My TV: no sound and black screen (1 Viewer)


New Member
December 3, 2005
Area: Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: RC1 (2005-09-01)
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: AC3Filter
Video Codec: Mpeg2Dec Filter
CPU Type: AMD Athlon XP 1900+
Memory: 767 MB
Motherboard: A7V333 (ASUSTeK Computer INC.)
TV Card Model: AVerMedia A169 Tuner 1
TV Card Type: -
TV Card Driver: -
Video Card Model: Radeon 9500 Pro / 9700 (128 MB)
Video Card Driver: -
Video Card Resolution: 1280x1024
Video Render Type: Overlay
Audio Card Model: Hercules Gamesurround Fortissimo III(tm) 7.1 WDM Interface
Audio Card Driver: -

I'm not familiar with 'video stuff on computers' at all, so please bear with me if the answer to is my question is every obvious to you.

I cannot get anything (no sound and black screen) from my tv card. The channels are detected (and visible in the preview window during autotuning). I have tried various combinations of overlays, video renderers, video and audio codecs (also using the configuration tool), but nothing seems to work.
Can anyone tell me which combination should work? (if any)


New Member
December 3, 2005
My TV: progress!

I'm not sure what happened, but after some reboots and restarting of MP I have audio and video. The current problem is that the video is 'scrolling' (if that's the correct term to use). The video is flickering and shown a number of times at once.
It seems that I'm nearly there. Can anybody tell me how to solve this one?


Portal Pro
December 15, 2005
The Netherlands
Same problem here with a Hauppage 150MCE

Clean Xp install with SP2.
.Net 1.1 + sp1
.Net 2.0
Latest drivers for everything.

Autoscan for channels works good, in the preview, i see good television, but when i go to the actual myTV, then i only see tv when "Timeshifting" is enabled and then the television is flickering..


Retired Team Member
  • Premium Supporter
  • April 27, 2004
    Leipzig, Germany
    Home Country
    Germany Germany

    first: use VMR9 as video renderer, thats much better than overlay.

    second: where do you come from. Multiple picture can be seen, if the TV standard (PAL, NTSC,...) is not set correctly. MP has sometimes problems here. Look into you channel configuration, if it is set right.



    Portal Pro
    December 15, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Tried a fresh install of everything (including XP and all the other crap).

    Now everything is working perfectly, except...... mytv!

    Channels are detected all, but when i go to mytv, i can't click the tv button and the timeshift button is grey (disabled).
    Tried to autostart tv when entering mytv, but that doesn't work either.

    I just don't get mytv to work, while in a former installation.. i did see telly, but flickering.

    Tried other codex, vmr 9 and 7, reinstall of hauppage 150 drivers.. nothing seems to work.

    I just can't click on the televisionbutton..
    Weird weird weird.

    I use nvidia purevideodrivers which seems to work superb with my movies and trailers and stuff, so i think it aint a problem of the drivers.

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