[mythtv-users] HD-PVR Issues

Richard Woelk richardwoelk at yahoo.ca
Tue Mar 2 02:54:01 UTC 2010

Jeff Wormsley wrote:
> I've Googled but can't find any resolutions for this, although I've 
> seen it posted about a couple of times.
> My HD-PVR doesn't seem to want to record anymore.  Using cat 
> /dev/video0 > test.ts, it will capture for about ten seconds and 
> quit.  Under Myth Live TV, if I go to a channel only available on the 
> HD-PVT tuner, I get a black screen and the frontend is totally locked 
> up (I have to CTRL-ALT-DEL, the go to the system monitor and kill the 
> thread).  This is under Ubuntu 9.10.  My STB is set to 720P output and 
> I am using SPDIF audio and I change channels via firewire, no blasting.
> Does anyone remember if there is a resolution for this, or do I need 
> to send this one back to Hauppauge?
> Thanks,
>  Jeff.

    When you record for 10 seconds with cat /dev/video0 > test.ts, does 
it play back properly? Any problem with audio or video can cause the 
HDPVR to quit recording. I had this problem a while back after I moved a 
working system. I thought the test.ts file played back properly but I 
didn't have speakers plugged into my backend. The SPDIF optical was 
plugged into the output of the HDPVR and not the input. Also, if you 
can, try recording (not just preview) with a windows computer to test if 
it can record properly.

- Richard

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