Originally Posted by tighr
I just bought this 5450 card. It was $40, so I figure its worth a shot. If it doesn't work, I guess I don't get to drink any beer this week. Hopefully it will let me bitstream audio and I won't lose any performance over my 4550.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127557
After installing this card and STILL having problems, I just started ticking checkboxes in Shark all willy-nilly. No matter what I did, videos would not launch with FFDShow at all. I was about to run the analyzer to see if I had a codec issue, but what finally ended up working for me was going to the SWAP tab and checking all the boxes to use FFDShow exclusively. Presto, everything started working in all of my apps! 7MC, WMP, MPC all would play every encoding I could throw at it.
My receiver now lights up with DTS-MA or True-HD depending on what the original file was encoded as, and Live TV works without issue on Dolby Digital as well. Also, after installing this card, the "supported formats" tab of the audio playback device in control panel finally shows all the HD formats. Previously it would only say DTS and Dolby Digital. So the card was definitely necessary to bitstream.
I also fixed the "fuzzyness" i was having in Windows 7. In my Onkyo 609, the video was being futzed with before being sent to my projector, which made all of the fonts look jaggy and blurry. The solution was changing the picture mode to through
instead of cinema
. This sends the video unaltered directly from my PC to the projector. I'll post this fix in the Onkyo thread in case anyone else has this issue (after a week of googling, it appears plenty of people do have this issue).