Originally Posted by danxmanly
But this morning I awoke to no tuners... ahhh... the fun begins. I went into the Ceton diagnostics program and cleared and re-discovered my tuners and they're back on my two PC's I'm using with the ETH6, so not quite sure what happened. Hopefully just a one time thing.. not sure if I ever power cycled the box after the latest firmware upgrade so maybe that was it and I have since done that.
I've had to go through this process several times now. Once around July 4th, once a few weeks ago, and again this weekend. WMC on PC#1 lost access to the Ceton tuners, J River Media Center on PC#2 was able to use the tuners. Using the clear / rediscover buttons in the Ceton Diagnostics utility and then setting the tuners up in WMC fixed it each time, but it's a nuisance. Another poster claimed that getting rid of J River Media Center fixed the problem completely for him, but he was seeing the problem VERY frequently. It's still not clear to me if this is a WMC problem, a Ceton driver problem, a PC problem (such as network drivers), a Ceton ETH problem, or something else.
It's still pretty dang slow when changing channels... especially when going to HBO. But as I mentioned.. once I do grab the channel it is crystal clear with no "blocking" on the picture. Not sure if having everything plugged in to my ASUS AC Router, which is in turn plugged in to the fios router could be causing the delay in a "handshake" of some sort. But for now... I'm gonna leave it as is and enjoy taking my two Verizon boxes back to the store today and saving $30 a month.
Check your signal strength in the Ceton web page for your tuners (on the Diagnostics Utility, go to the Devices tab, then click the "Go to InfiniTV Device Webpage" button, from there you will find tabs for each tuner which will show signal strengths). If it's too strong (or too weak), it can take a while for the tuning to lock in. If too strong, get a coax signal attenuator rated for the number of dB to get your average signal strength across all channels as close to 0dB as possible. If it's too weak, a coax signal amp of the appropriate rating to get as close to 0dB as possible may help.