Watching DVDs on T42/3 a bad idea?

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  1. Flyboy

    Flyboy Notebook Guru

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    I have read from other posts that there seems to be problems with the playback fluidity on the T42 screens. I am looking at getting a T42/3 but I plan on watching DVDs on it a bit and I am worried that the quality will not be good.

    I hope some of you T42 owners out there can let me know if you find the screen too slow to watch movies on ( I am guessing it is the refresh rate of the screen that is the problem...but I don't [:D]).

    Thanks!

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  2. RukRem

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    Ive played movies on mine, although not as good as an HP or Gateway glossy screen, it is watchable... The refresh rate isnt the best but u can definitely watch dvd's w/o a problem
     
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    I have the T42 with the 15" "flexview" display and DVD movies are great, no problems even with fast action, but I'm not an audio/video phile...just a semi-normal,,,well kind of strange person really who likes to watch a movies once in a while. The only weak point on the T42 is the sound output...it's not that loud, so if you like it loud then you need to invest in some headphones or earbuds.

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  4. Flyboy

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    Thanks guys,

    So the ghosting that other people are reporting in the forum is not really a problem for movies? I do not plan on playing any heavy duty action games but movies I really do want to be able to watch without having blurry pictures in action sceens.

    Is it the "flexview" screen that is the one to look for if I want to eliminate the problem and do they make it in 14" aswell as 15" ?

    I really appriciate the help guys!

    Flyboy
     
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    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by Flyboy

     
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    i have the top of the line IBM video card 128mb, 15" screen, 1600x1200 resolution.
    movies look good not great.
     
  7. Flyboy

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    RukRem,

    Would you say that the problem is the screen's refresh rate or what?

    Do you see the ghosting that other people talk about during action sceens?

    thanks,

    Flyboy
     
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    I dont't think it's a good idea to watch movies using t42,
     
  9. mathlete2001

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    There's nothing wrong with it, it will work fine. Modern LCD's have little ghosting problems. If the response time is anything less than 35ms there will be no problem.

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    I think it's misguided to expect a business notebook to compete with units that are essentially geared for entertainment purposes. That said, I find the T42 completely adequate for watching a DVD when I'm on the road or on a plane. Sound is lousy through the speakers but I use my titanium headphones..(the titanium bit is supposed to mean something since they went to lots of trouble to plaster it on the things) and I find it's just fine. As good as a home theater? Nope - but I have realistic expectations.
     
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