Best video driver for ATI Radeon 9000 pro?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by JDThree [MVP], Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Just rebuilt my MCE from scratch to get around an annoying skipping in the
    frames every 1/2 second or so.

    Skipping is gone, but picture looks just a little fuzzier than it used to. Is
    there a good driver I should be using for this?

    It's currently using the native Windows XP driver for it. I let windows
    update pull an update, but that one was not compatible - MCE wouldn't start
    then, so I rolled it back to this one again.

    Figured before I spend all night trying different drivers and rolling back,
    I'd see if someone has a good site for ATI Radeon 9xxx card drivers for MCE.

    JDThree [MVP], Sep 5, 2004
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  2. JDThree [MVP]

    Striker Guest

    ATI just recently released new Catalyst drivers(4.8 I believe is the version
    number) at their Web site for their graphic/video cards.
    Striker, Sep 6, 2004
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  3. I think that's the one I tried before I rebuilt the system, and it gave me
    the incompatible video error and I had to roll back from that as well.

    But I'm watching a DVD tonight, and the DVD is as crystal clear as always on
    my 60" HDTV - so it's a good bet I'm not dealing with just a video issue

    I wonder if the things I tested today from cable just had bad feeds or were
    just not good quality in the first place. Will have to spend some more time
    with the different channels tomorrow. I can't believe that the DVD could look
    this good while the TV would stink because of a video driver.
    JDThree [MVP], Sep 6, 2004
  4. JDThree [MVP]

    Striker Guest

    TV would not "stink'" because of a video/graphics card driver but it could
    "stink" because of a poor MPEG2 video encoder associated with your TV/Video
    capture card or the good/better/best" PQ setting you have selected for
    recorded programs.
    Striker, Sep 6, 2004
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