[linux-dvb] Hauppauge PVR-150 Vertical sync issue?

Andy Walls awalls at radix.net
Wed Nov 25 00:43:50 CET 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 13:05 -0500, Robert Longfield wrote:
> I have a PVR-150 card running on mythbuntu 9 and it appears that my
> card is suffering a vertical (and possibly a horizontal) sync issue.
> The video jumps around, shifts from side to side, up and down and when
> it shifts the video wraps. I'm including a link to a screen shot
> showing the vertical sync problem
> http://imagebin.ca/view/6fS-14Yi.html

It looks like you have strong singal reflections in your cable due to
impedance mismatches, a bad splitter, a bad cable or connector, etc.

Please read:


and take steps to ensure you've got a good cabling plant in your home.


> This is pretty tame to what happens sometimes. I haven't noticed this
> on all channels as we are mostly using this to record shows for my
> son.
> Here is my setup. Pentium 4 2 Ghz with a gig of ram. 40 gig OS drive,
> 150 gig drive for recording, 250 gig drive for backup and storage, a
> dvd-burner.
> The 150 gig drive is on a Promise Ultra133 TX2 card but exhibits no
> issues on reads or writes.
> I have cable connected to the internal tuner of my PVR-150 card and
> S-video from an Nvidia card (running Nvidea drivers) out to the TV.
> I don't know what else I can provide to help out but let me know and
> I'll get it.
> Thanks,
> -Rob
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