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TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vista

  1. #1


    tbogs Guest

    TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vista

    When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and slow. When
    I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the performance
    is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv shows are
    smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Curious Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vista

    It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be sharing an
    IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using slots as
    far apart as possible.
    "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx

    > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and slow.
    > When
    > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    > performance
    > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv shows
    > are
    > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    tbogs Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner card and
    graphics card are far apart.


    "Curious" wrote:

    > It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be sharing an
    > IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using slots as
    > far apart as possible.
    > "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx

    > > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and slow.
    > > When
    > > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    > > performance
    > > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv shows
    > > are
    > > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Curious Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the connection to
    your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to your TV
    source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In any case
    you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the cards are
    close together or not.
    Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx

    > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner card and
    > graphics card are far apart.
    >
    >
    > "Curious" wrote:
    >

    >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be sharing an
    >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using slots
    >> as
    >> far apart as possible.
    >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx

    >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and slow.
    >> > When
    >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    >> > performance
    >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv shows
    >> > are
    >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    tbogs Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    I will mess around with my IRQ settings with my monitor and tuner card. My
    tuner card is towards the bottom of the computer tower and the monitor card
    is towards the top of the tower. The sound is not slow or choppy...just the
    video. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks

    "Curious" wrote:

    > You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    > In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the connection to
    > your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to your TV
    > source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In any case
    > you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the cards are
    > close together or not.
    > Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    > "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx

    > > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner card and
    > > graphics card are far apart.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Curious" wrote:
    > >

    > >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be sharing an
    > >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using slots
    > >> as
    > >> far apart as possible.
    > >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx
    > >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and slow.
    > >> > When
    > >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    > >> > performance
    > >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv shows
    > >> > are
    > >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    JW Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    Since you are not having audio problems with Live TV then it is your
    graphics card that it is not able to keep up with the video output.
    What is your CPU utilization when watching LiveTV?
    What make and model of graphics card are you you using and what make and
    model of tuner card are you using?
    "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:474C1E57-A7F5-4D3E-84D5-7606ACDFE088@xxxxxx

    >I will mess around with my IRQ settings with my monitor and tuner card. My
    > tuner card is towards the bottom of the computer tower and the monitor
    > card
    > is towards the top of the tower. The sound is not slow or choppy...just
    > the
    > video. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks
    >
    > "Curious" wrote:
    >

    >> You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    >> In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the connection
    >> to
    >> your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to your TV
    >> source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In any
    >> case
    >> you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the cards are
    >> close together or not.
    >> Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx

    >> > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner card
    >> > and
    >> > graphics card are far apart.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Curious" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be sharing
    >> >> an
    >> >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using
    >> >> slots
    >> >> as
    >> >> far apart as possible.
    >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx
    >> >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and
    >> >> > slow.
    >> >> > When
    >> >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    >> >> > performance
    >> >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv
    >> >> > shows
    >> >> > are
    >> >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    >> >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    tbogs Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    I am using a AVerMedia M791 NTSC/ATSC TV tuner card and my graphics card is a
    NVIDIA GeForce® 6150SE. I have a Gateway GM5472 Desktop Computer. I'm not
    sure about my CPU utilization...where would I find that?

    "JW" wrote:

    > Since you are not having audio problems with Live TV then it is your
    > graphics card that it is not able to keep up with the video output.
    > What is your CPU utilization when watching LiveTV?
    > What make and model of graphics card are you you using and what make and
    > model of tuner card are you using?
    > "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:474C1E57-A7F5-4D3E-84D5-7606ACDFE088@xxxxxx

    > >I will mess around with my IRQ settings with my monitor and tuner card. My
    > > tuner card is towards the bottom of the computer tower and the monitor
    > > card
    > > is towards the top of the tower. The sound is not slow or choppy...just
    > > the
    > > video. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks
    > >
    > > "Curious" wrote:
    > >

    > >> You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    > >> In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the connection
    > >> to
    > >> your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to your TV
    > >> source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In any
    > >> case
    > >> you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the cards are
    > >> close together or not.
    > >> Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    > >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx
    > >> > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner card
    > >> > and
    > >> > graphics card are far apart.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Curious" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be sharing
    > >> >> an
    > >> >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using
    > >> >> slots
    > >> >> as
    > >> >> far apart as possible.
    > >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx
    > >> >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and
    > >> >> > slow.
    > >> >> > When
    > >> >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    > >> >> > performance
    > >> >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv
    > >> >> > shows
    > >> >> > are
    > >> >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    > >> >>
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    JW Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    A 6150SE is not powerful enough to process HD programs. The minimum 6xxx
    card recommended for 1080i HD in Media Center is a 128MB 6600GT. With
    today's generation of Nvidia 8xxx chips a 8500GT or 8600GS is recommended.
    "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8E0ABFD2-3ECA-462C-BFF8-9510F0DAE59B@xxxxxx

    >I am using a AVerMedia M791 NTSC/ATSC TV tuner card and my graphics card is
    >a
    > NVIDIA GeForce® 6150SE. I have a Gateway GM5472 Desktop Computer. I'm not
    > sure about my CPU utilization...where would I find that?
    >
    > "JW" wrote:
    >

    >> Since you are not having audio problems with Live TV then it is your
    >> graphics card that it is not able to keep up with the video output.
    >> What is your CPU utilization when watching LiveTV?
    >> What make and model of graphics card are you you using and what make and
    >> model of tuner card are you using?
    >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:474C1E57-A7F5-4D3E-84D5-7606ACDFE088@xxxxxx

    >> >I will mess around with my IRQ settings with my monitor and tuner card.
    >> >My
    >> > tuner card is towards the bottom of the computer tower and the monitor
    >> > card
    >> > is towards the top of the tower. The sound is not slow or choppy...just
    >> > the
    >> > video. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks
    >> >
    >> > "Curious" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    >> >> In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the
    >> >> connection
    >> >> to
    >> >> your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to your
    >> >> TV
    >> >> source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In any
    >> >> case
    >> >> you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the cards
    >> >> are
    >> >> close together or not.
    >> >> Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx
    >> >> > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner
    >> >> > card
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > graphics card are far apart.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Curious" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be
    >> >> >> sharing
    >> >> >> an
    >> >> >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using
    >> >> >> slots
    >> >> >> as
    >> >> >> far apart as possible.
    >> >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx
    >> >> >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and
    >> >> >> > slow.
    >> >> >> > When
    >> >> >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    >> >> >> > performance
    >> >> >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv
    >> >> >> > shows
    >> >> >> > are
    >> >> >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    tbogs Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    Thanks for the help...I'll upgrade my graphics card and hopefully that will
    solve the problem.

    "JW" wrote:

    > A 6150SE is not powerful enough to process HD programs. The minimum 6xxx
    > card recommended for 1080i HD in Media Center is a 128MB 6600GT. With
    > today's generation of Nvidia 8xxx chips a 8500GT or 8600GS is recommended.
    > "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:8E0ABFD2-3ECA-462C-BFF8-9510F0DAE59B@xxxxxx

    > >I am using a AVerMedia M791 NTSC/ATSC TV tuner card and my graphics card is
    > >a
    > > NVIDIA GeForce® 6150SE. I have a Gateway GM5472 Desktop Computer. I'm not
    > > sure about my CPU utilization...where would I find that?
    > >
    > > "JW" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Since you are not having audio problems with Live TV then it is your
    > >> graphics card that it is not able to keep up with the video output.
    > >> What is your CPU utilization when watching LiveTV?
    > >> What make and model of graphics card are you you using and what make and
    > >> model of tuner card are you using?
    > >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:474C1E57-A7F5-4D3E-84D5-7606ACDFE088@xxxxxx
    > >> >I will mess around with my IRQ settings with my monitor and tuner card.
    > >> >My
    > >> > tuner card is towards the bottom of the computer tower and the monitor
    > >> > card
    > >> > is towards the top of the tower. The sound is not slow or choppy...just
    > >> > the
    > >> > video. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks
    > >> >
    > >> > "Curious" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    > >> >> In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the
    > >> >> connection
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to your
    > >> >> TV
    > >> >> source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In any
    > >> >> case
    > >> >> you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the cards
    > >> >> are
    > >> >> close together or not.
    > >> >> Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    > >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx
    > >> >> > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner
    > >> >> > card
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > graphics card are far apart.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Curious" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be
    > >> >> >> sharing
    > >> >> >> an
    > >> >> >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are using
    > >> >> >> slots
    > >> >> >> as
    > >> >> >> far apart as possible.
    > >> >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx
    > >> >> >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy and
    > >> >> >> > slow.
    > >> >> >> > When
    > >> >> >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections, the
    > >> >> >> > performance
    > >> >> >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording tv
    > >> >> >> > shows
    > >> >> >> > are
    > >> >> >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be appreciated.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Curious Guest

    Re: TV Playback slow and Choppy using Media Center on Windows Vist

    In Vista a 6600gt may not be enough since the NVIDIA XP PureVideo decoder is
    not designed to work in Vista for the same reason a 8500GT might not be
    enough.
    "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5DE72B16-E153-4F1B-AF4A-E8B8DA2B8FB6@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for the help...I'll upgrade my graphics card and hopefully that
    > will
    > solve the problem.
    >
    > "JW" wrote:
    >

    >> A 6150SE is not powerful enough to process HD programs. The minimum
    >> 6xxx
    >> card recommended for 1080i HD in Media Center is a 128MB 6600GT. With
    >> today's generation of Nvidia 8xxx chips a 8500GT or 8600GS is
    >> recommended.
    >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:8E0ABFD2-3ECA-462C-BFF8-9510F0DAE59B@xxxxxx

    >> >I am using a AVerMedia M791 NTSC/ATSC TV tuner card and my graphics card
    >> >is
    >> >a
    >> > NVIDIA GeForce® 6150SE. I have a Gateway GM5472 Desktop Computer. I'm
    >> > not
    >> > sure about my CPU utilization...where would I find that?
    >> >
    >> > "JW" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Since you are not having audio problems with Live TV then it is your
    >> >> graphics card that it is not able to keep up with the video output.
    >> >> What is your CPU utilization when watching LiveTV?
    >> >> What make and model of graphics card are you you using and what make
    >> >> and
    >> >> model of tuner card are you using?
    >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:474C1E57-A7F5-4D3E-84D5-7606ACDFE088@xxxxxx
    >> >> >I will mess around with my IRQ settings with my monitor and tuner
    >> >> >card.
    >> >> >My
    >> >> > tuner card is towards the bottom of the computer tower and the
    >> >> > monitor
    >> >> > card
    >> >> > is towards the top of the tower. The sound is not slow or
    >> >> > choppy...just
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > video. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Curious" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> You can use Google to find articles about IRQs.
    >> >> >> In any case it looks like your graphics card, the one with the
    >> >> >> connection
    >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> your monitor, and your tuner card, the one with the connection to
    >> >> >> your
    >> >> >> TV
    >> >> >> source, are trying to share a resource which is not available. In
    >> >> >> any
    >> >> >> case
    >> >> >> you can see from the connections on the back of your PC if the
    >> >> >> cards
    >> >> >> are
    >> >> >> close together or not.
    >> >> >> Is your audio also slow and choppy?
    >> >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:6A47FA53-14A3-4926-875B-B7BF2707FB57@xxxxxx
    >> >> >> > What is an IRQ? Sorry I'm not very technical. I believe my tuner
    >> >> >> > card
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > graphics card are far apart.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Curious" wrote:
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> It appears that your tuner card and your graphics card may be
    >> >> >> >> sharing
    >> >> >> >> an
    >> >> >> >> IRQ. Be sure that you tuner card and your graphics card are
    >> >> >> >> using
    >> >> >> >> slots
    >> >> >> >> as
    >> >> >> >> far apart as possible.
    >> >> >> >> "tbogs" <tbogs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> news:B650556D-3C0B-44A7-9B06-05F18F113EF5@xxxxxx
    >> >> >> >> > When I watch tv using Media Center the live tv is very choppy
    >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> > slow.
    >> >> >> >> > When
    >> >> >> >> > I explore Media Center going to the video or photo sections,
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > performance
    >> >> >> >> > is very slow and almost freezes up. Playing DVD's or recording
    >> >> >> >> > tv
    >> >> >> >> > shows
    >> >> >> >> > are
    >> >> >> >> > smooth and the quality is better. Any help would be
    >> >> >> >> > appreciated.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >>

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