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I have one in mine, and I notice that on any media, even blu-ray and DVD, there is a bit of compression visible. I notice it most in dark areas, and, this is hard to explain but in face shots when someone's head moves just a bit, it looks like their eyes and some other features sort of stay put, even though their head has moved a bit. I'm wondering if this is just because the 5450 has barely enough power to handle 1080p. I'm considering upgrading to a 5570 to remedy it but I don't want to do it if this isn't the issue.

Anyone else with a 5450 notice this? Oh yeah, it happens in all software players (Power DVD, WMC, VLC, etc).
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post #2 of 31
I don't notice it on mine (no blu-ray, but HDTV, DVD and other HD content).

What CPU do you have (and other system/monitor info)?
A 5450 is plenty to do 1080 playback.
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I have a 3.2ghz regor dual core, 4 gigs of ram, Asus MB (forget the model but its a newer model with USB3 etc), bunch of WD Caviar drives, Windows XP.

It isn't that the play is laggy or choppy or anything... it plays very smooth and looks good overall... its just that it looks a little compressed.
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Hmm, similar to my bedroom's rig.
What are you using for a display? Seems somebody had a similar issue with a 120hz display (don't remember the deatail of it though).
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post #5 of 31
I have been using one and it works great, I have never noticed this issue. Does dxva work in windows xp?

I use mpc-hc for playback of HD, mostly in mkv containers, some blu rays. But also sd and hd avi's. And 1080i OTA hdtv. All are flawless.

My specs are
celeron e3300 (oc 3ghz)
2 gb ram
5450
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post #6 of 31
thats odd, my 5450 in my 2nd set up doesnt do it. AND im running it with an old 754 amd 3700. plays 1080p blu rays and mkvs including anime 1080p mkvs flawlessly.

altho i might need to get more ram. lol

all is being streamed wirelessly on my N home network to multiple screens including a 53" samsung
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Use Windows 7 for your HTPC, enables more hardware acceleration I think.
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post #8 of 31
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Hey all, sorry. I have no idea why I said I was running XP... I'm running win7 on both my sig rig and my HTPC. Display is a 1080p Panasonic Plasma.
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post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by Hindsight View Post
I have a 3.2ghz regor dual core, 4 gigs of ram, Asus MB (forget the model but its a newer model with USB3 etc), bunch of WD Caviar drives, Windows XP.

It isn't that the play is laggy or choppy or anything... it plays very smooth and looks good overall... its just that it looks a little compressed.
I have almost the same setup that you do, and I don't think I'm see what you are. So, scratching my head a bit, what type of cables are you using to go from your HTPC to TV?

Also, are all your drivers up to date?

Maybe its happening for me and my eyes are just that bad
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post #10 of 31
run gpu-z i doubt you see it even close to maxed out. Could be a refresh rate issue, are you running 120hz tv?
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