Unable to start timeshifting (LockedInOnSignal could not lock onto channel) (1 Viewer)


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  • August 7, 2007
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    Every now and then I get "Unable to start timeshifting" when I'm zapping to a channel. It seems to happen only between channels that are on different transponders. But it sometimes happens too when TV is off and I'm trying to turn it on. If I try zapping again right after the error, usually everything works fine on 2nd try. Most of the time zappings are OK and it shouldn't be bad signal causing this.

    This is what I get in logs:

    2009-05-12 20:45:41.319164 [14]: dvb: LockedInOnSignal waiting 20ms
    2009-05-12 20:45:41.339164 [14]: dvb: LockedInOnSignal could not lock onto channel - no signal or bad signal
    2009-05-12 20:45:41.340164 [14]: tvcard:FreeSubChannel: subchannels count 1 subch#0 keep graph=False

    This never happened to me before in XP and MP 1.0 RC1. After I moved to Vista I started to have this problem. I've tried different drivers and firmware for my FireDTV but those don't make any difference.

    Attached tv.log has successful zappings and one failing with timestamps above.

    TV-Server Version: 1.0.2
    MediaPortal Version: 1.0.2
    MediaPortal Skin: StreamedMP
    Windows Version: Vista SP2 32-bit
    CPU Type: Intel E8200 2.66GHz
    HDD: OCZ Core SSD 32GB
    Memory: Kingston 4GB 800MHz
    Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM HDMI
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD4850
    Video Card Driver: Catalyst 9.4
    Sound Card: ATI HDMI
    Sound Card AC3: AC3Filter
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: FireDTV DVB-C
    1. TV Card Type:
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.5.N
    2. TV Card:
    2. TV Card Type:
    2. TV Card Driver:
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink PDVD 9
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: AC3Filter
    h.264 Video Codec: MPC-HC
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: TTV, Finland
    HTPC Case: Antec Fusion 2
    Cooling: Stock
    Power Supply: Antec 430W
    Remote: Logitech diNovo Mini / FireDTV Remote
    TV: Toshiba 46ZF355
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI


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  • December 26, 2004
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    What happens when you try the TV-application installed by the floppydtv drivers?
    stop tvservice.exe before you do that. :)

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