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Topic # 30416 7-Feb-2009 10:47
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I had a play with my Nova-S card last night. I got all of the freeview channels tuned in fine and the signal/quality levels are good. I noticed when watching the channels using Win TV that they are quite noisy with obvious digital artifacts and a bit grainy. I know it isn't the dish or cable as I get a very good picture using my freeview box.

I connect to the TV using an HDMI out of the back of a Asus 9400 GT. I have the desktop resolution set to the TV native 1366X768. I also tried reducing this resolution to 800 X 600 but it didn't make much difference.

I was wondering if there is anything obvious I have missed here? I am running XP Pro.

Should I expect a picture quality as good as my freeview box?

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  Reply # 194601 7-Feb-2009 11:23
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Good question. I have never had the chance to compare a freeview STB and the media centre side by side but I do know that freeview though the media centre seems softer then the same channels via the Telstra STB.

I have also heard people mention that the ATI cards output a nicer picture then Nvidia cards for HD sources. Pitty they have the problems with Freeview HD.

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