After a long time i decided to fork out and pay for a lovely new HD monitor.
I saw the results of HD movies on a friends computer and wanted the same. After receiving the monitor I only used VGA and had crappy results. but today my new DVI-HDMI cable came in the post and i hooked up my monitor via HDMI for the first time.
I'm not too impressed however - I played a BD rip of Lord of of the rings that i have;
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x800 23.976fps 2102kbps
using media player classic with the mega K-lite codec pack installed. i went of forums and decided to download the DivX h264 codecs but it looks the same.
What i see: The film looks blotchy - its hard to say but during some scenes of motion the image can be a bit blocthy. i was expecting crystal clear video from a movie with such a high bitrate!!!! Now the movie is totally watchable but not as impressive as i would like.
What can i do? any settings i can change?
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Ok i just uploaded a screenshot
A "Rip" is an exact copy, no matter how many people misuse the term.
What you have is a dreadful re-encode. No one who halfway knows what he's doing would use such a low bitrate.
What can you do? Play something decent to test your monitor.
Just telling you the truth. Good luck and welcome to the forum.Pull! Bang! Darn!
ok cheers thanks
where can i get "something decent" to test my monitor?
if i do a screenshot of the "decent" video will that help?
ok i get what your saying!!
I just dont realise why I have seen better quality on another computer and less quality on mine for the same vid!!!
apart from bitrate - is there a way to maximise the visual quality of a monitor/graphics card??????
I assume your graphics card IS set for 1920*1080 output (you mentioned VGA before)
yeh ofcourse i have an Nvidia nvs 290 graphics card
i have HDMI now!!
I only asked since it is so easy to over-look the obvious. Your old monitor probably had a different resolution and when you plugged in the new one you might have expected a miracle. You certainly did by plugging a VGA cable in to it.
Just because you have a HD card and a hdmi cable and a HD monitor all must be talking the same language.
So double-check the output settings on the card. Does the monitor require any drivers that you have not installed/setup ?
I fully expect ANY h264 video 1920x1080 at 2mb/s to look crappy, blotchy, pixelated, etc. on ANY monitor connected to ANY VGA card with ANY HDMI or component cable.For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
Have you calibrated your new monitor at all or are you still using the default settings?