Hi jasper2408 thanks for the very clear directions on how to construct the rule.
Observing the information you used, and comparing that in the log plus the Activities - Connections info, the subject suddenly became less “misty” and a was a lot easier to do than I had imagined. To save time I stopped and restarted CPF rather than rebooting straight off.
The first “Any” direction worked like a charm so the TV Card Address was input as you suggested. Again it was functioning perfectly normally.
Then the acid test, reboot and the TV behaved in a very strange way. One channel was fine while another was worse than before implementing the rule. As the Net BIOS Ports had been recently blocked, following advice because I have no use for sharing, they were reinstated but had zero effect.
Looking at the Activity - Connections it was noticed that Port 9401 had been brought into play, so your directions were amended appropriately but to no avail. The pixel size increase is greater and more often displayed for longer and the movement halts are more noticeable. In normal unfettered use this TV picture makes even the demo HD pictures look sad.
Nothing to lose so try everything you know [one of my personal “drivers”], so the Security – Advanced – Advanced Attack Detection & Prevention – Intrusion Detection – ICMP Flood, the rate was changed to 250 as suggested elsewhere on this forum. Again no improvement and after a short spell of operation the picture appears to degrade.
I have recently run MEM Test on the RAM and the CPU temperature is lower than normal following lower room/ambient temperatures. There is a noticeable increase on start up in the lag between Win XP [rolling blue progress bar] screen closing [screen goes totally blank] and the opening of the log on screen. This is since applying the rule. Recently a trial of Outpost Pro 4 was run and their support staff are trying to resolve DVB-TV issues thrown up by this kit. I mention these points in case they provide any clues to knowledgeable members here.
I am very willing to try any solution suggested, except heave it all out of the window, but I am beginning to think it is time for some new hardware in the form of a space saving small TV. To save a lengthy explanation it has been described in my fifth post in this Thread at:
This is where the path crossed from OP to Comodo and still involved Prevx1.