Originally Posted by olde
Thanks for the heads up on this guys. Palit must be freaked about these issues, the 3008wfp is a likely also-purchase for many buyers of their displayport card, like myself. Great card otherwise, BTW.
jdrake020856, please keep us updated if you get any more feedback from Palit or Dell. I would trust your insights before I trust what these vendors say.
OLDE ... when did you order your 3008WFP and when did it arrive? My sources tell me that the new 3008WFPs are at revision A02 now.
As to DisplayPort ... Well ... the details now become even more complex ...
I have been in contact with another user over on TheGreenButton.com site. He has a setup exactly like mine with one exception. He has an ATI HD3650 DisplayPort card.
Here is what we have both discovered...the 3008WFP will correctly display HDCP content at native resolution (2560x1600) through the DisplayPort ...BUT... only using the Blu-Ray player. It will NOT display ANY HDTV content at ANY resolution!!! This is confirmed on both the ATI and the NVidia cards, so it is highly unlikely to be a video card or driver issue, unless both manufacturers have chosen not to use the Vista protected path used in Media Center.
I was also sent a 2408WFP by Dell to test as an interim solution. The 2408WFP performed through the DisplayPort in EXACTLY the same way as the 3008WFP!!! Blu-ray worked fine, but HDTV through Windows Media Center (WMC) would not display HDTV content at all...no matter what resolutiuon I used.
If you use the DVI-D port on either the 3008WFP or the 2408WFP monitors, both Blu-Ray AND WMC HDTV will display properly at 1920x1080 resolution. The 3008WFP will not display andy HDCP content thru DVI-D over 1920x108. The 2408WFP will display all HDCP content via DVI-D all the way up to native, 1920x1200, resolution.
To me this now exonerates Dell as the culprit and now points the finger at Microsoft and WMC. It is not comforting to all the 3008WFP users out there, except in the hope that Microsoft will write DisplayPort support into their Media Center application.