Originally Posted by dbailey75
[Is there any way I can go back to the static model of using tuners
I reloaded the OS, on one of my HTPC's using the latest drivers, during the setup I never came across the tuner assignment screen. while the tuner pooling was always considered beta, I choose to stay with tuner assignments, at this point I can only assume tuner pooling is no longer beta, as my other two PC's are running the older drivers, setup still takes me through the tuner assignment configuration, so with that said maybe rolling back to an older driver may help you.
So far I haven't run into any issues with the other PC's. I did receive the no tuner available message while two show's were being recorded while I was watching a 3rd on the PC I reimaged, I hit cancel on the error message, and confirmed the other show's were recording without issue.[/QUOTE]
It has been a horrible experience for me. My wife hates the setup (she doesn't say so, but I know it), and I don't blame her. I, too, choose the tuners during setup, but it's still dynamic. I can choose all 6 on my HTPC, and the other machines on the network can choose any of them also. Maybe I won't choose all 6 so that it doesn't share a tuner with the other machines on the network. That may make more sense. Regardless, the product is quite unstable. It wasn't a good investment overall, not after you factor in the serious amounts of time I've had to diagnose and fix problems. I didn't have a great experience with the original 4-tuner PCIe either years ago. I've always had bad luck with them.
I'll admit, after the first 1-2 weeks of horror with the ETH 6, it was good for a few months, but for the past year it gradually got worse. It was bearable until this past summer.