I've always enjoyed using one of my PCs as an HTPC because of the large variety of music and video files that I have in my collection. Moving from SD to HD though, I've noticed a recurring trend in my videos, and I wanted to put it out there and see if it's something in my setup or just how HD works nowadays.
Here are the relevant specs of my current HTPC (which doubles as my gaming rig too at the moment)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready (handles the audio as well, since I don't have my system anymore)
My TV is in my sig below. I have a single HDMI cable going from my video card into my TV.
Here's the issue - In scenes with fast-moving action or transitions (especially noticeable in animated movies), it looks like the movie is skipping every other frame. I'm pretty sure that's not what's actually happening, since the overall movie and sound don't seem to be effected by the "skipping". I'm just trying to provide a visual as to what it looks like.
This has persisted through different computers, hard drives, and video cards...and maybe 1 other TV...Although it could have been this same tv.