Control Moto STB Power from Tivo Series 2?

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  1. ksills

    ksills New Member

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    I have Verizon FiOS TV with a Motorola Set-top Box (STB), and Tivo Series 2. Tivo serial port control of the Moto STB works perfectly. However, occasionally due to a power glitch or some unknown gremlin, the STB turns itself off (actually in stand-by mode awaiting an IR "on" command) and then ignores all serial commands from Tivo and all Tivo recordings are just a black screen until I manually turn the STB power ON.

    I have two questions:

    1. Can the Tivo send a "power on" command to the STB just prior to any channel change? If yes, how can this be done?

    2. If the STB is in this stand-by mode, will it recognize and act on a power on command from the Tivo?

    If the answers to #1 and #2 are both yes, then I have a solution to my occasional problem.

    Thx, Ken
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    There may be a setting in the Moto STB to control how it responds due to power failure.
     
  3. litkaj

    litkaj Member

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    Most boxes will also turn off if they get an update from the home office. If this is a 2500-series box then I think you're out of luck as they don't have discrete on & off codes, only a toggle.
     
  4. lostman72

    lostman72 New Member

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    Buy a cheap UPS. You can find them on sale for about 60 bucks
     

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