[mythtv-users] HD-PVR weirdness

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Jun 10 03:20:47 UTC 2008

Steve Heistand wrote:
> http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32027&page=46&highlight=hauppauge+hd-pvr
> is the last page of a long thread about the HD_PVR.
> lots of heat problems in the first batch.
> this is a sagetv forum though.
> I have mine hooked to my mythtv machine buts it of
> only so much use :(
> Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net>, said on Mon Jun 09, 2008 [06:12:01 PM]:
> } 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... ;-)

Thanks, Steve.  I think (?) I feel better now.  As I have a second one on
order, I'll wait for it to get here, then RMA this one.


Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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