Screen Saver VS. Turn Off Monitor In Power Saving Scheme

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by BobbyCMilWI, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. BobbyCMilWI

    BobbyCMilWI Guest

    I was wondering if anyone knew of the best way to handle the pc'
    monitor using MCE 2004. My system by default has a Windows X
    screensaver enabled. It also has the system set to automatically g
    into standby in the "power saving scheme" area. I've changed th
    screensaver to "never" and the system standby to "never" as well.

    Usually I'll just turn off my monitor when I'm not using the pc fo
    any significant amount of time. But I'm wondering, can I set m
    system's "turn monitor off" setting to 10 minutes (also in the "powe
    saving scheme" area), or will that interfere with my Media Center i
    I have a TV show scheduled to record

    Is a screensaver a better idea, or a bad one

    What's the best thing to do regarding my monitor? Since I sometime
    forget to just switch it off manually I'm concerned that I should d
    something. Are some screensavers better than others? Should
    never use a screensaver? What is the best route to take

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    BobbyCMilWI, Dec 30, 2003
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  2. Having the monitor automatically turn off is what I have mine set to. This
    will not interfere with Media Center. Stand By also does not create a
    conflict as the system will wake from Stand By when it has to record a show.
    My setup has a screen saver kicking in after 10 minutes and turning off the
    monitor at 20 minutes.
     
    Andy Vanosdale [MCE MVP], Dec 30, 2003
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  3. BobbyCMilWI

    BobbyCMilWI Guest

    Andy Vanosdale [MCE MVP] wrote:
    "]Having the monitor automatically turn off is what I have mine set
    to. This
    So if I set my pc to have a screen saver at 10 minutes and
    automatically turn off monitor after 20 I should be fine with no
    problems? I thought that screen savers could cause problems with MCE
    2004 so I'm glad to hear this isn't the case.

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    BobbyCMilWI, Dec 30, 2003
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  4. Bobby,

    There would be no problems. You can set the time limits for each one
    without a problem

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    Andy Vanosdale
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Microsoft Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/ExpertZone

     
    Andy Vanosdale [MCE MVP], Dec 30, 2003
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