[QUOTE=randomkid;2240081]I am using Window Media Player with ffdshow as decoder in my PC in my NVidia 8600GT DVI output connected to my 32" LG HDTV VGA input ( somehow, this set up provides better result than if I connect to HDMI input).
When I compared with stand alone Samsung DVD player, I notice the PC playback is better but not so much so I proceeded to do more tweaking on ffdshow ( increase resolution upscaling to 1920x1080.
But it seems that the changes I am putting into ffdshow does not effect the playback at all. Initially I thought that it is working and already improves the playback of DVD to my LG 32" HD TV at 1080 but when I uninstall ffdshow and let Windows Media Player use its own decoder, the result is the same. No degradation or improvement for that matter.
I reinstalled ffdshow again and this time, I can select the ffdshow video decoder in the WMP options. But when I tweak ( upscale, downscale, change aspect ratio ), there is no effect whatsoever in the playback.
Is there any step I am missing? Please help. Thanks![/QUOTE]
If I coulld honest, I got a PS3 and am not using a medie center anymore. The PS3 can stream from my synology in almost any format and resolution right out of the box. My medie center is only used to record tv programs that I then stream to my xbox 360. I dont have a computer in the living room anymore.
The PS3 is best for movies, music and medies while the Xbox 360 is better for gaming because of the firmware that you can get dvd drives