[mythtv-users] PCHDTV3000+winTV250+NvidiaFX5200

Jim Valavanis jimvman at comcast.net
Thu Aug 25 20:11:24 UTC 2005

I'm glad Jarod posted the FC4 install instructions.  Maybe I'll find 
something in there that I may be doing wrong.


Thanks Jarod!

Jim Valavanis wrote:

> Hello again everybody,
> I purchased a PCHDTV3000 card and tried migrating the "working (but 
> without the HD3000)" knoppmyth4.5 system to Fedora Core4 and the 
> latest mythtv .18 but have had a lot of problems.  I have the 
> following hardware to try to get working:
> Hauppauge PVR250
> NVIDIA GForce 5200 (dual DVI output card)
> PCHDTV3000
> IR Blaster (for tuning digital cable box from Motorola)
> Originally I tried configuring this box without the HDTV card and was 
> somewhat successful.  But the backend died randomly when watching 
> "Live TV", with errors like...
> 2005-07-20 13:20:10.942 RingBuffer::RingBuffer(): Failed to open remote
> file ()
> 2005-07-20 13:20:10.946 WriteStringList: Bad socket
> 2005-07-20 13:20:10.946 ReadStringList: Bad socket
> Then I tried installing the HDTV3000 card and it got worse.  I was 
> unable to get the card to be detected by the system.  I was also 
> receiving PCI Interrupt errors on bootup.
> The motherboard I'm using is an Asus ATX KT400 (ASU-A7V8X-X).   I've 
> had PCI Interrupt failures in the past, but now I added the HDTV card 
> they are happening all the time.  I personally think this particular 
> Motherboard with VIA chipset is troublesome.
> Does anyone have any recommendation on another type of Motherboard 
> that will work well with this hardware and Fedora Core 4?
> Or any other ideas as to what the problem is in getting the HDTV card 
> working?
> Thanks,
> Jim
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