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Turn power off or leave on?

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Bostonuser, May 20, 2004.

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  1. Bostonuser

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    Hello

    I have having a contant debate with my husband about leaving the VCR turned on so it always ready to use, or turning it off so that it protects the VCR from unecessary use.

    I would welcome any opinions out there on what is the correct approach. If there is one.
     
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    Hi Bostonuser and welcome to the forum :hiya:

    Personally the VCR is one of the few piece of my AV system that does get put into standby. Not for any real reason other than I very rarely use it and ejecting or putting a cassette into it turns it on anyway. The only other equipment that I put into standby are the plasma and processor. Everything else is on 24/7.

    Mark.
     
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    I can only assume that, as you leave it on all the time, that you never use it for timer recording!

    I don't wish to appear sexist but my wife has a problem understanding the differences between powered off, standby and timer modes. Do you really mean left on permanently?

    Dave
     
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    Mine was always left in timer or standby mode. To be honest, unless you are using a component, I can't see any reason to leave it switched 'on', i.e. not in standby mode. I know it a bit different, but you wouldn't leave a cooker on, in case you wanted to use it.
     
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    My vcr's get hot when permanently on so I always leave them in standby to hopefully preserve the shelf life of them.
     
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    Perhaps it's not so different from a cooker then! :laugh:
     

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