View Full Version : My PC can play 1080i without probs but with 1080p it has

Jun 11, 2009, 07:54 PM
Hi, I just want to know why I can play 1080i fine but not 1080p, why is that?


Jun 11, 2009, 08:13 PM
Because 1080p sends twice the amount of data that 1080i does, and requires 2 cores to play. A P4 just won't cut it i'm afraid. In some cases you can offlay the processing to the graphics card, but it seems you just have an integrated chip.

Jun 11, 2009, 10:46 PM
Yes, I'm afraid you need an upgrade. I'm surprised 720p files play.