[vdr] Help! No lock on primary device when timer starts

Andreas Mair Andreas.Mair at linogate.com
Wed Apr 26 16:31:47 CEST 2006


Hi Mattia,

every DVB-S card has a cable of its own, no pass through.

Regards,
Andreas

On Wednesday 26 April 2006 16:18, Mattia Rossi wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:46:46 +0200
>
> Andreas Mair <Andreas.Mair at linogate.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm experiencing problems with my VDR box. I've used different VDR
> > releases (1.3.37 to 1.3.48), different firmwares (f62623 to fd2623) and
> > different DVB drivers (this monday's hg and original kernel 2.6.14.2).
> > The box features 2 FF cards (1.3 and 2.2).
> >
> > So what happens?
> > When a timer starts while watching LiveTV (ZDF or BR) the live picture
> > gets disturbed and audio consists only of some peaks. Even if I'm
> > watching ZDF and the timer is recording ZDF. The recording is fine.
> > It's impossible to continue viewing that channel. The picture is only
> > fine when switching to a limited number of channels: Pro7, Sat1, Kabel1
> > (and what else belongs to this group). Switching to Das Erste, ZDF, BR,
> > WDR, NDR... or the RTL group shows trash.
> >
> > The log is full of lines like:
> > frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel 2, tp 111953
> > regained lock...
> >
> > It doesn't help if the timer stops. But restarting VDR then (no DVB
> > drivers are reloaded!) LiveTV is fine again.
> >
> > I don't know what else I can do/try :(
> >
> > Any help/hints appreciated!
>
> Hi Andreas,
> do you have two different sat cables running to the two cards or are you
> using the pass through cable of the rev 1.3 card to feed the sat siggnal
> to the 2.2 card ?
>
> In the latter case, it is a standar behaviour, since you will be able to
> tune the second card only to channels that have the same polarity as the
> channel you are recording on the first card.
>
> If you have indeed two different cables running from your dish, then
> maybe you have a faulty dual LNB and or problems with the connection.
>
> If you explein how you connected the dish to your two cards it would help
> to start guessing in the right direction
>
> Regards
>
> Mattia
>
>
>
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