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I have just installed a new Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600. Evertying went well, but in many of the OTA HD channels in Cincinnati, I am getting a black checkerboard around a squeezed image in WinTV2000. Some channels are perfect. I have not tried other programs yet to see what they do. Anyone see this before? The image is smooth and clear, but the image is squeezed to 1/4 of the screen and garbage for the rest of it.


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i just bought the same card, and was experiencing the exact same problems


i tried the latest WinTV2000 Hybrid, and it didn't help at all


the only way i was able to get rid of the "checkerboard" effect and weird AR, was to turn off HW acceleration


regardless, i uninstalled all the WinTV junk except for the Hauppauge drivers and started using Beyond TV....everything is working much better now
 

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I corrected this problem by running Primary.exe found in the install directory. Check force primary. No more checkerboard. I also installed zoomlayer pro vs 5. It has a 30 day free trial. The frame rate is now perfect. No jitter. It also lowered my CPU usage from 99% to about 30%. The WinTV player is horrible.\\

Rockon Cincy HDTV

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I corrected this problem by running Primary.exe found in the install directory. Check force primary. No more checkerboard. I also installed zoomlayer pro vs 5. It has a 30 day free trial. The frame rate is now perfect. No jitter. It also lowered my CPU usage from 99% to about 30%. The WinTV player is horrible.\\

Rockon Cincy HDTV

Tp

Good to see another Cincinnati local here. Joined in 2002 and only have 6 posts...lots of reading over the years.


Yeah, that is what tech support fo Hauppauge told me as well. Just not worth it in the end. MCE does fine.
 

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Sorry to dig up this old topic, but I am experiencing the same problem. I get the error whenever I set Primary to do VMR (works on all other modes). The weird thing is that 2 HDTV channels actually work with VMR (ABC and Fox), but the others have that checkered error. It all worked fine when I had a nVidia 6800gt. I had to RMA that card and received a 7600gt as a replacement and that's when the problems started. This leads me to believe that there must be some driver issue with the 7600gt. I really need VMR because all the other modes use a lot of CPU and have bad frame rate. Anyone know if there are any driver settings I can adjust to get VMR to work on all channels?
 
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