[mythtv-users] Advice me, should I upgrade or should I fix it?

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 19:37:39 UTC 2008


If you can afford to invest in a better/faster system, you will be happier
in the long run.

But you already knew that...  8^)

Tom

On Jan 9, 2008 8:23 AM, Henrik Beckman <henrik.list at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Im plauged by problems on my myth rig,
>
> 1) I get occasional disconnects when recording on one specific channel,
> especially when a second recording starts a bit into the first.
> This occurs on both my Nova-T500 and my Nova-TD, I first had the 500 and
> the purchased the TD to get rid of the disconnects.
>
> 2) My nova-TD hangs my machine hard after a few hours of usage when using
> onboard usb on the A8N-VM CSM motherboard.
>
> I also use a Nova-PVR to record from cable and since I only have to pci
> slots one is occupied with the add on usb controller needed for the nova-td
> and the other
> with the nova-pvr card. On the shelf I have a Twinhan mantis dvb-c and a
> nova-t500 (not fun).
>
> Im thinking of swapping out the A64 3200+, A8N-VM CSM and 2Gb of DDR and
> replace it with a E4500 an intel G33 motherboard and 2Gb of DDR2, mainly to
> get reliable
> The other option is to start tweaking with IRQ handling and disabling
> legacy usb in bios, upgrading bios and so on to get rid of the  usb hard
> hangs.
>
> The disconnetcs I hope will either be fixed by the driver developers or  I
> can work around them by getting better signal strenght.
>
> It feels a tad insane to upgrad all to get the USB solid, but Im a bit
> tired with tweaking at the moment, sometimes I just want my TV to work.. =)
>
> Im running ubuntu feisty with a 2.6.23-1 kernel and DVB drivers from
> october.
>
>
> Convince me there is a better way than to buy a new rig.
>
> /Henrik
>
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