Originally Posted by erc
I'm having the same problem with bitstreaming. HD4000 graphics, Denon AVR, Windows 8. If I remember correctly, the latest drivers are quite new; I was hoping they'd solve the problem but no joy.
As for WHY I chose Windows 8?
- I wouldn't personally want to use the UI-formerly-known-as-Metro on my desktop work computer, but I think it works well for HTPC use. The large UI elements are optimized for touch, and are also easy to view on a TV from across the room. Right now there aren't a ton of apps that I find useful, but I'm sure that'll change with time. The Netflix app is great, a nice replacement for the WMC Netflix application. Hulu Plus is good too. I'm hoping that Google eventually releases something nice for Gmail and Google Calendar.
- Storage Spaces. My HTPC stores all of my content locally, on 9+ TB of storage. You can use Storage Spaces to group together USB drives, SCSI drives, SSDs, multiple HDDs, etc so that the OS sees it all as one large storage pool. It also handles data redundancy so that drive failure won't result in data loss.
- Boot times, both cold boot and from hibernation are quite a bit faster than Windows 7.
I have the same problem with bitstreaming, HD4000, pio receiver and Windows 8. Won't bitstream. The mobo is an Asus Maximus V Gene. Can anyone point me to drivers that will work?
By the way, Win 8 is pretty nice. I hated the idea at first, but it's grown on me.