[mythtv-users] OT? pchdtv 5500 analog tuning problems

Chris Weiland hobbiticus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 18:18:39 UTC 2007

Are you using a 32 or 64 bit kernel?  That's exactly what happened to me
while I was still on 32 bit, so I'm wondering if it's a driver issue.

On 3/12/07, Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net> wrote:
> Chris:
> Mine occasionally does this, too - switching from an HD to an SD channel,
> I get static and color bands on a black/white picture - but it generally
> lasts no more than 5-10 seconds, then goes away.  This only happens while
> watching live TV.  Recordings from SD channels are clean, without the
> static or the picture problems (I assume it's because Myth doesn't start
> recording for several seconds after tuning the channel it needs)..
> Bob
> Message: 24
> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 10:28:15 -0400
> From: "Chris Weiland" <hobbiticus at gmail.com>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] OT? pchdtv 5500 analog tuning problems
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> My pchdtv 5500 will sometimes fail to tune to a channel or give me strange
> color bands in my picture.  It also only seems to happen when I go from
> tuning an HD channel to tuning an SD channel.  When I go to watch a
> recording, sometimes I'll get 1-2 good frames and then the rest of the
> recording is all static video/audio.  Other times, the picture will be in
> black and white, except there are horizontal repeating bars of red, green,
> and blue that are each about 1/10th of the screen in width, which also bob
> up and down a bit.  Other times, I'll get the bars and after a few seconds
> they go away.
> This didn't happen when I had my tuner in my other computer while I was
> trying out mythtv.  At that time, I was using a 32 bit kernel (not using
> 64
> bit), but I was using the same mythtv package, linux distribution, and
> kernel version.  I have since tried using the trunk and 20-fixes - neither
> of which solved the problem.
> So is this a known problem with pchdtv 5500 cards in mythtv?  Or, is it a
> known problem with the 64 bit driver?  Is there anything I can do to try
> and
> fix it?
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