[mythtv-users] RE: Help!!! Garbled Video
thomas at lea.com
Sat Oct 9 16:43:47 UTC 2004
When was the last time you made any changes to the firmware or ivtv drivers
for your cards?
I think we can rule out a) and b) because it would be incredibly unlikely
for them to happen to both of us at the same time.
I think c) is unlikely since I have Time Warner cable. Time Warner PVRs
have been in my area for a long time (and I cant think of how this would
cause the problem).
I have the "FreeStyle" version of the PVR-250. I don't have Windows
application software for them, so I haven't tried that.
My 3 kids are young. They keep telling me to pause a show or rewind it.
They don't understand why they have to actually _WAIT_ for their shows to
become available until I get this fixed. It's funny how they just don't
understand how most of the rest of the world uses TV.
From: Mike Green [mailto:mikey at linuxwiz.org]
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 11:20 AM
To: Thomas Lea
Subject: Re: Help!!! Garbled Video
On Saturday 09 October 2004 11:11, you wrote:
> I am experiencing the same thing and it started about the same time
> (shortly after I upgraded to 0.16). My system has been running
> flawlessly for exactly one year and has been the only way my wife and 3
> kids can watch TV in my house (in other words, it's been heavily used).
Well, the weird thing is that I kept my old lfs install on another drive,
rebooted back into it, and observed the same garbage! It had been working
for around a year. I wasn't using 0.16 until I decided at somepoint to try
upgrading to see if that would fix it.
I am beginning to seriously wonder if:
a) Somehow an ivtv driver fried my pvr250.
b) A power surge or some sort of line noise is interfering with it.
c) Since comcast recently started offering pvr's in my area, they are
somehow crapping up signals that only their pvr's will unscramble :)
The only thing I have not tried is plugging the pvr250 into a windows box
since I don't have a windows box. Have you tried sticking one of your
cards into a windows box and see if it works with the windows app that came
with the card? Just curious.
This really has me pulling out my hair, I grew accustomed to having my
mythtv and don't like not having it! Nor does my wife :)
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