[mythtv-users] PVR-250 used to work, now stops tuning
jeff at jeffpiazza.org
Sun Sep 18 12:08:48 UTC 2005
I built a MythTV machine in March with a PVR-250 and a Pundit-R
machine. After the usual initial stumbles, I got it working reasonably
well, and have been happily using it since.
Last week I went out of town on business. I got a call from my wife
that all the recent recordings seemed to be of (cable) channel 22, our
local PBS station. I poked around via SSH, and realized that my zap2it
subscription had expired, so I renewed that, but the tuner still seemed
stuck. (I thought this was kind of a strange symptom of an expired
subscription, but the coincidence seemed even stranger.)
I rebooted the machine and now just get undifferentiated static on all
channels. Now that I'm home, I've tried ptune and still can't get a
Has anyone known a PVR-250 to fail in this way after working for 6
months? Is this a known failure mode?
Also, has anyone had trouble with tuner cards overheating (and failing)
in a Pundit-R? The case sure seems warm to the touch.
Thanks in advance for any help,
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