ChrisTV Standard History
Version history for ChrisTV Standard shows you how often it was updated over the past months (starting Mar 11, 2005) as well as 'what is new' information for each update (if available, since this information provided by the author).
v 6.35 updated on Sep 05, 2016
Version 6.35 - Improved support for Windows 10. - Improved the recording, scheduler and timeshift features on Windows 8. - Fixed frequency tunning issues on Windows 7 and 8 for some TV cards. - Fixed sound initialization on Windows 8 x64.
v 6.30 updated on Nov 02, 2015
Version 6.30 - Improved support for Windows 10. - Improved the recording, scheduler and timeshift features on Windows 8. - Fixed frequency tunning issues on Windows 7 and 8 for some TV cards. - Fixed sound initialization on Windows 8 x64.
v 6.20 updated on May 25, 2015
Version 6.20 - Improved support for Windows 8.1 update 1. - Improved the recording, scheduler and timeshift features on Windows 8. - Fixed frequency tunning issues on Windows 7 and 8 for some TV cards. - Fixed sound initialization on Windows 8 x64.
v 6.10 updated on Dec 02, 2014
Version 6.10 - Improved support for Windows 8.1 update 1. - Improved the recording, scheduler and timeshift features on Windows 8. - Fixed frequency tunning issues on Windows 7 and 8 for some TV cards. - Fixed sound initialization on Windows 8 x64.
v 5.62 updated on Mar 15, 2011
Version 5.62 ( 24 February 2011 ) - Improved support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
v 5.55 updated on Jun 28, 2010
Version 5.55 ( 22 June 2010 ) - Improved the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices. - Improved broadcast feature support for some capture devices. - Improved support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
v 5.51 updated on Mar 22, 2010
Version 5.51 ( 18 March 2010 ) - Small fixes and improvements for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
v 5.50 updated on Dec 30, 2009
Version 5.50 ( 23 December 2009 ) - Added support for Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) for better performance and image quality under Windows 7 and Windows Vista. - Added Timeshift support for Windows 7. - Fixed image default settings problems under Windows 7 and Windows Vista. - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.41 updated on Nov 03, 2009
Version 5.41 ( 23 October 2009 ) Improved support for Microsoft Windows 7 RC. Improved FFDShow support for MPEG Hardware Encoding TV cards with Live Preview mode enabled. Improved sound mode settings for Hauppauge PVR cards. Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.40 updated on Sep 10, 2009
Version 5.40 ( 11 August 2009 ) Improved support for Microsoft Windows 7 RC. Improved FFDShow support for MPEG Hardware Encoding TV cards with Live Preview mode enabled. Improved sound mode settings for Hauppauge PVR cards. Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.30 updated on Mar 13, 2009
Version 5.30 ( 12 February 2009 ) - Added support for Microsoft Windows 7 beta. - Fixed background recording channel change issue for some software encoding TV cards. - Improved broadcast feature support for some capture devices without a TV tuner. - Fixed sound initialization for some tv cards when using normal video renderer. - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.25 updated on Dec 12, 2008
Version 5.25 ( 18 November 2008 ) - Improved the Timeshift engine for some capture devices. -Improved the Broadcast feature for TV cards without MPEG hardware encoder. -Minor optimization in the scheduler module. -Fixed video rendering problems for some TV cards. - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.20 updated on Apr 29, 2008
Version 5.20 ( 24 April 2008 ) - We are glad to announce that starting with version 5.20 of ChrisTV PVR Professional you can broadcast your favorite TV shows, Movies, radio stations to your friends through local networks and through internet. - We have improved support for Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. - Fixed FFDShow settings load on ChrisTV launch. - Improved channel automatic scan for some TV cards. - Fixed zoom settings load issue that appeared in some cases under Windows Vista. - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.10 updated on Oct 29, 2007
Version 5.10 ( 17 October 2007 ). . - We have added a new major feature to the recording module: Set Recording Length (shortcut key ALT-C) . This feature is . very useful when you manually start a recording and you can not stay near your computer till your favorite show ends, so just . set the desired recording duration and ChrisTV PVR will take care of your recording. - ChrisTV Sleep Timer feature has been improved, now you can configure the sleep timer to : Close ChrisTV, Shutdown . the Computer, Activate Standby Mode or Activate Hibernate Mode. - Added the option to activate the TimeShift mode on ChrisTV PVR start. . - Added support for TitanTV - TV Listings. You will be able to add scheduled recordings directly from TitanTV website. . - Improved Zoom feature and fixed zoom settings load issue that appeared in some cases. . - Fixed background recording initialization problems that appear on some TV cards with MPEG Hardware Encoder. . - ChrisTV PVR launch time has been optimized. . - Improved the recording filename validation for tasks added from TV-Browser and TVgenial. . - Confirmation balloon hint will be displayed after a recording scheduled task from TV-Browser, TitanTV or TVgenial has been . successfully added. . - Minor improvements and optimization in the scheduler module. . - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 5.05 updated on Jul 09, 2007
Version 5.05 ( 26 June 2007 ). . - Added Audio/Radio Background Recording Mode to ChrisTV PVR Professional. . - Fixed background recording initialization problem when "Use advanced rendering mode" was enabled. . - In some cases AVI and Radio recording settings did not load properly for scheduled recordings with preview. . - ChrisTV Agent checks more frequently for the next task, to prevent recording failure when the first scheduled task takes . place in more than 20 hours. . - Optimized ChrisTV PVR launch time. . - Improved and optimized the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices. . - Fixed some recording settings for some MPEG hardware encoding TV cards. . - Other small fixes and improvements. .
v 5.01 updated on Apr 26, 2007
Version 5.00 ( 9 March 2007 ). . - Multituner support (in Professional version only): You will be able to use up to 4 (four) video capture devices with ChrisTV . PVR. This feature will allow you to watch your favorite TV channel using 1 TV card and record another channel(s) with the . other TV card(s) that you have installed on your PC. . - Background/Silent recording: ChrisTV PVR will record your favorite TV show in background with no video/sound preview, . minimized in systray. Feature available for Hardware MPEG Recording, Software MPEG Recording and AVI Recording. . - Timeshift Quality presets: You will be able to choose your favorite Timeshift Quality settings to save diskspace or have best . quality from 4 presets : Best (video bitrate 9600 KBits/sec), Good (video bitrate 6400 KBits/sec), Normal (video bitrate 4800 . KBits/sec) Low (video bitrate 3000 KBits/sec). . - Trayicon feature: Have instant access to your channels list and main settings by a simple mouse click on ChrisTV trayicon. . Also you can minimize ChrisTV to the systemtray next to your clock. . - Capture Devices Status Window (in Professional version only): Keeps you informed regarding the status of each video . capture device that you have installed and configured to work with ChrisTV PVR. You will be able to change the preview . from one device to another device and stop recording at any time (background recordings or recordings with video preview). . - Improved support for Microsoft Windows Vista. - Sound Settings Window lets you configure easily what sound mixer should ChrisTV use and you can choose the playback . and recording sound settings. . - ChrisTV PVR Scheduler has been improved and optimized to work better and detect conflicting scheduled tasks. . - PVR Recording settings have been reorganized. You will be able to access the recording settings and create/customize . recording profiles from ChrisTV PVR main application and ChrisTV PVR Scheduler window. . - ChrisTV Agent has been optimized to work with more than one TV card. . - ChrisTV PVR Wizard has been improved so you can configure easily your TV card or other video capture device. . - You can add LivePreview Mode support in your ChrisTV Lite by activating the "Add-On Plus 3" Package. This option is . available for TV cards with MPEG Hardware Encoder : Hauppauge PVR 150/500, Hauppauge HVR 1300, ATI Theater 550 . PRO and others. For more details please click here. . - Improved detection of TV cards and video capture devices. . - Added the option to hide the recording information red label displayed on TV window while recording. . - Fixed Timeshift and recording problems for some USB2 TV cards. . - Added the shortcut ALT+S to change the Aspect Ratio Mode. Please check the complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts. . - Fixed problems that appeared on some systems for users without administration rights. . - Fixed automatic launch of ChrisTV Agent on some systems. . - Hauppage remote control settings file has been added under "Remote Control Files" folder. For information how to . configure your remote control please visit our support forum. . - German, Dutch and Romanian language files have been updated. . - Other small fixes and improvements. .
v 4.95 updated on Jul 25, 2006
Version 4.95 ( 12 July 2006 ). . - Added the option to create a new scheduled task (duplicate) using the information from a previous defined task. - When setting a scheduler task only the favorite channels will be displayed in the channels list. - For a better usage you can set date and duration for scheduled task using the mouse wheel. - Fixed image quality and video standard setting for some capture devices which were caused by a wrong country setting. - Fixed sound muting issues on ChrisTV start on systems with more than one sound card. - Fixed image capture shortcut to work with Composite and S-video input, not only TV. - Improved FFDShow support for MPEG Hardware Encoding TV cards with Live Preview mode enabled. - Improved sound mode settings for Hauppauge PVR cards. - Other small fixes and improvements. .
v 4.90 updated on Mar 21, 2006
Version 4.90 ( 9 March 2006 ). . - We have added full support for Hauppauge HVR 900 (analog), HVR 1100 (analog) and HVR 1300 (analog) TV cards. . - ChrisTV Configuration Wizard has been improved and optimized in order to help you configure ChrisTV easier and faster to . work smoothly with your capture device. Just select the appropriate capture device from the list and you'll be ready to enjoy . ChrisTV PVR. . - Updated support for ATI Theater 550 PRO latest driver and fixed frame size setting bug for recording mode. . - Added support for TV-Browser - TV guide software, so you can add/delete scheduled recordings directly from TV-Browser, . for more details about the configuration steps, please check our forum. . - Added Closed Captions feature and improved european teletext support. . - Better video quality for TimeShifting feature and Preview mode when TV Card MPEG Hardware Encoder is used. . - MPEG Hardware Encoder detection has been improved for systems that have more than one TV card with MPEG . Hardware Encoder. . - Support for USB capture devices has been improved : Pinnacle PCTV USB2, PCTV 100e, TerraTec Cinergy 200/250 . USB, Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS (analog), Prodigy Hybrid TV USB (analog), Hercules Smart TV USB2, GoodWay USB 2.0 . CuteBox. . - Support for FFDShow has been improved and also you can set which FFDShow filter preset should be applied to the video . preview. . - Optimized video and audio initialization on ChrisTV launch. . - Fixed AVI recording and MPEG recording problems for some software TV cards. . - Fixed video rendering problems for capture devices that have only video capture pin. . - Fixed some recording settings option for Hauppauge PVR 150 and Hauppauge PVR 500. . - Improved and optimized force country change according to video standard feature. . - Added the option to fix sound quality for preview mode (if sound is choppy) when using audio renderering device. . - Some improvements in scheduler settings window. . - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 4.80 updated on Dec 13, 2005
Version 4.80 ( 8 December 2005 ). . - We have added support for Hauppauge HVR 1100 TV card analog, for more details on how to configure it, check our . forum. . - We have improved the support for ATI Theater 550 PRO TV cards. . - Added the option to fix sound quality for some TV cards with MPEG Hardware encoder (like ATI Theater 550 PRO, . Hauppauge PVR 150/250/350/500) which might have problems : choppy sound or no sound in preview when "Live . Preview Mode" is disabled or while making recordings with low video bitrates. . - Optimized ChrisTV Agent and Scheduler to work better on Windows ME and Windows 2000. . - ChrisTV now detects automatically if the Audio of your TV card is streamed digitally (via the PCI-bus or the I2S-bus and no . loopback sound cable is needed) during wizard configuration. . - In order to improve the scheduler usage we have added "Next Recording Date" field, so you can see when the scheduled . task will take place. . - The advanced driver settings panel has been reorganized for a better usage. . - Added the option to render the sound using the WDM audio rendering devices (for Hauppauge HVR 1100 and other similar . TV cards). . - Fixed Teletext and Image capture problem for some TV cards in ChrisTV Lite. . - Fixed sound mode detection when using Composite or S-Video inputs. . - Added the option to improve ChrisTV channel list loading time (works only on some systems). . - Fixed sound initialization for some tv cards when using normal video renderer. . - We have optimized the frequency retune option. . - Added the option to fix Teletext initialization on WinXP Media Center Edition. . - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 4.70 updated on Sep 20, 2005
Version 4.70 ( 19 September 2005 ) - We are glad to bring you ChrisTV Professional and Standard version 4.70 with full support for the ATI Theater 550 PRO TV Cards. ChrisTV comes with advanced features and settings available for the ATI Theater 550 PRO TV Cards : - Live Preview Mode. Using this mode you will have low CPU usage and you can use deinterlace filter and FFDShow filter to improve image quality. - TimeShift feature using the TV card MPEG Hardware Encoder. - MPEG2 recording module offers access to advanced recording settings : - fast recording presets, - constant/variable video bitrate, - average and peak video bitrate, - frame size, - audio bitrate, - audio samplerate, - MPEG2 GOP format and size, - and more... - Video processing features, including a 3D comb filter. - Advanced automatic channel scan engine. - Advanced scheduler settings. - You can now be notified before a scheduler task takes place with balloon hints. You can choose to display scheduler task information : task name, channel name, duration, recording mode. - Optimized the support of FFDShow filter for software capture devices. - Improved detection of TV Cards with MPEG2 Hardware Encoding. - Optimized the TVgenial support in ChrisTV. - Fixed the teletext initialising problem when using Windows XP or DirectX 9 in other language than english. - Improved and optimized the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices. - Fixed some recording settings for blackbird TV cards. - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 4.60 updated on Aug 24, 2005
Version 4.60 ( 18 August 2005 ) - Added support for FFDShow DirectShow postprocessing filter to improve image quality and more. You can apply this feature in preview mode and live preview mode. - You can customize MPEG Hardware Encoder settings ( like : Stream type, Video Bitrate, Audio Bitrate, Video Frame Size etc.) for TV Cards with Blackbird and Falcon Conexant Chipsets : Leadtek PVR 2000,Prolink Pixelview PlayTV@P7000, Provideo PV258 Series and others. - You can use the Image Prefilter settings for Hauppauge PVR 150/250/350/500, TV Cards with Blackbird chipset Leadtek PVR 2000, Pixelview PlayTV@P7000 and others. - Added basic support for Capture Devices with WIS GO7007SB Chip, Plextor ConvertX PVRs. - Improved and optimized Timeshift feature for software Capture Devices. Scheduler Window has been redesigned for a better usage : You can have access to all tasks information at once, Scheduler Tasks can be ordered by the time of occurrence. The disabled scheduler tasks are marked. The next scheduler task that should take place has a colored mark. - Radio Recording for TV Cards with MPEG Hardware Encoder is available if Live Preview is enabled. - ChrisTV Settings panel has been reorganized for easier access and better usage. - You can set the Aspect Ratio Mode for Overlay and VMR9 video rendering modes between : streched ( no aspect ratio correction ),letter box ( letter box the video, and the background color will be black in the excess region ), crop ( crop the video to the right aspect ratio ). - Added the feature to control the preview sound level using DirectX Audio interface when "Use TV Card Audio Output through the PCI-bus (instead of Line IN)" option is enabled so it won't affect the Wave volume. - Fixed some recording settings option for Hauppauge PVR 150/500. - Added the option to retune the TV frequency after channel change in case you have sound problems. - Improved channels and frequency tunning for some tv cards. - Other small fixes and improvements.
v 4.50 updated on May 19, 2005
Version 4.50 ( 4 May 2005)
TimeShift lets you freeze the live TV stream, giving you a break while is still recording. By TimeShift recording you can fast-forward through commercials and even create your instant-replay on a live TV program.
Note : ChrisTV TimeShift feature works only under Windows XP (MCE) with SP1 or higher.
v 4.20 updated on Mar 11, 2005
Version 4.20 ( 25 February 2005) - Support for Hauppauge PVR 150/250/350/500, ATI EHome Wonder and Leadtek PVR 2000 has been improved. - Channel Automatic Scan module has been improved and optimized : - Added new feature to Autoscan for Radio Stations. - Added new option to save found channels into a new channel list or append to the existing channel list. - Improved channel scanning and switching for some bt8x8 tv cards. - If you don`t find any channel, you can change the TV Card Driver frequency tunning settings by pressing the "Advanced Settings..." button. - Mosaic Mode has been improved and optimized, also now you can choose the number of channels to be displayed once : 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5. - For better Channel Settings management, you can now maximize the Channel Settings Window. - Improved Scheduler module : scheduled tasks will wake up your PC from Hibernation/Standby Mode. - Improved detection of TV Cards with MPEG2 Hardware Encoding. - Improved support for Hauppauge PVR 250/350 series - Live Preview Mode without MPEG2 Hardware Encoding. - Added new option to reinitiliaze the Preview Graph, after you make a MPEG2 Hardware Recording, in order to fix some sound and video problems. - For some TV cards with MPEG2 Hardware Encoding the Video Standard was not correctly set, now you can Force the TV Video Standard to PAL/NTSC in Program Settings->MPEG Hardware Encoding. - Fixed a bug that prevented ChrisTV to start correctly for Windows Users that didn`t have admin rights. - Improved detection of the Composite and S-Video inputs for TV Cards that have more than 1 input, like Hauppauge PVR 150/250/350/500 serie. - Optimized the TVgenial support in ChrisTV. - Fixed some bugs in MPEG Recording Module and new frame sizes : 640x480, 704x480 and 704x576 have been added. - You can now send a ChrisTV Questionnaire or Error Report, without launching ChrisTV, by going to Start Button->Programs->ChrisTV->"Contact ChrisTV Support". - Some language files have been updated. - Other small fixes and improvements.
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