Thanks for the help guys.
Feel like my brain is melting now. For the past 12 hours, I've been watching the same clips 4 different ways, 1. PS3, 2. VLC, 3. WMP, and 4. XBMC
So far all the HTPC methods are far from my PS3. It's basically a lack of sharpness. But my VLC and WMP are eons away from XBMC. XBMC is just way too blurry and fuzzy. Was able to tweak it about by disabling all interlace, turning off post processing, windowed, BiLinear, DVXA enabled.
@MassIV - I tried making it original size and it was very clear and very sharp, but very small. I'm using SD TV files for testing. Does that mean anything? How do i change other options for scaling settings?
@bluray - thanks, I'll try to delete the nvidia drivers and reinstall them. But that's where i got them. The site even tells me that I have the latest driver for my device using its "auto detect GPU" I'll also try to play with those settings you mentioned. With your GT430 setup, did you have to massage the settings? Or did they appear exactly the same as the PS3 on the get go?
One thing I also tried is I tried to use the build in GPU. Same problem, was even worse coz it was choppy and slow.
One other thing I'm going to try tom is to connect my WDTV to the same TV, and try to play the same files from PS3, HTPC and WDTV and see if there is also a big difference.
Hmm,..would it have been better if I went with the AMD A6-3500 setup?
How about an external player? Should I consider that? I'd really love not to, so I can use full functionality of XBMC.