So in my last few posts about Media Center I talked about reducing bottlenecks in the system etc. On Friday last I bit the bullet and decided to get a Western Digital 200GB SATA 150 Drive and as part of the upgrade, decided to flash the BIOS to the newest I could.
Once it was complete I noticed that Media Center was having some real problems with picture breakup and artefacts all through the screen! Couldnt believe it!
So I checked my power supply thinking that if its too low, maybe im starving the TV tuner card of its rightful power. 250W? Dont think so Jim....So I bought a nice new 500W silent power power with power filtering etc to make sure it was all well protected etc. Wow - who would have thought a power supply would make a speed difference! Made the whole system faster but still didnt fix my picture glitches and artefacts. Everything was pointing to the BIOS Flash I did. So I checked the user guide for the TV tuner card for help. It recommended four settings to change in the BIOS.
On my machine, it didnt have the first and the third setting in it - so I applied the other two. Wahoo! All the glitches are gone. Everything is right in the world...
I like Media Center and Ive done a few posts on it now. I am running Vista's Media Centre version now