I can't seem to configure the settings properly to get a good picture. I tried using the htpc to connect to two different lcd, but got same results. My htpc connects directly to the lcd over hdmi. On my Sony XBR, once the htpc is connected, it won't let me adjust the tv settings. Settings like color, hue, sharpness, advanced settings are grayed out and says features not available for PC. I tried connecting to Samsung led, and it's basically the same thing if not worse. Picture quality is bad and can't adjust certain settings. I'm comparing the picture quality to playing a mkv on something like a PBO media player and playing a blu-ray disc on a ps3 connected to the same tv. The difference is like watching blu-ray on a low-end VIZIO compared to watching it on a high-end SAMSUNG. I played around with the settings on the htpc, but can't find one that makes it comparable to watching from ps3.
ECS H61H2-M2 mobo
intel g620 cpu
windows 7 64-bit pro
I'm using the built-in intel graphics on the cpu. Will upgrading to a video card help with picture quality? Any help would be appreciated. My whole purpose of a htpc is to store my blu-ray collection for easy access. Having bad picture quality defeats the purpose.