Which TV Card / Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by davidpmiller, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. davidpmiller

    davidpmiller Guest

    I have recently had numerous problems with the Hauppauge 150 and Asus NVIDIA
    FX5200 (post on this board). I have been unable to get any tv pictures in
    colour to either a monitor or tv (using a coax input).

    I have now decided to return the two items and get alternatives. Could
    anyone advise on a combination that may work successfully utilising a coax
    analogue input (NTL South Wales)?

    davidpmiller, Jan 5, 2005
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  2. davidpmiller

    Adam Hearn Guest

    I use an nVidia FX5200 so that's not the problem. I suspect that it's
    perhaps the DVD decoder that's not working/configured badly in your system?
    Which DVD decoder are you using? Is it one from the supported list? It's not
    an expired trial or anything is it?
    Adam Hearn, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. I was using two Hauppauge 250's as well as the Nvidia FX5200 without any

    Now I'm trying the NVTV and media center is clueless about it...

    Looks like I'm going to have to go back to the Hauppauge cards and return
    this if I can't get around these problems...
    JDThree [MVP], Jan 6, 2005
  4. davidpmiller

    davidpmiller Guest


    I have tried the NVIDIA DEcoder and PowerDVD, both failed..

    davidpmiller, Jan 6, 2005
  5. the fx5200 and nvtv are working fine for me, i loaded up the encoder that
    came with the tuner card also had the free trial one from the nvidia site.
    preston maxwell, Jan 6, 2005
  6. davidpmiller

    Adam Hearn Guest

    Hi David,

    Is that failed as in they both continue to produce a black & white picture
    (greyscale I assume!)

    Cheers, Adam
    Adam Hearn, Jan 7, 2005
  7. davidpmiller

    davidpmiller Guest


    Unfortunately yes, just greyscale.

    davidpmiller, Jan 8, 2005
  8. davidpmiller

    Adam Hearn Guest

    Are you sure you've got your DVD and system to play PAL instead of NTSC.
    From memory I think NTSC signals come out as grey if output to a PAL
    device. I can't verify this though as my DVD only plays R2 media and I've
    not bothered to hack it to play my very limited collection of R1 DVDs!
    Adam Hearn, Jan 8, 2005
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