[mythtv-users] power status of SA3250 with firewire

Thomas B. Clark mythtv at clark.durham.nc.us
Sun Dec 18 18:35:03 EST 2005

I have an SA3250 firewire working beautifully, changing the channels 
with an IR blaster, and getting all but the premium channels (HBO, 
Shotime, etc).  However, I've run across a stumbling block--how to tell 
if the unit is powered on or not.  Because the power function is a 
toggle (whoever came up with the idea of toggles for power functions 
should be shot!) I would like to insure that the unit is powered up when 
the myth log shows that a client is connecting.  The plugreport doesn't 
change with respect to the power status.  The only way I can think of is 
to run test-mpeg2 in a script and test for output; if none, toggle the 
power.  I'd be interested to know if there's a cleaner way.

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