[mythtv-users] pcHDTV HD3000 stops receiving
H P Ladds
householdwords at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 20:35:04 UTC 2007
I have a theory and no way to test it.
Assuming that the HD3000 has an eeprom that loads the appropriate
firmware after every boot, is it possible that the eeprom gets
"tired" or "worn-out" over time and loses its ability to load and hold
the firmware? Thereby losing its ability to tune and hold an OTA
I doubt this would be a problem for those that use the card in a
"always on" backend server. But for those of us that reboot daily (or
reload the modules), sometimes several times a day. Could this be bad
for the card? In short, could the need to frequently reload the
modules be a symptom of a tire, worn out eeprom?
On 10/30/07, Dave <dbadia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/28/07, Kevin Bailey <ke-myth at retriever.dyndns.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 07:26:56PM -0400, Dave wrote:
> > >
> > > I've seen this happen once in awhile. For me unloading and reloading
> > > the modules always fixed it.
> > > So I wrote a script and have it run nightly via cron (There's nothing
> > > record in HD at 3am):
> > > #!/bin/bash
> > > date
> > > rmmod cx88_dvb cx8802 cx88xx
> > > modprobe cx88_dvb
> > > Hope this helps
> > Thanks, that was what I was thinking of doing too, although
> > I didn't know exactly which modules to cycle.
> > You can do this without unloading mythbackend ?
> Yup. the backend doesn't seem to mind as long as it's not recording.
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