[mythtv-users] Fun with FireWire
dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sun Jul 13 13:38:14 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 07:07:13AM -0700, Steve Heistand wrote:
> > > > When I try to record, though, the results appear to be erratic.
> > > >
> > > > What should I be looking at?
> > >
> > > could you expand some on "erratic"?
> > Missing recording files. System lock-up in one case.
> > -dsr-
> there is a 'disable firewire reset' checkbox I think in the general
> settings menu, make sure that isnt checked.
I haven't found that.
> the connection speed in the mythtv-setup section was key as well.
> while supposedly the box would run at 400mbps it would only reliably work
> at 200. which is still fast enough for HD. occasionally it would bounce
> around to the 2nd channel on the firewire port, which didnt really cause
> mythtv any problems it did cause issues for my channel changing script
I reset the connections to 200Mb/s broadcast mode. That seems to
have helped, some.
At this point:
- I can watch most channels through the FW connection. After
changing channels in LiveTV mode between 10 and 20 times, the
whole computer locks up, and needs a reboot.
- Randomly, after recording a show, the STBs stop
responding. Pulling the cables and power-cycling them brings
Has anyone seen either of these before? These are Motorola
DCT6412 STBs, from RCN in Boston.
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