Originally Posted by stevenjw
Will do! I have working Slysoft version of AnyDVD HD, which works well for my BDs needs. I'll see if I need to use Redfox for UHD or not. If so, I'll probably go with DVDFab since I already paid for lifetime AnyDVD and don't like paying twice for something on principle. It'll be at least a week before I get the 1080 card, install it, and test.
The 1080 was about $250 more than a 1060, but it's more powerful and has 2GB more. I won't have to second guess my decision if I couldn't have gotten the most out of MadVR and HDR tone mapping. It's one of the main reasons I decided to upgrade the HTPC.
This upgrade is turning into a nightmare. It took some effort to downgrade the firmware level to make a new LG 16NS40 SVC NS50 into a "friendly" version. I downloaded and installed Redfox AnyDVD HD software and these %$^$ didn't even bother to load their version into a new Redfox directory. Before I realized it, the install overwrote my working, older version in the Slysoft folder in Programs(x86). Geez, how lazy can these guys be not even to bother changing the folder name to their new branding.
My real nightmare is the GTX 1080 card and inability to handle UHD rips or discs. I used DDU to remove all AMD drivers in safe mode and perform a clean install. It works fine playing YouTube TV, BDs, and desktop upscaled to 4K, but I can't get UHDs to play smoothly. UHDs played back with JRiver or MPC-HC only show a new, still image from the movie every four seconds. Instead of smooth playback, I get what can only be described as a slow slideshow. I've turned off MadVR, so know that's not the issue. I tried an earlier 385.28 driver. I tried another clean reinstall of the lasted driver again, but that didn't fix it. I've try defaults and changes to the resolution, but can't find anything that fixes this issue. I've changed input settings in my JVC to Auto from YCB444, but nothing makes a difference. I'm about to yank the thing out, exchange it for another one to see if it's a hardware problem, or send it back for refund and just wait for a new AMD card to come out.
Any suggestions before I go down that road? I ran GPU-Z, but no idea what I'm supposed to looks for. How can I tell if something's wrong with the hardware?