I just upgraded my HTPC to an i3 with integrated graphics. I also upgraded my receiver to an avr591 with HDMI.
But now the screen is blinking on me. The blinking isn't usually a problem in media center proper, but if I am looking at the desktop, Netflix, or Internet TV it's pretty unbearable, it'll blink and then it'll be fine for 10 seconds, 30 seconds, and then it'll blink again. Several times it has gotten to the point where the screen will just go black and not return. I'm just not sure where to begin troubleshooting this issue.
Since upgrading the receiver, I have had a different problem with playing video. On several occasions when i turn on live TV, video will play, but the audio will stutter and repeat about 1 second of audio over and over (like, if the first word said when I started watching was 'hello', then it would just stutter 'hello, hello, hello....'), and that would go on for about 10 seconds and then a media center error will come up that says media center does not have the appropriate decoder for the video, restart media center. The only fix for this that I have found has been to reboot the computer and turn the receiver off and on again.
I was really hoping that this upgrade would be the pinnacle for Media Center for me, but these problems have really got me discouraged. Any advice or direction you could provide would be appreciated.
Just a couple of other points, this issue does not manifest if I run HDMI right from the HTPC to the TV, only when I have the receiver in there. I'm running the latest drivers for the intel HD graphics, and my resolution is 1080p. When I installed the core i3 I did a fresh install of windows, and the only codec I installed was haali.
Any help you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.