[mythtv-users] Reliability of USB capture cards

Rodd Clarkson rodd at clarkson.id.au
Sun Jul 25 12:11:03 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Keith Edmunds <kae at midnighthax.com> wrote:

> Myth 0.23 with a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T, both tuners configured
> and both tuners set to record a maximum of two recordings at a time with a
> 750mS delay on tuning.
> Once or twice a week, I get zero byte recordings. Powering the Myth box
> off and on again cures this. I've read elsewhere on this mailing list that
> USB tuners can be temperamental. For those that are unaware, this
> particular card is a PCI card but it presents each tuner as a USB device.
> Is there anything I can do to improve the reliability of this card?
> Would I be better off replacing it and, if so, any suggestions for a DVB-T
> dual tuner?
> I'm experiencing exactly the same issues, with exactly the same card/tuner.

Are others having the same problems with different cards, or is this a
hauppauge NOVA-T 500 thing?

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