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Is it safe to switch and LCD on and off via mains into standby mode?


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Hi dudes!

A general question about powering up and down my new Sony KDL26T3000. The TV sits in an inbuilt wardrobe above a dressing table at a height of 6 feet+
One of the design quirks of these TVs are that the On/Off switch is right at the top.

So to avoid climbing on the bed each time to switch it on and off, I have got some remote control sockets.

Is it safe for the TV to switch the mains power on/off via remote control with the TV left on in Standby mode?

I seem to remember this being a no-no for CRT TVs as it affected tube life?

Can anyone help?

Thanks in anticipation :thumbsup:


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Shouldn't be a problem. Most LCDs don't have an off switch only satndby. I switch my LCDs (LG 42" and AOC 32") on and off at the mains socket every day.

Anyway, why switch it off. It takes less than 1 watt in standby!

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