[mythtv-users] HDTV via firewire/DCT6200 , records fine, live TV times out?

Allan Wilson allanwilson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 17:05:32 UTC 2006

On 10/31/06, Matt Goebel <matt at goebelnet.com> wrote:
> I was having problems with recording HDTV via a NEC based firewire card
> to a DCT-6200 cable box.  It would record one show or allow me to watch
> live TV once before the "tuner" would stop working and I'd have to do a
> full reboot to get it working again.  I was also seeing a lot of
> choppiness given the hardware I have.  Attempting to fix all that I
> swapped the NEC based firewire card out for one with the TI chipset.
> Now it records without missing anything and the quality is much better
> (still not 100% perfect but up there).    The new issue is that live TV
> doesn't work with that tuner!   Other tuners have priority for recording
> unless the show is in HD (or on a digital cable channel).  I obviously
> want to watch everything in HD then available so that card is the first
> on the list for live TV.  So when I go into live TV it almost always
> attemps to use the firewire tuner, the screen goes black for ~10 secs,
> then it drops me back into the main menu.  It doesn't let me switch to
> another tuner etc.. either making live TV useless.   I could reorganize
> the turner numbers to work around this but that's no fix.  Any ideas on
> how I can get this working?
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I had the same problem but I kinda of saw it as a feature to know when my
firewire had stopped working :) For what it is worth I ended up fixing the
problem by changing the order of cards in mythtv-setup. It would be nice if
it automatically saw a tuner wasn't working and tried the next tuner.

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