[mythtv-users] HD-PVR recordings oversaturated

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Mon Aug 29 22:49:42 UTC 2011

Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> says:
> I just upgrade the firmware on my HD-PVR from a version 0x12 May 7,
> 2009 to the latest from the Hauppauge web site, 0x17 July 27, 2011.
> Now all recordings from the HD-PVR are way oversaturated.

Same here. I upgraded in hopes that, based on the changelog, the
firmware would finally solve the well-known stability issue. (I can't
use Gavin Hurlbut's hdpvr-killer device because power cycling the
HD-PVR when it is in use crashes my backend.) Unfortunately, the
abovementioned change makes the new version unusable, at least for me.

Previous firmware versions recorded with values that were almost
perfect compared to the "pure" MPEG-2 via FireWire, so I never
bothered with the Live TV 'g' command. With 0x17, I have to turn Hue
down to 0% or close to it for red to not appear pink, but no matter
what I can't get some other colors (especially yellow) to look quite
right. Back to FireWire, once again, I go.

PS - I found that changing the recording settings quickly tended to
crash the HD-PVR, requiring a power cycle.

MythTV FAQ Q: "Cheap frontend/backend?" A: Revo, $200-300 @ Newegg
Q: "Record HD cable/satellite?" A: Hauppauge HD-PVR, $200 @ Newegg
Q: "Can't change Live TV channels w/multirec!" A: Hit NEXTCARD key
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