I would need some advice on the following issue I am encountering on my Windows 7 MCE setup.
The unit is a GF8300 motherboard with a low power AMD CPU. I am primarily using the HDMI output both for audio and video, quite recently since prior to that I as using an old DSP-A1 with SPDIF input only, so only video was routed through the HDMI output.
Note that I reinstalled everything from scratch, and no additionnal codec installed (except Haali media splitter and the associated registry hack to enable MKV support in MCE).
I'm located in Europe, so I use the 1920x1080 50Hz setting, latest NV drivers
I have now a new amplifier (Denon AVR-3311), and I'm running into several issues:
- Mode switch: WMC keep changing mode output. When playing back LiveTV, it goes into 1080i mode. Likewise playing a video file results into a mode switch (and for that I still don't understand why, since the video file is 1080p).
- HDMI hotplug autodetection: the new amplifier has an HDMI switch built-in. Problem is... when I switch input on the amplifier, the MCE unit registers a hotunplug event. And when it reconnects (ie when I switch back on the input to the MCE PC0, the end result is quite random: I've had instances of 1080i mode, even on the front end, the audio setup is messed up (it goes back from 7.1 to stereo), etc
So if anyone has a way to:
- Force MCE to NOT switch modes and keep 1080p 50Hz
- Disable HDMI hotplug detection
That would be really helpful
Thanks for your help