Originally Posted by brianley
You have it setup correctly - more importantly, do you notice any difference?
Unless I'm imagining things, it appears so. After firing up an mkv, it seems to play very very smoothly. Like, the 20th Century Fox title intro looked as smooth as glass. I did a side by side with VLC and even the color seems richer looking. Also, when reducing the size of each player I noticed small jaggies in VLC that I didn't see with the MPC setup. I also played some basketball video that someone mentioned in another thread, and it plays almost flawlessly (a couple tiny pauses here and there). Playing that same video in another player produces choppiness and artifacts.
What exactly am I seeing? I have a vague idea that something is happening to the frame rate, but I'm not sure I completely understand?
A few more questions...
Is this the preferred way of viewing bluray content (other than say, PowerDVD and TMT5) or just media files on one's hard drive?
While playing a file I notice that my receiver is set in MCH PCM 5.1 mode, which I assume means that audio processing is being handled by the player rather than the receiver. Is that optimal or is there a way to get the receiver to handle audio?
What exactly is Reclock. I hear a lot people talking about it.
Sorry if these questions are really basic, this just seems pretty awesome and I want to make sure I'm on the same page as everyone else.