power to remain on at all times?

Seems that running the cablebox through the x1 means when you turn off your x1 you cant watch tv normally. So is it meant to always be on, like a cablebox or refrigerator? Never shutting off? Is this safe?

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

Microsoft said it was designed to run 24/7. Even if you power off the console, it's still getting power if your power settings are set to instant-on mode.


If you're just a gamer and don't use the kinect at all, you can change the power setting to Power-Saving mode and it will use no power once the console is turned off.

It should be.  Passthrough is using minimal processing power, so it shouldn't be causing any heating issues, or even drawing too much electric.