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Old 05-02-2012, 07:36 PM
MattHelm MattHelm is offline
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New HD-PVR, washed out colors

All,
I just bought a new HDPVR when my old one died. I think it was working fine until I installed 1.7.1.30059 drivers. Now, the video it records are very washed out on most channels. (best example I can give, is an outdoor scene that was suppose to be desert was basically all yellow in the back ground)

BTW, this might be my cable box.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 PM
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Are you sure that all three RCA connectors of your component cables are attached properly from the cable box to the HD-PVR? It sounds like there could be a bad connection in one of them. Try watching live TV and unpluggin one at a time. If nothing changes when you unplug one of the then there is a bad connection - hopefully a badly seated cable and not a bad connection in the HD-PVR or cable box.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:25 AM
Dargason Dargason is offline
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The latest drivers require manual setting of the contrast, brightness, etc.

There's info and some good settings here: http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49290

I'd give more info myself but I should probably be on my way to work...

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dargason View Post
The latest drivers require manual setting of the contrast, brightness, etc.

There's info and some good settings here: http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49290

I'd give more info myself but I should probably be on my way to work...
Thanks, guess my search-foo wasn't working well last night. That's what I need. I'll give it a try tonight. (Weird I didn't have problems before this)
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:13 PM
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I do it through sage.properties (shut down the service first). They appear in two places for each encoder's properties. Here is one HDPVR and the numbers I'm happy with:

mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/available_channels=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/brightness=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/broadcast_standard=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/contrast=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/device_name=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/hue=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/last_channel=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/provider_id=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/saturation=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/sharpness=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/tuning_mode=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/tuning_plugin=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/tuning_plugin_port=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/video_crossbar_index=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/2/0/video_crossbar_type=2
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/available_channels=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/brightness=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/broadcast_standard=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/contrast=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/device_name=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/hue=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/last_channel=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/provider_id=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/saturation=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/sharpness=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/tuning_mode=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/tuning_plugin=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/tuning_plugin_port=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/video_crossbar_index=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/3/0/video_crossbar_type=3
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/available_channels=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/brightness=126
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/broadcast_standard=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/contrast=58
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/device_name=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/hue=130
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/last_channel=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/provider_id=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/saturation=57
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/sharpness=128

mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/tuning_mode=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/tuning_plugin=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/tuning_plugin_port=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/video_crossbar_index=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/5/0/video_crossbar_type=5
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/available_channels=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/brightness=126
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/broadcast_standard=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/contrast=58
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/device_name=192.168.1.89
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/hue=130
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/last_channel=237
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/provider_id=29436723221
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/saturation=57
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/sharpness=128

mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/tuning_mode=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/tuning_plugin=D\:\\Program Files\\SageTV\\Common\\DirecTVTuner.dll
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/tuning_plugin_port=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/video_crossbar_index=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/90/0/video_crossbar_type=90
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/audio_capture_device_index=-1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/audio_capture_device_name=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/audio_capture_device_num=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/audio_processor=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/capture_config=1050624
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/default_device_quality=Best-H.264
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/delay_to_wait_after_tuning=4000
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/device_class=DirectShow
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/dshow_tv_type=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/encoder_merit=4
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/encoding_host=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/forced_video_storage_path_prefix=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/last_cross_index=0
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/last_cross_type=90
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/live_audio_input=
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/never_stop_encoding=false
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/video_capture_device_name=Hauppauge HD PVR Capture Device
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/video_capture_device_num=1
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/video_encoding_params=Best-H.264
mmc/encoders/-1674637831/video_processor=

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:15 AM
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Thnk you pollypro! just upgraded my sage TV server to Windows 8 64 bit and the 1.7.1.30059 drivers were way off. Your settings look real good. Appreciate it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:50 AM
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Yes, also wanted to express my thanks for posting these settings. Also upgraded to the latest HDPVR drivers as my two boxes had become unstable. The new code seems to have improved stability, but the color settings were way off -- these ones above have things as good as new.
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