[mythtv-users] Olympics / STB idle issue

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:35:01 UTC 2012

On 30 July 2012 15:04, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Thanks.
> /Brian/
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Although not specific to your STB I saw a similar problem a few years
ago that was solved/worked around by retuning the unit to the same
channel it was already recording on, it fooled the unit into
restarting the sleep clock.

May be worth a try.


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