on 06-08-2013 09:59 AM
My Sky+HD 1TD Box was automatically updated last night with new software and one of the updates was 'ECO' mode. Although the onscreen message says ECO Mode uses less energy overnight I'm still not sure what affects it will have. I record quite a few shows in the early hours of the morning. In fact I'm not very happy because the update itself interrupted my recording of WWE Raw last night (1:00am - 4:00am) and previous updates always seem to happen while that show is on.
So, what are the downsides of using 'ECO Mode' rather than 'Standby'?
06-08-2013 10:09 AM - edited 06-08-2013 10:12 AM
Downsides during eco mode are:
No RF passthru
Box takes longer to startup (if started manually before it auto exits eco)
No remote record requests actioned
No access via Sky+App
BTW, ECO mode was introduced in version R006 so is not new to R007 currently being rolled out.
on 06-08-2013 07:31 PM
on 13-08-2013 11:06 AM
What happens if a programme is scheduled to be recorded during the times when Eco mode is in place. Will it recorded it if your in Eco mode.
A scheduled recording will override ECO mode, as will a scheduled software update etc...