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


21131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4217

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 26857 6-Oct-2008 01:41
Send private message

Im not sure if its because I am using a card with no acceleration so theres a stupid filter in the videopath or what. (I am assuming the card doesnt since I am getting 70-80% cpu on tv3 and not much less on 1 and 2 on a amd 6000+ dual core.

Basically there is an absurd amount of sharpness being applied on the HD channels - the SD ones look great, but 1/2/3 are annoying the hell out of me. Its only visiable when I fullscreen it, but its quite drastic. Is this something happening client side or is it just the penelty for having an upscaled SD program on?

Havent watched any native HD on it yet since I have just got gbpvr working under vista today.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
26495 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6038

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 169221 6-Oct-2008 06:16
Send private message

What codec are you using?

44 posts

Geek


  Reply # 169222 6-Oct-2008 06:54
Send private message

I've noticed/wondered about the same thing - most noticeable, to me, during 3news.
I have hardware acceleration, 8600gt with PowerDVD8 codec - I have sharpness settings on TV and PC both turned off, yet the righthand side of the 3news newsreaders has a thick, light, 'ring' to it; looks just like poor 'sharpness' over-applied. I think it's applied at the broadcasters end - although you'd hope, if they're gonna do such things, that they'd do a better job!



21131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4217

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 169303 6-Oct-2008 14:39
Send private message

powerdvd 8.

I ticked dxva in its options via the ffdshow audio icon that appears when I am on 3 because of AC3 and my CPU is down to 50-60% on 3 and 30ish on 1 and 2 - I am pretty sure that the quaddro fx550 hasnt got support for a full decode but its certainly not dropping frames now on tv3 like it was before - still looks bad because of interlacing on video content tho.





Richard rich.ms

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:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



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.