1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DVD playback probs....

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by GPMCDERM, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. GPMCDERM

    GPMCDERM
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    Have just gone down the raod of trying to use PC for DVD playback..
    Connected to Aldi 27" LCD by DVI @ 1366x768 and are seeing jerky slight
    stuttering when using DVDs..using as 9800pro..
    Could this be a timing time that Powerstrip could get around or
    maybe a fresh install could be due...would rather not as just got
    HL2 back up and running...very cool at 1366x768, but a new vid card
    could be on the cards(6800GT very tempting)
     
  2. KraGorn

    KraGorn
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,740
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Warrington
    Ratings:
    +27
    The most common cause of jerkiness which you seem to be describing ('slight') is caused by the refresh rate, particularly noticeable on long, wide pans. There are many other possible causes but this is a reasonable first guess.

    If you're playing PAL material you need to set the refresh at a multiple of 25Hz, typically 50Hz is used though 75hz will also work. Setting 50hz is possible with the latest nVidia drivers, ATI still doesn't support custom res. AFAIK so Powerstrip is what you need, as you suspected.
     
  3. GPMCDERM

    GPMCDERM
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    If the panel is at 60hz...surly it will only display at this...its the
    only selectable frequency in the Cat control center, have yet to
    try out Powerstrip(used it before for the AE100)
    Must have a look at my brothers 6800Ultra settings, before thinking
    about changing cards..
     
  4. KraGorn

    KraGorn
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,740
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Warrington
    Ratings:
    +27
    If the panel only accpets 60hz then AFAIK there's nothing you can do about it, I admit I was presuming your panel could accept other rates.

    The latest nVidia Control Panel doesallow entering of custom rates, however I found Powerstrip still had features that made it useful even with an nVidia.
     

Share This Page

Loading...