If it is a double-up, please remove the earlier one.
I'm interested in experience with PowerCinema
System we have is:
+ Vista x64
+ quad core Intel CPU & 4GB ram
+ GF 8600GTS
+ HVR-4000 with PowerCinema upgraded to build 4410, plus "pcm51-update.zip" patch applied.
+ Vista x64 drivers for the HVR-4000 applied.
Works very well with all DVB-T channels, including the two radio stations (cpu 10-20% or ~50% of one core, which is consistent with the 8600GTS not being the latest gen card). Have only tested with DVB-T and analogue (do not have sat dish). Excellent DVB-T PQ on both CRT monitor & 1080p LCD TV.
Have not loaded GB-PVR or other similar software at this point. Just using PowerCinema, which works fine for displaying TV.
Areas where PowerCinema seems to be "falling short" at this point are:
+ only getting 1-2 hours advance programming info
+ Recording TV seems a bit flakey?
re Recording TV.
Play back PQ is excellent, but there does not seem to be any sound (time scheduled & manually recorded).
Also, attempt to record from the program guide resulted in a faulty file (0 bytes). Interestingly though, shortly after the scheduled end (recording had stopped) I openned the TV "player" & it started playing the recorded clip INCLUDING sound. But after pausing it, I could not get it to restart & the file in the recorded TV folder remained at 0 bytes long. It was a 1 hour program (Wahine storm) so would have been a large file, but there should have been no disk space issues (~40GB free on that drive)
+ Has anyone upgraded to build 4616? If so, any improvements or problems?
Cyberlink site states this is only for the retail version, but it seems the bundled version is basically the same.
+ Has anyone managed to get full EPG info using PowerCinema? Or even program info for more that an hour or two ahead? Any work-arounds?
+ Any success playing recorded TV? Am I missing audio codecs? (audio is fine on all channels while directly viewing TV).
Any other suggestions welcome