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  1. RogerB

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    Just getting into these WiFi/Alexa controlled power sockets. I see that you can use them for turning the TV and presumably the 4KT off at night thus saving a little on power consumption. Are there any downsides to doing this such as missing any updates etc. R-

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 11:20:57 #1 |
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    RogerB - 8 minutes ago  » 
    Just getting into these WiFi/Alexa controlled power sockets. I see that you can use them for turning the TV and presumably the 4KT off at night thus saving a little on power consumption. Are there any downsides to doing this such as missing any updates etc. R-

    The 5000T is known to wake up overnight to carry out unknown housekeeping routines. One known effect is the deletion of the cached epg which only gets re-freshed at the next boot. Saving less than 0.5W it hardly seems worth it. No idea how much these devices cost, but I imagine it will take a very long time to recover the equipment cost.

    If you say put a 5000T in sby from 22:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs every day.

    18 hrs x 365 x 0.5 watt hrs/ annum (3285) so just 3.29 units

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 11:38:53 #2 |
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    Once completely powered down, the EPG will not repopulate until turned on again.
    Also, if you forget to power up, scheduled recordings cannot take place.

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 11:40:57 #3 |
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    RogerB - 57 minutes ago  » Just getting into these WiFi/Alexa controlled power sockets...

    If you really want to persist in this there is a very simple solution...

    https://www.diy.com/departments/lightwaverf-white-on-off-adapters-remote-control-pack-of-3/1780415_BQ.prd

    ...which might be cheaper than wifi/Alexa.
    Although I agree with the other posters, why bother.

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 12:20:28 #4 |
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    Hmm... I imagine the TV would be a similarly meagre saving - I didn't realise that they used so little in standby mode. As the switches cost around £12 each I am inclined to do nothing. Thanks folks. R-

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 12:25:27 #5 |
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    Pollensa1946 - 8 minutes ago  » 

    RogerB - 57 minutes ago  » Just getting into these WiFi/Alexa controlled power sockets...

    If you really want to persist in this there is a very simple solution......which might be cheaper than wifi/Alexa.

    Thanks. I have some of those for lamps etc. and like the programmability of Alexa - - - but not the cost/benefit ratio. As Duncan Bannatyne has been heard to say "I'm oot" R-

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 12:31:07 #6 |
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    You could of course simply refer to your wife (if you're married) as Alexa. Alexa turn the light off, Alexa turn the light on, Alexa make me a brew.

    Do post back and let us all know how you get on with that.

    Tue 29 Jan 2019 23:37:04 #7 |
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    'I feel my pain' to misquote that well known saying.

    Wed 30 Jan 2019 9:50:47 #8 |

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