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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By renethx
Actually the player may use GPU (hardware) or...

Actually the player may use GPU (hardware) or GPU+GPU driver in several ways. For example,

- DXVA decoder: decoding the compressed video via DXVA
- DXVA processor: processing the uncompressed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By renethx
No, HDMI splitter won't work. As I said, you will...

No, HDMI splitter won't work. As I said, you will need to use mini DisplayPort for 4K (with some software tweaks).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By renethx
The answer depends on the contents you play. For...

The answer depends on the contents you play. For FHD contents, it's overkill. For SD and HD contents, it's not overkill but just a good choice.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:13 PM
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Views: 318
Posted By renethx
I saw this post...

I saw this post (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5683286):



"< 10.9" is important, I guess.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By renethx
No, just one. HDMI -> AVR DP with the...

No, just one.

HDMI -> AVR
DP with the adapter -> 4K TV
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By renethx
R7 260X is a rework of HD 7790. The basic...

R7 260X is a rework of HD 7790. The basic performance is the same, with a couple of improvements (e.g. support for up to three HDMI displays).

GT 740 GDDR5 = GT 650, roughly equivalent to HD 7750,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By renethx
Mac mini supports 4K only over Mini DisplayPort,...

Mac mini supports 4K only over Mini DisplayPort, right? Then you will need an active adapter, like this (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HFQL2VC/A/moshi-mini-displayport-to-hdmi-adapter-4k).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By renethx
No such setting in NVIDIA Control Panel and...

No such setting in NVIDIA Control Panel and that's the cause of the problem. :) Again I cite madshi's post...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By renethx
XFX...

XFX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150695) should be good inside GD04.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By renethx
madshi tested thoroughly, according to his...

madshi tested thoroughly, according to his results (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1683586-htpc-has-greyish-blacks-when-playing-videos-very-confused.html#post27398402) double...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By renethx
I forgot to mention this classical method of...

I forgot to mention this classical method of getting full RGB from NVIDIA GPU: create a custom resolution in NVIDIA Control Panel. I am not sure if this works with XP, however.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 04:27 AM
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Posted By renethx
MSI H97M-G43 has six SATA ports and all of them...

MSI H97M-G43 has six SATA ports and all of them work unless you use an M.2 card that will disable two of them.

Just a note, you can't use a graphics card with taller heatpipes such as ASUS R7 260X...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By renethx
Double compression within PC won't happen even if...

Double compression within PC won't happen even if NVIDIA driver compresses the desktop to 16-235 (see my previous post), well, with two exceptions:

- VMR7 (windowed), that seems to be always...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By renethx
You don't need a splitter. You will need either a...

You don't need a splitter. You will need either a passive DP-HDMI adapter (if your graphics card has a DisplayPort interface) or a DVI-HDMI adapter (if your graphics card has a DVI interface). A...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By renethx
Yup, that's a solution.

Yup, that's a solution.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By renethx
Poor conversion results in banding. Washed out...

Poor conversion results in banding. Washed out black means PC sends 16-235, while TV expects 0-255. They are different.

In regard to dynamic range, I would like to quote madshi's post...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-14-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By renethx
Criticism by madshi...

Criticism by madshi (https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1659851#post1659851).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By renethx
Basic flow: source -> player (decoder ->...

Basic flow:

source -> player (decoder -> renderer) -> GPU driver -> display interface

- Source: almost always compressed YCbCr 4:2:0 16-235
- Decoder: compressed YCbCr 4:2:0 16-235 -> NV12...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By renethx
This is just for an older GPU that lacks a proper...

This is just for an older GPU that lacks a proper hardware decoder. Intel QSV decoder (implemented in all recent Intel GPUs) is superior, it can decode even 4K H.264 up to 150fps. :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By renethx
Perhaps Intel NUC is a safer choice, its...

Perhaps Intel NUC is a safer choice, its DisplayPort is known to support dual-mode, i.e. with a passive DP-HDMI adapter DP is equivalent to HDMI.

D34010WYKH is a good choice. DN2820FYKH does not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 660,595
Posted By renethx
You don't have to use ffdshow Video Decoder....

You don't have to use ffdshow Video Decoder. ffdshow raw video filter is enough to crop the video. Just add ffdshow raw video filter in External filters and set it to preferred. Then the filter chain...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 86,339
Posted By renethx
For lots of browser tabs, (system) memory size...

For lots of browser tabs, (system) memory size matters. Processor speed is irrelevant.

Even Intel HD Graphics in Celeron/Pentium Haswell desktop processor is enough for good deinterlacing and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By renethx
HD 4400 (and even vanilla HD) is enough for...

HD 4400 (and even vanilla HD) is enough for deinterlacing. Extra EUs of HD 5000 may be good for light gaming.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By renethx
I just tested. Encoding a 1080i60 (broadcast...

I just tested. Encoding a 1080i60 (broadcast movie) with Delecine=Default, QSV Preset=Balanced, and QP=20:

Celeron J1900: ~44fps, CPU usage ~55%
Core i7 3770K: ~144fps, CPU usage ~38%
Core i7...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By renethx
My information comes from wiki (Japanese)...

My information comes from wiki (Japanese) (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_HD_Graphics#.E7.AC.AC7.5.E4.B8.96.E4.BB.A3). I can't guarantee the accuracy, of course. According to the chart, Celeron...
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