[mythtv-users] HD-PVR weirdness

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Jun 10 01:12:01 UTC 2008

Hi all -

I have had an HD-PVR now sitting on my USB bus for about a week.

I have it set up now simply passing component video and audio to my HDTV
(waiting for an optical audio cable for my receiver) from the STB.

I have noticed that when I am watching the TV (not live TV through Myth)
via the STB through the HD-PVR - if I change to an HD channel from an SD
one, I lose the sound.  It doesn't happen EVERY time, but almost.  When
this happens I need to power-cycle the HD-PVR to get the sound back.  If I
then change to another HD channel, or switch back to an SD one, it does
NOT lose the sound.

I have also noted that the thing runs pretty warm - if I close the cabinet
door, decreasing ventilation, I sometimes lose the picture, too - wonder
if  they're just heat-sensitive, or whether this particular one is flawed.

I have called Hauppauge tech support, and the tech I talked to wasn't very
helpful, as he said I need to be running the Windoze app that came with
the box in order to run any tests on it.

I was just curious if anyone else on the list who has one of these has
seen anything similar.  I suppose that if worst comes to worst I can bring
in my dual-boot laptop and install their Winblows software on it to test
the HD-PVR, but I'd rather not if I can avoid it... ;-)


Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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