Bad tuner on InfiniTV PCIe card

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rliepins

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Bad tuner on InfiniTV PCIe card

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Post by rliepins » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi all

I've been having performance issues on my system these past few months and I think i tracked it down to a bad tuner on my 4 tuner PCIe card. Its fine after a reboot, but slowly degrades and makes the system perform poorly on top of it. Here are a few questions:

Are there ways of disabling one of the tuners?
Would a flash update/reimage help with a funky tuner?
What is the latest recommended firmware?
Are there ways to dig deeper into the card to try and find the problem?
Are there any disadvantages switching to an Ceton ethernet tuner?

I'm waiting for Emby to be more robust before using it as a primary TV source, but MC is still king. I'd like to extend it a little longer if I can.

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Post by DavidinCT » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:44 pm

rliepins wrote:Hi all

I've been having performance issues on my system these past few months and I think i tracked it down to a bad tuner on my 4 tuner PCIe card. Its fine after a reboot, but slowly degrades and makes the system perform poorly on top of it. Here are a few questions:

Are there ways of disabling one of the tuners?
Would a flash update/reimage help with a funky tuner?
What is the latest recommended firmware?
Are there ways to dig deeper into the card to try and find the problem?
Are there any disadvantages switching to an Ceton ethernet tuner?

I'm waiting for Emby to be more robust before using it as a primary TV source, but MC is still king. I'd like to extend it a little longer if I can.
I would start with a firmware update...

http://cetoncorp.com/product-support/

Or if you look around these threads there was a beta firmware. My old 4 never had an issue.
-Dave
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Post by adam1991 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:27 pm

rliepins wrote:Hi all

I've been having performance issues on my system these past few months and I think i tracked it down to a bad tuner on my 4 tuner PCIe card. Its fine after a reboot, but slowly degrades and makes the system perform poorly on top of it.
Ping me. You can have mine, if you want it.

If you switch to an ethernet tuner, I recommend Silicon Dust right now.

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Post by joeer77 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:37 pm

Check you card/tuner temp. Sounds like it is too hot. I had to place a side fan on my case to keep both my cards cool. Over 65C they will not work.

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Post by rliepins » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 pm

I thought of that temp issue. They hover between 59 and 65. It was much hotter at first and I did add a fan which helped. I remember talking to Ceton about it years ago. They indicated that anything below 65 would be ok.

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