Originally Posted by Sammy2
I have no idea what you are talking about. Are you chasing the Holy Grail or what?
The playback on my HTPC is every bit as good as the playback from my Blu-ray player which I paid nearly $300 for in 2007.
What are you looking for? Playback to some exacting spec or something that looks and sounds
fantastic. I'll take the latter and I have it.
In a nutshell? Automatic output of raw, untouched video/native output switching including automatic switching to 24p.
I built a new box because I wanted to experiment with WMC, a DQ77KB, i7 3770s, 16GB RAM, and it was a complete disaster. I hooked it up to my AVM50V and was greeted with only one resolution that would sync and display video, 720p, nothing else would result in video despite non of the CE devices I have hooked to the same 50V having any trouble outputting anything from 480i to 1080p24 (or 1080p60).
We could also add things like built in remote support without having to program the device (HTPC - Eventghost etc) in addition to the remote itself (URC MX880), a player with top quality and remote-driven settings (ie not MPC-HC as great as that might be on a desktop).... Oh, and of course to be able to watch TV and schedule/manage recordings from any room in the house.
Originally Posted by babgvant
I understand that; this isn't the first time we've had this conversation
Even if we assume that all CE players are perfect
, we want more than what that device can do, and that's why we all ended up here.
I think close is all that's necessary. Once you get down to rounding error, the lack of "perfection" is academic.
While we aren't there yet, hopefully we will get there soon.
Experience would indicate otherwise. We seem to be having the same (if not more thanks to HDMI) issues that were prevalent, well since as far back as I can remember.
I'm not the only one that uses whatever solution is installed at my house. I can't reasonably expect the other consumers to know what folder something sits in,
I said "bling" not functionality. I just need my TV and videos listed in a usable format and I'm happy, I don't need fanart backgrounds or "coverflow" display. Specifically I'm thinking of how I use, and am generally happy with my basically stock SageTV HD extender's presentation of my videos with Native output switching vs the much Blingier XBMC or Media Browser that leave me stuck with whatever video processing my PC graphics would give me.
TBC, I'm not trying to apologize for the current state.
You're not, but it seems like a number of others here do.
Originally Posted by assassin
When did anyone say that?
Any time anyone brings up any of these issues there's a chorus on the forum of "I don't see that", and "What are you doing looking at Ctrl+J?", etc, etc,