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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 53414 10-Dec-2009 15:29
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I am having trouble understanding the new MySky power management modes. They are described in the December SkyWatch magazine and in the SkyTV website FAQs.

"Off" is obvious - the box never goes into standby mode.

"Low" goes into standby after 90 minutes between 11 pm to 5 am, and 10 am to 5 pm.
"Medium" goes into standby after 120 minutes between 11 pm to 6 am.
"High" goes into standby after 180 minutes anytime at all.

It seems to me that "Low" power saving mode does more power saving than "Medium", as there are 13 hours of the day where it can go standby. "Medium" only has 7 hours to do so; moreover, it waits two hours first, rather than an hour and a half. "High" at least goes standby any time in 24 hours, but waits 3 hours before doing so.

Can others with a clearer understanding point out what I'm missing in the description?


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 281499 11-Dec-2009 14:17
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"Medium" goes into standby after 120 minutes between 11 pm to 6 am.

Yes, you're right. I'm pretty sure that the information published by SKY is wrong: it should say 11pm to 6pm. The rationale is that the low setting 'respects' the morning kids viewing plus primetime, while medium only looks out for primetime.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 284005 19-Dec-2009 13:51
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Thanks, Manaia.

Sky rang me yesterday to confirm the misprint in the SkyWatch; the website is now also corrected.


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  Reply # 284046 19-Dec-2009 17:04
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Sky don't know their ar*e from their elbow.

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