[mythtv-users] Why is HDHomerun Prime not recording so many shows?

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 22:13:00 UTC 2012

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On Jan 26, 2012, at 2:00 PM, Rick <rbonafied at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01/26/2012 04:39 PM, Robert McNamara wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Rick <rbonafied at gmail.com
>> <mailto:rbonafied at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    Hi,
>>    A friend of mine recently bought and configured an HDHomerun Prime for
>>    Myth with Comcast.  He has been noticing a slew of channels that are not
>>    recording properly.  Unfortunately, it's not consistent.  For example,
>>    the food network will record just fine for one show and then not record
>>    the next.  Even for the same show.  I've asked him to turn on more
>>    debugging in the backend.  In the meantime, is there something in the
>>    base logs that give a clue as to what's happening?
>> The Prime logs would likely be more enlightening.  The intermittency
>> sounds like you're not getting a channel map often enough, channels are
>> "dropping off" and thus are invalid when it attempts to tune.
>> Invariably, these problems tend to revolve around issues external to
>> MythTV-- network issues, issues with cablecard pairing and activation,
>> channel map issues on the Prime because of broken cable company
>> practices, etc.
>> Robert
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> Aside from getting the latest beta firmware (20120124beta2), is there 
> something he can do to increase the channel map refresh?  I looked at 
> the log from the prime and couldn't really make heads or tails of it as 
> it relates to his problems.  (prime menu-> status menu ->

No. The rate of channel map transmission is determined by the cable company. The prime is a one way device-- it cannot request a channel map or anything.

As to the logs, that's what mailing lists are for ;)

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