Originally Posted by kypma
I'm having the exact same problem with two HD Homeruns on an entirely gigabit network. Three tuners works fine, but then the fourth kicks in I get a 0 second recording. Have you had any luck figuring this out?
Is the switch and the tuners right at the computer so no other traffic is going thru the switch?
My switch with the tuners are one foot away from my mini so there is no other traffic between the mini and them. Even at that the data/recordings are being sent back thru the switch to the next switch and then to my unRaid server.
Is the switch hard wired to the computer or is it wireless?
How about the wiring? Is it up to gigabit traffic?
And it could be the switch, there have been problems with certain switches not performing well when hot.
Is it always the same tuner section? Are the tuners the ones with 2 antenna inputs instead of 1?
Maybe when you disturbed them the center pin/wire on antenna connection got bent or is just not making a good connection?
Lots of things to check..
I run 5 HD streams thru 2 switches to my unraid server, 4 recording and one playback, the only problem I see is in the playback. While doing this the playback will pause for a second once in a while, Not sure if it is EyeTv, my Mini or the server, but if I play back the same recording alone or with one being recorded it's fine so not a big deal and I'm probably asking my 09 Mini to do a lot and I'm sure EyeTV and or the Mac OS is giving priority to the data being saved.
Also those tuners are not as good as the built in TV tuner, at least for OTA, and they sometimes will not lock to the signal for a few seconds if the signal isn't good enough, causing a station not available message and no recording.