Just press the standby button.. 'Press the Standby button to power down your Virgin TV V6 box. Any recordings that are in progress or scheduled will still take place. To power back up, press Standby again. There are loads of different ways to power up your V6 box. You can use any of these buttons: Home, Channel Up / Down, TV, Standby, or any number.
Thanks for reply. I think I might be barking up the wrong tree.
My problem is a continuous noise coming from the V6 box which I find quite disturbing during the night. I need to find a better solution than pulling the mains lead out of the back which of course shuts down the box instantly and peace reigns. I found a suggestion on the community site which suggested going into eco power mode. I have done this and and shut down using the power down button. This shuts the box down, the red light comes on, but the wirring noise continues. Looking at the notes on the tv screen regarding eco power it says the box will shut down in four hours. I want it to shut down in four minutes so we can go to sleep in quietness. Anybody any suggestions? I am tempted to tell Virgin I want my old box back which I have had for many years and slept in peace and quiet.
In Eco or Connected mode the Hard Disk should stop working after about 5 - 10 minutes of going into standby. However the box is programmed to contact the server every 2 hours & will fire up for a few minutes then. It will also pick up network updates at around 4am that require it to run for considerably longer.
I also have a box in the bedroom, which I find almost inaudible compared to the V+HD box I used to have.
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