[mythtv-users] Debugging hdhomerun - can I record the same show from multiple tuners in duplicate?

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 01:18:10 UTC 2023

Hoi Ram,

Monday, February 27, 2023, 1:20:14 AM, you wrote:

> Hi,

>  I have two HDHomeRun tuner boxes (a dual and another quattro) and
> I     suspect one of them is broken. I strongly feel it is the
> quatrro,     but for now, I am going to assume that anyone of them
> could be     broken because the only evidence I have is that some
> shows turn out     to be 0B recordings. I have already power cycled
> and tested with     hdhomerun control/config app on win10. They seem
> to work fine when     watching live TV in myth also. However one of
> the boxes very often     produces 0 bytes recording.  I would like
> to record the same show on     of both my tuner boxes at the same
> time to check if this is a     transmission issue or tuner issue. My
> antenna is brand new and I     doubt it is at fault.

>   Both units are several years old, so it could be that their    
> adapter is broken. If so, my app on windows should create problem or
> attempting to watch live TV should produce errors, but I do not get 
> any of those. So, I have not tried fixing adapters

>   Also, when I added my second HDhomerun unit (quattro) when I    
> bought it, strangely enough, I got 8 tuners instead of 4. So, I am  
> not sure if something is wrong with backend setup of this tuner. 

>   I run standard debian 11.6 with default kernel adding mythtv    
> 0.32-fixes using debian-multimedia repository. I have a gt1030 nvdia
> card, but that is unlikely to be relevant as this is a recording     issue.

>   Recording that produces 0B is coming on digital channel 18     (Dallas/KTXA-DT 21.1)

> Regards
> Ramesh

How is the situation with your storage? A zero byte recording can be
the result from some failure to store the stream to disk. A problem
with a tuner more often will result in a damaged file not a zero byte

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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