R8500: Software DVD looks better than hardware DVD...why?

SickBeast

Lifer
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As far as I can tell (and this goes for both PowerDVD 4 and ATI DVD player), software mode looks like a progressive scan picture whereas I can see alot of interlacing in scenes with alot of motion when I enable hardware acceleration. I'm guessing that this is just a hardware limitation of the 8500 and there's nothing that can be done about it. It's still strange though. Do any of you experience the same thing?
 

SickBeast

Lifer
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Wow...it looks like most people agree with me that software looks better. So much for ATI's "Adaptive De-interlacing" that is "supposed" do be done in hardware...

Seriously though, why is there a difference? Can/will drivers fix it?
 

jiffylube1024

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I didn't have any problem with the quality of DVD's on my R8500 except for a couple of DVD's (the Jin Roh DVD was terrible for this, and I think it had something to do with the encoding).
 

SickBeast

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I notice it on ALL DVDs...it is more noticeable on some than others however.

If you guys have an R8500, do this:

1. Turn on a dvd.

2. Find a scene with a moving object (can be lips...but don't put your mind in the gutter on that one!!).

3. Play the scene at 1/8 speed or pause it (again, keep it clean).

4. Have a gander at the artifacts.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 in software mode.

6. Vote here!! :)
 

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