I just built a Home Theater PC running Windows 7 with MediaBrowser.

When I open Media Center, I get this static noise coming through the TV. This is before I have even played anything. It only happens with Media Center open. It sort of sounds like fan noise but does not increase when the fan RPM rises.

The build is:

  • MB: ECS A75F-M2
  • CPU: AMD A6-3500
  • PSU: ANTEC Eco 450
  • HDD: Samsung SSD 830 series + a bunch of random drives

The connection to TV is HDMI via the built in ATI HD graphics.


  • MediaBrowser
  • uTorrent
  • CoreTemp
  • Shark007

Has anyone heard of this? I think it is strange when its just happening as soon as I open Media Center. What's going on?


Sort of "white noise" like I presume, not the static sound but the noise you get with most TV's should a extremely bright (white) screen comes up, just adjust your volume controls to a lower setting and it should get rid of it no problem, I experienced the same thing and that's all I had to do.

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  • Ok, but is it normal to happen only when I open media center, even when I am not playing anything? I don't get it with WMP at all. When you say adjust your volume controls, I am assuming you dont just mean turn the volume down? I just think it is strange as I never had it with the laptop I was using as a HTPC before this. – TheRealTy Oct 4 '12 at 22:20
  • There are variables that can affect if you end up withe the problem, to be honest it's something you don't come across all to often. – user88311 Oct 4 '12 at 22:24

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