Leaving TV on standby

We are constantly being implored to not leave appliances on standby , for example TVs, to save energy.  If you have an LG OLED tv this is apparently bad advice as the TV has to do pixel cleaning every so often . This is an automatic process and if this process is interrupted by switching off it can in some circumstances shorten the life of your panel.  The cost of leaving your TV on standby is negligable in the grand scheme of things. I always leave my TV on standby and this advice applies also to broadband routers.

Comments

  • Veteransaver
    Veteransaver Posts: 327
    Name Dropper First Post
    Forumite
    Modern TV's are very negligible in terms of standby use
    Worst offenders though are set top boxes with a hard drive in. And games consoles can be bad if the aren't on the eco setting.
  • Albermarle
    Albermarle Posts: 21,146
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper
    Forumite
    We are constantly being implored to not leave appliances on standby

    Most of this advice is well out of date, as the electricity consumption for most modern appliances on standby is negligible.

    and this advice applies also to broadband routers.

    Apparently if you keep switching them on and off, the broadband supplier/computer thinks you may have an unstable supply which keeps dropping out. In which case they may turn your speed down to try and resolve the 'problem' .

  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,251
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper PPI Party Pooper
    Forumite
    We have numerous devices which are left on standby.  I'd much rather pay a small amount extra for the electricity than faff around every night switching everything off.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 341.8K Banking & Borrowing
  • 249.7K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.2K Spending & Discounts
  • 233.9K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 606.1K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 172.5K Life & Family
  • 246.8K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.8K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards