[mythtv-users] Has MythTV bricked my HD-PVR?
lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 13:16:49 UTC 2012
On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM, Derek & Cindi Cass <
cass at casscoenterprises.com> wrote:
> >On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry [at] gmail>
> >> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Christian Szpilfogel <chriszpml [at]
> >> > wrote:
> >>> On 03/03/2012 10:07 PM, Larry K wrote:
> >>> > I think the problem has to be either the O/S (driver) or the
> >>> > itself. At this point I am not sure how to determine which. Should
> >>> > I try hooking the PVR up to my windows machine and capture from
> >>> > Maybe that would tell me if my Linux system is the culprit, or the
> >>> > hardware.
> >>> >
> >>> > Talk about frustrating....
> >>> I hear you. I've had issues like this in the past yet have somehow got
> >>> through them.
> >>> You may have already tries this but I did have to replace my power
> >>> supplies on my HD-PVRs. When the power supplies were failing it would
> >>> cause these types of issues. Double check but I think the power supply
> >>> is 5V 2A. IIRC I swapped one out with a 5V 2.5A and the other with a
> >>> 2A both of which I happened to have lying around.
> >> I found a 5V2A wall wart laying around, but it had the wrong size pin.
> >> cut and spliced from the Hauppauge power supply, and I am testing it
> >> So far, so good. This might just be the problem!
> >> Many thanks for the suggestion! I'll probably order another power
> >> that isn't cut/spliced, or ask Hauppauge if they would like to comp me
> >Well, I spoke too soon, it seems. With the makeshift power supply, I was
> >able to get 30 minutes into a show before the Poll Error occurred. I've
> >tried multiple recordings, and it seems to be consistently better than it
> >was, but it still fails. Where it used to be 3-5 minutes before failure,
> >it now seems to be closer to 30 minutes. Very disheartening. I thought
> >this was the answer to my problems...
> >I should also point out that I checked my STB, and it is set to send
> >with 4:3 override disabled.
> >>> I've also seen the hd-pvr respond badly when they get hot.
> >> Yes, heard that too. Mine is near the exhaust fans in my home theater
> >> cabinet, so I hop it stays cool enough.
> ** **
> It sounds to me like you might have had 2 issues. One was the wall wart,
> and now you have a heat issue. Can you get the HDPVR out of your HT
> cabinet and see if that helps?****
For the last week, the cabinet doors have been open, providing what I think
is more than adequate ventilation. It doesn't seem to be getting all that
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