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HVR 1600, PVR 150 & Divco FusionHDTV5 Conflict?

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June 7, 2007 10:42:33 PM

Here are my system specs I'm not sure what is really needed. If more info is needed I'll provide.
Case: Ultra Aluminus (ULT-31825)
Mobo: Asus P5W DH Deluxe/Wifi-AP Bios v.1901 (Jan. 24, 2007)
PSU: Xion 600W (XON-600F14T-201)
CPU: Intel Pentium D 805 (HH80551PE0672MN)
CPU Fan: Zalman 9700 LED 110mm
GPU: Sapphire x1950PRO (100176L) ATi CCC v.7.5
RAM: Patriot eXtreme (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PDC22G6400LLK) 4-4-4-11Tras-15Trc 267.6MHz
HDD(OS): Segate 250 GB ST3250823AS
HDD(Storage): Raid 2x Samsung 500GB (HD501LJ500GB)
Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1600 (1178) Driver v.3.4b (Apr. 23, 2007)
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 (1140) Driver v.2.7 (Jan. 15, 2007)
Divco FusionHDTV5 RT Gold Driver v.3.62.01
Case Fans: 2x Apevia 120mm (CF12SL-UBL)
OS: Windows MCE 2005 with Service Pack 2 & all of the latest Updates installed.

I built this HTPC mostly for my wife (and I wanted it to play Oblivion and I will eventually upgrade to E6600). So my issue is that MCE crashes daily. MCE will "lock-up" when trying to delete a previously recorded show just finished. MCE will "lock-up" when changing channels (OTA to cable). Manual reset required. Microsoft It would be nice if an event report was generated, but there isn't one.

When this first occurred I stopped OC'ing to eliminate any overheating problems. Now I don't have any reason to believe that this is temperature caused with - CPU (stock) average 25 C, and GPU (stock) average 52 C.

I suspect that the tuner cards are not playing nicely with each other, but I have no evidence.

Any suggestions would be great. I want to get this fixed once and for all so my wife can get her TV back (and I can stay out of the doghouse).
June 8, 2007 7:45:42 AM

How long have you had these problems? Up until recently?According to the "Green Button forums" alot of those recent updates can cause your Media Center to have nothing but problems,like being unable to record some content you could record before..and other myriad of BS(trying to push Vista's MCE implementation) F*** that!
It's pretty possible that there is a hardware conflict as I do not have the tuner cards you have (interested in that Divco FusionHDTV5 RT you have though,)I remember reading there (TGB)that there were some compatibility issues with that particular card.
How is that Happauge pvr 1600? read some problems with that particular card was having also.
Try system restore first and uninstall those questionable recent updates. and Defrag your harddrives also
hope this helps a little.TGB used to be alright(hah) but some of those people have their heads far up M$'s ass.since those Microsoft reps.started hanging out there.try not to get too sick of "We'll look into it"run around BS :twisted:
there are some pretty cool and knowledgable folks there too .sorry could'nt be more help to you.
June 9, 2007 3:34:24 AM

Thanks for your response.
Problems have existed since Sept./Oct. 2006. The frequency of crashes has significantly increased in the past 3 months (but so has the usage).
I have pulled the PVR-150 & Fusion cards out. It seems that the system is stable, with the exception of "Authentication failed at decoder" error, but pressing ok 4 times and the channel is displayed. Personally, I like the HVR-1600. It is equal to the Fusion card in OTA signal strength and does analogue just fine, oh it also does unencrypted digital over cable.
My current plan is to add the PVR-150 next and if it is stable, then I will add the Fusion card.
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