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Power saver mode on HR2x? Worth it?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SParker, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. SParker

    SParker New Member

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    Was wonder if the power saver mode does anything or if its worthless? A lot of times I'm not watching TV and its just sucking power.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Worthless. you only save about 1 kWh.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    The benefit isn't in savings on the receiver itself, its on the TV connected to it.
     
  4. SParker

    SParker New Member

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    Ahhh okay thanks. Was hoping the receiver hybernated or something.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    It basically shuts down the inputs and the LEDs that's about it


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  6. dpeters11

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    Setting the TV to turn off when it loses an input signal is where the real savings are.
     
  7. acostapimps

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    I especially like it when I forget to turn off the TV and leave the house, and have power saving mode on, so it shuts off the receiver then the tv when there's no input signal, I purposely leave the TV on sometimes:) but not just on the receiver but also on the laptop connected to the TV via hdmi cable, when the computer automatically goes to sleep mode then TV shuts off also when there's no signal.
     
  8. harsh

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    The receivers cannot hybernate as they need to keep updating the guide data and firmware as it becomes available.
     
  9. Rtm

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    My Samsung doesn't do this or have a setting to make it do this its an LCD 1080p with 3 HDMIs
     
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What model and year?
    Did you check under Tools on the remote?
     
  11. CCarncross

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    It probably does. Even my 5 year old Panasonic has a 5 minute no signal shutoff feature.
     
  12. Rickt1962

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    Well mine is set to powersaving and when it powers up you cant rewind any live shows when its asleep. So I would think you would also be saving wear and tear on the HardDrive while its asleep
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    No, the drive is still in use processing guide data, your todo list, etc.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    A system that needs to keep itself awake because of scheduling when you are not using it (including unexpected changes in scheduling) cannot ever truly hibernate.

    The power saving mode on the DVRs is window dressing.
     
  15. CCarncross

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    The HDD is always spinning whether the unit is in standby or not...
     
  16. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    It means that the "live buffer" which normally is always being updated on the last channel that was being watched isn't.

    When you watch live DirecTV, the receiver is also recording (and keeping) the last 90 minutes of the channel you are watching. That is how you can "rewind live TV". If you press SELECT you can see this buffer (and how big it is) in the control bar at the bottom of the screeen. Unlike the orange bar you see when playing back a recording the live buffer is green.

    If it really does stop live buffering when the power saver is on that is a good thing. Even if the drive is spinning and updating it's guide info and TO DO listings, it is doing considerably fewer disc accesses if it also doesn't have to keep a live buffer.

    Has anyone else confirmed that this is true?
     

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