[mythtv-users] Interesting Problem - Can't have third PCI Card - USB Suggestions?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Aug 20 00:23:05 UTC 2011

On 08/19/2011 05:56 PM, Kris B. wrote:
> I have an Nforce 3a motherboard that I use for my mythbackend.  I have
> upgraded the system with a new 2tb sata HD (jumpered to 1.5 as that is
> all the motherboard supports).
> I also treated myself to a third ATI HDTV Wonder - however, when I add a
> third card, the system freezes up when I try to boot.  I tried swapping
> ports, etc. to no avail.
> So, I think I am stuck and I will be limited to 2 PCI Tuners - however,
> I imagine I could add a USB stick for a third tuner... any suggestions
> for a cheap one that works?  I am using Mandriva 2010.2, kernel
> I figured it would be nice to add a third card, but I don't really want
> to buy an HD Homerun and have all of that network traffic (my dsl router
> is 10/100, I believe)...  Also, keeping the costs down is important :)

It's possible your PSU is not capable of producing sufficient power to
run the system and all three cards.

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