FIRST AND FOREMOST: THIS IS NOT A WINDOWS 8 BASHING THREAD, IF YOU DON'T LIKE WINDOWS 8 DON'T COMMENT!
Windows 8 Pro all latest updates and drivers (exccept vid card)
Silverstone GD04 case
Coolermaster 550W Power supply
i5 3570k H60 cooler
AMD Radeon 7950 HDMI out 12.10 drivers
120GB Vertex 2 SSD for OS
1TB for program files and recorded TV
2TB for Hyperspin setup in progress
LG Blu-ray reader / writer
HDMI from HTPC goes to Denon 3808CI receiver, then out to Philips 52" 120Hz 1080p 7403 HDTV
There was one registry fix I had to do because audio kept dropping out constantly and was incredibly annoying, other than that most everything should be stock in the way of software and setup
LAV Filters being used to bitstream DTS-HD and True-HD to receiver.The Problem:
So, after testing windows 8 for quite some time on my main rig I decided to put it on my HTPC before my Media Center Keys expired. I got everything setup nicely but am running in to one odd issue that is starting to tick me off. On playback of some movies through the My Movies application when I start the movie sometimes it will play other times it pops up with the stupid little blue spinning wheel of death and eventually says the path could not be found. Sure enough if I go to the desktop I cant hit the server by name, but I can hit it by IP, but even then I can access the shares. If I wait about 1 minute the connection is restored. Then sometimes (obviously) the movies play back just fine. It is mostly blu-ray mkvs I am having this trouble with, and did notice it on some .wma audio files (these might be higher bit rate or possibly loss-less I haven't investigated the audio much).
The next issues is Arcsoft TMT, when I go to play a Blu-ray Disc it comes back and tells me that I do not have a HDCP compliant display...
Then Add to that everytime you go to play audio even when something is working lets say for example I am watching a movie and pause it, then play it takes a second for the audio connection to get re-established and start. (same even with testing the speakers form the control panel, it takes a second for each speaker to even get the signal to play the audio)
So, I thought this might be an issue with the AMD HDMI drivers or some combo.... well I decided to switch out my receiver on my main rig (seperate from the HTPC) from a Denon 588 receiver to a Denon 2808CI. This system is using a Nvidia GTX 690...and it is having the same problems (MSI MPower z77 board, i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz, 16GB mem, etc etc).
Files / Movies are served up from a WHS 2011 box with mymovies installed on it. Switch is a D-Link 8 port gigabit switch
Did not have any of these problems on Windows 7
Is anyone else running in to these issues? Any suggestions for this?