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

Bruce Nordstrand brucen at ksl.com.au
Mon Sep 18 23:46:28 UTC 2006

Derek Meek wrote:
> 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?
>> Cheers
>> Bruce
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> 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.
Thanks Derek

When I get the box running again, I'll monitor things better. A session 
watching with Kaffiene or something should give me some clues.


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