[mythtv-users] HD-PVR power cycling

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Apr 25 19:18:22 UTC 2011

On 4/25/2011 15:13, Jim Morton wrote:
> On 4/25/2011 3:05 PM, Jim Morton wrote:
>> 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.
>> 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.
> It would also be really nice if your device didn't consume a USB port. I
> have 4 ports and they are all used.
> Is it possible to T or have a port pass through your device?

Unlike firewire, chaning is not part of USB's feature set.  The only way 
for the device to not consume a port would be for it to function as a hub.

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