Kit Guide: TV says will turn off in 60 seconds

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If you haven't changed channel or pressed a button for a little while, you might see a message saying your TV is going to turn off very soon.

EU law says all TVs must have an 'Eco' mode that'll turn the TV off if you don't interact with it for a bit. Most manufacturers set it to four hours - if nothing is pressed in that time, the TV will turn itself off, or go into standby.

Stopping it turning off

When the message pops up, it'll normally show a countdown timer. The countdown is normally 60 seconds to 5 minutes, and all you need to do is press a button on the TV or the remote to cancel it.

To stop the message coming up, you just need to press any button on your remote or TV every now and then. It'll start counting down the four hours from whenever you last press a button - as long as you press another within that time, it'll restart the countdown.

If you want to stop this happening completely, you can switch off the Eco mode. You'll need to open the TV settings using the remote, and then change the standby or Eco mode settings to turn it off. If you can't find it, check in your manual.

Hopefully that's everything you need to know, but if you need any extra help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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