Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South Eastern Wisconsin
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For some reason, whenever I watch or record TV through Media Center, it looks washed out. Everything seems a little grayer. But when I watch TV through my HDHomerun's Quick TV, the picture looks much better. Colors looks right; not washed out. The HDHomerun's Quick TV much closer resembles what it looks like if I watch TV directly through my TV, without using my computer. I should also point out that I watch MKV's through MPC-HC, and they always look fantastic; no complaints about color there.
Here's my setup: I am using GreenEyez' HTPC Software GUIDE for Windows 7 Media Center. I used the "MKV Playback using MPC-HC as an external player" part of the guide. As per his guide, I'm using FFdshow as my preferred audio decoder in mpc-hc.
I have 2 dual tuner HDHomeruns attached to my PC. I have an antenna attached to a splitter, feeding my TV, and my 2 HDHomeruns. The HDHomeruns are connected to my Gibabit switch, which is connected to my computer.
My pc has a i7 930 cpu, an ATI 5870 graphics card, 6 GB of DDR3 memory, and an Asus P6X58D-E motherboard. I have an hdmi cable running from my graphics card to my receiver, a Denon AVR 3808ci. From the receiver, I have an hdmi cable running to my TV, a Samsung LN-T4071 LCD.
If anyone knows how I can improve the image quality of Live TV in Media Center, so that the colors aren't washed out, I would greatly appreciate it. If this is a problem that can't be fixed, then what are the alternatives to Windows Media Center 7? I would need a program that will let me record High Def TV and record a TV series with a season pass. It will need to work on Windows 7 64bit. I don't want to use Linux.
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