Originally Posted by sixseven
I did order the following video card. One reviewer reported that he was able to set up hybrid SLI. I am hoping that geforce boost will solve this perminently. I'll report back with my results.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125264
So I've learned a lot over the past serveral days. One thing that was surprising is that my LCD does support 1080p/24, at least sort of... The TV will receive 24p, but it does the 3:2 pulldown. So the TV will display smooth playback from BD/DVDs, but everything else at 24p is choppy.
I installed the 8400 GS and enabled Geforce Boost. Overclocking becomes very unstable when in SLI mode. I was able to change my CPU Frequency/Multiplyer to 220/11.5. While an improvement from a GPU-only configuration, I am still geting the occasional stutter and or flicker.
All in all, I am disapointed with the results I am receiving. According to Nvidia (PureVideo HD), the minimum processor for BD playback is a 4400+. On paper my machine should work great!
I have a theory:
I am starting to think the problem is either that PowerDVD is a bloated hog, or it is badly written. That, or the BD playform is unnecessarily burdensom to my hardware. I can't get TMT to run without crashing (from a clean OS install), so I don't have anything to compare with.
I tried the demo of DVDFab to rip my movie. I installed Shark007 codecs and tried to play the m2ts file in WMP. I didn't have audio, but the video looked great. I think I need to work out some settings issues...
For anyone that rips bd, are you finding out that you get better performance/experience from playing rips versus playing a BD disc directly in PDVD?
I am going to experiment with ripping. If I can get smooth playback, I'd like to return the 8400 GS if I don't need it...