What if I plug my tv cable provider directly in my computer with pci tv-card and i use DVI cable for my computer screen? With my rig is there any tricks to boost the quality of the signal and the videos speed? Thank you !
Originally Posted by Easy Rhino
i dont know if you want to mention this but with that powerful of an htpc there is no need to turn bitstreaming on. as long as there is hdmi and a powerful processor you dont have to encode the signal at all, just use pcm to get it from the htpc to the tv/receiver/whatever.
bitstreaming is only necessary when you have a lower power rig and no hdmi cable because the cpu cant process the information fast enough and the optical cable or rca cables didnt have the capacity to carry it.
so it is preferred if given the option to turn off bitstreaming as the crazy A/V enthusiasts insist for the sake of purity to use pcm instead.