This thread attempts to consolidate links to frequently asked questions and index them so the information is easily found. So as not to become too cluttered, the purpose of the first post is not to answer questions directly, rather to point you at the answers to popular questions already asked and answered in other posts.
So as too keep this thread somewhat clean, please consider deleting your posts after your concerns or suggestions have been addressed. Also if you plan on discussing an issue at length, please use another thread or the main MDP-130 thread and post here only after everything has been resolved. If you happen to be a MDP-120 user please use the main MDP-120 thread.
For this thread to be successful, it needs "buy in" from the helpful MyHD community. As such, any suggestions on improvements or what contents to include as well as how to organize the content would be greatly appreciated.
In addition next time a user asks a common question that has been asked before, instead of asking them to do some research, do the search yourself one last time for a post that does a particular good job answering the question and post the question and answer (or link to answer) in this thread so it can be indexed and all future questions can then be responded with RTFF (Read The F'in FAQ)
Thank you for your help and remember, this thread will only be as successful as the community makes it.
I will start off with a simple framework and will also index any information in the digital connection FAQs.
A.1 Where is the Digital Connection MyHD FAQ?
A.2 Where is the latest driver? ( 18.104.22.168 is most current )
A.3 How do I play DVDs?
A.4 MyHD vs FusionHDTV5
A.5 Poorman's Power Options (How to configure reliable hibernate)
B.1 Debugging audio video problems (dropouts, pixelation, stutter, etc.)
B.2 How do I center the picture or adjust overscan?
B.3 How many MyHD cards can I use in one PC?
B.4 In what way can MyHD interact with DVICO Fusion?
B.5 Minimum system requirements for .tp streaming and HD recording
B.6 Digital Connection MyHD connection diagram
B.7 What kind of video card should I use with MyHD?
B.8 My TV only has component inputs. How do I use MyHD and also view PC desktop?
B.9 Will MYHD work with Windows 2003 server?
B.10 Why does MyHD default to My Documents when I try to add files for playback?
B.11 My physical QAM channels don't match TitanTV. How dow I map them correctly?
B.12 My audio/video are out of sync when playing DVDs but are fine when playing files. What's going on?
B.13 I can't get DVI output from the daugthercard to produce a picture. What is wrong?
B.14 How do I bootup to full MyHD with MyIRC and in the correct order?
B.15 What video formats does MyHD "HD"/Fullscreen mode support?
B.16 MyIRC remote control doesn't work (Windows Vista discussion)
B.17 Why doesn't MyHD find all non-encrypted channels on my digital cable?
B.18 I can't see the MyHD control panel but it shows up in Alt-TAB
B.19 How to get MyHD running on Windows Vista
C.1 Where are the BDA drivers? How do I use with MCE?
C.2 MDP-130 product features/specs
C.3 Since MyHD can't be used as a tuner for other apps, in what ways can it coexist with MCE, SageTV, BeyondTV, MediaPortal, etc.?
C.4 What QAM (SD or HD) stations will the MDP-130 pick up from my cable company?
C.5 Can I use the MyHD to output NTSC signals to my old TV while I save up for a HDTV?
C.6 Does MyHD record DirecTV? No.
C.7 Why doesn't MyHD support H.264 encoding?
D.1 Should I use MyHD to record analog?
D.2 Why does my video stutter only when recording or playing back QAM channels?
D.3 I recorded one show and another show plays back instead.
D.4 When I scan for channels no analog stations are found.
D.5 Can I connect my STB to the DVI input of the daughtercard and record HBO?
D.6 Why is the recorded file so large? How do I record a single subchannel instead of all the subchannels when I capture a Transport Stream with MyHD?
D.7 How do I start watching a show 30 minutes after it starts so I can skip over stuff I don't care about (ie commercials)?
D.8 How do I start MyHD tuned to a particular channel?
D.9 Why are the recorded files split into segments? What Size Do I Use in the Capture Custom Field?
D.10 How do I do a Season Pass? Can recurring recordings be made easier?
D.11 My PC doesn't wake up fast enough and I miss the first minutes of the show (see new version of MyIRC)
D.12 How do I get sub channels to display in my channel list?
D.13 Can I Fast Forward Instead of Skip Forward? What Are Optimal Skips?
E.1 HyperThreading, multi-processor, dual-core disables certain features (DVD, firewire, etc.)
E.2 Why won't my computer boot after I install the MyHD card?
E.3 Video tends to pixelate, audio is fine (possible abnormal DTS offsets causing MyHD buffer overflows)
E.4 What is the menu sloth bug?
E.5 MyHD channel scans currently limited to RF125/801MHz - FIXED - now scans to RF135/861MHz
E.6 I get a popup titled "MyHD_Eng" with the message “Failed to create empty document”. How do I fix this?
E.7 MyHD OSD palette corruption (OSD uses strange colors)
E.8 I'm seeing recordings with the zero-byte ( 0-byte) problem, what do I do?
E.9 How do I configure WinXP/2K to use single CPU in dual core, HyperThread, etc. system?
E.10 How can I restart MyHD/MyIRC on a scheduled basis to increase reliability of recordings?
E.11 What should I do if recording NTSC but no audio present?
F.1 Where can I find the online PDF manual (why can't I read certain sections)?
F.2 List of keyboard shortcuts
F.3 How do I configure MyHD to record VBR (variable bit rate) instead of CBR (constant bit rate)?
F.4 What OTA ATSC channels does my area receive?
F.5 How Do I Make DVD's from MyHD Recordings?
F.6 List of MyHD command-line options
F.7 MIT September 2005 Corporate Roadmap
F.8 MyHD video levels are 16-235/240 per SMPTE-274M standard.
F.9 Analysis of MPEG-2 bitrate and picture quality (rebuttal to Richard Swank's claim that 16Mbps is plenty, even for Olympics)
F.10 MyHD (TL880) linux driver development page
F.11 How to read MyHD software version #s
F.12 How to get MyHD to record with .ts instead of .tp extension?
F.13 How do I edit the virtual channel #s to match the cable channel #s?
F.14 What are MyHD's output resolutions?
F.15 Pinout diagrams (VGA) (DVI) (HDMI)
G.1 syncoffset (documentation)
G.2 scansetup (documentation)
G.5 TSReader Lite (Features) (Download) (Readme)
G.7 Video Lan Client (VLC)
G.8 dr1394 mpeg-2 transport stream test patterns
G.9 Cliff Watson EPG addon for MyHD
G.10 Blank epg.mdb (in case yours gets corrupted)
G.11 MyIRC 22.214.171.124 (new version with registry adjustable wakeup advance interval)
G.12 VideoDTSOffset fix
G.14 MDP-120/130 device upgrade for JP1 remotes
G.15 New MyHD.exe 1.66 from CW_EPG beta test project