being lazy and not using a GFX card, just using cpu decoding ... Everything seems to look okay, I've tried both coreavc & powerdvd codecs, no difference ....
i get lots of skipping (its unwatchable ... full frames for a few seconds ... then drops out for 10+s) ... i think frames are being dropped but not sure, as same results in live tv and recorded (no matter where i record / play (tried gbpvr /mediaportal))
I don't think its the signal as audio plays fine and it reports 60-80% signal quality ... Its not CPU as that sits well under 60%
The one thing i think it may be is my capture card, i'm running a Leadtek DTV1000+ (imported from AU)
I don't really want to have to shell out for a nova500 if i don't have to.
when you say lag ... do you mean sync issues or lag as in delay (eg 5s behind "live") ... in that case i'm not too worried, i just want to watch olympics in HD, i can upgrade later if it bugs me too much.
Main thing is I dont' want to spend money unneccessarily.
I am tempted to replace the capture card, just to get the dual tuners.
just an update incase anyone else is having my problem .....
my brother suggested i try the freeview samples... For some reason the 1 and 2 samples aren't working .... i'll try them again later, but tv3 worked perfectly .... had about 70-80% usage for the first few seconds .... dropped rapidly .... from 20-30s onwards was only getting 10-20% usage.
so its something to do with the capture... 1. signal (although unlikely due to nice audo and a pretty good picture (when it wasn't stuttering)) 2. irq conflict 3. capture card ...
will try checking the first 2 today, if no luck, then off to get a new capture card.
If even analogue is unwatchable then its a signal issue. I still suggest you get a full h264 compatible graphics card, i'm going to using the AMD 5200 with an 8500GT, still waiting on replacement motherboard though.
i think i know what i did, but not entirely sure. Taking it of evr and putting it on vmr9 seemed to fix the issue. I tried putting it back on evr and no luck, so this seems to be my issue. (not entirely sure though)
now i have two new problems ..... the cpu usage gets away on me sometimes ... i think i will need to purchase a proper GFX card .. i'm thinking a 8500 .... and the signal, it doesn't like channel 2 where it is (rabbit ears) so might have to invest in a proper aerial.