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

Kirk Bocek kirkbocek at gmail.com
Thu May 27 04:53:54 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 16:00 -0700, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> Locking-up in response to missing audio input is aberrant behavior and
>> should be addressed in the wiki.
> That isn't what I saw. On my system I just kept getting "recorder
> failed" when I tried to make recordings from it when the audio cable was
> not connected. Like you, I expected to just get video-only recordings; I
> was only doing it because I didn't have an extra optical cable on hand
> when I got the device, and I was just trying to get it set up. I did
> spend a lot of time beating my head against the wall, but I never
> experienced any lock-ups.

I misspoke. I meant that the HDPVR itself was locking up. Yes, I also
got the recorder failed type messages. What tells me the hardware is
locked up is when I unplug and replug the USB cable and get device
connection errors. After power cycling the unit, the USB connection
goes fine.

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