DVD quality

By maverick01
Dec 15, 2004
  1. poor dvd quality, 'blotchy screen'

    Recently, for no aparrent reason, the quality of my picture when playing a dvd has deteriorated. The picture has small like squares when I go to full screen mode when watching. I have an asus laptop with an ATI mobility radeon 9100 graphics card, and also a pentium centrino processor.
  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente TS Rookie Posts: 40


    Just a few questions to clear up:
    Does this happen with only specific DVDs?
    Is your laptop plugged in when you watch the movie? (When a laptop is on battery power, the processor speed drops significantly.)
    What DVD player program do you use?
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Have you tried toggling any "Hardware Acceleration" feature in your DVD decoder? In WinDVD they are located in the Setup -> Video menu.
    If that's the case a Driver or program update ought to solve the problem.
  4. maverick01

    maverick01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I use cliprex dvd player although I dont actually like it, it happens with every dvd I watch.
    The picture looks likes lots of little squares and it doesn't have the crisp texture of a television, like it used to. I have the latest video drivers for my card as well.
    The laptop is also plugged into the mains to answer your question.
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