VideoHelp Forum

Try DVDFab and download streaming video, copy, convert or make Blu-rays,DVDs! Download free trial !
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Thread
  1. Hey guys,

    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?

    Help!!!!
    Quote Quote  
  2. Ok i just uploaded a screenshot
    Image Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	lotr.jpg
Views:	400
Size:	123.3 KB
ID:	14138  

    Quote Quote  
  3. Originally Posted by bazpaul View Post

    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?
    But it's not high bitrate. The real blu-ray will have more than 10x the bitrate. Typically they will average 25-35Mb/s. Yours is 2Mb/s
    Quote Quote  
  4. 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!
    Quote Quote  
  5. 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?

    Cheers
    Quote Quote  
  6. ok i just went on to DEMO WORLD where you can get full HD 1080p demo's i downloaded a BBC one, here's a screenshot.

    it MUST be some settings in my media player classic - any ideas?
    Image Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	bbc.jpg
Views:	413
Size:	151.2 KB
ID:	14140  

    Quote Quote  
  7. Member DB83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Search Comp PM
    Originally Posted by bazpaul View Post
    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?

    Cheers
    No.

    Read the replies. HD is all about bit-rate. You can post a mediainfo report about the sample but if you really want to get 'some decent' play a real blu-ray disk and not some re-encode.
    Quote Quote  
  8. 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??????

    Thanks
    Quote Quote  
  9. Member DB83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Search Comp PM
    I assume your graphics card IS set for 1920*1080 output (you mentioned VGA before)
    Quote Quote  
  10. yeh ofcourse i have an Nvidia nvs 290 graphics card

    i have HDMI now!!

    Quote Quote  
  11. Originally Posted by bazpaul View Post

    I just dont realise why I have seen better quality on another computer and less quality on mine for the same vid!!!
    Are you sure it was the exact same video ?

    Because a 2.1Mb/s 1920x800 video of LOTR (or any "regular" movie) will look like crap on any display with any processing
    Quote Quote  
  12. Member DB83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Search Comp PM
    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 ?
    Quote Quote  
  13. Member turk690's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    ON, Canada
    Search Comp PM
    Originally Posted by bazpaul View Post
    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


    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.
    For full HD, 2102kb/s is NOT "such a high bitrate". "Such a high bitrate" would be between 15x to 20x that (30mb/s to 40mb/s).
    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".
    Quote Quote  
  14. Have you calibrated your new monitor at all or are you still using the default settings?
    Quote Quote  
  15. Video Restorer lordsmurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    dFAQ.us/lordsmurf
    Search Comp PM
    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    HD is all about bit-rate.
    HD = high definition = high resolution = 720p / 1080p

    The bitrate is what keeps the quality of resolution from degrading, however.
    So close, though not really the same.
    Quote Quote  



Similar Threads