I'm getting frustrated now...\n\nI've spent the last couple hours or so trying to figure out how to get all\nmy different boxes (VCR, CDplayer, Cable boxes, MCE PC, etc...) all wired up\nfor the best, non wife confusing setup that I can, dealing with a major\ndesign flaw in the Hauppauge PVR-500 card. During this time I was enjoying\nthe MCE PC - skipping commercials, letting the music files load up in the\nbackground... It was all going sooooo sweet.\n\n....and then...\n\nOne of my recordings started. I got the little popup asking to change\nchannels and I clicked OK. It switched as it should and all was well. I\nhopped into the guide to see what else was on later and I noticed that the\nguide is very slow to page up or down a few hours into the future.Oh well, I\ncan live with this for the time being. I jump back to the TV to try and\nwatch the channel as it's being recorded... Hrm... Can't play the show from\nthe "recorded programs". I guess that makes sense since it's still being\nrecorded. I try to go to Live TV and it looks like it's starting, but the\nscreen is just black? WTF??? What is being recorded? Now I don't know if my\nshow is recording fine and I can't see it, or if my show is being recorded\nas a black screen. I decide to stop the recording and then try and play it\nto see just what it was doing. It stops... I go to the recorded programs and\ntry to play - Nope! "Decoder Error - Either the decoder is malfunctioning or\nnot installed" ...CRAP... So I exit MC and restart it - same error... I\nrestart the PC... same error... I shut down completely for 5 minute and\npower up... CRAP... SAME ERROR?!?\n\nSo, what just happened here??? It was working so perfectly before my\nscheduled show started to record. I had nothing else running except MCE -\neven automatic updates are turned off.\n\n- Videocard is an HIS Radeon 9550 256meg 128bit AGP card with VIVO. Latest\nATI MCE drivers installed.\n- Capture card is a Hauppauge PCR500MCE with the cable box connected to\nSVideo in.\n- HDD has LOADs of room on it\n- 512meg of memory installed\n- I've installed the NVidia decoder (why not try it for 30 days - everyone\nsays it's great)\n\nI did try and reload the NVidia decoder again with no change. Changed\nresolutions from 800x600 to 1024x768 (Not the easier to read 8 point text\non!) All the DirectX tests pass without a problem.\n\n.... now I'm stumped. What happened? and more importantly, How do I fix it???