CRT television and blurring picture? (1 Viewer)

Vienna

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TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version: Newest
MediaPortal Skin: Default
Windows Version: Windows XP Pro
CPU Type: Pentium 4 2,53 Ghz
HDD: 200 GB Samsung
Memory: 768 MB RAM
Motherboard: ASUS P5B533
Motherboard Chipset:
Motherboard Bios:
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600
Video Card Driver: Latest Catalyst 2.8
Sound Card: M-audio Revolution 7.1
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: (1) Hauppage
1. TV Card Type: PVR150
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: (2) Hauppage
2. TV Card Type: PVR150
2. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: default
MPEG2 Audio Codec: default
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: Silverstone L10M
Cooling:
Power Supply:
Remote: Imon Remote
TV: Tevion CRT television
TV - HTPC Connection: S-video

Hi,

Yesterday I installed Mediaportal. I've used XPMCE for years but I got interested in Mediaportal. I'm still testing stuff but I always had a problem with XPMCE that my screen colors were just blurred. I always thought it has something to do with XPMCE or codecs but I tried a lot of different things back then. Now in Mediaportal I still got in. When the screen is moving fast the screen is blurring and that while having a CRT television :confused: . Does anyone know a solution for this? When the screen is not much movement going on I got a clear picture.

Thanks!!:)
 

Vienna

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March 2, 2008
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I will try to set some settings like resolution and things. But I have a ATI card not a Nvidia but some settings will be the same I think. I hope this can be a solution.
Thanks.
 

VicBond007

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Your 9600 deinterlaces every video sent to the tv, regardless of whether or not the content is interlaced or not. I've never found a workaround. It's a very common problem with older video cards where they use the cheapest tv-encoders possible. Could be hardware or software. I've seen this on old ATis, NVidas, Matrox, you name it. Took me years to find a decent SD video output solution, and even then it's only specifically for MPEG2, so it's useless in Mediaportal. I do not know how modern cards behave when outputting an SD signal. My system is set up to output 1080i right now.
 

Vienna

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March 2, 2008
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But every user with the ATI Radeon 9600 should have that problem then? I only have CRT so HDMI or something is no solution. Is there a AGP videocard that is capable or should I buy another system? Very strange because I do not read so much items about this type op problem :(
 

VicBond007

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VGA/DVI/HDMI are immune to the problem because as far as the card is concerned, the display is a computer monitor. This only applies to times when the video is sent through the tv-encoder. Most people with HTPCs nowadays have digital displays so they're using the digital connections, that's why there have been few complaints. Hook your htpc up to a friend's HD display and you'll see that there's nothing wrong with your computer. It's simply bad video card design.

You could try an nvidia card but I make no guarantees that it will improve. I don't have any native SD displays in the house anymore to test on :-/
 

Aquarius

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    There are mods of the 9600 around that produce a RGB interlaced signal to be guided direct to the TV via SCART. Perhaps try these. They are named RADEON XXL.

    Works in my MP machine without a problem.

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    /Gerd
     

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