[mythtv-users] Losing channel lock over long program...

Derek Meek thekazan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 14:37:48 UTC 2006

Bruce Nordstrand wrote:

>I have this weird problem as the moment and am reinstalling because of 
>it. Hopefully it will stop but.....
>I had this problem with .19 and now with .20 - recording a program over 
>1/2 hr would result in Myth slowly losing channel lock resulting in an 
>unwatchable program. WAF has dipped to an all time low, especially since 
>not being able to finish watching a couple of documentaries of over an 
>hour each. Funnily enough, our digital STB has no such problem and we 
>can watch any length program we like without signal degradation. This is 
>with DVB cards. I have 3 in the machine but only 1 was recording at the 
>time of signal loss....
>Any ideas to look for when I get the box rebuilt?
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>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
this almost certainly has nothing to to with mythtv itself, but is
instead a bug in your DVB cards drivers, try upgrading your drivers (or
kernel if they're part of the kernel) - if no fix exists report the bug
to the driver maintainers.

a good way to check if it is indeed the drivers is to watch TV in
another app for a while.

Derek "Kazan" Meek
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?” - Epicurus

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