Topic Title: No more BluRay with Radeon HD 4870X2 on Windows 8 x64?
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 07/05/2013 02:09 PM
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Peon

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I have had this Radeon HD 4870x2 running for quite a while and have been able to watch my BluRay movies on it without any problem.  Now that I've upgraded to Windows 8 (x64) from Windows 7 (x64) and then "upgraded" the Catalyst Display Driver to the supported legacy version (currently 8.97.100.7), I can no longer watch the movies.According to the Cyberlink Blu-ray Disc Advisor software, the graphics card softare is not compatible with BluRays.  Did AMD remove the capability from their driver?  Does anyone know of a workaround?
 07/05/2013 02:29 PM
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Legacy cards do not have full requirements for windows 8. The 'workaround' is the latest legacy drivers and you will not have full functionability. Newer cards can be had for little money...or go back to Windows 7.



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 07/05/2013 03:02 PM
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Yes, I'm familiar with the requirements, but according to everything I read, the hardware has nothing to do with this specific problem - everything points directly to the driver.  Yes.... I know how drivers work... so maybe the reality is that with the new HAL, no driver for this legacy card would work, but I seriously doubt it.  Everything else that I use the machine for, including graphics intensive video games works fine.  I can also watch downloaded HD videos (same resolution as BluRay.)  And no, I'm not downgrading back to Windows 7.  Newer cards that can do as much as the 4870x2 are not cheap.



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