Originally Posted by PubFiction
Does anyone here who has a 7XXX series card on an HTPC have it working well and also use a second monitor? We have our HTPC running to the TV and an office.
Also if it stops working does a simple restart fix the issue? This thing has to be reasonable for the woman to use. I am starting to really regret the AMD decision.
I have the Radeon 7970 and have no issues with the 12.6 beta regarding loss of sound on my receiver. I did, however, have issues with 12.4 and 12.5, but only when the receiver's connection to the PC was interrupted in some manner. Logging out and back in was sufficient to fix the problem, rebooting completely was not necessary. Prior to 12.6, 12.3 was the last release to work correctly. I have not tried 12.7.
The only issue I do have now is distortion with loud LPCM sources when the volume on the HDMI output is set to 100%. Backing down the volume a bit from 100% has fixed this. I'm not sure when or how this started, as I don't recall it being an issue before, and when I reverted back to 12.4 as a test, it was still present.