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I have a 1600 but don't use the same software - and my analog tuner section has died. (not a big deal, it's connected to a cable box and outside antenna anyway)
From a basic troubleshooting standpoint, could it actually be a loss of signal? Have you got any real-time tuners to compare with? Converter boxes usually have signal meters.
ATSC digital signals don't give any warning of signal problems like analog does. (ghosts, snow) A general rule-of-thumb is that UHF broadcast always deteriorates over time. Probably the worst possible frequencies to use for digital TV, analog was bad enough. The 1600 does not have a very sensitive tuner either.
Could something else be locking up the PC? On mine, AVG antivirus would freeze everything when it would scan my email client, and "Backup" would halt most operations when doing a "snapshot" of the system at periodic intervals. Any access of optical drives will usually cause problems too.
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