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Picture quality mainly. Different codecs result in different picture quality.
It's a real shame that MadVR will never be 64-bit because it owns all.
Never noticed a problem in picture quality. Meh
post #12 of 17
Onboard sound + 20$ logitech speakers. Its perfect and i see (hear) no need for an upgrade.
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Onboard sound + 20$ logitech speakers. Its perfect and i see (hear) no need for an upgrade.
Whoa killer, dont want to wake up the whole neighborhood!
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post #14 of 17
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Onboard sound + 20$ logitech speakers. Its perfect and i see (hear) no need for an upgrade.
Everybody is allowed to come to this forum and I am very glad, but if the above is your belief, why would you ever come here?

It's like going to an auto show and saying, "pretty cars.......but I like my old one just fine. Why waste money painting and customizing?"
post #15 of 17
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Never noticed a problem in picture quality. Meh
A little example:

VLC:



MPC-HC:



Notice the differences in skin tone, detail on the forehead and hair. Not the very best example but an example. The more colour accurate your monitor, the bigger the difference. I can easily do a much better example using Inception @ 1080p if you wish.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
A little example:

VLC:



MPC-HC:



Notice the differences in skin tone, detail on the forehead and hair. Not the very best example but an example. The more colour accurate your monitor, the bigger the difference. I can easily do a much better example using Inception @ 1080p if you wish.
The only real difference I noticed was that the bottom picture is brighter. Seriously. Maybe if I put my face 1" from my monitor I can tell the difference, but even then I wouldn't bet on it. My monitor has been calibrated (colors, white/black level, contrast/brightness) to be as accurate as it allows. I'm not saying that you're wrong, and honestly I would like the Inception comparison if its not too much trouble, but from the distance I view movies I honestly wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
post #17 of 17
Although MadVR is suppose to be higher quality, it doesn't have dxva so interlaced material looks worse. And that screenshot, the VLC looks better....bottom just looks brightened. This is looking at it from a calibrated monitor.

On-topic:

1. Update audio card drivers.

2. Set audio card and windows playback/record sampling rate to be the same. Most people use 44.100Hz because majority of music is 44.100Hz so that there is no upsampling. Any loss in sound quality from upsampling is up to you to decide, personally I don't notice a difference using 96 or 192Hz. If your sound card dynamically changes sampling rate then you don't need to worry.

3. Turn off everything that affects sound such as equalizers, presets, environment effects, virtual surround etc on sound card.

4. Use Foobar or Winamp and use their respective ASIO or WASAPI plugins. I personally use foobar + asio like you.

5. Use replay gain by album to offset asio and wasapis loudness, make sure its by album to preserve quiet songs otherwise you will make all songs equal loudness.

6. Now you are listening to music how it was intended to be. From here you can start messing with the equalizer in foobar to suit your tastes. When using an equalizer, always lower/cut values, never boost them or else your music will clip and once done click auto level. Because you listen to electronic music, you might want to cut the 77hz and 110hz because the x-530 have really poor bass when cranked up http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1775892
Edited by amvnz - 7/23/11 at 10:59pm
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