EON: TV Powerdown (Turns off extra equipment when TV is off) £3.00 inc Delivery
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EON: TV Powerdown (Turns off extra equipment when TV is off) £3.00 inc Delivery

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Found 1st Jan 2011
EON are selling the TV Powerdown socket for £3.00 including delivery again!

I've had one for a while, and it's fine - it turns off any additional home entertainment devices when you turn your TV off (works via your TV remote control)

Well worth getting for £3.00 including delivery IMHO!

Don't forget to add the free ShowerSave, whilst you're there!
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Link to free ShowerSave!
cramar

Link to free ShowerSave!


LoL
got this a couple of years ago when eon gave it away free with news of the world, a good product.
I have a similar item for the computer, which I find very useful.

I have an 6-way socket plugged into it, so with one push of the TV remote (at the sensor) the computer, router, Virgin box, printer, monitor all go off easily, after a proper computer shut down of course.

Same for the TV / DVD / set top box

Just as a matter of interest, how much does a TV on standby cost to run all night, and a computer etc ... it's probably just micro-pennies or maybe more.
''pays for itself in 2 years'' lol
wbmkk

I have a similar item for the computer, which I find very useful.I have … I have a similar item for the computer, which I find very useful.I have an 6-way socket plugged into it, so with one push of the TV remote (at the sensor) the computer, router, Virgin box, printer, monitor all go off easily, after a proper computer shut down of course.Same for the TV / DVD / set top boxJust as a matter of interest, how much does a TV on standby cost to run all night, and a computer etc ... it's probably just micro-pennies or maybe more.



Pretty sure a TV on standby will still use around 2/3 watts of electricity, converting that into £'s depends of course on your tariff.
andynicol

Pretty sure a TV on standby will still use around 2/3 watts of … Pretty sure a TV on standby will still use around 2/3 watts of electricity, converting that into £'s depends of course on your tariff.


Some are as low as one watt now, less than two quid a year.
Banned
The big screen TVs are better left in standby mode for the longevity of the internal power boards.
Bought one, cheers worth a punt
Just switch everything off at the socket. Do you really need your DVD player to tell you the time?
ihmoody

Just switch everything off at the socket. Do you really need your DVD … Just switch everything off at the socket. Do you really need your DVD player to tell you the time?


yes
ordered thanks just for the shower bit alone, my missus always manages to put the washing machine on half way though my shower.
Edited by: "knocka" 1st Jan 2011
ihmoody

Just switch everything off at the socket. Do you really need your DVD … Just switch everything off at the socket. Do you really need your DVD player to tell you the time?




Agree, it gotta be just as easy and probably even safer if the switch is physically switched off.
I got the pc version of this, works brilliantly. I also have this one but had to stop using it within a week or so, it kept turning itself off and on randomly all the time. Not saving any energy if it keeps turning on at night and leaving everything on all night!
how much power do these things use ? gotta use something surely?
0.5W power usage.
andynicol

Pretty sure a TV on standby will still use around 2/3 watts of … Pretty sure a TV on standby will still use around 2/3 watts of electricity, converting that into £'s depends of course on your tariff.

And this device does not use any energy?

Unfortunately things are not black and white. Depending on your TV and your other devices, this may very well be worth it, or may not be. Personally I prefer the master/slave device they sell as a "PC power saver".
Nobby99

0.5W power usage.



So what we need is another device to turn this power saving device off, rather than leaving it in standby


gizmouk

So what we need is another device to turn this power saving device off, … So what we need is another device to turn this power saving device off, rather than leaving it in standby



Then we'll need another to switch that on standby...vicious circle.
I got one of these from eon last year - irritating side effect is that my 40 inch G20 Panasonic plasma will turn itself off on a regular basis when displaying dark scenes for more than a minute or so.Doesn`t do it when connected directly to the mains, so must be something to do with this plug. It has been suggested that as Plasmas use less energy to produce dark images, the plug may be fooled into thinking the plasma has been put in standby, and therefore automatically turns everything off !. Happened 4 times during American Horror yesterday !!!

This has been £3 for as long as I can remember. They must have LOADS to get rid of.
Arsenal_London

Then we'll need another to switch that on standby...vicious circle.



Switch on the wall.
I got one, which managed to break my TV almost immediately so I had to get a TV Repair man out which cost me £80 to fix
tiberious

I got one of these from eon last year - irritating side effect is that my … I got one of these from eon last year - irritating side effect is that my 40 inch G20 Panasonic plasma will turn itself off on a regular basis when displaying dark scenes for more than a minute or so.Doesn`t do it when connected directly to the mains, so must be something to do with this plug. It has been suggested that as Plasmas use less energy to produce dark images, the plug may be fooled into thinking the plasma has been put in standby, and therefore automatically turns everything off !. Happened 4 times during American Horror yesterday !!!



If you put a energy usage plug on a plasma, you will see the power usage is constantly changing depending on the picture. On my TV it can vary between about 150 and 250W. If the power drops quickly these plugs think the TV has gone into standby. So they don't work with plasmas. LCDs are fine as they use a fairly constant power.

Edited by: "ma6jrp" 4th Jan 2012
Do people still switch there equipment off that's on standby?
I stopped doing that ages ago, havnt noticed any difference in my bills.
When things are on standby they hardly use any electricty. However as for the product, recieved it free last year. Installed it it and works perfectly great product. However if you have energy savings tv etc then tis might turn off for your. You can however see if you can get a lime plug which means you will have to switch it off once you've finished using it.
pinocchio

The big screen TVs are better left in standby mode for the longevity of … The big screen TVs are better left in standby mode for the longevity of the internal power boards.



Agreed. Not to mention that most TVs/devices are designed to automatically update themselves overnight. If you're trying to save money on your electricity bill, you're better off focusing on the things that use a lot of energy in the first place; anything that is designed to produce heat is a good place to start.
Personally I prefer to use remote sockets - very handy where sockets/switches are not easily accessed [and great for the elderly too]

yes but then you have a fire risk

pinocchio

The big screen TVs are better left in standby mode for the longevity of … The big screen TVs are better left in standby mode for the longevity of the internal power boards.


shamus1975

yes but then you have a fire risk



Do you turn off your cooker, microwave, lamps, lights, burglar alarm, clock radios every night... in case they are a fire risk?
As others have mentioned, I had the same problem with my Panasonic plasma TV, in that when the picture went dark, or it was a dark scene, the plug was fooled into thinking the TV was in standby mode, and switched of the TV. Tried a similar device which had a power strip, and it had the extra annoyance of also turning off the DVD player entirely whilst mid play!
Pretty pointless for a few reasons.

1. Turning off a sky HD+ or Sky+ or PS3 etc without shutting them down properly can cause damage to the device, mostly the Hard Drive.
2. Flicking a switch on the wall is so easy already, how lazy are people these days?
3. Most people would want their Sky boxes or Virgin boxes left turned on because they will have things set to record.

Just my opinion. Not voted either way.
bob_regis

Do you turn off your cooker, microwave, lamps, lights, burglar alarm, … Do you turn off your cooker, microwave, lamps, lights, burglar alarm, clock radios every night... in case they are a fire risk?



Sadly my wife does (well not the clock radio).... drives me crazy.
I had a device like this on my TV setup and used it to turn off my sub. Worked fine for two years, then one day the sub went pop. My recommendation is don't use this on anything you've spent money on and that you treasure. Most modern devices now have incredibly low standby wattages now anyway (1/2 watt typically), so these just aren't worth the bother except on old equipment.
Banned
Jayanator

Pretty pointless for a few reasons.1. Turning off a sky HD+ or Sky+ or … Pretty pointless for a few reasons.1. Turning off a sky HD+ or Sky+ or PS3 etc without shutting them down properly can cause damage to the device, mostly the Hard Drive.2. Flicking a switch on the wall is so easy already, how lazy are people these days?3. Most people would want their Sky boxes or Virgin boxes left turned on because they will have things set to record.Just my opinion. Not voted either way.


1. This is a standby saver. You still have to shut down things properly. Thought that went without saying.
2. Its nothing to do with laziness. My plug is directly on the wall behind my 50" plasma. I dont fancy having to twist around that every time to switch the plug socket off.
3. Obviously only plug things into this that you want to go off from standby. Thought that went without saying too. Obviously not for some people! oO
csiman

1. This is a standby saver. You still have to shut down things properly. … 1. This is a standby saver. You still have to shut down things properly. Thought that went without saying.2. Its nothing to do with laziness. My plug is directly on the wall behind my 50" plasma. I dont fancy having to twist around that every time to switch the plug socket off.3. Obviously only plug things into this that you want to go off from standby. Thought that went without saying too. Obviously not for some people! oO



1. Saving a few pounds a year is both unnecessary and with the risk of damaging equipment, even if it is already shut down properly, is not worth it. Devices on standby use hardly any power and have to meet very tight specifications so as to avoid any risk from failure or fire when left on standby.
2. Plug the other things that you want to turn off seperately into another easier to reach socket, or use a power strip with individual switches for each socket.
3. I refer you to my second point.

They are just not worth the risk of damaging equipment, as stated by others who have had prior experience with it damaging equipment, and only save a miniscule amount of money.
Lets not forget, these things are in standby, and use power waiting... Can I get a standby saver for a standby saver??
Jayanator

1. Saving a few pounds a year is both unnecessary and with the risk of … 1. Saving a few pounds a year is both unnecessary and with the risk of damaging equipment, even if it is already shut down properly, is not worth it. Devices on standby use hardly any power and have to meet very tight specifications so as to avoid any risk from failure or fire when left on standby.2. Plug the other things that you want to turn off seperately into another easier to reach socket, or use a power strip with individual switches for each socket.3. I refer you to my second point.They are just not worth the risk of damaging equipment, as stated by others who have had prior experience with it damaging equipment, and only save a miniscule amount of money.



HAHAHA what a grumpy old g!t
Heat added
These are up there with the "Anti-static bands" for cars and chocolate teapots!

Devices these days are designed to be kept on standby - and use minimal power (My power reader doesn't register a difference in cost if its unplugged or on standby!) - As somebody mentioned, sometimes keep turning these on and off can damage internal components!
If you REALLY must have this for the ease of turning everything off, use an easier to reach socket with the devices plugged in, or use an infra-red remote controlled plug - You can get these for a couple of quid these days.

It's a "deal" as far as initial purchase goes, but I really wouldn't recommend these to anyone
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 4th Jan 2012
Original Poster

I got one of these from eon last year - irritating side effect is that my … I got one of these from eon last year - irritating side effect is that my 40 inch G20 Panasonic plasma will turn itself off on a regular basis when displaying dark scenes for more than a minute or so.Doesn`t do it when connected directly to the mains, so must be something to do with this plug. It has been suggested that as Plasmas use less energy to produce dark images, the plug may be fooled into thinking the plasma has been put in standby, and therefore automatically turns everything off !. Happened 4 times during American Horror yesterday !!!



Are you sure this is the same thing?

As this one physically powers off the non-permanent side of the socket when the TV remote control sends the 'off' command - it is not able to physically sense a drop in voltage / blank screen as some other power savers seem to do.

I guess you would actually be able to use this as a remote control switch for your Christmas decorations for example, if you had an old TV remote lying around that you no longer used with a TV!!

Just a thought...
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