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Topic # 64789 22-Jul-2010 21:19
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Hi everyone,

I've just purchased an AverTV Digi Super 007 HD TV card (PCI) with the idea of watching and recording Freeview on my PC.

I have installed the card and all the drivers.

I have also installed GB-PVR, because I like the idea of a media centre with EPG etc. It's an awesome app....

I have the card working on both GB-PVR and the bundled AverTV software, but the performance is jerky, especially on TV One, Two & Three.

C4, Maori, Prime, TVNZ6 and & 7 are ok.

I have tried different codecs (including the recommeded Nvidia MPEG-2 decoder) but nothing changes the performance issues.

What key things should I be doing to increase performance? I don't mind sacrificing a bit of quality.... is there another app which will handle my card better?

Specs:

Windows XP Pro SP2
Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
2GB DDR RAM
300+ GB HDD
ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR

Thanks!

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  Reply # 355121 22-Jul-2010 21:36
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I hate to say it but your PC is just not up to running Freeview|HD.

Your main issues are your CPU which for Freeview|HD really wants to be a dual core and your video card which needs to support hardware decoding.

Unfortunately to replace those two items you are looking at a whole new PC.

If you traded your tuner card for one that does DVB-S rather then DVB-T you would be ok with satellite Freeview.







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  Reply # 355126 22-Jul-2010 21:42
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Noooooo!!

Well, I guess I had to hear it from someone....!


Thanks for you help!



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  Reply # 355129 22-Jul-2010 21:43
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Would I be ok with a Hauppage SD Freeview stick?

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  Reply # 355215 23-Jul-2010 08:46
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No sorry with DVB-T the HD channels are only in HD there is no SD version broadcast. Your only option is DVB-S which is SD.

Of course you will need to have a satellite dish on the roof that you can connect to as well.

Maybe get your self something like a Hauppauge HVR-3000 which can do both. That way if later on you upgrade the PC you can switch to Freeveiw|HD.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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