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Turning a Contour 2 Receiver On and Off


The function of the Power and ALL POWER buttons for Contour 2 remotes and receivers varies between host and client receivers.

A Contour 2 receiver that is powered down is actually in Power Save mode.

The Pace XiD HD receiver, has a power button on the top of the receiver, not the front.

Turn On a Receiver  

Press any button on the remote except TV POWER, INPUT, or SETUP to turn on the receiver. Press ALL POWER to turn on the receiver, TV, and audio device.

Pressing ALL POWER again on the remote will NOT turn Power Save back on.

Turn Off a Receiver  

Use the steps below to immediately power down any Contour 2 receiver. Client receivers can only be powered down through the Device Settings menu.

A host receiver can be powered down using the Power button on the front of the receiver. This does not turn the TV off.


Press the CONTOUR button to display the Main Menu.


Use the right arrow to highlight the gear icon, then press OK.


Use the down arrow to highlight Device Settings, then press OK.


Use the down arrow to highlight Power Preferences, then press OK. Use the table below to change power save options.

Options Steps
Power Saver Use arrow buttons to toggle OnOff.  Settop box will power down when TV is turned off.
Power Down Now
  1. Use the right arrow to highlight Start Now, then press OK.
  2. Press TV POWER to turn off the TV.
Restart Use arrow buttons to select Restart which will turn off box then turn box back on.

Note: Programs scheduled to record will still record if settop box is powered off.