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#29238 30-Dec-2008 12:19
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Hi team,
Been living with my HTPC setup now for almost a year - the one issue that I haven't yet fully sussed out is getting smooth Blu-Ray playback to my Panasonic 37 plasma (set @100hz)
There is a lot of discussion around the issue of dropped or repeated frames as the HTPC sends the signal to the HD panel due to the mis-match of frame rate in the movie vs panel and HTPC refresh rates.

In my case it can be seen as a slight freeze each second or so on panning shots when watching Blu-Ray. Everything else including DVB-T and DVD are fine, just Blu-Ray

I'm interested to see how others are finding their Blu-Ray experiences - aside from this annoying glitch (once you start focussing on it, it drives you nuts) everything is fine, picture quality is outstanding.

Wonder if anyone has tried ReClock?

My system specs are: Nvidia 9600GT latest drivers, resolution set to 720P via HDMI (have also tried 1080P but look same/has same issues but is a smaller desktop so 720P works better) PowerDVD V8 ultra with hardware decoding on, various de-interlacing options used including none, hardware bob etc..

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  #186673 30-Dec-2008 13:47
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Are you running Vista or XP? I got caught out when I rebuilt my Vista media centre a few weeks ago. I was getting the same kind of issue. Blu ray playback was good but would have a little micro freeze every so often. Turned out that somehow the power options had set the processor to min = 5% max 50%!!Yell Put both settings to 100% and blu ray playback came right.

Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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