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Although I can’t be sure it was anything more than just a coincidence, I installed a new NVIDIA driver today, and magically discovered 5.1 sound coming out of my home theater speakers, over the S/PDIF link, as I started watching last week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica.

After not hearing anything but stereo before, I am surprised, but tickled pink that it actually works.

But the driver also created a problem where none existed before. Now my TV displays only in black & white, and doesn’t even fill the screen.

Time for a Mac.

Author: Peter Sheerin

Peter Sheerin is best known for the decade he spent as the Technical Editor of CADENCE magazine, where he was the acknowledged expert in Computer-Aided Design hardware and software. He has a long-standing passion for improving usability of software, hardware, and everyday objects that is always interwoven in his articles. Peter is available for freelance technical writing and product reviews, and is exploring career opportunities in interaction design. His pet personal project is exploring the best ways to harmonize visual, tactile, and audible symbols for improving the effectiveness of alerting systems.

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