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Preventing TV standby mode

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    I have a Jensen flatscreen TV set (model Q2049J) and have connected its
    power cord to my cable box so that the TV gets turned on/off at the
    same time as my cable box. The problem is that whenever the TV comes
    on, it is in "standby" mode (indicated by a red light, instead of a
    green one) and requires me to press the power button to watch TV. How
    can I set it up so that it does not revert to "standby" mode every time
    I turn it on? I want to only have to press 1 button (the cable power)
    to turn it all on.

    The TV manual doesn't address this and I don't see an option for it in
    the menus.

  2. kip

    kip Guest

    You cannot.
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    There's no way to do this on most sets, Sony is the only I'm aware of
    that can remember it's previous state. Plug the TV into the wall and use
    it's power control. You could leave the cable box on all the time if
    you only want one power button, it likely only takes a 3 or 4 watts more
    whne it's on than when it's "off" which is really just standby.
  4. Andy Cuffe

    Andy Cuffe Guest

    Some TVs remember their last power on state (most Sonys), but most
    default to off after they've been unplugged. There's no way around

    You should just leave the cable box on all the time. There's no
    reason to turn it off since they're internally always on. The power
    switch on most cable boxes just turns the switched AC outlet on and
    off and might mute the audio and video too.
    Andy Cuffe

  5. Guest

    I just found out Jensen TVs are made by Audiovox. They sure don't make
    themselves easy to find on the web under the name "Jensen". Not very

    Thanks for the responses.
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Isn't Audiovox just another name slapped on Funai or Orion junk? Brands
    are all but meaningless anymore.
  7. Guest

    Use a remote control that can be programmed with "macros".
  8. Dom

    Dom Guest

    As previously suggested get a remote control with a macro function.

    Other ways of doing this would be to get a learning remote control, butcher
    it for its innards and program a button to to turn on the TV.

    Make a simple single shot trigger which triggers when the power is turned on
    to the set and use this to "press" the button on the remote hence turning on
    the television as soon as the power is applied.
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