[linux-dvb] ves1820 FEC, have problems with cable provider

thomas schorpp t.schorpp at gmx.de
Sun Jul 24 15:58:43 CEST 2005

Andrew de Quincey wrote:
>>claimed MTBF is surely 5-10 years for such chips.
>>more likely your card got overheated in summer in the pc case... ;)
>>this would cause chip damage, or electrostatics.
> Just to add to this - I see this _very_ frequently with DVB-S cards. After a 
> while, the signal just degrades more and more. If you replace them with a new 
> card, perfect signal is restored. 
> The machines are well ventilated: they're in air conditioned comms. rooms at 
> multiple sites - I don't think they're overheating. It is a major pain 
> though :(


mmh.. bought my dvb-s 1.3 as new from fujitsu-siemens and used it for 3
years... no such issues.

ok. suggest You mail philips QA for a disturbing probe then... that
would be scandalous :|


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