@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.
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.
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...
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.