Originally Posted by Lawguy
I have been using network tuners with a Ceton with WHS 2011 since before network tuners were officially supported (using the utility from Missing Remote).
The experience has overall been good but I have never been able to get the kind of stability that I wanted. I have tried a lot of things:
a. different firmware
b. switching to an Intel NIC
c. Replacing Cat6 cable
d. Switching PCI slots for the card.
e. Adding fans.
f. Changing power settings in Windows
g. Had a dedicated Coax line run to service the WHS box and another infiniTV box.
Ultimately, I have come to conclude that the InfinitVs are not too stable in a WHS box. What this means is abut once a week, I will have some kind of issue. The most common are the tuner conflict or no available tuner errors. This are solved by reboots. The server itself is rock solid and would not have to be rebooted if not for these issues.
Has anyone been able to use an infinitv in a WHS box and obtained stability: no issues for months at a time?
I am a Cablevision customer and initially there were cablecard issues but those have long since been solved and I am aware of no carrier or system issues that could cause these issues.
B/T/W, using an InfiniTv in a standalone box has never been great for me either. By now, the whole family knows the drill about how to get things working again. We just hope we do not miss any important recordings.
I've been running my card in a whs box, for the most part with out issue for roughly 9-10 months. I’ve had a few snags here and there, one being a recent Comcast screw up with my account, not necessarily a problem with the card, and I was never able to figure out how to let my server sleep/hibernate using Lights out, on resume, it would lose the tuner, this happened with an HP N40L mirco server as well as my home grown whs using and Asus p8h67-i. So I gave up, and have been running 24X7.
I had 28 days of uptime, would have been longer, but My server rebooted after a MS update, I had a post serveral months ago, showing 20 plus days of uptime, reboots are usually because of ms updates or other software updates, never rebooted for the tuner card IIRC. I have had a few sporadic moments of the micro blocking on two or 3 occasions, they would occurr on the lower HD channels, like ABC and Fox, I’m on Comcast, but no other channels were affected, and after a day or two the problem would go away. Again for the most part, I’ve had really good stability with the card.