all was good with my system but it started freezing randomly on TV3 and C4 for some weeks. Things got worse (could not watch TV3 at all as the pc was just freezing as soon as I switched to TV3 and recordings off TV3 were badly stuttering). MP also started to "lose the connection to the TV server" (that's what the error message says)... so I jumped from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 (selected fresh install during the process) and I also updated the video card drivers to the latest available on nVidia site.
For now, it appears to be stable on TV3, but the CPU is around 45 - 50% on any channel, even on TVNZ6 &7. Curious, the CPU on the HD test channel is a bit lower (38 - 40%).
- EVR is enabled in MP settings, hardware acc is checked in other two places in MP
- PDVD8 codec is used (same as before),
- PDVD codec has hardware acc enabled (the option for nVidia Pure video in PowerCinema / Tools / Video is selected).
I know for sure that a long time ago I even got 15 - 20% on TV3 and it stayed like that for months... so the hardware is capable of achieving this. It is a matter of getting the settings right I suppose...
Any ideas of where should I look will be extremely helpful.