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post #3931 of 4207
jcr74--

Currently, I know of no way to protect an in-progress capture from inadvertent MyHD app exit. Seems to me that this would be a good feature.
post #3932 of 4207
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

jcr74--

Currently, I know of no way to protect an in-progress capture from inadvertent MyHD app exit. Seems to me that this would be a good feature.

just to add on to this, may already know it, but there most functions are disabled during capture that prevent from the capture being interrupted, excecpt for power off.

i can't think of a reason, just writing it...
post #3933 of 4207
I have a MyHD 120 & daughterboard for sale. PM me for details.
post #3934 of 4207
When you change resolution in MyHD, where is the information stored? I wonder if I can automate the process. I frequently change from 1280 x 1024 to 1280 x 720 and back again. If I could write a little utility (e.g. a batch file or something that would edit my registry), it would save me a few mouse clicks. TIA.
post #3935 of 4207
You can use the keyboard shortcuts shown here: MyHD Keyboard Shortcuts At the bottom of the list, the resolutions are listed and you can go straight to the one you want.

- Mike
post #3936 of 4207
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Originally Posted by miimura View Post

You can use the keyboard shortcuts shown here: MyHD Keyboard Shortcuts At the bottom of the list, the resolutions are listed and you can go straight to the one you want.

- Mike

Thanks. So, it says:

Select a resolution by a number.

1. 1920x1080I

2. 1280x720P

3. 720x480P

4. 720x480I

5. 1440x1080I

6. 1024x768P

7. 1360x768P

8. 1280x1024P

9. 800x600P

10. 864x480P

It is the shortcut for Config Panel/AV Setup/Video Resolution.
Ctrl+Shift+#

The number it refers to would be "8" for 1280 x 1024, so I would toggle between 2 and 8.
post #3937 of 4207
Does anyone know of a way to get the sound output to work that's on the back corner of the card? It would be better to use that for recording instead of the wave output with all the Windows clicks and beeps in it but there is no sound there even though it's turned it on in the Config Panel.
I don't mean to be nit picking but since the card never worked before until I got the newest ver. 1.66.0.1 software I'm just trying out everything now and there's no sound unless the PC soundcard is selected.
post #3938 of 4207
Steve--

That connection is working. It only provided output from the analog stations. You can turn off all windows sounds in the Windows control panel.

If you want digital TV sound output independent of your PC soundcard, connect to the S/PDIF jack on the MDP and route it to an A/V receiver.
post #3939 of 4207
Hi everyone! I bought a 120 about a month ago and have been waiting to get a new video card in before installing it just to help everything work nicely. In the meantime I have been reading everything I can about it, and stumbled upon this thread. I got to page 13 so far and yesterday I put in the video card (NVIDIA e-GeForce 6200 le) and put the MyHD 120 in there. All the wild problems and technical blather, I wonder if I am in over my head. Most of you are going to think I am crazy, but really the main reason I got the card was so I can hook my VCR up to my computer, and support another monitor! I never really watch TV, but the more I learn about this thing I think I am going to start to use it for TV too. I use my computer as my stereo, and my DVD player, and what I want to do is to be able to run a monitor and speakers into my bedroom and watch DVD's and surf the web and everything in there. I want my main monitor and my bedroom monitor to display the exact same thing. I am beginning to see that the VGA out on the MyHD is just to show what MyHD is playing. You can't surf the web or anything like that from that VGA out can you? So, I tried the two monitor thing with my NVIDIA card. It worked fine, but the MyHD content only showed on the primary monitor! Also, I get audio from the VCR, but not from the Antenna. I used a regular jumper from the MyHD to the Sound Card (Soundblaster Audigy) because the one that same with MyHD had a couple weird extra leads that were not explained in the booklet. Hmm.
At any rate, at this point I am not really looking for answers. I just spent a couple hours messing with it yesterday, and I imagine I can tweak out some of my issues. I just wanted to say hi and thanks for such an informative forum. I'll go back to page 13 not and try to catch up!
Thanks,
David
post #3940 of 4207
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Originally Posted by mandatefun View Post

I'll go back to page 13 not and try to catch up!

Your time would be best spent reading the MetaFaq thread and Cliff's Notes (you'll see a link in the meta faq). A large fraction of this thread might be old software issues, which are no longer of much value.

--Dale--
post #3941 of 4207
mandatefun, it looks like you've figured out the monitor situation but still have issues with the sound. The 120 doesn't put out audio except on the digital jack and through the PC sound card so you have to find a way to work around that limitation.
It would have been nice if they had provided an output for stereo sound but I don't think anyone in Taiwan ever tried the card to see if it even worked before they released it since the software wouldn't even work for the first few years so I guess we are lucky to get any sound at all, but you can split it off the speaker output from the sound card and get all the beeps and boops from Windows or use the digital output to run to a stereo amplifier that has a digital coax input and let the amp decode the audio to provide stereo.
post #3942 of 4207
stevec50--

You're genuinely confused. The MyHD comes from Korea and its software worked reasonably well and was rock solid from day one (which was why Cliff Watson liked the product so much). Its sw has been enormously improved since that time, primarily in its ability to deal with the myriad different (mis)interpretations of the DTV specs in the U.S.
post #3943 of 4207
Anyone know where to find a DVI card for the MDP-120 or how to adapt the DVI card for the MDP-130 for use with the 120?

I checked with DC and they said the DVI card for the MDP-130 is not compatible with the MDP-120 because the pinout is different.
post #3944 of 4207
Maybe you asked DC the wrong question? Last I knew, they had some MDP-120 DVI cards too. Did you check on that and find them gone?
post #3945 of 4207
Hi Everyone, thanks for the replies. I got the sound to work fine. I think I am just going to get a VGA splitter so my two screens will show the same thing. I am just starting to fool around with the TV stuff. I got a $20 antenna from Circuit City, and some channels I get fine, some are kinda staticy like a normal TV that isn't getting a good signal, and some of the channels are pixily and kinda burp and stutter. I am wondering if the signal is fine on these and somehow my computer is choking on them. I am running:
WinXP Home SP2
a Dell 4550 2.5Ghz
with 1Gb Ram

Seems like it should be good enough, at the same time I am running my PC-cillin antivirus (it is always on but not scanning while I was watching TV), and LM Remote KeyMap to run my Firefly Remote.

This is big fun though! Honestly, I have snuck this whole thing together while my fiancee is out of the house. I don't want her to see it crash, burp, or otherwise suck. I want to get it to work good when I unleash it so she will buy in and not say to heck with it, give me my TV! We are about to buy a house and so I can get a rooftop antenna soon (Does that help a ton? Recommendations?).

One problem I have had with my remote is, I have programed it so when hit the TV button it executes MyHD.exe and waits 500ms and then hits the key that selects ANT1. Seems like that would do the trick but instead it crashes my computer. Any ideas? Maybe the wait is too short. I hate to crash my computer over and over troubleshooting. Oh yeah, I haven't updated to the latest driver either, I need to do that. Well, wish me luck, and enjoy your tube!
post #3946 of 4207
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Maybe you asked DC the wrong question? Last I knew, they had some MDP-120 DVI cards too. Did you check on that and find them gone?

DC is out of them.
post #3947 of 4207
I have a bit of an odd problem. I've been using my MDP-120 successfully for a couple of years. On rare occasions I've had to re-scan.

A few weeks back one of my local stations with sub channels started to get the programming for 7-1 on 7-2. A blank screen on 7-1. I have another tuner (not-myhd) in my other computer and the channel selections remained purfect.
The primary content is on 7-1. 7-2 generally has a weather map and minor programming. When I tried to view my 7-1 recordings they were blank. I re-scanned and it fixed the real-time channel surfing. My 7-1 recordings are still blank.

Any ideas on this one. Even though I can moved recorded content around, this is my preferred display/tuner/playback-software combination
Thanks,
Mike Cocorochio
post #3948 of 4207
Mike, what MyHD app and driver are you using?
post #3949 of 4207
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Mike, what MyHD app and driver are you using?

I seem to be using MyHD ver 1.66u (from about).
Looks like this, and the driver, were installed from 1.66E1

If there are newer stable versions, where can I find it?

Also, after I rescanned I did recreate my problem captures to no avail.

Thanks,
Mike Cocorochio
post #3950 of 4207
The current release is 1.66.1. Find the link in the sticky MDP-130 MetaFAQ thread. I believe that one of the patches in the new driver fixed your issue.
post #3951 of 4207
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

The current release is 1.66.1. Find the link in the sticky MDP-130 MetaFAQ thread. I believe that one of the patches in the new driver fixed your issue.

TPeterson,
Thanks for the suggestion and quick responses. Unfortunately, this did not seem to help. I even rescanned the channels just in case. When I record that one channel, I get a file of the appropriate size for the amount of time. This file has no video or audio content. In some cases it freezes the playback software/computer.

Is this ever a symptom of a hardware issue?

Thanks again.
Mike Cocorochio
post #3952 of 4207
What does TSReader say about the file? Please attach here the HTML "export" report with "all" subsections.

P.S.: Not likely a hw issue but rather your local station has found a new way to "break" their transport stream.
post #3953 of 4207
TPeterson
Here is TSReader file for problem of playing back recording on this one channel, hope I did this correctly.

Another experiment that I tried was using VideoRedo to convert to mpg.
Worked fine, wish I thought of that on sooner.

Thanks,
Mike Cocorochio

 

wed_test.zip 105.765625k . file
post #3954 of 4207
Thanks for posting the report. I didn't realize that you weren't aware of subchannels in recordings.

In your existing recordings, you can use the SUB-CH button on the remote during playback to select the program from the file that you want to view. Or you could check the box in Capture Mode Detail Options saying "capture subchannel only", in which case your (smaller) files will only contain the subchannel of interest.
post #3955 of 4207
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Thanks for posting the report. I didn't realize that you weren't aware of subchannels in recordings.

...you can use the SUB-CH button on the remote during playback to select the program from the file that you want to view. Or you could check the box in Capture Mode Detail Options saying "capture subchannel only", in which case your (smaller) files will only contain the subchannel of interest.

I'll admit I had no idea what that button was for.
I've recorded and watched many shows with subchannels. 100% of the time I wanted to watch the -1 program and it would play back just fine. This is a similar case. I want to watch the -1 channel, but it didn't display anything. (I'm not able to try the MyHD just now). Also my Zoom player just choked on the file, and that never happened before.
I do like the idea of limiting the recording to the proper sub-channel if it will save space.
When I have a chance to get to my turner again I will try the playback with the button.

Thanks for the explanation,
Mike Cocorochio
post #3956 of 4207
TPeterson,

Now that I've completed my 'subchannel 101' course, I tried a few experiments. It gets better, but something odd is happening on that channel.

1. Played by the original full file - sub channel button had no effect, no picture or sound
2. On another Channel with subs - did the same thing, button worked as you described, thank you
3. Changed recording mode to 'subchannel only' - on other channels worked fine, on problem channel worked fine, thanks again

Since I don't see a downside (upside is smaller files) to leaving device in this mode, it seems to cure my immediate problem. But I really think there is some issue with my local channel 7 if the full ts file still gives both of my playback devices trouble.

Thanks again,
Mike Cocorochio
post #3957 of 4207
Yes, if the SUB-CH button doesn't present you with a menu of program streams in the transport stream file, there is a problem with its PMT/PAT structure and you may be able to get the station to fix it if you alert them to your problems.

Can you select the two programs that have video in that file using H2M (HDTVtoMPEG2--the misnamed TS editor)?
post #3958 of 4207
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Originally Posted by mcocorochio View Post

I have a bit of an odd problem. I've been using my MDP-120 successfully for a couple of years. On rare occasions I've had to re-scan.

A few weeks back one of my local stations with sub channels started to get the programming for 7-1 on 7-2. A blank screen on 7-1. I have another tuner (not-myhd) in my other computer and the channel selections remained purfect.
The primary content is on 7-1. 7-2 generally has a weather map and minor programming. When I tried to view my 7-1 recordings they were blank. I re-scanned and it fixed the real-time channel surfing. My 7-1 recordings are still blank.

Any ideas on this one. Even though I can moved recorded content around, this is my preferred display/tuner/playback-software combination
Thanks,
Mike Cocorochio

Hi mike

I'm having the same problem ( NBC Boston channel 7) The air2pc card has no problem with this station, the myhd just does not work( blank screen). Did you find a work around?

--G
post #3959 of 4207
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Originally Posted by mcocorochio View Post

TPeterson,


3. Changed recording mode to 'subchannel only' - on other channels worked fine, on problem channel worked fine, thanks again

Hi

Hmmm I'll have to check, I thought I was already in subchannel only, but I'll look tonight

And a very big tip of the hat to TP for the pointer to this thread... thank you Terry

--G
post #3960 of 4207
I still say that the best course is to complain to WHDH about their bum TS.
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