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nepo
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power consumption & tuner locked

Post by nepo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:34 am

Hi guys
vbox 3442 used with dvb-c
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Serial Number 000000 000000 344221 6442DC
Hardware Revision A0
Manufacture ID 0828
Product Number 3452
Product Name 3452-21
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Software Version XTI_VJ.2.57 (Up to date)
Linux 3.4.100_stm24_0309.3-rc1-B2064_h205-STSDK
Kernel Image VJ04
Boot Loader Image 3.1.3
Disk Image IVB-2.0-25

I have a "problem" with power consumption. My vbox needs 8 W all over the time. No clients on, no EPG download ... -> No PID in use, but the tuner sill locked.
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Dec 13 09:24:40 vboxDaemon: (238) [PLATFORM] [A] CAB TUNER 1: 330000, SR=6900, MOD_256QAM, Strength=100.00%, SNR=38.94, RFLevel=-37(dB), LOCKED, BER=0, UCEC=0, CEC=0
Dec 13 09:24:58 vboxDaemon: (874) [PLATFORM] [A] CAB TUNER 0: 114000, SR=6900, MOD_256QAM, Strength=100.00%, SNR=38.37, RFLevel=-38(dB), LOCKED, BER=0, UCEC=0, CEC=0
syslog: http://paste.ubuntu.com/26175372/

I've tried with also with ntp and EPG: OTA and xmltv.

Is this normal ? Is seems little big high !

Bye nepo!

P.S. Don't misunderstand, I can use the box, Look / switch TV, record and so one
vbox xti 3442 (cable) version 2.58 with usb device
Raspberry/Raspbian with Kodi 17, Mobil with Android 7, Amd64 Ubuntu16.4

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admin@vbox
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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by admin@vbox » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:47 am

Hi @nepo
8W is still within the norm
As the VBox consumes very little power, we keep both tuners always locked to the last used frequency
This way when a client is requesting a channel, it's instantly streamed

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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by nepo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:27 am

hi
Thanks for reply !

I have tested the vbox for a few days. Streaming and recording absolutely no problems !!! :D So I want to continue to use vbox.
admin@vbox wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:47 am
8W is still within the norm
As the VBox consumes very little power, we keep both tuners always locked to the last used frequency
I don't believe that is "very little power" ;) . I have tested different (little) computers (SBC: Raspberry3; orangepi+2E...) with also 2 DVB-C USB tuners, 2,5 device ... and they consume less power. :mrgreen:

Anyway, the support makes a practical suggestion:
You can shutdown the VBox software by using this URL http:// IP>/cgi-bin/ManageApp/ManageApp?OPTION=48&shutdown_action=Shutdown+System+
And you can use a smart power plug to turn the power off and on - this way the VBox will not consumer any power at all

Here are some example of smart power outlets - https://www.postscapes.com/smart-outlets/
But I want to shutdown the vbox e.g. specific time automatically combined with timer switch outlet.
It is possible ? I have tried with editing crontab:

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*/15 * * * *	root	/sbin/shutdown -h now
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*/15 * * * *	root	/cgi-bin/ManageApp/ManageApp?OPTION=48&shutdown_action=Shutdown+System+
with no success :(

Please help

Bye nepo
vbox xti 3442 (cable) version 2.58 with usb device
Raspberry/Raspbian with Kodi 17, Mobil with Android 7, Amd64 Ubuntu16.4

tarmacalastair
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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by tarmacalastair » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi,

This doesn't answer your question directly but I do the same thing from within the home automation software Domoticz that runs on a Raspberry Pi.You can set up a scene to turn off the VBox then after a delay of 60 seconds, power off the timer switch.

You do need to be able to send commands to the power sockets for this - I have an RFX433 Transceiver connected to the Pi.

Hope that helps.

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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by admin@vbox » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:04 pm

We have a customer that has a smart power that is also capable or sending a timed URL which he is using to shutdown the VBox
Also you can use any online/PC/Mac to schedule the VBox shutdown prior to turning the power off

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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by nepo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:41 pm

hi
Thank you for your help :!:

But I don't want to buy/run a third machine to shutdown the vbox.
The vbox is a linux machine, it should be possible to shutdown with an internal script/command ? :? :? :?

Bye
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Raspberry/Raspbian with Kodi 17, Mobil with Android 7, Amd64 Ubuntu16.4

Ant
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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by Ant » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:58 am

If you are using router that is openwrt or entware repo capable, you can use it's crontab and wget to get this feature.

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Re: power consumption & tuner locked

Post by nepo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:52 am

hi
@ Ant: Thank you for your help!

I have thought about to use my Router (Fritzbox 7362 SL 6.83) for this job, but
If you are using router that is openwrt
It's not my router, only rented. -> high-risk to damaged the router. I don't want to do this.
entware repo capable
no telnet/ssh for version 6.83
No chance to use my router without risk/unreasonable expense :cry:

Again :P
- We have the possibility to shutdown the vbox (more or less)
- We can edit cron jobs (indirect: backups or direct: e.g. choose ntp)
- OS linux with a lot of possibilities to run bash commands/scripts

Dear Support/Admins: Where is the problem ?

Bye
vbox xti 3442 (cable) version 2.58 with usb device
Raspberry/Raspbian with Kodi 17, Mobil with Android 7, Amd64 Ubuntu16.4

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