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post #3241 of 4758
Problem with WMC TV recording: I'm hoping someone has some experience with, and a fix for this problem. I've successfully assigned four tuners from a PCIe Ceton tuner to a client running WMC. Live TV works fine and time shifted recording playback appears to work too. The problem occurs when I try to record live TV I'm watching. When I hit the record button WMC crashes with the error message: "Video Error Files needed to display this video are not installed or are not working correctly. Restart Windows Media Center or restart the computer". Note that despite the crash the show will record but it is no longer viewable via live TV. When I switch to other channels via live TV they can be watched.

I restarted both WMC and the PC separately but the crash reoccurs. Any idea what's causing this and how to fix it? Outside of this the rest of the network-based Ceton/WMC appears to work properly.

Basic tuner client specs:
  • CPU/GPU: Intel i5 3570k
  • 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
  • 3570K video driver downloaded and installed directly from Intel's website ~ 3 weeks ago.
  • Mobo is a Asrock ATX with Z77 chipset
  • Power supply is a 460W fanless Seasonic
  • Storage for recordings is up to 1TB from a 10TB logical drive via Flexraid.


Thanks.
Edited by elockett - 7/8/12 at 4:57pm
post #3242 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by elockett View Post

Problem with WMC TV recording: I'm hoping someone has some experience with, and a fix for this problem. I've successfully assigned four tuners from a PCIe Ceton tuner to a client running WMC. Live TV works fine and time shifted recording playback appears to work too. The problem occurs when I try to record live TV I'm watching. When I hit the record button WMC crashes with the error message: "Video Error Files needed to display this video are not installed or are not working correctly. Restart Windows Media Center or restart the computer". Note that despite the crash the show will record but it is no longer viewable via live TV. When I switch to other channels via live TV they can be watched.
I restarted both WMC and the PC separately but the crash reoccurs. Any idea what's causing this and how to fix it? Outside of this the rest of the network-based Ceton/WMC appears to work properly.
Basic tuner client specs:
  • CPU/GPU: Intel i5 3570k
  • 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
  • 3570K video driver downloaded and installed directly from Intel's website ~ 3 weeks ago.
  • Mobo is a Asrock ATX with Z77 chipset
  • Power supply is a 460W fanless Seasonic
  • Storage for recordings is up to 1TB from a 10TB logical drive via Flexraid.
Thanks.

I'd recommend you start by upgrading to the newest video drivers, and remove any codec packs you have installed, if you have any.
post #3243 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by erickotz View Post

I'd recommend you start by upgrading to the newest video drivers, and remove any codec packs you have installed, if you have any.

It's ironic you suggest this: I was ready to deploy the HTPC this morning in spite of the flaw when I discovered that the system drive (a SSD with maybe 72 hours of actual use) crashed overnight.mad.gif Thus I will easily have the chance to follow your advice. I did not have any third-party codec packs installed but did have another media center running (J.River). I sincerely hope JRMC is not the culprit but I'll check for newer Intel drivers first and forsake installing JRMC until I try a greenfield deployment with WMC alone.
post #3244 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by elockett View Post

It's ironic you suggest this: I was ready to deploy the HTPC this morning in spite of the flaw when I discovered that the system drive (a SSD with maybe 72 hours of actual use) crashed overnight.mad.gif Thus I will easily have the chance to follow your advice. I did not have any third-party codec packs installed but did have another media center running (J.River). I sincerely hope JRMC is not the culprit but I'll check for newer Intel drivers first and forsake installing JRMC until I try a greenfield deployment with WMC alone.

An update on this for those who are interested: I did reinstall the OS and WMC yesterday on a new SSD (I'm 99% sure the old SSD is faulty as it would consistently disappear without warning within 24 hours of installation), and found the problem with WMC TV crashing when trying to record live TV. The cause was not what I expected. I was recording to a pooled drive array via Flexraid and this was the culprit. Once I changed the recording target for WMC TV to a regular internal SATA drive, live TV recorded without incident.

Because I don't want to potentially introduce any new recording or playback problems with WMC, when I install J.River Media Center I'll ensure it is not associated with any Windows audio or video file types.
post #3245 of 4758
i might hold out for the 6 Tuner Q box.
post #3246 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkateZilla View Post

i might hold out for the 6 Tuner Q box.

A viable option for sure, but in my case the problem may well have repeated with a Q server. The aforementioned problem with Flexraid occurred on a client, not the tuner server.

A Q should be easier to implement than building the functional equivalent from scratch as I did, but spinning your own does have some advantages:
  • The ability to assign specific tuners to specific clients. Some won't care about this feature but with the hdhomerun prime I was (and still am) concerned about the potential of running out of tuners if some of the clients were operated by visiting tuner hogs.
  • Two extra tuners (assuming a dual PCIe system) plus the potential to add more with proper hardware on the host PC.
  • With proper host hardware choices the flexibility to use the server in different ways. For example, my tuners are in a full sized, rack mounted, yet essentially empty box so there's plenty of room and processing power for expansion if I ever wanted the host to serve other/additional roles in the future.


Though I only have one client deployed at present (will expand to two in a few days) the system overall is now stable and works well. It is very cool that to deploy encrypted cable throughout the house all I need now are moderately powered clients with co-located ethernet jacks. smile.gif
post #3247 of 4758
Why did my weak single problem with tbshd go away after i replaced my old 1.5 tb sata drive with a 3tb sata 6 harddrive?
Was my old hard drive to slow for tbshds copy protection?
post #3248 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post

Why did my weak single problem with tbshd go away after i replaced my old 1.5 tb sata drive with a 3tb sata 6 harddrive?
Was my old hard drive to slow for tbshds copy protection?

Don't have the answer to your particular question, but I have been battling with Ceton "TV signal is too weak" for over 5 months. Had a ticket open with Ceton, and they could not figure anything out with the logs.

Everything would work after start up, and then a few days later, sometimes a week, I would get "weak TV signal" or "no TV signal" for certain channels. I have tried low pass filters, I have tried different splitters, nothing would work until I rebooted. Then it would work again for a few days.

I have recently noticed that one of the case fans started to make noise, and I replaced it with a new fan with a higher CFM rating. So, far, 2 weeks in, there has been no issues. I am not sure if it was the power draw, or the heat (Ceton was reporting 42-46°C before and after reboot), but it seems to be working.

Perhaps Ceton tuners are sensitive to power and/or temperature? And by you replacing one drive for another changed that?
post #3249 of 4758
I always seemed to get weak signal errors whenever my recording drive got down to about 30GB free space left... ever since I scheduled a task to automatically move recordings I haven't had any problems but I always thought it was a coincidence. .
post #3250 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by elockett View Post

A viable option for sure, but in my case the problem may well have repeated with a Q server. The aforementioned problem with Flexraid occurred on a client, not the tuner server.
A Q should be easier to implement than building the functional equivalent from scratch as I did, but spinning your own does have some advantages:
  • The ability to assign specific tuners to specific clients. Some won't care about this feature but with the hdhomerun prime I was (and still am) concerned about the potential of running out of tuners if some of the clients were operated by visiting tuner hogs.
  • Two extra tuners (assuming a dual PCIe system) plus the potential to add more with proper hardware on the host PC.
  • With proper host hardware choices the flexibility to use the server in different ways. For example, my tuners are in a full sized, rack mounted, yet essentially empty box so there's plenty of room and processing power for expansion if I ever wanted the host to serve other/additional roles in the future.
Though I only have one client deployed at present (will expand to two in a few days) the system overall is now stable and works well. It is very cool that to deploy encrypted cable throughout the house all I need now are moderately powered clients with co-located ethernet jacks. smile.gif


it depends right now, as if I was to build a tuner box, I'd just build a normal PC and make sure its quietly and nicely cooled with enough HDD space and Ram to be a Tuner/Server Box.
I can careless about small form factor and fancy HTPC Cases, as it would prolly sit right next to the older TV in my parents house and feed the other PC's Via Network and HDTV Via Xbox 360 Extender.
I'd Also have to hook it directly to a Non-HD TV, If i Have a VGA output I can Prolly wire up a VGA-> Component Cable. and Use 3.5mm Stereo to RCA Cables i have in a box.

Problem is that the Cards are still $200 a pop for a 4-tuner, and most of the places I order from are out of stock for the PCIe version,
The Q runs a 6 Tuner, whether or not 6 tuner cards hit the market or not I dont know, but I'd prefer 6-Tuners

I've also read, if I wanted to I can Wipe the Ceton Q Box and Re-Install Windows 7 Using my own License and software settings,

So A Cheap Case, Min. 500w PSU, FM1 Mainboard w/ VGA Output, AMD APU, 16GB of RAM, 1.5/2.0 TB HDD, Cheapo DVDRW, and Ceton 4 Tuner would Go $600-$700

The Q is Already known to be 6 Tuners, 2 TB, WMCenter, BluRay,

If the Q 6-Tuner Box is Cheaper or around that price, I'd go with the Pre-Fab unit, and use Xbox 360's or Their Echo's as Extenders via Home network.
post #3251 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueiedgod View Post

Don't have the answer to your particular question, but I have been battling with Ceton "TV signal is too weak" for over 5 months. Had a ticket open with Ceton, and they could not figure anything out with the logs.
Everything would work after start up, and then a few days later, sometimes a week, I would get "weak TV signal" or "no TV signal" for certain channels. I have tried low pass filters, I have tried different splitters, nothing would work until I rebooted. Then it would work again for a few days.
I have recently noticed that one of the case fans started to make noise, and I replaced it with a new fan with a higher CFM rating. So, far, 2 weeks in, there has been no issues. I am not sure if it was the power draw, or the heat (Ceton was reporting 42-46°C before and after reboot), but it seems to be working.
Perhaps Ceton tuners are sensitive to power and/or temperature? And by you replacing one drive for another changed that?

I was having the same "Weak or no signal" problem every once-in-a-while. My drop signal levels were marginal but within spec. (There is a several-dB variation in levels from channel-to-channel.) Tuner temperatures as reported by Ceton were just fine. I don't know this, but it almost seems as if Media Center "Latches" to this state if a signal momentarily drops below some threshold. (It could also be a InfiniTV thing, who knows.)

Anyway, I added a Motorola BDA-100 single-port drop amplifier and have not seen the problem for over a month now (it was happening several times a month before). Another month or two with no "Weak signal..." messages, and I'll start to begin to wonder if I fixed the problem.
post #3252 of 4758
New PCie Infini4 in a PC Express slot
Motorola MTR700 tuning adapter
Windows 7 x64 computer (passes digital cable test)
Brighthouse cable

Followed Ceton's instructions to the letter, but can't get WMC to configure the tuners. It will SEE them during "Examining TV Signals" 3 out of 5 times. but when I hit "next" to configure the Ceton tuners, a message informs me that the cablecard device has stopped working. Reinstall drivers, restart computer and try again.

Ceton Diag tool shows everything green checked with the exception of "InfiniTV is not configured for use with Media Center..."

Firmware 1.1.7.2
Hardware 5124

The only other issue is that the Tuning Adapter's front panel light flashes yellow. Manual says that means it can't talk to the mothership.

I've tried installing the Ceton with and without the TA. If WMC does see the Ceton, it still fails as above.

one more thing: computer still has a Hauppauge 2250 hooked to an antenna. WMC sees that whether it sees the Ceton or not.

Thoughts? Much thanks.
post #3253 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

New PCie Infini4 in a PC Express slot
Motorola MTR700 tuning adapter
Windows 7 x64 computer (passes digital cable test)
Brighthouse cable
Followed Ceton's instructions to the letter, but can't get WMC to configure the tuners. It will SEE them during "Examining TV Signals" 3 out of 5 times. but when I hit "next" to configure the Ceton tuners, a message informs me that the cablecard device has stopped working. Reinstall drivers, restart computer and try again.
Ceton Diag tool shows everything green checked with the exception of "InfiniTV is not configured for use with Media Center..."
Firmware 1.1.7.2
Hardware 5124
The only other issue is that the Tuning Adapter's front panel light flashes yellow. Manual says that means it can't talk to the mothership.
I've tried installing the Ceton with and without the TA. If WMC does see the Ceton, it still fails as above.
one more thing: computer still has a Hauppauge 2250 hooked to an antenna. WMC sees that whether it sees the Ceton or not.
Thoughts? Much thanks.

If you are using any antivirus/firewall software other than Windows Firewall, uninstall (not disable) it and try again.
post #3254 of 4758
Nope. Windows Firewall. AVG is my anti-virus.

UPDATE: Went ahead and paired the CableCard with the cable company. Had to to get the Tuning Adapter happy. Pairing was successful, tuning adapter is happy.. WMC still doesn't see the Ceton card.
post #3255 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Nope. Windows Firewall. AVG is my anti-virus.
UPDATE: Went ahead and paired the CableCard with the cable company. Had to to get the Tuning Adapter happy. Pairing was successful, tuning adapter is happy.. WMC still doesn't see the Ceton card.
What subnet is your home network?
post #3256 of 4758
Subnet? Router says: 255.255.224.0 ..for the LAN it says 255.255.255.0
post #3257 of 4758
Please post the output of "ipconfig /all"
post #3258 of 4758
The WMDRM Pairing is "Red", but I can still watch channels through the Ceton tuner. I thought that "red" was not good, but getting channels is good. Do I need to worry about this?
post #3259 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sea3 View Post

The WMDRM Pairing is "Red", but I can still watch channels through the Ceton tuner. I thought that "red" was not good, but getting channels is good. Do I need to worry about this?

If WMDRM pairing is red, you will not be able to get high valid (CCI >0x00) content. If you are not using windows media center, this is expected. If you are using WMC, this can be normal in certain instances.
post #3260 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Nope. Windows Firewall. AVG is my anti-virus.
UPDATE: Went ahead and paired the CableCard with the cable company. Had to to get the Tuning Adapter happy. Pairing was successful, tuning adapter is happy.. WMC still doesn't see the Ceton card.

I had a lot of problems with the Ceton tuner becoming non responsive when using AVG. Removing AVG and switching to Security Essentials from Microsoft cured the problem.
post #3261 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by erickotz View Post

Please post the output of "ipconfig /all"


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DRDON-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : twmi.rr.com
local

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-72-BF-8B-65
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C6-CB-38-75-61-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : twmi.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-CB-38-75-61-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::402a:f205:274c:d089%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.186(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:09:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 22, 2012 9:42:11 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::dc83:d5ec:1714:eed1%11
192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 230738744
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-CB-FD-98-F0-4D-A2-3A-8E-DB
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : twmi.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-4D-A2-3A-8E-DB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::dc83:d5ec:1714:eed1%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.195(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:09:39 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 22, 2012 9:09:39 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 250629538
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-CB-FD-98-F0-4D-A2-3A-8E-DB
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ceton InfiniTV Network Device
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-2C-FF-FF-FF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fc40:4c7e:2b57:a6bf%28(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.200.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:28:16 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:28:15 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.200.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 469770796
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-CB-FD-98-F0-4D-A2-3A-8E-DB
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:280f:23b:51ab:1164(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::280f:23b:51ab:1164%19(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.twmi.rr.com:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : twmi.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.local:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
post #3262 of 4758
Had near-success after removing the Hauppauge card. WMC got all the way through setting the Ceton up.. then lost it. Rebooted and got a live picture ..for about 2 seconds. WMC no longer sees the Ceton tuner and neither does Ceton's Diagnostic Tool.

Restarting one last time, then it all comes out.

Open to suggestions.
post #3263 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Had near-success after removing the Hauppauge card. WMC got all the way through setting the Ceton up.. then lost it. Rebooted and got a live picture ..for about 2 seconds. WMC no longer sees the Ceton tuner and neither does Ceton's Diagnostic Tool.
Restarting one last time, then it all comes out.
Open to suggestions.

Have you tried uninstalling AVG and trying it without it? It appears AVG does not like Ceton for some reason. I personally use Microsoft's Security Essentials and I have no problems. Also, just as a test, turn off your Windows Firewall. IOW, remove all the potential variables of the Ceton being blocked and try it.
post #3264 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by erickotz View Post

If WMDRM pairing is red, you will not be able to get high valid (CCI >0x00) content. If you are not using windows media center, this is expected. If you are using WMC, this can be normal in certain instances.

Is CCI = 0 copy freely? I'm using WMC with Comcat Digital Starter, so I might not be seeing a problem for the content I've viewed.
Could the problem be related to replacing my Netgear(Realtek) NIC with an Intel NIC? Is there a simle remedy or should I submit a support ticket?
post #3265 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

Have you tried uninstalling AVG and trying it without it? It appears AVG does not like Ceton for some reason. I personally use Microsoft's Security Essentials and I have no problems. Also, just as a test, turn off your Windows Firewall. IOW, remove all the potential variables of the Ceton being blocked and try it.
Will do, though I've yanked it out and reinstalled my Hauppauge cards since there are things I need to record, today. Will give it a go if I get time next weekend, most likely.

Windows Firewall showed that it was allowing access to the Ceton. Will disable AVG next go 'round.
post #3266 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sea3 View Post

Is CCI = 0 copy freely? I'm using WMC with Comcat Digital Starter, so I might not be seeing a problem for the content I've viewed.
Could the problem be related to replacing my Netgear(Realtek) NIC with an Intel NIC? Is there a simle remedy or should I submit a support ticket?
Copy freely is CCI 0x00. The NIC will be unrelated to this.
post #3267 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoMoTBCs View Post

I was having the same "Weak or no signal" problem every once-in-a-while. My drop signal levels were marginal but within spec. (There is a several-dB variation in levels from channel-to-channel.) Tuner temperatures as reported by Ceton were just fine. I don't know this, but it almost seems as if Media Center "Latches" to this state if a signal momentarily drops below some threshold. (It could also be a InfiniTV thing, who knows.)
Anyway, I added a Motorola BDA-100 single-port drop amplifier and have not seen the problem for over a month now (it was happening several times a month before). Another month or two with no "Weak signal..." messages, and I'll start to begin to wonder if I fixed the problem.

I added an amp as well a couple weeks ago. While my signals were fairly good (-12db was the absolute worse I would see, but 36 SNR) I would have occassional issues.

With the amp, I have never had a failure to tune, or get signal errors or other goofball blue screen messages.

Another thing I noticed, I don't get that single line pixelization on the copy once channels that I used to get.

Of course now that I wrote that, I expect something odd to happen now. smile.gif
post #3268 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Guebert View Post

I had a lot of problems with the Ceton tuner becoming non responsive when using AVG. Removing AVG and switching to Security Essentials from Microsoft cured the problem.

I had a problem like this when I was using McAfee. I got rid of it--at the advice of Ceton--installed Security Essentials, and POOF! Problem solved. (Ceton uses Security Essentials on their machines.)
post #3269 of 4758
My PCIe Ceton had been running without any significant problems for several months. I have a centralized HTPC with a wired network connected to four Xboxes throughout the house. Recently channel changes were becoming increasingly longer, and live HD channels and recorded HD shows were increasingly having a lot of lag and jerking.

At the same time, I was having to continually reset my Belkin Wireless Range Extender because I was losing wifi signals surfing the Internet. This began happening more and more.

My problems resolved when I unplugged my Belkin Range Extender. I hope that this might help someone who is having the same problem.
Edited by 1992lee - 7/22/12 at 5:45pm
post #3270 of 4758
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoMoTBCs View Post

I had a problem like this when I was using McAfee. I got rid of it--at the advice of Ceton--installed Security Essentials, and POOF! Problem solved. (Ceton uses Security Essentials on their machines.)
AVG replaced by MS Essentials. Still won't see the tuner. Spent a good part of yesterday trying everything under the sun with Ceton on the phone. The "Collect Diagnostics" tab of the Diagnostic Tool continually stops at 3/4 complete. That's where it hangs.

Ceton says the fact I've had Hauppauge cards in this machine might be what is keeping it from installing. Even with them out, however, there are issues.

Every reboot...
Ceton's standalone Diagnostic Tool will see the tuners.
Then I launch WMC and go through setting up the TV signal.
WMC reports that it can't find any tuners connected.
At that point, the Ceton standalone tool suddenly can't find them anymore, either.

Baffling. Two days and I still can't get it to work.
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