[mythtv-users] dish network + mythtv (Press SELECT to continue)
jonese at zener.com
Tue Aug 9 15:11:31 UTC 2005
This sounds like a PVR type receiver. There should be an option in the
menus to disable the power-save/off mode (I can't remember what it's
You can also modify your change channel script to hit a cancel button
before the channel numbers are sent.
I have this setup to send POWER-ON, delay, CANCEL, CANCEL, channel num,
CANCEL, CANCEL to avoid any pop ups that might happen.
That may not be the exact IR signals sent, but you get the idea. The
power-on has been added to get around the seemly random poweroff that's
been occurring in the last few weeks. That's not the standard
power/toggle IR code, that's the discrete POWER-ON code.
I haven't missed a channel change in over 4 months now.
Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> I have a Dish receiver I am controlling via an IR Blaster.
> Every night at 3am, the dish receiver downloads updates,
> firmware (I assume), etc... and apparently resets itself.
> In the morning, it says "Press SELECT to continue", in
> a bouncing screen saver sort of thing. The only way to
> continue is to press SELECT, so it blocks scheduled
> recordings unless I manually press SELECT on the
> remote each morning.
> For those of you with Dish, is there any way to disable
> this behavior? Or do I pretty much just need to write
> a quick cronjob that sends SELECT via my IR Blaster
> every night at 4am? How does everyone else handle
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