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Ok firstly i apologize if this site isn't really for this kind of question, but i've been coming here for years and always gotten help with what i needed and this is kinda game related... a little bit. In other words i trust this site :)

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I have my PC connected to my tv and basically use it as my entire home entertainment system because it's just so convenient that way. Therefore that means any external appliances I have, I actually prefer to run through the PC instead of having it connected to my tv separately so that way I don't have to do the backbreaking task of changing channels on my remote whenever I want to switch between them (ie. I use an Elgato HD60 Pro as a HDMI pass-through so I can play my PS4 through my PC)

Ok, for a long time now I had been using a PS3 PlayTv tv tuner along with a program called SichboPVR to watch local free-to-air tv on my PC and it worked fantastic, however recently my PC broke down and because technical stuff is like nuclear physics to me, my guy I use for my PC repairs took a look at it and said it needed a new motherboard, which I got (an ASRock Z390 Pro4) and he installed it and now my PC is running sweet again.

Only thing now is that, for some strange reason, my Xbox One PC dongle that I use for gaming is causing interference when I try to watch tv (like the picture gets all choppy) At first my PC guy said it was the PlayTv tuner because the driver that allows you to use it as a tuner is actually from the Elgato website and is really more of a hack of the PlayTv, and on top of that it came out nearly 10 years ago, so he said to just get a more recent tv tuner.

I went and bought an AVerMedia A835 usb tv tuner and at first I had exactly the same issues, so I messed around with it until finally I noticed the picture goes perfect when I remove the Xbox dongle, and just to be sure I’ve tested it and sure enough no matter which usb port I have the AverMedia plugged in to I get the exact same result… interference when the Xbox dongle is plugged in… working fine when not plugged in. Any ideas on what I could do as I do game on my PC also quite abit?

My PC specs (incase needed)...

Operating System : Windows 10 Home x64
SSD : Samsung 960 Evo M.2 250GB NVMe
Motherboard : ASRock Z390 Pro4
CPU : i5-9400F @ 2.9GHz
GPU : Gigabyte GTX1060 G1 Gaming
RAM : 16GB (DDR4)
Power Supply : Thermaltake Toughpower GX1 600W 80+ Gold
Internal HD storage : 1.5TB
Capture Card : Elgato HD60 Pro
 

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Since it's a USB tuner, try moving the XBOX dongle to a separate USB hub. The hubs on a typical motherboard are grouped in pairs or sometimes quads. Usually 2 USB ports that are side-by-side share the same port, fyi.
 

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Since it's a USB tuner, try moving the XBOX dongle to a separate USB hub. The hubs on a typical motherboard are grouped in pairs or sometimes quads. Usually 2 USB ports that are side-by-side share the same port, fyi.
Thanks so much friend!! :):) Just so you know i had literally tried every combination when it came to the tv tuner and Xbox dongle being in different usb ports (even the usb ports on the back and front of my PC because i have 3 on the front and 5 on the back) and still nothing worked... but i also happened to have a usb hub tucked away in a box of parts just gathering dust in the cupboard, so i got it out and first connected that to a port on my PC and then put the Xbox dongle in that and wallah... no interference when watching tv and it also picks up my Xbox controller and it runs perfectly aswell. Again thanks alot mate.
 
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