English is not my language, so excuse my mistakes.
For a long time now I have been displeased with my HD experience. The problem is a very noticeable stutter on any video that I play from my home PC. Very persistent and annoying since I tried a lots of tweaks an options. It's on every video file regardless of video container or codec. I tried every video player known out there - same thing. I changed OS from Win7 to Win Vista to Win Xp - problem remains. Video is choppy at all times, but most visible at the panoramic views when the camera pans slowly side to side.
Here is what I use for my home cinema - Intel 2,4 I think based PC with 4 gigs Ram, Nvidia 9800 GT GPU, running Win 7, playing mostly 4, 6 to 11 GB mkv (720p 1080p) files with WMP (with CCCP or Klite codecs) or VLC. Using an HDMI to connect to a Sony Bravia 40W2000 (100 Hz). Sound comes out from Asus ext. card trough optical cable and into Sony home entertainment system.
Please don't recommend me to update my drivers, or change my codec pack or try your favorite player (redundant) I HAVE DONE ALL THAT MANY MANY TIMES.
My bet is the video card does not put out all of the frames that are actually in the video files. It feels like I'm watching at 20 frames per second (Wait - NO! I just checked on Youtube fro a 20 fps video - mine is way worst!). TV checks out because I have HDTV SAT/PS3 bluray and everything there is smooth. Only occasional tears appear all the same from PC games, PS3, and fast movements in movies. Reality sucks!
I just want a smooth playback like every poor schmuck out there.