[mythtv-users] Flakey HD-PVR

Richard Ferrara sicrb25 at bigpond.net.au
Thu Apr 12 23:05:17 UTC 2012

Gary, I was going to use the IR port but at this point I have it disabled and no modules for it loaded.

I have a very minimalistic setup in order to attempt to resolve the issue. Fresh installations, base driver, composite inputs, no channel changes. I attempted using mythbuntu 12.04 / mythtv 0.25 last night to no avail. Actually, most of the colour saturation was all over the place in 0.25 until I changed to OpenGL.

One thing I did notice is that in 0.25 it no longer has the option to choose the video input for the HD-PVR, it must auto detect (not too well hey :) ).

Looks like my only workaround is to have the script run continuously and increase the timeouts. This is the only thing that has worked "well" in the past. A bit of a dodgy solution which will no doubt get on the wifes nerves and end up in my looking for new hardware. Which is a shame because when it is working, it works great!



On 13/04/2012, at 6:00 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:

> <off_topic>
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 18:34, jacek burghardt
> <jaceksburghardt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ... Silicon dust product maybe much better idea
> As with much else, it depends.  Some providers (Time Warner
> is a poster child) make almost all content other than locals
> as copy protected, so the SiliconDust products are not
> useful for those providers.  And even when the providers are
> much more liberal regarding content protection, channels
> such as Showtime/HBO are usually protected, which
> requires something (like) a HD-PVR to record them.
> </off_topic>
> Back the the HD-PVR.  Are you attempting to use the
> IR port in the HD-PVR, either directly, or indirectly
> because you are loading the ir-kbd-i2c module
> for another IR device?  Others have recently posted
> that they get hangs in those cases:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/512980
> and that you should remove/blacklist the module and/or
> recompile your modules.
> Gary
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