[mythtv-users] DVB not recording

Barry Quiel quielb at ecst.csuchico.edu
Sat Nov 17 06:43:34 UTC 2007

Kevin Bailey wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 04:20:37PM -0800, Barry Quiel wrote:
>> For whatever reason while I was watching Bones, The Unit failed to 
>> record.  MythTv seems to think it was recorded.  It creates an entry in 
>> the database and I can see it in my list of recorded programs.  But 
>> there is no file on the file system.  The backend log show that it 
>> started recording the program, but there are no errors indicating that 
>> it failed the record.
> Odd, that sounds exactly like the problem myself and others
> are having. See the thread started on Oct 30, "pcHDTV HD3000
> stops receiving".
> If it's the exact same problem, you would not be able to
> watch TV from that tuner card either. It would say, "0% -
> no lock".
> The only thing in common seems to be the use of DVB.
> It seems that everyone is fixing it by creating a cronjob
> and reloading the mythbackend and (for me) the cx88-dvb
> kernel module. I do it every morning. I don't know
> what you're going to do if the problem occurs between a
> good recording and a bad one. (It would be nice if myth
> could detect the condition and reload the driver for us.)
> I've also heard that the drivers at linuxtv.org are better.
> I'm trying to get those working.
> Anyways, it might be helpful in fixing this if you could
> narrow down what is common in your set-up with the stuff
> in that other thread.
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I am seeing a bit more similar behavior.  I can't watch live TV on the 
KWORLD either.  It worked for a second and then when black.  When I 
changed channel I got a pop up that said something to the effect that I 
should have gotten a signal lock by now.  Its shows a signal strength of 

I saw in that thread that people people were getting their signal OTA. 
I get mine from the cable.  Anything in the clear QAM.

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