[mythtv-users] Thinking of adding DirecTV, have questions
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jul 22 00:11:26 UTC 2011
On 07/21/2011 08:05 PM, Andrew Theurer wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM, John P Poet wrote:
>> Other people don't seem to be so lucky, and have constant problems
>> with their HD-PVRs wedging. When I first got my HD-PVRs, I had major
>> grief with them, but after changing out the motherboard in my
>> computer, 99% of the problems went away. The HD-PVRs seem to be
>> sensitive to the USB chip they are talking to.
> Really hope this does not happen to me. I need this to be family-use reliable.
>> The HD-PVR can be sensitive to heat, so make sure they are in a ventilated area.
>> One of the MythTV devs is working on a device that will allow you to
>> power-cycle the HD-PVR via software control.
> That would be really nice. I don't see why they could not be power
> cycled every day in the wee hours, or I suppose each at different
> times to avoid a total PVR tuner outage during that power cycle.
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