Originally Posted by damelon
Upgrading my old projector to a X790/RS540 and want to upgrade my HTPC to support 4K playback. I currently use Win7 and playback MKVs using Kodi at 1080p. Do I need to go to Windows 10 now? I don't pan to use an optical drive in the system as I will have a standalone blu ray player for that. So this will be for straight MKV playback only.
As for the Video card, I want to be able to play back HDR 4k titles and do tone mapping, so higher end cards look likely, but not sure which ones are recommended as far as noise or performance. 1060 6b -> 1070 / 1070 ti / rx 2060. What is really needed to make it work well?
I've gone back a few pages, and seen some of the latest builds from last Nov/Dec, but want to verify what is recommended for CPU/MB combos as well. If 8GB of ram is still all that is really necessary, etc.
Been skimming quite a bit of this thread and it seems like I'm going to have to do a lot of brushing up on the MadVR part of the setup! I'm pretty much using all of the "out of the box" Kodi settings on my current system.
I would like to hear which settings you end up with on madVR, NCP, and your new JVC.
I recently went through the exact same upgrades 🙂
I ended up buying a RTX2060 and I have installed and set up madVR, but I have not started to use tone mapping yet (pass through only), due to two reasons:
1) it requires setting up/creating and calibrating an input mode on the the JVC for tonemapped HDR, and although I read up on it two months ago, it has since been forgotten in all the reading about getting my new windows 10 HTPC to work with nvidia drivers, sound/noise issues (noise spill-over from GPU to HDMI ground - solved by moving PC 2 meters away from AVR and by un-grounding the PC).
2) madVR (and soulnights’ tool) has been undergoing rapid development in the HDR tonemapping area in the last 2-3 weeks. I am waiting for the dust to settle and a public release to hit the street.
But let me hear how far you have come since January 🙂