[mythtv-users] pixalated live tv images

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 00:07:44 UTC 2016

Hoi Kevin,

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:51:00 AM, you wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:21 PM, Peter Bennett <cats22 at comcast.net> wrote:

> On 10/28/2016 06:03 PM, Kevin Johnson wrote:
 >> Hdhr is connected to a router that goes to the same card.
>  I had a problem with an HDHR and a DLINK router. When the HDHR and
>  backend were connected to the router, packets were lost every few
>  seconds, causing pixellation. I fixed it by using a switch between HDHR
>  and backend, and just using the router for the Internet connection. It
>  seems that the router was dropping packets.

> Ya I am beginning to suspect some sort of hardware issue now.  It
> happens on all frontends and disabling power savings is not solving it.
> Just strange that this all started right after I upgraded everything.

> Another thing that has reared its head is starting live tv. 
> Sometimes it continuously stutters.  I have to pause it a few seconds and then all is fine.
> Usually occurs when I switch from one live channel to another,  And not everytime.
> Still digging around seeing if I can find others with these issues.

> Oh the joys of upgrading,

It still sounds like a resource bottleneck and the most likely are
network and disk-IO. Can you add an extra network card dedicated to
your homerun? You need to supply DHCP on it and 100Mb should do. You
maybe could place an old further unconnected router in between to
offer the DHCP. Before I did this I had sometimes quality issues.
You can also try to place LiveTV data on a different disk.

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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