[mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2
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Wed Sep 12 08:56:25 UTC 2012
From:Tim Scholl <tascholl at gmail.com>
Sent:Wed 12-09-2012 01:49
Subject:[mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2
To:mythtv-users <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>;
Since upgrading to Myth 0.25.2 I've been having problem with channel
switching on my PVR350. I have two tuners one PVR350, and one HDHomerun.
Tuning problems are mainly with the PVR350.
I am experiencing long delays when switching to, or changing channels on
the PVR350. At times I also get a flashing or pixelated line across the
top of the screen. If I exit and re-tune the same channel it's usually
gone. I also get recordings that are the same way, so that eliminates a
video driver issue.
When it does work after a channel change it takes up to 20 sec before it
actually displays the video on the new channel ( while waiting it shows a
still shot of the previous channel but I can hear sound from the new
If it doesn't work I get an "Error opening jump program file buffer" and am
returned back to the menu. which happens 50% of the time. Then I can't use
the card without rebooting.
If I look at the backend status it says that it's watching live TV on the
channel and tuner I tried to tune or change to.
Has anyone else seen this, or have a fix?
Tim Scholl wrote:
> Has anyone else seen this, or have a fix?
A fix, no... A work around, possibly.
As someone pointed out to me with my issue with changing channels on my
HVR-2250 (analog side), is to jump to a digital channel on the HDHR and
then to an analog channel that you want.
It does work.
For some reason. I never received an email with the reply but did see it on Mythtv - Users.
I tried your suggestion and it does work but it is a pain in the butt to have to do.
I am wondering if there a ticket open on this problem?
Thanks in advance.
This won't be any help to you, but I am experiencing similar problems with my PVR250's (I've got one in my MBE and one in my SBE). I sometimes get a flashing stripe about 20% of the height of the screen at the top - it's as if it's being torn from the image (if that makes any sense). It doesn't happen every time I switch to a PVR250 channel, but it also happens sometimes when a recording is started (which makes it really annoying, I can do something about it when I'm watching live tv). Since this happens on both cards in different machines, I tend to discount the thought that the card is faulty.
I also get fairly frequent "Error opening jump program file buffer" messages, but can normally continue to use the card without having to reboot (although I sometimes have to restart the mythbackend process). Channel changes are also a bit slow, but I don't actually change channel on the card as I use the composite input exclusively on these cards to record from an external box (Sky+HD in the UK).
So I echo your plea for help - if anyone else has had these sorts of problems and knows of a fix, please let us know.
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