Watching HD content on HD laptop

  herc182 14:03 PM 01 May 12

Dear all

I have a laptop bought recently which is very high spec. Not the best graphics card but has a good one. 8gb ram and I-7 processor.

Anyway, when watching HD content on the laptop it tends to "judder" a bit. When showing high detail. Almost like its slowing down. This happens whether its a video on my computer (from HDD) or streaming hd vids from youtube. Do you know what it could be? Like i say, it shouldnt be the laptop spec as its quite a decent one (see below). Perhaps I need a proper HD video player? Or is this down to the screen refresh rate (which is normally 60hz for a laptop). I remember when buying my TV I went for 100hz to avoid a similar issue.

Specs: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz Memory : 8192MB (2x4096) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Hard Drive : 1TB (2x500GB) Serial ATA (5400RPM) Dual HDD

Thoughts appreciated.


  herc182 14:14 PM 01 May 12

Sorry graphics card is 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M Graphics Card

  herc182 17:58 PM 01 May 12

any thoughts? thank you

  Woolwell 18:35 PM 01 May 12

What software are you playing it on?

  herc182 12:35 PM 02 May 12

youtube on chrome, other HD vids generally Totalmedia player or WMP


  birdface 12:52 PM 02 May 12

I take it you have a HDMI connection.

  herc182 07:11 AM 03 May 12

yes I do.


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