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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
magic tune will not work on my vista x64 ....?
Well I know mine quit working due to my recent video card upgrade ...

I haven't tried the latest version that I mention above but am about to.

One good thing (really the most important to me) ... my calibration routine, which has dramatically improved the contrast performance of my 226BW is still loading at start ... I can see it kick in.

However, I can't access the Brightness/Contrast controls and other features of MagicTune anymore.

    
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UPDATE:

Applies mostly to 8800GT/WinXP 32 bit users but some of the newer updates at the same download location may solve others problems as well.

I just installed the latest version of MagicTune (v. 1.0.97) for my OS (WinXP Home) and it is now fully functional with my new EVGA 8800GT.

WHOO. Stoked!

Another 8800GT owner online turned me on to the new download page and version and so I tried it just now it's working fine.

FYI:

The download page for XP 32bit version and all others is here:

Updated MagicTune Versions Download

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I wish Samsung didnt make it so damn hard to find their download page for software. I have the 24" 245BW and found the driver but can't find the software page for the life of me. Thanks to your post I was able to find the updated magictune page. I use Vista x64 and a 8800GTX and had the same problem where it stopped working. I was interested in finding the other software as well, like magicbright3,magicwizard, etc. They have quite a few interesting programs when I read product pages but can never find them to d/l! Samsungs 'bout to get whooped!
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I wish Samsung didnt make it so damn hard to find their download page for software. I have the 24" 245BW and found the driver but can't find the software page for the life of me. Thanks to your post I was able to find the updated magictune page. I use Vista x64 and a 8800GTX and had the same problem where it stopped working. I was interested in finding the other software as well, like magicbright3,magicwizard, etc. They have quite a few interesting programs when I read product pages but can never find them to d/l! Samsungs 'bout to get whooped!
Re: "MagicBright" ... that's typically a setting that's available through the MagicTune interface.

There are, however a couple other programs that Samsung makes available:

The only other programs I could find from that same updated MagicTune page are the Natural Color Expert program and the Magic Rotation program:

1. Natural Color Expert

2. Magic Rotation

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Haven't used either so can't comment really ..
    
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Glad to read this thread. I hadn't loaded the software (my 226BW came with the software disc) because I assumed it was just going to be some sort of lame, chintzy sorta thing that some manufacturers include with their hardware.

Downloading it now. Thanks a lot for the tip!!

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post #36 of 59
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Glad to read this thread. I hadn't loaded the software (my 226BW came with the software disc) because I assumed it was just going to be some sort of lame, chintzy sorta thing that some manufacturers include with their hardware.

Downloading it now. Thanks a lot for the tip!!

brad
What you'll become rather dependant on, it's other fairly useless features aside, is the ability to adjust brightness and contrast via your mouse and onscreen sliders.

That alone makes me go into big time withdrawals if I don't have Magictune installed; there's nothing I hate more than using LCD monitors built in push button controlled menu systems.

I also highly recommend using the Magictune color calibration routine. Much improves the color contrast performance on my own 226BW.
    
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Ok, I installed the Vista x64 version and it said it's not compatible with my hardware. I looked at the compatibility page and it did not list 8800GT as compatible hardware so I assume that's the problem. How are you getting yours to work with the 8800GT??

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post #38 of 59
My 226bw came with the disc for magic tune. I just never bothered with it. I figured it was bloatware or some drivers that I would never need.
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post #39 of 59
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Ok, I installed the Vista x64 version and it said it's not compatible with my hardware. I looked at the compatibility page and it did not list 8800GT as compatible hardware so I assume that's the problem. How are you getting yours to work with the 8800GT??

brad
Did you download from here: http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/l..._download.html ??

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Otherwise ... I'm using XP Home so don't know what's up with Vista 64 ...

    
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Did you download from here: http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/l..._download.html ??

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Otherwise ... I'm using XP Home so don't know what's up with Vista 64 ...

Yeah, from when you linked it earlier.

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