[mythtv-users] PVR350 recording issues

Greg geflatt at hfx.eastlink.ca
Mon May 16 20:54:56 UTC 2005

Mike Geisterfer wrote:

> Here's an interesting problem.
> Did a search (Google and myth users) but no joy....
> I moved my MythBox (mythtv 0.18/ivtv 0.2.0rc3j)  from development to
> production (office to Home theatre area)
> The PVR-350 (tuner 0) has a "wave" through the picture (Only in Live
> TV and recording), It looks like signal strength issues but if I
> change to tuner 2 (PVR-250) it's clear.  The picture is clear on
> MythTv menus. (I use the 350 to output to TV).
> I've checked the cabling to the cards, no change ... It seems to be
> the card.
> So the PVR-350 records like crap and the -250 is great..
> Hardware
>     ASUS -A7VN8X-VM/400
>     AMD Sempron 3000+ (I know overKill - xine dvd playback)
>     PVR-350 (Problem Child)
>     PVR-250
>     Linksys WMP54G
> Software
>     Installed with Jarod's Guide
>     Apt-get to the latest ....
> Any suggestions.
>  Mike G.
> Looking for Joy..........(WAF)

I seemed to be having the same problem, but I have two PVR-250 cards
that have been working perfectly for over a year now. The first 'tuner
0' picture is like you mentioned, waving and looks as the the signal
strenght is low. I tried changing cable feeds and even swapped the pci
slots, but I still have the same trouble. I upgrading the ivtv driver as
well but that didn't help either... It seems weird that it would
suddenly start giving me trouble, makes me wonder if the card's tuner is


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