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post #12181 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

Can I hook up the MyHD/desktop to the VGA input of the monitor?

Yes

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Perhaps remove the daughterboard and just use the VGA output of the MyHD 120/130 (I have both, could use either) card?

There are many combos that will work. With digital display devices (LCD, D-ILA, DLP) I prefer to keep video in the digital domain (DVI or HDMI). I am not sure what digital levels the MDP series puts out over DVI because they are adjustable. I just use Rec. 709 Split Bars test signal produced by AVS member dr1394 and adjust the MDP for proper level. Test signals here.
post #12182 of 12461
Another source of test signals is from Columbia (Sony Pictures) Blu-ray disc. On most titles go to the MAIN Menu and enter Sony (7669) on the remotes keypad.
post #12183 of 12461
Unless there's a way I can use VGA for the monitor and digital for my projector (I assume digital is the way to go for the projector), I think I'll need to use digital for both. I'm seeing a fair number of ~23" displays with two digital inputs. Most have HDMI, DVI and VGA, some have 2 HDMI's. They are not necessarily particularly more expensive than the displays with a single digital input. Presumably (?) I'd be OK having the MDP digital output on one and a blu-ray HDMI to the other. I'm not getting much info on that, so I'm certainly less than sure! One that's got my eye is this:

Acer S231HL bid 23-Inch Widescreen Ultra-Slim LED Display

I may just buy it right now, the price dropped this morning to $150 shipped. Others are a little more expensive but the user reviews (and the few professional reviews I've seen) don't make them seem much better. It's an Acer, and I had a bad experience with them as my laptop bought 3 years ago died shortly after the one year warranty ran out, it just fried itself. But this monitor has a 3 year parts and labor warranty. Not even Samsung is doing that, just one year. The Samsung refurb I was looking at a few days ago is just 3 months. Many people who have bought this monitor really like it and are coming back for more. Some have had quite bad experiences but I figure they were just unlucky and got bad ones. Hopefully, if that happens to me I'll realize it and get a replacement by Amazon. It actually comes with HDMI, DVI, and VGA cables. The stand is pretty flimsy, but all the cheaper 22-24" monitors have this issue, it is VESA mountable, a number of reviewers report putting these on multi-monitor stands.
Edited by Muse - 6/27/12 at 9:14am
post #12184 of 12461
Muse, you certainly can send MyHD's VGA to your monitor and its DVI to the projector. However, you may need to do some fiddling with MyHD's settings when you change from one to the other and you cannot expect to use both simultaneously.
post #12185 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Muse, you certainly can send MyHD's VGA to your monitor and its DVI to the projector. However, you may need to do some fiddling with MyHD's settings when you change from one to the other and you cannot expect to use both simultaneously.
Thanks, well, I shouldn't have to, I think I'll keep using the 1x2 splitter I have and either send the DVI output to the PJ or the monitor, just like I'm doing now. Funny thing is I'll be using DVI--HDMI cables to and from the splitter, since the splitter is all HDMI.
post #12186 of 12461
I just put up my MDP110 L and MDP 120 DVI daughter card up for sale on eBay. Time for someone else to have a play. Look for seller mr.niceguy
post #12187 of 12461
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Originally Posted by jimwjimw2 View Post

I just put up my MDP110 L and MDP 120 DVI daughter card up for sale on eBay. Time for someone else to have a play. Look for seller mr.niceguy

Your eBay listing is incorrect. The MDP-120 daughter card does not work with the MDP-130 tuner card.

Your eBay user name listed in your post is not correct either, it is mr.niceguy_usa. wink.gif
post #12188 of 12461
I'm having a crazy MyHD issue. Having gotten my 16x9 23" display, tonight I turn on my 2nd display as well, a 19" LCD and decide to do some computing on the 2nd display while watching the news on the 16x9 display. Fine, except that I'm getting no mouse cursor on the 2nd display, so I go poking around in the MyHD control panel looking for a setting that will fix this. I see a checkbox on the VGA page saying something like "Use dual monitors..." I check that and a cryptic message comes up about loop back, can't remember it, something about having to have a certain configuration for this. I click OK. I get a mouse cursor now on the 2nd display, I think "OK, yeah, that seems to have done it." But I find that I can't get the 1st display out of full screen mode. The button on my remote that does that doesn't work now. Nor the button that turns off MyHD. Pause works, that's all, I have no way of getting into the control panel. I had no way of shutting down MyHD, no access to anything in Windows except the one application I had running on the 2nd display, so I had to reset the machine. I then restarted MyHD thinking it would start in non-full screen mode (ALWAYS my default, and I didn't change that), but it started in full screen mode (!) and I was in the same circumstance, no way to change anything, no way to shut off MyHD and I had to reset the XP machine again. rolleyes.gif The only workaround I can think of at the moment is to uninstall MyHD and start from scratch. There has to be a better way!

My video card is a dual DVI card and I have the DVI daughterboard, am running the 16x9 display off the daughterboard, the 2nd display off the graphic card's 2nd DVI output. Ideas?
Edited by Muse - 7/22/12 at 9:27pm
post #12189 of 12461
Holy cow, Muse! Did you ever RTFM? As described someplace in this thread (and likely in TFM) there's a Registry key for using dual monitors in the MyHD branch that you can change back to 0 before you run the app. Then you'd better do some homework so that you'll understand how to operate MyHD in your new environment.
post #12190 of 12461
Thank you for your reply. Please excuse me, it was way past my bed time when this calamity occurred and I ran for this thread instead of hunting down TFM, posted and turned in. My experience with TFM was not nice. The chopped English was brutal. I actually edited it and posted the Friendly English version, IIRC. Well, maybe not all chapters, but some. That reference to the registry key will come in handy when I fire up the machine later today, it will save me the trouble of a reinstall of MyHD.
post #12191 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

There has to be a better way!
My video card is a dual DVI card and I have the DVI daughterboard, am running the 16x9 display off the daughterboard, the 2nd display off the graphic card's 2nd DVI output. Ideas?

Connect the monitor using VGA?
post #12192 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Holy cow, Muse! Did you ever RTFM? As described someplace in this thread (and likely in TFM) there's a Registry key for using dual monitors in the MyHD branch that you can change back to 0 before you run the app. Then you'd better do some homework so that you'll understand how to operate MyHD in your new environment.
Any clue where to look? Searching the registry for "MyHD" is a very tiresome process. It might be less work to just install from scratch! mad.gif

Edit: Maybe it's this????

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MyHD\DIGITAL_FLAT_PANEL_MODE

That's set to 1. I don't see anything on that branch refering to dual anything.
Edited by Muse - 7/23/12 at 2:04pm
post #12193 of 12461
Muse, I'm not finding it either. Probably my memory is faulty and Teeps has the right idea: Connect a monitor to the VGA port (or directly to the video card's DVI output rather than through the MDP daughterboard) and you can access the MyHD control panel to uncheck that box. Sorry for the wild goose chase. frown.gif
post #12194 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Muse, I'm not finding it either. Probably my memory is faulty and Teeps has the right idea: Connect a monitor to the VGA port (or directly to the video card's DVI output rather than through the MDP daughterboard) and you can access the MyHD control panel to uncheck that box. Sorry for the wild goose chase. frown.gif
Thank you, now I don't feel so stupid (at least for now... wink.gif ), I'll go this route instead. I guess I should go back into the registry first and change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MyHD\DIGITAL_FLAT_PANEL_MODE back to 1. I changed it to 0, but thought to do more research before testing things.
post #12195 of 12461
Finally got things back to where they were. Still don't have mouse support on secondary display while MyHD is full screen on the primary display, oh well. Main display is DVI off the daughterboard, the secondary display is DVI off the 2nd DVI connector on my BFG 6600 nVidia video card.
post #12196 of 12461
What I'm not understanding is why you're not sending the second DVI to the MDP130.
post #12197 of 12461
Hi,

I have a MyHD MDP-130 for sale for $25. It is in excellent working condition with original box, accessories and docs. I can also ship it. I upgraded to Win 7 64 bit so had to switch to HD Homerun. Here is the link

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/3157495507/vb9ap

Any suggestion on which other forum or web site to post it on?

Thanks much
Dushyant
post #12198 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Dushyant Desai View Post

Hi,
I have a MyHD MDP-130 for sale for $25. It is in excellent working condition with original box, accessories and docs. I can also ship it. I upgraded to Win 7 64 bit so had to switch to HD Homerun. Here is the link
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/3157495507/vb9ap
Any suggestion on which other forum or web site to post it on?
Thanks much
Dushyant

Ebay or Craig's list.

I'm running a MyHD 130 with win7 32 bit.
Had to set all MyHD executables to xp-sp3 in the compatibility tab in properties.
post #12199 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

Finally got things back to where they were. Still don't have mouse support on secondary display while MyHD is full screen on the primary display, oh well. Main display is DVI off the daughterboard, the secondary display is DVI off the 2nd DVI connector on my BFG 6600 nVidia video card.

Do you have the clip mouse checked?

post #12200 of 12461
I'm on the verge of replacing the eMachine that went poof after seven good years of use, using a Sempron 145 inside one of these:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=N68-VS3%20FX&cat=Specifications

Have all the parts, just need a cool day and a little ambition!

However for the future workstation and other copy of my 130.....
I know we've talked about hyper threading and multi-core ad infinitum [sp?]
but has anyone tried this registry fix and does it work?

" This version of MyHD has File Play Mode, which is specific to the type
of hardware used. The meaning of FPM is as follows:

FPM0 - auto detect (single CPU => 3, multi-CPU or hyper-threading => 4)
FPM1 - original mode
FPM2 - for multi-CPU or hyper-threading
FPM3 - to avoid lock-up on VIA or I865/875
FPM4 - 2 + 3

The application default value is FPM0. You can change it by editing the
following registry value.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MyHD]
"FILE_PLAY_MODE"=dword:00000000

The registry merge file in this folder can be used by those unfamiliar
with editing their registry. Double-click the corresponding file. "

I found this in a text file on the original installation disk from one unit
in a folder called FPM.

Is it as simple as substituting zeros for numbers or their binary equivalent?
(gads..its been over a decade since I had to use binary)

Say for FPM4 change dword to 00001111 [if i even got that right. confused.gif

Or is this strictly for files and not DVD playback? In which case just leaving it in
auto detect would be the best course.

If I'm being asinine, please forgive me, I should be in bed now getting ready for a 12 hour shift.
(and I just adopted a new kitten and she's wearing me out)eek.gif
post #12201 of 12461
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

...Is it as simple as substituting zeros for numbers or their binary equivalent?...
No. Leave the Registry setting alone. IIRC, the text you reference pertained to an earlier version of MyHD.exe and the Registry flags were simply to keep the app from crashing. In any case, you can't play DVD or LAN files on a multicore/hyperthreaded PC using MyHD unless you start Windows with the /onecpu switch.
post #12202 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

No. Leave the Registry setting alone. IIRC, the text you reference pertained to an earlier version of MyHD.exe and the Registry flags were simply to keep the app from crashing. In any case, you can't play DVD or LAN files on a multicore/hyperthreaded PC using MyHD unless you start Windows with the /onecpu switch.

Mind posting the one cpu switch info again?
post #12203 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Teeps View Post

Mind posting the one cpu switch info again?

Hi,

See the MyHD MDP-130 Meta FAQ

http://www.avsforum.com/t/647837/myhd-mdp-130-meta-faq#post_7175670

E.1 HyperThreading, multi-processor, dual-core disables certain features (DVD, firewire, etc.)

E.9 How do I configure WinXP/2K to use single CPU in dual core, HyperThread, etc. system?

I know that it's there, I read it all while trying to understand what you were saying.

SHF
post #12204 of 12461
Put /onecpu on the Boot.ini line that launches Windows XP. Evidently this does not pertain to Win V or 7, which use "bcdedit.exe", but I've not jumped through that hoop myself.
post #12205 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Put /onecpu on the Boot.ini line that launches Windows XP. Evidently this does not pertain to Win V or 7, which use "bcdedit.exe", but I've not jumped through that hoop myself.

Hi,

I got interested and discovered that Vista and W7 CPU limiting can be done using "msconfig.exe".

This is intended for testing, but perhaps you can run with this method for a while.


DualBoot Pro ($$) and later versions are recommended way over bcdedit.exe, I booted up my W7 laptop and a very quick glance told me to pay the $10 again (I have an old version).

I verified that DualBootPro had the option on my Vista laptop.

I have never used bcdedit.exe and I suggest that NO one use it except for those who use it 100 times a day and thus will not destroy their systems. (Fire pit under hoop)


The boot.ini link in the meta FAQ is bad now but with a little searching I found the information on TechNet for XP SP3.

As Microsoft checked to see if I was a good user (Old MSDN worked), others may not have access to the TechNet links I found.

So, I am willing to transfer the information about boot.ini to the meta FAQ if requested.


SHF
post #12206 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Teeps View Post

Do you have the clip mouse checked?
I noticed that checkbox and tried changing the setting but it didn't seem to do anything and I changed it back. I'll try it again...
post #12207 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

I noticed that checkbox and tried changing the setting but it didn't seem to do anything and I changed it back. I'll try it again...

Hi Muse,

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon Catalyst one not an nVidia one and I have my VGA (MyHD) and DVI outputs from my graphics card set to "Clone". My desktop appears the same on both displays (Except when MyHD does not pass on the desktop image).


If I wanted to do what you are trying to do, I would use the ATI Catalyst graphics card software to set the VGA and DVI mode to "Extend".

I found that there are three modes available:
  • Extended Desktop
  • Clone
  • Horizontal Stretch

Work on getting the mouse on both screens with MyHD NOT running.

SHF
post #12208 of 12461
I have had mouse support on both displays. The nVidia driver has "nView" which has multifarious settings. nView's been around for a long time. I never use Clone, what I use is horizontal stretch Dualview. Vertical's also available, I can't imagine what that does, I haven't experimented with it. I see no point in "Clone!"

Anyway, unchecking that box "Clip mouse cursor to overlay window" or something like that seems to be giving me mouse support on the secondary display while MyHD is full screen on the primary display. I've lost the ability to get out of full screen MyHD by double clicking the mouse, but that's no biggie. I can use the remote and I presume the keyboard shortcut as well... yes, Control+h toggles that. Um, it did a couple of times and inexplicably (without having done or changed anything) the keyboard shortcut does not work, however the remote still does. Boy, been having a bunch of crazy tech issues this afternoon, nothing serious, nothing that hasn't been worked out one way or another. tongue.gif

Now I can read/answer/etc. my email while watching the news, whooptydoo! The Olympic opening ceremonies start in 1/2 hour. Deep breath...
post #12209 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

I have had mouse support on both displays. ...

Hi,
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horizontal stretch Dualview
I was not expecting that mode! ????

Well, having different graphics cards makes it difficult, but there are some options in my graphics configure software that suggest to me possible reasons for your problem. And one+ Windows questions that I need to find an answer to.

EDIT: I just discovered that my Vista laptop has a NVIDIA graphics card and connected it to a VGA monitor and selected what appears to be Expand mode which worked as expected. I did not see a horizontal stretch mode which is available on my HTPC.

I also checked my W7 Laptop and it also has a NVIDIA graphics card. I tried my HDTV via HDMI and saw NO horizontal stretch with it also.


When the LL Are done, send me a PM giving me a link to which post to start rereading at.

One thing is clear, either watch TV, or fix it. Not both.
Edited by SFischer1 - 7/28/12 at 5:55pm
post #12210 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

In any case, you can't play DVD or LAN files on a multicore/hyperthreaded PC using MyHD unless you start Windows with the /onecpu switch.

Copy that already, have my heart set on one of these;
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1724262&sku=A79-1045&SRCCODE=CANEMBP004&cm_mmc=Email-_-Retro-_-CANEMBP004-_-viewed

Deciding on one of three AMD/nVidia full ATX mobos for the new workstation, though one doesn't even
have a printer header, so if selected, I may have to get neweggs's Rosewill PCIE x1 parallel card as all
my selections still have PS/2 ports available,which i like. So from that point on, will rely on VLC to play
DVDs on the workstation, right now the old P4 hasn't got the power to play DVDs totally in software or
those hi-def .mkv files I like, always have to convert to .avi with SUPER for those, at 300 MB per hour.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Just about given up on W2kP though, I've gone pirate, will use MicroXP or another 'LiteXP' for PVR use and
have obtained a student/corporate copy of XP Pro SP3 for later, no activation required. Ditto W7U iso(s) I've
found.
Edited by browncoat - 7/30/12 at 2:57pm
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