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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Psyclone PSC01 and the Motorola 6416 HD/DVR

Some months ago, I posted about my pleasure in experience with my Psyclone PSC01 multimedia source selector for my home entertainment system. While it does not support the newest popular interface, HDMI -- it does support component video, optical audio among others. And since my Sony Projection TV (KP-51HW40) does not support HDMI, no skin off of my back. :-)

In this update to the previously posted review, I have had my Psyclone PSC01 configured and working for the last six months. It has been a solid device for me, offering fairly seamless integration of all my major devices (Wii, PS3, DVD, and HDTV) to my home theater system and dated Sony ES receiver and wide-screen projection TV. Not a complaint was in sight until my recent Verizon FiOS installation.

I had enough problems with my Verizon FiOS television service installation, but it also introduced a problem with my Psyclone PSC01 source selector. For some reason, when the Motorola 6416 HD/DVR was connected to the source selector it caused a ton of interference with all of my other devices. While the Nintendo Wii was ok, both the Sony Playstation 3 and the Sony DVD player had lines scrolling across the screen making the images unrecognizable.

A couple internet sites stated that if you had multiple grounded from products, creating a ground loop and thus you get horizontal scrolling bars. After removing a third prong from the Sony PS3, I still had the lines.

I even tried to reduce the signal strength of the the Motorola 6416 HDTV Receiver and DVR, but it was not successful. At the end of the day, I had to route the video signal from the Motorola 6416 directly to the television left the optical audio on the Psyclone PSC01. This cleared up the issue, even if it is not the most convenient.

Has anyone else ran into a similar problem?

6 comments:

Adam said...

yes, i'm just now having this same problem... i'll try your solution

Adam said...

plugged the component output from my uverse box directly into a free component input on the tv. works like a charm. thanks for the tip.

Stobe said...

Looks like I have the same problem, except worse. Of the 4 HD devices I have hooked up, only my Fios DVR shows on the TV. The TV tells me the other 3 devices are "Not Supported", which typically means they are at the wrong resolution or frequency. Most likely caused by the interference or ground loop. I'm going to try hooking the DVR right to the TV, and keep the other 3 devices on the switch.

Ken Hanscom said...

That does sound much worse than my issue. Good luck with putting it directly in. I recently replaced my Sony ES-333 with a SONY DA5300ES and was able to remove the Psyclone from my system. The Sony manages the variable inputs very well.

Ken Hanscom said...

That does sound much worse than my issue. Good luck with putting it directly in. I recently replaced my Sony ES-333 with a SONY DA5300ES and was able to remove the Psyclone from my system. The Sony manages the variable inputs very well.

Jason said...

I just got the FiOS DVR yesterday and have been experiencing the same problem with my xbox 360. I'm happy I found this thread and will try out the advice!