[mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2

George Mari george_mythusers at mari1938.org
Wed Nov 21 17:14:04 UTC 2012

On 10/06/2012 10:07 AM, George Mari wrote:
> On 10/05/2012 09:25 AM, Michael Harnden wrote:
>> Quoting George Mari <george_mythusers at mari1938.org>:
>>> On 09/24/2012 03:29 AM, Neil Bird wrote:
>>>> Around about 23/09/12 19:39, George Mari typed ...
>>>>> One thing that still remains from before, however, is image ghosting
>>>>> - I
>>>>> am still getting 2 faint ghost images to the right of the main image
>>>>> being shown on the screen.  If you're old enough to remember, it's
>>>>> just
>>>>> like what we used to see in analog television.  It's actually fainter
>>>>> than that, so it's not unwatchable, but you do notice after a minute
>>>>> or so.
>>>>   Hmm, I've been seeing that as well as the flashing (don't recall both
>>>> at the same time, but I stop watching immediately on the flashing).  My
>>>> ghosting, when it happens, is pretty bad, sometimes enough to bin the
>>>> recording and try to catch a repeat.
>>>>   I'll have to have a look at the ventilation, as (as I've said
>>>> elsewhere in the thread) I'm still on older ivtv drivers (CentOS-5) and
>>>> Myth 0.24-fixes.
>>> OK I've finally gotten around to replacing the bad capacitors on my
>>> PVR-350.
>>> After about 24 hours, the good news is that the ghosting and flashing
>>> seem to be gone.  I'm still keeping it well ventilated for a while
>>> longer, just to be sure.
>>> The bad news is that the ivtv driver just decided to unload/re-load
>>> itself again.
>>> So I guess I am back in the camp of suffering from the same problem as
>>> some others seem to be.  I don't know if it's a combination of this
>>> kernel, and Fedora release (17) or what, but it's no fun having to
>>> baby-sit the backend and re-load the driver when it dies.
>>> I'll see if I can find the address for the ivtv mailing list and ask
>>> there, since my problem seems to have shifted there.
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>> A patch has been posted in this ticket;
>> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10732#comment:33
>> Going to try to find some time this weekend to test.
>> Mike
> That looks promising - thanks!

BTW, I applied this patch to my system running 25.2 from RPMFusion - it 
seems to work perfectly, restoring my system's reliability.  No 
recording failures on my PVR-350 since I applied it on November 11th.

I added a comment to the ticket with more details.

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