[mythtv-users] Sky Set Top Box control only at set times ?

Max Hodgson max.hodgson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 10:57:03 UTC 2008

2008/12/18 Damian O'Sullivan <shabba at skynet.ie>:
> On Thu, 18 Dec 2008, Paul Hurley wrote:

> I have a script (I did not write it) that checks if the STB is powered on
> (uses mplayer to see if there is a pic on the /dev/videoX device) and
> powers on if necessary. You could get myth only to record if the box was
> off and ensure you turn off box when finished viewing. I am not aware of
> any way to know if someone is watching anything or if the STB is just
> sitting idle. I suspect it is impossible to tell for sure.

The skybox outputs data via the serial port of the channel being
watched I believe.


You could write a perl script to watch the serial port.


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