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Sample Power Saving article:
Brian Dietz, a spokesman for the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., said that by 2017 about 90% of the boxes would meet a standard set by the federal government, though a more ambitious standard was already being established.
I couldn't find the exact standards or regulations, however, the companies supplying devices/firmware preferred to "self regulate" before governments put even more stringent controls in place.
I installed IgniteTv in my moms retirement residence. I leave it on her favourite Italian channel. She is not capable of using the remote. When I visit the next day the screensaver is active with the audio playing. Annoying is an understatement. There should be an option to disable the screen saver full stop. People have different needs and don’t all fit in a single box. Assuming the user can simply click any button on the remote to restore the picture takes for granted that everyone has the ability to do so. Someone forgot to ask what if the user can’t. Oh well, we can just pretend they don’t exist I guess.
I have had my TV wake me up for years and with the previous HD boxes I simply left them on upon going to sleep and the TV timer would turn on in the morning and the channel is displayed. With Ignite TV it goes to screensaver to a maximum setting of 5 hours so is there anyway to entirely disable it OR is there some way to activate the Ignite Box at a certain time so that it will display a channel instead of the screensaver at a specific time?
Hi; Leaving the Tv on is NOT like leaving a running faucet on! I have pets too, and I live alone too, so if I go out for a couple hours shopping, it keeps my pets feeling like everything is normal, and it also makes it appear as if someone is home,for security reasons. Its like leaving a fan on for the pets comfort too. But besides that! I Listen to the TV while I'm surfing the net at my desk across the room quite often I have a boxing match or a sports game on..and then the darn tv goes out! What a pain in the butt! I tye have to get up walk across the room and then say "channel so and so" into the voice remote, and uit still takes another 20 or 30 seconds to come back on! A lot can happen in 30 seconds in a boxing match! Geez! whoever thought this one up obvioudly doesn't watch a lot of T.V ! PLEASE CHANGE THIS SOON!
I just switched from Bell and it never gave me this "are you awake?" notice every few hours. Very annoying.
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Bell must have changed something then because when I had Fibe TV, the wireless receivers and PVR would go to sleep after a few hours of inactivity, just like the Ignite TV receivers.
Do you happen to have the Power Saver enabled in Settings / Device Settings / Power Preferences? If you turn Power Saver Off, this should lengthen the time period before the Ignite set-top box goes idle.
Never happened with my Bell 4K unless I paused a recording for half an hour. Never with live TV. I don't want a longer time... I want to be able to turn it off.