[mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is on
hansonorders at verizon.net
Wed May 5 19:42:17 UTC 2010
I had a change to play with my Verizon Motorola QIP-6200 (my box is
actually QIP-6200-2 if that makes a bit of difference) this morning.
Here's what I found...
sa3250cmd -v -n0 status # always return "on"
sa3250cmd -v -n0 on # does nothing when the QIP-6200 is in any state
sa3250cmd -v -n0 off # toggles the on/off state of the QIP-6200.
6200ch -v -n0 -w # toggles the on/off state of the QIP-6200.
Now for my custom compiled versions of 6200ch...
6200ch-on -v -n0 -q # Sends discrete power on ; does nothing.
6200ch-off -v -n0 -q # Sends discrete power off ; does nothing.
6200ch-menu -v -n0 -q # Sends the ROOT_MENU command ; turns off the
screen saver or effectively turns "on" the QIP-6200 when in the "off"
state. When the QIP-6200 is in the "on" state, it displays the full
screen FiOS TV configuration menu (I did not catch if the screen had a
specific title, so that's what I'm calling it for now).
6200ch-exit -v -n0 -q # Sends the EXIT command ; does nothing when the
QIP-6200 is in "on" or "off" states, but does clear the full screen FiOS
TV configuration menu if it is being displayed.
With the QIP-6200 in the "off" state the following was sent:
6200ch-menu -v -n0 -q ; 6200ch -v -n0 -4 570
It clears the screen saver, but channel change "misfires" and the "5" is
not sent or sent before the QIP-6200 was ready for it. I also tried
sending "0570" but again, only "70" made it to the QIP-6200.
So again in the "off" state, the following was sent:
6200ch-menu -v -n0 -q ; sleep 1 ; 6200ch -v -n0 -4 570
The screen saver was cleared bringing the QIP-6200 to the "on" state
and the channel change was sucessful. I tried this 8-10 times and it
worked every time.
So I propose, to create a switch (i.e. -q) that sends ROOT_MENU followed
by EXIT. That way we can ensure the screen saver is clearerd if it is
on or the menu is cleared if the screen saver is NOT on... Unless we can
figure out a reliable was to get the state of the QIP-6200. :)
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