Re: [BCAB] Tvonics Freeview set top box and recorder john coley 29 Nov 2012 17:26 GMT

Hi Phil, there's nothing wrong with turning it off when you're not using it. It will update when you turn it on again. Many pieces of equipment may be designed to be left on standby, but it isn't necessary, neither, given the current energy situation and government advice is it the responsible thing to do. Obviously, if you're recording something you'll need it on, but if not there's no reason whatsoever for leaving it on.
  I have one, and I wouldn't dream of leaving it on standby when I'm not using it.
                    John.

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  From: Agent Orange
  To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
  Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:13 PM
  Subject: [BCAB] Tvonics Freeview set top box and recorder

  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

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