[mythtv-users] Suicable PCI replacement for a failing PVR150
rob at davis-family.info
Fri Apr 6 18:09:10 UTC 2012
Without wishing to pour too much cold water, unfortunetely, you guys are
talking about incompatible cards to each other. I'm pretty sure Jan is
somewhere in Europe using PAL/DVB-T and Andrew in Canada using NTSC/ATSC.
Any card bought in Canada is going to have a different chipset than bought
in Europe even if it carried the same number. Although I suspect that
Hauppauge would call it something like an HVR-1950 over here and HVR-1900
Andrew, I think you already mention that you have 2 x HDPVR's on your USB
subsystem, putting another two devices on this will probably overtax it.
I would suggest keeping with PCI. I picked up a Hauppauge dual mode 1600,
you can use it with ATSC and Mpeg2 at the same time. Although every now
and then the driver breaks and either loads with no audio or won't load
the analog part.
If your 150s work for you, try and get a 500 on eBay.
> On 06/04/12 17:51, Andrew Stadt wrote:
>> On 06/04/2012 11:04 AM, Jan Ceuleers wrote:
>>> I went for HVR1900s, since they are more future-proof both from the
>>> point of view of connectivity (USB rather than ever-less-available
>>> PCI), and because they are dual-technology (analogue and DVB-T).
>> Thanks for the info Jan,
>> If you don't mind me asking, how well are they supported? Any
>> issues/problems/etc? Drivers work out of the box, or need to be compiled
>> (not an issue, but nice to know ahead of time)? Don't need the
>> ir/blaster support, have that covered through other means.
> They are well supported by the pvrusb2 driver. They take a while to
> initialise at boot, so you may need to delay starting your backend until
> they are up and running.
> Full disclosure: I've been having occasional problems whereby USB
> connectivity became unreliable (about once every couple of weeks or so).
> This began only when I added the fourth tuner to the system, prior to
> that I had perhaps two occurrences per year (i.e. with only three of
> these tuners or fewer).
> When it became irksome enough to do something about it I asked the kind
> folks on the pvrusb2 mailing list, and we all agreed that given my
> symptoms (which I haven't fully described here) the issue is most likely
> due to the USB subsystem in the kernel rather than the tuners or the
> pvrusb2 driver.
> I have since installed a 3.3.0 kernel and have not had any problems.
> That's now a couple of weeks ago and I haven't had problems yet. Too
> early to say whether the problem is solved though.
> More info about the boot process. If your distro is using upstart, then
> please refer to
> . As you can see, I only had 2 HVR1900s when I wrote this
> HTH, Jan
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