[mythtv-users] Alternative to HDPVR

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sun Dec 24 03:49:32 UTC 2017

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 22:13:34 -0500, you wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>I have been using an HDPVR with MythTV for several years with no problems.
>I recently upgraded my backend hardware to a NUC with MythTV 29 and despite
>trying two HDPVR's with multiple power supplies nothing I've done has made
>it reliably record from the HDPVR.  The ancient HDHomerun works flawlessly
>so the backend is fine, it's simply the HDPVR is not reliable anymore.
>I've seen others on the list complain that it's not reliable on USB3, which
>is most likely the problem I'm experiencing.  So I'm wondering if there is
>a better alternative.
>I'm considering buying one of the HDMI capture boxes on ebay or Amazon to
>capture from cable STB's into MythTV.  Anyone have any experience they can
>share on how well they work?  Any problems with them?  Are you using an
>external channel change script and an IR blaster?  Are there any specs or
>capabilities that I should look for?  I know they only capture in stereo,
>but since that's all I get with the HDPVR I'm OK with that.
>Thanks to anyone who replies.

I presume the problem with USB 3 is that the NUC does not have any USB
2 ports.  So do you have a USB 2 hub you could plug into one of the
USB 3 ports - that might help.

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