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

Chris Weiland hobbiticus at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 16:21:54 UTC 2008

Well, for those that are interested, these are the diffs to the files that I
modified.  I also made a change that would send leading 0's for chanels that
do not have 3 digits.  Without this change, mythtv would sometimes start
streaming video before the channel actually changed, which would sometimes
lead to corruption or failure to record.

Also, for some reason my STB will switch on whenever I start the backend.
I'm not positive that it's because of these changes, but it's worth

Please note: this has only been tested with my SA4350HDC.  However, it
should work with all SA STBs.

On Jan 11, 2008 7:06 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:

> On Jan 11, 2008, at 1:02 PM, Chris Weiland wrote:
> > Well, I can tell you that when I used my ultra accurate current
> > meter, that there was far less power consumption while in the off
> > state.  However, my ultra accurate current meter is my hand feeling
> > a difference in heat generation when placed on top of the box.  When
> > on for a while, the top is fairly hot, but after being off for a
> > while, the top is nice and cool.  I would assume that putting it
> > into standby (because let's face it, you can't actually turn off
> > electronics these days), it actually consumes far less power.
> > However, I do not have any scientific numbers to back that up.
> No, that pretty much settles it -- basically all the power that goes
> into a piece of equipment like that comes out as heat, and there's
> nowhere else the heat can come from, so it must be using less power. :)
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