[mythtv-users] Best firmware to use with HD-PVR?

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 01:23:51 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Christopher Meredith <chmeredith at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:11 AM, Matt Goebel <matt at goebelnet.com> wrote:
> > Is there an HD-PVR firmware release out there that *doesn't* have major
> > issues?
> >
> > So far I've tried 0xf, whatever version that works out to.  That was rock
> > stable for about two months then I started getting lockups and some weird
> > skips in recorded shows.  I've also tried the latest, 1.5.7.0.  That
> seems
> > much worse... no lockups or skips from what I can tell, but I randomly
> get
> > no audio on some channels in both live TV and recordings (Optical).  Kind
> of
> > annoying when you go to watch something and none of it has any audio.
> >
> > What is everyone using?  Any issues?  I'm thinking of trying 1.5.6.1 or
> > 1.5.6.0.
> >
> > Also, this is Fedora 12, latest kernel with built in HD-PVR drivers.
>
> I'm using not the latest, but the one before that (not sure of the
> version number). I've been plagued with the dreaded dropout bug when
> using SPDIF for audio so rather than screw around with it, I've just
> started using RCA stereo. No, it's not ideal, but at least this way,
> it's stable.
>
> BTW, I think it may be time to open up the hdpvr dropout discussion
> again because last I remember, it was blamed on faulty AC3 signal from
> the cable box but since then, I've gotten a brand new cable box and it
> still happens, although 'cat /dev/video1 > test.ts' works perfectly
> every time with no drouputs.
>
>
I've never had drop-outs, instead it now just refuses to record at all while
using AC3 (as with you, cat works fine though).  It did record AC3 for a
while and then all of a sudden just refused to work until I switched it to
RCA.
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