[mythtv] Making the state of the frontend dependant on the state of the TV/monitor?

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 18:54:41 UTC 2007

That is very interesting and it would be great to implement something
like this. This topic should not disappear with only one answer.

2007/6/9, Mike T. <mike at thesandbenders.com>:
> Has anyone researched or worked on controlling the state/behavior of the
> MythTV Frontend based on the state of the TV(s) it's supporting?
> My TV is currently off and my frontend process is sucking up 30% of the
> CPU time (I left on the program guide which has video previews enabled).
> It would be useful if Myth knew the TV/monitor was off and the frontend
> suspend itself.  I live in a small studio in NYC and it would be nice if
> the system would idle enough that I could have the cpufreq, fans etc
> back off (cut backs on energy usage, heat and noise).
> Anyway... other than the obvious (and kludgy) hack of have lirc listen
> for the TV on/off signal.  Has anyone looked into pulling data off a DVI
> or HDMI link to see if the TV is even on?  I don't know if either of
> these protocols even support this type of functionality.
> Thought I might ask here first.
> Thanks,
> Traff
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