[mythtv-users] HDPVR Crashes With Missing S/PDIF Input

Kirk Bocek kirkbocek at gmail.com
Wed May 26 17:42:01 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Kirk Bocek <kirkbocek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 22:10 -0700, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>>>> After many backend reboots and power-cycling of the HDPVR I finally
>>>> figured out that I had knocked out the optical S/PDIF cable
>>> [...]
>>>> I'm posting this because I've haven't seen this problem mentioned
>>>> before.
>>> The HD-PVR will not work if there is no audio connected to the
>>> programmed input. At least, what I know for sure is that if you are
>>> using the SPDIF input and there is no optical cable connected, it
>>> doesn't work. This has *definitely* been mentioned here before; I
>>> encountered this problem myself about a month ago.
>> Well it sure seems like the hardware (which is where I assume the
>> problem lies) should handle this situation more gracefully. Should
>> someone add a 'gotcha' warning to the wiki page?
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR
> Unless someone JUST added it before I got there - please see
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR#Steps_to_Add_the_HD-PVR_as_a_Capture_Device_in_MythTV_.280.22_or_later.29
> where it states: "All cables must be functional and properly attached
> in order for capture to succeed with the HD-PVR."

My bad. I thought I had read the page very carefully. I missed that
sentence. I guess I'm wanting that information in some kind of
troubleshooting section.

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