Turned Off option – How to Turn your TV On and Off

You can turn the TV on and off by using the special “Turned Off” option. If your TV supports the CEC Option (*check info below) and it is enabled in your TV’s settings, you can directly assign the “Turned Off” option to your device as Default Content.

How to schedule the Turned Off option

You can create a new schedule and add an entry for the “Turned Off“. Whenever this option is scheduled, the TV will be turned off.

Option 1

The TV will turn on again when the scheduled “Turned Off” ends. You can create a schedule with the “Turned Off” option, for example, daily, from 9 pm to 9 am the next day. You can then assign it to your monitor and the default content you want to display during 9 am – 9 pm.

You can reverse the above example configuration with the same results.

Option 2

Another option is to schedule everything throughout the day without relying on the combination of a schedule and default content. Since schedules override default content and our schedule covers the whole day, the TV will display only what is scheduled.

Full Day Schedule Yodeck

From the above image:

  1. Added “Turned Off” option, which will turn off the TV from 22:00:00 to 07:00:00
  2. Added “Car rental – Layout”, which will play from 07:00:00 to 15:00:00
  3. Added “Tag Playlist”, which will play from 15:00:00 to 22:00:00
  4. The “Turned Off” option will start again at 22:00:00

Tests to check if your TV supports CEC

1. Running the 1st test

Connect your TV via HDMI cable with the Yodeck player. Try to have visual contact with your TV screen and follow the below actions. Assuming that your TV is on, try to turn it off using the Actions button in the monitor details screen:

Try to turn on your monitor again.

If your TV is not responding to the two aforementioned commands, your TV is probably not supporting a CEC client, and therefore your TV cannot be turned off and on by the player.

On the other hand, if the TV has successfully obeyed the two aforementioned commands, you can proceed with the 2nd test below.


2. Running the 2nd test

As long as the 1st test was successful, try to create a test schedule on your account with the “Turned Off” option.

Assign a simple media file to your monitor, and create a schedule with a 5-minute “Turned Off” option.

While you are in front of the TV, try to check if the TV responds to the schedule that you created (remember to plan ahead of the current local time).

If this test completes successfully, your TV supports the CEC client, and your player can interact directly with your TV via the HDMI cable.