Computer freezes when playing live TV

By technoheckno
Oct 7, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I'm running Vista premium 64 bit with the latest upgrades installed and have been trying to watch TV ( display to Sony TV attached via HDMI cable) through the installed media center but after about 30 minutes the picture freezes, the sound becomes a crackling noise and the computer won't respond to any controls so I have to do a hard reboot. When I look through the Windows log files I can't find any error that seems to be associated with this 'event' apart from a message saying there was an unexpected shutdown. I've updated drivers for display, sound, tv card, as well as the Vista upgrades/fixes. In the absence of any clues, I wondered if this could be something to do with the 'power saving' schemes?
    Thanks in advance for any help.

    The computer details are:
    processor : AMD Phenom 11 x4 940 300ghz
    Ram 4GB
    M/board: Asus M4N78
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS250 1GB
    Soundcard: Creative SB XFI
    TV card: KWorld PC 60-2T
    O/S Vista Home Premium 64-bit service pack 2
    TV : Sony KDL40V4000
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