[mythtv-users] pcHDTV HD3000 stops receiving
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
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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