[mythtv-users] Mythical Poltergeists

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Jun 28 04:29:21 UTC 2018

I've been running mythtv for about 15 years now and I am quite 
comfortable with the way it works. But something happened last night 
which is just unbelieveable and I cannot think of any way that it 
happened but it did.

Like lots of us, I have the myth box connected to a couple of HDHR's for 
OTA, and a separate cable box, for cable tv. The myth box outputs audio 
to an amplifier and speakers. The cable input outputs to the tv speakers.

Last night I watched a FIFA match on the cable. My wife fell asleep 
before the end. I switched off the tv and went to bed. Earlier we had 
watched a recording on myth, through another input to the tv. The last 
thing I did in myth, was navigate to the Status page and check on the 
EPF listing status: 20 days!

About a half hour later, my wife wandered in. She had been awakened by 
music *from the mythtv speakers*. I investigated and found that the 
mythbox had decided to exit the status page, navigate up and over to 
'Music' and commence playing the last selected track ('Nimrod' by Elgar).

How did this happen? How COULD this happen? Popltergeists are a myth, 

              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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