[mythtv-users] Reliability of USB capture cards

Mark Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Sun Jul 25 12:58:18 UTC 2010

On July 25, 2010 09:11:03 Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> 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?
> Rodd

I've read on the pvr-usb2 driver site that it is a good idea to put them on a 
UPS, since they are quite susceptible to power variations.


Maybe that would help?


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