[mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is powered ON? Re: SA3250HD is turning itself off?

Evuraan::ഏവൂരാന്‍ evuraan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 19:07:00 UTC 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 1:25 PM, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2008 11:23 AM, Daniel Arfsten <darfsten at hotmail.com> wrote:

thanks, the info/display thingy will be usefull to me as well.  I will
throw a cron job in tonight.

What if there was a small power disruption? My backend machine would
boot back all the way up, I wonder what stage would the STB be? Is
there a way one can ensure that the STB stays powered on, rather than
finding out from recordings with blank/black display? thanks.

> Just an idea you could have a cron job that runs at the top of the hour to
> send the display/info key.  This would keep it alive and would give minimum
> impact on recordings. The info screen would only be in the very beginning or
> end of the recording.
> You might even be able to get by with more time as it should stay on for
> atleast 3hrs (to watch a 2hr movie on a commercial station.  If it turns off
> more frequently than that complain to the provider.
> Mitchell

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