I have just got into building a new HTPC. I am using the following:
ATI 3870 video card
1440 x 900 samsung display 940bw
Vista 32 bit RC-1
2 gigs of DDR 800
I am dissapointed with the video quality that I see. In my previous system, using an AGP video card, I had better picture using XP and HD.With my new system I don't even see a difference between regular DVD and Blu Ray movies. This made me think maybe it was a HDCP issue so I installed anydvd HD, still no difference.
I used the Cyberlink advisor and all is green except for my video card, which is probably newer than the program.
When I load a HD disc Vista switches to basic colour. I am not sure what this means but I did select all components to be compatable with HD.
I know my display is not 1080 compliant but since I have seen my previous and older computer system perform better than my new one, what could be the problem?