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WinTV-T-500 Pixelated screen.

When I start up my WinTV all is well until I go to view a channel. All the channels are pixelated and you can't make out anything. The sound is fine. This is a recent problem. I have disconnected everything to do with WinTV and reconnected/reinstaled WinTV from the disc and still it comes back pixelated. It all worked fine until last night. Can anyone help please

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. It was fine on Friday, when I last used it, and then this morning it was pixelated. Anyone have any idea?

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Could be a Ram or Cpu issue. I had a similar problem with ocsasional pixelated picture & discovered my Ram was faulty ( due to overclocking). I replaced the Ram & that fixed the problem.
After another overclock attempt I started getting the same issue as before & realised this time that It was my Cpu causing the issue. By adding a little more voltage to my Cpu the problem was fixed.
This is just to illustrate that the Problem is likely to be a Ram or a Cpu issue, if all else fails. The tuners are heavilly reliant on Ram & Cpu, so any short falls in either can result in an imperfect picture.
Hope that helps...

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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