Hello and good afternoon.I enjoy watching BBC News 24 online but the picture isn't very good. I would like to know how best to improve the quality of the pictures please. Is there something I can do within Windows XP Home SP2 or would you advise some new software?
I thank you very much indeed for your kind replies.
Your TV card software (I presume you have a card) should include the means to separately adjust the brightness and contrast of the "TV" screen; this avoids affecting the normal monitor display settings.
BBV News 24 can appear to feature a dark display, but this seems to be more down to the main set and its lighting rather than any monitor involvement.
realist is on the ball here - watching it online in a large window, or full screen, is never going to be great, as the pictures are streamed in very low quality. The bandwidth of a "TV" quality picture is far too high to be used over standard internet connections.
Have to agree with realist and DieSse here, its the same sort of video bandwidth as you get with the likes of YouTube videos and I'm afraid what you see is what you get. You do get the option with the BBC to choose between Media Player and Quicktime from what I recall and I think theres an option for high or low quality so that might make a difference but as said if you try to watch full screen quite often the pictures just too poor but if you watch in a smaller window its acceptable.