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Do you use standby mode?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by scandia101, Aug 17, 2013.

Do you use standby mode on your Tivo(s) on a regular basis?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
  2. No

    73 vote(s)
  3. Other

    0 vote(s)
  4. Poll Fail

    3 vote(s)
  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    The only thing I'm "b***h"ing about is your constant whining and cross posting. Stop taking every disagreement with your opinions as personal attacks worthy of a counter attack.

    Finally, if you can't be bothered to learn how to set up a poll, don't complain about the one(s) that have been set up.
  2. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    For what little it's worth even removing the modifier doesn't change my answer. I think I've used standby one, in over a decade, and that was double checking it's behavior on (series 1) DirecTV-TiVos. [That test confirmed that it stopped them buffering LiveTV, but didn't clear the buffer. A minute after you woke it back up you'd have a buffer with 29 minutes worth of pre-standby material plus 1 minute of post-standby material with just a visual glitch at the transition point]

    Even when I had a TiVo in the bedroom I didn't put it in standby. But then I like white noise while I sleep and the TiVo wasn't audible over the room fan that was already running. Now I've just got the one livingroom TiVo unit so light/noise is even less of an issue.

    In that same decade or so of TiVo usage I can only think of once an EMS test interupted a scheduled recording.

    That said, if there was a one time configuration that slaved my TiVo's standby setting to the TV's power state (using HMDI CEC) I'd probably enable that just for the miniscule power savings. But as it is I can't be bothered to switch to an otherwise unneeded universal remote, or go through the menus, just to put the TiVo in standby when I'm done watching TV.
  3. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I used to do it VERY religiously, then I think after I got my P4, stopped doing it as often.. but very recently (last week or two) started doing it more often again.

    EAS is one reason (I guess I'm on a different sub-node of Comcast since I'm in a different city, an we get, as mentioned by someone else, "required tests" it seems like a couple times a month, at midnight.. and they sometimes show several 'pages' of info)..

    Also, I still have a TivoHD connected too, and it has no capacity gauge (yes, I'm one of those people who DOES care about how full it is), so if it happens to not have recently deleted or suggestions, I'm not sure how empty it really is... so I put it in standby to hopefully start recording suggestions again sooner.. (Not after X minutes of inactivity.)

    P4 seems to be more willing to just record suggestions while I'm using it (though if I go to On Demand, then it often stops the suggestion, even if there are enough tuners available).

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