[mythtv-users] Trouble with two HD-PVRs on one system

David Engel david at istwok.net
Sun Nov 15 15:37:11 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 02:24:18PM -0700, John P Poet wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> > Would a motherboard with better USB support improve the stop/restart
> > issue with the HD-PVR? ?I'm still seeing about 2 occurrences per hour,
> > even with the latest HD-PVR firmware and the STB locked to 1080i.
> I can't say, other than I do not have that problem.  But, I also limit

I knew you would say that. :) Swapping motherboards is such a hassle,
I'd like to avoid it if it won't help.  I'm also having trouble
finding a name-brand, AM2/DDR2 board with 3 PCI slots locally.

> I would like to do 1080i, but I watch too many documentaries, and I
> watch those at 1.3x timestretch.  My system can't keep up with 1080i
> and timestretch using software decode.  VDPAU works perfectly ---- for
> a while ---- and then I start getting minor stuttering.  So, I avoid
> 1080i from the HD-PVR.

I think we've had this discussion before.  VDPAU and timestretching
works very well on my ga-e7aum-ds2h.  I use 1080i instead of 720p
because, IME, interlaced content stretches more smoothly than

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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