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post #3631 of 3674
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Originally Posted by hdtv47lg70 View Post

thanks for the reply.

the receiver is a pioneer elite sc05. i am using the latest drivers. and i have noticed it when using xbmc mostly. it doesnt do it everytime.

the ps3 does not do it, neither does the pioneer bdp51fd. all connections are of course hdmi and yes they are all set to bitstream.

If you are using XBMC then you are not bitstreaming since XBMC does not support (yet, unless you are using the DSPlayer build). I would recommend trying to play back using MPC HC (which combined with FFDShow will allow you to bitstream DTS(MA) ) and see if you get the same pop. This will help to narrow down the potential problem (MPC HC also allows to set the automatic refresh rate, and you can have MPC HC launch from XBMC if you would like)
post #3632 of 3674
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

If you are using XBMC then you are not bitstreaming since XBMC does not support (yet, unless you are using the DSPlayer build). I would recommend trying to play back using MPC HC (which combined with FFDShow will allow you to bitstream DTS(MA) ) and see if you get the same pop. This will help to narrow down the potential problem (MPC HC also allows to set the automatic refresh rate, and you can have MPC HC launch from XBMC if you would like)

wow.. i would love to know how to do all that.. as i just followed ( i think it was your guide even ) to set mpc hc to bitstreaming.. it works great.. i dont get the pop with mpc hc.. i dont think.. i need to test several things and see if i get it consistently..

how do you get mpc hc to set the refresh rate!!!?? that would be awesome as well..
post #3633 of 3674
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Originally Posted by hdtv47lg70 View Post

wow.. i would love to know how to do all that.. as i just followed ( i think it was your guide even ) to set mpc hc to bitstreaming.. it works great.. i dont get the pop with mpc hc.. i dont think.. i need to test several things and see if i get it consistently..

how do you get mpc hc to set the refresh rate!!!?? that would be awesome as well..

In MPC HC go into View - Options - Playback - Fullscreen and set the option for Autochange
post #3634 of 3674
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Originally Posted by GuidingGod View Post

Hi, I just put together a Clarkdale based pc, and when I connect to my hdtv (sony ex500) there is considerable overscan, even after I turn my tv settings to full pixel (1:1) and the intel graphics utility says i am on 1920x1080 res @ 60 hz.......i have to use the vertical and horizontal scaling sliders to full 100 setting each, to get a full picture.......shouldnt these scaling sliders both be at 0 and i should just get a full 1080 picture with just 1080p res enabled in my igp and full pixel (no scan) enabled on my tv? or is this normal? thanks

i cant connect my tv directly to my htpc because of the pinkish looking screen.. but when i run it to my receiver and then that to my tv the picture is perfect... so it could be just another one of those weird tv edid issues..
post #3635 of 3674
Hi Everyone:

It looks like I'm having some EDID handshaking issues with my Denon 2807 and my Core i3 setup. Is there any 'easy' solution to this problem? It works when the PC reboots but if I switch inputs I sometimes come back and the video is like 1024x768 and then the audio is gone.

Thanks for any tips,
Chris

EDIT: I should add, is this a receiver problem or does this happen with all receivers?
post #3636 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Andy o View Post

If you guys don't mind spending some money, you can get a DVI Doctor from Monoprice with DVI-HDMI adapters (but lose HDCP), or an HDMI Detective (with HDCP but more expensive) from Gefen. Those fool the card into believing the monitor is still connected.

Hello again:

Reading the thread more I can across this. It looks like this would solve my problem by fooling the PC into thinking it's always connected. My question is would this work with my setup where I'm going from the PC via HDMI to my receiver which then goes HDMI to my Pioneer TV.

Thanks,
Chris
post #3637 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Schlotkins View Post

Hello again:

Reading the thread more I can across this. It looks like this would solve my problem by fooling the PC into thinking it's always connected. My question is would this work with my setup where I'm going from the PC via HDMI to my receiver which then goes HDMI to my Pioneer TV.

Thanks,
Chris

I have an i3 system and about a month ago I purchased an HDMI detective. I was having issues with media center crashing when switching inputs on my receiver. I first bought an ATI 5450 and it didn't solve the issue. I haven't had the problem since I bought the HDMI detective. I plugged it into my receiver to program it and now it sits between my PC and receiver.
post #3638 of 3674
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Originally Posted by blushrts View Post


I have an i3 system and about a month ago I purchased an HDMI detective. I was having issues with media center crashing when switching inputs on my receiver. I first bought an ATI 5450 and it didn't solve the issue. I haven't had the problem since I bought the HDMI detective. I plugged it into my receiver to program it and now it sits between my PC and receiver.

Great thanks for the info. I just ordered one of these. If $90 will fix this then I am a happy camper!

Thanks
Chris
post #3639 of 3674
In the latest tekzilla ep hxxp://revision3.com/tekzilla/cheap-video-editor (sorry less then 3 post so cant make a link) robert heron did say he had read the release notes for win7 sp1.

He did found a "fix" for HDMI audio devices.

Mayby that can fix or at least help some.

(i can really recommend tekzilla and most other revision3 shows)
post #3640 of 3674
I'm having a hard time with Windows Media Center overscanning MKV and MP4 files. My desktop looks perfect, VLC can play these files fine and WMC can play WTV files ok too. But through WMC the picture is overscanned. Any ideas?

Asus H55 motherboard Core i3 530
Pioneer 5080-HD TV (768p)
Shark007 is installed and I've tried using at least a couple guides for the configurations.
post #3641 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

Got my UD2H to work by connecting hdmi to Onkyo. DVI to monitor. Leave Monitor and Onkyo on(correct playback DVD or CBL) reboot computer. Check playback devices and ensure Intel hdmi is default, do configure, in properties select 48/24 bitrate/bitdepth. Start TMT, in audio card drop down select Intel. In mixing mode select original primary, try a disk.

I know that this is a pretty old post, but it fits what I'm trying to do. My problem is that when I have the hdmi and dvi plugged in at the same time, I get picture out of the HDMI, but only the windows 7 wallpaper. When I unplug the HDMI, the desktop immediately returns. Any thoughts on how to feed the video to the monitor and the audio to the Onkyo 608 at the same time? Thanks
post #3642 of 3674
You could use extended or cloned mode for 2 displays.
Cloned mode means the same picture on all displays using the same resolution and same refresh rate (24hz,50hz,60,75) and that could be a problem if any screen don't use any resolution (1080p) or any hz (24hz) that going to be used.
Extended means that you do not have to use the same resolution and refresh rate and that the desktop is extended to the right or left or up,down from the first display.

The problem with extended mode on windows is that windows REALLY want too use the screen using the hdmi port as nr 1.
In my experience using ati,nvidia,intel graphics is that windows is sorting the diffrent ports in this way.
1,hdmi
2,dvi
3vga or a dvi port with a vga adapter on
4,svideo
Displayport i don't now about (only use 1 screen on my gaming rig that use Dp port).
I have not used componet at all so don't now how win handles that.

I had a pc that was used for surfing,torrents and as a htpc (i was using a dvi to vga adapter to monitor (crt) and a dvi to hdmi adapter to tv (it was a dual dvi out)) a while ago.
And whenever i inserted the hdmi cable windows switched the nr 1 screen to my tv it no matter which dvi port was used for hdmi 1 or 2 it still changed over every damn time.

So every damn time i have too go and change the nr 1 screen back to the monitor.
That can be done using ati ccc or nvidias control panel OR use windows own.

Right click the desktop (screen nr1 with the windows taskbar probably the tv (you could rightclick on the other screen but it will only show up on the nr 1 screen anyway))
and choose screen resolution and there you will see what screen is nr 1 right click on the monitor (not the tv) and change the monitor to nr1 after that you must answer yes to keep the new order (NOTE that the yes or no question window will be shown on the now nr 1 screen namely the monitor).
That was a real hassle for me as i had the tv and monitor back to back with a wall between (diffrent rooms) so i had to use a wireless mouse on the tv and then dash to the other room going through 1 room on the way and throw myself at the return or space key and usually (about 2/3 off the times) make it with 2-3 sec left
And yes i only had 1 hdmi port on the tv and no reciver at the time so had to switch cable all the time.

I'm pretty sure that is your problem.
post #3643 of 3674
I don't know if it's just my movies, but I'm testing out bitstreaming on my i3 atm. Running Windows 7 with TMT5 as the player, and outputting to my Onkyo 708 reciever.

I've tried a few movies movies ;SALT, Transformers 2, Toy Story 3 and Scot Pilgrim.

TMT5 says it's "pass-through DTS-HD", and my reciever says it's recieving 5.1/7.1 DTS-HD but only at 48Khz, is there something wrong with my setup or is it just that the movies are 48Khz (don't know where I can find info on that).

I know there are only a few movies that are 192Khz, but what about say 96Khz?

Are there any testfiles anywhere that are TrueHD/DTS-HD 192Khz?
post #3644 of 3674
Check the specs at blu-raystats.com. But yeah, vast majority of movies are 48kHz.
post #3645 of 3674
Thanks. The only movie I have that's listed as 96/192k is Casablanca, but that also only shows up as 48k, but I might have a different version.

But I just ordered Akira from Amazon. That should make a nice test movie.
post #3646 of 3674
Casablanca is a typo, they likely mean 192 kbps which for mono is pretty high still. Dolby Digital doesn't allow for 192kHz as far as I know, and anything higher than 48kHz doesn't make sense for lossy codecs anyway.
post #3647 of 3674
I have Akira on Blu Ray and I have to say the audio is awesome.
post #3648 of 3674
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Originally Posted by hogues View Post

I know that this is a pretty old post, but it fits what I'm trying to do. My problem is that when I have the hdmi and dvi plugged in at the same time, I get picture out of the HDMI, but only the windows 7 wallpaper. When I unplug the HDMI, the desktop immediately returns. Any thoughts on how to feed the video to the monitor and the audio to the Onkyo 608 at the same time? Thanks

Hdmi to 608, enable Intel audio in playback devices. Select same in your player, I use TMT mostly but also WinDvd2010. The MB I was referring to does simultaneous dvi and hdmi out which is required for that setup.
post #3649 of 3674
Folks - Would any one of these system able to play Bluray and WMC recorded files in MS-Windows 7 with audio bitstreaming? of course I might have to buy Powerdvd or Arcsoft players.

HP Touchsmart TM2
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...av_tablet_home
The CPU I am looking at is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-470UM (1.33GHz, 3MB L3Cache)
+512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5450 [HDMI, VGA]

The other one is Asus Eee Slate 121
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
Intel Core i5-470UM CPU; 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM

Thx
post #3650 of 3674
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Originally Posted by SVM View Post

Folks - Would any one of these system able to play Bluray and WMC recorded files in MS-Windows 7 with audio bitstreaming? of course I might have to buy Powerdvd or Arcsoft players.

HP Touchsmart TM2
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...av_tablet_home
The CPU I am looking at is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-470UM (1.33GHz, 3MB L3Cache)
+512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5450 [HDMI, VGA]

The other one is Asus Eee Slate 121
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
Intel Core i5-470UM CPU; 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM

Thx

Both should. The touch smart via the hd 5450 and the Eee Slate 121 via the i5 gpu should give you hd audio bit streaming and are fine for hd content. Just keep in mind with the slate you will only have 32 or 64gb of hdd space so you will need to rely on an external drive for your blurays (avg bluray approx 20-30gb)
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[quote="SVM"]Folks - Would any one of these system able to play Bluray and WMC recorded files in MS-Windows 7 with audio bitstreaming? of course I might have to buy Powerdvd or Arcsoft players.

HP Touchsmart TM2
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...av_tablet_home
The CPU I am looking at is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-470UM (1.33GHz, 3MB L3Cache)
+512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5450 [HDMI, VGA]

The other one is Asus Eee Slate 121
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
Intel Core i5-470UM CPU; 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM

Hi I have the New Zealand equivalent of the TM2 and use this http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-sbc-06d1...ray-sy2469.php Blu Ray drive I increased the ram to 8gb. The only disc I have have had a problem with is Avatar of the 250 Blu Rays I own. I also use http://www.arcsoft.com/estore/softwa...etails#submenu for playback.
post #3652 of 3674
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Originally Posted by SVM View Post

Folks - Would any one of these system able to play Bluray and WMC recorded files in MS-Windows 7 with audio bitstreaming? of course I might have to buy Powerdvd or Arcsoft players.

HP Touchsmart TM2
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...av_tablet_home
The CPU I am looking at is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-470UM (1.33GHz, 3MB L3Cache)
+512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5450 [HDMI, VGA]

The other one is Asus Eee Slate 121
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
Intel Core i5-470UM CPU; 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM

Thx

Hi I use the New Zealand equivalent of the TM2 and an Asus external BD drive all I did was increase the ram to 8gb.
post #3653 of 3674
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Originally Posted by rokki View Post

Hi I use the New Zealand equivalent of the TM2 and an Asus external BD drive all I did was increase the ram to 8gb.

Thx, In general any Pros/Cons of this sytem for your perspective?
post #3654 of 3674
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Originally Posted by SVM View Post


Thx, In general any Pros/Cons of this sytem for your perspective?

Hi. I am pretty impressed it packs a punch for the size. I would like it if the screen wasn't so glossy. But overall pretty happy.
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I just purchased a Core i7-2600K system with an ASUS P8H67-M EVO (REV 3.0) motherboard running Win7 Home Premium 64-bit. This mobo has the Realtek Realtek ALC892 audio chipset.

I am connected via HDMI to a Yamaha RX-V1900 7.1 receiver capable of decoding Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams.

How do I determine if the system is properly set up to pass HD audio bitstreams?

The Realtek HD Manager in Control Panel seems pretty vague and sparse. There's a tab called "Digital Output" and another tab called "Digital Output(Optical)". I assume "Digital Output" means HDMI?

On the right side there's a yellow folder icon that is unlabeled. Hovering with the mouse brings a popup that says "Connector Settings". Clicking on the folder brings up a dialog box with two sections. The top section offers a choice between "AC97 Front Panel" (selected) or "HD Audio Front Panel" (not selected).

I looked in the mobo User Guide and there is a choice to install either a "Legacy AC97" front panel connector or an "HD Audio" front panel connector. The manual states "We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the mothrboard's high-definition audio capability."

It gets more interesting in the BIOS. There's a parameter called "HD Audio Controller". The choices are Enabled or Disabled. If Enabled, another option appears "Front Panel Type" with choices HD or AC97.

I'm not sure if any of this "front panel" information is relevant to what is coming out of the HDMI port on the rear (which I am using), or if I just need to make sure that BIOS setting "HD Audio Controller" is Enabled. Of course, I also need to make sure that any content-delivery software is also properly set up to output HD audio bitstreams when available.

I'd appreciate any clarification or further explanation from someone who has experience with setting up HD audio on a PC.
post #3656 of 3674
The Realtek is completely separate from the HDMI audio; it is for your analog audio inputs/outputs and for your s/pdif optical or coax connection. For HDMI audio, you want to set your default audio device in Windows to the Intel Display Audio. It should identify it by your receiver's name.

If you have the Intel Graphics Drivers and Intel MEI (Management Interface), you should be able to bitstream the HD audio from Blu-rays. You'll need a player that supports it, such as TMT 3 or 5, PDVD 9 or 10, or WinDVD (not sure about version numbers).
post #3657 of 3674
OK under my Sound devices I do see that Intel Display Audio is set as the default device. It is actually named as my display AE-3000 (projector).

I must have the Intel Graphics drivers because I have a utility under Intel called Intel Control Center. It allows control of display settings, but nothing that I can see related to audio. Where would I find Intel MEI?
post #3658 of 3674
MEI driver for H67 chipsets can be downloaded from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=3282&lang=eng

Are you connecting from: HTPC -> HDMI -> receiver -> HDMI -> TV/projector
Just double checking that you aren't connecting directly to the TV. Also, make sure that your receiver is passing video only to the TV; if it is passing audio + video to the TV, you will be limited by the audio options that your TV supports, and it likely won't be HD audio.
post #3659 of 3674
Good point on HMDI video-only pass-thru. I checked and it is set to pass video only to my (obviously soundless) projector.

I have an Asus motherboard with the H67 chipset. Is that MEI driver specific to the Intel mobo or generic to the chipset?
post #3660 of 3674
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Originally Posted by HMenke View Post

Good point on HMDI video-only pass-thru. I checked and it is set to pass video only to my (obviously soundless) projector.

I have an Asus motherboard with the H67 chipset. Is that MEI driver specific to the Intel mobo or generic to the chipset?

I think that the MEI driver is generic to H67 chipsets. For whatever reason, the MEI driver is required for PAP to bitstream the HD audio.
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