Hello, I am new to the forums, and I sincerely hope that no one gets mad at me if this post is in the wrong section, but I really need someones help on this matter.
I recently secured a copy of CyberLink's PowerDVD 8 from a friend in the hopes that this would allow me to watch blu ray movies in high definition quality on my computer. here are my specs.
I7 920 @ 2.66ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 280
6GB ddr3 ram
1 tb something or other hardrive (seagate i think)
windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
My monitor is a 20" LG flatron W2252TQ (maximum resolution of 1680x1050), connected to my computer through a DVI cable. My secondary monitor is my 32" Sony Bravia with full 1080p capabilities, connected through a DVI to HDMI cable.
This is my problem. Whenever I start playing a blu ray movie in PowerDVD, whether it is on my primary or secondary monitor, the initial title menu is perfect quality, (1080 on my tv, and i suppose 720 on my monitor, because there are small black lines on the top and bottom). So are MOST of the initial ads for things like THX, Paramount, etc.
When the movie itself starts playing however, it seems to be downgraded to DVD quality video. The best way i can explain it is that the black lines on the top and bottom of the screen increase in size significantly and the picture becomes very grainy. I have it set to show me the information in the top right, and throughout both the menus and movie itself the video is always VC1, but the MBPS drops to around 13-16 for some movies, and others it will be at around 30.
I am not entirely sure which information is relevent to my problem, but if anyone has any advic on how i should proceed in fixing this problem, please let me know.
P.S. My video card and Monitor are both HDCP ready