Re: [BCAB] Tvonics Freeview set top box and recorder Chris H 29 Nov 2012 17:20 GMT

Hello all
I suggest you only turn the Tvonics once theree is absolutely nothing
coming from the box. Not even a buzz or a slight bit of disk activity.
This can take around 10 minutes once the recorder is in standby. Once
the box is completely silent and is cool to the touch you can safely
switch it off at the wall unless you have set up some recordings in
which case you should leave the box on for it to record successfully.

Christopher Hallsworth

On 29/11/2012 16:13, Agent Orange wrote:
> I don't have one of these devices myself, but I know several listers do, so
> perhaps someone can help answer this question.
> Would there be any problem if one were to turn the mains power to the
> TVonics box off at the wall socket, after use?
> I don't watch all that much TV, so I wouldn't want to keep it on all the
> time.  In fact, I always turn my equipment off at the wall socket.  That
> includes TVs, DVD player, HiFi, most of my computer equipment, etc.  This is
> good for the environment and keeps energy bills down.
> But I vaguely recall someone saying that this would or might cause some
> problems with the Tvonics box; something to do with the box being slow to
> write data to the hard drive.
> If that's right, does the problem only occur if you've been recording
> something?
> Can anyone shed any light on this based on experience, please?
> Cheers
> Phil