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  1. Neild7744

    Neild7744 Portal Pro

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    Hello (again).

    So im still having some issues with recordings. Last night I setup a number of recordings (i think it was 4 or 5) which all started at the same time. All recordings except 1 were successful... again the failed recording only recorded a 60 minute tv episode for 3 minutes 30 seconds and then failed. This recording was using my quad DVBT2 TBS tuner (if that helps). If i upload my log files, would you have a look over them for me? I have 'preloaded' all my tuners within the TV Server as mentioned about and this issue still remains.

    I have also been playing about with the 'test channels' option on the TV Server and have a few questions:

    1) I receive a lot of 'all cards busy' notifications when i set 'test channels' to 4 users and scan HD channels.
    2) I can clearly see 'all cards busy' notifications, however have plenty of available tuners installed in my HTPC? (Currently 8 x DVBS2 & 4 x DVBT2). (All channels are mapped correctly).

    I seem to get less 'all cards busy' notifications when i test standard SD channels... could this be a timeshifting / file transfer issue?

    Any help appreciated.
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  3. mm1352000
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    Hi Neil

    I'm short on time so this reply is going to be short and direct.

    Yes, always. :)

    You wouldn't be the only one to have questions about how that section works. Honestly, unless you really understand it, I'd recommend completely avoiding it. There are better ways to check tuner functionality.

    Probably normal. The explanation of why it's normal would exceed my available time, so for now please just take my word for it. :)

    I'm not sure what the question is here. Either way I'm not going to be able to answer without log files, a screenshot of the result, and a test/tune number.
    When it comes to the test channels section, I'm not able to look through every single test/tune request. There'll be too many => completely overwhelming and very time consuming.

    There's nothing inherent in the way the test channel section works that would explain less "all cards busy" results for SD channels.
    Also, "all cards busy" has nothing to do with the file system. It means that there are no tuners available to tune the channel.
    Log files etc. as listed above will be needed if you'd like a better answer.

    Regards in haste... :D

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