[mythtv-users] OT: Need a new HDTV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 15 17:48:40 UTC 2007

On Jan 15, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Stroller wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2007, at 13:01, Mark wrote:
>> ...
>> My budget definitely steers me to LCD.  I don't have room for a large
>> one, and I don't want plasma
>> due to burn in issues.  My family tends to leave the tv on when not
>> around, in spite of my ranting about
>> turning it off when not being used, they still do it.  So I have a
>> main
>> myth screen on the tube constantly.
> It should be possible to have Myth switch the TV off if it's not
> actually playing anything and the keyboard hasn't been pressed for 5
> minutes. Whether this involves simply turning the screen blank or
> actually turning it to standby mode may depend on the telly - I
> _think_ some models have an RS232 input which can be used for
> changing channels &c.

My display has power-management built-in. If it doesn't get a video  
signal after a few seconds it goes to standby. I imagine most  
displays will do this. Myth can use DPMS to kill the video signal  
when not in use, but I haven't played with that at all. 

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