Released in 2009. HDfury2 was the world smallest and most powerful HDCP deciphering converter ever built! (Until HDfury x3 & HDfury x4 release. As of today it is still the world smallest !)
The result is a crystal clear image that is perfectly centered with amazing color depth. It features VGA and Component video output, Analog & Optical sound output.
If your TV/projector was built before 2005, it is not HDMI compatible. This means that you’ll never be able to fully use that expensive CRT projector, digital projector, plasma display, or PC screen with new sources like the PS3, Xbox360, Blu-ray players, Cable TV / Satellite boxes, or PC graphics cards. You need HDfury2 to unlock the full potential of your display! Why buy an expensive new display device when your existing one works perfectly well? Enhance your display’s compatibly and value with HDfury2!
Designed by a group of home theater videophiles, the HDfury2 delivers a razor sharp picture with unprecedented colour from any HDMI source, supporting resolutions up to and beyond the FULL HD (1080p) standard. The picture quality improvement when using HDfury2 is immediately obvious, providing an amazingly clear and detailed picture!
HDfury 2 Specs
Main features :
- HDMI input
- Component (YPbPr) and VGA (RGBHV) video output
- Sound output in both Analog and digital Optical through an innovative 3.5mm combo jack
The HDfury2 also includes many first time world exclusive features :
- Perfectly centered image in all standard NTSC/PAL modes (see below)
- Performs Colour Depth Upscaling in all modes (see below)
- Automatic separate SD/HD color-space selection
- Accept third party accessories on its output
- Lowest power consumption of any converter
- Software upgradeable (EDID and Firmware) to never become obsolete!
- Custom profiling to match any display requirements or to limit output resolution
- Screen position adjustment through firmware
- Smaller and is able to handle and include more technology innovations than the original HDfury
Colour Depth Upscaling:
A world first! HDfury2 accepts both digital RGB and component (YCbCr) video over HDMI and automatically processes both correctly for zero loss of dynamic range. HDfury2 takes this HDMI standard 16-235 data and cleverly scales it to a fully maximized output dynamic range (0-255) before sending it out to the final DAC conversion stage. The result is an absolutely stunning and dynamic picture!
Technical details: Component (YCbCr) is sent in a standard 16-235 code range in the HDMI domain. Most other converters simply output this exact same range but in analog form. These other converters basically feed code 16 to the DAC when black is requested and 235 when white is requested. However, DACs do not automatically comply to video standards resulting in code 16 translating into 44mV and 235 into 645mV (if 700mV is the full range) and while black or white crush does not occur, these converters limit the dynamic range resulting in a less than optimal picture. This is highly noticeable when you compare full range (0-255) vs. limited range (16-235).
Perfectly centered image:
Another world first! HDfury2 is the only device that recreates the sync and timing alignment completely and therefore perfectly centers the image according to the SMPTE standards in all modes. This is a major difference in the architecture. No other converter can compete against recreating the syncs completely.
Technical details: RGB as defined by CEA861A/B/C/D specification defines the leading edge of HSyncs at different locations than the SMPTE/ITU standard does for component (YPbPr). This is why ALL but one direct RGB to component converters fail to correctly center the picture. Others disregard time-domain correction placing the image too far “left” on the screen. This is the reason why people using the original HDfury coupled with a typical stand alone converter fail even though the original HDfury is not doing anything “incorrectly”. It simply passes information which will be interpreted incorrectly by many TVs. As well, while less important (but still missing from other converters), HDfury2 outputs tri-level syncs in all HD modes as required by standards. Again, no standalone RGB-converter does this. We have never come across or heard from a customer of a TV that requires tri level sync but still it’s nice to meet the spec and be able to claim compliance.
How does the HDfury2 compare to the original HDfury?
HDfury2: 11 bit, 200 Mhz
Original HDfury: 10 bit, 175 Mhz
HDfury2: HDMI (for greatest compatibility)
Original HDfury: DVI-D (older)
HDfury2: Selectable Component and RGBHV
Original HDfury: RGBHV
HDfury2: YES, Both Analog & Digital Optical
Original HDfury: NO
Automatic image centering?
HDfury2: YES, in all modes
Original HDfury: NO
Colour depth upscaling?
HDfury2: YES, in all modes
Original HDfury: NO
Lowest power consumption:
Original HDfury: NO
HDfury2: YES, Both firmware and EDID
Original HDfury: YES, EDID only
Screen position adjustable via firmware?
Original HDfury: NO
Output resolution limit and custom profiling?
Original HDfury: NO
HDfury2: 6 layer high density class 5 PCB
Original HDfury: 2 layer low density
The HDfury2 solves all of the original HDfury issues, including:
Some source devices have issues handshaking with DVI-D (hdcp) devices such as the original HDfury, requiring the use of an HDMI switch between the source and the original HDfury.
SOLVED! HDfury2 uses an HDMI input instead of DVI-D (hdcp) granting compatibility with all HDMI sources including those that could not handshake properly with DVI-D (hdcp) devices.
Some sources like the Denon 4308 receiver could not handshake with an incomplete CEA861 EDID extension block causing issues with the original HDfury.
SOLVED! The HDFury2 CEA861 EDID extension block is compliant to latest Rev. D.
The picture is shifted to the left on some displays when using the original HDfury and it could not be centered within the display’s adjustment range. Use of external device such as RTC2200 or Box 1020 was needed.
SOLVED! HDFury2 doesn’t shift the picture to the left. It is perfectly centered.
Some sources do not output enough current on their digital output pin#14. Use of external power supply was needed for the original HDfury (either Wall Plug or USB).
SOLVED! HDFury2 consumes 160mA less current while running at 1080p compare to the original HDfury. HDfury2 supports more sources out of the box without requiring the use of the power supply.
Some users reported their original HDfury ran “hot” after many hours of use.
SOLVED! HDFury2 unit runs 1.2w cooler at 1080p than the original HDfury.
The original HDfury is unable to run long analog cables on its output. ex: Displays with VGA cords is problematic.
SOLVED! HDFury2 can run longer analog cables on its output (to approximately 25-35 feet).
Hard to identify when the power supply is required for the original HDfury (some source devices do not provide enough current on pin14).
SOLVED! HDFury2 has a new LED system which indicates power status: If the LED is OFF or blinking then the HDFury2 is not receiving enough power from the source device and the external HDFury2 power supply must be used. If the LED is ON the HDFury2 is receiving adequate power.
- INPUT: Digital HDMI 24p Female Port (100% digital)
- OUTPUT: Analog RGBHV or Component (YPbPr) via HD-15 D-Sub (VGA style) connector
- User Selectable RGBHV / Component (YPbPr) output with a switch
- A HDMI -> HDMI cable is used to connect to an HDMI source
- RGB 4:4:4 (8 bits) digital input
- YCrCb 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 digital input
- Compatible with non-HDCP or HDCP sources
- Compatible with any RGB Display
- Compatible with any YUV Display
- Directly connects to a display’s VGA (RGB) input
- Directly connects to a display’s Component (YPbPr) input using included breakout cable
- Takes less then 1 minute to install (Plug & Play)
- 11bit 200MHz data processing
- Triple video DAC
- RGB-H/V Male Port D-SUB 15 Output video analog signals (0.7Vpp over 75 ohms impedance)
- Ultra short Analog links (<1 cm) on the HDfury2 for optimal quality
- HDMI video bandwidth: 25-165MHz
- HDMI Data Rate – Bandwidth 1.65 Gbit/sec (Single link)
- Supports all HD/SDTV formats from 1080p down to 480i
- HDTV ready (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p48/50/60 compatible)
- DVI 1.0 compliant
- HDMI 1.1 and 1.2 ready
- HDMI 1.3 interoperable
- HDCP compatible with embedded keys loaded
- HDCP ready
- Reprogrammable Firmware
- Screen position adjustable through Firmware and Custom Profile
- Accepts third party accessories on output such as the GAMMA-X (Gamma Correction)
- Automatic Input Format Detection: Digital YCbCr and RGBHV
- Full dynamic range for all input modes to maximize the level of detail
- Automatically switches color-spaces for both HDTV (Rec.709) and SDTV (Rec.601)
- Precise black levels – no black crush in any standard mode
- Stereo High-Quality Analog Audio Output
- Stereo High-Quality Digital/Optical Audio Output
- HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc player compatible
- Playstation3 and Xbox360 compatible
- Satellite and Cable set-top box compatible for HDTV
- HDMI video graphics card compatible
- HDCP compatible with embedded keys loaded
- Energy management : DVI and VESA DPMS compatible
- Ultra low power consumption in Standby (3,5mA)
- Maximum power : 0.4A under 5V (at 1080p/60)
- On-board DC/DC converter (5V) with extra-low EMI signature
- Power +5V from DVI/HDMI
- Blue LED to display active digital link and power status
- Small size : 75x56mm cabinet
- 100% ROHS compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive)
- Installation: The HDfury2 module may be DIRECTLY screwed to the back of the display into the VGA SUB-D plug.
- Shortest RGB and Component (YPbPr) analog video link as possible.
- HDCP rules compliant: No end-user access to decrypted analog video. Once screwed, this module becomes “a part of the display itself”.
- Professional factory made (mass-production) using pick/place and reflow/wave solder pro equipment.
- Gold Plated connectors, tracks and material
- Full aluminium case with thermal dissipation
- Optional +5v input and power supply
- EDID detective feature: EDID eprom can be reprogrammed using a computer through the graphics card (feature reserved for professionals)
- Internal EDID EEPROM with complete CEA861 extension block
- One year warranty
Here is some further informations about HDfury2 way of acting with color space and BTB/WTW based on firmware version / source settings for INPUT HDMI Datastream and Switch position for OUTPUT configuration.
– 1. RGB over HDMI datastream as input and HDF2 set to output RGB: No dynamic processing at all, RGB[0-255] to Analog RGB fullscale [0->0mV and 255->728mV] without colorspace conversion
– 2. RGB over HDMI datastream as input and HDF2 set to output YUV: No dynamic processing at all, RGB[0-255] to Analog YCbCr fullscale [0->Blank level and
255->716mV over blank] (complete range with colorspace conversion)
– 3. YCbCr or YPbPr over HDMI datastream as input and HDF2 set to output RGB (depending on the FW revisions):
– Dynamic processing is done, YUV[16-235] to Analog RGB fullscale [16->0mV and 235->704mV] (Dynamic scaling to complete range with colorspace conversion for V1.41 and V1.5 firmware). BTB and WTW informations clipped for these FW revisions.
– [16->24mV and 255->712mV] (complete range with colorspace conversion for V1.51 firmware). BTB and WTW informations keeped. No dynamic processing at all.
– [0->0mV and 255->772mV] (complete range with colorspace conversion for V1.51 firmware). BTB and WTW informations keeped. No dynamic processing at all.
– 4. YCbCr or YPbPr over HDMI datastream as input and HDF2 set to output YUV (depending on the FW revisions):
– Dynamic processing is done, YUV[16-235] to Analog YUV reduced scale [16->0mV and 235->648mV] (Dynamic scaling to reduced range without colorspace conversion for V1.41 and V1.5 firmware). BTB informations clipped for these FW revisions but TW information ouputed (255->700mV).
– YUV[0-255] to Analog YUV [0 to 16->0mV and 255->704mV]
– (complete range without colorspace conversion for V1.51 firmware). BTB information outputed below blanking level (@ -24mV) and WTW informations keeped and outputed @ ~750mV above blanking level. Dynamic processing is done.
Note : colorspace conversion is the digital treatment that is done by the HDMI receiver to convert RGB to YUV or YUV to RGB. This treatment is done in the digital domain with 10 bits accuracy.
No HDMI? No problem! The HDfury2 upgrades any TV or projector by adding HDMI! Works with any display that accepts either Component (YPbPr/YCbCr) or RGB/VGA! Don’t be stuck watching Blu-ray, DVD, Satellite/Cable at only 480p! Add an HDfury2 and watch hi-def at up to FULL HD 1080p resolution!
Why do I need HDfury2?
How old is your HDTV or projector? If it was bought before 2005 it does not have an HDMI input. This means that you’ll never be able to use the full potential of your expensive projector, plasma display, or PC screen with new sources like the PS3, Xbox360, Blu-ray players, Cable TV / Satellite boxes, or PC graphics cards at up to 1080p FULLHD resolution.
Without an HDMI input your display will be limited to 480p in most cases – that’s only 1/6th the resolution of 1080p FULLHD! You need HDfury2 to unlock the full potential of your display! Why buy an expensive new HDTV when your existing one works perfectly well? Enhance your display’s compatibly and value with HDfury2!
Designed by a group of home theater videophiles, the HDfury2 delivers a razor sharp picture with unprecedented colour from HDMI sources, supporting all resolutions up to 1080p FULL HD. The picture quality improvement when using HDfury2 is immediately obvious, providing an amazingly clear and detailed picture!
Can’t I use the component output on my Blu-ray player and other devices?
- Blu-ray, HD DVD, and DVD players (as well as the Xbox360 and PS3) will not upscale standard DVDs to 1080p over analog outputs. They are limited to 480p output only. The HDfury2 overcomes this limitation.
- If the Image Constraint Token (copy protection) is enabled on Blu-ray or HD DVD discs reduces resolution from 1080p to 540p (1/5th the resolution) over analog outputs. The HDfury2 overcomes this limitation.
- And most importantly: The image quality is significantly worse over analog outputs. The HDfury2 overcomes this limitation.
HDfury2 is what you need to to add digital HDMI 1.2 to your TV to bring it into the next generation and provide the best image quality possible!
Will HDfury2 work for me?
1. Does your display support at least one of the following resolutions: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p?
2. Does it have a Component or RGB (PC/VGA) input connector?
If you answer YES to both questions then HDfury3 will work for you!
What’s Included? / Which cables should I order?
Absolutely everything you need is included. You won’t need to find any of the expensive extras to get up and running. Our kits include:
- HDfury2 Component Cable: For displays with component (Y/Pb/Pr) inputs. Included with every order.
- HDfury2 RGB Cable: For displays with an RGB (VGA) inputs. Basic Kit gives you a choice of one of three RGB cables:
BLUE (VGA to VGA male): For displays with a standard female D-sub VGA style RGB connector. This is the most popular RGB input connector.
GREEN (VGA to 5-BNC male): For displays with 5-BNC input RGB connectors. Used mostly by professional displays.
RED (VGA to Barco Port 3): For Barco CRT projectors only.
- The Advanced Kit includes all three.
If your display only has component inputs you will not use the RGB Cable so it doesn’t matter which you order. If your display has 5 RCA style connectors order the GREEN cable and use five BNC to RCA adapters (sold separately).
- An HDfury3 power supply is required and included with all our kits.
- 6′ USB power cable: Part of the HDfury2 power supply.
- (ADVANCED KIT ONLY) GammaX converter: On most TVs and projectors, movies and games are too dark or missing detail in dark scenes. Gamma-X to fixes this by adding a ‘Gamma Boost’ without washing out the picture. Use the Gamma-X with the HDfury3, HDfury2, HDfury1, HDfury Gamer Edition, or any device with RGB output and enjoy a more vibrant picture with perfect shadow details!
- (ADVANCED KIT ONLY) 6′ HDMI cable: For connecting your source device to the HDfury2.
- (ADVANCED KIT ONLY) 6′ Optical audio cable: A mini-Toslink to regular Toslink/SPDIF (fiber optic) cable for connecting the HDfury2 sound output to your receiver/pre-amp.
GETTING STARTED WITH HDFURY2
1) Is HDfury2 RGBHV output compatible with my Display ? (How to make sure that your display is compatible)
If you are not sure whether or not HDfury2 is compatible with your PC Monitor, CRT Projector, or Plasma/LCD HDTVs we recommend you to perform the following test:
– Setup a PC computer graphic card to 1280×720 resolution (50 or 60hz depending on your location eg: US : 60hz, Europe: 50hz) through its VGA output in order to see if it displays correctly on your screen throught the VGA input (SUB-D HD15/5xBNC/DB9)
If you can see the output it means that you will be able to display 720p from any HDMI or DVI(HDCP) source on your screen using the HDfury2 RGBHV output.
– Setup a PC computer graphic card to 1920×1080 resolution through its VGA output in order to see if it displayed correctly on your screen through its VGA input (SUB-D HD15/5xBNC/DB9)
If you can see the output it means that you will be able to display 1080p from any HDMI or DVI(HDCP) source on your screen using the HDfury2 RGBHV output.
It has been reported that even though some PC monitors allow higher resolutions to be displayed such as 1920×1200 it does not automatically mean that the display supports a 1920×1080 resolution.
As an example both Dell 2405FPW and Sony P234B are listed as 1920×1200 native resolution. Unfortunately the Dell one does not support a 1920×1080 resolution correctly while the Sony one will display it perfectly.
So once again, performing the above test will allow to find out if HDMI 720p or 1080p could be displayed on your screen with HDfury2 RGBHV output.
We believe that the EDID of any 1920×1200 monitor could be updated in order to support 1920×1080 resolution. More on that later.
Plasma and LCD HDTVs are oftenly listed as “Supporting 720p/1080i” or “720p/1080i compatible”.
This does not mean that these displays are TECHNICALLY ABLE to handle 1280×720 or 1920×1080 resolution !
In fact most of them are 1024×768 max resolution
Basically those displays will receive a higher resolution signal through their components or VGA input and DOWNSCALE it to 1024×768 (the best supported resolution)
The well designed (often more expensive) displays will DOWNSCALE 1280×720 or 1920×1080 through both VGA and/or component input. (Ex: Panasonic TH-42PH9WK)
However it has been reported that some do not DOWNSCALE signals sent through the VGA input but only through component !
Therefore it is best to use the above test to make sure that the HDfury2 RGBHV output will work with your display device !
2) Is HDfury2 compatible with my Source ?
HDfury2 is FULLY compatible with all recent HDMI (and/or DVI-D hdcp) source devices such as the PS3, X360 Elite, HD-DVD players, Blu-Ray players, HDMI graphics card and the latest set-top-boxes (STB) and DVD players with HDMI outputs. We recommend that a power supply be used for all sources.
3) Digital and Analog Link between HDMI Source >> HDFury2 >> Display
Straight HDMI cable: If you are experiencing problems getting a HDMI signal displayed correctly from a Toshiba HD-DVD player and you call Toshiba, the first thing they will tell you is to “Please remove any HDMI to DVI adapters in your signal path!”
You should ALWAYS use the supplied breakout (extender) cable that shipped with your HDfury2: No warranty on the quality can be given when using another breakout cable, especially cables that are longer.
4) My display technically supports 1280×720 (and/or 1920×1080) through its VGA or component input (RGBHV either 5xBNC/Sub-D HD15/DB9) and I’m using a recent HDMI source. Unfortunately I have no picture on the screen.
Once you hooked up HDfury2 to your display and ran a HDMI cable to your source the first thing you need to check is the Blue led status: Is the Blue LED ON ?
The led indicates that HDfury2 is receiving enough power from the DVI/HDMI source and ensures that device is now operating and outputting a signal. (by default HDfury2 is set to component output)
If LED is OFF, the HDfury2 is not working, and therefore no signal is going out to your display.
Reasons could be one of the following:
– Your HDMI source is not set to output through HDMI > (ex: on PS3 you must activate HDMI from the display settings)
– Your HDfury2 needs to be setup for your source/display,
5) Some notes on when you first connect the HDfury3 !
When you connect the HDfury3 in RGBHV output mode for the first time you may see the screen shifted to the left > This is normal.
Simply adjust your display’s settings to shift the image back. This needs to only be done once.
On some European CRT displays you will not be able to shift back far enough because of the US/Euro HD ‘porch’ differences.
If this affects you, switch your source to 60Hz to solve the problem. You can setup a new memory and it won’t disturb any of your original settings.
For example, you can connect HDfury2 to your PC VGA screen, and you will see that the first time the picture is shifted to the left.
You can then adjust this setting on your PC display, and it will be perfect. If you connect your computer back to the PC VGA screen, the image will centered as before!
Your screen / display has memory functions to store your settings depending on the source. There is no other settings to adjust.
Why do i need HD (720p) or Full HD (1080p)?
Blu-Ray players, HDMI graphic cards, PS3, Xbox 360 Elite are all able to unleash their true potential (720p/1080p mode) only through the HDMI output. If you want a valid ticket to the Full HD world you either need a compatible display (with HDMI input) or an HDfury2 for your existing display. 1080p FULLHD as found on Blu-ray and HD has over 6 times the resolution as standard DVD and TV. For the best movie and and home theater experience, you *need* Blu-ray/HD.
Why do i need a HDCP compliant display?
HDMI is a new standard that comes with a form of hardware protection called HDCP. If your display doesn’t have a HDMI input you won’t be able to display 720p/1080p signal on it (from HDMI sources). Prior to exchanging Video data, the HDMI source exchanges HDCP keys with HDMI display. Both devices have a special HDCP chip embedded. If your display doesn’t include an HDCP chip, even if it’s technically able to display 720p or 1080p signal, it will display a BLACK SCREEN. On some devices (ex: Playstation3, Xbox360) 1080p mode is only available through the HDMI output!
Does the HDfury2 change the resolution? Upconvert or downcovert?
The HDfury2 does not change the resolution or refresh rate in any way. It converts the digital input signal to an analog RGBHV (VGA) or Component (YPbPr) signal and extracts the audio as well. It also provides HDCP decryption if needed. The HDfury2 outputs whatever resolution you feed it.
What resolutions does the HDfury2 support?
The HDfury2 supports any resolution/refresh rate combination (interlaced or progressive) up to 1080p/60Hz. The only limitation is that your display must support the resolution/refresh rate as well.
I use component cables to connect my Blu-Ray or DVD player to my display device and it works just fine! Why do I need HDfury2?
Blu-Ray and many DVD players can also upconvert standard definition DVDs to higher resolutions (720p, 1080i, 1080p), but they only do this via the HDMI outputs (not component). So if you want to get the higher resolution benefits of your player’s upconversion circuitry, you’re forced to use HDMI. As well, in the future it may not be possible to pass certain high definition content over component video cables. A content flag called the ICT (Image Constraint Token) allows broadcasters and movie studios to limit or “down-res” the HD video signal to standard definition 480P resolution over component video cables. This is not something that has been activated yet, but it could be used at some point in the future. And the most important reason to use HDfury2: The picture quality is substantially better! (Sharper/cleaner/less noise/less ringing/etc). Talk to someone who uses one or read the reviews!
My display has composite (ie: combined) sync with only 4 BNC inputs not 5. (Examples: Barco 7xx/Cine7 or Ampro). What cable do I order? How do I hook it up?
Order the GREEN (5-BNC breakout cable) and combine the H/V sync lines using a $2 BNC T-connector like this. You could also use an Extron 109 or 202 box as well to combine the two sync lines.
My Barco requires negative sync to work. Does the HDfury2 output negative sync?
The HDfury2 does not alter the signal that it is fed in any way. If it is fed a negative sync signal, it will output a negative sync signal. If it is fed a positive sync signal, it will output a positive sync signal. You can use boxes from Extron or Altinex to invert the sync if required. To alter the sync to make it work with your projector, you can add an RTC2200 box to your HDfury2 setup.
I have a scaler or doubler with DVI or HDMI inputs and an RGBHV output connected to my display device. I don’t need an HDfury2 right?
Incorrect. You still need the HDfury2 if you want to use HDMI sources such as Blu-Ray or DVD players that may have HDCP-protected content. The scaler, by law, is not allowed to output content via RGB if the source content is HDCP protected. The scaler will simply TURN OFF its analog RGB output. Only the digital DVI/HDMI outputs will remain on. To solve this, connect the HDfury2 to the DVI or HDMI output of your scaler, and then connect the HDfury2 to your display device. Simple!
I have a scaler or doubler with DVI or HDMI inputs and a DVI/HDMI output connected to my display device’s DVI or HDMI input. I don’t need an HDfury2 right?
Maybe. You still need the HDfury2 if you want to use HDMI sources such as Blu-Ray or DVD players that may have HDCP-protected content *and* your display device does not have an HDMI input. The scaler, by law, must pass the HDCP-protected content all the way to your display device. The display device must decrypt the content. If your display device only has a DVI input, it will not decode HDCP. To solve this, connect the HDfury2 to the DVI or HDMI output of your scaler, and then connect the HDfury2 to your display device. Simple!
I want to connect a longer cable to the output of the HDfury2. Can I do that?
Yes. The HDfury2 supports analog output cables up to 25-35 feet in length.
Does the HDfury2 support 1080p/24fps found in next generation Blu-Ray and HD DVD players?
Yes! As long as you stay under the 1080p/60 bandwidth requirement, the HDfury2 doesn’t care what the resolution or refresh rate is. Note that most displays that do not have HDMI inputs do not work at 24 Hz however. Make sure to set your source devices to 50 or 60 Hz output and not 24 frames (Hz) or “Automatic”.
Will the HDfury2 shift the image to the left or cropped (cut off) in any way like some other converters?
No. Unlike some of the other converters, the HDfury2 includes advanced features to ensure that at all display resolutions, the image stays perfectly centered (in component mode) and not cropped in any way for any display device. In RGB mode the image is passed directly through so make sure your display has image shifting controls if RGB is to be used.
My display only has component (YPbPr) inputs. Does the HDfury2 support component output?
Yes! Unlike the original HDfury, HDfury2 has a user selectable Component (YPbPr) or VGA (RGBHV) output to ensure that it will work with any display device.
My projector or display device has a 3-prong power cable with a ground pin. I’ve bypassed the the ground pin. Is this a problem?
YES! Not only is this very dangerous to you (the homeowner) you may damage your HDfury2 and/or your display. Your HDfury2 warranty is null and void if you bypass the grounding of your display device. Please do not do this! Bypassing ground pins because of ground loop problems, hum problems, or other reasons is very dangerous and only masks the problem. You need to fix the source of the problem. The ground pin is there for your safety and for the safety of your equipment..
I can only get lower resolutions to work. When I set my source to high resolutions like 1080p I don’t get an image!
(1) Your source device likely doesn’t provide enough power to the HDfury2. Make sure to use the included HDfury2 power supply and ensure that your display supports 1080p FULLHD if you want to use 1080p.
(2) Many TVs do not support 1080p and must be fed a 1080i signal instead. Make sure to set your source to 1080i unless your display’s manual specifically states that it supports 1080p.
The picture is blank! I don’t get an image at all from my PS3, Blu-ray player, or other source!
(1) Make sure your display supports the resolution the source is feeding it. If your TV does not support 1080p, set your sources to 1080i. Some sources will automatically use the highest resolution available to them based on what they see connected, and since they see the HDfury2 which supports 1080p FULL HD, the source will ‘think’ you have a 1080p capable TV and is most likely feeding the HDfury2 a 1080p signal. You need to lower this to 1080i in the source device.
(2) Make sure that the 24fps output option in the source device is set to OFF or DISABLED and not AUTOMATIC unless your TV specifically supports 24fps. Most do not, especially older TVs that do not have HDMI inputs.
(3) Make sure you’re using the HDfury2 power supply.
I’m still getting a black screen from my PS3 when using the HDfury2. How can I fix this?
The problem is that you likely connected the HDfury2 to the HDMI port while the PS3 was still setup to output by another port (component or composite). The result is no picture over HDMI. The PS3 will output low resolution on every output when you reset the display settings this way: PS3 in stand by mode, hold on power for 5 sec until you heard 3 beeps.
The PS3 restarts and you can than access low resolution through both HDMI and/or other ports and perform the display test to choose your preferred resolution.
On my PS3 I can see the menu, play games and blu-ray discs, but I get a blank screen or an out of range error message when I play a DVD
You need to change a setting in your PS3: In addition to setting up the HDMI resolution on the PS3 as outlined above, you also have to go under the Blu-Ray playback settings and adjust the DVD upscale feature because by default it will also be 1080p. Another hint: When you first connect an HDfury device to the PS3 (such as the original HDfury, HDfury Gamer Edition, or the HDFury2) the PS3 will ask: “A new HDMI device has been detected, do you want to use it?” Answer ‘YES’ ONLY if your TV is 1080p capable. Otherwise answer ‘NO’, and you will be presented with another screen where you will be able to change the resolution settings and set them manually to whatever your TV supports.
My Sony G90 CRT projector looks funny when I use the HDfury2
Go into the G90 service menu “Input Setting” with the fury installed and set the “Clamp” to HP or H/C from auto. This should straighten out the picture if it is varying in brightness and getting weird bands of dark as scenes change.
My picture ‘blanks out’ from time to time when using the HDfury2. Why is this happening?
Some of the very early HDfury2 units had a defect and these units were replaced. To determine if the issue is with the HDfury2 or elsewhere, use the following logic:
– If the HDfury2 blue LED is OFF during the picture blanking, the problem is with the HDfury2. HKmod will replace it for you.
– If the HDfury2 blue LED is ON during the picture blanking, the problem is with the the component (YUV) cable, RGB cable or the display.
My picture is all green! What’s going on?
You likely have a display that only accepts RGB and you have the switch on the side of the HDfury2 set to component output (YUV). Switch it to RGB.
What sort of power supply does the HDfury2 use? When is it needed?
While the HDfury2 can draw power from the HDMI line, our experience has been that most devices simply do not supply enough power so an external power supply is needed. This is why all of the HDfury2 kits come with a power supply by default. A power supply for the HDfury2 may be ordered on the HDfury order page (the power supplies are the same). If you want to source your own, the power supply must adhere to these requirements:
– Provide REGULATED (+/- 5%) 5VDC power with 0.5A min DC current
– Deliver the power through a small 0.65mm diameter center pin / 2.6mm outer diameter DC plug (like the one often used in cellular phone AC adaptor)
– Provide the correct polarity with ‘plus’ on the OUTER part of the plug and ‘minus’ (ground) on the small center pin of the DC jack.
Trying to use an AC/DC adaptor that doesn’t adhere to these three requirements may destroy the HDFury2.
I couldn’t get the original HDfury1 to work with my Dell 2405FPW display because the Dell doesn’t like HD resolutions. Will the HDfury2 work?
Yes. The HDfury2 supports the Dell 2405FPW display up to 1080i as long as you use the component input.
My display is RGB only (no component input) and I don’t have any image adjustments to compensate for image shifting. What can I do?
Do have an RGB only display and are experiencing image shifting and can’t compensate with your display adjustment? Your solution is to set the HDfury2 to component output and plug it into a Box1040 or leave the HDFury2 in RGB mode and use the Box1020. Both will provide image alignment along with other features such as a cable driver, gamma boost, and switching.
My picture is blank when I play back Blu-ray discs but not when I play DVDs. What’s going on??
Blu-ray discs are natively 1080p/24Hz. You likely have your Blu-ray player set to 24Hz or “Automatic” frame rate output so that it is outputting a 24 Hz (fps) signal. Most displays that do not have HDMI inputs do not work at 24 Hz so you need to turn this off. Either set your Blu-ray player to 50 or 60Hz or set ‘Automatic Frame Rate’ to off. See your Blu-ray manual.
Reviews & Spotlights
“I got mine today and it is FAB. Well done to everyone. Thumbs-up! The unit is ALL metal with the gold colour front bezel. Weighs quite a bit actually. I have only had my XBOX 360 plugged into it with HD DVD Drive add-on (yes I was one of the silly sods that bought one) and the picture is far better than the HDFury1. Colour is spot on and not washed out. I no longer need the audio cable from the XBOX as I have a small 3.5mm jack to jack cable from my HDFury2 to back of TV. ” – Weehappypixie
“ Picture is stunning!” – Chorder
“I just hooked up the Special Edition HDfury2 to my Mitsubishi 55809 RPTV and it works like a champ. I am now watching ‘Luther the Geek’ on a Phillips DVD player that upscales to 1080i. HDFury2 appears to have fixed all the issues, as promised, that plagued those trying to use HDFury1 with RPTVs (at least as far as the Pioneer’s are concerned). The picture is perfectly centered, there are no weird green lines, and no swings in brightness that I had read about in other posts regarding HDFury1. Awesome work. The colors look awesome, and sync locked automatically to the input. No screwing around was needed.“ – Lexx21
“The new Special Edition HDFury2 works great with my Pioneer SD-643HD5 RPTV.” – Schmoe
“I want to congratulate you for a great product. I have a Mitsubishi WS55905 rear projection Television and have tried several devices to connect my PS3 to my television to take advantage of upscaling. I just connected your HDFury2 and it works perfectly. The shifting has gone away and the colors, especially on dark scenes look great.“ – James_Aguirre
“WOW! I must confess, I didn’t really expect to see a difference in the picture quality. Boy was I wrong. The picture is awesome.Everything works exactly as it should. Dish VIP722 to Denon AVR-788 to HDFury2 to Mitsubishi WS55511 TV (component YPbPr input) No problems whatsoever! PS3 looks great. Overall, the best way I can describe the picture is “smooth”. The HDfury2 really shows off what my old set can do. There is no “grainy reds” and the picture seems to be brighter overall. It brought new life to my old Pink Floyd Pulse concert. So many colors and details in that video and the HDfury2 brings it all out. There is no grainy picture, yet the picture looks very sharp. I’m anal rententive about having perfect registration and the TV must be working well because edges are extremely sharp. I didn’t think having the all-metal CurtPalme.com special edition casing would make any difference. But it just adds a touch of class. I was surprised at how heavy it was. But when you pay a premium for something it should be built this way. It feels solid and looks great. Finally, I want to thank the whole gang on a great job. The HDfury2 is a great device. For me there are no flaws. The shipping from Taiwan to, essentially, Washington DC was super fast. On Friday when I received my shipping notice I never expected to be installing it on the following Monday. And everyone on the forums has done a great job keeping my informed about what to expect and when. Kudos to all!!! It was well worth the wait and the money.” – Toejo
“… And just to let you guys know that are running things I think what you are doing is outstanding! The way you are backing up your product makes me trust you even more. You have a long time customer here and I just wanted to say ‘Thank you for your effort’. It is not going unnoticed.” – UGC
“My opinion is that the Fury2 has a sharper image than the Moome EXT-FULLHD. Don’t know why, but I know after an evening of watching the Fury2, never once did I wish for a sharper picture. The increased sharpness of the Fury2 is most evident looking at the text on my HTPC’s windows desktop or watching distance scenes with Blu-ray or HD-DVD.” – Citation4444
“Okay then! This thing does everything that I’ve heard! It really works!!! This is money well spent and will extend the life of the CRT based RPTV that has served me so well for so many years. Sure I don’t have the fancy 1080p that so many other displays boast, but I also have no rainbow or screen-door effect. The HDfury2 maximizes the the functionality of my non-HDMI television, and gives me more time to evaluate the new technological improvements that are coming to market (LaserVue, new LCD display tech). Well done HKMod, Kal and everyone else working on development for this product! The HDfury2 continues to ROCK and has unlocked the full potential of my home theater!” – SpenceJT
“I’m definitely impressed with the module, as it has given my RPTV new life.” – jdbt3027
“The HDfury2 works beautifully. It saved us quite a hefty investment in a new large monitor.” – Mats
“I am very impressed with the quality of this device. Despite the issues with the earlier revisions, this last version 3 is ‘rock solid’. I am using an older Mits RPTV (55809) with component video and the hdfury2 has given it a ‘brand new life’. I’m using a DirecTV receiver through a Harman-Kardon 347 via HDMI switching. Previously, I was using component video and the difference is noticeable. I can’t wait to being acquiring other components to plug in.” – Gregg L.
“… absolutely amazing and as mentioned, brings Customer Service to new level.“ – Cornell
“Video excellent with PS3 and Pioneer DV-48AV elite to a Mitsubishi RPTV. I would advise getting the HDfury2 to anyone especially because of its versatility”. – raildoc500
“HDfury2 arrived today! WOW thanks guys that was quick! Works on my ancient Mitsubishi RPTV, colors are much better and image is more centered.” – micl9
“I am blown away at the speed of your [tech support] response! I must say that yours has been not only the fastest, but the most relevant tech support reply I have ever received. Many thanks. I am also glad that “someone’s reading the content I’ve written” because I must admit that as I drafted my original email to you, I was fairy certain NO ONE was going to bother to actually READ it !! LOL” – Eric B.