[mythtv-users] HD-PVR issues - is there a solution?
danielk at cuymedia.net
Tue Mar 1 14:14:45 UTC 2011
On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 08:55 -0500, Phil Linttell wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:09:17 -0500
> > From: Mark <fairlane at springcom.com>
> > Subject: [mythtv-users] HD-PVR issues - is there a solution?
> > To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > I've searched the web high and low for weeks and have yet to get a
> > definitive set of answers on the HD-PVR issues as they stand. Lots of
> > people seem to have the same issues.
> > 1. Zero byte files - usually requires a reset
> > 2. Unit stops responding - always requires a reset
There isn't terribly much MythTV can do in these situations. For the
first issue there is an internal reset that we do after not seeing
data for a couple seconds; but sometimes that isn't sufficient. For
the second issue good ventilation seems to be the only thing that
works (and the newer units with the built in fans are less prone to
> > 3. Audio records at 59.94Hz, and video at 60Hz, giving a sync issue over
> > time. Some people change firmware to fix it, only to return to the same
> > state. Is this a firmware issue or a myth issue? Who knows?
AFAIK this only happens with certain combinations of set top boxes and
HD-PVR firmware and only when using spdif input. My solution was to just
use analog audio input. I understand if that doesn't work for you, I
use netflix for movies so I don't ever need 5.1 from my TV recordings
(except for debugging purposes.) You might want to try earlier or later
firmware & report the problem to Hauppauge; tell them which STB you
are using, whether you are using spdif in the bug report and which
firmware you tried.
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