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Settings for running PS3 with Yamakasi Catleap 2B

post #1 of 6
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone can help me out with the settings required to run a PS3 on a Yamakasi 2B.

I currently have the PS3 set to 720p and the monitor (in Nvidia control panel set to 1280 x 720 @ 60HZ) and its displaying what appears to be 8 stretched images (see photo). Using a dual link cable too.

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Originally Posted by technoir View Post

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone can help me out with the settings required to run a PS3 on a Yamakasi 2B.

I currently have the PS3 set to 720p and the monitor (in Nvidia control panel set to 1280 x 720 @ 60HZ) and its displaying what appears to be 8 stretched images (see photo). Using a dual link cable too.

2wnof41.jpg
Describe this set up of yours. The PS3 feeds into the PC? The PC then feeds into the monitor?
post #3 of 6
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OK, so from the PS3 to monitor I just have a HDMI to DVI-D cable (like this: http://tinyurl.com/nhu59os), have also tried another cable like this.
The PC isn't actually connected to the PS3 or the monitor when the PS3 is connected to the monitor. I set the resolution of the monitor to 1280 x 720 @ 60Hz in the Nvidia CP before disconnecting the PC from the monitor and connecting the PS3 to it (not sure that setting this makes any difference though once its disconnected from the PC). The PS3 has been set to output 720p using a TV with HDMI port beforehand.
Edited by technoir - 8/1/13 at 5:19pm
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OK, so from the PS3 to monitor I just have a HDMI to DVI-D cable (like this: http://tinyurl.com/nhu59os), have also tried another cable like this.
The PC isn't actually connected to the PS3 or the monitor when the PS3 is connected to the monitor. I set the resolution of the monitor to 1280 x 720 @ 60Hz in the Nvidia CP before disconnecting the PC from the monitor and connecting the PS3 to it (not sure that setting this makes any difference though once its disconnected from the PC). The PS3 has been set to output 720p using a TV with HDMI port beforehand.
Hm.

I'm going to say that the problem is the lack of a scalar in the monitor. Scaling to 720p in Nvidia software may not be actually sending a 720p signal (it may be sending a 1440p signal, upsampled by Nvidia from a 720p picture), which would work. Since your PS3 couldn't output a 1440p signal even if the HDMI -> DL-DVI cable was real (the cable you have is an HDMI->SINGLE link-DVI cable, no matter what anyone claims and no matter what pins it actually has; HDMI is NOT compatible with dual link DVI), then the monitor gets confused when it gets this non-1440p signal. And without a scalar, it can't handle non-1440p.

Or so the theory goes. My 2B worked on BIOS on a "non-compatible" video card and some non 1440p resolutions.

I hope you did not buy this monitor for your PS3.
post #5 of 6
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That's interesting, so those cables aren't actually dual link anyway.

Yes, I knew that the Catleap non Multi's didn't have scalers but thought there was a workaround using this or a similar method. So when you say that your 2B "worked on BIOS", you mean with a hacked PS3 bois?

No, have had the monitor a while, just thought I'd grab a PS3 super slim to give The Last of Us a bash biggrin.gif

So is there anything else I can try to get it working, other resolutions, etc. (apart from hacking the PS3) ?

Cheers
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That's interesting, so those cables aren't actually dual link anyway.
Yeah. HDMI type A (100% of HDMI plugs on the market) to DVI cables cannot exist, as HDMI and Dual link DVI are electrically incompatible protocols.
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Yes, I knew that the Catleap non Multi's didn't have scalers but thought there was a workaround using this or a similar method. So when you say that your 2B "worked on BIOS", you mean with a hacked PS3 bois?

No, have had the monitor a while, just thought I'd grab a PS3 super slim to give The Last of Us a bash biggrin.gif

So is there anything else I can try to get it working, other resolutions, etc. (apart from hacking the PS3) ?

Cheers
It worked on my PC BIOS.

I thought if you fed it a 720p signal, it would display fine as well. However, doesn't seem to be it. I always avoided that situation anyways... if someone wanted to plug something other than a PC into one of these, I would always, always recommend a multi-input, just to avoid running into potential problems. Seems that it may be more than "potential". You could try forcing 720p output of your video card to see if the 2B can handle a 720p signal from your computer.
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