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Topic # 103035 29-May-2012 11:40 Send private message

Hi Guys

something that I thought you might be interested in. Would be interested to hear your comments...

In the last couple of weeks my trusty BlackGold BGT-3595 card failed. The card itself had dual digital satellite DVB-S/S2, and dual digital terrestrial DVB-T, however in the end I was only using the DVB-T tuners with Freeview.

Looking for a quick solution I chose to replace the card with a Hauppauge 2210 dual DVB-T card. This appealed because of its price and avaliability.

I swapped the card out yesterday, and I watching live TV last night, including some HD shows, I swear that the quality of the image is better to what I was getting with the BlackGold. I'm not too sure how to describe the difference, and if the card hadn't failed I'd install it again to compare, but it seemed to be a more stable and less jerky image if that makes sense.

Has anybody else had any experience with this? I'm using the cards with Windows 7 x64 and MediaPortal 1.2.3





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  Reply # 633318 31-May-2012 12:53 Send private message

I swapped the card out yesterday, and I watching live TV last night, including some HD shows, I swear that the quality of the image is better to what I was getting with the BlackGold. I'm not too sure how to describe the difference, and if the card hadn't failed I'd install it again to compare, but it seemed to be a more stable and less jerky image if that makes sense.

Digital is digital - there will be no difference in quality unless:
- you were previously watching the satellite feeds when you thought you were watching the terrestrial feeds
- signal quality was marginal for the BGT tuner(s), resulting in packets being dropped by the tuner driver, TsWriter, TsReader, codecs or renderers
- other "external" variables like the video codecs, renderer, GPU settings (driver, post-processing etc.), GPU load, CPU load or HDD load changed

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