So I've got a weird little issue. I've got an HTPC built with Win7 Home. I run a Hauppaugge WinTV 2250 (dual tuner) running through WMC. It runs flawlessly, but for one time period... every Sunday from 7pm Mountain until 9pm. What happens is that shows that are recorded get pixelated and cuts out throughout the programs. Here is how things are set up:
C: is a 256MB WD Blue for OS only
D: is a 2 GiB WD Green for DVR only
E: is a 3 GiB WD Green for backup/playback of my personal movies, home movies, music, etc.
4 Gib of RAM
Now, I know its a tuner issue because I will can go to other TV's throughout the house and the picture is perfect. However, the entire HTPC interface is sluggish.
Playback of recorded movies is flawless, but recorded on the DVR is choppy.
Hard Drive usage is normal, no peaks or thrashing.
Memory usage of WMC is approaching 700MB and increases.
I've tried to see if there is some sort of scheduled event, but I can't find anything. However, if I restart the system, everything works well.
Advice? And I won't be going to XBMC or anything. My wife has learned WMC, and it will be staying forever.