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Old 12-22-2004, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will a good graphics card have any bearing on the picture quality of movies being watched on PC?

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well, compared to having just onboard video, yes, there would be a good step up going with a vid card. but if you have a bad or low quality file in the first place, then it wouldn't make much of a difference. are we talking videos that are already on the comp, or dvds being played in real time? once you have a video card, going up to a better video might not help, due to plain videos not relying that heavily on video cards, vid card mostly are more towards gaming.
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Not really. As long as they can run at the same refresh rate and resolution, and are fast ennuff to play it smoothly, it shouldn't make any difference.
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actually, there is a difference and i've found that out from my own experience... BUT it's not that big of a difference, if you just want to get a graphics card for better DVD quality, don't waste your money. with a graphics card, the image is a little bit more clear but seriously you need to be looking at it really really really closely to tell the difference. anyway good luck
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I heard Matrox cards are the best for picture editing, possibly video too.. cause they have the best colors/sharpeness.
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video card don't affect quality, just speed. with 32md or less, you usually have jerky movement with movies
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depends on the bitrate, CPU and compression method.
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a good video card makes a big difference in DVD picture quality
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