[mythtv-users] HD-PVR power cycling

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Mon Apr 25 19:05:45 UTC 2011

On 4/25/2011 1:28 PM, Gavin Hurlbut 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 like one of those. I have 2 HD-PVRs and within the last month or 
so I have had to start to power cycling one of them daily or I start 
getting failed recordings. I've noticed on those mornings I forget to 
power cycle it it quits on me.

I have a plastic slide caliper (no micrometer) that measures the barrel 
of the power plug at 5.5mm. I don't have anything that will fit in there 
to measure the pin in the center.


  Jim Morton   757-626-0429
  Earnest and Associates

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