bossanova808 Wrote:Yes the newer nvidia drivers are worth it and produe correct colour/gamma on a calibrated Panasonic 50" V10 plasma. Most likely people finding it too bright have fudged their TV previously to cope with the over dark levels from the older drivers.
Sounds good, so it might be worth taking a look at the latest NVidia driver, and I'll watch out for the over-bright images that I might see and check the TV settings if so.
bossanova808 Wrote:The slow UI in B2 was (for me) to do with it outputting 30hz instead of 60hz to some TVs when set to 1920 by [email protected] for the UI. An easy fix was to set it to 50hz - which seemed to work consistently - it just made for a less silky smooth rendering.
I didn't check what refresh rate mine's using. Will take a look though. I presume somewhere in XBMC's video settings you can force it to output using different refresh rates?
bossanova808 Wrote:They won't change the nvidia drivers or add the shuttle network driver for final Dharma I think, but adding them both is easy once you know how and I will do a nicer guide once it's all final and well settled. The biggest bonus was sound and suspend/resume working out of the box.
Yes, that's a big plus that sound (especially) and suspend/resume works properly with b3 OOTB, b2 was a PITA from this point of view. Regarding the network driver, the odd thing was, IIRC, in the b2 installed code base, the jme.ko file was installed onto the HD/SSD but it seems that during installation it never successfully managed to detect the network correctly. Obviously the manual install with the newer driver + modprobe etc fixed the problem though.
bossanova808 Wrote:Unless you need 6.1 or other obscure things, I can't see why you wouldn't go this way (assuming you wanted the standard Live distro to be your base of course) - as it's a very smooth experience and I've tested it pretty extensively now.
Yep, I like the idea of using the standard vanilla XBMC Live code if possible, as it makes it easy to report a problem and get it fixed, and general forum help like here.