[mythtv-users] Add sleep function to TV?

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Feb 8 13:35:03 UTC 2006

> Not necessarily MythTV, but pretty much related.
> And this is probably the best group of folks to 
> solve this problem.
> I'm considering buying an lcd monitor that does not 
> have a "sleep" function, while my current TV does.
> My wife says that I can't get a new monitor without 
> being able to put it to sleep.
> I don't care if I'm playing a recording that continues 
> after the monitor powers off, because the sound will 
> be coming through the speakers in the monitor, which 
> will stop once the monitor goes off.  I did verify this 
> by hooking my laptop up to it, playing a movie and turning 
> the monitor off.  I just don't know what I can do to 
> power the monitor off in, say, 30 minutes.
And here the rest of us spend a time trying to stop Linux from turning 
off the monitor.  DPMS should do this for you.


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