Let me be very clear, I'm not asking for help to get my tv cards working better. I'm asking for an explanation. I have been using mediaportal for around a decade now. In that time I have been through a multitude of hardware and hardware combinations, and the situation have always been the same. So we are talking about different tuner cards and different motherboards and basically different everything. I have always been able to make my FireTV card work flawlessly. (not always without problems, but I could make it work in the end) Then I have had a lot of different other cards: Twinhan Hauppauge (I can't recall them all) And lastly Digital Devices (Very satisfied with that) Common for them all is 2 things 1) They go directly into the pci(e) slot 2) Most of the time 90% they just works, but on some channels they give pixellations (My tv channel package havde changed over the years) When I assign the FireTV card to the channel that pixellates, problem is solved. I can see a pattern, if the stream goes in via the Firewireport I can always make it work. If it goes directly to the pci slot, problems can occur. Can anyone explain this? I don't know what I will do when my firetv finally dies.