[mythtv-users] HD-3000 recording corruption

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Thu Mar 30 21:48:10 UTC 2006

Steven Ihde wrote:
> The interesting thing is that it doesn't appear to have anything to do with 
> data transfer to the hard drive.  Rather the HD-3000 actually loses the 
> signal lock.  I can verify this by shutting everything down (mythbackend, 
> etc.), and running "azap" to tune a channel.  As azap prints status lines, 
> they all show excellent signal strength in the range fd00-ff00, and 
> FE_HAS_LOCK.  As soon as I start playing any video with xine, the signal 
> strength drops, and FE_HAS_LOCK disappears.  The larger the xine window, the 
> worse the problem.  If I shrink the xine window down to a tiny size, 
> FE_HAS_LOCK comes back and the signal strength improves.  The amount of 
> signal loss seems directly related to the size of the video window.  It's not 
> related to data transfer that I can see -- it behaves the same whether I 
> simply tune the card without recording, or if I use "azap -r" and 
> "cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0" to record.

Could this be a PSU issue? Is the 6200 drawing too much power, to the 
point where the HD-3000 can't

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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