NEC TheaterSync User Manual

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NEC TheaterSync Video Processor

User Manual

Document No. MKT-0026-UMN-1.002F

NEC Solutions, Inc.

MKT-0026-UMN-1.002F

TheaterSync Video Processor User Manual

Copyright and Trademark Information

Portions copyright © 2005 Silicon Optix Inc

All Rights Reserved.

Portions of the information contained in this document are protected by worldwide copyright. All rights are reserved by Silicon Optix Incorporated.

Product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Silicon Optix™, eWARP™, AnyPlace™, Hollywood Quality Video (HQV™), and REALTA™ are trademarks of Silicon Optix Inc.

HQV® and REALTA® are also registered trademarks of Silicon Optix Inc. in USA.

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Table of Contents

1

Preface.....................................................................................................................................

4

 

1.1

Limited Warranty ..............................................................................................................

4

 

1.2

Related Documents............................................................................................................

6

 

1.3

FCC Statement ..................................................................................................................

6

 

1.4

Safety.................................................................................................................................

7

2

Introduction...........................................................................................................................

10

 

2.1

General Description.........................................................................................................

10

3

Installation.............................................................................................................................

14

 

3.1

List of Standard Components ..........................................................................................

14

 

3.2

Setting up your TheaterSync ...........................................................................................

14

4

TheaterSync User Interface .................................................................................................

16

 

4.1

IR Remote Control ..........................................................................................................

16

 

4.2

TheaterSync Operational Modes .....................................................................................

17

5

On-Screen Menu ...................................................................................................................

22

 

5.1

OSM Menu Structure ......................................................................................................

22

 

5.2

Aspect Ratio ....................................................................................................................

30

6

Appendix A............................................................................................................................

36

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1 Preface

1.1Limited Warranty

NEC Solutions (America), Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under the following terms and, subject to the conditions set forth below, agrees to repair or replace (at NEC Solutions’ sole option) any part of the enclosed unit which proves defective. Replacement parts or products may be new or refurbished and will meet specifications of the original parts or products.

HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY?

Parts and labor are warranted for (1) one year from the date of the first customer purchase.

WHO IS PROTECTED?

This warranty may be enforced only by the first purchaser.

WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS NOT COVERED

Except as specified below, this warranty covers all defects in material or workmanship in this product. The following are not covered by the warranty:

1.Any product which is not distributed in the U.S.A. or Canada by NEC Solutions or which is not purchased in the U.S.A. or Canada from an authorized NEC Solutions dealer.

2.Any product of which the serial number has been defaced, modified, or removed.

3.Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:

a.Accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning or other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product.

b.Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by NEC Solutions.

c.Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier).

d.Removal or installation of the product.

e.Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.

f.Burns or residual images upon the phosphor of the panel.

4.Cartons, carrying cases, batteries, external cabinets, magnetic tapes, or any accessories used in connection with the product.

5.Service outside of the U.S.A. and Canada.

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WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR AND WHAT WE WILL NOT PAY FOR

We will pay labor and material expenses for covered items, but we will not pay for the following:

1.Removal or installation charges.

2.Costs of initial technical adjustments (set-up), including adjustment of user controls. These costs are the responsibility of the NEC Solutions dealer from whom the product was purchased.

3.Shipping charges.

HOW YOU CAN GET WARRANTY SERVICE

1.To obtain service on your product, consult the dealer from whom you purchased the product.

2.Whenever warranty service is required, the original dated invoice (or a copy) must be presented as proof of warranty coverage.

When mailing the request for service, always include your name, address, and a description of the problem(s).

3.For the name of the nearest NEC Solutions authorized service center, call NEC Solutions at 800-836-0655.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Except for the obligations specifically set forth in this warranty statement, we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other types of damages, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES

NEC Solutions’ liability for any defective product is limited to the repair or replacement of the product at our option. NEC Solutions shall not be liable for:

1.Damage to other property caused by any defects in this product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, commercial loss; or

2.Any other damages whether incidental, consequential or otherwise. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

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HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THE WARRANTY

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

TELEPHONE 800-836-0655

NEC SOLUTIONS (AMERICA), INC.

1250 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 500 Itasca, Illinois 60143-1248

Note: All products returned to NEC Solutions (America), Inc. for service MUST have prior approval. To get approval, call NEC Solutions (America), Inc. at 800-836-0655.

1.2Related Documents

TheaterSync Service Manual

1.3FCC Statement

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential/office installation. The equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced Radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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1.4Safety

1.4.1 Important Safety Instructions

This symbol warns the user of uninsulated voltage within the unit that can cause dangerous electric shocks.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

This symbol alerts the user that there are important operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.

Read the User Guide carefully and completely before operating the unit. Be sure to keep the User Guide in a near-at-hand location for future reference. Strictly follow all warnings and cautions in this User Guide, as well as the following safety suggestions. To prevent electric shock or injury, follow these safety instructions in the installation, use, and servicing the unit.

1.4.2 Installation

Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may result in the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.

Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water; for example, near a bathtub, washbasin, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, water spa, or the like.

Heat - Do not use this unit near sources of heat, including heating vents, stoves, or other appliances that generate heat. Also, do not place this product in temperature environments greater than 45oC (104oF).

Mounting Surface - If not installing the unit in a standard equipment rack using the recommended mounting brackets, place the unit on a flat, even surface. Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall causing serious injury to a person and/or serious damage to the appliance.

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Portable Cart - An appliance and cart combination should be moved with extreme care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.

Ventilation - Locate the unit with adequate space around it so that proper heat ventilation is assured. Allow 10 cm (4 in) clearance from the rear and top of the unit, and 5 cm (2 in) from each side.

Slots and openings in the unit's case are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the unit and to prevent overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by operating the unit while placed on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase unless adequate ventilation is provided.

Entry of Foreign Objects and Liquids - Never push foreign objects of any kind into this unit through the ventilation slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-circuit electrical/electronic parts that could result in fire, or electric shock, or both. Never spill liquid of any kind onto the unit.

Electric Power - Only operate the unit from the type of electric power source indicated on the unit's labeling. If you are not sure of the type of power supply that is available in your home or workplace, consult your appliance supplier or local power company.

Grounding or Polarization - This unit is provided with a 3-pin, grounded, alternating current line plug. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. Do not try to defeat the safety purpose of the plug.

Power Cord Protection - Route power supply cords so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by placing items upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.

Overloading - Do not overload wall power outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

Lightning - For added protection for this unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the power outlet. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning or power surges.

1.4.3 Maintenance

Cleaning - Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Only use a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzene, or paint thinner.

Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this unit from the power outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power cord or plug is damaged.

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If liquid has been spilled or foreign objects have fallen into the unit.

If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.

If the unit does not operate normally, following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and may require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation.

If the unit has been dropped or the case has been damaged.

When the unit exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.

Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

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2 Introduction

2.1General Description

The NEC TheaterSync (see Figure 1) is a high performance video signal processor intended as a companion for plasma and projector displays. TheaterSync brings the power of Silicon Optix HQVTM (“Hollywood Quality Video”TM) technology to viewers of plasma and projector displays. Initially conceived in the military research labs of Lockheed Martin and then refined and commercialized by Teranex and Silicon Optix, HQV video processing has been the technology of choice of film and video professionals in broadcast and studio environments for years. A breakthrough in cost reduction and packaging now enables this revolutionary technology - previously found only in Professional Post Production, Film Editing and Broadcast Studios – to be delivered to your home or business viewing environment.

Figure 1: NEC TheaterSync Video Processor

As a video signal processor, TheaterSync receives the video signals generated by a wide variety of consumer electronic and professional devices, switches between them, and applies HQV signal processing to the selected signal (see Figure 2). The processed signal is then scaled to the appropriate resolution and aspect ratio of the plasma panel, projector, or other display device. HQV signal processing includes the following powerful features:

State-of-the-art, motion-adaptive de-interlacing for both SDTV and HDTV

Temporal Recursive Noise Reduction

Codec Noise Reduction (includes mosquito noise reduction and block artifact removal)

Detail Enhancement

Fully-automatic detection and correction for multiple film/video cadences (3:2, 2:2, varispeed, 6:4, 8:7, etc.)

AnyPlaceTM technology for extreme off-axis keystone correction

Brightness-Contrast Enhancement

Color Space Conversion and Color Temperature Adjustment

For more information on HQV technology, visit http://www.hqv.com.

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Figure 2: Typical TheaterSync Application

TheaterSync also performs a number of useful signal processing functions such as high-quality video scaling, switching, extreme keystone correction and audio delay, thus eliminating the requirement for stand-alone scalers or audio delay units within your system.

TheaterSync offers access to a truly wide range of signal inputs – everything from SDTV (composite, S-Video and component) to HD-SDI and all popular video and computer graphics signals in between (including analog RGB, DVI, and HDMI) may be selected as inputs.

TheaterSync provides video output in HDMI, DVI and analog RGB formats on dedicated connectors.

All this functionality can be controlled through a simple 20-button IR remote control unit (see Figure 5). Simple navigation keys bring access to a simple, yet elegant OSM (On-Screen Menu). Video input device selection is accomplished using dedicated IR remote buttons. Access to the HQV features is also provided through dedicated IR remote buttons. Also, TheaterSync provides the professional user with flexible control methodologies of RS-232, USB and Ethernet. For details on the control programming protocol, refer to the TheaterSync Service Manual.

The TheaterSync video processor is available in a compact and attractive desktop package that can be rapidly fitted to a standard 19” rack using a rack mounting kit (included).

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Features and Specifications

Input Video Signals

¾Composite Video (NTSC, PAL and SECAM)

¾S-Video (NTSC and PAL)

¾Component (YPbPr for SDTV and HDTV in American and European formats)

¾Analog RGB (VGA to SXGA60Hz)

¾DVI (VGA to QXGA)

¾HDMI

¾SDI (including HD-SDI and audio)

Output Video Signals

¾Analog RGB (VGA to UXGA)

¾DVI (VGA to QXGA)

¾HDMI

Input Audio Signals

¾S/PDIF

¾Toslink

¾HDMI

Output Audio Signals

¾S/PDIF

¾Toslink

¾HDMI

Video and Audio Processing Capability

¾Scaling

¾Extreme Keystone Correction (+/- 40o horizontal, +/- 30o vertical)

¾Audio Delay

¾Input Switching

¾Aspect Ratio Correction

¾HQV Video Processing …

Temporal-Recursive Noise Reduction

Codec Noise Reduction

Fully-automatic cadence detection and correction

Detail Enhancement

Advanced motion-adaptive de-interlacing

Control

¾IR Remote Control

¾RS-232

¾USB (for connection to Crestron / AMX boxes)

¾Ethernet

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