[qanda]This thread is about the LG GGC-H20L. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I've been googling the past 24 hours trying to find a solution for my issue, but I'm surprised at how little I can find. Maybe I'm not using the right terms or something, cause I am a HD player noob.
I purchased a GCC-H20L from Newegg. I got it installed without an issue. The problem is the picture quality...it's not HD. It looks like a DVD. Before I go on here are my specs:
Asus A8N-SLI SE
Opteron 165 @ 2.6ghz
2 gigs Pc3200 performance ram
8800 GT Video Card with latest nvidia drivers (11/20/08)
Cyberlink Windvd 7.3
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" via DVI cable.
Vizio VS42LF connected via DVI to HDMI cable.
I didn't install anything off of the DVD that came with it. Don't know if that is essential as the manual that came with it was pretty much worthless. It installed a default windows driver to it which seems to work fine. I went and rented Iron Man on blu-ray. Popped it in & everything worked just fine. It will play 1080P on my vizio, but it doesn't look as crisp as it should. I've watch HD downloads before via VLC player or MPC & it looks awesome. I was assuming the real deal would look even better, but it doesn't. It look like a DVD. The TV does report 1080 P.
I downloaded a sample of the Iron Man move & played it in VLC. It looked awesome! The I played the same scene from the sample in windvd off the actual blue ray. It looked all dull and lifeless. I'm usually a google wiz, but this has me stumped. Maybe this kind of stuff is still too new or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried messing with settings in WinDVD, but it didn't help much. Turning off hardware acceleration seemed to help a bit, but not as much as I expected.
I've also heard about setting up a custom resolution for my TV in the NVIDIA control panel. I guess if you do 1080P with a 24 refresh it's supposed to help overall blu-ray also. I'm not sure how to do this. Custom resolutions don't seem to be working. I tried last night but nothing saved. Anyway any guides, tips, ect would be very appreciated!
If you need anymore info please let me know, and thanks in advance for any help.