HD lags - which component should I replace? (1 Viewer)

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Hi,

After experiencing lags with HD television I tested this video today and found that it lags too in Full HD. I know that my screen is not capable with FullHD but I still want to record in this resolution.

Which of my hardware components (see specs) is most likely to be responsible for the lags? Or is it a problem with the insufficient screen resolution?

Thank you!
 

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    Your graphics card is the weak point here, it will not play 1080i\p, neither will my daughters 7600gt :)

    Any gt220 upwards will, but a 430 is preferable, ATI 5450 again will play, but a 5670 has all the video enhancements.
     

    CGT

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    Thank you! Would it work to record without watching with the 6600GT?
     
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    Hi.
    GFX Card as mentioned is a weak point for sure. But 2 GB RAM on Win7 x64 is also not too good. And a Pentium D is low end for MP also... I own a way stronger Core2Duo but this is also not much for MP... But I have 6GB Ram and a GT430, so normally HD Playback is no problem at all..
     

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    Thank you! Would it work to record without watching with the 6600GT?
    Yes, as for recording only no graphic card is needed. "Recording" is mainly a copy process from DVB to HDD. This only need enough HDD space and speed...
     

    CGT

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    Thank you!
    This only need enough HDD space and speed...
    But the HDD is quite old too :LOL:

    The point is, that I got this PC for free and I originally just wanted to test MediaPortal's usability with it. E.g. with my family who is not into computers. Afterwards I wanted to buy a better PC.

    But since this PC is better than originally expected for testing purposes I think I will only record HD (and not watch) and stick with it.
     

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    Hi.
    With a bigger HDD and more RAM you can use this PC as stand- alone TV Server in a multseat environment.
     

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    Hi.
    As soon as you "watch" something the GFX card has to do the work. As SDTV normally is also interlaced the card needs to do proper deinterlacing as your CPU is too weak to take this over. And I'm not sure the GT 6600 can handle this... A GT 8600 (this one I have in another client) is able to deinterlace SD TV in a good manner and this is able to playback 1080P as well... But the 6600 is way behind the 8600, so I'm not sure in your case.
     

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    So far I only had some lags after switching to a new channel but then it went fine. I will test it some furtcher but I think I can live with it if it stays like this! Thank you!
     

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