[mythtv-users] HD-PVR problem

Christian Szpilfogel chrisznews4 at rogers.com
Fri Jul 9 20:24:22 UTC 2010

On 09/07/2010 2:05 PM, James Orr wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ryan.goat at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:43 PM, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:james.orr7 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > Last nights Daily Show ended up as a 0-byte recording and all
>     subsequent
>     > recordings failed.
>     > . . .
>     > When I power cycled the HD-PVR it started working again, but
>     what happened
>     > and can I stop it from happening again?
>     This is a known problem.  It seems to happen after being on for
>     several months (use to happen every couple of days before they updated
>     the firmware).  If you find a solution please post it.
> Hmm, only had it for a couple of weeks.  When loading I do get ...
> hdpvr 1-2:1.0: untested firmware version 0x12, the driver might not work
> Is there a newer firmware than 0x12?
There is and just this week in fact but if you have followed that thread 
on this mailing list, I wouldn't rush to it. I'm also not convinced yet 
that it is an HD-PVR issue. I have two HD-PVRs and in 0.22 I used to be 
able to go about 2 months before seeing this issue on either of them. In 
0.23 it happens roughly every 1 to 2 weeks on both. Not likely a 
coincidence but then I haven't had time to try and isolate the issue 
myself; I have simply observed it and corrected it when I notice a stuck 

Note most of the time I see it stuck in recording mode which is why it 
is easy to pick up. But sometime it is stuck in idle mode.

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