[mythtv-users] Firewire problem with Shaw Cable

kanetse@gmail.com kane.tse at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 17:56:05 UTC 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Tim Korsrud <public at korsrud.com> wrote:
> I have a Pace 775D that has been working to record via firewire. On Oct 15
> it stopped recording.  The channel changing is working, but recoded files
> are empty. When I go to the diagnostics page 21, the 1394 status is listed
> is disabled.  Does this mean that something has changed on shaw's end? I
> don't recall what it said when it was working.
> I also have a motorola DCT-6200 that is mostly working via firewire.  I say
> mostly working because some channels do not work correctly, but the DCT-6200
> had these problems before.


I own a DCT-6416 and DCT6200 and have been seeing the same problems
(channel changing works; but zero-length recordings) intermittently
ever since I got the boxes over a year ago.  I suspect the problem is
not on Shaw's end, because if I restart mythbackend in the middle of a
recording a zero-length show recording, the show will sometimes
restart recording properly.

This has resulted in about 25% to 33% of my shows not being recorded
at all.  I would love to find some way of deleting these zero-length
recordings and rescheduling them so that I can at least catch the West
Coast feeds (even in SD, if needed).

I am also on Shaw on Vancouver, BC.

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