rdlauer wrote:Yeah that's what I don't get - the video card is set to 1080p now, but I get literally nothing on the TV (not even during startup).
I was thinking about that GTX 1050, but would be willing to get something else even cheaper to just get 1080. Based on your statement do you think *any* relatively modern video card should work? And does it matter if you connect HDMI-HDMI vs HDMI-DVI?
Well if you want to go full 4K, it's one thing but, 1080p would be fine for most cases, IF your only watching TV/recorded TV on Media Center. If your watching Movies (movie library, my movies, etc), There will be options for 4K video later but, nothing else. TO go 1080p, crap, I was doing 1080p from my 9600gt... all cards in the last few years should do 1080p with out a problem, or a $25 video card would do it (used maybe ebay)
I moved to 4K, and running mine in 4K.... as I have some 4k movie rips (dont ask), My system has a GTX750 in it, this works running WMC at 4K@60hz (dont run WMC at 30hz, it's a slide show). The Only problem on TRUE 4K rips I am finding that the 750 does not do it's job very well. If computer software comes where it can play 4K Blu-ray, it will require a system that supports at least HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, and you need a GTX950 or higher (so your compliant).
Running WMC at 4K brings other issues if you need to, You can check out some other threads that I started that show what I did to get it working BUT, if your only watching 1080i/720p/1080p content, I would not bother at this point.