Desktops forum

General discussion

Poor monitor quality playing slide shows

by DAE06 / March 11, 2007 11:39 AM PDT

I have a new E521 Dimension desktop with a 19" ultrasharp digital monitor. I upgraded to a GeForce 7900GT graphics card. When I play back slide shows made with Windows movie maker and/or Proshow Gold, I get terrible image quality on any photos that are in motion. I don't see this when my screen saver kicks in and uses the same pictures that are in the slide show. It's hard to explain what it looks like, but it's kind of a flickering. Any vertical or horizontal lines seem to look the worst, but I can see a very digital looking effect on all of the pictures. Water looks like is moving along with everything else. Any idea what causes this. I've tried changing resolution, cleartype, refresh rate and much more that I can't remember. Anyone else seeing this? Or know a fix?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Poor monitor quality playing slide shows
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Poor monitor quality playing slide shows
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Could be proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 1:06 PM PDT

Here's why. When we create content with MM, it should degrade the video to what is known as 480p which is OK for TV sets but would look ratty on a PC display.

Bob

Collapse -
thanks
by DAE06 / March 11, 2007 9:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Could be proper.

?? Does this mean there is no fix to this? I hate to think I paid $150.00 extra for a 19" Ultra sharp monitor, and ended up with terrible slideshow images. What is MM (multi-media?)

Collapse -
Fix? Use software that makes HD content.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 10:12 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks

The output of movie maker is for TVs. Specifically bad old ratty NTSC/PAL TVs with 480p. Your PC monitor is well beyond that and why it looks terrible with this old software.

I see ProShow Gold now has HD quality output.

Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

The Samsung RF23M8090SG

One of the best French door fridges we've tested

A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "FlexZone" drawer. It was a near-flawless performer in our cooling tests.