[mythtv-users] Turn cable box off after recording

Christian Szpilfogel chrisznews4 at rogers.com
Sat Jun 20 02:12:56 UTC 2009

George Galt wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Preston Crow 
> <pc-mythtv08a at crowcastle.net <mailto:pc-mythtv08a at crowcastle.net>> wrote:
>     I can detect the current
>     power state over firewire, so I can reliably turn it back on when it's
>     time to record.
>     <http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users>
> 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?
This may also be of use to you:

I'm pretty sure the firewire codes are universal so should also work on 
the 6200.

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