[mythtv-users] HDPVR problems - power supply again?

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Mon Aug 12 13:29:55 UTC 2019

On 8/12/19 9:14 AM, DryHeat122 . wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 5:17 AM Justin Alcorn <justin at jalcorn.net 
> <mailto:justin at jalcorn.net>> wrote:
>     I had similar problems.  The powersupply fixed it.
>     -- 
>     Justin B. Alcorn
>     The views expressed are not necessarily my own, much less anyone
>     else's
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>     On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 1:16 AM DryHeat122 . <dryheat122 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:dryheat122 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         After a very long period of reliable service, my HDPVR is
>         failing to start recordings and/or starting them then dropping
>         them after around 30 sec.  Logs show recorder failed errors.
>         My natural impulse is to think the HDPVR has trashed yet
>         another power supply. I think the current one is its 4th.  But
>         have never had this particular symptom before, so thought I'd
>         better ask.
> Does anyone know why these boxes are so hard on power supplies?  I've 
> never had another device that was like this before.

I don't think it's the device, so much as the power supply Hauppague 
sells with it using inferior parts. You might be able to find a better 
third-party wall wart.

Personally, I wired up a couple of USB cables directly to my server's 5v 
power supply, and I've not had any trouble since.

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