Sound distorted when I record from TV, ATI 9000 All-In-Won..

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The sound from the tuner in my ATI 9000 card is routed to the microphone
input of my sound card. Sounds just fine when I'm watching the TV live, but
if I record something or use the On-Demand feature, the sound gets
distorted: not as clear and with perhaps a bit of echo. I don't understand
why it would sound fine while watching TV live and distorted when recorded.
All help appreciated.

Thanks,
Dan
 

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Daniel Nash wrote:
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> The sound from the tuner in my ATI 9000 card is routed to the microphone
> input of my sound card. Sounds just fine when I'm watching the TV live, but
> if I record something or use the On-Demand feature, the sound gets
> distorted: not as clear and with perhaps a bit of echo. I don't understand
> why it would sound fine while watching TV live and distorted when recorded.
> All help appreciated.

mic input is mono only if that means anything
 

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On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 09:09:11 -0500, "Daniel Nash" <dnash@vt.edu> wrote:

>The sound from the tuner in my ATI 9000 card is routed to the microphone
>input of my sound card. Sounds just fine when I'm watching the TV live, but
>if I record something or use the On-Demand feature, the sound gets
>distorted: not as clear and with perhaps a bit of echo. I don't understand
>why it would sound fine while watching TV live and distorted when recorded.
>All help appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Dan
>

I pretty sure you should plug it into the line in of your sound card.
 
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This can happen if the volume levels are too high. Go in to the
recording volume settings and bump the Mic level down a little bit.

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You are over driving the MIC input and as said, if your using a stereo
jack, you may be shorting the terminals as the mic is +5 volts on one
term. and mono(in some cases). Connor is correct, line in is what you
should use.

"Daniel Nash" <dnash@vt.edu> wrote in message
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> The sound from the tuner in my ATI 9000 card is routed to the
microphone
> input of my sound card. Sounds just fine when I'm watching the TV
live, but
> if I record something or use the On-Demand feature, the sound gets
> distorted: not as clear and with perhaps a bit of echo. I don't
understand
> why it would sound fine while watching TV live and distorted when
recorded.
> All help appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Dan
>
>
 
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Unfortunately, I'm using the built in soundcard that, when configured for a
4 speaker setup, uses the line-in as the rear speaker input. But, why would
the mic input sound great when watching live, but horrible when recording?

~Dan

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> You are over driving the MIC input and as said, if your using a stereo
> jack, you may be shorting the terminals as the mic is +5 volts on one
> term. and mono(in some cases). Connor is correct, line in is what you
> should use.
 
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Well, I moved the line over to line-in anyway as I could stand it no longer
and, just as predicted, the problem went away. I'll just have to live with
2 speakers until I get another sound card.

Thanks,
Dan
 
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On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 09:09:11 -0500, "Daniel Nash" <dnash@vt.edu> wrote:

>The sound from the tuner in my ATI 9000 card is routed to the microphone
>input of my sound card. Sounds just fine when I'm watching the TV live, but
>if I record something or use the On-Demand feature, the sound gets
>distorted: not as clear and with perhaps a bit of echo. I don't understand
>why it would sound fine while watching TV live and distorted when recorded.
>All help appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Dan
>
I used a Y stereo splitter to put two inputs into the Line In jack. My
second one is sometimes connected to a tape player from which I
record. Works OK, but affets the TV sound volume if left connected to
the tape.