[mythtv] Firewire troubles WAS Re: add to Trac?

Jim Westfall jwestfall at surrealistic.net
Wed Jan 18 04:59:53 UTC 2006

Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote [01.17.06]:
> I was using this before I switched to capturing via firewire and had the box 
> connected to my PVR150(which is now connected to a regular digital cablebox). 
> I can say my success rate was much higher, ~95%, I had to play with the 
> plugctl to set p2p=1 though. The errors I got with 6200ch are the same as I'm 
> seeing now, just more frequently. Numbers go unseen or get doubled up. 
> Numbers are never mistaken for another number, so changing to channel 76 can 
> lead to
> 7
> 77
> 6
> etc, but never say 89. always a combination of missed/repeated numbers of the 
> desired channel.  I've had this behaviour confirmed from other firewire users 
> as well.

I would suggest against screwing with plugctl, you shouldnt need to make 
any changes for things to work.

Have you tried using 6200ch as an external changer with the firewire 

Have you tried swapping firewire cables?


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