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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2009, 04:56:16 pm »
You're seeing the same USB disconnect problem in 810, or new problems entirely?

Maybe I will take a look at those USB sticks you have recommended then. Are they relatively easy to set up? I am no programmer!

Thanks.

We see the same problems under 0810 for the T500's... mainly i2c errors.

The KW-DVB-T 399U needs the latest v4l-dvb drivers and after that is plug-n-play. I will try and get a wiki article uploaded that covers this ;-)

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Hi Andrew, as much as I hate to hassle you, did you manage to upload this wiki article? Apologies if you have already, I just can't find it!

Cheers.

Hi,

Sorry I did not get time last week. I'll get onto this on Monday.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2009, 04:59:44 pm »
Another question I had about this KW sticks....

Do you supply many systems with two or more of these sticks in the core, ie four or more tuners? And if so, do they work ok?

Regarding this thread http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8000.0, I also wondered whether it is possible to change the directory (preferably to a secondary hard disk) that holds the recordings using VDR in 710?

We have started to supply systems with 1/2/3 KW Sticks installed internally. Under 0710 there is no automatic way to configure recording to another partition or drive but this can be done using a symlink to the second partition.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2009, 07:44:34 pm »

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2009, 11:57:34 pm »
Another question I had about this KW sticks....

Do you supply many systems with two or more of these sticks in the core, ie four or more tuners? And if so, do they work ok?

Regarding this thread http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8000.0, I also wondered whether it is possible to change the directory (preferably to a secondary hard disk) that holds the recordings using VDR in 710?

We have started to supply systems with 1/2/3 KW Sticks installed internally. Under 0710 there is no automatic way to configure recording to another partition or drive but this can be done using a symlink to the second partition.

Andrew

I did try with the symlinks (with MythTV, not VDR), but they kept disappearing after reboots! Any idea why this might be? Also, Thom seems to be dead against symlinks (see aforementioned thread) - I take it you haven't seen any instability issues with this approach?

And thanks in advance for doing the wiki page, it is much appreciated.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2009, 11:59:05 pm »
Don't know if this will help anybody: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-500
Will check out this page again tomorrow - it has been vandalised.
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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2009, 03:10:37 am »
Hi All
Just leting every one know that the Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500 seems to work flawlessly under 810 and Mythtv but we need to make a device template for it now

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2009, 08:28:28 am »
ihas.
Hi All
Just leting every one know that the Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500 seems to work flawlessly under 810 and Mythtv but we need to make a device template for it now


I do not agree.
It´s a fine card but...
Have done extensive testing with this card both under 0710 and 0810.
It work better in 0810 but there are still problems.
For example i2c errors. When those happen you wont be able to tune the card anymore without a reboot.

Some motherboards seem to work better than others but the main underlying problem still exist, even 0810.

What firmware are you using to test with?


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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2009, 10:05:38 am »
niz - what is your take on the comments made on that wiki article linked to, on linuxtv? It seems heavily to imply that the i2c problems were solved, however it doesn't make much sense. At first it says the i2c problems were resolved in v1.2, but that this fw introduced new remote control problems (which has a workaround), then it goes on to say that the remote control problems, too, have been solved, but also under v1.2.... in other words, as if they have applied some subsequent fixes to the fw, but not bothered to increment the version number. Either way, it does explicitly state that the 1.2 fw has resolved those i2c problems.... have you tried the "new" version of v1.2 or only the "old" version of v1.2? :)

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2009, 11:51:52 am »
colinjones,

niz - what is your take on the comments made on that wiki article linked to, on linuxtv? It seems heavily to imply that the i2c problems were solved, however it doesn't make much sense. At first it says the i2c problems were resolved in v1.2, but that this fw introduced new remote control problems (which has a workaround), then it goes on to say that the remote control problems, too, have been solved, but also under v1.2.... in other words, as if they have applied some subsequent fixes to the fw, but not bothered to increment the version number. Either way, it does explicitly state that fw 1.2 has resolved those i2c problems.... have you tried the "new" version of v1.2 or only the "old" version of v1.2? :)

It was probably the old v1.20 version of the firmware that I tested.
Going to do another test to see if stability have changed.

In my experience the card can work stable for 1-2 weeks and then suddenly you see "usb disconnect" or i2c error.
Another time it might just work a few days before it stop working.

I know others here have done a lot of testing with this card too.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2009, 10:29:31 pm »
Don't know if this will help anybody: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-500
Will check out this page again tomorrow - it has been vandalised.

This is the main LinuxTV wiki page for keeping tabs on how progress towards a stable T500 driver is coming along...I'm afraid as you will see at the end of the article it is still not stable and you will experience usb disconnects and i2c errors still. As is noted on this page there are some basic hardware errors and problems with the current drivers and the dib_0700 used in the Card.

Our experience with this card still is its problematic and will give you stability problems...its a great pity as this card is in many other respects really very good.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2009, 09:19:33 am »
Don't know if this will help anybody: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-500
Will check out this page again tomorrow - it has been vandalised.

This is the main LinuxTV wiki page for keeping tabs on how progress towards a stable T500 driver is coming along...I'm afraid as you will see at the end of the article it is still not stable and you will experience usb disconnects and i2c errors still. As is noted on this page there are some basic hardware errors and problems with the current drivers and the dib_0700 used in the Card.

Our experience with this card still is its problematic and will give you stability problems...its a great pity as this card is in many other respects really very good.

Andrew

Point taken. I am going to order a couple of KWorld 399Us in just a moment as you have suggested. Thanks for all of your help.

You mentioned that you use symlinks to change the recording directory - I haven't had much success with this, as on my current setup they seem to dissapear after the core has been rebooted! Any idea why this might be?
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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2009, 07:39:24 pm »
See the very brief Wiki article below on how to upgrade your LinuxMCE-0710 installation so that it will auto-detect a Kworld KW-DVB-T 399U DVB-T usb stick;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Kworld_KW-DVB-T_399U

The upgraded v4l-DVB modules installed by this lib will allow the 399U to be auto-detected correctly and will also improve support of other newer DVB-T tuners too.

All the best

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2009, 07:53:14 pm »
That's fantastic, thank you. My 399Us have just arrived, so will give this a try during the week.

Any comment on the symlinks? Mine always seem to disappear after a reboot, which means my smaller OS hard disk fills up with recordings extremely quickly.

Thanks again for your help.

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