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post #31 of 60 Old 01-09-2009, 09:34 AM
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dude, you're just awesome!!!!

thank you so much for providing us with a working .inf file for our Denons.

i can confirm that this .inf file also works for Vista x64. you don't even have to overwrite the first section as the CCC (at least 8.12) can override any EDID settings it receives (except for the audio part obviously). 1080p24 is not supported with this .inf, but this limitation can easily be overridden with the CCC.

thanks for fixing what ATI apparently is too f***ing stupid to.

mad props to you!!!!


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I can report it's all working as expected now - seems I shouldn't do these things over a remote link.

I re-made the inf file (attached in zip) using the first block from my Pioneer 435XDE and the second block from the live view (using Moninfo).

Once I'd done that and reloaded the inf against the monitor, ATI drivers now report a combination of a Pioneer PDP and the Denon AVR. The combined settings show up as HDMI, so I got all the nice scaling options back, no more pissing about creating custom resolutions either.

I set up the audio and tested it out with a few different blu-rays, all work as expected from PowerDVD. PowerDVD will still either re-sample the audio if you select it to use 6 (or 8) speaker output. If you choose the HDMI output it will either output the full basic DD or DTS for DVD/blu-rays but only the core DTS from blu-rays encoded DTS HD Master Audio. Didn't try Dolby TruHD but I'm 99% sure that's the same, you only get the core. Still seems like Cyberlink need to work on the PAP. There are of course other options than PowerDVD to get the full output...

Anyway, enough rambling - here are the two important lines I replaced:-

[MS_EDID_OVERRIDE-1_AddReg]
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"0",0x01,0x00,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0x00,0x11,0xEE,0x12 ,0x00,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x00,0x12,0x01,0x03,0x80,0x50,0x2D ,0x78,0x0A,0x0D,0xC9,0xA0,0x57,0x47,0x98,0x27,0x12,0x48,0x4C ,0x20,0x00,0x00,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01 ,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x1D,0x80,0x18,0x71 ,0x1C,0x16,0x20,0x58,0x2C,0x25,0x00,0xC4,0x8E,0x21,0x00,0x00 ,0x9E,0x01,0x1D,0x80,0xD0,0x72,0x1C,0x16,0x20,0x10,0x2C,0x25 ,0x80,0xC4,0x8E,0x21,0x00,0x00,0x9E,0x00,0x00,0x00,0xFC,0x00 ,0x44,0x45,0x4E,0x4F,0x4E,0x2D,0x41,0x56,0x41,0x4D,0x50,0x0A ,0x20,0x00,0x00,0x00,0xFD,0x00,0x31,0x3D,0x0F,0x44,0x0F,0x00 ,0x0A,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x01,0x88
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"1",0x01,0x02,0x03,0x45,0x75,0x5A,0x85,0x04,0x02,0x03,0x06,0x07 ,0x10,0x0E,0x0F,0x0A,0x0B,0x23,0x24,0x14,0x13,0x11,0x12,0x15 ,0x16,0x1F,0x1D,0x1E,0x19,0x1A,0x25,0x26,0x38,0x09,0x7F,0x07 ,0x0F,0x7F,0x07,0x15,0x07,0x50,0x3E,0x1F,0xC0,0x4D,0x02,0x00 ,0x57,0x06,0x00,0x67,0x54,0x00,0x5F,0x54,0x01,0x83,0x5F,0x00 ,0x00,0x68,0x03,0x0C,0x00,0x11,0x00,0x80,0x21,0x00,0x8C,0x0A ,0xD0,0x8A,0x20,0xE0,0x2D,0x10,0x10,0x3E,0x96,0x00,0x13,0x8E ,0x21,0x00,0x00,0x18,0x8C,0x0A,0xD0,0x90,0x20,0x40,0x31,0x20 ,0x0C,0x40,0x55,0x00,0x13,0x8E,0x21,0x00,0x00,0x18,0x00,0x00 ,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00 ,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x5E

Due to the limitations of the posting, please note that the long string of numbers is on one line for each entry, there are no carriage returns etc.

The second line is the important one for Denon 1909 users. The first one being of course from my Pioneer 435XDE. That's the one you'll need to replace to get your own customised setup.

If you use EnTech Moninfo, you should be able to get the EDID from the registry value for your monitor/TV to insert. If it doesn't appear then you'll need to hook the TV up directly to the graphics card and get a live reading from Moninfo and then swap back to the Denon.

To save anyone the hassle of typing a lot of numbers and adding 0x to 128 numbers, small tip is to use find and replace in notepad - search for a , and replace with ,0x

One little caveat for you - I don't think this will work under Vista x64 due to the unsigned driver restrictions. I'm not using it to test it. I am aware that MS recently changed their policy and now allow unsigned graphics driver to go on OK, but no idea on monitor drivers.

Let me know how you get on!

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The EDID override discussed earlier which totally fixes these isues in Windows Vista, falls a little short with Windows XP. First, my setup:

HIS Radeon 4650, Denon AVR 1909, Windows XP, Sony 52" LCD HDTV.

For best result, start from scratch. However, if you are able to receive HD audio from the HD graphics card speciifcally by connecting the ATI-based graphics card to the ATI DVI-HDMI dongle to an HDMI cable to your HDTV or HDMI device, then you can move on to the next step. For those without audio even when connecting to the naked tv should uninstall all drivers and disable all sound especially that which is integrated. Restart and allow the card to detect your TV and its settings and with the provided CD one should receive audio after installation and another restart.

OK, hopefully those reading this far should have read the EDID override trick for Vista and have done it. If not, please do. While still connected to the bare tv, run Moninfo again. In the top left box find your TV device. Highlight it. From the file menu create the .inf file. From the edit menu uncheck the read only mode. Now identify your receiver or switcher. Highlight it. from the file menu choose the 'merge...' option. It will prompt you for an .inf file. choose the .inf file you created based on your HDTV. Exit.

Now change the connections so that the card connects to the receiver or switcher and then the tv. HD audio should now work.

Superfluous things - these are things that I did to try and make the sound work before figuring out this workaround that I am afraid to change for fear of loosing sound again:

It appears that the ATI dongle works best or has least problems with most receivers' last HDMI ports. For mine (1909) that would be port 3. One should also set the receiver for strict HDMI and 1080p input not AUTO detect. As for the ATI Catalyst software, it does not do anything. Your receiver should be doing most of the work along with your tv and card's hardware. To that end the catalyst software will still detect the receiver as a receiver and perceive it as an DVI only connection not HDMI - IGNORE it especially if you still get the aiudio ! This is because the important thing is how the device in the device manager is recognized. So go to device manager. check displays. Mine shows 'generic televison' and "Sony tv edid override" NOT denon like catalyst or "plug and play monitor" because that would mean that it is checking the receiver's edid only not the combination or merged data.

hope this helps and works for you!
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erm...

my Denon was shown as PnP monitor, i just used the provided .inf as driver as driver and that's it. IMHO there's no reasing to make it any more confusing ... no messing around with any 3rd party tools ...

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Mine shows 'generic televison' and "Sony tv edid override" NOT denon like catalyst or "plug and play monitor" because that would mean that it is checking the receiver's edid only not the combination or merged data.

hope this helps and works for you!

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Does the 1909 fix work with a 3808?

Making the most out of what I got.
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Maybe - the EDID block describes the audio capabilities and as long as they're the same you should be OK with it - it may well say it's connected to a 1909 of course.

If it doesn't, just grab the EDID data from the 3808 and make up an .inf of your own, it's really not too difficult, instructions are in an earlier post.
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Thanks! This worked for me fine!

Here is inf file (Denon 1909 + Sony kdl-52w4500) which made dolby audio working over HDMI on my ASUS 4760 video card.

 

SONY KDL-52w4500 with Denon 1909.zip 1.240234375k . file
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I can report it's all working as expected now - seems I shouldn't do these things over a remote link.

I re-made the inf file (attached in zip) using the first block from my Pioneer 435XDE and the second block from the live view (using Moninfo).

Once I'd done that and reloaded the inf against the monitor, ATI drivers now report a combination of a Pioneer PDP and the Denon AVR. The combined settings show up as HDMI, so I got all the nice scaling options back, no more pissing about creating custom resolutions either.

I set up the audio and tested it out with a few different blu-rays, all work as expected from PowerDVD. PowerDVD will still either re-sample the audio if you select it to use 6 (or 8) speaker output. If you choose the HDMI output it will either output the full basic DD or DTS for DVD/blu-rays but only the core DTS from blu-rays encoded DTS HD Master Audio. Didn't try Dolby TruHD but I'm 99% sure that's the same, you only get the core. Still seems like Cyberlink need to work on the PAP. There are of course other options than PowerDVD to get the full output...

Anyway, enough rambling - here are the two important lines I replaced:-

[MS_EDID_OVERRIDE-1_AddReg]
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"0",0x01,0x00,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0xFF,0x00,0x11,0xEE,0x12 ,0x00,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x00,0x12,0x01,0x03,0x80,0x50,0x2D ,0x78,0x0A,0x0D,0xC9,0xA0,0x57,0x47,0x98,0x27,0x12,0x48,0x4C ,0x20,0x00,0x00,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01 ,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x01,0x1D,0x80,0x18,0x71 ,0x1C,0x16,0x20,0x58,0x2C,0x25,0x00,0xC4,0x8E,0x21,0x00,0x00 ,0x9E,0x01,0x1D,0x80,0xD0,0x72,0x1C,0x16,0x20,0x10,0x2C,0x25 ,0x80,0xC4,0x8E,0x21,0x00,0x00,0x9E,0x00,0x00,0x00,0xFC,0x00 ,0x44,0x45,0x4E,0x4F,0x4E,0x2D,0x41,0x56,0x41,0x4D,0x50,0x0A ,0x20,0x00,0x00,0x00,0xFD,0x00,0x31,0x3D,0x0F,0x44,0x0F,0x00 ,0x0A,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x01,0x88
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"1",0x01,0x02,0x03,0x45,0x75,0x5A,0x85,0x04,0x02,0x03,0x06,0x07 ,0x10,0x0E,0x0F,0x0A,0x0B,0x23,0x24,0x14,0x13,0x11,0x12,0x15 ,0x16,0x1F,0x1D,0x1E,0x19,0x1A,0x25,0x26,0x38,0x09,0x7F,0x07 ,0x0F,0x7F,0x07,0x15,0x07,0x50,0x3E,0x1F,0xC0,0x4D,0x02,0x00 ,0x57,0x06,0x00,0x67,0x54,0x00,0x5F,0x54,0x01,0x83,0x5F,0x00 ,0x00,0x68,0x03,0x0C,0x00,0x11,0x00,0x80,0x21,0x00,0x8C,0x0A ,0xD0,0x8A,0x20,0xE0,0x2D,0x10,0x10,0x3E,0x96,0x00,0x13,0x8E ,0x21,0x00,0x00,0x18,0x8C,0x0A,0xD0,0x90,0x20,0x40,0x31,0x20 ,0x0C,0x40,0x55,0x00,0x13,0x8E,0x21,0x00,0x00,0x18,0x00,0x00 ,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00 ,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x5E

Due to the limitations of the posting, please note that the long string of numbers is on one line for each entry, there are no carriage returns etc.

The second line is the important one for Denon 1909 users. The first one being of course from my Pioneer 435XDE. That's the one you'll need to replace to get your own customised setup.

If you use EnTech Moninfo, you should be able to get the EDID from the registry value for your monitor/TV to insert. If it doesn't appear then you'll need to hook the TV up directly to the graphics card and get a live reading from Moninfo and then swap back to the Denon.

To save anyone the hassle of typing a lot of numbers and adding 0x to 128 numbers, small tip is to use find and replace in notepad - search for a , and replace with ,0x

One little caveat for you - I don't think this will work under Vista x64 due to the unsigned driver restrictions. I'm not using it to test it. I am aware that MS recently changed their policy and now allow unsigned graphics driver to go on OK, but no idea on monitor drivers.

Let me know how you get on!

where to do i apply the file u have posted for the denon?

please help.
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Have a look at the post by RandomFoe here:

https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post15187781

From the device manager stage in step 3 onwards is what you need along with the Denon.inf file.
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Hi!

If I have understood you correctly, if you ATI card connected to 1909, and then 1909 connected to TV (both via HDMI of course) you need two lines, like these:

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[MS_EDID_OVERRIDE-1_AddReg]
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"0",0x01,0x00,0xFF...
HKR,EDID_OVERRIDE,"1",0x01,0x02,0x03...

First is for your TV and second for your 1909, right?

My problem is, I'll have both TV (Sony KDL-40W4000) and projector (PT-AE3000) connected to 1909 with mechanical HDMI splitter.. Where should I get that first line from?

EDIT: To clear my situation more: I have Intel DP43TX MB with Gigabyte HD 4550. Then I have 4550 connected to Benq E2400HD via DVI and to 1909 via HDMI. "Behind" 1909 I have Sony W4000 and (soon) Panasonic PT-AE3000. How should I go on? Running on Vista 64..
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OK, I've downloaded the latest 9.1s and they work now!!

I uninstalled and removed the inf file, it's showing as it used to, Generic PnP Monitor in device manager.

I also installed the latest HDMI driver from Realtek, 2.13.

All options for sound formats are there (stereo, 5.1, 7.1), the AMP shows up as a HDMI device. So far so good!

I strongly recommend everyone give the new driver a go and report back to see if it fixes the issue for them on Vista. XP release notes say the issue *may* still exist.
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It works! I can see 1909 as HDMI device in CCC. I have combination of Intel DP43TF, Gigabyte Radeon 4550, Denon 1909 and Sony 40W4000. PC is running Vista 64.

I still have other problems though. I only get picture to TV if I have monitor + denon cloned, and denon as main display. If I swap monitor to be main display, TV stays black even though it looks to be actice in CCC.

If I could allways keep denon as main display where wouldn't be problem, but if it is main, and I switch it OFF, monitor goes black (and says "out of range") to me. As long as I turn denon on. Then monitor comes back alive too. And I get picture to TV my swaping denon to cloned and then main again.

I allso get "out of range" problem if I try to play with "extended" mode at all. At some cases, when playing around with extended desktop setting, all goes black (monitor goes "out of range") for good. I have to uninstall catalyst in safe mode and then reinstall it to get picture to monitor (Btw, I allways, in all possible cases, get picture on both TV and monitor when starting up, and when I'm running safe-mode).

But basically this is just minor annoyance. All is good if I remember to swap denon to be main when I want to watch something, and then remember to swap it back to cloned before I shut it down.

Exept for one really bad thing. Picture in my (1080p) tv is not filling the entire screen! Radeon says it's outputting cloned [email protected] to denon and monitor. In monitor picture fills 100% of the screen. TV says it's recieving [email protected] from denon, but still the picture aint as big as it is supposed to be. I have black borders all around the image. About 2 cm top & bottom, and about 3,5 cm left & right.

TV is in "full pixel" mode. If I switch it to "normal", I get a little bit bigger image, but borders are still there. In "normal" they are about 1 / 1,5 cm.

Two days ago, when I was trying to solve the HDMI sound problem with old driver, I had a full screen picture! Haven't even touched the TV since, so no setting changes there.

If anyone has any idea why I have those black borders, please help!

Slipped a "little" offtopic, but since the original problem is solved, I forgive myself

EDIT: Fullscreen problem solved. CCC thinks by default that denon/tv is overscanning, and scales the picture it sends a little smaller. Just turned that slacaling no 0% from HDMI settings in ccc and, voila, fullscreen.
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I have a little different route of solving the problem. I got the another output port on my video card plugged to the same TV but different input. Then enable dual monitor mode (not clone). Change it back to single monitor will give you full screen.

Anyone using XP get more channel then stereo? What did you do to make it work?
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OK! Surprise, Surprise! There is no longer a need for a workaround or fix...because the new ati catalyst drivers 9.1 I believe now recognizes av receivers! At least it recognizes mine. I'd recommend this update, which just came out last week. I feel as if ATI and its vendors have been fielding many complaints.

Hope this helps everyone.
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Since I never tried the .inf file, can someone give me a step-by-step for getting this to work on Vista (x86)?

I have Radeon 4550 + Denon AVR 1909 (HMDI cable from card to the HDMI VCR? connection in the back)

I have disabled all on-board sound devices

I have installed the ATI Catalyst that came on my disk

So, now should I install:

1. Catalyst 9.1 + RealTek 2.13 ?
2. Just Catalyst 9.1?
3. Do some uninstall first ... then option 1 or 2?

I have checked most other related posts, and this seems the most relevant, so any help would be appreciated.
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I just went ahead and tried both options.

Catalyst + Realtek was the winning combo

Another note, since I had already tried this htpc with an older 8500GT + Optical Out ... I had to set the Denon HDMI port to get audio from HDMI.

Thanks to everyone who posted useful information.
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Well with v9.1 or 9.2 I now get output at least but I still only get stereo output. I can't get Surround-Output. I even tried to newly released R2.18 Realtek Driver. Any idea on how to fix this?
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this is not an issue of your graphic card or the Realtek driver. once you've got sound over HDMI you just need to set whatever program you use for playback to 5.1/6.1/7.1/7.2/yaddi yadda whatever you need.

for Media Player Classic HC there are zillions of threads on the 'net how to do this.

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Well with v9.1 or 9.2 I now get output at least but I still only get stereo output. I can't get Surround-Output. I even tried to newly released R2.18 Realtek Driver. Any idea on how to fix this?

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I can't even set 5.1 in the Vista sound options panel. So it wouldn't work if the program outputs 5.1
However, I am not using the Denon AVR 1909.
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Wrong again you are, my young Padawan.

every HTPC player i know utilities its own sound-subsystem. i've never changed my Vista settings to anything else but stereo 2.0 (i'm on a notebook and 2.0 is the only thing that works with my headphones) and yet i've no problem with 5.1 Dolby Digital or DTS over HDMI in Media Player HC. just set your audio-filter settings accordingly and you're good to go).

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I can't even set 5.1 in the Vista sound options panel. So it wouldn't work if the program outputs 5.1
However, I am not using the Denon AVR 1909.

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Well: I can only set Stereo and that is why it won't work from MPC HC that way (actually it always resets itself to stereo though using 5.1 material).
Normally you need at least to have the possibility to set 5.1 otherwise there is no 5.1
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*sigh*

ok, once more. whatever your setting is in Vista's Control Panel doesn't matter. whether its 1.0 or 12.3, it just doesn't matter, plain and simple. got that?

the fact that you've got 5.1 material doesn't mean its automatically output as such. if your audio - filter, whatever filter you use, is set to 2.0 you just get 2.0, no matter what your content has to offer.

as i said, my control panel shows 2.0 configuration, and Media Player HC plays Dolby Digital over HDMI, no problems there. if you are using Media Player Classic and AC3Filter, go to Filters --> AC2Filter --> SPDIF -> output format and set whatever you want there.


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Well: I can only set Stereo and that is why it won't work from MPC HC that way (actually it always resets itself to stereo though using 5.1 material).
Normally you need at least to have the possibility to set 5.1 otherwise there is no 5.1

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My fault. Forgot that you are talking about the digital output. That of course isn't related to the 5.1 setting as it is a digital stream that is independend.
Actually I didn't find that options in MPC but that was to be expected as I use ffdshow but I got it working now over digital output.
Though in the beginning it even used its internal filter and there it seem to always output analog. Of course, I should have known this after your first post as you didn't mention PCM output.

BUT there are programs - though I am not using them currently on the TV - that only use PCM output. Is that one limited to stereo over the graphic card? And "only" DTS and Dolby Digital work fine (actually once they work it shouldn't matter too much which speaker setup it has) in 5.1?

Btw. I know I have to set the output in the player to 5.1 - I am not stupid. (However, I am not doing that much with multimedia though.) However, that either wasn't possible or didn't change a thing because 5.1 isn't able over PCM but that was what I tried/wanted to do, e.g. it is set in ffdshow but it wouldn't output 5.1 if I don't set AC3 mode. And in MPC it only gives my 2 channels if I use the internal filter, if I use PCM.
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Hi guys,

I'm really struggling with getting my audio through my AVR. I've been messing with this for days. Could use some advice...

I can run the HTPC HDMI out directly to my tv with no problems. The problems occur when I hook up and route through my Denon AVR 1909.

I currently am running my media center with the following specs:

Vista Home 32 bit
Intel Dp45SG motherboard
4 GB memory
Sapphire HD4670 (DVI > HDMI dongle)
Denon-1909 AVR
Sharp Aquos 52" LCD

I am running HDMI out of the video card through the supplied dongle and into my DVD (HDMI) port in the Denon 1909 -- which then is being transmitted out over Gefen balun to my Sharp Aquos LCD in my living room.

I have set my Denon input preferences to HDMI and video to 1080p for DVD HDMI port. Nothing is on AUTO detect. I tried that and could not get any sound that way either.

I am currently running Catalyst 9.3 and have installed the ATI HDMI Audio Device drivers (2.18) off Realtek.

When I have my devices up and running I get video, but no sound. When I go into CCC I see that it recognizes my AVR as DENON-AVAMP under DVI. From reading through HUNDREDS of posts, i'm assuming it should recognize my HDMI connection... but it simply is not.

Any suggestions? I've spent about 12 hours screwing with this thing... and need some advice on what I should do next. I've also noticed that when I try to run optical out and change the settings in my Denon to receive Optical, I get no sound.

I'm frustrated and need to figure out what I should do next... buy a new video/sound card that works with the Denon AVR-1909?
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You mention having an optical output - so seems like you have onboard audio on the motherboard as well? Unless you need it, disable any onboard audio not related to the ATI HDMI. That should cut down on any troubleshooting.

Also, stupid question, but you did change the speaker config to output via the HDMI in
the Vista Sound control panel?

I'd leave the options on the Denon inputs to Auto, that's all I've done.
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Just from reading all the above, I see that I am having issues with my sound as well. I have a similar setup (Denon1909 and ATI 4600 series card).

The problem I'm having is that I only can hear 2 channels (front). When I pop in a DVD, I can get the full 5.1 channel.

You guys mentioned filter, I'm using ffshow has my codec.

Does anyone know how to tune it so I get the full 5.1 sound when playing all my music and xvids? (I don't know if this is the issue).
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I have the following hardware and have not been able to get audio over HDMI to work with my receiver:

Denon avr789
Asus EAH3450 graphics card with hdmi out
Sony bravia xbr4 HDTV
HTPC running XP SP2

I originally had hdmi audio working going from my graphics card directly to my TV. However since I have bought and connected to the receiver and then to the TV, I get no audio through the receiver. I'm assuming it has to do with the EDID. I want to make sure there isn't a driver upgrade combination out there that can fix my problem before I start trying to make this work modifying with the EDID override.

If someone has been able to get hdmi audio through their 789/1909 from a 3450 card with hdmi out, could you please let me know the steps/driver versions you used to get it to work. At this point I'll settle for anything that will just get sound through my receiver because I will be updating my HTPC hardware soon anyway.

Thanks
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l_train16, I'm not sure if this will help but have you try to disable the ATI External Event Service and then do a reboot? On XP the ATI External Event Service is called "ATI Hotkey Poller".

To disable it do the following: Click Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services>ATI Hotkey Poller>Disable in dialog box after clicking
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l_train16, I'm not sure if this will help but have you try to disable the ATI External Event Service and then do a reboot? On XP the ATI External Event Service is called "ATI Hotkey Poller".

To disable it do the following: Click Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services>ATI Hotkey Poller>Disable in dialog box after clicking

Thanks again for responding. Unfortunately this did not help either. Still no sound.
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Sorry, I'm not ready into htpc and I know you did alot of research. But I came across these two thread that you can read on (you may have already read it). Hope this helps.

From Asus Support Forum

From AVS Home Theater Computers
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Sorry, I'm not ready into htpc and I know you did alot of research. But I came across these two thread that you can read on (you may have already read it). Hope this helps.

From Asus Support Forum

From AVS Home Theater Computers

Thanks for your help JChin but I wasn't able to get this working. I just bought a new hd4550 card to see if it was just a combination of drivers/catalyst as I thought it was. I think I was right because I was able to get everything working by just installing the latest catalyst drivers with this new card. I will be returning the card though because I don't feel like supporting a company that released such poor drivers/software. I'll be upgrading my system soon anyway with a MB with a NVIDIA IGP.
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