Originally Posted by pacemaker
i would be extremely grateful if someone could take the time to explain how i can achieve the following in simple terms. try as a may i am having exstreme difficulty in understanding this thread especially when referring to 'scripts'. what are they and where do they go etc?
i would very much like to:
1 improve sd dvd for display on a 1080p projector
2 apply some form of noise reduction to avi files
audio just needs to be output in 5.1 for Reclock to work
i use TMT for all my hd needs
i have tried to avoid ffdshow etc but have come to the ned of my patience after spending weeks trying to get a decent sd picture with the standalone software available like pdvd etc
i managed to get madvr working but see very little improvement in sharpness
also followed another tutorial here:http://www.homecinema-hd.com/pack-in...tion-1_en.html
but its result is way over the top when displayed on a huge screen
thanks very much in advance and please be gentle with a newbie
I am also a relative "newbie", and reading over this thread all I can say is Holy Crap! Definitely not for the faint of heart or people looking for simple tweaks to enhance performance. This is extremely intricate and complicated.
I have an i5 3570K with 8 GB RAM using integrated HD4000 graphics on Windows 7 64 bit, so should have the hardware to support this. I rip most of my content (SD and HD) using MakeMKV onto my hard drive into .mkv format. I was looking for a simple way to "upconvert" my .mkv's ripped from DVD to 1080p or 720p, and do the same when playing a DVD Disc, while doing nothing to my .mkv's ripped from Blu Ray.
After reading this thread and almost pulling my hair out doing so, it appears that there is no relatively simple and uncomplicated way to make this happen. If I were to spend all the time installing, uninstalling and tinkering around trying to fine tune it, I'm wondering if at the end of the day I'll notice any real noticeable improvement in Picture Quality? My setup now I used Assassin's HTPC guides to setup WMC/MB and the LAV Splitters.
Whenever you install and uninstall things it invariably leaves traces in your Windows registry and things get jacked. So before even contemplating messing around, personally I'd create a new backup image of my C: drive so if it didn't work out I could refresh this image back to a clean install and bring my system back to how it was before I tinkered with any of these settings.
For the people who have invested the time to understand this process and invested more time to actually make the tweaks, from your perspective was the reward (resulting improvement in picture quality) worth the investment (time) required to achieve this? If only a marginal or minimal improvement but it takes several hours of tinkering around to achieve, I'll probably not bother with it.
Thanks for any input anyone can provide, this newbie appreciates it.