[mythtv-users] Mythtv/liveTV fades to grey....

plainfaceboy plainfaceboy at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 21 23:19:19 UTC 2010

I've finally set up my UK Mythtv system and after a bit of fiddling have 
generally got things working.
I've not tested everything fully, but I've got a few niggles with LiveTV. 
Quite often (it seems mainly when it's not been on long) it fades to black 
and white and although the TV continues to play I can't do anything - I'm 
assuming maybe the backend is busy but wouldn't expect it to happen as often 
as it does? Sometimes happens on the menus too, not just liveTV.

My system is;
Asus m3n78-Pro, with NVidia 8200, Phenom x3 705e, 4GB, ITB HD, with separate 
partition for recordings.
Silverstone GD01 MXR case with LCD. Hauppauge HVR-4000 ( firmware 
as per linuxtv.org).
Am using built in LIRC and LCDProc and both seem to work fine (though not 
fully configured)

MythTV 0.22 and latest fixes & Ubuntu 9.10 (32-bit)
I've scanned both DVB-T and DVB-S and have channels from both appearing in 
my list.
Sometimes Live TV doesn't even start and returns to the menu, but then a few 
tries later, sometimes after a reboot, it's fine again, though sometimes 
with the fading to b&w.

Am using v4l-dvb-20091103 from hg.kewl.org.
I did try the 2.6.32 kernel but it seemed to cause lots of problems so am 
back on 2.6.31-14.

Are there some settings I need to tweak that might help with this? Does 
anyone have any suggestions?
I'm obviously at relatively early days with this install but would like to 
get it more usable as soon as possible, so I can do the rest of the set up 
at my leisure!
Thanks for any help. 

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