[mythtv-users] HD-PVR recordings oversaturated

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 23:41:17 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:

> 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.

I sent an email to Hauppauge support over the weekend asking if I could get
a previous version of the firmware, but haven't heard back yet.

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