[mythtv-users] Verizon Fios QIP7100 2 occasionally turns itself off, 6200ch always thinks it's on

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Wed Jun 29 03:19:03 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 9:36 PM Will Dormann <wdormann at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/24/16 7:04 AM, Will Dormann wrote:
> > I've taken the connector from my HD-PVR wall wart and spliced it onto
> > molex red/black wires.  So far so good!   I'll probably know within a
> > week or so whether or not it fixes my problem.    Thanks to you and Gary
> > for the ideas!
> For the record, I've experienced the same trouble with the HD-PVR
> running off of my computer's PSU as I did with it running off of its
> 6-year-old wall wart.   That is, the unit occasionally gets stuck on
> with the recording light on, but it and /dev/video0 are not accessible.
> Given that I think I've eliminated the power supply as the cause of the
> problem, I suppose that leaves possibly the increased device load (being
> triggered once an hour with my STB power checking script) as the cause
> of the problem.
> Which, if true, leaves me in the situation where I can have a system
> that periodically checks if my STB is powered on which ironically can
> trigger the state where my mythtv box cannot record from that source
> anymore.   Or I don't regularly check if the STB is on, and then the STB
> being off might be a cause for failed recordings.
> So for now I think I'm going to disable the hourly
> STB-power-via-cat-/dev/video0 status check and just see how well the STB
> does on its own power-wise.  I can't imagine that Verizon would push out
> firmware updates too often.  Plus I figure I can shift the recording
> priority to the HDHR, leaving the HD-PVR for just the shows on
> copy-protected channels.

Could it be temperature related?  I know there were some hardware revisions
related to heat on these.  Mine are all running with the covers removed and
good air circulation.

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