Preset recording with TV card and hibernation

By Reachable
May 2, 2010
  1. My Windows 7 computer goes rather quickly into S3 (I think) hibernation. I'm thinking of getting a TV tuner card and recording programs and setting the record times in advance. Will the computer be able to come out of S3 to do the recording, or will I have to disable or change the sleep mode? Also, would it make a difference if I recorded to an external hard drive connected to USB as opposed to the IDE boot drive?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is this a laptop or desktop computer? A desktop computer should never be set to sleep. I can watch full length movies on both my laptop and my desktop computers with out any trouble. With a TV tuner, disable any sleep or hibernation modes set
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    1) If a computer is in "hibernation" only manual intervention will take it out sleep mode

    2) If a computer is in "stand by", it can be woken up either manually or by a data packet sent to its network card

    In either case, the TV tuner card can't wake it up

    If you want to use a USB drive suggest you see [post=753513]How to Avoid Problems with USB Storage Devices[/post]. If you connect the drive directly to the computer (i.e. not through a hub) i'd guess it should be OK, but best you test and verify for yourself
  4. Reachable

    Reachable TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142   +44


    I did think it was improbable, but you never know until you ask.

    Interesting information.
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