Comments on: HDMI: it just doesn’t work http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/ How good can it be, if it isn't HD? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.13 By: Nate http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-885 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 06:29:33 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-885 I have an HP d5000t with the ati cablecard tuner. It came with the GeForce 9500 GS and I replaced it with a Radeon 4850. Long story short, the 4850 will not work if I install Vista service pack 1. Microsoft support is working with me on this issue currently. So I can personally confirm that changing the hardware can break things. BTW, HDMI scaling issues with the older GeForce drivers were resolved in this latest release (I am back to using the factory 9500 GS card).

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By: Jim Mallory http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-884 Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:17:08 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-884 And now that I think about, you installed TV pack, with that new Readyplay (or PlayReady) DRM…maybe that kind of stuff is cleaned up now.

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By: Jim Mallory http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-883 Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:15:20 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-883 Oh, and you may want to give that video card install a few days before calling DRM complete. When I installed a 2nd NIC and additional RAM in my VMC, it ran fine for a couple days before I started getting DRM errors.

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By: Jim Mallory http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-882 Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:08:11 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-882 What kind of card was in it before? An ATI? My bet would be that the Nvidia card fixed your HDMI problem. My Velocity Micro VMC has an Nvidia 8860 video card in it I never had any problems when it was connected to my LG Plasma downstairs via HDMI (occasionally I would get the blue HDCP required screen but that was only after I switched to the HDMI input and it would go away after a few seconds.) In fact, the only component I had consistent HDCP problems with was the Motorola DCT-6412 Phase III and the DCT-3412 Phase I DVRs before I got my Media Center. Other than that I have connected an XBOX 360, PS3, DMA2100, and the VMC with no HDCP errors (even through a Monoprice switch.) Will see what happens when my DVDO Edge arrives and my new Popcorn Hour (which I am at home waiting for) will be connected HDMI (since it comes with the cable) on the Panasonic 42-PZ80 in the bedroom.

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-881 Sat, 20 Sep 2008 17:02:43 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-881 I’ve heard about that but haven’t run into it. I added a hard drive a PCI tuner card and replaced the video card without any issues.

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By: Mark http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-880 Sat, 20 Sep 2008 15:32:52 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-880 Ben,

When you switched out video cards, did you have to reset your entire Cablecard system? My gear has arrived (XPS 420 + Cablecard tuner) and I am aiming to learn all I can before getting the Cablecard itself…I’ve read (probably you’ve written some of it) where changes in video cards and/or hard drives can be a significant enough change in the computer…that the tuner becomes unfriendly after the changes…

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-879 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:18:21 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-879 Mark,
I still recommend Vista Media Center for both watching TV and recording. I’m just saying that component works better.

That being said, things can change and if these bugs were worked out, HDMI audio was fully supported and HDMI-CEC was implemented, then it’d be hard to not use HDMI over component. The good news is that a new video card and some software could make it all happen, so it’s not like your Media Center will need to be replaced.

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By: Mark http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-878 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:10:13 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-878 Well with our brand spanking new XPS 420 (which came with an ATI 3870 video card…there is no component out. The ATI CableCard tuner is ontheway…now I’m all confuzzled as to what path I should take (a new HDMI receiver, I thought, was on the horizon). I’m inclined to use the computer as a DVR and hold on to the cable box for regular TV…at least for a while. But first I need to pick up the Cable Card…and get the darn thing working…

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By: Brent http://bjdraw.com/2008/09/15/hdmi-it-just-doesnt-work/comment-page-1/#comment-877 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 02:50:24 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=203#comment-877 I use component video a lot mind you, but my HDMI cable from my SageTV HD Extender to my HDTV works pretty well.

With that being said, I’ve used both component and HDMI with that same connection. And component vs HDMI is pretty much indistinguishable to my layman eyes too.

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