[mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2

George Mari george_mythusers at mari1938.org
Sat Sep 22 19:10:22 UTC 2012

On 09/21/2012 08:23 AM, Ken Mink wrote:
> On 9/12/12 9:59 AM, Tim Scholl wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Neil Bird <neil at fnxweb.com
>> <mailto:neil at fnxweb.com>> wrote:
>>     Around about 12/09/12 09:56, Dave Pearson typed ...
>>         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).
>>        OK, time for an AOL moment:  me too.
>>        Except, I have 0.24.x still (with my PVR-350), and I only ever
>>     use it (the card) for s-video in:  it's not configured for TV (and
>>     wouldn't work now, anyway, as all our analogue channels have been
>>     turned off).
>>        Maybe once a month I get a stuffed recording like that (my
>>     flashing strip *seems* to be a distorted checker board pattern), and
>>     the problem lasts for the whole recording.  I've never noticed it
>>     run into another (back-to-back) recording, but that situation may
>>     not have ever occurred.
>>        I had initially thought it was my satellite box, but I've come to
>>     believe it's my card (or, at least, PVR-based), and had just thought
>>     it was starting to go (so I'm going to get a new s-video card for
>>     the new box I'm building up).
>>        It hasn't always done it, but I couldn't say it started after a
>>     Myth update though.
>> I'd save your money and hold off on buying a new card.  The symptoms I
>> is see is either the flashing bar, or the same "(flashing strip that
>> *seems* to be a distorted checker board pattern)" that your seeing.
>> --
>> Tim Scholl
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> I am seeing the same problems with my PVR-500. I also have a HVR-2250 in
> the same box. It uses the ivtv driver and does not have the problem. The
> issues started with the upgrade to 0.25. I'm currently running
> MythTV Version : v0.25.2-21-g099533d
> MythTV Branch : fixes/0.25
> Network Protocol : 72
> Library API : 0.25.20120506-1
> QT Version : 4.7.2
> Options compiled in:
>   linux release use_hidesyms using_alsa using_jack using_oss using_pulse
> using_pulseoutput using_backend using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_crystalhd using_dvb
> using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_ceton using_hdpvr
> using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libcrypto
> using_libdns_sd using_libfftw3 using_libxml2 using_lirc using_mheg
> using_opengl_video using_qtwebkit using_qtscript using_qtdbus using_v4l2
> using_v4l1 using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_mythtranscode
> using_opengl using_vaapi using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads using_live
> using_mheg using_libass using_libxml2
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I just saw the same thing this morning on my PVR-350.  I'm running 
Fedora 17, kernel 3.5.3-1, MythTV 25.2-1 from RPMFusion.

I somewhat suspect it's a leaky/bulging capacitor I found on my PVR-350 
today, however.  The card is 7 years old, after all.

On the other hand, other flaky behavior with the ivtv driver re-loading 
itself and causing the myth backend to no longer use that tuner do 
coincide with my upgrade at the beginning of the month for Fedora 17.

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