Thread: HD Advisor December 11, 2009
12-11-2009 02:03 PM #1
HD Advisor December 11, 2009
12-11-2009 03:18 PM #2
Umm... don't fast shutters work better with high light and slow shutters work better with low light? When a shutter is slow, it's open for a longer time period, letting more light in.# of PS3 games: 29
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12-11-2009 03:53 PM #3Member
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To answer the HDMI from a computer question, I have an HP desktop and am getting both the sound and video through the HDMI to my receiver. I had to set the soundcard to HDMI which then allowed the sound to run through the video card and out the HDMI. I also had to tell it what formats my receiver could handle. If I don't have the DD and DTS boxes checked I get "All Channel" sound. If I check them I get 5.1 or however what I'm watching is encoded.
Play with your soundcard settings and see if that changes things.
12-11-2009 04:03 PM #4
12-11-2009 04:33 PM #5Member
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could you specify the components of your desktop?
In my HTPC, I was able to get both sound and video through HDMI cable. I use an Asus AMD M3N78-VM motherboard, wich has both audio and video on-board.
I'm sorry I don't have exact and confirmed information, but I believe that it may be the case that, currently, the only way to get both audio and sound through HDMI is like this, I mean, both of them being treated by the motherboard.
I'm not sure about that and I may be wrong, but, even if there is another way to acomplish this (like with a form of integration between an off-board sound card and an off-board video card, maybe with an internal cable inside the computer), I bet the easiest way is using a motherboard with both components onboard. This way you don't have integration issues.
And, by the way, to build an HTPC an onboard video card is definitely enough, because, to process high-definition videos, a decent CPU handles it.
12-11-2009 05:11 PM #6
To the best of my knowledge, if you want to get both audio/video to go through HDMI, you MUST have an integrated video and sound controller on your motherboard. Seperating the two (with either a dedicated graphics or sound card, or both) splits the processes between two seperate parts and thus disables the processing of both over one cord. Like another person mentioned, in doing a HTPC, there is really no reason to get a dedicated graphics card because most modern processors can handle the load (I wouldn't trust a Celeron or a Sempron however, or a single core).
12-11-2009 06:04 PM #7Member
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To get both video and audio over HDMI on a PC (or laptop) the vendor of the video card needs to have provided the facility to intercept/decode/encode/redirect the systems audio stream onto the HDMI audio signals.
All of the mainstream Video card manufacturers provide drivers which do this.
For example, my son has a HP desktop PC with NVidia card and LG Blu-ray/HD-DVD drive. The HDMI output of the card is connected to a 43" LCD TV. Without any other connections both Video and Audio is delivered to the TV - no special Audio hardware invovled - Its the NVidia driver that does all the work of intercepting and encoding the audio and redirecting over the HDMI output.
The route to get an answer to the original question would be to see if HP has a driver for the Pavillion that performs this function. Given that this uses a NVidia graphics chipset there may be a possibility.
12-11-2009 07:50 PM #8Member
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my laptop can do sound or video over hdmi. but it will not do both at the same time. it is a hp 8710w.
for example, i can watch a video on my laptop display and have the audio come out my onkyo receiver. and in this scenario, it will not output hd audio.
12-11-2009 10:43 PM #9Banned
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I too have this problem. I have an HP Pavillion Entertainment laptop that has an HDMI port built right into it (in January 2008 when I got it this was huge). Running it straight to my HDTV was no problem. It was when I got my av receiver that I ran into this. I get video but only 2.0 audio. If I try playing a with it connected via HDMI, I just get a black screen with no audio.
I've gone into my sound control section to figure this out but no luck. HDMI can only do 2.0, while analog can do up to 7.1.
Can anyone help me please? Thanks in advance!
12-12-2009 12:06 AM #10
For the computer with blu question
My graphics card in my home theater PC/media server/gaming PC has HDMI however i need to plug the soundcard into a sound source to get sound. As for motherboards with onboard HDMI graphics and sound, its a different story.
12-12-2009 12:50 PM #11
My HP pavillion DV4-1125NR Entertainment laptop outputs audio via HDMI, just not any HD Codecs (TrueHD, DD+, DTS-HD, or MA). Generally I have to have the receiver and tv on, then get the computer display set to the tv, set the audio output to HDMI, and then load up the video source (disc, download, hulu). If I don't do it in this order, I won't get sound.HD-DVDs: 117
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12-12-2009 06:52 PM #12Member
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On the first question, forced BD-live streaming.
If you tried all 4 players with the internet connection first, if the disc needs internet connection to be activated. Then they save a kind of cookie in the player, and so when you disconected the internet. The Cookie still was there, and Okeyd the movie to play.
You should always try things like this without internet connection first.
There was talk about discs needing activation over the net a long time ago. Sad to see that this actually might be happening.
But can't say I have noticed anything other than normal playback on my discs and player, even on the mentioned titles here.
EDIT: And I find it unbelievebel that discs released in the stated don't have a warning on the front or back saying that the disc need internet connection to work. If this is so, the studio would get a dragged into court.Home Cinema: http://avforum.no/minhjemmekino/show.php/anderst2
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12-12-2009 08:56 PM #13
12-12-2009 11:01 PM #14Member
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Different film stock has different qualities (light sensitivity), while they all run at the same speed depending on the film stocks iso rating you'll get different results.
I guess when you're talking about "film speed" that's in reference to how fast the film reacts to light, not how quickly it's running through the camera.
Now I've read the article I see I'm basically repeating what Josh said ...
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12-14-2009 03:07 PM #15It's a sad reality of the Blu-ray format that Java and BD-Live frequently cause an inconsistent user experience from one player model to another. Considering how dull and frankly worthless most BD-Live features have been to date, I think we'd all be better off if the studios would just drop them and make their discs simpler.
The BD Association needs to solve this. At the very least when a studio gets a menu/playback system working on most machines they should stick with it instead of continuously trying to make their menu experience "cooler" than the competition's. I don't care how damn cool your menu is if the damn movie won't play.