[mythtv-users] Frontend for HD Content question.

Nick Ellson grimm at nickellson.com
Wed Dec 10 17:44:31 UTC 2008

Really?? Hrmm.. the second NIC option sounds kinda nice in a way.. Almost 
like putting the HDHR in the system as a dedicated card. I may try that 


Nick Ellson
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MCSE 2000, Security+, Network+
Network Hobbyist, VFR Private Pilot.

On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, Fred Squires wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
>> I just added a HDHomeRun box in preparation for Feb's switch to Digital
>> OTA signals. So my existing MythTV system uses a backend with two PVR500's
>> and two frontends with nVidia motherboards, specifically with the
>> nVidia Corporation GeForce 7050 PV / nForce 630a (rev a2) Video display.
>> When I use the MythTV Tuner to select my HDHomeRun Tuners, I see the HD
>> content on my HDMI output, but it has a noticable jerkiness to it. Frame
>> someone I know who recommended this MB for HD content (using it as an
>> all-in-one myth system) has no issues so I was wondering if my setup
>> probably requires just a bit of tweaking, or if it's the HDHomeRun
>> network based stream that may be my issue.
>> I am looking for some ideas on things I can look into?
>> And, would I be correct in my assumption that to watch HDTV live, my
>> Mythbackend is streaming the content from my HDHomeRun to hard disk, and
>> then re-streaming that file to my FrontEnd for playback?
>> Nick
> I had a similar issue with my HDHomeRun, it turned out I was having
> network issues on my 10/100 network. If I was playing back on my
> remote frontend and recording at the same time I would see a lot of
> jerkiness, not only in the playback of what I was watching, but there
> would also be problems with the shows recorded at those high traffic
> times.
> What I did to solve this was I added a second network adapter to my
> backend and connected the HDHomerun to that (technically I connected
> them both to an extra switch that I had) and I haven't seen that issue
> since. Upgrading to Gigabit ethernet probably would have fixed it as
> well.
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