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The picture in my Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 is absolutely horrible. I know it's not my video card (video playback there is great). But I doubt it's the cable, since it was the former modem cable and worked fine, and another connection didn't improve the quality. Anyone have any ideas?
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I've got one of these as well and noticed the picture ghosts while watching some tv channels (mostly movie channels) - I think that's the right way to describe it. I was watching a movie the other day, on a movie channel, and in the scene it was raining and the picture was almost completely blurred, it looked like complete ****e.

I was wondering if this was an issue with my 8500gt to tv connection via an svideo to component cable, or is it an issue with the tv tunner?

I should mention recorded tv/movies (at best quality - 8gbs for 2.5 hours) look a lot better than live tv.
Edited by Iconoclast - 5/30/08 at 10:29pm
    
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I noticed this as well. It's the card.

Making an educated buy on this thing is hard Almost all the reviews are great, but nobody mentioned these flaws...
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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
I noticed this as well. It's the card.

Making an educated buy on this thing is hard Almost all the reviews are great, but nobody mentioned these flaws...
That's because not everyone has flaws. Mine looks great. No problems here.
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Or maybe you just don't notice the flaws. It has ghosting, for everybody. Fact.

It's like people saying that a video looks perfect when it's far from it. Some people pay more attention to detail. Some are more critical, some are less.
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I have no ghosting. It looks good for standard cable. It's not digital or hd of course.
Edited by dhrandy - 5/31/08 at 10:51pm
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I have no ghosting. It looks good for standard cable. It's not digital or hd of course.
You're not using a digital cable set top box are you? Just running the sable directly to the tv tuner?
    
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You're not using a digital cable set top box are you? Just running the sable directly to the tv tuner?
Nope, just standard cable.
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post #9 of 12
try using dscaler
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What program are you using to veiw stuff on.I use snapstream.I highly recomand it.There is a free trial.I have a 250 haup.

There should be some kind of adjustments you can make.On snapstream this is what mine is set too.There are also updated driver's out there.For your 150.It is sort of a pain to update.


http://www.snapstream.com/download/hardware/default.asp






Usualy I need to do some adjustments to get it perfect.
Edited by Deadguy - 6/1/08 at 9:48am
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