I just built a Windows 7 HP SP1 64-bit box and installed a Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner. I encountered the following problem today:
When pausing Live TV for more than 20 min., the PC becomes completely
unresponsive and requires a hard reset. Here are the symptoms/indications:
After 10 min. a screensaver kicks in (I'm assuming this is a WMC function; lots of koala bears, etc.)
10 min. after that my LG LD550 TV kicks in with a "No Signal" screensaver.
Any attempt to regain control of the PC is lost and a hard reset must be performed.
Here are the relevant system specs:
Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme6
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
RAM: 8 GB of G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series DDR3 1600
Video: SAPPHIRE Ultimate 100289UL Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
This is a serious bug, but I'm at a loss to explain it (why I'm here, eh?
) Who's guilty? WMC? Ceton? AMD/ATI? M$ Windows 7? All of the above??? Inquiring minds want to know!
Makes my registry hack to set the pause time to 100 min. look rather foolish
Thanks in advance!
P.S. - forgot to mention that resuming playback during the WMC screensaver works, with the exception that audio is garbled until playback is paused and resumed, or a jumpback is performed (tweaked to 7s in the registry ;-)