[mythtv-users] HD-PVR and STB Power On/Off
chrisznews4 at rogers.com
Wed Dec 23 14:42:15 UTC 2009
Kenneth Emerson wrote:
> Has anyone successfully controlled the power on their set-top box
> (STB) used it in conjunction with the HD-PVR? I would like to power
> the STB off once a recording is over if there isn't a recording
> scheduled directly after it. I have found that occasionally my
> DCH-3200 gets into a state where it will not output a video signal
> until it has been powered off and back on (plus, I'd like not to waste
> the electricity to keep it on all the time).
if it helps I created the following power on/off/status program.
I use it to ensure that the STB is on for recording (say due to power
outage, cable provider STB resets, etc). It has also been verified on
the Motorola DCT-6xxx series but I suspect it will work also for the
DCH-3xxx series. Let me know if it works and I will update my wiki.
Unfortunately, and as you noted, many of the STBs including Cisco's
Scientific Atlanta boxes are really power hungry and the off button
turns out to be a device to make you feel better rather than actually
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