I'm really a noob at this, usually just putting Netflix DVDs in my $29.95 Sony player and watching them on an ancient Sharp flat screen. They look good enough and any video shortcomings are made up by my decent sound system. I recently upgraded my PC to a fast machine running Windows 10. My video card is designed for CAD work because that's what I do, not gaming or video, but it still has (I think) decent specs for video. It's an Nvidia K1200. The monitor is a Viewsonic VP-2468. I chose that for my photo editing work, and it's great. When I play those same DVDs on the PC system with VLC Media Player, they just don't seem crisp or bright. I can make adjustments in the player, but they don't seem to help much. It's like the dynamic range is limited. What got me to thinking about this is I was watching some YouTube videos that were crystal clear and bright, and my DVDs don't seem to compete. Can anybody suggest things I should look at to improve the DVD video quality?