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Topic # 30556 12-Feb-2009 16:41
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Hi

This is my first post.  Hope I get it right.

My PC is a P4 3.0g, 2.0 DDR 400, Radion X1550, Asrock P4VM890.  Win XP Pro SP3

My HVR 3000 works fine on Analogue.  On DVB-S I get sound and video but the Closed Captions (subtitles) would not work.  On DVB-T after scanning I got channel numbers and names but no sound and just a black screen.

I really want the DVB-T going.

Any ideas please.

Thanks

Bill

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  Reply # 195664 13-Feb-2009 08:53
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Have you installed an appropriate codec for the NZ freeview audio?

Since you haven't specified machine/software used I can't point you in a good direction.

Most PC users, using either Media Portal or GBPVR or dvbviewer install monogram codec for the sound.






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  Reply # 195666 13-Feb-2009 09:11
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Your machine also isn't powerful enough for DVB-T.

You will probably get an OK picture on TVNZ6,7,C4 and Maori. TV3 will be unwatchable and I would say TV1 and TV2 will be quite marginal.

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  Reply # 195693 13-Feb-2009 12:50
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Even with an under powered machine Is it possible to still capture/record the DVB t broadcast & then watch it later for example on a popcorn hour? - Not withstanding the current Audio issue with the PCH

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  Reply # 195698 13-Feb-2009 13:31
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Yes.  For just capturing there is no processor overhead at all.  The only bottleneck is disk io, and both My self and sbiddle have proven that you can pretty much record all of the tvnz mux at once, but its pretty stuttery.




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  Reply # 195699 13-Feb-2009 13:54
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Hi

From what you guys are saying it seems as if I should be using some software other than the WinTV Ver 6.0 that was supplied with the card.  If I download GBVR or Media Centre should I uninstall the Win TV software completely and start again with the just the card and the new software.

I haven't installed any codecs for this assuming anything I needed was in WinTV or Windows.

As far as the PC is concerned the specs on the box says 1.5 processor or faster so I thought that my Prescott P4 3.0 with multithreading enabled would be ok.  But I am not so sure about my Saphire Radeon X1550 graphics card. Should I change that to an NVidea 8660 or 9500.

Thanks for your comments

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  Reply # 195700 13-Feb-2009 14:09
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billb2: Hi

From what you guys are saying it seems as if I should be using some software other than the WinTV Ver 6.0 that was supplied with the card.  If I download GBVR or Media Centre should I uninstall the Win TV software completely and start again with the just the card and the new software.

I haven't installed any codecs for this assuming anything I needed was in WinTV or Windows.

As far as the PC is concerned the specs on the box says 1.5 processor or faster so I thought that my Prescott P4 3.0 with multithreading enabled would be ok.  But I am not so sure about my Saphire Radeon X1550 graphics card. Should I change that to an NVidea 8660 or 9500.

Thanks for your comments

Bill


First off WinTV 6 doesn't support our DVB-T in New Zealand. This is why you get nothing.

Secondly your CPU is too slow, minimum requirements for software decoding are meduim spec dual core and even then you'll be getting close to 100% CPU utilisation. A hardware based H.264 decoder is essetnail if you want a decent picture.

Your only problem could be your motherboard, most P4 boards are only AGP whereas you need a PCIe slot to use a 8600 or 9500.

 

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  Reply # 195701 13-Feb-2009 14:17
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Thanks Psycik - Might have some GB PVR questions coming your way next.



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  Reply # 195703 13-Feb-2009 14:21
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My Radeon X1550 is a PCI-E card

Bill

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