[mythtv-users] HDHR Intermittent Recording

James Oltman cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 16:27:54 UTC 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 9:39 AM, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca> wrote:

> At 9:26 AM -0600 1/4/08, James Oltman wrote:
> >I purchased an HDHR back in September.  I upgraded to the latest firmware
> in October and it worked perfectly for a couple months.  Now, it is
> intermittently recording.  Sometimes, it records full episodes correctly.
>  Other times, I go to look at a recording and Myth tells me that it can't
> find the video file and there is no preview.  If I go to watch LIVE TV, it
> says that the tuner is busy.  I reboot the backend and the HDHR and it all
> seems to go back to normal.
> Are you recording QAM or ATSC?  How are the HDHR and the computer
> connected?  Have you tried using the hdhomerun_config utility to check
> signal strength and such?
> Craig

All excellent questions that I should have known to give before I sent the
first email.  OK.  I am running ATSC currently.  I'm only receiving one
channel, and hence, I'm only recording one channel (local FOX affiliate).
The HDHR is connected to the backend via a secondary NIC dishing out DHCP on
that interface.  The signal strength was near 100%.  I'll have to try the
config util i have for Windows and see what the story is.  I do not have the
util on MythDora, mostly because, I haven't looked for the directions for
the linux version.  There is no amp in the mix.  Both tuners on the HDHR are
connected to a splitter off of the antenna mounted on a mast 15 feet above
the top of the house.  I have no reason to believe that FOX has dropped it's
broadcast strength, because they make the claim that they are the only
broadcaster in our are to broadcast at a megawatt.  But I'll check tonight.

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