[mythtv-users] HDPVR Crashes With Missing S/PDIF Input

Kirk Bocek kirkbocek at gmail.com
Wed May 26 16:09:09 UTC 2010


On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 22:10 -0700, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>
>> After many backend reboots and power-cycling of the HDPVR I finally
>> figured out that I had knocked out the optical S/PDIF cable
> [...]
>>
>> I'm posting this because I've haven't seen this problem mentioned
>> before.
>
> The HD-PVR will not work if there is no audio connected to the
> programmed input. At least, what I know for sure is that if you are
> using the SPDIF input and there is no optical cable connected, it
> doesn't work. This has *definitely* been mentioned here before; I
> encountered this problem myself about a month ago.

Well it sure seems like the hardware (which is where I assume the
problem lies) should handle this situation more gracefully. Should
someone add a 'gotcha' warning to the wiki page?

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR


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