[mythtv-users] Random Black recordings
eppo120 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 16:10:27 UTC 2009
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On Dec 21, 2009, at 10:45 AM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 12/21/2009 08:46 AM, Eppo Eppleston wrote:
>>> i have a backend running 0.22. using an HDPVR and a motorola
>>> settop box
>>> from Verizon Fios. i'm using firmware 184.108.40.206. if you need any
>>> more info let
>>> me know.
>>> i was getting many more of these, but i added a sleep 2 to my
>>> change script (using 6200ch). but last night i got another.
>>> here is a snip of my logs from the time:
>>> 2009-12-20 22:29:29.335 TVRec(1): ASK_RECORDING 1 29 0 0
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:02.213 TVRec(1): Changing from None to Watching
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:02.223 TVRec(1): HW Tuner: 1->1
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:03.326 ret_pid(0) child(16975) status(0x0)
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:04.327 ret_pid(0) child(16975) status(0x0)
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:05.328 ret_pid(0) child(16975) status(0x0)
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:05.847 ret_pid(16975) child(16975) status(0x0)
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:05.847 External Tuning program exited with no error
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:06.062 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required
>>> Free Space:
>>> 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:06.073 Started recording: Family Guy "Blue
>>> Harvest, Part
>>> 1": channel 1257 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:06.075 scheduler: Started recording: Family Guy
>>> Harvest, Part 1": channel 1257 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:13.032 DevRdB(/dev/video0) Error: Poll giving up
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:13.049 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: Device error
>>> 2009-12-20 22:30:13.052 DevRdB(/dev/video0): Stop(): Not running.
>>> how would i troubleshoot/fix this issue? i should be able to get
>>> 100% good
>>> recordings with the HDPVR right?
>> Are you using the HD-PVR IR receiver? I've heard that the IR
>> component (I
>> think the receiver side of it--not the transmitter side) can cause
>> issues--but I have no experience with the HD-PVR, myself.
> 6200ch is the the firewire change script.
> The problem with the IR portion of the HDPVR is due to polling the IR
> part of the unit. I thought it made the unit require a reset.
> If you didn't compile and load lirc_zilog module than that's not the
> What I can suggest is that you determine how and set your STB to only
> transmit in 720p and see if this helps. There is talk of the HDPVR
> having trouble switching between HD formats. Personally mine switches
> from 720 to 1080 and back without any issues so far. It did seem to
> hang a little going to and from 480.
> Let us know if this helps.
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I'm not using the hdpvr ir receiver. I set up the box a while ago to
just send 720p. I'll doublecheck toake sure the settings didn't change
just to make sure.
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