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Windows 7: Help needed - Gray Video Output!

19 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7
Help needed - Gray Video Output!

I have a very enjoyable problem.
theres an AVerMedia-TV-Card in my pc and every time i try to watch tv with it, i only see gray, really. i can slightly see the structures of the picture, but it rather looks like looking through some gray-painted glas.

i tried to watch tv in media center then but that did not help either. i have all available updates installed. the tv-output works just fine under Vista and XP, both x64. My windows 7 installation is x64 aswell.
my hardware, i have 4gb ram, a c2q 9450 and a GTX 280. the OS is installed on a Raid1. and the mainboard is based on the P45-Chipset from intel.

anybody else encountering similar problems?

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19 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

You should change your settings in your TV card's application settings.

This is usually caused by having selected a wrong country format.
Look for settings having to do with formats like PAL-BG, PAL-SECAM, NTSC etc...

If you're in USA, you must select NTSC as your video format.
If you're outside US, you must select PAL-BG or something similar. Play around the settings and you'll figure it out.
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19 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7

well, the format was - and is - set to pal aswell as region is set to germany and under the exact same settings, the video is okay under vista. so it definately has something to do with seven.
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20 Jan 2009   #4

Vista/Windows 7

same problem with avermedia Hybrid. fine under vista.
i tried all differend drivers from, also the beta driver that allows AERO.

its not a problem with PAL/NTSC.

i worked on that the last 2 weeks, but nothing helped. thats the only reason why is use vista. i dont want to reboot for watching tv
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12 Mar 2009   #5

windows 7/xp

i'm having the same problem

board: avermedia m15c
region: brasil(pal-m)

anyone foud a solution yet?

EDIT: never mind find the solution here

PCI Analog AverTV Super 007 (M135A)

just watch out because the ini file may be diferent
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22 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7

I'm having the exact same problem with my Avermedia A700 PCI Hybrid card.
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12 Apr 2009   #7

windows 7

I found a solution on some russian blog. I am not good in russian, so it may be some missinterpretation... anyway, it worked for me:
Go to C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\AverTV\ and delete [user name].ini (make a backup in case...)
Start AverTV #New [user name].ini file will be generated
Close AverTV
Edit [user name].ini - just change lines like follows:

[AVerMedia M15H PCI Analog]

Save the file and start AverTV again.
After rescaning channels everything works perfectly.
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12 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7

Thanks, but this solution already got posted in that other thread mentioned in this thread, but it does not work for my card, sadly .
right now i am running vista with my tv-card and hope i can find some local workshop to cut some alu for my htpc and then i do not have to care about tv-cards under win7 anymore anyway. ^^
also, avermedia assured me, that working drivers will be released when win7 will get out the beta-stage. hopefully they will manage. there is not much time left and i do not know if win7 will be available over msdn Academic alliance or not. (if so, i will get it for free like the 2 win vista and the 2 win xp versions. (one x64, one x32, but the keys work under booth versions so it does not matter, and booth are professional/business-versions, so its quite cool. ^^)
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12 Apr 2009   #9

windows 7

On my Windows 7 7068
I just put in ini files this and save
I rescan the programs and its miracol all sen good
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12 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7

do you have the avermedia m135, really? or some other version?
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