Installed Mediaportal RC1. Installed a Geforce 8500gt to take the load off the Athlon 3200+ CPU. Installed a Nova 500t card. Installed cyberlink powerDVD 8. Turned on hardware encoding in powerDVD, turned on EVR in mediaportal. Running Vista Mediacenter normally, very pissed that I can't use it for DVB-T, but that's just microsoft shooting themselves in the foot again.
Individually, everything works: can play back HD files on my hard drive, no issues. Can play back the TV3 sample from here off the forums, no issues. Can browse tv... for about 30 seconds.
After 30 seconds of freeview terrestrial, system just locks up. Sound fragments, stutters, video artefacts and loops, just doesn't work.
Completely flumoxed. Anyone had a similar experience? Ideas?