[mythtv-users] PVR350 TV OUT stability - scrap PVR playback?

Chris Delis cedelis at uillinois.edu
Tue Dec 28 13:57:40 UTC 2004

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 12:39:17AM -0000, Derek Conniffe wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying out MythTV with a PVR350 and IVTV for the last couple of
> months.
> I've found that MythTV 0.15 & IVTV 0.1.9 are quite stable but I still have
> [IVTV I think] hangs when I try to use MythVideo or try to pause/rewind live
> TV.  I'm using the PVR 350 for TV output - I'm also using SuSE 9.1 with a
> 2.4.28 kernel and a Pentium III 500Mhz gateway computer.
> With the current stable MythTV (0.16) I had problems with the backend
> hanging once/twice per day and with the CVS version (0.17) I found that I
> couldn't play back recorded programmes (just a black screen).
> I have no problems with recording - only playback issues (hangs).  I'm now
> thinking that perhaps I should scrap using the PVR 350 for TV output and use
> a different graphics card with TV out and try using software MPEG decoding
> for playback (I have a few AGP graphics cards that would do and I've seen
> that they have framebuffer support in the kernel).
> What do other people out there do and has anyone else had problems like me?

Yes, my 350 setup was rock solid until very recent CVS.  I don't know
what the heck changed, but I can not playback anything via the frontend
anymore using ivtv 0.1.9a :-(


> Thanks very much for any information
> Derek
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