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karszcz

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The Catalyst 7.10 Suit works also not with my Configuration. I have backdatet to 7.2 and all works very fine. If anybody find a solution for this problem i would like to hear about it. Thanks a lot for the tip with the Catalyst 7.2 driverset.

Karsten

Board: Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H
Display: Internal ATI X1250
Chipset: AMD690G
TVCard: Hauppauge Nova-HD-S2
Mediaportal Version: 0.2.3.0 RC3
 

hopester

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Bad News: I have the same problem with the menu freezes and the X1250 video chipset.

Good News: The Spinsafe Skin (for me) does not lock up like the default one.

Lockup: Default Skins, Spinsafe Revolve
Working: Spinsafe

Will post some more detailed information when I have time but just wanted to see if that helped anyone.
 

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    Bad News: I have the same problem with the menu freezes and the X1250 video chipset.

    Good News: The Spinsafe Skin (for me) does not lock up like the default one.

    Lockup: Default Skins, Spinsafe Revolve
    Working: Spinsafe

    Will post some more detailed information when I have time but just wanted to see if that helped anyone.
    TV-Server Version: TV-Engine V3 +SVN(27/09-07)
    MediaPortal Version: MediaPortal 0.2.3.0 RC2 +SVN(27/09-07)
    MediaPortal Skin: Xface Skin v1.2
    Windows Version: Windows XP SP2 +LiveUpdate
    CPU Type: Intel C2D E6850, LGA775 (3GHz)
    HDD: 2x Samsung SP T166 500GB, SATAII, 16MB
    Memory: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4, 2x1024MB
    Motherboard: Asrock 4CORE1333-FULLHD
    Motherboard Chipset: Northbridge: ATI RS600 - Southbridge: ATI SB600
    Motherboard Bios: AMI 1.40(8/29/2007)
    Video Card: Integrated ATI X1250 graphics
    Video Card Driver: 8.421.0.0 (28-09-2007)
    Sound Card: Realtek / Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver: R1.50
    1. TV Card: FloppyDTV-T-MCE, Internal, Firewire
    1. TV Card Type: DVB-T
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.8.0.0
    2. TV Card: FloppyDTV S2 DVB-S+DVB-S2, Internal, Firewire
    2. TV Card Type: DVB-S2
    2. TV Card Driver: 5.0.1.0 (07/09-2007)
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder 2007-09-24
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: AC3 Filter 1.46
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: Thor 2 (0.8°W)
    HTPC Case: Antec Fusion 430(V2) Media Center Case
    Cooling: 2 x sidemounted 120mm TriCool, 1200 RPM (Silent)
    Power Supply: Antec Quiet high-efficiency 430 Watt ATX12V v2.0
    Remote: MCE standard remote
    TV: Panasonic Viera 42" Plasma/TV
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

    I to get the same error :confused:
    SpinSafe does not work for me, but BlueTwo Wide is working just fine (but I am running RC2 and old SVN).
    Hope this helps someone or someone gets an epiffany to how to solve this issue!
     

    mkau

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    TV-Server Version:
    MediaPortal Version: 0.2.3.0
    MediaPortal Skin: standard
    Windows Version: XP PRO SP2
    CPU Type: BE-2350 (2x 2100 MHz) (with boxed fan)
    HDD: Samsung 250 GB
    Memory: 2 GB Buffalo DDR2-800
    Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM/HDMI (AMD 690G)
    Motherboard Chipset:
    Motherboard Bios:
    Video Card: ATI Radeon x1200 (onboard)
    Video Card Driver: 8.421.0.0 (latest edition from 28.9.2007)
    Sound Card: RealTek
    Sound Card AC3: RealTek
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: TechnoTrend budget C-1500 HD
    1. TV Card Type: CVB-C
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.4.10.18
    2. TV Card:
    2. TV Card Type:
    2. TV Card Driver:
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: ATI MPEG Video Codec
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: MPA
    Satelite/CableTV Provider:
    HTPC Case: Yang IT Tiny Tower
    Cooling: boxed fan (need to install one more fan for the case cooling)
    Power Supply:
    Remote: cant get that TechnoTrend running...
    TV: Panasonic 42" Plasma
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI


    I got same problem... choppy picture in TV Mode. No preview in My TV and MP running very instable.

    I followed the advices discussed in this thread, i.e. deinstalled the new catalyst drivers and installed driver version 7.2. Also the Catalyst Control Center from version 7.2. No success. Then I followed the link on the ATI page (from the 7.2 driver page) and installed the Avivo package. No changes. If I use the ATI CC MPEG Codec the picture is even worse...

    Then I have uninstalled MP 2.3 RC3 and installed MP 2.2. Performance was even worse.

    Anybody has an idea what I can do??? My hardware should easily be capable of serving an HTPC???!!! I am close to give up :mad:

    Does it have any influence that the signal from our cable provider comes as QAM256?

    I would be very thankful for your help!

    Please find enclosed my log files!
     

    killshoot

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    October 22, 2007
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    Hi all,

    Same problem with same chipset (AMD690G with onboard X1250). Until now I used the last drivers from ATI (v7.10).
    I use XP2 with all possible update

    I'll try to use the version 7.2 of catalyst and post my result....
     

    killshoot

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    OK ok --> catalyst 7.2 are stable and work very good with media portal.

    Reading this thread, I can conclude that ONLY this version work ( I've tried personnely 7.9, 7.10, 7.5 and 7.3).

    Tired of all XP problem, I've installed vista and... all work like a charm (with version 7.10). I think now ATI a too much work to have good vista driver and forget XP.

    I think that administrator or developper need to post a sticky with this problem. I fact I've wasted 2 weeks with this problem, and desperate I've thinked to go back to mce!!!

    So please, post a news or communicate about this problem :

    AMD Radeon X1250 (ati 690G) -> any motherboard

    1. With XP -> The only stable drivers with MediaPortal is 7.2, (I suggest to not install CCC)
    2. With Vista -> no problem
     

    MasterMarc

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    TV-Server Version: TV Engine 0.3
    MediaPortal Version: 0.2.3 RC2 + SVN
    MediaPortal Skin: xFace / Revision
    Windows Version: XP SP2
    CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
    HDD: 80GB + 200GB
    Memory: 2GB DDR2 800MHz
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE MA69GM-S2H
    Motherboard Chipset: AMD 690g
    Motherboard Bios:
    Video Card: AMD 690g (ATI x1250)
    Video Card Driver: Catalyst 7.10
    Sound Card:
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S Plus
    1. TV Card Type: DVB-S
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.0
    2. TV Card: same as 1.Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S2 HD
    2. TV Card Type: DVB-S/S2
    2. TV Card Driver: 4.0
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
    MPEG2 Audio Codec:
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: Astra 19.2°E
    HTPC Case: YoengYang YY-A211
    Cooling: Arctic Cooling
    Power Supply:
    Remote: Hauppauge
    TV: MEDION 32532 32" LCD
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

    hi,
    same problem here... 7.2 works, but there's no overscan (1280->1368) and avivo perfomance seems to be worse...
    7.10 does not work! the error occurs (i not 100% sure, but for me it seems as if) when text, pics etc. are sliding like in animated texts (descriptions) or slide shows like the cover based video section...
    hope amd will take care of xp users...
    as i read right here the flipY function for skin seems to be the one (in combination with ati 690g) causing such a mess..
    marc
     

    mkau

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    TV-Server Version:
    MediaPortal Version: 0.2.3.0
    MediaPortal Skin: standard
    Windows Version: XP PRO SP2
    CPU Type: BE-2350 (2x 2100 MHz) (with boxed fan)
    HDD: Samsung 250 GB
    Memory: 2 GB Buffalo DDR2-800
    Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM/HDMI (AMD 690G)
    Motherboard Chipset:
    Motherboard Bios:
    Video Card: ATI Radeon x1200 (onboard)
    Video Card Driver: 8.421.0.0 (latest edition from 28.9.2007)
    Sound Card: RealTek
    Sound Card AC3: RealTek
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: TechnoTrend budget C-1500 HD
    1. TV Card Type: CVB-C
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.4.10.18
    2. TV Card:
    2. TV Card Type:
    2. TV Card Driver:
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: ATI MPEG Video Codec
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: MPA
    Satelite/CableTV Provider:
    HTPC Case: Yang IT Tiny Tower
    Cooling: boxed fan (need to install one more fan for the case cooling)
    Power Supply:
    Remote: cant get that TechnoTrend running...
    TV: Panasonic 42" Plasma
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI


    Can anybody explain, why the TechnoTrend Media Center runs smothly with latest ATI & CCC drivers under Vista x64, but MP has choppy pciture (tried with Vista x64 and XP Prof. SP2 ).

    Are you sure the only problem is the driver for the grafikcard??? I have tried version 7.2 without success...

    I cant get that damn thing running....:mad: very frustrating.
     

    killshoot

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    Ok we can see that the problem really come from our 690G.

    Has I've already say this problem doesn't occur into vista, so for me the driver are the problem.

    mkau :

    Mediaportal use lot of directx to do rendering, with crapy drivers the image can't be good. But I'use ffdshow postprocessing and I can have very good images quality.

    As suggested before, for me the best thing is to open ticket by ATI about this problem :mad:
     

    MasterMarc

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    TV-Server Version: TV Engine 0.3
    MediaPortal Version: 0.2.3 RC2 + SVN
    MediaPortal Skin: xFace / Revision
    Windows Version: XP SP2
    CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
    HDD: 80GB + 200GB
    Memory: 2GB DDR2 800MHz
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE MA69GM-S2H
    Motherboard Chipset: AMD 690g
    Motherboard Bios:
    Video Card: AMD 690g (ATI x1250)
    Video Card Driver: Catalyst 7.10
    Sound Card:
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S Plus
    1. TV Card Type: DVB-S
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.0
    2. TV Card: same as 1.Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S2 HD
    2. TV Card Type: DVB-S/S2
    2. TV Card Driver: 4.0
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
    MPEG2 Audio Codec:
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: Astra 19.2°E
    HTPC Case: YoengYang YY-A211
    Cooling: Arctic Cooling
    Power Supply:
    Remote: Hauppauge
    TV: MEDION 32532 32" LCD
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

    hi,
    with catalyst 7.10 and avivo decoders (highest deinterlacing active) the picture is fine, only football is a bit blurry sometimes. but no interlacing fragments are left.
    and after i set all flipY in the skin files to false everthing works fine. (btw what is flipy good for?)
    marc
     

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