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Hey guys I was thinking about buying a GTX 650Ti Boost or a GTX 660 to be able to run madVR. I use my HTPC for Comcast and my uncompressed bluray rips with makemkv. My HTPC is hooked up to my Mitsubishi HC4000 projector. If madvr would make a difference would I have to upgrade my CPU as well I have a I3-2100. I have been reading as much as i could about it just not sure if it would help me all that much. Thanks!
 

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If you are talking about PQ of BD movies, no, there won't be a difference.
 

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Originally Posted by renethx  /t/1466640/would-madvr-make-a-difference-for-me#post_23162531


If you are talking about PQ of BD movies, no, there won't be a difference.

It uses high quality conversion to RGB, so I think it does make a difference.


It also handles 4:2:0>4:2:2/444 better than evr.


And if you don't have any/good 24 Hz refresh mode on your display it has frame rate conversion to avoid judder.


Realistically though you may not notice a difference. Why not download and test? You may not get smooth video but you can decide if the pictures better.
 

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In theory, yes. In practice, it's very hard to see a difference for BD movies.
 

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Originally Posted by renethx  /t/1466640/would-madvr-make-a-difference-for-me/0_50#post_23162531


If you are talking about PQ of BD movies, no, there won't be a difference.

OP also mentioned Comcast, which at the moment should mean a few 720p (NewsCorp and Disney owned) but a majority of 1080i60 MPEG 2 streams


To my knowledge there is no working method of applying madvr to live cable tv (only recordings)


Even with that, I'm not sure that madvr excels with 1080i60. I would say that it doesn't, but it's just one more chance for me to be wrong this week. Does madvr show a noticeable improvement over EVR for 1080i60?
 

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For Copy Once, he can't use madVR, of course.


MadVR also uses the graphics driver's deinterlacing algorithm. So deinterlacing quality is identical with DXVA deinterlacing with EVR. Software deinterlacing (e.g. in XBMC) is generally inferior.
 

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Yeah it won't make a huge amount of difference to 1080i/p content (you will probably get ever-so-slightly better chroma upscaling but it depends on what your TV actually accepts as an input and how it processes signals). It may make a noticeable difference to SD content - EVR isn't terribly good at luma scaling in my experience. I'd probably prefer my TV to do the upscaling after my HTPC performs deinterlacing but oh well.


As has been pointed out though, MadVR support is rather limited. If you want to use it for live TV I think you have to use JRiver.
 

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For live tv you can use it with mpc-hc. That's what I do anyway.
 

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Is that with a PVR and EPG?
 

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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer  /t/1466640/would-madvr-make-a-difference-for-me/0_50#post_23162703


To my knowledge there is no working method of applying madvr to live cable tv (only recordings)

For reference, my intention was "through a cablecard tuner" when I said "live cable tv"
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For live tv you can use it with mpc-hc. That's what I do anyway.

If you are referring to some way to use mpc-hc (and possibly madvr) to view decrypted cable channels using either the HDHR Prime, Ceton InfiniTV, or WinTV DCR-2650 and a cablecard please explain
 

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As was mentioned, JRiver will play content from a Ceton today with MadVR.. There are issue with changing channels etc. You have to stop which returns you to the guide to select a different program. Otherwise it works. Not really ready in my mind to get much WAF love. But it does work and it looks very nice on both SD and HD.As I have for sometime I still categorize it as mostly a curiosity but I can imagine a time in the not so distant future when it could become production ready. Maybe never the robust nearly appliance like operation of a properly work WMC box.
 
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