Idle after 4 hours - NOT ACCEPTABLE - Uverse is Not Pet Friendly

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Idle after 4 hours - NOT ACCEPTABLE - Uverse is Not Pet Friendly

We were so excited to get Uverse TV and now will likely be switching to a different cable tv company.  I received confirmation yesterday from ATT tech support, that the blue screen will appear after 4 hours of the tv being idle.  As a dog owner - we always leave the tv on for our dog - it helps her to be alone.  I know many other pet owners who do the same thing.  ATT informed me that this is a factory setting which cannot be changed.  We are very disappointed.

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Re: Idle after 4 hours - NOT ACCEPTABLE - Uverse is Not Pet Friendly

It's 8 hours not 4.

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Stella205 - You should have a strong local station that you could receive Over the Air for the dogs.
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I use a radio for my dog. It does the same thing and prevents wear and tear on the television.
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MicCheck wrote:
I use a radio for my dog. It does the same thing and prevents wear and tear on the television.


Also uses a heck of a lot less energy (unless you piping it through your surround sound system).Smiley Happy

 

 




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MicCheck wrote:
I use a radio for my dog. It does the same thing and prevents wear and tear on the television.

Thats a good idea.

 

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RCSMG wrote:

MicCheck wrote:
I use a radio for my dog. It does the same thing and prevents wear and tear on the television.

Thats a good idea.

 


And the dog really can't tell the difference.

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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That's my thinking.


oufanindallas wrote:

RCSMG wrote:

MicCheck wrote:
I use a radio for my dog. It does the same thing and prevents wear and tear on the television.

Thats a good idea.

 


And the dog really can't tell the difference.

 


 

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Let me see if I understand this.  You could be watching TV for 8 hours and after 8 hours your program will be interrupted.  Not that I have 8 hours to watch TV at one time.  Is that what the problem is.  Is there something you have to do to let the box know you are still watching the TV.  If that is the case I agree that it does not make since.  I would be interested to know how the people who sit in front of the TV 24/7 which from reading this board there are a few handle this issue just for future reference if I am sick or have time to watch TV more then 8 hours.

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ACE - Professor

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DB, that is correct. After 8 hours of not pushing any buttons, the box goes to standby to save energy. You can watch as long as you want as long as you change channels, start/stop a recording (with the remote), etc.

OP apparently likes to leave the TV on for her pets while not at home all day, which could be more than 8 hours.
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db821arc wrote:

Let me see if I understand this.  You could be watching TV for 8 hours and after 8 hours your program will be interrupted.  Not that I have 8 hours to watch TV at one time.  Is that what the problem is.  Is there something you have to do to let the box know you are still watching the TV.  If that is the case I agree that it does not make since.  I would be interested to know how the people who sit in front of the TV 24/7 which from reading this board there are a few handle this issue just for future reference if I am sick or have time to watch TV more then 8 hours.



If I'm not mistaken, every time you push a button on the remote it resets the eight hour timer. If you don't push any buttons in the eight hour period a pop-up will show on the screen asking if you wish to continue watching.

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                              

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I guess the OP could teach the dog how to use the remote (as long as he doesn't drool on it). Maybe set up a favorites list for him, I'd start with animal planet and natgeo. Schedule up some animal cops so the dog knows how good he has it.

 

 

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                              

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The buttons on the AT&T remotes may be a little hard to use with paws.

 

Maybe one of those large button remotes?

 

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So just bringing up the guide during the 8 hours will reset the timer.  Just to be clear it is 8 hours and not 4 like the op stated in the original post.  Thanks for the clarification I feel better knowing that all you have to do is interact with the remote.

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db821arc wrote:

So just bringing up the guide during the 8 hours will reset the timer.  Just to be clear it is 8 hours and not 4 like the op stated in the original post.  Thanks for the clarification I feel better knowing that all you have to do is interact with the remote.


Yes, pushing any button on the remote that has an impact on the U-Verse box, will reset the timer.  I can assure you that it is 8 hours and not 4.

I'm also a little curious of the original poster's intentions - a one post wonder comes in, spreads partial misinformation (4 hours)and leaves.  Typical "bait" type posting. 

 

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