Updated TM2 Drivers and Software (Updated 5/1/2010)

Discussion in 'HP TouchSmart TM2 (Wacom)' started by corecomps, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. hoongss

    hoongss Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yea. I got the program to work.
    But when I click create tittle and add Touchsmart Internet TV, it will close the touchsmart application and open a separete internet tv application.
    Is there a way to make it like OEM, to run within the touchsmart program?
    THanks
     
  2. Bizybone

    Bizybone Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That's what I would like to know too... Hopefully someone else can weigh in.
     
  3. tscottmommy

    tscottmommy Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Thanks for the rep. As I understand it, each time a poster is "repped", it shows up on your User CP. Each rep does not equate to a point, however. I honestly can't say I understand the system one bit, but then again I've never gone looking for an answer, which I'm sure is lurking somewhere.

    How do I know I have the Samsung screen? Well, since that has been the subject of some debate (and the tear apart pics were of an AUO-sporting machine), I'll gladly clarify. PC Wizard 2010 is a great (and free) little utility. It initially reported my screen as a Samsung. However, since there others who were not sure that the part coding actually meant Samsung, I was pleased to find when I tore into the machines (this one and the would-have-been-replacement-turned-parts-donor) that the back of the screen says Samsung...loud and clear. I think I have some pics still in my camera. If I get a chance to upload them, edit them and post them to photobucket, I'll edit this post to include them. This one is a Samsung, the replacement had an AUO. I may have gotten lucky enough to get a good shot of the part numbers, but since my camera sucks and I haven't actually looked at them outside the 2" LCD on the camera, I honestly don't know. It's been a little crazy around here. Well, it always is with a grip of busy kids (two preschool twins and two tween big bros) and my F/T school.

    Seeing the machines side by side, with the displays on the stock ATI color and Intel color, no calibration, this Samsung was much more lifelike. The AUO was green-ish. I'm not sure if you remember ACTUAL film :D but it would be like comparing well developed Kodak with Fuji. Kodak had better tones in general. Fuji was excellent for landscape, nature, and served alright for regular photos but didn't have that lifelike color. The colors on this seem to have the right blue for the sky, the right red in a good sunrise, the right purple of an amethyst (actually, the purples are incredible!). Given the same images on both screens, the whites on this look white, not dull, not yellow, not green. Just crisp, bright, true white. Natural settings seem true to color, as do faces, digital fantasy art, etc...And black is truly black. All images are sharp and crisp when they should be and softened when the effect should be there. Also, I notice that reading outside in the shade is better on this screen. I keep and antiglare on it because I do tend to work and study on it out of doors while my little ones play, but I had the same antiglare on both screens (photodon).

    The multiple AUO debate seems to indicate that there were at least two AUO builds. There is a video, I believe, made by another forum member of two reported by PCWizard to be AUO side by side. At least one other member has had multiple AUO machines and has indicated that there was a difference. Wacom contracts for the building of these screens and then ships them to HP. Not terribly hard to imagine that there are different "lots" and that small variations occur in runs due to manufacturing tolerances in the materials used or in a chance of subvendor for one or more components that went into building these layered screens.

    I can't say that mine is better for sure than others. I can say that as a matter of personal preference, I like it better. Photos especially looked more like my kids, instead of looking like I needed to adjust the color saturation and hues in editing.

    Viewing angles: they all kind of suck. I mean, I have gotten used to them and they don't bother me so much (maybe because I've never had a cadillac of screens :D). Interestingly, the AUO screen had different viewing angle issues than the Samsung, to wit: particular colors looked different on the two machines from the same angle. Honestly I can't remember which colors faded fastest to black from various angles on each screen, but I did end up preferring the Samsung in that regard for more horizontal work. I find I adjust the screen less. I wasn't able to get a video of the two machines like that. I wish I had.

    So if you want to know your screen, first run PCWizard 2010. It will identify it and I'm confident that it will return the screen that you actually have. That will not give you a part number, however. I think that there are utilities that can help with it. Again, with any luck, my pics might have something that would help identify for you. I can't look now, but I certainly will later.

    Hope any of this helps!

    **EDIT**

     
  4. tscottmommy

    tscottmommy Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I did the same thing and the update works great, so does the light...thanks for the reminder!
     
  5. tscottmommy

    tscottmommy Scribbler - Standard Member

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    From the New Users Guide/Updated Drivers:


    HP now has Touchsmart Apps for Photos and Music at the TM2 update site:

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  6. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Teri, you are just amazing! I found this after I asked you to PM me the basic info because I couldnt find the thread this was in. I do, in fact, have the AUO9514. Is it your impression that the Samsung screens are a thing of the past for the TM2, or do they still seem to be alternating randomly. I would NEVER describe my screen as providing anything but washed out, under-saturated, way less than natural colors. Your description of the Samsung make it sound like - apart from those pesky viewing angles - one of the better screens around in the consumer notebook space, much less the touchscreen segment. I live with this screen because for me it is a means to an end - information, sound, fun stuff, rather than an end in itself - ie, watching videos for entertainment. Disappointment, but relatively minor given all the special features and purposes for this computer. So frustrating to think that luck of the draw would so dramatically change this rather important aspect of the user experience. Surprising too, in that I heard the Tx2 screens were all grainy and icky. So close, yet so far, from getting it all right!

    While on the subject, I wonder about two things:

    1) anyone know why the Intel GMA control panel is the very old, outdated version with a crappier UI and fewer adjustment options?

    2) how do I increase color saturation on either gpu other than when using a video player? I find the only controls are brightness, contrast and gamma, and that you can either use them for all colors simultaneously, ie, the "normal" way, or you can choose to use them separately for R, G and B. I have tried to fiddle with the brightness and contrast controls with different colors chosen in order to increase color saturation and still have a normal balance, but no cigar.

    The two most frustrating things for me about this computer are the inability to fine tune video and audio settings. Was so disappointed to find that, despite having SRS audio, the controls are toy-like compared to what I can do on my HP dv8t with nVidia GT 230 and SRS audio. Any "secret keys" to unlock here?
     
  7. margaret.miz

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    For those of us not so tech savvy, it's hard to know which software is necessary, which of the 8 or so programs that have DVD in the name you really need to play a DVD and so on. So I would rather have a way do an install or recovery that I'm sure the machine will run with basic functions, and then add other things to it.
     
  8. ahmadasemoni

    ahmadasemoni Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi
    How can I get the last version of HP touchsmart tm2 drivers for windows 8?
    Specially for rotation driver and Wacom pen.
    Thanks
     
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