[mythtv-users] Auto power-off of speaker amplifier...

Matt Nelson matt at frozenatom.com
Sun Jun 8 19:14:23 UTC 2008

Ahh, duh!  I use a MCE remote but have the power button programed to power
off my tv.  I am going to see if I can get my MCE ir receiver to pickup the
pioneer tv power off command, then I can have it power off the tv, and the
mythbox will run the script as well.

After thinking about this, I think I am going to have problems picking up
the programmed pioneer power signals, so to simplify it I put a ir
transmitter on the pioneer and reset the mce remote to the default power
button that the receiver will recognize, then set my script to power off/on
the Yamaha receiver, and the Pioneer tv in the same script, and like you did
set it to return mythtv to the "main menu".

Thanks Brad for your direction.

Note: I am also going to see if I can set mythtv's sleep to call this
script, so once sleep is activated on this box it will return mythtv to the
main menu, power on/off the appropriate devices...

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>

> On Jun 8, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Matt Nelson wrote:
> > In my main family room I have a mythfrontend that sends all of its
> > audio through a spdif cable to a Yamaha receiver.  The problem that
> > I have it that currently I leave my receiver on all the time.  This
> > takes up a lot of power that is not needed when there is no audio
> > playing.  I have a script that uses the ir transmitter to poweroff
> > the the receiver, but I don't know how to automate this?
> >
> > Is there a way to run the script if there has been no audio for 15
> > minutes?  And how would I execute the poweron script prior to
> > playing something?
> >
> > Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > I thank you and my power bill will thank you.
> > -Matt
> Not the solution you asked for, but I solved this by using a Harmony
> remote. When I hit the Power Off button, it powers off my TV and my
> Receiver and also brings MythTV to the main menu so everything is
> using as little power as possible while still leaving my mythtv box
> running. Then when I watch something, I hit a custom "Watch
> Recordings" button which powers on the right stuff and brings MythTV
> to the Watch Recordings page.
> You don't have to get a Harmony remote to do this since there are lots
> of remotes that allow for macros, but this was the easiest for me to
> get working and my kids no longer leave the TV on LiveTV with this
> setup. :)
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