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Topic # 24392 22-Jul-2008 19:56
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Cat 8.7 has fixed the green screen issue and channel-change corruption issues on my Freeview-HD (H.264).  I can now also FF/REW recorded TV.

I'm very happy to finally be able to watch Freeview-HD without display issues :)

Edit:
For those with AMD chipset motherboards, you now have to separately download the chipset drivers.  At the AMD/ATI download page, select Integrated/Motherboard option and select closest match chipset & Go.  Scroll down to the "additional downloads" section and download the "South Bridge Driver".  This contains the Northbridge Filter, IDE Controller, and SATA RAID Controller.

My HTPC:
AMD Athlon X2 4200+, Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 mobo, 2GB RAM, 1TB SATA HDD, DigitalNow Dual Hybrid PCIE S2 (DVB-T) capture, ATI 550 (PAL) capture, ATI HD3650 video with HDMI-HDMI to 32" LCD TV at 1360x768, Vista Home Premium 32bit SP1, Cyberlink PowerDVD8 Ultra (patch 1830), GBPVR with EVR renderer

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Master Geek


  Reply # 150479 22-Jul-2008 20:54
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Can someone confirm this with the HD3870 cards?



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  Reply # 150480 22-Jul-2008 20:56
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I'm using HD3650.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  Reply # 150482 22-Jul-2008 21:31
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charley: Can someone confirm this with the HD3870 cards?

How bout you confirm it for us Tongue out

I know Im gonna be reinstalling my HD2400XT to test these out. Visually, my 8500GT is pants!

Fingers crossed.

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  Reply # 150491 22-Jul-2008 22:00
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FreddyK:
charley: Can someone confirm this with the HD3870 cards?

How bout you confirm it for us Tongue out

I know Im gonna be reinstalling my HD2400XT to test these out. Visually, my 8500GT is pants!

Fingers crossed.

Give me a HD3870 card and i'll test it for you Tongue out

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  Reply # 150492 22-Jul-2008 22:01
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Updated and noticed no difference from 8.6,  It still not using hardware.

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  Reply # 150520 23-Jul-2008 00:09
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I'm afraid to say that for me the new driver showed no improvements :(
I'm using Vista SP1 with the Cyberlink PDVD8 decoder.
My card is the HD 3650.
TV1, TV2, TV3, and Freeview|HD demo channels all work perfectly with H/W acceleration. Unfornunately all of the 576i channels are still giving me green garbage (C4, TVNZ6,7,Sports, maori, parliament tv) :(

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  Reply # 150899 24-Jul-2008 11:27
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Hi,

I don't think it's Catalyst 8.7 that fixed the problem.  A workmate of mine was about to install 8.7 for his HD3850, but before he did he turned hardware decoding back on (he'd had it disabled since it wasn't working) and strangely enough it was working.  Since previously trying to get hardware decoding he's upgraded from MediaPortal RC1 to RC2 and had patched PowerDVD 8.  He thinks that there may never have been a problem with ATI's drivers and that the issue was either with Mediaportal or PowerDVD (probably PowerDVD).  Anyway he's now very happy with his ATI setup.

Andy

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  Reply # 150960 24-Jul-2008 14:25
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Surprised You're right!

As I said previously, installing 8.7 did nothing for my setup. However after reading your post in the other thread I decided to update powerdvd... Needless to say that after installing the PDVD update, ALL of my channels now work PERFECTLY with H/W acceleration turned on. And does it look good Smile

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  Reply # 151153 25-Jul-2008 04:17
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That is interesting to hear. I tried the 8.7 drivers unsuccessully as well, and wouldnt have thought updating PowerDVD would work since I encountered the same issue with the Arcsoft encoder also.

Will certainly be giving this another go but I have to admint, Im getting damn tired swapping out my Graphics cards all the time Smile

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