Huge delays in UI, Live TV not working, Recorded TV OK (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
September 16, 2008
New Zealand New Zealand
MediaPortal Version: 1.0.1 RC6
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3 Wide (just for this post)
Windows Version: Vista Ultimate SP1
CPU Type: AMD ATHLON64 X2 6000+
HDD: 2 x Caviar SE16 640GB
Memory: 2GB - Corsair twin 2 x 2048-6400
Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-MA78G-DS3H
Video Card: ATI Radeon 5700 Series
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card: Onboard Motherboard
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: HVR-2200
MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink via PowerDVD (trial version)
MPEG2 Audio Codec: SAF 4.0
h.264 Video Codec: Cyberlink
HTPC Case: Silverstone LC-16M
Cooling: Stock Fans
Power Supply: Silverstone ST50F
Remote: Logitech Harmony 525
TV: Panasonic 37"

I'm not sure what happened, but some time in the last few weeks, live TV has stopped working. (Cant remember when exactly i upgraded to RC6)

I get massive delays in the UI - sometimes I press a button 10 seconds before the UI responds.
I can still record live TV, and I can watch recorded TV, but I can not watch live TV.
When I try to watch live TV, MP just freezes for about 10 seconds.
If I try to watch live TV a second time, MP stops for a few seconds, then displays "No free card available"

I've tried a couple of things:
- Noticed some blank codec selections in MP Config -> Codecs & Renderer -> TV Codecs. Set them to cyberlink
- Disabled recently installed pluggins (namely Online Videos)
- Installed SAF v4.00 - didn't seem to help, but i've left it there
- Tried this dll - didn't work, so i rolled back to original dll.

I had a bit of a look at the logs myself, but i'm a nub... that shared memory error looks nasty though.

Logs were generated as follows:

* Delete all logs
* Restart TV Service
* Run MP
* Attempt to watch live tv 3 times
* Close MP

:D in advance. The Community Rocks!


Portal Pro
September 16, 2008
New Zealand New Zealand
Update: I've done complete uninstall / re-install of MP The problem still exists.

Strangely, although I deleted the db during the uninstall, I didn't get prompted to install the db again and/or enter in the UN/PW.

Aside from that everything seemed fine during uninstall / reinstall.

Same problems all exist;
- Large delays in the UI
- Cant watch live TV
- etc



Portal Pro
September 16, 2008
New Zealand New Zealand
Aside from a windows reinstall, anybody have any wild suggestions?

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