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    TV Tuner & Channel Frame rate...

    I have a Leadtek WinFast DV2000 TV card & using the WinFast PVR Tuner/capture software.
    I have tuned many TV channels, but even though the picture & colour quality is great & the motion is synchronized with the audio, the channel frame rate seems to be just a bit slower & sluggish, compared to a real TV.
    It’s not terrible but the motion isn’t as natural as my real TV.
    I live in Europe & all tuned channels are PAL.

    I checked the settings of the card & software, but I didn’t find any option to fix this.

    My system:
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    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Do you mean jurky or lots of lines when there is movement going on?

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    Make sure overlay is enabled - often the cause of dropped frames.

    Also make sure youve got the realtime recording/playback turned off. I forget what its called - where it can for example, record an hour program, and you can start watching it 10 mins later, before it finishes.. that usually slows it down a bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealrocks
    Do you mean jurky or lots of lines when there is movement going on?
    Hhmm..
    I would say Jerky.
    What do you mean lines, static?

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    monitor refresh rate?

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    100HZ

    I also tried it at 60HZ but it's still not smooth.

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    Lines I ment like when people move the picture breaks up into lines. nm if its actually jurky ... I'd check your overlay is enabled.

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    Sounds like an interlacing issue?
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    I just checked.
    Yes overlay mode is enabled & there is another option: "Closed Captioning" which is not checked.

    But they're both "grey" & can't change them even if I wanted to?!

    Hhmm...?

    Also "time shifting quality setting" is set to optimal quality.

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    "time shifting" is what I was refering to. Turn it off...
    all it does is pre-record it to hdd, so you can watch it bck while its still recording.
    You say its set to optimal quality, this likley means worse quality, possibly at a lower frame rate - which would explain the jurkyness..
    Also it uses a lot of cpu time to encode to mpeg/mpeg2 on the fly - which is also very likley to cause it.

    Overlay is a method of writing stuff to video memory. You want it on

    closed captioning is like with teletext set to chan 888, with the captions, iirc.

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