[mythtv-users] Strange Issue with Myth and HDHomeRun

Jarod Wilson lists at wilsonet.com
Thu Feb 15 17:57:30 UTC 2007

On Feb 15, 2007, at 09:20, John Welch wrote:

> Well, I got a chance to do some more testing and troubleshooting in  
> between shoveling out of the first (semi-)major snow storm here in  
> the suburbs of Boston.

I'm still grossly underwhelmed by my first New England winter. (I'm  
in Tyngsboro, MA, just south of Nashua, NH). I even drove my sedan  
(Volvo S40) to work today, rather than taking the family people mover  
(Chevy Tahoe).

> I'm happy to report that I think I've got the problem solved.  I  
> only say "think" because I didn't really get a chance to fully test  
> things, but it certainly look promising.
> After spending a few hours monitoring the system (top, hdparm,  
> etc.) during various states of both the F/E and B/E systems and not  
> really seeing much, I decided to take a closer look at the NIC.  I  
> popped a 3-Com card that I had lying around into the system.  It  
> took me a bit to get it working because the system was being a  
> fussy about the order of the PCI cards, but eventually I got  
> everything up and running.  I then went to the F/E and tested the  
> HDHR with Live TV, and was very happy to see the dropouts and  
> breakups had magically disappeared.  I would describe the picture  
> quality as near perfect.

Are you running the latest firmware on your HDHR? The original  
firmware on mine (got it just a few days ago) had lots of video  
artifact issues that are completely gone w/the latest firmware.

> Due to time constraints I was only able to test Live TV, but this  
> is the first and most prevalent spot that I saw the problem, so I'm  
> pretty confident that my other problems will be solved also.  Must  
> have been something about the on-board NIC and/or the driver it was  
> using that was the cause of the problem.  I guess this disproves my  
> theory that problems on the NIC would have shown up somewhere  
> (ifconfig, system logs, etc.)
> I want to take one more opportunity to thank everyone who replied  
> to my posts with their thoughts and ideas.

I'm curious what ethereal/wireshark might have seen with that sis900  

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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