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Lower the energy consumption of your decoder

How to lower the energy consumption of your decoder? Put your decoder in standby when you are not watching TV by pressing the on-off key of your remote control.

You can lower your energy consumption even more by configuring the standy mode on your decoder:


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Put your decoder in standby

Configure your decoder so that it switches automatically to standby after a certain period (between 1 and 9 hours). The decoder will switch to standby if you do take no action during a certain period. We advise you to choose a 4-hour delay. Just before the decoder switches to standby mode, you will see a warning on your TV screen: you will then have the choice to activate or not the standby mode.
  1. Press the menu key and select:
    • in French: Paramètres SystèmeMode veilleVeille.
    • in Dutch: Instellingen SysteemSluimerstandSluimerstand.
  2. To watch TV again, simply press the on-off key.
  3. What happens with your recording? The decoder will automatically leave the hibernation mode to start a planned recording.

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Put your decoder in standby

Configure your decoder so that it switches automatically to standby after a certain period (between 1 and 9 hours). The decoder will switch to standby if you do take no action during a certain period. We advise you to choose a 4-hour delay. Just before the decoder switches to standby mode, you will see a warning on your TV screen: you will then have the choice to activate or not the standby mode.
  1. Press the menu key and select:
    • in French: Mon compte > ParamètresRéglages de mode Veille.
    • in Dutch: Mijn account > InstellingenTijdsinterval voor sluimerstand.
  2. To watch TV again, simply press the on-off key.
  3. What happens with your recording? The decoder will automatically leave the hibernation mode to start a planned recording.

Put your decoder in hibernation mode

Configure your decoder so that it switches automatically to hibernation mode after 30 minutes in standby mode.
  1. Press the menu key and select Mon compte > Paramètres > Réglages de mode veille > Mode veille (if your menu is in French) or Mijn account > Instellingen > Instellingen sluimerstand > Sluimerstand (if your menu is in Dutch). You can choose between Normal (or Normaal, which stands for normal standby) and Veille profonde (or Diepe slaap, which stands for hibernation).
  2. To watch TV again, simply press the on-off key. Wait roughly 2 minutes to watch television or navigate in the menu.
  3. What happens with your recording? The decoder will automatically leave the hibernation mode to start a planned recording on the decoder hard drive.

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You can reduce the power consumption of your decoder in 2 ways:
  • Press and hold the button V7 Proximus remote control buttonfor 2 seconds to activate the eco mode. Your decoder will then consume 0.005 watts. Starting your decoder will then take 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Press the button V7 Proximus remote control buttonto activate the normal mode. Your decoder will then consume 0.2 watts and start up immediately.

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