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Constant blue light on new equipment

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Constant blue light on new equipment

Picked up a new box yesterday and connected.  The blue light remains constant when it did not do this before.  Is there a way from the remote to turn it off when I turn off the tv?

Gold Problem Solver

Re: Constant blue light on new equipment

X1 boxes are designed to remain turned on 24-7-365. However you can adjust the light in device settings within the menu.
Valued Contributor

Re: Constant blue light on new equipment

Rick, that seems like a waste of power to me.   On my X1 boxes I have settings, under device and power that I can make sure the boxes shut down except for standby power.  Are you saying all the new boxes can't do that?  I sure hope that is not the case.

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Re: Constant blue light on new equipment


fedup978 wrote:

Rick, that seems like a waste of power to me.   On my X1 boxes I have settings, under device and power that I can make sure the boxes shut down except for standby power.  Are you saying all the new boxes can't do that?  I sure hope that is not the case.


a year or two ago, I computed the power difference between 'on' and standby, and then took the difference and extended to 24/7/365 and it came to $1 in energy over that entire year (getting no benefit of ever using the box at all during that year.

Gold Problem Solver

Re: Constant blue light on new equipment

X1 boxes draw very little power.

What most people do not understand is cable boxes draw almost as much power when they are off as they do when they are on. The difference is roughly 10%.

Think about this another way. Do you leave your modem and router on 24-7-365? Yes you probably do. They probably draw more power than an X1 box does. Do you leave your laptop computer on 24-7-365? Most people do and they typically draw more power than X1 boxes do.

Leaving an X1 box on 24-7-365 costs you pennies per year...
New Poster

Re: Constant blue light on new equipment

Dimming to a 1 of 3 is still too bright, though. Why not have an option to turn the blue light off completely?
Expert

Re: Constant blue light on new equipment


Lynn1202 wrote:
Dimming to a 1 of 3 is still too bright, though. Why not have an option to turn the blue light off completely?

I have two blue light DVR's and the only time I notice them being bright is at 3am when they go through their refresh cycle.

Official Employee

Re: Constant blue light on new equipment


Dimming to a 1 of 3 is still too bright, though. Why not have an option to turn the blue light off completely?
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There is,
Xfinity button to Gear Symbol to Device Settings to Device Lights to Power Light Brightness and press ok, choose between 1,2,3 or Off