[mythtv-users] Olympics / STB idle issue

Brian Long briandlong at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 14:04:16 UTC 2012

I was recording NBC Sports Network for most of Saturday (around 12
hours).  I didn't realize the STB had gone into some sort of idle mode
until I started watching the recording and about 4 hours into the
recording a little clock appears and moves around the screen, but the
audio continued.

I read about sending "stb-command display_info" and "stb-command
exit", but it's not supported by my 4300HDC STB.  I do use stb-command
to issue the "stb-command power_on" command when changing channels
since I never know when Time Warner sends a STB update and cycles the
box.  I'm tempted to run the "stb-command power_on" command in a cron
job every 1-2 hours (maybe 15 minutes after the hour).

Any other ideas for making sure the STB stays awake during long
recording sessions using an SDV channel?

$ sudo /usr/local/bin/stb-command -n 1 display_info
  Command Not Implemented on STB, Response: 0x08487C35
Set top box command failed

$ sudo /usr/local/bin/stb-command -n 1 exit
  Command Not Implemented on STB, Response: 0x08487C0D
Set top box command failed



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