I've been VERY happy with my current gaming HTPC build. Everything is working well and humming along and I'm thrilled.
The one downside, though, as compared to my old cable box provided by TWC is the picture quality. It simply isn't as good now through the HTPC with the cable being brought in through the HDHomeRun Prime and cable card and watched through WMC.
At first it was REALLY bad, but I found that I had to change the levels to 0-255 and that made the image look better (before there was no contrast and everything was washed out).
What I'm seeing badly now is a lot of artifacts-I would say it is like macroblocking or compression artifacts. They are strongest in the shadows. It's pretty awful. Even my girlfriend, who can't tell the difference between BluRay and DVD, said something.
Any idea on how I could improve the image quality?
I'm recording with a HDHomerun Prime, Windows 7 Ultimate, via Cable Card tuner and Tuning adaptor from TWC. Playback is in WMC, obviously. Video card is Nvidia GTX 680, output via HDMI.
Edited by GrantMeThePower - 4/6/13 at 10:24pm