[mythtv-users] 6200 Firewire issues

Gambit Declined gambitdeclined at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 00:26:08 EDT 2005

On 4/12/05, Chris Nelson <crnelson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I've been using MythTV for a while now with a pvr-250 and it's been
> exceedingly stable, however I've recently got a 6200 cable box from
> Adelphia so I figured I'd check out the firewire support.  Since I've
> started that I'm running into nothing but trouble.  I've tried 0.17
> and the latest cvs version.
> I can dump video from the box with no issues with test-mpeg2, and
> change channels with 6200ch so I'm sure the box is connected
> correctly. When I try to record a progrem with myth, or watch live TV
> I usually get a bit of video (anywhere from a few frames, to maximum 1
> minute) and then the recording will stop.  I see messages like the
> following in the backend log
> 2005-04-12 07:10:05.839 Firewire: No Input in 15 seconds [P:0 N:2] (select)
> After this happens the backend still thinks it's recording, but no
> more data is being captured.  When the program is supposed to end I
> get the standard Finished Recoding message in the log, but there's
> only that small inital bit of data in the file.
> Additionally if trying to watch Live TV changing channels usually
> fails and the frontend either locks up, or drops back to the main menu
> after ~ 30 seconds of a black screen

Sorry for the long quote, but I didn't see a soluation in this thread.
I'm having the same problems. However, I do have a bit of a twist. My
Mythtv box will always change the channel, but won't always record the
show. It reports that it has recorded it, but it is a 0 length file.
The really weird part is that it will record 1 out of 3 shows via
firewire, but miss the other two. Anyone have any ideas?

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