Intel NUC - HTPC (Haswell Late 2013 edition)

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Do you mean this: Color Banding?
Do you have any test file I can test?
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(2014-08-22 21:07)Crssi Wrote:  Do you mean this: Color Banding?
Do you have any test file I can test?
AVSHD709 grayscale ramp

If you want to make sure you're getting the best possible picture, I suggest leafing through the PDF guide and checking the basic patterns, grayscale ramp and resolution tests.

Using full range GPU output and XBMC 16-235 setting will work on some TVs that don't obey the infoframe RGB range bit, but not on ones that follow the standards. I have one of each..
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Some people just don't like Microsoft or the whole windows ecosystem. The question can be posed the other way; why would you install windows when oe is available? It seems to come down to playing games and playing bluray disks, neither of which concern me. For others, windows will be the solution.

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A note for Windows 8.1 users: the new Intel graphics driver 3910, uploaded 8/21, does indeed fix the Netflix bug. Just watched a SuperHD film and Dolby Digital+ worked like a charm. It only took Intel nine months to fix. Confused

To nickr, that's the other reason to use Windows. OE can't play Netflix at maximum quality. No thanks. (If it could, I'd be on OE. DRM sucks)
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Good point, I tend to forget netflix as I don't have access to it here without going through a proxy or some other such arrangement I can't be bothered with!

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Netflix SuperHD will be a very big deal when you get a 4k screen, since there's no other 4k content. Hopefully by then Netflix will be available in NZ. Going Windows 8 is future-proofing since 4k, like bluray, is going to be DRM'd to the max.

Worst thing in the world: DRM. Next worst: geographic content restrictions.
(This post was last modified: 2014-08-23 16:41 by Taxcheat.)
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Honestly OE or compiled from source is a no brainer for me. The box is pretty much an appliance with OE and many "tweaks" are already done. I don't stream NetFlix on this box and prefer ripped BD done by me from my own server. If at some point in the future Windows shows a clear advantage or has some must have feature I can always switch. The OE team keeps the latest tweaks and fixes in their code, upgrading is cake! My second machine is compiled from SVN daily, I've always got the latest features (and bugs) to play with.

To each their own but early on when the NUC was quirky the OE guys took care to help us out, I see no reason to switch to Windows right now and work through another set of issues. Happy to have both of my NUC running well now :-)

Openelec Gotham, MCE remote(s), Intel i3 NUC, DVDs fed from unRAID cataloged by DVD Profiler. HD-DVD encoded with Handbrake to x.264. Yamaha receiver(s)
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(2014-08-23 16:40)Taxcheat Wrote:  Netflix SuperHD will be a very big deal when you get a 4k screen, since there's no other 4k content. Hopefully by then Netflix will be available in NZ. Going Windows 8 is future-proofing since 4k, like bluray, is going to be DRM'd to the max.

Worst thing in the world: DRM. Next worst: geographic content restrictions.

And the next thing after this: user that bow before Microsoft and DRM and actually use that stuff.

Audio Engine: SPDIF has only 2 pcm channels. DTS, AC3 are encoded via those 2 channels. It's obviously clear that you are not able to change Speaker Layout when running via SPDIF.
Settings missing? Read the FAQ: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBM...otham)_FAQ
No help without a proper Debug Log
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(2014-08-23 18:26)fritsch Wrote:  And the next thing after this: user that bow before Microsoft and DRM and actually use that stuff.

You're making a mighty big assumption there that my Win 8 license is legitimate. (Actually, it is. But when I was young and poor, well, let's just say that might have been true of older versions of windows.)
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By failing to take a stand you are bowing.

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