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When I use the live tv option in MCE2005, My picture isn't crystal clear. If I burn it to DVD and watch a recorded tv file on a Standard TV, it looks excellent. I have an ATI X300 Radeon 128MB Video card. Not a large issue, but just wanted it corrected, if possible.

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When I use the live tv option in MCE2005, My picture isn't crystal clear. If I burn it to DVD and watch a recorded tv file on a Standard TV, it looks excellent. I have an ATI X300 Radeon 128MB Video card. Not a large issue, but just wanted it corrected, if possible.

If you're using the function thru MCE, I don't see how it's related to Roxio. If you're using the capture option thru EMC8, then, that's possible as it's always best to use the program that comes with your capture device. I don't think the card you mention is the one being used by MCE. From what little I know, most true MCE boxes have dual tuners plus a vid card. In fact, my Dell came with that same card which is a Dell version so I doubt it has a tuner version.

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When I use the live tv option in MCE2005, My picture isn't crystal clear. If I burn it to DVD and watch a recorded tv file on a Standard TV, it looks excellent. I have an ATI X300 Radeon 128MB Video card. Not a large issue, but just wanted it corrected, if possible.

 

As paul mentions, not a Roxio issue.

 

I actually get the same behaviour in MCE 2005 but as CNET says, it is better then previous versions.

 

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3672_7-5536454.html

MCE 2005's biggest challenge, however, remains TV image quality. From our early tests, we can see some improvement from past versions of the OS, but 2005 still leaves something to be desired. The picture looks good--not great--with the PC connected to a computer screen, but the prototype Media Center Extender we tested performed poorly when connected to a TV.

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Sorry to add to a non-Roxio thread here, but I have experienced the same thing.

One thing I have found helpful is to shrink the size of the Media Center window. (Click the middle buton on the upper right of the screen, then drag the lower right corner of the window up and to the left.) When the window is smaller, the picture can be much sharper. Of course, you are trading clarity for size here. Hopefully you can find a balance between eystrain from fuzz and eystrain from trying to look at a teeny-tiny picture. :)

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Sorry to add to a non-Roxio thread here, but I have experienced the same thing.

One thing I have found helpful is to shrink the size of the Media Center window. (Click the middle buton on the upper right of the screen, then drag the lower right corner of the window up and to the left.) When the window is smaller, the picture can be much sharper. Of course, you are trading clarity for size here. Hopefully you can find a balance between eystrain from fuzz and eystrain from trying to look at a teeny-tiny picture. :)

 

No need to be sorry, this chat area IS for non-Roxio issues :huh:

 

And yes you are correct, remembering that your monitor is at a higher resolution then your standard TV set, shrinking it down should help!

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If you're using the function thru MCE, I don't see how it's related to Roxio. If you're using the capture option thru EMC8, then, that's possible as it's always best to use the program that comes with your capture device. I don't think the card you mention is the one being used by MCE. From what little I know, most true MCE boxes have dual tuners plus a vid card. In fact, my Dell came with that same card which is a Dell version so I doubt it has a tuner version.

 

Opps. Sorry to mention the type of Tv tuner card that I choose with my dell. I have an Emuzed Dual Tv Tuner. :)

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It's an MCE Problem alright, especially when none of the roxio/sonic codecs are compatible with MCE 2005, and they are the only one's that can fix the compatability issue.

 

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It is a shame when I have to use something else to get full compatability, so I need two app's to do what one should do.

 

And I myself use an MCE certified dual tuner.

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