[mythtv-users] pcHDTV HD3000 stops receiving

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Nov 7 21:05:05 UTC 2007

On Nov 7, 2007, at 12:35 PM, H P Ladds wrote:

> 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
> signal?

While it's true that repeated writes can wear out an EEPROM, if it  
were an EEPROM, it wouldn't have to be loaded on every boot because  
it would be non-volatile. Repeated *reads* don't wear out an EEPROM.

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