[mythtv-users] Turn cable box off after recording

Preston Crow pc-mythtv08a at crowcastle.net
Wed Jun 17 16:39:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 12:35 -0400, George Galt wrote:
> What do you use to detect the current power state of the box over firewire?
> I've been (half-heartedly) trying to do this for a while with no luck.  The
> trunk version of 6200ch can toggle power, but ASAIK won't return the power
> state (I don't believe this capability is in 0.21 stable).  Is there
> something else I'm missing that does this?

If you look in the Myth code, you'll see that it can natively check the
power state, turn the box on if needed, and change channels, so most
people don't need to use 6200ch anymore.  Using the code from there, I
modified 6200ch to add an option to query the current power state.

Now all I want is an option to query the current channel, but I haven't
found a command to do that, and I haven't found good documentation on
how these boxes work.

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