu0 wrote:
I recently purchased a 2144 directly from Lumagen and it has a noisy composite input.


Covering the basics but I'm sure you did that already:

Did you try different devices with composite video output?
Both composite (Vid11 and Vid12) had the same issue?
Is it the most recent firmware? (072017)

I don't think power source is an issue as the R2144 has an external rectifier.

Keep us posted!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2023, 06:33 
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Julien,

I have covered all the bases. Even moved the darn thing to a different room. Both inputs exhibit the same noise.

My eval board and Kramers don't have the noise.

It's not a 50/60hz hum. It's a cyclic hum that varies, stays still for a second, reverses and repeats. Component video also experiences a flickering band near the top of 2.35 frame. Also verified with multiple sources.

I got someone to loan me one, but it's going to cost $130 is shipping and insurance to get it here.

All in all I am pretty disappointed in the service I have recieved on a $3700 USED processor with a 1 year "warranty".
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/LQTYvzigWb5YJRip7

Link to the video demonstrating the noise.

Players were a mixture of 2 X0s and 2 hil-c1 Sonys and an LD-V800 using BNC and rca cables to test.

I think the video was a C1 but all players exhibit the noise.

Thing is there is one common denominator here in all the various ways of testing and that's the 2144. Switching out the 2144 for the XE I was replacing yields a noise free image.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2023, 21:07 
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drewmanfu0 wrote:
I recently purchased a 2144 directly from Lumagen and it has a noisy composite input. I paid $3700 for this gigantic pile of s**t.


That’s really not good, I’m sure I’d be gutted too if I found myself in this situation. Next time I’m in my home theatre ( which will likely be tomorrow) I’ll fire up the 2144 and see how it looks with my X9 if it’s of any help and report back, would have been happy loan the 2144 to a local fellow forum member/ Lumagen owner but as we are in different continents with a rather big ocean in between then it makes things just a little difficult. In the meantime I hope you can maybe get the thing sorted to your satisfaction!
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2023, 13:14 
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2023, 13:20 
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pbiancardi wrote:
I have two words for anyone still using Lumagen products - MadVR Envy.


what is this device, what does it do?
what does it improve?
where do I buy one?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone near SE Michigan have a 2144 to loan.
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2023, 14:30 
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pbiancardi wrote:
I have two words for anyone still using Lumagen products - MadVR Envy.


what is this device, what does it do?
what does it improve?
where do I buy one?


It is hands down the best video processor ever made - the upscaling blows Lumagen completely out of the water.

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