[mythtv-users] Firewire Success Stories?

Greg greg12866 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 05:17:05 UTC 2006

Allan Wilson wrote:
> On 11/29/06, *Jim Westfall* <jwestfall at surrealistic.net 
> <mailto:jwestfall at surrealistic.net>> wrote:
>     Allan Wilson <allanwilson at gmail.com
>     <mailto:allanwilson at gmail.com>> wrote [11.29.06]:
>     >
>     > I have 99% reliability using one 3250 box but reliablility goes
>     out the
>     > window if I try to use two 3250 in one box. I think I am going
>     to try one
>     > 3250 on one box and another or another frontend and see if that
>     is reliable.
>     > Pretty much what I have gathered from playing with firewire and
>     these cable
>     > boxes is on box is reliable on a 3250 and a 6200. If you are
>     having problems
>     > it probably has more to do with your setup such as firewire
>     cards( ie bad
>     > modules, I have a builtin firewire port that won't work
>     reliably) or a bad
>     > setup, (not using the priming software or having the right
>     modules loaded).
>     > I haven't seen as much on the list about the 6412 so I don't
>     know about it
>     > but if you have a 3250 or a 6200 I would say there is light at
>     the end of
>     > the tunnel and if you have a 6200 there is multiple tunnels.
>     >
>     > Allan
>     I thought we resolved your dual 3250 issue?
>     jim
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> No, should have posted back to the list but I was so frustrated after 
> trying all the combos I just wanted a break and to record hidef from 
> my one tuner with no problems for a little. I am ready to start 
> working with it again but  I thought I would wait until I went with 
> the new svn version that allows for storage groups.
>      Both tuners would work fine for about 70 minutes(roughly) then 
> both would stop getting data although Myth would show them as still 
> recording. I could stop the backend, plug and replug firewire(many 
> times usually) and get it going by using your script but I could never 
> record four one hour shows in a two hour timeframe. It worked great 
> for two shows on a one hour time frame though. What do think was going 
> on?
> Thanks for checking back in on me and I am at home now if you need any 
> files Greg.
> Allan
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Hi Allan,
   I read over your suggestions and i haven't had a chance to try them 
out..I work 3 to 11 pm,so i do most of my testing in the AM....I think i 
will need those files,could you send them along? No big hurry though...
Thanks, Greg

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