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Topic # 24280 19-Jul-2008 22:39
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as the topic says,

System

E2180
GA-G1**-S2L (cant remember the digets with the *)
2gb ram
8600GT
linksys wireless
HVR 2200
WD 640gb

ETC

media portal only finds digital channels but no anolog ones plz help me.

Also is it normal to have 60% cpu useage under TV3?

Cheers,
Aaron

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  Reply # 149557 19-Jul-2008 23:31
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You running mediaportal RC2?
What h264 codecs are you using?

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  Reply # 149579 20-Jul-2008 08:34
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60% CPU would suggest you are not getting hardware acceleration from your 8600GT.
Can't help with the analogue side of things sorry.




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  Reply # 149592 20-Jul-2008 10:25
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Yes im using RC2

And powerdvd 8 for codecs (own it) i have HD movies working off the hdd. i have hardware decoding ticked in powerdvd8, where else do i have to do it?

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  Reply # 149593 20-Jul-2008 10:40
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(I've cut and pasted this from my reply to another thread)....And make sure hardware acceleration is selected in PowerDVD AND MediaPortal (DirectShow Filter Control - PowerDVD Decoder Settings) in MediaPortal Config.  If you are using Vista, have you selected EVR as your Video Renderer Setting? (Mediaportal Config - DirectShow Filter Control - Video Renderer Settings  and select Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) button).  That may help the smoothness. 




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  Reply # 149595 20-Jul-2008 10:44
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hello,

It is smooth now. but ill try that just for a power and heat thing.

I still want the anolong channels so  i can get prime any ideas... i scan for them under NZ and it just finds nothing... takes about 5 mins.

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  Reply # 149609 20-Jul-2008 11:48
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Not sure about analog, but mcraenz said he has them working fine, so perhaps send a pm if he doesn't reply here.



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  Reply # 149612 20-Jul-2008 11:58
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hello,

Hardware decoding was off.. (sigh) but i got it going now, about 16-20% cpu usage but i still get random bits of lagg, like freezes, and drop of frame rate on tv7.

Ideas?

Thanks for all your help ppl.
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  Reply # 149617 20-Jul-2008 12:34
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What happens if you record (without watching) and then playback?  (To try and localise where the jittering is occurring- either in the tuner (recording) or the graphics (playback).




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  Reply # 149618 20-Jul-2008 12:41
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ok ill go turn it on and start recording sumthing.


EDIT: yea it laggs on recored tv as well. so that means its the tunner right?.. how do i go about fixing it. its quite annoying.

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  Reply # 149623 20-Jul-2008 13:31
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If it lags on playing back recorded TV, then its something wrong with the codecs/hardware aceleration/video card.



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  Reply # 149656 20-Jul-2008 16:28
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could it be that the card is the 256mb version? and i have a 1080i 55+ tv?

ive got anolog channels working bar prime!!! the only one i wanted!

plz help me :(

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  Reply # 149671 20-Jul-2008 17:07
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What's the signal strength like? Both on the digital and analogue channels you can receive on the HTPC and on ordinary TV.  Can you pick up Prime on your ordinary TV?  How good is that signal?  By all the other analogue channels, do you mean all the others like the Maori channel? Or just the VHF ones?  (Not sure what's available on UHF in the Mainland)




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  Reply # 149678 20-Jul-2008 17:28
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on normal tv i can get 1,2,3,prime and maori.

when i scan with the tv tuner i get 1,2 and 3.

we get perfect reception on prime, better than the other channels...

We have the amplifed thing (power to a splitter) you know what i mean :D

Thanks again!
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  Reply # 149680 20-Jul-2008 17:51
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1,2 and 3 are VHF channels.  You may need to configure your tuner to get UHF analogue channels.  Can't help with that tho' because I don't use an HVR-2200.

Have you installed the software that came with the 2200 (powercinema)?  That may point you in the right direction as far as configuration settings go for analogue UHF TV.




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  Reply # 149687 20-Jul-2008 18:51
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hmm weird i got wmc to search and it found it, so i was like wtf

So then i tryed mediaportal and it now can find it...

So now my finial problem..

The lagg the screen freazes evey couple of mines for about a sec. using powerdvd 8 codecs for everything.

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