Video Issues Examples (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Monica, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Monica

    Monica Guest

    I have XPS 8300/i7 2600/12GB RAM and a Radeon 6870 video card. Monitor is
    a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" HD Monitor with LED
    Not terribly impressed with my videos but that's another thread.
    With the video card I have, should I be seeing residual window outlines and
    definite lines in shading? This is a new system.
    Here are links to two examples. Is there anything I can do about this?
    Monica

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample2.jpg

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample1.jpg
     
    Monica, Oct 2, 2011
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  2. Monica

    Monica Guest

    I've added another screen display abnormality. It looks like rays of
    sunshine :eek: Also, I've narrowed it down, at this point, to using the
    Windows 7 show desktop/Peek @ Desktop option in the far right corner of the
    taskbar.
    Does anyone else have display issues when using this feature? But, this
    doesn't explain the lines where there should be a gradual shading effect.

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/Video-Example-3.jpg

    "Monica" wrote in message news:tvRhq.134$...

    I have XPS 8300/i7 2600/12GB RAM and a Radeon 6870 video card. Monitor is
    a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" HD Monitor with LED
    Not terribly impressed with my videos but that's another thread.
    With the video card I have, should I be seeing residual window outlines and
    definite lines in shading? This is a new system.
    Here are links to two examples. Is there anything I can do about this?
    Monica

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample2.jpg

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample1.jpg
     
    Monica, Oct 2, 2011
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  3. Monica

    BillW50 Guest

    In news:wkVhq.785$,
    Monica wrote:
    > I've added another screen display abnormality. It looks like rays of
    > sunshine :eek: Also, I've narrowed it down, at this point, to using the
    > Windows 7 show desktop/Peek @ Desktop option in the far right corner
    > of the taskbar.
    > Does anyone else have display issues when using this feature? But,
    > this doesn't explain the lines where there should be a gradual
    > shading effect.
    > http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/Video-Example-3.jpg
    >
    > "Monica" wrote in message news:tvRhq.134$...
    >
    > I have XPS 8300/i7 2600/12GB RAM and a Radeon 6870 video card.
    > Monitor is a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" HD Monitor with LED
    > Not terribly impressed with my videos but that's another thread.
    > With the video card I have, should I be seeing residual window
    > outlines and definite lines in shading? This is a new system.
    > Here are links to two examples. Is there anything I can do about
    > this? Monica
    >
    > http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample2.jpg
    >
    > http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample1.jpg


    Don't you just hate it when are new stuff is worse than our old stuff?
    Anyway the first thing I would do is to check to see if it is using the
    native resolution. In your case this is 1920x1080.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - OE-QuoteFix v1.19.2
    Centrino Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz - 2GB - Windows XP SP3
     
    BillW50, Oct 2, 2011
    #3
  4. On 10/2/2011 5:10 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    > In news:wkVhq.785$,
    > Monica wrote:
    >> I've added another screen display abnormality. It looks like rays of
    >> sunshine :eek: Also, I've narrowed it down, at this point, to using the
    >> Windows 7 show desktop/Peek @ Desktop option in the far right corner
    >> of the taskbar.
    >> Does anyone else have display issues when using this feature? But,
    >> this doesn't explain the lines where there should be a gradual
    >> shading effect.
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/Video-Example-3.jpg
    >>
    >> "Monica" wrote in message news:tvRhq.134$...
    >>
    >> I have XPS 8300/i7 2600/12GB RAM and a Radeon 6870 video card.
    >> Monitor is a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" HD Monitor with LED
    >> Not terribly impressed with my videos but that's another thread.
    >> With the video card I have, should I be seeing residual window
    >> outlines and definite lines in shading? This is a new system.
    >> Here are links to two examples. Is there anything I can do about
    >> this? Monica
    >>
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample2.jpg
    >>
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample1.jpg

    >
    > Don't you just hate it when are new stuff is worse than our old stuff?
    > Anyway the first thing I would do is to check to see if it is using the
    > native resolution. In your case this is 1920x1080.
    >


    sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can turn
    it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be using xp.

    sample 2 suggests that the color depth on the video card is set rather
    low, hence the choppy color transition rather than a smooth one. try a
    higher color depth setting in display properties

    sample 1 and 3 are features of the windows 7 visual features called aero
    glass. this specific feature occurs when you hover the mouse pointer
    over the show desktop button - the windows on the desktop become
    transparent but an outline is left behind, and subtle wide diagonal
    lines are painted across the screen to further indicate that the desktop
    is in peek mode. if you actually clicked the show desktop button then
    the open windows display on the desktop would be minimized.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/aero
     
    Christopher Muto, Oct 2, 2011
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  5. Monica

    Monica Guest

    Display is set to it's native resolution of 1920x1080

    Display is set to True Color, 32-bit. Is this what I'm looking for?

    Having video playback issues too. I don't know if it's the card or monitor.
    I'll post examples later but at this point, I'm more impressed with my 6
    year old
    2005FPW UltraSharp than this 2312HM HD UltraSharp

    >>but if you turn it off then you might as well still be using xp.<<

    Where do I sign up?! I'd LOVE to still be using XP :)

    Shake and Snap (see? I DO read the links & watch videos) Cute :)
    One thing I noticed tho is that when I "peek" at my desktop, my Accuweather
    gadget is gone. It's the only gadget I use.
    Just put other gadgets on the desktop and "peeked" and those gadgets
    remained on the dt. Guess it's an Accuweather issue.






    "Christopher Muto" wrote in message
    news:...

    On 10/2/2011 5:10 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    > In news:wkVhq.785$,
    > Monica wrote:
    >> I've added another screen display abnormality. It looks like rays of
    >> sunshine :eek: Also, I've narrowed it down, at this point, to using the
    >> Windows 7 show desktop/Peek @ Desktop option in the far right corner
    >> of the taskbar.
    >> Does anyone else have display issues when using this feature? But,
    >> this doesn't explain the lines where there should be a gradual
    >> shading effect.
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/Video-Example-3.jpg
    >>
    >> "Monica" wrote in message news:tvRhq.134$...
    >>
    >> I have XPS 8300/i7 2600/12GB RAM and a Radeon 6870 video card.
    >> Monitor is a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" HD Monitor with LED
    >> Not terribly impressed with my videos but that's another thread.
    >> With the video card I have, should I be seeing residual window
    >> outlines and definite lines in shading? This is a new system.
    >> Here are links to two examples. Is there anything I can do about
    >> this? Monica
    >>
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample2.jpg
    >>
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/VideoSample1.jpg

    >
    > Don't you just hate it when are new stuff is worse than our old stuff?
    > Anyway the first thing I would do is to check to see if it is using the
    > native resolution. In your case this is 1920x1080.
    >


    sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can turn
    it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be using xp.
     
    Monica, Oct 2, 2011
    #5
  6. Monica

    Dan Wenz Guest

    On 10/2/2011 12:24 PM, Christopher Muto wrote:

    >
    > sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    > about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    > importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    > windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can turn
    > it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be using xp.


    So, the only difference between Win7 and XP is the Aero feature?
     
    Dan Wenz, Oct 2, 2011
    #6
  7. Monica

    BillW50 Guest

    In news:,
    Christopher Muto wrote:
    > On 10/2/2011 5:10 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    >> In news:wkVhq.785$,
    >>
    >> Don't you just hate it when are new stuff is worse than our old
    >> stuff? Anyway the first thing I would do is to check to see if it is
    >> using the native resolution. In your case this is 1920x1080.

    >
    > sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    > about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    > importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    > windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can
    > turn it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be
    > using xp.


    Is that so Christopher? I started using Windows 7 around July of 2009 on
    three computers and I learned it in about two hours. And even after two
    years of using Windows 7 my impression still hasn't changed. It is cute,
    yes! Practical? Naw! XP still runs 100% of what I want to run. While
    Windows 7 only runs 95% of what I want to run. To me, that isn't very
    good. As if I use Windows 7 most of the time, I would have to fire up
    another computer to run XP for the other 5%. To me that is crazy since I
    usually only have one computer running at a time. Why not just stay with
    XP all of the time?

    Then Windows 7 eats more processor and GPU power than XP does too. That
    means you have less power for more productive things like 3D games,
    video editing, etc. If this isn't bad enough, Windows 7 heats up your
    CPU and GPU more than XP does as well. Now you have to worry about
    heating problems more and your hardware not lasting as long as it might
    have.

    I know it sounds bad enough already, but some Windows 7 tasks also takes
    more mouse clicks to do some of the same things that XP does. Now which
    brains came up with that idea? Now you went from bad to worst. So
    forgive me Christopher if I am just not very excited about Windows 7.
    They say beauty is only skin deep. And Windows 7 is indeed cute on the
    outside (and when XP first came out we thought XP was the cute one). But
    deep down Windows 7 is really pretty ugly (is "pretty ugly" an
    oxymoron?).

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - OE-QuoteFix v1.19.2
    Centrino Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz - 2GB - Windows XP SP3
     
    BillW50, Oct 2, 2011
    #7
  8. On 10/2/2011 3:22 PM, Dan Wenz wrote:
    > On 10/2/2011 12:24 PM, Christopher Muto wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    >> about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    >> importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    >> windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can turn
    >> it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be using xp.

    >
    > So, the *only difference* between Win7 and XP is the Aero feature?


    i don't think you really need me to repeat what i said. you can re-read
    it yourself for what it say and perhaps this time not read into it and
    exagerate things. or just go ahead and answer your own question. seems
    like you want to.
     
    Christopher Muto, Oct 2, 2011
    #8
  9. On 10/2/2011 3:25 PM, BillW50 wrote:
    > In news:,
    > Christopher Muto wrote:
    >> On 10/2/2011 5:10 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    >>> In news:wkVhq.785$,
    >>>
    >>> Don't you just hate it when are new stuff is worse than our old
    >>> stuff? Anyway the first thing I would do is to check to see if it is
    >>> using the native resolution. In your case this is 1920x1080.

    >>
    >> sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    >> about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    >> importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    >> windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can
    >> turn it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be
    >> using xp.

    >
    > Is that so Christopher? I started using Windows 7 around July of 2009 on
    > three computers and I learned it in about two hours. And even after two
    > years of using Windows 7 my impression still hasn't changed. It is cute,
    > yes! Practical? Naw! XP still runs 100% of what I want to run. While
    > Windows 7 only runs 95% of what I want to run. To me, that isn't very
    > good. As if I use Windows 7 most of the time, I would have to fire up
    > another computer to run XP for the other 5%. To me that is crazy since I
    > usually only have one computer running at a time. Why not just stay with
    > XP all of the time?
    >
    > Then Windows 7 eats more processor and GPU power than XP does too. That
    > means you have less power for more productive things like 3D games,
    > video editing, etc. If this isn't bad enough, Windows 7 heats up your
    > CPU and GPU more than XP does as well. Now you have to worry about
    > heating problems more and your hardware not lasting as long as it might
    > have.
    >
    > I know it sounds bad enough already, but some Windows 7 tasks also takes
    > more mouse clicks to do some of the same things that XP does. Now which
    > brains came up with that idea? Now you went from bad to worst. So
    > forgive me Christopher if I am just not very excited about Windows 7.
    > They say beauty is only skin deep. And Windows 7 is indeed cute on the
    > outside (and when XP first came out we thought XP was the cute one). But
    > deep down Windows 7 is really pretty ugly (is "pretty ugly" an
    > oxymoron?).
    >


    sounds like you have misunderstood my comment that if someone is going
    to turn off aero in windows 7 they might as well use xp. that is not a
    slight to xp.
     
    Christopher Muto, Oct 2, 2011
    #9
  10. Monica

    BillW50 Guest

    In news:,
    Christopher Muto wrote:
    > On 10/2/2011 3:25 PM, BillW50 wrote:
    >> In news:,
    >> Christopher Muto wrote:
    >>> On 10/2/2011 5:10 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    >>>> In news:wkVhq.785$,
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't you just hate it when are new stuff is worse than our old
    >>>> stuff? Anyway the first thing I would do is to check to see if it
    >>>> is using the native resolution. In your case this is 1920x1080.
    >>>
    >>> sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to
    >>> learn about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    >>> importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    >>> windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can
    >>> turn it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be
    >>> using xp.

    >>
    >> Is that so Christopher? I started using Windows 7 around July of
    >> 2009 on three computers and I learned it in about two hours. And
    >> even after two years of using Windows 7 my impression still hasn't
    >> changed. It is cute, yes! Practical? Naw! XP still runs 100% of what
    >> I want to run. While Windows 7 only runs 95% of what I want to run.
    >> To me, that isn't very good. As if I use Windows 7 most of the time,
    >> I would have to fire up another computer to run XP for the other 5%.
    >> To me that is crazy since I usually only have one computer running
    >> at a time. Why not just stay with XP all of the time?
    >>
    >> Then Windows 7 eats more processor and GPU power than XP does too.
    >> That means you have less power for more productive things like 3D
    >> games, video editing, etc. If this isn't bad enough, Windows 7 heats
    >> up your CPU and GPU more than XP does as well. Now you have to worry
    >> about heating problems more and your hardware not lasting as long as
    >> it might have.
    >>
    >> I know it sounds bad enough already, but some Windows 7 tasks also
    >> takes more mouse clicks to do some of the same things that XP does.
    >> Now which brains came up with that idea? Now you went from bad to
    >> worst. So forgive me Christopher if I am just not very excited about
    >> Windows 7. They say beauty is only skin deep. And Windows 7 is
    >> indeed cute on the outside (and when XP first came out we thought XP
    >> was the cute one). But deep down Windows 7 is really pretty ugly (is
    >> "pretty ugly" an oxymoron?).

    >
    > sounds like you have misunderstood my comment that if someone is going
    > to turn off aero in windows 7 they might as well use xp. that is not
    > a slight to xp.


    Well those three computers had different CPU speeds back in 2009 running
    Windows 7. They all had 2GB of RAM with Intel 915GM integrated graphics
    which the hardware is said to support Aero, but the drivers didn't. So
    the first year running Windows 7 I didn't have Aero ability.

    A year later, I had lots of computers with Intel 945GM and Nvidia GPUs.
    And they both can handle Aero without any problems. And to be frank,
    before and after having the ability... it still doesn't seem like a big
    deal to me. Sure it is cute and some might call sexy. Maybe it is just
    my age catching up with me. But cute and sexy just doesn't do much for
    me anymore. It's performance that gets me all excited nowadays. ;-)

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - OE-QuoteFix v1.19.2
    Centrino Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz - 2GB - Windows XP SP3
     
    BillW50, Oct 2, 2011
    #10
  11. Monica

    Monica Guest

    My XP computer wears Nike athletic/running shoes. My Win 7 machine tries to
    achieve the same level of greatness in a pair of Kate Spade high
    heels...just not gonna happen, but, it looks good trying! :)

    "Dan Wenz" wrote in message news:j6adkq$vh7$...

    On 10/2/2011 12:24 PM, Christopher Muto wrote:

    >
    > sure you can blame it on 'new stuff', but you can also choose to learn
    > about the new stuff and benefit from it. aero glass (and more
    > importantly aero peek) is just about the only interesting feature of
    > windows 7. if you don't want to use or learn about it then you can turn
    > it off. but if you turn it off then you might as well still be using xp.


    So, the only difference between Win7 and XP is the Aero feature?
     
    Monica, Oct 3, 2011
    #11
  12. Monica

    Monica Guest

    I understood what you meant.
    I'm running two computers right now. The XPS 420 with a compromised hdd and
    my XPS 8300 i7 w/ 12GB of RAM (we all know XP can only use 3GB). The
    difference is quite noticeable. I think some (but not all) of it is a
    perception thing due to the way Windows 7 opens and closes windows...7
    glides or slides open and close while XP windows snap open and close.
    That's probably not a good analogy.

    "Christopher Muto" wrote in message
    news:...


    sounds like you have misunderstood my comment that if someone is going
    to turn off aero in windows 7 they might as well use xp. that is not a
    slight to xp.
     
    Monica, Oct 3, 2011
    #12
  13. Monica

    Monica Guest

    So does anyone have any ideas as to why the shading isn't smooth? Color
    depth is 32-bit. I thought that was a big deal with these expensive
    graphics cards.

    "Christopher Muto" wrote in message
    news:...

    On 10/2/2011 5:10 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    > In news:wkVhq.785$,
    > Monica wrote:
    >> I've added another screen display abnormality. It looks like rays of
    >> sunshine :eek: Also, I've narrowed it down, at this point, to using the
    >> Windows 7 show desktop/Peek @ Desktop option in the far right corner
    >> of the taskbar.
    >> Does anyone else have display issues when using this feature? But,
    >> this doesn't explain the lines where there should be a gradual
    >> shading effect.
    >> http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m595/monicakm1/Video-Example-3.jpg
    >>
    >> "Monica" wrote in message news:tvRhq.134$...
    >>
    >> I have XPS 8300/i7 2600/12GB RAM and a Radeon 6870 video card.
    >> Monitor is a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" HD Monitor with LED
    >> Not terribly impressed with my videos but that's another thread.
    >> With the video card I have, should I be seeing residual window
    >> outlines and definite lines in shading? This is a new system.



    sample 2 suggests that the color depth on the video card is set rather
    low, hence the choppy color transition rather than a smooth one. try a
    higher color depth setting in display properties
     
    Monica, Oct 4, 2011
    #13
  14. Monica

    kenny1209 Guest

    I have the exact same issue and some what dissapointed. I have update
    the AMD ATI drivers but it had no effect. I will play around with th
    settings a bit more tomorrow and see if I can fix this. The Video car
    is good and so is the screen - not sure what the issue it
     
    kenny1209, Oct 21, 2011
    #14
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