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Modern sleep timers for TV's etc? (I'm not obsessed with sleep)

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Do they turn it off properly or put it on standby still? If standby then thats rediculous!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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As a sleep timer is an electronic switch then usually it will put the TV into standby mode.

This is due to the fact that most TV's have a physical switch that will turn them off properly.
banned#2
I remember somewhere reading that the government is going to force the TV companies to either reduce the power consumption while on standby or get the standby via remote, or sleep timer, to turn the tv completely off. So I think in modern TV's, its coming soon :thumbsup:
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Foosball Chum
I remember somewhere reading that the government is going to force the TV companies to either reduce the power consumption while on standby or get the standby via remote, or sleep timer, to turn the tv completely off. So I think in modern TV's, its coming soon :thumbsup:


I heard this too, it cant be too hard to do surely!

About time!
#4
Funny you should mention this.. I've just bought myself a starter kit of these because i'm concerned about the rising electricity costs which aren't helped by stuff staying in standby mode. Take a look at the site because these little plugs are fab. You can even buy a motion sensor so that when you leave the room (or house) it sends a signal to all 'groups' and turns them off - I'm about to buy this so that it turns my t.v, dvd, wii and light off when I leave. Otherwise you have a remote and you push one red button on your remote on your way to bed and you can rest knowing that everything is properly off.
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thelioncub
Funny you should mention this.. I've just bought myself a starter kit of these because i'm concerned about the rising electricity costs which aren't helped by stuff staying in standby mode. Take a look at the site because these little plugs are fab. You can even buy a motion sensor so that when you leave the room (or house) it sends a signal to all 'groups' and turns them off - I'm about to buy this so that it turns my t.v, dvd, wii and light off when I leave. Otherwise you have a remote and you push one red button on your remote on your way to bed and you can rest knowing that everything is properly off.


I've seen these also, well worth a purchase. 1 remote controls the whole spplashboard yeh? Cant believe it never came out sooner. It was featured on the dragons den!

These are different from the ones I was thinking of. Look good though!
#6
There are quite a few different brands available but I went for that one because they were featured on all the different eco friendly stores, and they had the most extras available. Like I said before, you can get motion sensors, keyrings, or one big switch to turn off the group. Also, there is a network kit you subscribe to where you can control all the plugs in your house from anywhere in the world via a web browser. Means you can make it look like someone is at home while you are holiday by turning lights on and off. Cool huh!
#7
Heavertron
As a sleep timer is an electronic switch then usually it will put the TV into standby mode.

This is due to the fact that most TV's have a physical switch that will turn them off properly.


No, nothing of the sort. A sleep timer is a piece of software which causes resistance of a switch to be reduced to very little power. This leaves the switch in the off state. Manufacturers place this switch on the circuit that provides power to the LCD rather than on a circuit that provides power to the whole system. The reason being that although the LCD display is off, the board is still receiving power from another source allowing the TV to be switched on with a remote control or a button on the chassis itself. It is perfectly feasible to place the switch on the circuitry that powers the whole system but this renders it impossible to switch on the TV if the standby button on the remote is not designed to connect the switch.

What manufacturers can do is that upon standby, the whole system is shut down including the processor with only a trickle of power feeding an IR receiver allowing the TV to be woken up from the remote standby button. Many TVs, when in standby mode, only switches off the display only leaving the processor still powered. Also, more efficient power supplies can be used but the cheaper TV brands use less efficient power supplies which wastes heat. The heat energy is better used for powering the system rather than being emitted as unwasted energy which is paid for.

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