I built a new HTPC, loaded up all my software, put in a dvd, and to my dismay, the dvd playback wasn't as good as my 4 year old 360. My question is, how do I fix this. Better codec? Better post processing? Any software suggestions? (I've heard ffdshow is a good codec with some decent post processing, but microsoft has limited it's compatibility with windows players)
To be a little more specific, the picture quality is what is bothering me. It seems more pixelated, and less sharp.
wmp 12 and arcsoft totalmedia theatre 5 (both programs have less than ideal picture quality)
windows 7 64bit
integrated hd2000 graphics
4gb of ram
Also, I've tried messing around with the post processing for totalmedia theatre 5 (using simhd, forced deinterlacing, auto deinterlacing, ect...), but it doesn't ever seem to reach the level of my old 360.