[mythtv-users] PVR-250 MCE hardware reliability?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 10:21:50 EDT 2004

I was going to say, you're the first person to mention this, yet myth
is swamped with people who use PVR-x50's.
If you don't know what you're doing, find a friend who knows household
wiring and things... sounds like you're not grounded right (like Mike
said below)... the equivalent of having a slow leak in your tires...
eventually it'll cause problems 8)
If you can't do much about it personally, you should be able to find
coaxial surge protectors... hook one up and see if that helps, as the
surge protector *MAY* filter out the excess voltage...

On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 10:01:03 -0400, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/07/2004 04:41 AM, James L. Paul wrote:
> >Aloha, in the past year (since September 2003) I have replaced 3 PVR-250
> >"freestyle" MCE cards due to what appears to be tuner failure, and now it
> >looks like I'll soon be replacing a fourth one. The symptoms are similar each
> >time, broken or rolling video that gets progressively worse over a couple
> >weeks until the streams are basically unviewable and start causing backend
> >crashes when viewing or commercial flagging. The video inputs work fine, it's
> >only the tuner input that goes bad.
> >
> >I've bought my cards from several sources, and they are all the same model
> >number (48432) and no two have failed at the same time. (I've had 3 cards in
> >my MythTV box since last October.)
> >
> >I'm wondering if anybody else has had problems with these cards failing. At
> >this point, it's the singe largest downside to my system, having to pump
> >$250+ into it each year to replace cards isn't exactly ideal. :)
> >
> >
> I'm not using my tuner (S-Video in), so if it went out, I wouldn't know,
> but it sounds like this could be caused by an improperly grounded
> antenna or cable line...
> Mike
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