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Topic # 30399 6-Feb-2009 19:33
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This is very much unchartered territory for me, so please be gentle.

I've set up a HTPC: GB-PVR (on WinXP) is all installed with two Hauppauge HVR-3000s, watching Freeview DVB-S (thanks psycik for all your help) and works well.

I'm running an s-video cable from the computer to the TV, the issue is the picture is jumpy.  It moves up about a 1mm then down 1 mm five or six times a second.  If I swap in a s-video to composite connector (I thought it might be a faulty s-video plug on the TV) I get the same result.

Video card is a Nvidia Geforce FX 5900XT, TV is a Samsung Plano CS-68k3nt.  What settings should I change to try and rectify this?  I'd also be keen to hear what settings I can change to make the EPG readable, as the picture looks fine but the EPG is distorted and small.

Second question, I notice all the HTPC cases that other users have, I'm running my HTPC in my bedroom, can you get a fanless case to quieten down the noise?  What would you suggest to stop the hum?






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  Reply # 194542 6-Feb-2009 21:30
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yo nate.

You can go as fanless as you want, psu, case, graphcs etc.  The trade off is you need to get rid of the heat.  Stick some heat monitoring on and see what the temps run to.

Also, With my popcorn hour - ie. completely fanless - in a quiet bedroom when the hard drive spins up, you hear it.  Its quite loud.  Personally I don't thnk one of these if a good idea in a bedroom.

Others may have different opinions.


On the jumping picture.  It sounds like it's overscanning or something. 

You tried dropping the res to less that 800x600? 

I take it playing with the refresh rates didn't help?

Does another tv do the same thing?




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