Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

170 posts

Master Geek

Topic # 29238 30-Dec-2008 12:19
Send private message

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..

Create new topic
2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 186673 30-Dec-2008 13:47
Send private message

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

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.