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Powering off through power cutoff

I want to control my cd-player's power on/off time periods automaticly using a timer on the power supply for that player. The problem is; I heard that powering off/on a electronic device such as a cd-player is worse to do it by cutting of the power, instead of pressing the power button on the device first, and than optionally cut off the power. I tried my local electronica shop with some so-called experts on the area, and they told me it doesn't matter. I'm not really convinced, so could anyone confirm/reject this advice?


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I side with the "doesn't matter" answer.

In reply to: Powering off through power cutoff

AC supplies are not 100% assured and home/other electronics must survive power outages.

Just so you know, there are 500+ answers to the age old power on/off question if you want to plow through it. At the end you either have a pounding headache or make a choice.


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In reply to: I side with the "doesn't matter" answer.

Alright, I wasn't aware it was so unclear what option is best. Thanks for the insight, I don't like headaches so I'll keep the 'doesnt matter' option Happy

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If you could add some information on why you want to do this, there may be other solutions. My guess would be that using a timer will be the cheapest though.

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Sleep + timer

In reply to: Why??

I want to synchronize start up and power off of my cd-player with my receiver. They both don't have start up timers, and only my receiver has a sleep function. Using an external power-supply timer on both the power cords (cdplayer and receiver) seems the cheapest/simplest/most effective way.

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Still not sure

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I can understand the power down, listen to music in bed, have the system shut down via timer function.
But start up... other than having the reciever power on, how do you expect to get the cd player to go to play mode. Power on won't do this, it would require another remote control command. Unless you have tested this and found on your cd player it automatically plays when powered on?

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I agree....

In reply to: Still not sure

If you need something that will power up in the morning, then get an alarm clock with a cd player built-in.

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It does power up

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It does power up automaticly, don't worry. It's all good now, I've tried it a couple of days and works perfectly Happy

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