[mythtv-users] HD-PVR and STB Power On/Off

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Tue Dec 22 15:20:13 UTC 2009

Mark Small wrote:
> On December 21, 2009 17:11:42 Kenneth Emerson wrote:
>> Has anyone successfully controlled the power on their set-top box (STB)
>> used it in conjunction with the HD-PVR?  I would like to power the STB off
>> once a recording is over if there isn't a recording scheduled directly
>> after it.  I have found that occasionally my DCH-3200 gets into a state
>> where it will not output a video signal until it has been powered off and
>> back on (plus, I'd like not to waste the electricity to keep it on all the
>> time).
>> -- Ken E.
> I'd also like to be able to power off my stb's.  I record with pvr-250's but 
> the principal is the same.  But it would have to be totally and completely 
> reliable.  I can just imagine going away for a week and having the stb power 
> off at the beginning of each recording and power on at the end.  It would be 
> nice if the stb's had separate remote codes for power on and power off, but 
> mine don't.
> Mark
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I think you will find that even though the stb is off,it's still 
consuming power.. If I shut off my SA 4250 it's still warm to the 
touch,suggesting it's consuming power..
  You would need away to sever the power completely,then when you bring 
it back on line it can take up to 10 minutes for it to boot up.....
  You would probably save more money if you invested in 45w processors 
and a more efficient power supply for your PC..

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