Minimum requirements for HD playback on a computer

what's the minimum requirements for HD playback on a computer
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  1. A capable graphics system and Just about any 2ghz dual core processor should be plenty.
  2. what's a capable graphic system? please give an example! from radeon
  3. Radeon HD 5450 would be the minimum, but the HD 5550 or HD 5570 would be better since cards faster than the HD 5450 have some additional algorithms that improves video quality a bit over the HD 5450.

    See following review regarding video quality scores of some video cards.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/radeon-hd6670-hd6570-hd6450_4.html#sect2
  4. jaguarskx said:
    Radeon HD 5450 would be the minimum, but the HD 5550 or HD 5570 would be better since cards faster than the HD 5450 have some additional algorithms that improves video quality a bit over the HD 5450.

    See following review regarding video quality scores of some video cards.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/radeon-hd6670-hd6570-hd6450_4.html#sect2

    thanks..i'm confused here tho...so it's better to get a 6000 or higher radeon for HD playback? because it said "The numbers suggest that the AMD Radeon HD 6670, HD 6570 and HD 6450 provide a high, yet not ideal, quality of DVD playback on a full-HD display."
  5. It has to do with the way the scores are distributed based on whatever test has been performed. You will have to research what all those different tests if you want a true understanding of the scores if you do not accept that going with one of the higher score is always better.

    As I stated getting the Radeon HD 5450 should be the lowest card you should buy, but the next higher card will have some algorithms to help improve video quality.
  6. Well if its minimum specs, than a 2ghz dual core with integrated will do.
  7. The ati 6000 series has a blu ray decoder built in, and the 5000 series and lowers uses CPU power for the decoding. An integrated ATI HD4200 series & up, Intel GMA X4500HD &up, and I think Nvidia needs a 9400m and up to handle HD video.
  8. my old pentium 4 HT 3,2ghz, ati x1650 runs 1080p mkv smoothly, although it uses 75-90% cpu... so i guess a p4 3ghz is the bare minimum.
  9. HD playback is cake.
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