With the latest driver (30151), I've notice a reduction in what settings show (don't ask which, I just installed, quickly checked it out, then upgraded). From the new description-of-fixes, I expect I'll stay with this most recent (for "Fix for video freeze after 10-20 minutes" among others).
I did notice that there is a "sharpness" control that cannot be adjusted. I also read of a "noise reduction" registry item. It would be great if we could adjust these, as Colossus right now produces a "soft" picture (someone mentioned the chipset used in Colossus is the same / family of a previous product that was also "soft"). Worse, it's soft in BOTH SD and HD captures:End Of The Age
broadcast with SD-card
capture compared to Colossus-SD
capture (both from S-Video inputs) -- note in the magnified area that the pin-stripes of the speaker's suit are either soft-smoothed or de-noised completely away.[click the "thumbnail" for full 640x480 picture]Starship Troopers BR
snapshot compared to BR Colossus-HD
capture (from component input) -- note in the magnified area that the film grain is either soft-smoothed or de-noised completely away.[click the "thumbnail" for full 640x480 picture]
Any capture-settings / registry-tweaks to correct this?