[mythtv] Working myth setups (was Whats wrong with myth)
ben at walding.com
Sun Mar 20 06:11:17 UTC 2005
Athlon 2700XP, 1GB, 300GB LVM across 160G Seagate, 120G WD, 2x80G Seagate)
DVICO dvb-t plus (Ultravision badged),
uname -a: Linux <hostname> 2.6.10 #1 Sat Feb 26 15:41:49 EST 2005 i686
athlon i386 GNU/Linux
From /etc/modprobe.conf.local -
options cx88xx card=21
Toshiba P20 notebook (3.2GHz, 1G RAM) on occasion, SuSE 9.1
Network: 802.11g using WPA (WPA affects bandwidth like all encryption...)
Hoping to get WinMyth to work soon, but it's very flaky.
Loads of issues getting it all working, but almost there - myth is still
insisting on recording the wrong channel (but only for Ch 2) even though
direct TV watching is ok.
Virtually no issues with DVB card once it was installed.
I chose DVICO based on recommendation of friend who had it going all
fairly smoothly. HDTV is choppy, but I blame WiFi network (without any
evidence). SDTV is almost flawless except for occasional signal drops
(<1s : I have rabbit ears tangled up with all my other computing gear)
Thomas M. Pluth wrote:
>My MythTV Setup ;
>P4 2.8, 1GB, 6x 180GB PATA (1TB RAID0 for recordings)
>PVR-250, HD-2000, Nvidia FX-5200, Fujitsu WXGA LCD Display (1280x768)
>P4 2.4, 512MB, 3x250GB PATA, 7x200GB SATA (1.8TB RAID5 for videos)
>PVR-250, HD-3000, Nvidia FX-5200, Gateway 1810D LCD (120x1024)
>Backend #3 (for testing)
>Celeron 2.4, 512MB, 80GB PATA
>PVR-150, PVR-500, Nvidia FX-5500, shares display with Backend #2
>P4 3.2, 512MB, Nvidia FX-5500, Sanyo PLV-Z2 WXGA Projector (1280x720)
> I record about 12 HD recordings a week. 9 out of 10 HD recordings are
>flawless. I get an occasional corrupt recording from the HD-2000 driver due
>to a buffer overrun. I've got some new driver mods to try but haven't
>gotten around to them. The HD-3000 never seems to have a problem. If I
>don't resolve the HD-2000 problem soon, I'm going to order another HD-3000
>and sell the HD-2000.
> Yours is the first mention of the DVICO card I've heard on this list,
>whereas there's been plenty of discussion about the pcHDTV and AIR2PC cards.
>I'm curious why anyone would think this DVICO card would work well when
>nobody else is using it and it's not mentioned as working in the MythTV
>documentation. This is like complaining that the used BMW you just bought
>doesn't run well with the KIA engine you decided to put in it and you want
>BMW to fix it for you.
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