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works but not the way i tought it did!,
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This review is from: Energenie Automatic TV Standby Shutdown (DIY & Tools)I bought the "energie standyby shutdown" to enable me to switch off 4 devices connected to my surge protector using my tv remote, any button can be used to switch it on but this is irrelevant because of the way the unit works, the problem is that the unit is not controlled by the tv remote when Turing off only when turning on! the unit relies on a power drain to keep it switched on so when you turn your tv off into standby, the unit reacts to this and turns off after 30 seconds or so.
so if like me you want to leave your tv in standby and have other things turned on ie things that don't go into standby mode like my router and wifi bridge until you (for example) go to sleep then use a button other than the tv power button to turn the unit off then i'm afraid it won't work like that.
there are proper remote controlled sockets out there that suit this way of using appliances so i will be purchasing one of theses for my set-up, i may be looking at sending this unit back for a refund.
to sum up, if i was using this just from my tv and dvd player then i would be very happy with the product, but unfortunately it wasn't suitable for my set up.