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

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Wed Dec 23 17:22:43 UTC 2009

Kenneth Emerson wrote:
>     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..
>     __
> Unfortunately, Greg, you are more than right.  It saddened me when I 
> plugged my Motorola DCH3200 into a Kill-A-Watt meter.  When it was 
> "ON" it drew 28 watts.  When it was in "STANDBY" it drew... wait for 
> it ... wait for it .. wait for it ....
> 28 watts.  Green, this STB is certainly NOT.
> -- Ken E.
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Ken, I feel your pain...The only way I could see doing what you want is 
perhaps using an X-10 device and a script to control it..It could be 
done,but is above my level of expertize...
 I used to have a need to make sure a PC stayed up and running years 
ago..I used a phone to outlet switch to reboot the PC.. I would call the 
number input a code it would beep 3 times and the PC would reboot...That 
was on a Windows PC, and at the time I knew nothing about Linux...

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