[mythtv-users] pcHDTV HD3000 stops receiving

Patrick Ouellette pat at flying-gecko.net
Wed Nov 14 15:03:56 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 06:23:14PM -0500, H P Ladds wrote:
> On Nov 10, 2007 2:25 AM, Robert Tsai <mythtv at tsaiberspace.net> wrote:
> tom of a tire, worn out eeprom?
> > My machine has always been on 24x7. I unload/reload the modules
> > because the card "stops working".
> >
> > So it was already broken before I started doing this whole
> > twice-a-week unload/reload hack thing.
> By "it" do you suspect the card or your system in general?
> I'm wondering if  the need to constantly reload the module, is a
> symptom of an ailing or aging card, and should those who need to
> persistently reload the modules begin looking for a replacement card?
> I've noticed that my card fails in the following scenario: When I'm
> tuned in to a station receiving 70% + signal everything is grand and
> swell. However if I ever, if only for a moment or two, tune in a
> station receiving only 17% +/-  signal, then the card stops working
> well. When I try tuning into the original station that brought in a
> 70% + signal, I can manage only about 26% max. If I reload the module,
> the channel is back to 70% +.
> This implies to me that the card is "sticky" or has lost its agility
> -- a symptom of aging in I'm all too familiar with!
> I guess it would be helpful to know if anyone solved this problem by
> replacing the card?

When I experienced this problem, I changed my cx88 modules to the ones
from the linuxtv.org mercurial repository.  Changing to the newer
modules fixed my "card stops working" issues along with a number of
annoying syslog messages from the cx88 modules.


Patrick Ouellette                 pat at flying-gecko.net
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