Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Home theatre Fiasco
Looking for any assitance\suggestions as to how to correct problems with my HTPC. I think my problem is HDCP related but cant find any assitance, or
rather, constructive assitance from hardware\software vendors from which I've made purchases.
Intel dual core 3 gig
Intel D946GZIS Motherboard
4 gig ram (effectivly 3 gig thanks to Billy)
2 HD, one IDE one Sata
1 Lg super multi drive IDE
1 Lg Hd/Blueray multi drive sata
BFG 8800ultra video card PCIe
Auzen X-fi Prelude sound card PCI
Acer P243w Monitor
Vista 32bit Home premium (now you know where the other gig of ram went...)
Varioius expected programs and games (should not be relevant to problem).
Cyberlink HD\DVD advisor (tried others but Cyberlink is supposed to be
the best available now)
Run cyberlink advisor and get reds on (reds are bad by the way) vdieocard drivers and monitor.
Latest drivers for card installed, monitor is one of a handfull of computer monitors on the market capable of HD\HDCP.
The above leaves only the HDCP problem. Video card outputs hdcp via
DVI connector. (Card has 2 DVI and 1 S video interface) Monitor accepts and comunicates HDCP compliance via HDMI port. The boys aren't working and playing well together..... Tried DVI to HDMI cable, no joy, tried DVI to DVI ,
Anyway, thats my story....sad as it may be. Normal dvd's play fine. HD DVDs
just spin in the drive and make whirring noises. Anybody have any suggestions? I'm thinking of re-installing vista but that doesn't make sense.
If anyone has any thoughts I'd appreciate hearing them. Also if anyone is aware of or is a PC Home theater techie in Ottawa, I'd consider a hired gun.
In fact I checked with Future shops version of Nerds on Wheels..... scarey.
Thanks for the time and space....