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All registry settings were gathered from this thread, as posted by arfster. You should thank him for all his work.

Download the ATI HD2x00 Registry Tweaks. Follow the instructions there to download and run the program.

Alternatively, you can read below to get more information or add the registry settings yourself.

  • Open the CCC and go to the Information Center > Graphics Software section. Listed for the 2D driver, there will be a registry path with the GUID for your current graphics setup. Just look at the path in the CCC and look at the registry; you will get which part is the GUID (between the curly brackets "{}").

  • Win XP: The settings below will be entered in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Vide o\\{GUID from CCC}\\0000\\ and 0001\\ registry keys. The settings under 0000 are for the first DVI/VGA port, while the 0001 settings are for the second port. Putting the following registry values under both keys will apply the settings to both outputs (likely a good idea).

  • Win Vista: The settings below will be entered in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Vide o\\{GUID from CCC}\\0000\\UMD\\DXVA\\ and 0001\\UMD\\DXVA\\ registry keys. The settings under 0000 are for the first DVI/VGA port, while the 0001 settings are for the second port. Putting the following registry values under both keys will apply the settings to both outputs (likely a good idea).

  • Do not use MKV files or H.264 files created with the x264 encoder when you are testing to get DXVA working. Use some other container format (e.g., TS or MP4) encoded using some other codec (e.g. Nero Digital/Ateme). Playing an HD-DVD or Blu-ray disc from a drive seems to be the easiest format to get acceleration to work. The most reliable places to test for DXVA will be using PowerDVD Ultra 7.3.3104 or Nero Showtime 3, as both use their own internal decoder selections so you don't have to worry about DirectShow filter settings.

  • Use one of the following code sections. You might put the settings in the wrong place if you chose the ones for the wrong OS. You can replace "{GUID}" with the {string} from the CCC information section, and then save the text to a standard .txt file. Change the file extension from .txt to .reg, double-click to run it, and you will add it to the registry.

  • Make sure you replace the proper GUID from the CCC before adding the settings to your registry.

Registry Tweaks for HD2400 under Win XP:

Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0000]
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_NOHDDECODE"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080H264"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideFPSCaps"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForce24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080H264"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0001]
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_NOHDDECODE"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080H264"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideFPSCaps"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForce24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080H264"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"

Registry Tweaks for HD2400 under Win Vista:

Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0000\\UMD\\DXVA]
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_NOHDDECODE"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080H264"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideFPSCaps"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForce24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080H264"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0001\\UMD\\DXVA]
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_NOHDDECODE"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080H264"="0"
"DXVA_Only24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideFPSCaps"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForce24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080H264"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"
Registry Tweaks for HD2600 under Win XP:

Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0000]
"ColorVibrance_DEF"="0"
"ColorVibrance_DE_MIN"="0"
"ColorVibrance_NA"="0"
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"Fleshtone_DEF"="0"
"Fleshtone_DE_MIN"="0"
"Fleshtone_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0001]
"ColorVibrance_DEF"="0"
"ColorVibrance_DE_MIN"="0"
"ColorVibrance_NA"="0"
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"Fleshtone_DEF"="0"
"Fleshtone_DE_MIN"="0"
"Fleshtone_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"
Registry Tweaks for HD2600 under Win Vista:

Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0000\\UMD\\DXVA]
"ColorVibrance_DEF"="0"
"ColorVibrance_DE_MIN"="0"
"ColorVibrance_NA"="0"
"DI_METHOD"="5"
"DI_METHOD_DEF"="5"
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"Fleshtone_DEF"="0"
"Fleshtone_DE_MIN"="0"
"Fleshtone_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0001\\UMD\\DXVA]
"ColorVibrance_DEF"="0"
"ColorVibrance_DE_MIN"="0"
"ColorVibrance_NA"="0"
"DI_METHOD"="5"
"DI_METHOD_DEF"="5"
"DXVA_DetailEnhance"="0"
"DXVA_WMV_NA"="0"
"Fleshtone_DEF"="0"
"Fleshtone_DE_MIN"="0"
"Fleshtone_NA"="0"
"SORTOverrideVidSizeCaps"="2800000"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"UseBT601CSC"="1"
"VForceMaxResSize"="2800000"
If you want the scoop on what each setting does, see the following posts:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=2121 - arfster's definitive post
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1785
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post10988769
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post11598261
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post11610164
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post11611651

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Registry Tweaks for HD2400Pro (as collected from this thread):

Thanks, I was just about to post my exported reg settings, but you were faster...

I recall adding the following registry entries to my HD2400Pro in XP with Catalyst 7.9 and PowerDVD Ultra 3104_R1 setup according to information gathered from this thread. GUID below must be replaced, and settings work only after reboot. I dont know if they are correct or not, but at least CPU load dropped from 100% to 20% or so for 1080/50i H264 channels.

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Video\\{GUID}\\0000]
"ColorVibrance_DEF"="0"
"ColorVibrance_DE_MIN"="0"
"Fleshtone_DEF"="0"
"Fleshtone_DE_MIN"="0"
"DXVA_NOHDDECODE"="0"
"TrDenoise"="0"
"DXVA_DETAILENHANCE"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080H264"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080VC1"="0"
"VForce24FPS1080MPEG2"="0"
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Thanks, I was just about to post my exported reg settings, but you were faster...

No, that's good, because I forgot about the color/fleshtone settings. I haven't used them yet, as I was more concerned with getting DXVA working than trimming GPU cycles once it did.

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Colour/flesh aren't needed for the 2400 I think, since they default to 0 - it's only the 2600 where they're at 25 in the drivers. Oh, and to avoid confusion, the DXVA_Only24FPS entries were replaced by Vforce24fps in driver 7.8 onwards. Similarly, SORTsomethingorother became VForceMaxResSize at the same time.

Can anyone confirm which are strings and which are dwords for xp? Once that's figured we can do a single FAQ for everyone to refer to.

Anyway, nice idea making saveable reg files, it's much less trouble than great big driver packages. I'll do the same for Vista.
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I am having a similar problem and I am running XP I installed the only audio drivers I could find on ATIs site which are listed as being for the 2900.

I havent recieved my ATI dongle yet but I figured installing the drivers would at least get the HDMI audio to show in Device manager but it still only shows my Creative sound card and that works but the volume is terribly low and only plays out of one speaker.

I have a 2600pro AGP and running XP , does anyone know if I am using the correct audio drivers or are there better ones.

Also should I be seeing HDMI show in Device manager even without the Dongle or is it a XP problem?

Nils_lars,

According the Site Admin of the VisionTek forum:

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The AGP version of the HD2000 series do not have any audio transfer capability through HDMI. This feature is only available of the PCI Express version.

http://forum.visiontek.com/viewtopic.php?t=3056

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Nils_lars,

According the Site Admin of the VisionTek forum:



http://forum.visiontek.com/viewtopic.php?t=3056

-Dave

I guess I can't speak specifically to 'transfer capability', as I don't have any HDMI devices to consume the audio output, but I do know with my VisionTek HD2400Pro OC, there is a PCI device that is present when the card is installed. The display drivers don't install anything for it and it just sits there without a driver unless you install the VisionTek HDMI audio drivers, at which point you get an HD Audio device. Like I said, I can't test it for output, but it's there, generating a bunch of hardware interrupts when I use my DVI cable. When I uninstall the audio driver I stop getting the hardware interrupts, so I just disabled the 'PCI Device' in Device Mgr.

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Can anyone suggest how I can force a 2400Pro to support 1920x1440p72 via VGA with a Mitsubishi 2060u monitor under XP? There's a 75Hz option but no 72Hz, which seems strange since 24fps is a common video source.

ATI drivers/CCC do not have a 72Hz option above 1280x720. Powerstrip374 has custom timing greyed out.

Nvidia supports 72Hz straight out of the box.

I had this issue with every previous ATI product I have used in the past: 7500, 9250, X300 and now 2400Pro and it seems to be a common failing. I tried Reforce, but it didn't seem to help.

I would like to use the 2400Pro, but this lack of immediate 72Hz support is pushing me back to Nvidia.
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Hi,

A long way back in this tread there was a discussion about the power of the 2400pro and was it enough to hardware accelerate decoding of the higher bit rate blueray sources.
I think the comments concluded it did not have enough power.

There was also some discussion that the 2400 did not really have the power for hardware acceleration of high rate mpeg2 sources. Not sure what the result of that discussion was.

With updated drivers etc, can anyone comment? Is this still true?
What's the recommendation on 2400pro/xt vs. 2600pro/xt?

Thanks,

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I guess I can't speak specifically to 'transfer capability', as I don't have any HDMI devices to consume the audio output, but I do know with my VisionTek HD2400Pro OC, there is a PCI device that is present when the card is installed. The display drivers don't install anything for it and it just sits there without a driver unless you install the VisionTek HDMI audio drivers, at which point you get an HD Audio device. Like I said, I can't test it for output, but it's there, generating a bunch of hardware interrupts when I use my DVI cable. When I uninstall the audio driver I stop getting the hardware interrupts, so I just disabled the 'PCI Device' in Device Mgr.

Strange that you mention that. I had the PCI device too, and then it just went away. I don't recall doing anyting to make the PCI device go away. I have a VisionTek 2600pro 512MB AGP.

I actually got the ATI HDMI dongle. With the discount code, it was only $7 or $8 shipped. However, I have not been able to make it work with audio.

I don't think this is a big deal anyway. I was hoping to pass 5.1 or 7.1 LPCM over HDMI. However, according to ATI, I can't.

I guess I will have to wait for the Auzentech HDMI solution.

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DPlettner;

I am passing 5.1 LPCM over HDMI with a 2400Pro and the ATI dongle. I simply selected the hdmi audio driver.

Is HDMI an option for you as an audio driver? Also, do you have AC3Filter installed (easier to experiment with various options with this driver in place.
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Strange that you mention that. I had the PCI device too, and then it just went away. I don't recall doing anyting to make the PCI device go away. I have a VisionTek 2600pro 512MB AGP.

In Device Mgr, the device was first listed under "Other devices", but after another driver install, it oddly moved itself down under "System devices".

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Am I the only one or doesn't this issue bother other people?

From the first moment I installed my HD2600XT it suffered from something that looked like the notorious Chroma Upsampling Error when hardware acceleration enabled and using either motion adaptive or vector adaptive deinterlacing. A google search reveals some other users bothered by the error.

Some two months ago Arfster posted a few screenshots in another forum, with different deinterlacing methods with either an ATI 2400 or nVidia 8500 (if I'm correctly). In these shots, the colour displacement was clearly visible with the ATI adapter while not present with the nVidia.

I have submitted a ticket with ATI some time ago, where the support representative acknowledged the problem anbd sent data to the catalyst crew. On my query about proceedings yesterday I got this answer:

"What will be fixed in a driver update is never published before the driver release.

Typically the next 3-6 drivers are at different stages of development at any one time.

I have forwarded the feedback to the Catalyst Crew team. The more they see the issue the better.

If you can get other users to submit tickets as feedback on the same issue they will go directly to the Catalyst Crew Team."

This was a response to this ticket:

"As an addition to the screenshots I previously sent, it is quite simple to view the effect in catalyst control center. Here, while choosing a deintelace method, the red ATI-banner is correctly put on screen with BOB and adaptive modes, but shows an awfull shift of the red color upwards when using motion or vector adaptive mode.
Obviously, for HTPC use, the vector adaptive mode yields absolutely the best picture quality, by using extensive post-processing.

Could we (myself and the HTPC community using the HD2400/2600 display cards) get an estimate on the CCC version that corrects the color-shift problem in the high performance deinterlace modes?

Many thanks,
"

In other words, the more people complain, the faster the response might be. Which is propably the answer to why ATI fixes problems in games faster than video problems, my guess would be that there are a lot more gamers than there are HTPC users.

The attached files show the colour offset in a real-live situation, the software.jpg is a photograph of a part of the screen with bitcontrol decoder in software mode and hardware deinterlacing (which then defaults to adaptive mode), the hardware is with the avivo decoder with forced vector adaptive mode in CCC.


I was about to replace the 2600XT with my good old X1950, when I decided to play around a bit with ffdshow. To my surprise, ffdshow can use NV12 mode (enabling full hardware acceleration, as shown by deinterlacing mode in vmr9 [the 3C-thingy] and enabled detail-enhancement) while shifting the colour down by one line. Thus getting rid of the colour displacement, but still having the advantage of VA deinterlacing.

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So far so good then, with the registry tweaks...

Can anyone tell us what are the inf tweaks to install the driver for the AGP card, under XP and Vista, to complete the tweaks??
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Has anyone got a PCI-E HD2600 XT working in MCE 2005? I've tried all the catalysts (7.7-7.9) and its fubared. I get a black screen in MCE itself for the user interface and a blue screen for the Live TV window.

Is this just me or is anyone else suffering from this problem?
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So far so good then, with the registry tweaks...

Can anyone tell us what are the inf tweaks to install the driver for the AGP card, under XP and Vista, to complete the tweaks??

Ok i found it!!!
From post 1954..

c:\\ATI\\SUPPORT\\7-9_xp32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu_52443
\\Driver\\Driver\\XP_INF\\CX_52443.inf

[ATI.Mfg.NTx86]
"ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO AGP" = ati2mtag_RV610, PCI\\VEN_1002&DEV_94C4
"ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCI\\VEN_1002&DEV_9587
"ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCI\\VEN_1002&DEV_9586

any other files need to change?
For XP, there are two more files that need to be modified. BTW, I figured this out from this old post.

The first is Driver\\CX_?????.INI and the second is Driver\\INSTALL.INI

Both these files need this line:

R6=DriverPath_R6,0x9587,0x94C6,0x94C4,0x9586

I just replaced the R6 line in the 7.9 drivers, but you can also probably just add to the existing line.
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DPlettner;

I am passing 5.1 LPCM over HDMI with a 2400Pro and the ATI dongle. I simply selected the hdmi audio driver.

Is HDMI an option for you as an audio driver? Also, do you have AC3Filter installed (easier to experiment with various options with this driver in place.

That is very intersting. If I can pass 5.1 LPCM over HDMI, I might spend more time on this. Maybe I should do a quick fresh install of XP on a spare hard drive and see if I can make it work.

One thing I wonder about is that you say you are using AC3Filter. Are you sure that AC3Fileter is not encoding 5.1 LPCM into AC3 in the PC, and sending AC3 over HDMI? That's what a lot of people use AC3Filter to accomplish with S/PDIF. Does your receiver confirm that it is receiving 5.1 LPCM, of does it indicate Dolby Digital?

Thanks,
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Am I the only one or doesn't this issue bother other people?

From the first moment I installed my HD2600XT it suffered from something that looked like the notorious Chroma Upsampling Error when hardware acceleration enabled and using either motion adaptive or vector adaptive deinterlacing.

Bert: not at my PC atm, but I think that might be something to do with the ATI mpeg2 decoder. Can you try cyberlink, nvidia, sonic or any other with dxva support?


ps what OS/driver version are you using?
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In Device Mgr, the device was first listed under "Other devices", but after another driver install, it oddly moved itself down under "System devices".

Under System Devices, I do have a "Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio". This device uses a driver called hdaudbus.sys.

I do not have a PCI Device under System Devices. As I mentioned before, I used to have a PCI device under Other Devices, but it vanished and has not returned.

From the HD Audio driver package, it looks like I need to have a driver called AtiHdAud.sys installed. I searched the registry, and did not find anything, so the install package is not installing the driver.

My ultimate goal is to pass 7.1 LPCM from my HTPC to my Onkyo TX-NR905 over HDMI, and watch HD DVD and Blu-ray movies using the best audio stream from the HD disc without any loss in audio quality. There are two obstacles in my way.

First, I need an HDMI sound solution. I have been following the HDMI sound card thread. However, if I can use my existing 2600pro and ATI DVI/HDMI dongle, that would be great. On the other hand, if ATI can only pass 2-channel LPCM and 5.1 channel AC3 and DTS (as ATI states in the link I posted above), then there is little advantage to using ATI HDMI audio over S/PDIF.

The only advantage I can see is that two channel audio over HDMI would be HD, while S/PDIF two channel audio from my sound card is 16-bit/48KHz. That is not enough of an advantage for me to bother with HDMI. I really hope that Originalsnuffy is right.

Of course, another option would be to purchase a really good sound card, like the new Auzentech Prelude, and just send analog to the receiver.

Second, PowerDVD is resampling all HD audio down to 16 bit/48KHz. There is a whole thread about that issue. It sounds like the only way around this problem is to remux a ripped HD DVD or BR movie and use a different player. However, I won't bother focusing on this problem until I have HDMI sound working.

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anyone try this new hd-dvd/bluray player to see if it uses avivo accelleration?
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Bert: not at my PC atm, but I think that might be something to do with the ATI mpeg2 decoder. Can you try cyberlink, nvidia, sonic or any other with dxva support?

Of course I tried several decoders with DXVA support. Cyberlink, nVidia, BitControl: all latest versions, and an older Sonic Cineplayer version (I didn't want to upgrade/pay again just to see whether the new version works OK).

It might of course be due to the fact that I am using overlay (the attached pictures are taken from DVBViewer in "Unchanged" mode), but as explained, the colour displacement is also visible in the CCC deinterlacing section with the waving banner, and acknowledged as an existing problem by ATI.

I am running XP Pro/SP2. As for drivers, any driver from 7.7 that came with the card exposes this. Swapping the card for the old X1950 card resolves the issue, at the cost of some picture quality (and of course loosing hardware acceleration for our few HD H.264 satellite feeds)

The good thing is, I am now using ffdshow with the chroma shift option enabled, which also resolves the issue while maintaining overall picture quality, so at the moment I am quite happy, but I think I should be able to use any decoder of my liking, not only ffdshow.
Besides, ffdshow doesn't work in DVBViewer to watch DVDs, where only nVidia and powerDVD seem to work so I really would like the colour shift solved.

Maybe the issue isn't there in Vista? Unfortunately, I can not get my remote to work with DVBViewer in Vista (AND get no picture in my preferred overlay mode) so I have to use XP for now.

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Actually I had to turn off AC3Filter in order for Cyberlink PowerDVD to send audio over HDMI. In fact, AC3Filter got in the way of audio from PowerDVD no matter what audio was selected; analog speakers, coax spdif, or hdmi audio. So the sound I hear with Power DVD is going straight through in LPCM as far as I can tell into the 905.

I have now hooked up the USB Xbox 360 HD DVD drive. It sort of worked once, and has been crashing since. Blue screens of death with Vista, the whole crash deal.

I think the problem is that I have the 2400 hooked up both by VGA and by HDMI. It is also possible that my CPU is a tad weak. A third alternative is that the 2400 is not providing proper acceleration to PowerDVD. I am not as sophisticated as most of the participants on this forum...so any suggestions of what to try will be appreciated. I am using the arfster 7.7 pack right now.
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Originalsnuffy,

I have had zero problems with my XBox 360 HD DVD add-on in XP. I just installed the drivers from Windows Update, and that other driver posted in the XBox 360 HD DVD add-on thread. However, it is my understanding that none of that is needed in Vista. It should just work.

I don't have a powerful CPU either. I am using an old Athlon XP 3200+ and an nForce2 motherboard. The motherboard has the Soundstorm hardware AC3 encoder, so perhaps that is part of my problem.

When I have a chance, I will do a test install on a spare hard drive to see if I can get HDMI audio working.

How are you liking the 905? I am very happy with mine, but there are a couple of minor annoyances, such as the delay in hearing audio whenever the is a change in the S/PDIF signal.

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Hi,

what are currently the best registry tweaks for CCC7.9 on XP for a 2600xt?

I have set currently flesh and colorvibrance to 0,

What about TRDenoise and DXVA_Detailenhancement?

Thanx in advance.
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No H/A with 7.9, even with the registry tweaks!!Nothing, i try with string and with dwords values but nothing...

Back to 7.8betaRC3 drivers!!
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Hi,

what are currently the best registry tweaks for CCC7.9 on XP for a 2600xt?

I have set currently flesh and colorvibrance to 0,

What about TRDenoise and DXVA_Detailenhancement?

DXVA_DetailEnhance is pretty marginal. Try it on and off, it makes little difference, and uses almost no GPU at all. Might be the detail setting in the registry affects the degree of sharpening - it's set to 50 for the 2600, 0 for the 2400, and there must be a reason for that.

TrDenoise is tricky - for interlaced video I'm tending towards the opinion they've made a good job of it (has it changed a bit?), especially for dark scenes where noise is quite prominent. For progressive stuff, I generally prefer to have no filters at all, and see it as the director intended. If you don't like grain though.....

One definite thing is that trdenoise eats a lot of gpu cycles. I'm guessing 2400 users playing 1080i h264 will struggle with it, and with 1080i mpeg2 no chance. Even 2600pro people might not manage it with 1080i mpeg2.
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I'm thinking of buying an HD 2x00 card for an HTPC with no monitor (just want HDMI+audio to an HD television with no stand-alone receiver). My question is: how "plug-and-play" is the HDMI+audio on these boards? Skimming through this thread, it looks like it may not be easy to get it working on a standard WinXP installation. Is that still the case, or is it easier these days? I simply want to install the card, install the drivers/software, and connect the cable. No registry fiddling, etc.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
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Arfster, or anyone else.

Is there a way to enable the SD forced expansion (to be the same as HD, etc) on older drivers? I'm thinking Cat 7.7 or so.

I finally got around to installing Arfster's modified "Bio-Shock updated drivers" and noticed something after / as I was recalibrating my TV's brightness and contrast settings.

1. The OS, menus, photos, etc look more like they should.
2. My 720p WMV videos look better, with less black crush and proper colors (make sense now that im calibrating to HD levels, yes?)

3. Sadly, on the THX optimizer menu for my Star Wars and Indy DVDs, I can only see 7 of the 10 boxes now (and no dropshadow whatsoever) on the black-level / brightness test.


Overall, a win, but I still can't seem to use these drivers. Got some other bugs (Screen flickering, red dots racing across black spots, and the tie fighters look like they're surrounded by boxes now when they fly through space). :S
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BertM,

This is a very important issue for me. I'm holding off replacing my X1650XT because of issues like that, that really is quite poor.

I have enjoyed tremendous results on this board: http://www.rage3d.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=59 I recommend you go there and post the problem as clearly as you possibly can, including the screenshot. I did that for the edge enhancement issues and an ATI beta tester was able to rapidly communicate with the Catalyst engineers reveal the specific registry key in the thread I posted.

Good luck!
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I'm thinking of buying an HD 2x00 card for an HTPC with no monitor (just want HDMI+audio to an HD television with no stand-alone receiver). My question is: how "plug-and-play" is the HDMI+audio on these boards? Skimming through this thread, it looks like it may not be easy to get it working on a standard WinXP installation. Is that still the case, or is it easier these days? I simply want to install the card, install the drivers/software, and connect the cable. No registry fiddling, etc.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
grimholtz

Not really plug-n-play at this point. You first need to install everything with another monitor connected in addition to the TV, so that you can properly configure the display resolution and refresh rate for your TV from there, before forcing incompatible settings on your TV and risking damage.

Once you have the TV properly set up as a secondary monitor, you can disable the primary monitor and remove it, so your TV is primary. You still would need a separate monitor each time you reinstall the ATI drivers as well, as it doesn't keep your settings.

I guess if you know your TV is already capable of displaying the standard 640x480 and 800x600 resolutions you'll get while un/installing drivers, then you could get by without it. That would make it fairly plug-n-play, aside from installing/updating drivers.

Then you'd have to install the HDMI Audio drivers and see if it works to select the HD Audio Device in your playback software.

Getting DXVA working would be another project altogether. I'm still not there with an HD2400pro. We'll see when I replace it with a HD2600pro.

Get WMC Recording Storage Pooler 1.1.0.

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OK, heres a good one, I think.. Havent found an answer anywhere yet.

I have the sapphire 2400 pro. I also have a soundblaster audigy LS. I did a fresh MCE 2005 install, got all my drivers in there. the Microsoft UAA HD Audio device was on the system list, but i had sound from my SB to my headphones and video with DVI to DVI to my dell lcd. Awesome. Everything works.

I bring the PC to its home upstairs under my VIZIO 42" 1080p LCD. NO SOUND from the sound blaster. After some basic trouble shotting, I decide that the Vizio is looking for the sound over HDMIm, but its not coming so I get no sound. On Vizio HDTV there is HDMI 1 and 2. HDMI 1 is a solo slot, but HDMI 2 has RCA Audio in as well. I've used it many times on this set and my 47" Vizio.

I tried disabling the Microsoft UAA HD audio device in system devices and rebooting. NO Sound.

I check to make sure all the creative setting were good. No sound.

Please help!
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