[mythtv-users] post recording command?
dwight at dwightandamy.com
Thu Nov 30 19:45:51 UTC 2006
There are network accessable power switches that could be used to power
off/on your STB but I haven't seen any that are inexpensive.
The ones I recall where used to implement STONITH for clustering purposes,
but there is no reason they couldn't be used to power off/on something else.
Come to think of it, I wonder if one of the cheap X10 devices could be set
up to handle the power for your STB...
On 11/29/06, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> I have DirecTV STB's and I'm connected via the Serial port. I've had no
> problems controlling the set top box, but I am wondering if it is
> possible to shut the set top box off after (1) the recording is complete
> and also (2) when the tuner is not in use via WatchTV?
> Is this even possible?
> The directv.pl script, which is set up to change the channels, turns on
> the STB, so that isn't an issue...
> The real reason I am trying to do this is that some times the STB flakes
> out and doesn't give me any channels or signal. Powering off and
> powering back on again brings things back. So.. my thinking is that if
> I only have the STB on when in use (either via recording or watching
> live tv), it may lessen the chances of the box flaking out..
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