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Windows 7: Laptop with HDMI port that will not play HD video??

29 May 2011   #1
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Laptop with HDMI port that will not play HD video??

The laptop I have is a HP G60. It has a HDMI output on it to connect to the HD tv. The problem I have is that I cannot play my 1080P or 720p movies. When they are played it studders. It acts like it just cannot do it. When I purchased it I was told it would play them with no problem.

System specs are as follows:

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

Model HP G60 Notebook PC

Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM

System type 64-bit operating system

Number of processor cores 1

Total size of hard disk(s) 320 GB

Graphics
Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Total available graphics memory 1695 MB

Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB

Dedicated system memory 0 MB

Shared system memory 1631 MB

Display adapter driver version 8.15.10.2302

Primary monitor resolution 1366x768

DirectX version DirectX 10

Any info of help would be greatly appreciated. It is very frustrating, and my wife definitely will not let me build another htpc for my bedroom right now. So it would be nice to get my laptop to work.


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29 May 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Try installing K Lite Codec Pack. in custom mode.
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29 May 2011   #3
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

It is not that the laptop wont play them. It is that it plays jerky with a lot of studdering. Itdoes not matter what format it is wether it is .mkv, mp4, or any other format. Playback just sucks.
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29 May 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

What program are you using to play them ?
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29 May 2011   #5
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I have tried VLC, WMP, XBMC and even DVDFAB. All of them act the same way. VLC plays the best but still has the same issue. Studders enough that the movies are unwatchable.
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29 May 2011   #6
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

A quick search and it appears that HP G60 has many versions such as 120US, 230US, 440US etc.,

It may perhaps be worthwhile if you mention your HP version. If someone else is having the same version, they may then chip-in and help you.
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29 May 2011   #7
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You mention 1 core. What is your CPU usage when playing 1080p?
Usually 2 or 4 cores is ideal.
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29 May 2011   #8
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

The model is a HP G60-513NR. CPU usage is basically steady around 100%. I understand about the cpu possibly not being able to handle it. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered the same issue. It makes no sense to outfit a PC with an HDMI output, and a 720p screen when it will not do HD video??? I called store it was purchased from and their only response was " It is past 30 days sir. We can't help you" Typical attitude. They have their money. Why should they care that they sold me the PC on lies! I guess a bunch of it was my fault for being an uninformed consumer. I knew about computers, but not about what it would take to play HD video on them.

If anyone has any ideas on how I could make this work, please let me know.
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29 May 2011   #9
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

All HD videos act this way. Does not matter if it is just on laptop screen, a pc monitor or on a HD TV. All have the same effect.

Sagarzz, what do you mean by " But still the processor cant touch 100 load on just a movie playback.."??
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29 May 2011   #10
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomrdiedrich View Post
The model is a HP G60-513NR. CPU usage is basically steady around 100%. I understand about the cpu possibly not being able to handle it. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered the same issue. It makes no sense to outfit a PC with an HDMI output, and a 720p screen when it will not do HD video??? I called store it was purchased from and their only response was " It is past 30 days sir. We can't help you" Typical attitude. They have their money. Why should they care that they sold me the PC on lies! I guess a bunch of it was my fault for being an uninformed consumer. I knew about computers, but not about what it would take to play HD video on them.

If anyone has any ideas on how I could make this work, please let me know.
Thanks for indicating the correct version.

I have come across atleast one user review here which states " that the crummy laptop won't play movies in full screen without stuttering or complaining by overheating." The lappie however has got an overall rating of 4.26/5.

Basically the issue is whether an Intel Celeron Processor 900 (2.2GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M can handle HD content satisfactorily. ( I have always been an AMD fan and know nothing about Intel )

May be those familiar with the above Intel combi can throw some light on it.

Since it is a new HP unit, you may vent your ire over the issue to HP technical support and check what they have to say.
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