Kit Guide: How to stop a TV from going into Standby automatically


A lot of new TVs have an automatic standby mode that helps save power. Under EU law, all 'networked' televisions made after 2011 must switch to standby mode four hours after they were last used.

Turning auto standby off


The easiest way of stopping your TV from going into standby mode automatically, is to do something like change the volume, or switch channel once every now and then.

Changing the Eco settings


You can also change the TV settings to make the 'auto standby' time longer than 4 hours, or turn it off altogether. To change the settings, use your TV's remote control to go into the main TV Settings menu, then find the option for 'Automatic Standby', this might also be called 'Eco Mode' or 'Green Mode'. If you can't find the setting, check your manual, or contact one of our Team Knowhow Experts using the link below.

We've put the steps for a Sony TV below, but you should find similar options on any TV.

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Press the Menu or Home button on your remote control.


Use the remote to open Settings.


Find the 'Eco' or 'Auto standby' option and choose it. 

Change the settings here for the auto-standby. Some TVs might let you turn it off completely, but others might only let you choose a time.

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

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