Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by TheCrow, Oct 20, 2005.
Released 20th October 2005.
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Oooh, well spotted
Thanks for both!
Well it seems a bit flaky! I installed the new drivers and after the required re-boot the machine restarted itself as soon as the drivers engaged. This happened on both my PCs.
After this forced re-boot it seemed ok but after an half hour or so the thing froze.
I pressed ctl/alt/del a few times and the screen then crashed out to 8bit 640x480 and reported an NV4 driver error. I was able to save my stuff and re-boot.
I've backed out and gone back a version.
Well Thats pretty damn typical! Think I will stay with my trusted older versions!
Thanks for letting us know so quickly that it was poo!
I have updated the nvidia dvd codec - all seems fine, but noticed no difference. Still got strange intermittent flashing on live tv with interlacing set to smart - set to auto it is fine.
I did not install the new drivers, as they are showing up on nvidia site as for XP, and not for Media Center. From past experience only those drivers that are specifically showing under Media Center have worked for me.
In the release notes it says 'Improved MPEG-2 transport stream support' which I assume is .ts files, but I haven't kept any on my pc to try out...!
whats this for and is it worth me getting it?
Well I only installed the PureVideo decoder, and not the ForceWare graphics drivers (cos I've got an ATI card).
This doesn't require you to do a reboot. So I'm assuming you updated the ForceWare drivers too?
I've found absolutely no problems with the new PureVideo decoder, so I reckon the problems are with the ForceWare drivers and not the decoder.
Try just installing the decoder, and see what happens.
I updated both the driver and the decoder and so far have had no problems.
There's a a new sharpening tool now with the drivers which does improve matters a little .
But i still feel nvidia are not fully ultilising the full capabilities of the 7800 series of cards yet as most of the driver fixes are for the gaming community.
I had a look at the Nvidia Web site, now does anyone know if I was to get the latest Pure Video software whether my existing license is valid for it as there is no mention of the "upgrade" issue.
When I purchased my MCE OEM CD & Remote I also ordered the Nvidia Codec at the same time, which is two versions old now.
I got hold of the last pure video just a few days ago (eval 30 dayer) so I am going to see what happens at the end of 30 days, upon install I used my existing details which worked, but now wonder what happens at the end of the trial time?
How come theatertek is using nVidia Pure Video codec 1.02-183 and the official release is 177 .
Just to clarify my post: I have no problems with the decoder. As I said, the drivers didn't work for me. I'm using an XFX 6800 AGP.
tonetrainer, using your existing details will make the eval a fully functioning version. It won't expire.
thanks to everyone for answering my question then
If you don't know what it is then it's probably fair to say you don't need it
Here's a link to help you
too funny DaveP
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