[vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at hut.fi
Sat Feb 3 12:25:20 CET 2007


On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 10:48:42AM +0100, Udo Richter wrote:
> Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> >>Actually I would press the pause button, as I usually don't want to miss 
> >>anything. And then the playback should be halted anyway, no matter if 
> >>display is on or off.
> >
> >But you surely would power the display off, to avoid burning the still
> >image on the CRT or plasma screen or to save the precious hours on the
> >lamp of your video beamer?  Or maybe you have a TFT screen and do not
> >care about wasting electricity?
> 
> Actually, I have a plain old CRT that doesn't seriously suffer from 
> burning in. (provide that I resume playback within a month or so. ;) )
> 
> And if I want to save power, I power off the CRT completely, and thats 
> something my VDR cannot do on its own (yet). Just blanking the screen 
> has no advantage for me.

I'll shortly make my updated vdr-relay plugin available, adapted for
your shutdown rewrite patch.  Then you can install a simple solid-state
relay to a spare RS-232 port.  I ended up installing mine inside the soon
20-year-old 14" CRT, to reduce clutter.  I control everything from the
bundled Hauppauge remote control unit.

http://www.iki.fi/~msmakela/electronics/relay/

For the cable, I used an old mouse cord that I soldered to a mono plug.
I attached a mono jack to the monitor's back together with a manual
override switch.  The solid-state relay is connected in series with the
power switch of the monitor.

	Marko



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