[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Sun Nov 15 19:22:15 CET 2009

If you know something about electronics you could use an unused hard
drive connector from your power supply. Bring it out of the case through
some connector on that back of the case. Run it to a box with jacks for
all your USB tuners to plug into. Just need to check voltages needed by
each device. Some might be geting other then +5 or +12 from their power
supply in which case you may need to add some voltage regulators that
feed off the +12 line to step down to what it wants. this way it all
turns on together.

Or make a power supply that has outputs for each device. But you need to
know about electronics to do it.

Artem Makhutov wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 09:45:40AM +0100, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> En/na Timothy D. Lenz ha escrit:
>>> I have seen USB to serial and parallel adapters, but the parallel ones  
>>> are kind of rare and you might need to mod your software
>> Oh, yes, I'll surely need to modify it, since my driver needs an  
>> old-style parallel port, an usb to parallel converter won't do.
>> However, now that I think of it, I could use an usb to serial converter  
>> and instead of a driver write a daemon that uses polling to count the  
>> pulses.
>> I'm still not convinced that a single pci slot is enough though.
> I am using TeVii S660 and TeVii S650 USB DVB-S2 cards. So I don't need PCI slots.
> The only problem with the USB devices is that they all require a seperate power supply.
> Would this be an option for you?
> Regards, Artem
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