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Old 08-05-2013, 13:35
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My PC is around 4 years old and has an Intel I5 CPU, 4GB ram and 64bit OS.

The graphic card I currently has struggles with HD and jitters quite a bit - ATI Radeon 5700

I assume the above set up is not sufficient for playing HD movies and Blu Rays then?

Any tips on a good graphics card which can handle this which is reasonably priced?

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Old 08-05-2013, 17:52
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I would have thought that set up would be perfectly adequate for what you want.
What are you actually playing when it "jitters"?
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:54
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My PC is around 4 years old and has an Intel I5 CPU, 4GB ram and 64bit OS.

The graphic card I currently has struggles with HD and jitters quite a bit - ATI Radeon 5700

I assume the above set up is not sufficient for playing HD movies and Blu Rays then?

Any tips on a good graphics card which can handle this which is reasonably priced?

Thanks
Install VLC and try then.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:21
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By jitters, I mean it lags a bit. I have tried VLC and it doesn't cure it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:56
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One extra thing I should add, is it possible to get a graphics card thats also an HD tv tuner card? So I can run a tv signal straight into it and use it for watching HDTV, as a PVR etc?
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:05
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The one I currently have in my HTPC which is driving the 1080p monitor I'm typing this on and driving my 47" LG TV with BBC1HD is a Radeon 5400 HD.

Does the job lovely!

(Check what output sockets you want on the back as they do vary. DVI and HDMI or two DVIs)

Also jitter and many many other problems are not always the graphics card and can be the Motherboard. I've just changed mine two days ago and it's fixed all sorts of problems)
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:09
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One extra thing I should add, is it possible to get a graphics card thats also an HD tv tuner card? So I can run a tv signal straight into it and use it for watching HDTV, as a PVR etc?
HD TV Tuner?

Freeview or Satellite?

Either way, it's best to just get a separate card that fits in your PC for that (and that you have a spare socket for). That way you can just change one thing if something goes wrong rather than some complex hybrid thing going wrong.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:16
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The Radeon should be adequate to do the job. Try Potplayer. It plays HD very well with lesser graphics cards.
I have a 5750 in my old PC and never had any problems playing HD.
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