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    Disable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode

    This is a discussion on Disable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi, I've just has Sky+ installed last Friday (Amstrad Model A2P0524 Ver. 4F2111) and all is OK. So far no ...

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      Disable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode

      Hi,

      I've just has Sky+ installed last Friday (Amstrad Model A2P0524 Ver. 4F2111) and all is OK. So far no faults with the Amstrad kit.

      However, after a little while in Standby mode I noticed that the system was in fact still running, based on; noise and heat - the fan was clearly running and the hard drive was clicking now and again. The power switch, however, remained RED.

      Turning the unit off and on at the wall socket had no effect, the unit would NOT remain in true Stanby mode, despite the red light glowing.

      To cut a long story short, I went into the onscreen "Services" menu and chose the "Anytime TV Setup" option and DISABLED the Sky Anytime TV feature (it warned me that re-activation may take several days - this didn't worry me as I'm unlikely to use this service anyway).

      Problem solved. The box now stays in proper QUIET Stanby mode with NO fan/Hard drive activity - saving the electric bill too!

      My guess is that the Sky Anytime service must be automatically downloading data to the hard drive in when the box is in standby mode. So much for the "green" credentials of stanby mode that Sky keep harping on about.

      Perhaps someone could confirm this downloading theory???

      Cheers
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      Re: Diable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode

      i've just got anytime on my new sky box, and mine's the same. can feel the box / disc whirring when in standby mode. is this normal and if so what are the energy consumption implications and the life expectancy of a box constantly working??
      thanks
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      Re: Diable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode

      My guess is that the Sky Anytime service must be automatically downloading data to the hard drive in when the box is in standby mode. So much for the "green" credentials of stanby mode that Sky keep harping on about.
      Yes ours does it about 6am and when we wake up we have stuff waiting for us to watch.
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      Re: Disable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode

      Yeah noticed this also, turned my Anytime off couple of weeks ago. Nice and quiet now. Was running at 20-25watts while in standby haven't checked what its running at now but I imagine around 5 watts.

     

     

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