[mythtv-users] Random Black recordings
johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 15:45:15 UTC 2009
On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/21/2009 08:46 AM, Eppo Eppleston wrote:
>> i have a backend running 0.22. using an HDPVR and a motorola settop box
>> from Verizon Fios. i'm using firmware 184.108.40.206. if you need any more info let
>> me know.
>> i was getting many more of these, but i added a sleep 2 to my channel
>> change script (using 6200ch). but last night i got another.
>> here is a snip of my logs from the time:
>> 2009-12-20 22:29:29.335 TVRec(1): ASK_RECORDING 1 29 0 0
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:02.213 TVRec(1): Changing from None to Watching
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:02.223 TVRec(1): HW Tuner: 1->1
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:03.326 ret_pid(0) child(16975) status(0x0)
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:04.327 ret_pid(0) child(16975) status(0x0)
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:05.328 ret_pid(0) child(16975) status(0x0)
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:05.847 ret_pid(16975) child(16975) status(0x0)
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:05.847 External Tuning program exited with no error
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:06.062 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space:
>> 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:06.073 Started recording: Family Guy "Blue Harvest, Part
>> 1": channel 1257 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:06.075 scheduler: Started recording: Family Guy "Blue
>> Harvest, Part 1": channel 1257 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:13.032 DevRdB(/dev/video0) Error: Poll giving up
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:13.049 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: Device error detected
>> 2009-12-20 22:30:13.052 DevRdB(/dev/video0): Stop(): Not running.
>> how would i troubleshoot/fix this issue? i should be able to get 100% good
>> recordings with the HDPVR right?
> Are you using the HD-PVR IR receiver? I've heard that the IR component (I
> think the receiver side of it--not the transmitter side) can cause
> issues--but I have no experience with the HD-PVR, myself.
6200ch is the the firewire change script.
The problem with the IR portion of the HDPVR is due to polling the IR
part of the unit. I thought it made the unit require a reset.
If you didn't compile and load lirc_zilog module than that's not the issue.
What I can suggest is that you determine how and set your STB to only
transmit in 720p and see if this helps. There is talk of the HDPVR
having trouble switching between HD formats. Personally mine switches
from 720 to 1080 and back without any issues so far. It did seem to
hang a little going to and from 480.
Let us know if this helps.
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