On May 1, 2006 at 09:11, SquiddOhio said...
That's a great idea, but not all the SA8300s have
that command. From what I can tell from the HD
boards, only SA8300 boxes with the SARA software
have this feature on the menu. Other boxes run
Passport software, like mine, and do not have
the menu command that allows a power on with number
As far as I know the power + numeric was released as part of a software & firmware upgrade for both SARA and Pioneer software. Check with your cable company... I had to exchange my box (no charge with Cablevision NY) to get the most updated version which also fixed some HDMI HDCP handshake issues.
Mine gets out of sync all the time. In fact, my
general power on macro, which does not include
a power command for the 8300, turns it on or off
Do you have any components plugged into the AC on the SA box? If so that device may be triggering the SA's power.
I just have the "On"
button set to send the toggle command, so if I
go to the watch HD TV mode and the box happens
to be off at that point, I just push that button.
I can live with that
Not a big deal by any means until your wife calls you in the middle of a meeting to tell you that your brand new HDTV must be broken because the audio is coming through your surrounds but there's no picture. My heart skips a beat until I can take a deep breath and tell her to toggle the TV power.
I know of to turn the box off
anyway. Many people leave them on all the time
(like a TiVo).
Tivos are designed to be kept on 24/7... SARA boxes are not. The software & guide downloads are not as sophisticated and most can only be received while the box is off. The SA is also notorious for running very, very hot so if you keep it on all the time you are exposing the drive to very difficul conditions.