Sky+ Turn Off Auto Standby

Friday 10 Aug 2007 22:42

To turn off Sky+ Auto Standby, simply press 'Services' on your remote, go to Sky+ Setup and turn off Auto Standby. Finish with 'Save New Settings'.

In my stats I've seen a few people arriving at my site after entering search keywords for how to turn off Sky+ auto standby, so I thought I'd blog how to do this. Auto Standby is a relatively new feature of Sky+ which jumps on the green bandwagon to turn off your Sky+ box. The first time I noticed it was when I woke and found my TV had auto turned off due to a lack of picture. Eventually I saw the message informing me that the box was about to go into auto standby mode. How Sky+ decides this I have no idea, because I've even seen it come onscreen shortly after changes channels, so that hardly indicates my box has been left unattended.

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8 Feb 2013 04:57 by bigdeek7
on the new 2tb box , do same as above then press the green button to save the settings , save yourself a lot of missed recordings
11 Mar 2009 09:41 by Helen
Hi. I've had Sky+ fitted today and I don't have the 'Auto Standby' option my my Sky+ menu. I have the other 6 options shown in your screen dump, but the Auto Standby isn't there. Do you know if it's been moved since your post?? Thanks, Helen x
4 Mar 2009 09:30 by Adrian
As stated above, some of the things I record have had mysterious "power cuts" and the end has been missed - but not any more. Thanks for this tip.
18 Dec 2008 05:16 by LB
It's a real nuisance. I had the same thing happen with my Humax FreeSat box. I leave it on BBC1 so it will record the early news, weather and traffic, so I can watch in FF Mode when I wake up (saves me having to listen to all the useless blah blah). It turned itself off in the early hours so all I had was a blank screen. If they really want to save power, why not reduce the amount of useless drivel they transmit??? Much more effective! Will now dig around to try and turn off the feature.
27 Dec 2007 10:27 by Wolf
I've turned my auto standby off as I found it messed up my recordings & class them as power cuts even when I've had none!
I know this as nothing else has suffered a power cut & no resetting of 1/2 dozen clocks on my equipment!
Now my recordings are without a hitch!