[mythtv-users] hdhomerun failure?

Scott Milliken scott.milliken at e-comsultant.net
Mon Dec 22 23:23:54 UTC 2008

Greg Woods wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone has seen this. My HDhomerun has suddenly
> failed. The symptoms are that it makes very choppy, pixelated recordings
> with audio stutter. It's unwatchable. This started suddenly; one day it
> was working fine, the next, it had gone bad.
> My PVR-500 is still working fine. The digital channels that the
> HDhomerun gets are received fine by the Motorola STB and the TV's
> digital tuner. The problem occurs on both tuners, one of which is
> connected to the cable and the other to an OTA antenna. I have tried
> rebooting the HDhomerun, all the network switches, and upgrading the
> firmware on the HDhomerun, but nothing helps. 
> Is my HDhomerun toast? I am tempted to order a new one to see if that
> fixes the problem and return it if it turns out to not be the current
> HDhomerun, but then I have to pay a restocking fee, and if the blasted
> things are going to fail every two years, I might want to look for a
> different HD tuner.
> Anybody else seen anything like this?
> --Greg
I had the exact same symptoms with my HDHomeRun and when I emailed their 
tech support about it they said that it sounded like the power supply - 
which they had a recall notice on.  That's the first thing I'd try.

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