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Re: Ignite TV Screen Saver

You can turn the box actually off u need to go to device settings then power preferences and select power down now and it actually turns off to turn it back on push the power button on your remote
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Re: Ignite TV Screen Saver

@5girlsand1lady   Would that not prevent the box from getting updates though?

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@jjjjy7 wrote:

@5girlsand1lady   Would that not prevent the box from getting updates though?


Not as far as I can tell.  The box is still technically on and still connected to the network... just not actively streaming data.

 

I use the "Power Down" voice command all the time and then turn my TV off with the "TV Power" button on the remote.



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AGREE - I understand the function but give PAYING USERS the option of letting it stay on. We have a box for our pets (don't judge) while we are at work as they don't have a window and this defeats the purpose! FIX IT!
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Re: Ignite TV Screen Saver

Yes there needs to be an option to disable.

Alexa, turn TV on in the morning and all I get is a screensaver.

Now my wife is complaining !!

Not happy.
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Re: Ignite TV Screen Saver

I'm not sure how Alexa turns on your TV but how about "Alexa, turn on Rogers box and TV"?



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Hi, I have a Samsung 55RU7100 with integrated Smart Things hub that I have connected to Alexa, so that's how that works.

Unless Ignite has a Alexa skill that I was not aware of, she doesn't know what a 'Roger's box' is.

 

Steve

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Re: Ignite TV Screen Saver

As far as I know, the Rogers Ignite (and Comcast Xfinity) boxes don't (currently) integrate with Alexa directly.  You'd need a 3rd-party device to enable this... such as a BroadLink RM pro or an Alexa-enabled Harmony remote.



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Most TVs have HDMI-CEC available. I believe that the Ignite box doesn't have HDMI-CEC enabled, but if they wrote some firmware to enable it, the box could come on when the TV turns on.  Something to ask Rogers/Comcast for...

 

It's somewhat strange because the Rogers box does utilize HDMI to "sense" what the TV's input capabilities are in terms of video (1080P, 4K, etc), so you'd think it would be easy to enable an "on" functionality in the box when the TV comes on.

 

Since any button on the Rogers Ignite remote will "wake" the Rogers box, anyone who is truly wanting to watch TV with the box will need to use the Ignite remote (button/voice) to tune to a channel or watch a recording, etc.  

 

I suppose once Ignite is fully integrated with Alexa, things would work as you want, but that's a lot more than the screensaver issue.  Another thing to ask Rogers/Comcast for...



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Hahaha - oh great, another remote for my wife to get mad at me about.

Appreciate the reply, but for this single annoyance, I am not going to go out and buy a harmany.