Yesterday I tried to put my Dreamscreen 4K DIY-Kit into operation. The Ambient mode works, but as soon as I activate the Video mode, the LEDs remain dark or correspond to the set value of Minimum Luminosity.
My components are wired as follows:The DS 4K is connected to the AVR Denon X3400H (video conversion = off) with the supplied ribbon HDMI cable . From DS 4K to Full HD TV is a new 2m HDMI Premium cable wired.
In addition, I get only a picture on some input signals displayed. Steam Link works (only Picture, no LED), Fire TV Stick 4k and SAT receiver not (No Picture and No LED).A change of the HDMI cable between DS 4K and AVR (older HDMI 2.0 cable and a new 2m) was also unsuccessful.
Various tests with HDMI cables and HDMI input ports on the AVR showed that not all components can be operated between AVR (Denon X3400H) and TV. My satellite receiver and Fire TV Stick 4k only shows a picture if they are operated directly on the Dreamscreen 4k and this is then connected to the AVR. Since my AVR is controlled by Harmony and voice control, this is unfortunately an unacceptable constellation.
Desired installation: Technisat ISIO STC UHD satellite receiver -> AVR -> Dreamscreen 4K -> TV (LED Video mode works, but shows no picture) Fire TV Stick 4k -> AVR -> Dreamscreen 4k -> TV (LED Video mode works, but shows no picture)
Functioning installation: Technisat ISIO STC UHD satellite receiver -> Dreamscreen 4K -> AVR -> TV (LED Video mode works and picture is shown) Fire TV Stick 4k -> Dreamscreen 4k -> AVR -> TV (LED Video mode works and picture is shown)
Desired and working installation: Steam Link -> AVR -> Dreamscreen 4k -> TV (LED Video mode works and picture is shown) PS3 -> AVR -> Dreamscreen 4k -> TV (LED Video mode works and picture is shown)
After reading the second post more thoroughly. I think your AVR settings need to be changed to pass a signal the ds can handle, could be the tv as well. Play with the video setting for color bit depth, color palette, color representation, etc. I know there are posts on here that people have said what settings have worked for them in the 4k resolutions. I apologize but can't recall the settings that worked, may need to search for those. Hope this helps !
I have a Denon X2300W. I’ve struggled to display anything at all through the DS but I have had some success with a PC as a direct input, and by turning off signal processing (for volume etc overlays).
The main issue I’ve found in terms of signal for the screen is not using the HDMI port that has HDR 4:4:4 chroma enabled. Using this port I can see my Apple TV in HDR, but all other sources fail to display (except for setup screens on amp).
By switching to a non HDR input on my TV I’m able to switch any source to display through the DS!
I get zero LED illumination in video mode. Zilch. Ambient is ok and all light up fine, but music and video modes are totally dead. Not entirely sure what the problem is but am discussing with tech support.
I think I saw the LEDs light up on the PC signal previously but I’ve spent that long troubleshooting I’m doubting my own memory now!