DVDO VP50 firmware v1.09

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs & Equipment' started by sprak74, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. sprak74

    sprak74 Gawd

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    Just acquired dvdo vp50 from ebay and was wondering if anyone here has firmware v1.09 that they can sent me? I've tried the one off the internet that I found, but when I updated it, it says the file is corrupted. Thanks.
     
  2. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    Do you need a new firmware?


    You will probably have to ask around on AVS for one.
     
  3. sprak74

    sprak74 Gawd

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    Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
     
  4. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    If they fail try http://www.curtpalme.com/ forums. He used to sell and service them and alot of the old crt guys on there had them.
     
  5. MacrossPlus

    MacrossPlus n00bie

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    I found what you are looking for. If I remember correctly, you need an actual DB-9 port on a computer to do the upload. The USB to Serial converters have issues.
     

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  6. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    oh yuk. You are probably right though, i've had tons of problems with usb->serial for legacy stuff. Off to goodwill to buy a w98 laptop :)

    What did you theater look like? This was pretty high end stuff back in the day.
     
  7. MacrossPlus

    MacrossPlus n00bie

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    I work in the A/V industry. I used to use these to scale everything to the native resolution of the display. Most early LCD/DLP projectors had strange native resolutions or had issues switching from interlaced to progressive and back. I could set all of the inputs to the best native resolution, and then scale the output to the native resolution of the projector. I currently do this with Crestron who sells Digital Matrix Endpoints that have a scaler built in. I can also grab edids from equipment and ask for the correct resolution/format for the destination or upscale to the native resolution of the display/projector.