I built a new MCE box a few months ago with AMD kit and it has been problematic frorm day one.
My biggest problem is that HD TV broadcasts stutter like mad. It's driving me crazy. There a dropped frames all over the place.
Let me clarify what it is not:
- It is not a 50/60Hz issue. The TV is replayingv UK video at 50Hz.
- It is not the recordings or TV signal - the files play fine on an (Intel) laptop connected to the TV or through the MCE extender on the 360.
- I don't believe it is my incompetence - I have had MCE boxes for nearly 10 years now and I know my way around them.
My build is Windows 7 64 with an AMD A10-5800. It's on an Aus F2A85-M motherboard with 8 gigs of RAM. I am using the onboard HDMI video.
However I have been able to try a different make of motherboard and it's doing it on that too - with a completely clean Win 7 build.
Everything worked perfectly on my previous AMD (Athlon 64 x2) system - and it still does, but I gave it away. In fact yesterday I tried the video card (Radeon something) from that machine in this one and the problem still presents itself.
I have tried changing all of the video settings within the AMD Vision control options - deinterlacing etc - in case something is causing this problem. To no avail.
However I have tonight stuck an nvidia graphics card in the machine and through it, video plays fine. So it's an AMD issue.
I bought an A10-5800 for its onboard graphics ability; I don't want to have to buy another vendor's graphics card to do the job of the APU.
What options do I have? I am guessing it's a driver issue.