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..