[mythtv-users] Firewire captures but will not change channel

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 16:00:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Jeff Artz <jeffa.myth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gabe,
> I use firewire to change channels on my Motorola QIP-7100s (FiOS) and
> HD-PVRs for capture.  A couple of times my boxes have locked up and not
> responded to channel changes or IR, but happily kept the same channel tuned,
> resulting in many 'wrong' recordings of the channel they were on when
> this occurred.
> I suspect it was due to heat, since we've had some very hot weather this
> summer in the NorthEast, and I don't have A/C in my home.  And even though
> my MythTV Backend server is in the basement, it still got into the high 80's
> (or even hotter) in my basement when the temps went up to or over 100
> outside...
> To recover, I had to forcibly power off the boxes by pulling the power cords
> (They did not respond to the front panel buttons either).  I have also had a
> couple of issues with the HD-PVRs, apparently due to heat as well - but
> power-cycling them via their front-panel power button worked (I didn't have
> to pull the power manually).
> So I currently have a fan blowing on the two cable boxes and HD-PVRs 24x7,
> and have not had a problem since.  (A week or two now).   I suspect once the
> temps cool back down again, I won't need the fan anymore, but perhaps I'll
> still keep it, or set it up with a thermostat just to be safe...  ;-)
> J-e-f-f-A

Thanks.  I have done hard reboots several times and that has not
seemed to work.  The weird thing is I can capture via firewire but
just not change the channel.

I am taking the box into the cable company to see if I can have a
replacement.  Maybe that is the issue.

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