[mythtv-users] HD-PVR failure

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 17:10:55 UTC 2010


On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:18 AM, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
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>>> On Saturday, December 04, 2010 08:58:18 am James Orr wrote:
>>>
>>> >
>>> > Happened again last night, that's now 3 times in one week with
>>> > nothing in the preceding 6 months?  Could it be a temperature thing?
>>> >  It's a lot colder now and that's the only thing that's different.
>>>
>>> Is your HD-PVR located in unconditioned space? Is your indoor
>>> temperature really different now?
>>>
>>> Usually cooler temps are good for electronics, and it's a *change* in
>>> temperature that can cause problems with chips migrating out of sockets,
>>> PC boards cracking and things like that.
>>>
>>> I'd be surprised if your problem is temperature related, unless the unit
>>> itself is exposed to extreme or repeated wide temperature swings.
>>>
>>>
>> It is in the basement, it's not totally unheated (in fact it's only a few
>> feet from the furnace) but it's certainly colder than the rest of the
>> house.
>>
>>
> It's now starting to happen pretty much all the time, and within
> recordings.  This one failed 8 minutes into an hour long recording ...
>
> 2010-12-05 09:08:36.657 DevRdB(/dev/video0) Error: Poll giving up
> 2010-12-05 09:08:36.673 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: Device error detected
> 2010-12-05 09:08:36.697 DevRdB(/dev/video0): Stop(): Not running.
> 2010-12-05 09:08:49.845 [h264 @ 0xb7153fa0]error while decoding MB 95 27,
> bytestream (-5)
> 2010-12-05 09:09:05.559 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: StartEncoding failed
>                         eno: Resource temporarily unavailable (11)
> 2010-12-05 09:09:07.569 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Warning: Unable to set audio
> input.
> 2010-12-05 09:09:17.036 RecBase(7:/dev/video0):
> GetKeyframePositions(894,9223372036854775807,#112) out of 120
>
> Is this more than the usual problem?  Is my HD-PVR broken?
>

If I do end up having to buy a new one, is the HD-PVR still the only game in
town for component video capture?
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