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Power Saving in Standby

Discussion in 'PVR-9150 Freeview Recorder' started by fergiet, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Hi

    Does anyone know what the "power saving in standby" does ? Should it be on or off ?

    :confused:



     
  2. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    It should "save power in standby";)

    If you have another item fed from the aerial RF out, this may not work properly in power saving mode, as RF loop through is often disabled when power saving.
     
  3. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    It reduces the power used in sby from about 3-4 watts to less than 1 watt (It's an EU requirement). This is achieved by turning off all non essential services including the rf loop amplifier. If you have a reasonable signal a decent passive splitter fitted before the box to give it a seperate rf feed will let you leave power saving enabled and still be able to use the tv's own tuners.

    Before you ask how much it will cost to turn power saving off :). If the box uses 3W more and is on sby 16hrs a day for a year that's about 18 units extra. At 15p/unit £2.70. By way of comparison a sky+/hd box in sby uses about 25W :(
     
  4. Thanks for the great replies guys. Will get myself a splitter.........
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    So it's not worth bothering with power saving standby then.:)