Ok I've got a File Server that has an InfiniTV 4 in it that sends 2 tuners to 2 different WMC HTPCs. Lately we are having odd "Weak Signal" messages and live tv and recorded TV will stop. If you close WMC and restart it, it works again. So this is happening on both WMC and I assumed it was a signal or server issue. I started trouble shooting it tonight and found my signal strength on most channels is no more than -9 and usually around -2. I checked the Signal to Noise ratio and it's hovering around 37 (which I've found is great). So I've just about ruled out that it's a signal issue. So I haven't had any network issues that I can see and I have not fully checked into those yet, but I went ahead and reset my tuners from the Ceton app and inside WMC. I supplied HTPC A with Tuner 1 and 2 and I started watching a show and recording a show. I checked the Ceton web page and it shows good signal strength and the correct tuners. I then go upstairs and give HTPC B tuner 3 and 4. I start it recording and watching a channel. All the sudden the downstairs TV throws a "weak signal". I proceed to go to the server and check the web page to find out that HTPC B has somehow taken over Tuner 1 or 2 and one of it's own. So it's essentially stolen one of the tuners from the other machine, even though both machines in the setup show them taking the correct tuners. What is odd is that HTPC A is a windows 8 machine and HTPC B is a windows 7. HTPC A (win8) can see the name of HTPC B (win7) in the tuner setup and those tuners are grayed out, but then when I do the TV Signal setup it tries to grab all 4! When I do the same thing with HTPC B (win7) it only shows it taking the 2 tuners and sets everything up correctly. I also notice that HTPC A (win8) can see the name of the PC for the two tuners that HTPC B has but for some reason HTCP B cannot see the names of HTPC A when it's being set up. The Ceton diagnostic utility shows those channels as "No Assignment" even though the channels are playing on the TV and have been reserved by the Win 8 machine. I'm not sure WTF is going on and I'm a bit lost. Has anyone seen such a thing? I know it's pretty confusing but It's the best I can explain it right now.
So for now I powered off the Windows 8 PC and my Windows 7 isn't throwing the Weak Signal. Apparently something is going bonkers in the tuner reservations. What is odd is that both of these machines have been in use for a year and I've been running Win 8 on the one PC since it came out. It's only recently these problems started popping up. Nothing has changed! So I'm lost
Funny thing is my wife doesn't like it but she isn't giving me much crap because she understands my cutting edge need. But my 7 year old? He won't quit giving me crap about the weak signal during his TV shows! lol
Note, all computers are gigabit hardwired.