[Gllug] tv tuner with hdmi input

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Dec 16 13:13:24 UTC 2009

Hi Justin,

On 12/11/2009 12:00 PM, Justin Perreault wrote:
> For your situation I would recommend setting a record program to start
> before a match by a few minutes and to finish an hour or two afterwards,

We are using the regular +/- 10min gap, the problem in my case is not so 
much as the 10 min, but the fact that the box actually has a clock that 
slows down. Even if its set to record till 9pm, its a 20% change that it 
will stop around 8:15 wallclock time ( but the clock on the box will 
show 9pm, and epg would have moved onto 9pm as well ). A complete power 
cycle seems to resolve that and bring the time back to reality.

> As mentioned by others, a mythtv box might also crash when you are
> having signal issues and introducing a mythtv box may compound the
> frustrations you get. Though of course as you can actually play with the
> system it is possible to find ways around problems. I found that my
> system was only dying once every 3-4 months, unless I toyed with it.

good point, let me see what can be done about finding some metrics on 
signal quality.

> If you fancy making a rf power cycling script that uses object
> recognition(or sound variance recognition) to watch the signal for you
> from a remote machine, then a couple of X10 power switches will let you
> cycle your sky box automatically along with your myth box if needed.

There is major potential in a over-the-xmas-holidays project here... 
thanks for the info.

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