[mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2
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Subject:Re: [mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2
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On 09/23/2012 08:24 AM, Dave Pearson wrote: -----Original message-----
From: George Mari <george_mythusers at mari1938.org> <mailto:george_mythusers at mari1938.org>
Sent: Sat 22-09-2012 19:57
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] PVR350 problems with Myth 0.25.2
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On 09/21/2012 08:23 AM, Ken Mink wrote:
> On 9/12/12 9:59 AM, Tim Scholl wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Neil Bird <neil at fnxweb.com <mailto:neil at fnxweb.com>
>> <mailto:neil at fnxweb.com> <mailto:neil at fnxweb.com> > wrote:
>> Around about 12/09/12 09:56, Dave Pearson typed ...
>> This won't be any help to you, but I am experiencing similar
>> problems with
>> my PVR250's (I've got one in my MBE and one in my SBE). I
>> sometimes get a
>> flashing stripe about 20% of the height of the screen at the top
>> - it's as
>> if it's being torn from the image (if that makes any sense).
>> OK, time for an AOL moment: me too.
>> Except, I have 0.24.x still (with my PVR-350), and I only ever
>> use it (the card) for s-video in: it's not configured for TV (and
>> wouldn't work now, anyway, as all our analogue channels have been
>> turned off).
>> Maybe once a month I get a stuffed recording like that (my
>> flashing strip *seems* to be a distorted checker board pattern), and
>> the problem lasts for the whole recording. I've never noticed it
>> run into another (back-to-back) recording, but that situation may
>> not have ever occurred.
>> I had initially thought it was my satellite box, but I've come to
>> believe it's my card (or, at least, PVR-based), and had just thought
>> it was starting to go (so I'm going to get a new s-video card for
>> the new box I'm building up).
>> It hasn't always done it, but I couldn't say it started after a
>> Myth update though.
>> I'd save your money and hold off on buying a new card. The symptoms I
>> is see is either the flashing bar, or the same "(flashing strip that
>> *seems* to be a distorted checker board pattern)" that your seeing.
>> Tim Scholl
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> I am seeing the same problems with my PVR-500. I also have a HVR-2250 in
> the same box. It uses the ivtv driver and does not have the problem. The
> issues started with the upgrade to 0.25. I'm currently running
> MythTV Version : v0.25.2-21-g099533d
> MythTV Branch : fixes/0.25
> Network Protocol : 72
> Library API : 0.25.20120506-1
> QT Version : 4.7.2
> Options compiled in:
> linux release use_hidesyms using_alsa using_jack using_oss using_pulse
> using_pulseoutput using_backend using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_crystalhd using_dvb
> using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_ceton using_hdpvr
> using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libcrypto
> using_libdns_sd using_libfftw3 using_libxml2 using_lirc using_mheg
> using_opengl_video using_qtwebkit using_qtscript using_qtdbus using_v4l2
> using_v4l1 using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_mythtranscode
> using_opengl using_vaapi using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads using_live
> using_mheg using_libass using_libxml2
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I just saw the same thing this morning on my PVR-350. I'm running
Fedora 17, kernel 3.5.3-1, MythTV 25.2-1 from RPMFusion.
I somewhat suspect it's a leaky/bulging capacitor I found on my PVR-350
today, however. The card is 7 years old, after all.
On the other hand, other flaky behavior with the ivtv driver re-loading
itself and causing the myth backend to no longer use that tuner do
coincide with my upgrade at the beginning of the month for Fedora 17.
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I don't think it's a hardware fault as I have this problem on 2 PVR250's in 2 separate systems. I suspect it's an IVTV driver problem as I finally got around to trying the card outside of mythtv (using mplayer /dev/video0 -) this morning and the same thing was happening, I quit out of mplayer and ran the command again and the picture was OK. I'm not a member of the IVTV mailing list, but it might be worth taking a look there to see if it's been reported.
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I am having issues with the PVR-500 (3 of them with identical symptoms actually) that include a distorted picture and the "Error opening jump program file buffer" problem. Could all of those in this thread please check to see if there is a coinciding entry in their syslog like
ivtv0: Encoder has died : ivtv_serialized_open
ivtv0: Detected in ivtv_serialized_open that firmware had failed - Reloading
Yes, I've got that in my syslog:
Sep 23 15:45:53 nslin01 kernel: [194952.355339] ivtv0: Encoder has died : ivtv_serialized_open
Sep 23 15:45:53 nslin01 kernel: [194952.355344] ivtv0: Detected in ivtv_serialized_open that firmware had failed - Reloading
Sep 23 15:45:54 nslin01 kernel: [194953.404361] ivtv0: Loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (376836 bytes)
Sep 23 15:45:54 nslin01 kernel: [194953.470965] ivtv0: Loaded v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw firmware (262144 bytes)
Although it coincides with a quick mplayer test that I did which didn't show the picture distortion.
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