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# 29451 7-Jan-2009 14:05
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I was having problems with my Hauppauge WinTV HR-1300 suddenly locking up with the picture "frozen" in a judder, but the sound continuing ok.     Tried all sorts of cures including replacing the video card without luck.

In the end I rushed out and brought a USB Nova-T Sick which has the exact same problems, plus others.

I have tried WinTv 6 & 7, Plus Power Cinerma 5 & 6, all cause various problems.

I have even tried them both in two differnet computers, one running XP Pro SP3, and the other Vista Ultimate SP1.
Still a range of problems,

After two weeks of installation issues I have given up and removed them from both computers.

Any suggestions?


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  # 188017 7-Jan-2009 14:10
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What spec PC do you have? CPU and GFX card type?

WinTV won't work anyway as the version that is available for download and that ships with the cards doesn't support H.264 in New Zealand.

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  # 188023 7-Jan-2009 14:30
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I have a Pentium D 3.00Ghz with 2 Gigs or Ram and was using a Gigabyte 9500GT card with 512 ram, but in an effort to sort out the problems changed it for an ATI HD4670 with 1 Gig of ram.

I have tried using WinTV 4-6b also


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  # 188032 7-Jan-2009 16:06
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WinTV 7 supports H.264 in new Zealand but needs a H.264 video and AAC-LATM audio codec as well. What did you install for these? PowerDVD8 and the Monogram AAC codec are both required. You also need to ensure that hardware acceleration is enabled.

I haven't played with v7 because I don't have a supported card but IMHO wouldn't use it anyway - GB-PVR, Media Portal and DVBViewer all work far better than WinTV and PowerCinema.

Getting DVB-T working right can be a very time consuming task.

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  # 188066 7-Jan-2009 19:11
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Thanks for your prompt replies, you are quite right, I have spent countless hours while on leave trying to sort out various versions of WinTv & Power Cinerma, with both my HVR-1300 and the Nova-T Stick I brought hoping WinTV 7 would solve all my problems!!!

I have been reading many of the forum posts and it looks like DBVier or GB-Pvr are the way to go as you say, however I am unable to locate a souce for the software.   Can you advise....

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