Blu-Ray Playback Problems


OSNN Junior Addict
Not sure if this is a H/W or a S/W issue but figured I would start here.

Just built myself a new system:

- Windows XP Pro 32Bit
- INTEL CORE I7 920 2.66G
- ASUS P6T 1366 X58 MB
- 2GBx3 (6GB) OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK
- ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Video Card
- ANTEC TP-750 750W PSU
- Plextor DVD-RW PX-806SA
- 2x 1TB SEAGATE 7K ST31000528AS OEM
- Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
- 2x Syncmaster 930B Monitor (D-Sub Connected)

Downloaded all the Windows updates, driver updates, software updates, etc. that I could find.

The system runs great except when it comes to playing Blu-Ray Movies.

When I play a Blu-Ray Movie, all the intro stuff is fine but when it gets to the actual movie, it plays nicely for a few seconds and then gets very jittery, both audio and video. The picture does not break-up or pixalate just very stuttery, jumpy, jittery, is the best way I can describe it.

Roxio Cineplayer BD Ver 5.3 is really bad, Cyberlink PowerDVD BD Ver 7.3 is better but not great.

I have run the Cyberlink BD Advisor and it come back and says my Graphics Driver doesn't support Blu-Ray but when I check the details Cyberlink says Recommended driver version: 8.44 or later, I have 8.670.0.0. BD Advisor also has unknown by the CPU and Graphics Card (i7 920 and EAH5770).

Anyone got a clue why my Blu-Ray Play back is so crappy?

I am wondering if the ASUS EAH5770 really does not do for Blu-Ray? It is supposedly HDCP Compliant.

Also, my Monitors (SyncMaster 930B x2) only go up to 1280x1024, so I know they can't do full 1080. I initally tried hooking them up via DVI but that definitely didn't work, so I switched back to VGA cables (D-Sub) connections. The monitors I don't believe are HDCP compliant.

I can't believe the monitors would cause the audio and video to both be jittery.

Any help with figuring out why my Blu-Ray playback is so bad would be greatly appreciated.



OSNN Veteran Original
All 5000 series cards do blu-ray playback amazing. That is not the issue, nor should the latest drivers be.

I don't know what is the problem, all seems well. Maybe an issue with dual monitors?


OSNN Junior Addict
I downloaded PowerDVD 9 Ultra, installed the latest ATI Driver, newer than the latest ASUS driver for my EAH5770 and after uninstalling and reinstalling several times to make PowerDVD work, still the same crappy Blu-Ray playback.

Could the problem be my monitors only go up to 1280x1024?


OSNN Veteran Original
The resolution does not matter, at least I don't think so.

Stupid question probably, is anything else resource intensive running at the same time?

I am assuming it has to do with the monitors, but not sure how or why. Cause everything seems fine. Weird.


OSNN Junior Addict
Well I figured out what my problem was.

Some how both my DVD Drives got switched to PIO mode.

Now that I have that straightened out the Blu-Rays play perfectly fine.

I guess I am a bit confused, all my drives are SATA, so why do the IDE Channel setting make a difference, or do the SATA Drives still run through the IDE Channels?

Now I bet it won't take me 30 minutes to burn a DVD too.

Thanks for the help.

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