[mythtv-users] PVR 250 Glitches and Capture Noise

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 11:51:03 EDT 2005


On 7/12/05, Barry Jett <bjett80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder if anyone else has seen this problem.
> 
> My PVR 250 on an 18.1 EPIA 10k Mandrake system has started generating
> video noise randomly .  About every 10 to 20 seconds I'll get a 'blip'
> of pixelated
> distortion covering no more than 5 percent of the screen and lasting perhaps a
> second.
> 
> This occurs on both the tuner input and the composite input (which has a b/w
> camera on it), occurs on 'live' TV and recordings.  My guess is the mpeg
> encoder is the source.
> 
> A reboot  and reseating of the PVR 250  got rid of the problem for a
> while, but it's
> back again.  Internal temperature of the case is 37 degc, but I pulled
> the top off and
> rebooted to see if the problem re-occurs.

Could be overheating, PVR350 gets considerably hotter than the ambient
air unless you have very good ventilation, and at 37 degrees there's
not much room to go.

> 
> I also have a firewire input from the cable box....it's clean and rock solid.
> 
> All suggestions welcome !
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