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Windows 7: playing dvds on wmc looks bad

30 Aug 2010   #1
tootal2

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 
playing dvds on wmc looks bad

When i play dvds on wmc i can see interlacing lines. But when i play them on my Toshiba blu-ray player they look almost like hd. Does wmc up convert dvds to 1080P? anything i can do to improve dvd playback on wmc7?

my desktop computer and blu-ray player are hook to my tv with hdmi.


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30 Aug 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you checked to see if you GForce graphic card drivers are up to date?
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30 Aug 2010   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please update your system specs and put the actual model numbers in there. Simply saying gforce and msi doesn't help much.

Do you have any codec packs installed?
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31 Aug 2010   #4
tootal2

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 

my video card is a MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit I installed it a week ago. also have 4 gigs of memory and 5 tb of drive space.
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31 Aug 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm no expert but at 450watts does your PSU look a bit lean for your setup?
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31 Aug 2010   #6
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I'm no expert but at 450watts does your PSU look a bit lean for your setup?
Have a look at my specs.
My Power Supply is 475 watts as supplied by Dell.
I have no problems of any kind with this system.
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31 Aug 2010   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I'm no expert but at 450watts does your PSU look a bit lean for your setup?
Have a look at my specs.
My Power Supply is 475 watts as supplied by Dell.
I have no problems of any kind with this system.
I wasn't suggesting for one moment that there was anything wrong with your system. The reason I mentioned the PSU is that in the Spec for tootal2's new graphic card it said "Requires 300 watts of power" He has 450w. Perhaps another 25w would make all the difference, I don't know. It was just an (helpful I thought) observation on my part. Didn't really call for a rebuff.
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31 Aug 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It sounds like you just need to enable De-interlacing.
This can be done 2 ways. Via Software or Hardware (Your GPU)

De-Interlacing can be done via FFDshow. But I would recommend using Hardware de-interlacing if your card supports it.

I am unfamiliar with Nvidias settings, but in ATIs the setting look like the snip below.
Nvidia should have something similar. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable with their interface can help find it.


As far as Upscalling, WMC does not upconvert to 1080P as far as I am aware.

However, you can force it via FFDshow.
I would recommend Sharks Codec pack, as its handy for many things.

The adjustments for upscaling will be made in the x64 part of his pack, for WMC and the x32 part for WMP (If using the default version which is 32bit)


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01 Sep 2010   #9
tootal2

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I'm no expert but at 450watts does your PSU look a bit lean for your setup?
Have a look at my specs.
My Power Supply is 475 watts as supplied by Dell.
I have no problems of any kind with this system.
I plan replacing to power supply soon. the power supply i have is to loud.
Do they make a quiet power supply? I paid just 35.00 for the brand new case with the power supply in it.

If i get a 600 watt power supply will my power bill go way up?
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01 Sep 2010   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I'm no expert but at 450watts does your PSU look a bit lean for your setup?
Have a look at my specs.
My Power Supply is 475 watts as supplied by Dell.
I have no problems of any kind with this system.
I plan replacing to power supply soon. the power supply i have is to loud.
Do they make a quiet power supply? I paid just 35.00 for the brand new case with the power supply in it.

If i get a 600 watt power supply will my power bill go way up?

If you get a good, name brand (such as a Corsair) 600W will be far more than you actually need.

A 450 or 550 would be plenty with some overhead.
And, the power bill may actually be cheaper if its a 80%+ effecient PSU.

To be quite honest, if your case was a $35 case, with a PSU included ....
Even a Corsair 400W would likely be more powerful, quieter, and use less energy from the wall to do so.

Many times, the PSUs they include with cases are more of a selling point, and simply are not worth actually having.
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