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Topic # 26842 5-Oct-2008 17:30
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I purchased a express HC82R from avermedia and managed to scan the channels from the AverTv program.
When i go to view the channel it just has a black screen ???? It says it connected to the channel.

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  Reply # 169144 5-Oct-2008 17:43
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Sounds like the software you are using doesn't support H.264 or AAC audio which we use in NZ.

The resellers who have TV cards that suppoirt NZ's DVB-T format are typically labelling their packaging to say this, does your box say this or does the software say it supports New Zealand? Have you checked to see that a newwer version of software is available?

To be completely honest you are better off looking at GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer, I've played with a few cards that say they have support for NZ and none have software that supports EPG or hardware acceleration which is pretty much essential to watch H.264 broadcasts.




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  Reply # 169150 5-Oct-2008 18:20
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I just downgraded the software and it works, quite stuttery on some channels. Could be because i have a 2ghz Turion when it requires a 2.4 ghz intel???? But my cpu usage is only on 60%.
Anyway im downloading GBPVR il see how that goes.. Thanks

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  Reply # 169153 5-Oct-2008 18:35
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s.joseph: I just downgraded the software and it works, quite stuttery on some channels. Could be because i have a 2ghz Turion when it requires a 2.4 ghz intel???? But my cpu usage is only on 60%.
Anyway im downloading GBPVR il see how that goes.. Thanks


Hardware acceleration is basically an essential requirement if you want a decent picture, particularly on TV3.

You need to use either DVBViewer, Media Porytal or GB-PVR with a codec such as the H.264 one in PowerDVD7/8 or ArcSoft Total Theatre that supports H.264 hardware acceleration and have an NVidia 8500 or greater video card.

Software decoding (like you were doing) will basically max out a dual core CPU and also results in pretty average picture quality compared to hardware decoding.



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  Reply # 169166 5-Oct-2008 19:35
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GBPVR wouldn't work.
http://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRadeonhd2600/specs.html thats my graphics card, it mentions h.264??? but dont know if its hardware??
When i tick use hardware acceleration on the avermedia program it stills uses 60% of my cpu :( chanel 3 is quite laggy

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  Reply # 169175 5-Oct-2008 20:30
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GB-PVR works perfectly. You do need to install a H.264 codec and Monogram AAC codec.

The avermedia software doesn't do H.264 hardware acceleration, only MPEG2.


You really do need to read many of the forums regarding DVB-T, setting up a reliable rock solid PVR solution for H.264 is an easy way to waste your evenings for a few weeks.




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  Reply # 169186 5-Oct-2008 21:11
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Thanks for putting up with me but my device ins't listed in the GBPVR tuner utility.

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  Reply # 169187 5-Oct-2008 21:19
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s.joseph: Thanks for putting up with me but my device ins't listed in the GBPVR tuner utility.


You need to find the names for the BDA driver using GraphEdit and then create a manual entry in the GB-PVR BDA drivers file.. All things that are very simple if you know what you're doing but difficult if you've never done it before!



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  Reply # 169196 5-Oct-2008 22:02
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my card filter names won't show up in graph edit! Is there anything other than GBPVr i can use that i dont have to use graphedit??

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