M18xR1 HDMI in looks washed out when coming from a PC

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  1. ColaMonster

    ColaMonster Notebook Consultant

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    When i use HDMI Input from another computer, be it my PC with a gtx 1060, or my alienware 15r2, or even a loop of its own screen (hdmi out into hdmi in) it looks washed out. it looks worse than the natural screen by a decent amount.

    Yet when i hook up a console, like an Xbox one, or Xbox 360, it looks amazing.

    (also i cant get hdmi in audio to work on windows 10)
     
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    Yep, desktop has a gtx 1060, other laptop has a gtx 965m, and this beast has dual 460m's. I tried output dynamic range from limited to full, didnt seem to make much difference.

    Also, got this error whilst attempting to install those drivers. http://imgur.com/2GLm8Np
    (I know when i had Win 7 installed i was using IDT drivers)
     
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    Set compatibility to Windows 7 and it will run. Im using them on Win10 RS1. You won't get audio without them.
     
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    I was finally able to get the hdmi in to work, but this driver won't install on mine. It says: The hardware detected is not supported by this IDT software package. Should I have something else installed first?
     
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    Damn I wish I had my M18x with me. Currently it's at HIDEvolution for 7 beeps...

    Okay try this..

    1) Turn off internet of all sorts
    2) Go to device manager and completely uninstall the audio driver (IDT not the nvidia ones)
    3) Reboot, try installing the IDT drivers using Windows 7 compatibility mode
     
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    Sorry about your computer having problems and thanks for trying to help. I can't find anything related to IDT there.

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    Isn't it M18xR2? R1 had IDT, R2 had bugged SoundBlaster
     
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    You are totally totally right somehow I missed the R1 part on this thread. I just got exited about finally having a video input and only read the audio part.
     
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