I've just changed my HTPC about a bit, and i'm finding it's running like a dog. It's now on a system that should be plenty fast enough.
However i'm finding that the recordings are getting a lot of errors in them (possibly low signal).
The Sky box and HTPC are running off a Hills splitter (1 passive and 1 powered output - HTPC passive, Sky powered), there is about 1m of cable running of each of the splitter. The Sky box works ok, but the signal level is down to about 58 usually. I wonder if there's some sort of built in error correction in teh Sky box that my HTPC doesn't have.
My HTPC is running a Hauppauge HVR3000. That itself is running like a dog, with very choppy picture.
I'm wondering basically, is 58 bordering on too low? Do I need to put a low powered booster in perhaps?
There's a 2nd Sky box running of this dish, in another part of the house, so the cable run is not all that short, but not overly long either. 50m total at a guess