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Control of Cable Box Power?

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September 25, 2004 10:54:34 PM

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Can the replayTV automatically turn my cable box on/off for recording
purposes via the IR blaster, or I do I have to leave the cable box on
(or use cable box's own on/off timers) ?

(In selecting an IR blaster code during set up, the replayTV was able
to turn the cable box on--yet it doesn't appear to turn the box on for
a scheduled recording!)

Could I have selected the wrong IR code?

Thanks,
Dave
Anonymous
September 26, 2004 2:47:49 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

Dave wrote:
> Can the replayTV automatically turn my cable box on/off for recording
> purposes via the IR blaster, or I do I have to leave the cable box on
> (or use cable box's own on/off timers) ?
>
> (In selecting an IR blaster code during set up, the replayTV was able
> to turn the cable box on--yet it doesn't appear to turn the box on for
> a scheduled recording!)
>
> Could I have selected the wrong IR code?
>
> Thanks,
> Dave

The box must be on.
Anonymous
September 26, 2004 3:04:40 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On 25 Sep 2004 18:54:34 -0700, dave.donoho@gmail.com (Dave) wrote:

>Can the replayTV automatically turn my cable box on/off for recording
>purposes via the IR blaster, or I do I have to leave the cable box on
>(or use cable box's own on/off timers) ?
>

You leave the cable box "on". Replay sends channel selection codes
only. Using the box's own timers just complicates things.

Note that this 'power' thing is largely a lie (except on the TV, turn
that off) and has almost no effect on power consumption. There's no
harm in leaving it "on".

>(In selecting an IR blaster code during set up, the replayTV was able
>to turn the cable box on--yet it doesn't appear to turn the box on for
>a scheduled recording!)
>

Maybe because of the extra time some boxes take to respond to "on",
before allowing another command. Anyway, there's no liability in
leaving it "on".

>Could I have selected the wrong IR code?
>

Possibly,but no codes send "on"/"off".

>Thanks,
>Dave

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