Turn OFF TV On Demand for MMC 9.13 FOR GOOD!


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Bad Breath

To all of the homicidal users of ATI's steaming pile of crap named MMC 9.13.

The registry setting below will turn off TOD once and for all!!!



1) Open regedit.

2) Goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ATI
Technologies\MultiMedia\Features\DTV\Channel Manager


3) Set the key "LiveMode" to value "1" to shut TOD OFF, set it to "0" to
turn it back ON (not sure why you'd want to)


Seems to work fine...



NOTE TO ATI: Please release a MMC 9.14 which has these "NEW FEATURES":

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) Does not FORCE TOD ON without having to revert to registry hacks.

2) Allow the user to select between analog OR digital audio, and not have it

hard coded as digital. Digital audio is causing most of the stuttering
problems on peoples systems.

3) Research why recording is unreleaible with crashes, unrecoverable lockups
or stuttering after random times.

4) Find out why Guide+ got broken (TV window no longer integrated within
Guide+) with MMC 9.13.

5) Test your MMC releases for more than 23-milliseconds.

6) Stop adding more WORTHLESS MARKETING features until at least items (1 -
4) of this list are fixed.
 
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stratus46

Bad said:
To all of the homicidal users of ATI's steaming pile of crap named MMC 9.13.

The registry setting below will turn off TOD once and for all!!!



1) Open regedit.

2) Goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ATI
Technologies\MultiMedia\Features\DTV\Channel Manager


3) Set the key "LiveMode" to value "1" to shut TOD OFF, set it to "0" to
turn it back ON (not sure why you'd want to)


Seems to work fine...



NOTE TO ATI: Please release a MMC 9.14 which has these "NEW FEATURES":

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) Does not FORCE TOD ON without having to revert to registry hacks.

2) Allow the user to select between analog OR digital audio, and not have it

hard coded as digital. Digital audio is causing most of the stuttering
problems on peoples systems.

3) Research why recording is unreleaible with crashes, unrecoverable lockups
or stuttering after random times.

4) Find out why Guide+ got broken (TV window no longer integrated within
Guide+) with MMC 9.13.

5) Test your MMC releases for more than 23-milliseconds.

6) Stop adding more WORTHLESS MARKETING features until at least items (1 -
4) of this list are fixed.

OK, I'm dense. Why do you want video on demand OFF? With the HDTV
Wonder, video on demand was always on with all the version 9s I tried
(9.03, 9.06, 9.08, 9.13). If you set 'discard video on demand', it
doesn't leave files laying around so what is the problem? I DON"T have
internet connections on that computer so I don't use Guide + and I
don't find 'schedule a recording' to be a problem. No worse than the
VCR it replaced.

With video on demand ON, I can select the channel on the hour, pause
the display, come back later 20 minutes later and then skip through all
the commercials. You want me to WATCH the commercials? Whatever for?

GG
 
T

Tom Lake

OK, I'm dense. Why do you want video on demand OFF? With the HDTV
Wonder, video on demand was always on with all the version 9s I tried
(9.03, 9.06, 9.08, 9.13). If you set 'discard video on demand', it
doesn't leave files laying around so what is the problem? I DON"T have
internet connections on that computer so I don't use Guide + and I
don't find 'schedule a recording' to be a problem. No worse than the
VCR it replaced.

Video on Demand causes slowdown, stuttering and dropped frames
while recording on many systems. Why force people to use it?
Why not make it an option people can turn on or off at THEIR
discrection rather than force people to use it?

Tom Lake
 
T

Ted F

I agree...

ATI needs to get their act together and change that software. Also, fix the
Guide+ problem too.
 
S

stratus46

Tom said:
Video on Demand causes slowdown, stuttering and dropped frames
while recording on many systems. Why force people to use it?
Why not make it an option people can turn on or off at THEIR
discrection rather than force people to use it?

Tom Lake

I would expect more problems with HDTV than with std def just because
there's more information. I haven't problems with stutter since I
loaded the motherboard system level drivers (PCI, RAID) running 9.13
with an HDTV Wonder. While 9.13 still has a ways to go, it definitely
is better than 9.08, at least for me. I agree with wanting the option
of killing it but if you're having problems with a slow computer, you
can get all sorts of bargains on the net. But I don't get why anyone
would want to watch commercials. I work in commercial TV and I've seen
commercials from shooting to post production to duplication to
transmission. Enough already. The ability to skip them is super.

GG
 
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Jonathan Waite

I totally agree. Thanks so much for the hack, I will be implementing
shortly.
 
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