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Best resolution for HD clips

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Jazz Monkey Jr, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    I have a plasma with native res, 1024x768
    What is the best resolution to feed it from my PC/Laptop for viewing HD demos, and is there a better player than Windows media player 10?
    I will be going through the VGA cable.
    My specs:
    PC - Athlon 2800+, Geforce Ti4400, 1024 400mhz RAM
    Laptop - P4 3.0ghz, Radeon 9700, 512 333mhz RAM

    I assume the Laptop will be better at playing HD stuff, what are the best drivers for the radeon?
     
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    I can play HD on my Athlon 2500+ machine with ATI 9500 no problem to a 1024 X 768 LCD, or 16:9 1024 X 576 screenplay 5700.

    You want to drive your screen at its native resolution, and let windows / media player / graphics card rescale as needed, unless you have a very expensive display with a Faroujda or similar scaler built in.

    You can try media player classic instead of media player, but I don't think it will support DRM protected files.

    Can you use the standard ATI drivers, or so you need to get special ones from the laptop manufacturer? ATI cards are generally regarded as better than others for video, apart from the very recent nVidia cards
     

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