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What is a discrete on/off?
 

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It's separate IR code for ON and OFF. Most factory remotes use a toggle - if the unit is off, the toggle turns it on, and vice versa. But for folks using macros with their remotes, you want the macro to definitely turn the unit on or off.
 

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The files section in the jp1 Yahoo group has the codes for the TS160. It does show discrete on/off EFC codes. They are 253 and 001 respectively.
?????? can you post the codes. I have no idea where you are talking about.
 

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Do you want the individual codes for the on/off discretes? Or the code set number? If the former, it's what I posted above. If the latter, then the remote will be programmed as the power toggle.


This file in the jp1 group lists all of the button codes used by the T160. You may not be able to see this file unless you are a member of the forum (free to join).
 

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I ended up locating the TS-160 discrete on/off codes for my Pronto over on Remotecentral.com


For the archives here they are;


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0000 006d 0000 0022 00ac 00ac 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 070a


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0000 006d 0000 0022 00ac 00ac 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 070a
 

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Ah, you wanted the nitty gritty details. :)


May I ask what remote you will be using this with?
Thanks for the input:)


I use a ProntoPro
 

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Why turn off the SIR-TS160? I leave mine on all the time like a computer.
This unit put's out a lot of heat, why leave it on when you are not using it:confused: Even though you shut the monitor off, leaving the 160 on means you still are powering up the transponders and running the unit.


Leaving it on =extra wear and tear=burning up electricity= unnecessary heat
 

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I think most of the unit is powered up regardless of whether you turn it off or not - I would guess it just powers off the video section. It can still download new guide data, firmware updates, and crash on bad PSIP data even when it's 'off'. Unless you unplug it; then it takes a long time to start up again.
 

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This unit put's out a lot of heat, why leave it on when you are not using it:confused: Even though you shut the monitor off, leaving the 160 on means you still are powering up the transponders and running the unit.


Leaving it on =extra wear and tear=burning up electricity= unnecessary heat
First, the unit is always connected to the transponders, even if you turn it off. Second, powering it up and down is likely to cause it to fail sooner if it's like every other computer based firmware product in the world.
 

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In hindsight I guess you are right with the unit always powering up the transponder's;) In any case it goes back to the old debate. What ever your fancy, and what ever makes you happy. Me, I like to shut my system down...hey, but that's me. Also I have noticed that with the unit off the DVI connection is also still sending out power. I have it connected to a Geffen DVI switcher for power and have noticed that the switcher is alway's powered whether the t160 is on or off. No video but powered.
 

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clubwerks, that's what I have heard also. The unit doesn't use that much electricity and powering on and off creates an awful lot of wear and tear on PCs and other PC based software systems such as Tivo which stays on all the time too. You can't power off Tivo unless you unplug (standalone Tivos) I don't know about Directivos but I soon will because I'm getting a HD Directivo shipped overnight to me by the 30th of March. I can't wait.
 

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The major wear-and-tear on PCs and Tivos is spinning up the hard drive. Nothing like that in the TS160, so I wouldn't worry about it. Yeah, a relay clicks but I don't think it's a big deal either way. Whatever you're comfortable with. Like Baja, I turn mine off, but that's just the way I am.:)
 
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