[mythtv-users] HD-PVR Dropouts
chmeredith at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 18:18:12 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 9:43 PM, Christopher Meredith
<chmeredith at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Alan Young <ayoung at teleport.com> wrote:
> > Christopher Meredith wrote:
> >> I'm running trunk revision 23143 with an HD-PVR as my capture device
> >> and in general, it works great. But I am experiencing frequent
> >> dropouts during recording and it's starting to get on my nerves. Myth
> >> does a good job of picking back up, but it still causes a loss of a
> >> few seconds and an accompanying glitch. Here is what I get in the
> >> backend log when this happens:
> >> 2010-01-17 20:47:34.394 DevRdB(/dev/video0) Error: Poll giving up
> >> 2010-01-17 20:47:34.398 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: Device error
> >> 2010-01-17 20:47:34.399 DevRdB(/dev/video0): Stop(): Not running.
> >> It seems to happen at least once during every recording (sometimes
> >> more) and doesn't seem to be limited to one or a few channels. Does
> >> anyone have any ideas what could be going on? Thanks!
> >> Christopher
> > What source are you recording from - Cable? Satellite? And what input
> > you using - S-Video? Component? RCA? SPDIF?
> Sorry, that was a pretty lame description. I am using component cables
> and optical SPDIF to record 720p cable from an SA3250HD.
> Per the other response in this thread, I read this thread:
> It looks like I'm now in that same boat. I am wondering whether anyone
> nailed the problem down. It looks like a couple leading theories
> centered around dirty AC3 from the source and/or flaky USB
> controllers. I am actually using three USB hard drives in addition to
> the HD-PVR and am really hoping that's not the problem. I can switch
> to stereo for testing purposes though, if people are still thinking
> that's the culprit.
So far, no dropouts using RCA stereo cables. I guess the AC3 was the
problem. I suppose I could try a better cable?
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