I'm not going to argue about it.
He must have a really old TV then!.
The receiver has nothing to do with why its not shutting off.
Wow!!!! Let's recap, shall we?
majormax69 used to have a TV that would turn off when no signal was detected by the TV. That worked perfectly for him as his TV would turn off when his HD DVR went into standby mode. However, he had to replace that TV with one that does NOT have that feature. He asked if anyone had suggestions as to how to replicate that behavior, with the TV that he's currently using.
Yoda-DBSguy then suggested that he could try a "Smart" power strip, which cuts the power to controlled outlets when the component connected to the "master" outlet is turned off.
peds48 correctly pointed out that, when a Direct TV HD DVR goes into power saving mode (or standby), all it really does is, cut the output signals. The amount of power used by the HD DVR is nearly identical to the power that is uses when it is turned on. Therefore, it is very unlikely that using an HD DVR as the master component on a Smart Strip will ever cause the Smart Strip power saver mode to be triggered.
Then you showed up and complained that nobody had actually read the original post, when it appears that everybody who responded, except for yourself, did read and comprehend the original post.
Edited by Bill Broderick, 15 November 2013 - 01:04 PM.