AMD Athlon X2 245 @ stock
2x1Gb Corsair DDR2 800MHz CL5 (soon to be CL4 as they gave me the wrong stuff [D'oh!])
A gorgeous little HIS HD4670 1Gb GDDR3 with a passive Zalman cooler
1Tb WD Caviar Black
Antec Fusion Remote HTPC case
Lite-on Blu Ray/DVD Reader
And the ever troublesome Hauppauge WinTV Nova TD-500.
All running on Windows 7 x64 RTM build. (7600).
The problem - I thought - was relatively simple, I set the system up, cable tied it nicely and installed Windows 7. Worked well, no problems. I set up Windows Media Centre for the TV aspect ('cause it seems really easy to use in my opinion), and discovered the picture was corrupting, tearing, ghosting, I'm not sure what word to call it - http://img.techpowerup.org/080121/snapshot20080121164618.jpg
That every so often, so every 5-10 seconds that would happen, then go away. Rinse and repeat. Some days it would be sweet, some days it would be unwatchable.
Therefore I thought - hey, our signal must suck. So I bought a new DSE HD Aerial pack, installed it with some Belden RG6 Quad Shield cable and took me about 6 hours to do so, only to find it didn't really help much at all. It made it slightly better, but it still does it.
EDIT: We have direct line of sight with the Dunedin Mt. Cargill TV transmitter, and we recieve analog Prime quite perfect.
EDIT: I'm running the HTPC through a TX-SR674 Onkyo amp, to a Pioneer KURO KRP-500 plasma, with two shielded HDMI cables, all powered by a MonsterPOWER power filter HTS1000.
So I thought then "Hey, let's try another piece of TV software". Yeah that didn't work. No other software will work with this card. I've tried new codecs, dual booting XP, WinTV, MediaPortal, GBPVR. Nothing works. The best I got out of MediaPortal and GBPVR was sound, but no video.
I was led to believe this was because of an MPEG decoder or something, but then why would Windows Media Centre work but not these other ones? An inbuilt one perhaps? But then wouldn't a codec pack solve this problem, or WinTV include one in their player?
So I attempted to try the card in my computer, AMD Athlon 5200+ 2.7Ghz, 2Gb RAM, Passive 8600GT, running Windows 7 RC 7100.
No success, no drivers would install. It would lock up every time. I guessed the RC wasn't going to install the drivers for me, and I'm waiting on getting a new hard drive to install Win 7 RTM and dual boot XP.
I'm so stumped. Do I have a faulty card? I keep thinking so, but then why would it work with Windows Media Centre in Windows 7?
I apologize for the excess information but I thought the more the merrier. :)
I hope you guys can help - a reward for the successful post that fixes my problem as incentive. <3