[mythtv-users] HD-PVR power cycling

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 14:58:00 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> says:
>> 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'd be very interested. In addition to the longstanding issue with the
> HD-PVR,[1] for the price level and size you're talking about, it'd be
> useful for other contexts for which computer-controlled power cycling
> is wanted without the expense of a more costly gadget.
> [1] That said, is the consensus that the issue is with the video4linux
> HD-PVR driver and not Hauppauge's firmware (given that Windows and OS
> X users of the encoder don't seem to have the issue)? I know Janne,
> the original author, did the rest of us a big favor by going to
> considerable trouble to reverse-engineer the driver despite not
> needing to use a HD-PVR in his daily use. It's a pity, however, that
> three years after the HD-PVR was released and 18 months after mainline
> MythTV began supporting it this issue still bedevils all of us, from
> John Poet on down.
> --
> MythTV FAQ Q: "Cheap frontend/backend?" A: Revo, $200-300 @ Newegg
> Q: "Record HD cable/satellite?" A: Hauppauge HD-PVR, $200 @ Newegg
> Q: "Can't change Live TV channels w/multirec!" A: Hit NEXTCARD key
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I too would be interested in at least one of these dongles.


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