STB power-on default state

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by romanpj, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. romanpj

    romanpj New Member

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    One of the problems with newer STB's is that they default to stand-by after a power outage (unlike the famous Sony). Having been through the rigmarole of capturing IR codes based on the OZTivo process it occurs to me that it should be possible to capture the code to switch on the target STB. However, as the Tivo has no way of detecting the STB state we're limited in how we can use it.

    So how about a hack that only executes after a Tivo reboot and sends the appropriate captured IR code to toggle the STB out of stand-by. The hack would need to contain steps to recognise the difference between a planned reboot and a post-power outage boot.

    Unfortunately I lack the skills to create such a hack. Anyone willing to help out?

    R.
     
  2. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    As you say most have a power toggle ir code for on and off so one also has to beware you may switch it off if the Tivo has restarted for some other reason or perhaps a very brief power cut.

    Automan.
     
  3. romanpj

    romanpj New Member

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    My thinking is that if the Tivo is restarted explicitly the hack would hold that setting and not operate during the boot.

    On the other hand an unplanned outage (ie. power-cut) would mean that the hack operates during boot.

    R.
     
  4. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    You might do better to look for discreet power on codes for the STB - they often exist even if the remote has a toggle button. That way you could simply send it on each channel change.
    www.remotecentral.com used to be a good source for remote code info.
     
  5. katman

    katman New Member

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    Can the STB be turned on by pressing a channel number ?

    Lots of TVs that have power toggle can be turned on by pressing a digit so to forcibley turn a set on you sent "1", likewise you can forcibly turn off by sending "1" ( which will turn it on if it was off) then pause for a few secs before sending a "Power" signal which will turn it off.

    discrete codes are the best way but the above method is a useful fudge for automating things which are in an unknown state.... always assuming that it can be turned on by a digit :)
     
  6. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    If it could then there wouldn't be an issue in the first place.
     

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