Not long ago I upgraded my ancient Radeon 9200 to a fair X1650. My last upgrade for the AGP slot, before I scrap the system altogether and build a new one (someday...) The card is satisfactory to me, runs the games, doesn't sound like a helicopter, hasn't melted my board... yet.
I've noticed only one adverse effect - movies, played from DVD disks pixelate oddly. As in, large square areas of the screen distort momentarily, usually when the visuals change (ie, a cut, a new scene, etc.)
Movies encoded into a digial file play fine, everything else works fine too. I have various media software, WinAMP, Nero Showtime, WMP 10, RealPlayer, VLC, and all of them show this pixelation, but only for movies played directly from DVDs.
I've updated all the drivers I thought could be relevant, but so far I've not made any progress. I doubt the DVD drive is faulty, as it has no problems performing any other task. I should probably find a better driver for it, but I've had no reason to do it before.
Anyone have any ideas of what to try?
Some general system info:
Windows XP PRO SP2
AGP8 RadeonX1650 512MB DDR2 - Driver: 8.432.0.0 (11.01.07)
Sony DVD RW DW-G120A - Driver: Bundled XP 5.1.2535.0 (07.01.01)
I appreciate all the help in advance,