How long does your 4K TV take to power up?

BecauseScience

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Lack of power management is the biggest hassle of using a TV as a display. Turning them off and on can be a pain. I owned one that took forever to start and it drove me crazy. Some TVs don't even have physical power buttons. You have to fumble around with a remote control.

This thread is to report:
  1. Does the TV have a physical power button?
  2. How many seconds does it take to power up and display an image?
I'll update this post as people report...

Model Button Time (seconds)

LG 43UJ6300 ? ?
LG 43UH6030 ? ?
LG 43UH6100 ? ?
LG 43UH6500 yes 4
LG 60UH6035 ? 5
LG OLED65C7P ? 4

Samsung UN40MU6300FXZA ? ?
Samsung UN43MU6300FXZA ? ?
Samsung UN40MU7000FXZA yes ?
Samsung UN40KU7000FXZA ? ?
Samsung UN43KU7000FXZA ? ?
Samsung UN43KU7500FXZA ? ?

Sharp LC-43N6100U
YES 14

Sony XBR-43X800D YES 3-4
Sony XBR-43X800E YES ?

TCL 43S405 YES 3-6

Vizio ED43-E2 ? ?
Vizio P65-C1 ? 25-30
 
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David_B

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You should also add the LG 43MU7000

LG 43MU7000: Power button = yes
Sony XBR-43X800E: Power button = no
 

Commander Shepard

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Sony XBR-43X800D: Power button on lower left on back panel of the TV. Takes 3-4 seconds to power on.

 
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Brian_B

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LG43UH6500

Physical power button - Yes, underneath center screen

~4 seconds to power up to display input.
 

Commander Shepard

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It adds up. Do the math for five times a day over a year. That's one hour staring at a blank screen for absolutely no reason.
So, you gain a single hour over a period of 8760 hours (1 year) by looking at a blank screen for 1 second vs. 3 seconds every time you turn on your TV, assuming you turn on your TV 5 times per day... doing the math.
 

David_B

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Correction on Sony 43x800E -> found the power button on the right side. Should be a "Yes".
 
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If you can't stand waiting 2 seconds, you must have a horrible life. It must drive you insane waiting at a stop light or literally ANYTHING else in life, knowing that you are wasting time. If it really bothered you that much, just don't ever turn the TV off.
 

Odellus

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it's a once-you've-experienced-it-everything-else-sucks kind of thing. my PG278Q turns on instantaneously, it's one of my favorite features ever.
 

Snowknight26

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Vizio P65-C1 - 25 seconds in Eco Mode, ~30 seconds in Quick Start mode (picture shows up at 15 seconds for a second but then no signal for about 10 more seconds). Must be some funky HDMI handshake gremlins.

lol.



(Yes to power button.)
 
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LGabrielPhoto

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So, you gain a single hour over a period of 8760 hours (1 year) by looking at a blank screen for 1 second vs. 3 seconds every time you turn on your TV, assuming you turn on your TV 5 times per day... doing the math.
This guy has to be just trolling. He cannot be serious about it. I mean, if you grab the remote turn it on, by the time you sit down and get comfy to use your computer the 3 seconds are gone. I cannot believe this is a serious concern at all...
 
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Sharp LC-43N6100U, 14-seconds. 4 just for the screen to light up, 10 to stare at SHARP logo. Yes, has physical button.
 

darrpara

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LG 60UH6035 - 5 seconds to turn on, maybe 10 more seconds before "smart" features such as apps are available to use.
 
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