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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    First switch died. All good points about the cabling, I'm an engineer at an electronics manufacturer and spend a lot of time fixing test systems, I always check the cable connections to test instruments to begin with. I'm not familiar with HDMI though.
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    Absolutely, I found pages and pages of discussions about the issue, I did my best to present an abridged version :geek:
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    Did some googling, sparkles are due to high impedance in the cable which reduces the strength of the digital signal to such an extent the receiver can't tell a 0 from a 1. There's no error correction so the effects are seen on the screen straight away. Just search for HDMI error correction.
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    Old switch no crackles, new switch with same cable setup crackled. Not sure where the gold plated one came from, I've only bought them from Poundland.
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    My new switch caused sparkles and crackling sound, but changing the cables fixed it. Strangely it was a gold plated cable that was the problem.
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    The switch consists of one chip for switching hdmi and a 3.3V regulator to supply the chip from the 5V on the hdmi. There's a push button to select which input the chip outputs. If I ever get round to it maybe it'll be interesting to see which is dead, but don't hold your breath :rolleyes:
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    Opened the Hummy, hardly any dust in the fan or anywhere else. So read through the guide and did a database and CF reset. Which was good fun because I had forgotten how to set up network shares, but all sorted. No crashes since then. When I think about it I did do some package updates the...
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    I know little, ok nothing:confused:, about hdmi so I was wondering how a problem with hdmi could affect the Hummy. The Hummy did lock up (picture froze but sound ok) tonight, but at least it didn't do a factory reset this time. I've started using Sysmon and I can see it occurred at the time the...
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    It was a cheap manual 2 into 1 switch, didn't think much could go wrong with it :) Worked OK for 3 months. Still waiting to see if the hummy crashes again, so far so good.
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    Box crashed, HDMI switch killed

    Do you think it was the HDMI switch failing that caused my Hummy to crash a couple of times, or did the Hummy kill the switch? I guess if the Hummy crashes again without the switch I'll know.
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    Watch program being recorded over network

    Mostly I watch youtube which I can only get on the laptop, and all the comfy chairs are in the living room :)
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    Watch program being recorded over network

    Another vote from me. I consider myself Mr. Average, so their must be a more than a few of us who watch their laptops while their better half watches the soaps. Being able to watch FTA almost live on the laptop would be a boon.
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    Watch program being recorded over network

    Worked a treat, many thanks for the advice.
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    Watch program being recorded over network

    ok thanks, guess I'll just have to be patient and wait for the recording to finish :)
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    Watch program being recorded over network

    Is it possible to watch a recording in progress over the network?
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