Originally Posted by snoop01
I was finally able to get bistreaming of HD audio to work with my AsRock mobo and i3 using TMT .170. There was a post in the arcsoft forums stating that using reclock 188.8.131.52 fixed the issue. I installed reclock and thankfully found a post here that also mentioned that you have to also enable the checkbox for Accept Bitsream formats (not recommended) and voila bitstreaming with DTS-MA and True HD now work in TMT both standalone and via Media Center.
I'm torn now though, as I have had MPC-HC bitstreaming flawlessly for a few weeks and am not sure if I will continue to use MPC-HC or move to TMT since I paid for it
So you're saying that you couldn't get tmt3 (170) working on the ASRock mb without Reclock? Interesting! I finally RMA'd mine back to Newegg after ASRock Taiwan emailed me saying that they do having bitstreaming working with PDVD9.0.2202.0 but not with tmt3(170). Here is the email I received from ASRock on 3-11-10.(From ASRock USA)
I have not received any more information about it.
Since ASrock Taiwan Support mentioned an email this issue is software issue and said the ASrock model works fine.
Please check the last email recieved today from Taiwan .(From Taiwan)
After verification, we found the root cause is the version of Power DVD 9 Ultra.
With retailed version, here we got 9.0.1501.0 from disc installation and patches 9.0.2320.0/ 9.0.2528.51.
All three of them failed to output these formats (Dolby True HD / DTS-HD Master Audio).
However, with special version from Cyberlink - 9.0.2202.0, it's available to select "Non-detected high-definition audio to external device" in output mode.
Manually download and update to 9.0.2528.51 : Failed. (There is only two options for output mode).
We've tested with ASUS MB with the same results.
The conclusion is that H55M Pro hardware does support outputting the formats, and we believe that it may be the AP issue.
Since the user has bought Power DVD 9, he has the rights to contact Cyberlink for supports.
We will keep tracking the issue with Cyberlink for the solution at the meantime.
Please help pass the information above to the user.
If there is any feedback, please kindly let us know.
Thank you for your cooperation. "
Funny thing is I contacted them because tmt3(170) was not bitstreaming and they responded that I had a problem with PDVD9. Oh well.Also I received this information from them on 3-10-10:
RD Jason and Sa
H55M Pro, ASUS P7H-55M Pro
CPU : i5 661
OS : XP and Win 7 64bit
AP : TMT3 with Patch 170, PowerDVD 9 Ultra
Verify if it's available to output lossless audio.
A. With XP,
Both TMT and PowerDVD show an error message, ask to update drivers.
UpdateGFX drvier to 184.108.40.20637 (Latest) : Same results.
Use Cyberlink BD-Advisor tool to check, it claims that the graphc card (Intel HD Graphic) is not available for playing BD.
Please refer to attached picture for details.
B. Test the feature with ASUS MB (GB is occupied.) under Win 7 64 bit.
Install PowerDVD 9 retailed version,
B-1. 9.0.1501.0 : Failed (Only 2 options in settings > Audio > Ouput mode)
B-2. 9.0.2320.0 : Same result
B-3. 9.0.2528.51(Latest) : Failed.
B-4. Update GFX driver to 220.127.116.112 : Failed.
B-5. Update GFX driver to 18.104.22.1686 :Failed
There is no feedback from Cyberlink so far." (End of ASRock info)
I seemed to be having an EDID problem with the driver not recognizing that my AVR (Emotiva UMC-1) would do 8 channels and it seemed like I was having a PAVP with it. After 3 weeks I gave up and sent the mb back.