Originally Posted by cdseaman
I will start a new thread if necessary, but this thread is very active.
I have a D7000 connected to a very capable windows 7 machine for 3D playback. However, windows only detects the TV as a generic PNP device at 60hz. This means no 3D and stuttering video even with a top of the line video card and $$$ computer.
What am I missing?
Items that will improve your video quality:
0. Run Windows 7 x64. Much faster processing than 32-bit as well as better I/O and memory management. Also able to productively use more than 4 GByte memory.
1. Use a discrete video card. On-board video is designed for a low price point, not function.
2. Visit the video card vendor's website and download the most current release video driver. No need to go to Beta releases.
3. Go into "custom" mode during the card driver install to ensure all 3D features will be installed. If available, take the option to clear your settings. A clean configuration could clear out some unfortunate parameters.
4. Ensure your system has adequate memory, and that it's the fastest speed your motherboard supports. It's unlikely your video card will have adequate on-card memory, it will also use system memory. 4 GByte system memory would be cramped, 8 - 12 GByte makes more sense. DDR3 prices are very low, look for DDR3 10600 or better memory. System vendors, even Apple, save a few pennies by shipping with slower DDR3 8500 modules.
5. Use the optimal connection. 3D needs a lot of throughput. In my opinion, from best to worst:
... HDMI (from HDMI or DisplayPort on card)
... HDMI from DVI on card. 1920 x 1080 is close to single-link DVI max bandwidth.
6. Run Windows update or go to vendor websites to update other drivers. It's unusual these days to find an update that does more harm than good. Some that would be important:
... Motherboard BIOS
... Storage driver (ICH for Intel chipset). Can dramatically improve disk throughput.
... Anything labeled "essential update" from the system vendor.
7. Don't let the Samsung do you any favors. Disable:
... Screen Size/Picture Size = Screen Fit
... Turn off: Black tone, dynamic contrast, edge enhancement, motion lighting.
8. Make the Samsung the primary display. Some features may only work on the primary display.
9. Try 16-bit color instead of 32-bit. If everything gets better, except color rendition, then you're definitely pushing some piece of your PC past its capabilities.
Hope this helps.