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Is there a bug or oversight in the new Power Save mode? I just got a message that said something like, "No user activity for more than 4 hours. Entering Power Save mode", with an option to cancel. However, it hadn't been anywhere close to 4 hours since I had changed the channel, maybe 1 hour. One variable in this is that I was using waltzremote.com to change channels, not the IR remote.
 

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My understanding with the power save mode is that when theres no input for 4 hours or more that it will display a message and if no response to that message then it enters power save mode. Since you use the network to change and control the DVR, then maybe there is a bug you found but I would think that it would be the same as using Directv's iPad app to control and change channels. Should count as user input either using the remote or network control. You may have found a bug! :)
 

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Actually, using IP control won't tell the receiver there's been activity! At least a few have reported that, and others have said (guessed?) that a fix will be forthcoming.
 

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It saves possibly one watt, so its main savings is in being able to stop sending any signal to the outputs so those TVs that are capable of-and are set for-auto off when there's no signal, will turn off. Clear?:hurah:

For some who may want to doze off, or who leave their sets on all the time, there may be a real savings. Me, not so much.
 

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During testing of the feature, some folks put kilo-watt meters on their DVR's to test it out. Basically, power save mode is identical to pushing the power button on the front panel or hitting the power button on the remote.
 

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Getteau said:
During testing of the feature, some folks put kilo-watt meters on their DVR's to test it out. Basically, power save mode is identical to pushing the power button on the front panel or hitting the power button on the remote.
Yup, and in some cases doesn't even save half a watt.
 

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Is there a case to be made for using the power saver mode to reduce the heat generated?
But of course! If you measure savings in fractions of BTUs.... see dpeters' post.

But bigger savings are available by just powering off the TV and DVR-actually the latter goes only into standby, as do most current TVs.
 

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I use a Universal remote MX-880 on 2 of my AV units. I noticed that when I was trying to "wake up" a DVR that was auto turned off by the power saver feature I had to go through a few more steps to get the DVR to respond. Turning off power saver solved this annoying problem.
 

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I use manual Power Save mode. I unplug my R22. I left it on overnight once to check the power save mode and turned it on and immediately checked the internal temperature and it was the same as if it were on. 102 degrees. I think it's power bologna.
 
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