[mythtv-users] HD-PVR failure

Mark markhsa at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 22:15:20 UTC 2010

Jeff Artz wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Kevin Ross <kevin at familyross.net 
> <mailto:kevin at familyross.net>> wrote:
>     On 12/03/2010 11:36 AM, James Orr wrote:
>         All of a sudden (after 6 months of no problems), I'm getting
>         recording failures on my HD-PVR
>  8<
>         After I switch the HD-PVR off then back on, it starts working
>         again.  This has happened twice in the past week, with no
>         problems in the past 6 months.  I have not done any recent
>         upgrades or changes to the system.  I am using the RCA audio
>         inputs as the digital was causing problems before.
>     Congratulations on going 6 months between reboots of your HD-PVR!
>      I need to reboot mine for the same reason probably once a month.
>   I have two HD-PVRs, and they seem to 'lock up' about once a month or 
> so.  (I had to reset them both last-night as a matter of fact!)
>   If it gets to be too much of a nuisance, I may cobble together a 
> script to power-cycle them via an X10 module - either when they're 
> idle (as a preventative measure), or when the 'recoder error' is 
> detected. 
> J-e-f-f-A
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Could this be a firmware thing?  Mine does the same thing and always 
has.  I was thinking maybe I should update the firmware and this would 
no longer happen?



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