[mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is on

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Mon May 3 20:02:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Phil Linttell <phil.linttell at rogers.com>wrote:

> > Date: Sun, 2 May 2010 22:41:06 -0400
> > From: Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is on
> > To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> >
> > After a few trouble-free years, for the third time in a month, I
> discovered
> > my STB had somehow entered a power-off state, and as a result I missed a
> > couple of recordings.
> Hi Jerry,
> I gather you only care about turning the STB on, not off?  I'm using the
> external channel changer 10f "mythchanger" by majoridiot that has a
> power on function - not a toggle, it only turns the STB on.  I'm using
> the sa4250, but the program supports the 3250 as well.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/majoridiot

Phil, thanks for the pointer to majoridiot's program.  Unfortunately, it
looks like from the second-to-last post here:

that mythchanger doesn't work with the QIP boxes (that's what I have, not an
SA3250).  I'll verify tonight just in case, but I don't have high hopes.
 Also, it looks like majoridiot doesn't maintain the program anymore.  It
probably doesn't matter, because I'm thinking the QIP-6200 doesn't even have
a discrete on command, just a toggle.

In any case, one of the scripts posted on that mythchanger thread I linked
demonstrates exactly what I needed to do.  Namely, starting a program and
then killing it off after a second.  I figured it would be something pretty

Thanks for the pointer,
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