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Windows 7: Bad Video Playback

22 Sep 2011   #1
rfisc270

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Bad Video Playback

Ok I just built my first HTPC and there is definitely something wrong. My current components are:

Intel i3-2100T
ASRock H67M-ITX motherboard
4G DDR3 Ram
2TB HDD

My plan was that i didnt need a video card cause i was going to be playing either from the HDMI slot on the motherboard or stream the video the my ps3 or other via PS3 media server. Now, all the video i play is very pixelated and fuzzy. This happens even when i stream the video. Its not the video quality because i previously ran these videos on an older computer and it played them beautifully. I've tried VLC and KM player. Both have the same result. Its an ISO file so it should be good quality. I've reinstalled my drivers directly from the ASRock website. The only other video driver i have is from LogMeIn, but that should only be used when im use RDP.

What am i doing wrong, please help.


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22 Sep 2011   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i read somewhere before that you'll never get as good quality with your onboard video as to a video card.
get yourself a good video card and see if the problem go's away.


scrooge
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22 Sep 2011   #3
rfisc270

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HTPC's are not meant to have video cards. I built my HTPC using Assassin's guild (Assassin's Simple/Beginner HTPC Buying Guide - AVS Forum) and apparently the sandy bridge i3 supports up to 3D 1080p without an additional video card. I'll only be using the motherboards on board HDMI cable.
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22 Sep 2011   #4
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Is your Direct X up to date (June '10 redist)?
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22 Sep 2011   #5
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
i read somewhere before that you'll never get as good quality with your onboard video as to a video card.
get yourself a good video card and see if the problem go's away.
the above statement is pure bullcrap.



rfisc270, install video drivers acquired from intel.com
and as suggested by Schroff87, update your directx components.
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