I attacked the DVR again. I was having trouble installing windows on it so I ended up doing a low level format. After that I figured out that the static was not a card problem or cable problem. Then I reinstalled Knoppmyth and tried to iron out the problems I was having.
Upon further research, I found that I’m not the only one with these problems. If you read further down in the thread, it turns out there’s some compatibility issue with the new pvr500 cards and the Samsung tuner they use. You can read the original problem stuff here. Hopefully in the near future there will be an official release to fix this.
If anyone else knows anything about it, or how to fix it, please let me know.