My Kids watch too much tv - not anymore!


#1

finally got something to share that I think is easy enough for people to implement.

What does it do? It turns the tv off during periods of time (Mon-Fri, Sat,Sun)



so first up what you need

a controllable tv - I use a sony bravia with the new addon from @frenck (A god among mortals).
node red - again I use the addon.

you need an input select.
here is the one I used for this (keep it like this as the “auto” is used to reset the BIGTIMER)

input_select:
tv_automation:
name: TV Automation
options:
- auto
- manual
initial: auto
icon: mdi:TV

lovelace ui for my wife to do it

- type: entities
  title: Tv Automation
  show_header_toggle: false
  entities:
    - input_select.tv_automation

and the node red flow is
`

[{“id”:“884d445d.f124b8”,“type”:“bigtimer”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“outtopic”:"",“outpayload1”:"",“outpayload2”:"",“name”:“Big Timer TV”,“comment”:"",“lat”:“XXX”,“lon”:“XXX”,“starttime”:“450”,“endtime”:“495”,“starttime2”:“1170”,“endtime2”:“1425”,“startoff”:0,“endoff”:0,“offs”:0,“outtext1”:“ON”,“outtext2”:“OFF”,“timeout”:1440,“sun”:false,“mon”:true,“tue”:true,“wed”:true,“thu”:true,“fri”:true,“sat”:false,“jan”:true,“feb”:true,“mar”:true,“apr”:true,“may”:true,“jun”:true,“jul”:true,“aug”:true,“sep”:true,“oct”:true,“nov”:true,“dec”:true,“day1”:0,“month1”:0,“day2”:0,“month2”:0,“day3”:0,“month3”:0,“day4”:0,“month4”:0,“day5”:0,“month5”:0,“day6”:0,“month6”:0,“d1”:0,“w1”:0,“d2”:0,“w2”:0,“d3”:0,“w3”:0,“d4”:0,“w4”:0,“d5”:0,“w5”:0,“d6”:0,“w6”:0,“xday1”:0,“xmonth1”:0,“xday2”:0,“xmonth2”:0,“xday3”:0,“xmonth3”:0,“xday4”:0,“xmonth4”:0,“xday5”:0,“xmonth5”:0,“xday6”:0,“xmonth6”:0,“xd1”:0,“xw1”:0,“xd2”:0,“xw2”:0,“xd3”:0,“xw3”:0,“xd4”:0,“xw4”:0,“xd5”:0,“xw5”:0,“xd6”:0,“xw6”:0,“suspend”:false,“random”:false,“repeat”:true,“atstart”:true,“odd”:false,“even”:false,“x”:330,“y”:40,“wires”:[[],[“4fc23627.d3d488”,“b554751a.1484f8”],[]]},{“id”:“4fc23627.d3d488”,“type”:“debug”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“name”:"",“active”:true,“tosidebar”:true,“console”:false,“tostatus”:false,“complete”:“false”,“x”:650,“y”:40,“wires”:[]},{“id”:“b554751a.1484f8”,“type”:“bravia-ircc”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“tv”:“8d055253.49eab”,“ircc”:“PowerOff”,“name”:"",“x”:530,“y”:120,“wires”:[]},{“id”:“94226684.ae0028”,“type”:“bigtimer”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“outtopic”:"",“outpayload1”:"",“outpayload2”:"",“name”:“Big Timer”,“comment”:"",“lat”:“XXX”,“lon”:“XXX”,“starttime”:“360”,“endtime”:“480”,“starttime2”:“1170”,“endtime2”:“1425”,“startoff”:0,“endoff”:0,“offs”:0,“outtext1”:“ON”,“outtext2”:“OFF”,“timeout”:1440,“sun”:true,“mon”:false,“tue”:false,“wed”:false,“thu”:false,“fri”:false,“sat”:true,“jan”:true,“feb”:true,“mar”:true,“apr”:true,“may”:true,“jun”:true,“jul”:true,“aug”:true,“sep”:true,“oct”:true,“nov”:true,“dec”:true,“day1”:0,“month1”:0,“day2”:0,“month2”:0,“day3”:0,“month3”:0,“day4”:0,“month4”:0,“day5”:0,“month5”:0,“day6”:0,“month6”:0,“d1”:0,“w1”:0,“d2”:0,“w2”:0,“d3”:0,“w3”:0,“d4”:0,“w4”:0,“d5”:0,“w5”:0,“d6”:0,“w6”:0,“xday1”:0,“xmonth1”:0,“xday2”:0,“xmonth2”:0,“xday3”:0,“xmonth3”:0,“xday4”:0,“xmonth4”:0,“xday5”:0,“xmonth5”:0,“xday6”:0,“xmonth6”:0,“xd1”:0,“xw1”:0,“xd2”:0,“xw2”:0,“xd3”:0,“xw3”:0,“xd4”:0,“xw4”:0,“xd5”:0,“xw5”:0,“xd6”:0,“xw6”:0,“suspend”:false,“random”:false,“repeat”:true,“atstart”:true,“odd”:false,“even”:false,“x”:320,“y”:160,“wires”:[[],[“549d80db.c6aaa”,“b554751a.1484f8”],[]]},{“id”:“549d80db.c6aaa”,“type”:“debug”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“name”:"",“active”:true,“tosidebar”:true,“console”:false,“tostatus”:false,“complete”:“false”,“x”:650,“y”:180,“wires”:[]},{“id”:“35777d8e.532712”,“type”:“server-state-changed”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“name”:“TV Automated”,“server”:“8c80cfdd.e8389”,“entityidfilter”:“input_select.tv_automation”,“entityidfiltertype”:“exact”,“outputinitially”:false,“state_type”:“str”,“haltifstate”:"",“halt_if_type”:"",“halt_if_compare”:“is”,“outputs”:1,“output_only_on_state_change”:true,“x”:90,“y”:80,“wires”:[[“884d445d.f124b8”,“94226684.ae0028”,“1f1aea42.e96366”]],“outputLabels”:[“auto”,“off”],“icon”:“node-red-contrib-bravia/tv.png”},{“id”:“1f1aea42.e96366”,“type”:“debug”,“z”:“153946d3.c174b9”,“name”:"",“active”:true,“tosidebar”:true,“console”:false,“tostatus”:false,“complete”:“false”,“x”:220,“y”:380,“wires”:[]},{“id”:“8d055253.49eab”,“type”:“bravia-tv”,“z”:"",“name”:“SonyTV”,“host”:“10.0.1.33”,“port”:“80”,“psk”:“0000”},{“id”:“8c80cfdd.e8389”,“type”:“server”,“z”:"",“name”:“Home Assistant”}]

`


My Kids watch too much tv - not anymore
#2

Nice. :slight_smile: Can you link the HA Bravia addon you use for bravia? Mine has a lot of error logs

If your tv is not wifi, I am curious how long it takes for your kids to disconnect the Ethernet cable.
If they kill the wifi they can watch TV too :smile:


#3

#4

Yeah that is when you hard wire the power cord into, eg, a sonoff.


#5

Don’t they mostly watch youtube / netflix / plex / … anyway :slight_smile:


#6

I use a WEMO power socket :wink:


#7

Can’t that just be bypassed by plugging directly into the socket?

Kids aren’t sill you know.


#8

maybe an issue in that I had it outputting every minute from big time rather than one time output


#9

I thought of something like this and my son did exactly as suggested; worked around it. What I need is an automation that works directly with my ASUS router so I can disable the connection for the TV (by MAC) as the TV can stay on but without network he’s dead in the water (netflix, emby, iptv, etc)

That’ll fix his wagon. Right now I have to do it manually and I had to show my wife how to use the phone app to do it (it’s not tough but a touchscreen approach on the wall would be better.)


#10

can you set port by port options on the router? can you set mac address lock downs. you might want to look into maybe pihole addon. you might be able to do lock downs via the pihole interface.


#11

You could try to apply this to your tv


#12

Interesting :slight_smile: