[mythtv-users] HD-PVR power cycling

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 18:11:51 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm considering producing a nice little USB dongle to power on/off the
> HD-PVR in the times that it decides to misbehave for whatever reason.  I was
> wondering:
> How many people would be interested in getting one?  I don't know the cost
> yet, but I will look into that over the next few days.
> The biggest concern at this time is finding matching power plugs such that
> there would be no cutting of power cables required.  Other than that, it's
> basically a relay and USB glue.  I would be writing the script to drive it
> as well.  If anyone with an HD-PVR has a micrometer and can measure the
> barrel size and pin size, it would make the power plug selection a lot
> simpler.
> So, how much interest would there be?
I would be interested in buying one.

Would you also happen to have a way to detect that it's stuck automatically
and power cycle it? That to me is the tricky part. I hate leaving for the
weekend only to find out I have a ton of blank files when I get back.
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