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post #1 of 4 Old 05-30-2013, 10:06 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey Guys. This is my first post, so be gentle.

I recently picked up a Lenovo i5 system that I added a power supply, 1 GB ATI HD6450, and Kingston V300 128 GB SSD to in hopes of running it as a HTPC. The Win7 Pro OS as well as other applications are loaded onto the SSD.

I have the vid card piped into my Yamaha RX-V573 via HDMI and the signal run into my Samsung 50" Plasma via HDMI.

When I stream videos from Netflix on the HTPC, there is distortion at the top of the screen when there is a lot of movement. It is REALLY annoying. The HTPC is connected to the internet via Cat5 plugged directly into the router, which leads me to think that connection issues are not the culprit. Other videos (downloaded .mkv and .avi vids) don't exhibit this issue.

I contacted Netflix with a question about this issue....and that was an IMMENSE waste of time. All the rep kept saying was that the issue was in the computer, considering my Samsung BluRay played the vids fine.

Is there some kind of setting that I need to tweak in order to get rid of this distortion?

Has anyone had this issue or anything similar, before?
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No, no such issue seen or mentioned.

Where do you have Netflix playing - in a browser or in MCE? Does the problem show in both? Have you updated Silverlight?

You may need to provide a better description of the effect.
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This occurs when Netflix is playing BOTH in IE or in Win Media Center.

It is a pixelation kind of distortion. I have updated both the vid card drivers and Silverlight. I even swapped the vid card to this HD6450 from a 2GB NVIDIA card just to see if it was possibly the card. The distortion occurs with either card.

Speedtest stated my connection speed is right at 11.5 Mb/s.
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There is a large possibility that the AMD 13.6 BETA drivers will solve this issue.

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