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I have the Panny PZ50800 and curious about the 'no action shut-off' feature (shuts off the TV when no activity for 3 hours).

I have a Rogers HD box and curious if this feature works when watching a digital signal (since there is no TV activity if I'm watching digital TV)?

I did a search prior to asking but didn't find an answer.

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I believe the 3 hour timeout is if the TV receives no signal from a remote control to say change volume on the TV, or to change inputs, etc. Since my TV works as a Monitor (single input) and I never use the Panasonic remote, it would shut down after 3 hours every day.

There is another option for "no signal" shutdown after 10 minutes and this works perfectly. If you forget to turn off the TV and it's receiving no signal via an input, then the TV usually gives a 3 minute, 2 minute, 1 minute warning before shutting down. It also advises you the next time you turn it on that it shut down automatically. (at least that's how mine works)
 

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So with this no signal option, if you want to keep the TV running, you would, for instance, raise/lower the volume every warning?

In the user manual, the 'no signal shut-off' says it doesn't work with a Digital Channel (which makes sense). However the 'no action shut-off' doesn't list 'Digital Channel' as an input that doesn't work (indicating it perhaps works with it? But I don't see how, as you described).

Even with the 'no action' mode set (3 hours), "The on-screen display will flash 3, 2 and 1 to indicate the last three (3) remaining minutes prior to the shut-off" - from the manual. So if I am watching the TV and want to raise/lower the volume with each warning, the 'no action' setting is more convenient.

In practice, I'd see myself not having an issue since I raise/lower the volume often with commercial/regular programming. However when the mrs is using the tv set and falls asleep while watching, that is the purpose of my question really. I explained about the auto shut off setting, but she doesn't want to be bothered with it.

And since the 'no action' setting doesn't exempt the 'Digital Channel' as an input, i'm curious if anyone has seen this in practice.

I presume I can practice this myself as well, seeing if it picks up the Digital signal and knows there is 'action'
 

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"So with this no signal option, if you want to keep the TV running, you would, for instance, raise/lower the volume every warning?"

Do you mean "no action" shut-off? If so, this is correct.

No action shut-off does work for digital channels, for me at least.

If you are using the Panasonic remote you should rarely see the "No action shut-off" warnings. And if you do, simply hit the volume button (or other) as you suggested. Leaving the set on unused or falling asleep is what it was designed for. I use this function and like it.


Hope this helps.
 
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