JS Box always on?

SimonA

Standard Member
Those of you that use the JS Boxes (particularly the RGB to VGA), do you leave them powered up all the time i.e. tucking them out of sight, or do you turn them off after each nights viewing?

Does it matter if you leave them on all the time?

Cheers

Simon
 

symanski

Novice Member
Yes, you can leave the unit on all the time. Don't cover it though, allow for ventilation.

All the best,

Dr John Sim.
 

PVR

Standard Member
Ok, that is what I am doing. But what about the plasma itself, I just leave that in standby. Is there any preference regarding actually switching the thing of at the back? (Pioneer 433)

Regards,

PVR
 

symanski

Novice Member
The question here is if it's environmentally friendly to leave your TV in standby!

Some have stated that devices such as PC monitors and TV use as much as 80% of the power in standby as they do in normal use. But as an electronics engineer, I know this is wrong for modern equipment.

Looking at the specification for the 503MXE screen (the first I found on my computer that give the specifications, others will be similar). In operation it consumes 380W. In standby 1W.

Put in context, to use one unit of electricity you'd have to have your screen on standby for over forty days!

I'm sure it's safe to leave it in standby.

All the best,

Dr John Sim.
 
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