I have had a 1600 for a couple of years now and have had issues with it freezing up in WinXP Pro SP3 with the WinTV2000 software. I am using version 3.4d. I have tried other versions, including Wintv V6, 3.3b, 4.2, and 4.8a, but still have the same issue.
With OTA broadcasts (ATSC), not with the cable hookup, it will run fine for a few minutes(usually 3-5) and then the video & audio will start to stutter, and it finally just freezes the image and I get no audio. If I change the channel, the same thing will happen. The video & audio will be perfect for a few minutes, and then freeze up again.
I thought it might be a heat issue, so I bought a case fan and pointed it directly at the card, but that has not helped.
I have played around with Win7 and I do not experience the problem with MC - the card will display perfect audio and video.
I'm not quite ready to jump to Win7.
Does anyone know of any work-arounds for this? Background recordings are always fine.