Originally posted by frederic
I have a problem with my ATI HDTV card.
It works for a few minutes (variable) and then freeze the PC. The picture is stuck and the PC is non responsive.
When I watch HDTV the CPU is very busy - close to 100%. Could this be the problem?
Has anyone else seen this problem?
- MCE 2005.
- Athlon XP 1700
- 512 mem
Yeah, Frederick, your computer looks to be underpowered, or, marginally capable of delivering HD tv.
Remember, we are talking about high resolution video, and video files are the most demanding kind of files a computer can process.
This is a mistake that a lot of people make. They believe that they can use marginal pc parts or left over parts, and try to get away with doing it on the cheap.
I say, think of a MCE 2005 with the HDTV Wonder as a high performance computer system, and design the system with that in mind.
In addition, before doing a system with OTA HD tv in mind, before buying or building the system, the first step is to analyze the antenna requirements, that is, determing the proper antenna and the proper direction to point it. If you can't figure out a reasonable antenna configuration, forget a computer for doing OTA HD tv.