channels not sharp at all and out of tune :( (1 Viewer)


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November 8, 2005
hi all

i have a wintv pvr 150 and finally i got my HTPC working perfectly. the only problem now is that whenver i open the tv option, the channels start blurry and black and white and it takes 5-8 seconds until the chanells are tuned
properly. after that it works well sometimes and sometimes stays very blurry and not sharp at all. when i close the program and restart it then the whole tuning proccess starts again. has anyone come across this?



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    November 8, 2005
    hi the specs are:

    Area: Media Portal Program
    MediaPortal Version: RC1 (2005-12-06)
    MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
    Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
    .NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
    DirectX Version: (9.0c)
    Audio Codec: ffdshow Audio Decoder
    Video Codec: MPeg2Dec Filter
    CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 - 1700MHz
    Memory: 511 MB
    Motherboard: D850MV (Intel Corporation)
    TV Card Model: Hauppauge PVR150
    TV Card Type: -
    TV Card Driver: -
    Video Card Model: Nvidia Geforce3 (64 MB)
    Video Card Driver: -
    Video Card Resolution: 800x600
    Video Render Type: VMR9
    Audio Card Model: Bluetooth Audio Device
    Audio Card Driver: -

    Btw i dont think its a poor signal. if i take the same cable thats connected to my Win tv pvr and stick it in the TV (internal tuner) i get perfect reception...

    best wishes



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    I can, somewhat, confirm this with my PVR150. But it is not as bad as yours:
    - black and white picture for 1 or 2 seconds
    - then blurry and too much colors for additional 1 or 2 seconds
    - after that very good and sharp picture!

    So it never stayes blurry or unsharp on my PVR 150. This also only happens the first time I start TV after MP startup. So it is no big deal for me.

    - I have not tested this with WinTV have you? Same issue or does it behave normal?
    - What drivers do you use? I am using those from SHSPVR.
    - Whats happening, if you change the channel, does the picture go sharp then?



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    November 8, 2005
    thx flip

    i have tested it with the wintv2000 and it acts the same, it the same syptoms as you have only it takes much longer for me untill the channels get tuned (30-35 secs).i am suing the latest drivers from SHSPVR as well. maybe some other people have the same problem and can help us out here


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