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post #1 of 5 Old 09-28-2006, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I got a TV tuner card, PowerColor Theater 550 Pro, and I got it working without any problems. I am running it along with my Nvidia 7600gt. But the picture isn't the best when recording from TV and I see on the box that it came with that it has a 3d Comb Filter, Anti-Aliasing Filter, and noise reduction. But I haven't been able to find those options to activate them. I first tried the most up to date driver and then I tried the driver that came with the card but I still can't find any menus to activate these options. I also installed Catalyst Center and but it only pics up my Nvidia card, not the Powercolor 550 pro. I checked the Drivers for devices in Device manager and I can't see that card installed anywhere, only in 'Sound, Audio, and Game Controllers' do I find an ATI driver but it is for streaming. I know the card is installed properly on the system because it works fine and CyberLink and GB-PVR both detect the card. Any suggestions on where I might enable the 3D Comb Filter, Anti-Aliasing Filter, and the noise reduction for this card? Judgeing by the qaulity of tv recorded programs, I don't think they are enabled.
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Isn't there an ATI control panel that gives you the option?
What are you using for your interface?

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Well, the only ATI control panel that I know of is the Catalyst Control Center but I think it is for VGA cards only because it only picks up my Nvidia 7600GT(even though the PowerColor 550 pro is installed).
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Hi,

Go to the ATI site and follow the links to drivers. Along with the latest drivers for the 550/650 they have a new control panel (IE different and seperate than the CCP for vid cards) available for download that is specifically for these cards. I was only able to play with it for a few minutes late last night, and it does look somewhat rudimentary, but it should give you what you are looking for.

PS: Make sure you download and install the Visual C++ patch before you install the control panel!

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Yep...it all worked. I really had to search for the icon to the menu....instead of sending a shortcut to the desktop it had to goto Windows Control Panel.

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