Topic Title: Dynanamic range 0-255 video color - unavailable
Topic Summary: I get dark gray in movies instead of true black
Created On: 01/07/2013 08:05 PM
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 01/07/2013 08:05 PM
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I will assume that it was a glitch and not blatant censorship of my last ask for help. I hope it doesn’t offend AMD that I stated that nvidia is doing something better. I hope instead, AMD improves. That and I have 0 tolerance for censorship. Magical removal of this post will be treated as censorship.

With that out of the way, last time a fellow member- whose name got deleted along with my original post suggest that I try alternate, non-AMD drivers: http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-8-97-18-april-7900-mod

While I am not against modded drivers, I'd rather use reference ones before toying with the uninstall and reinstall of special drivers. My GPU is working flawlessly as is, save for the black being reproduced as dark gray in videos in BS players with the default EVR rendering- the only way I watch movies/videos.

As title suggests I'm looking to unlock dynamic range 0-255 for the video playback.

Another user posted this:



That is exactly what I'm looking for, but I dont have those options. It appers that he has a newer card or at least name of my CCC is CCC and not AMD vision center. (Catalist Control Center)

I have ATI HD4850, with the latest available 12.6 AMD drivers on win 7 x64 sp1.

Any help appreciated. Again, I am a bit disgruntled that my original post got removed... here's to hoping it was a mistake. No point in overreacting.



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 01/07/2013 09:00 PM
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Nothing wrong with using modded drivers..as i pointed one out to you. Your 4xxx card does not support the newer Control Center...if you want to have the newer center you will have to use a modded driver? Clear? That is the answer...please don't start with the "why?" and "nvidia does". You have a legacy video card...either get a newer one or use the modded driver I furnished you with. 

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 01/07/2013 09:50 PM
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..and by the way...your post was moved to the correct forum, not deleted. Look under "extended support"...thats the forum for pre- 5xxx cards. So you can go ahead and delete this post.



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 01/12/2013 11:27 AM
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I cant say I'm happy about either modded drivers or the "extended support" for my 2008 highend dx10 class GPU, but I can understand it.

It's even more unsetteling knowing that nvidia still supports 6 series cards from 2004 with the latest drivers. Only the infamous FX 5 series got its support dropped in pre Vista stage.

At any rate, thank you for answering!



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 01/12/2013 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by: eodeo It's even more unsetteling knowing that nvidia still supports 6 series cards from 2004 with the latest drivers. Only the infamous FX 5 series got its support dropped in pre Vista stage.

As far as I know that's not true anymore. They've just dropped support for anything below GF8. The last driver for GF7 and before is from october last year. Still, they do support their DX10 cards...



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 01/12/2013 01:02 PM
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I was just looking into that. Yes they dropped the support in october 2012...

Still 8800 support is equivavelnt of supporting 2900.



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 01/12/2013 01:06 PM
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I guess I wouldnt mind this as much if 4850 wasnt such an amazing card on its own- even in todays games.



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 01/12/2013 05:18 PM
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So they dropped WDDM 1.1 DirectX 10 cards to legacy support. All of those cards are out of their warranties, except for maybe the 4890 because it was released in 2009 but many cards only have a 2-3 year warranty, and is trumped by the HD 7770 Ghz which isn't exactly an expensive card. It's a risk you take when you buy into anything which changes so often, be it a vehicle which only a couple of years down the road may be much more powerful or fuel efficient, or computer hardware whose lifespan is like reverse dog years. Or heck, my power supply isn't that old and it's already been trumped by 80 Plus Platinum units. People don't complain this much when Intel changes their socket so often...

Or think about this: People don't complain this much when Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo change the whole console every few years which is quite a bit more than a $200 upgrade.

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 01/12/2013 10:59 PM
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CPU comparison is an interesting one. I don’t know how Intel/AMD can just launch a CPU and it just works as well as it can from the moment you get it to the moment it dies. It doesn’t slow down, it doesn’t have bugs (most of them anyway) and is compatible with everything, even a program that will be released 10 years in the future.

I gave my old 4850 to a friend and got a gtx 460 in 2011. I assembled a new system recently since I needed another one for each of the cities I reside in as a student. I bought a used 4850 and was greeted with incomplete color reproduction and dropped support barring any chance for a solution that should have been fixed some 6 years ago at the latest... Had I known, I'd have gotten another nvidia card for my 2nd system. I was looking at relative performance/value of the GPU only. I didn’t even consider that ATI would drop support of such a "young" card. In my mind its still very young and its prowess in games more than supports my view. I mean, I can play most games maxed out at full HD with 8x aa and 16x af.

4850 is such an amazing card, and its dropped support is sad. That is all.



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 01/12/2013 11:01 PM
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as for people using consoles... most would buy sand in a desert.



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 01/22/2013 07:52 PM
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I installed the suggested modded drivers, and now I do have options to select full dynamic range- but sadly- its grayed out. Is there anything I can do about that short of purchising a new card?

 



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