[mythtv-users] Alternative to HDPVR

Scot Kreienkamp skreien at wcnet.org
Sun Dec 24 04:07:52 UTC 2017

That's exactly the problem.  That's a good idea and I'll probably try it at
least until I can switch to something else, but I am more interested in
finding an alternative than fixing the HDPVR.  It's really old and will
break down at some point.  I'd rather be proactive and find an alternative
before that happens.

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 10:49 PM, Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> >Scot
> 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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