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Is Tivo's standby mode useful?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by scandia101, Aug 18, 2013.

Is Tivo's standby mode useful?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    68.4%
  1. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Yes I had a typo, but this pole with the outlined restrictions is still worthless.
     
  2. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    There is no pole.
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    You don't need to understand it for it to be useful to someone else.

    I'm finding the results and the differences in the results to be very interesting and useful to my understanding of the issue.
     
  4. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    This, coming from the same person who is always telling people what to do, or not to do, while claiming he doesn't do that... :confused: :rolleyes: :thumbsdown:
     
  5. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE New Member

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    There should be a dedicated standby button.
     
  6. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    They used to have one, long ago, but they took it away or reassigned it to a different function.

    I would like one too. From what I've been reading on here, you can actually do it with one of those programmable remotes, made by Logitech, called Harmony, I believe. I could be wrong, if TiVo made it so that the boxes now don't recognize the code(s) for it.
     
  7. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Maybe we should have a poll thread on how many forum members agree with that. :D Oh .... please don't start that poll -- just kidding! Would that be a "meta" poll? (or pole?).
     
  8. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    There should be a dedicated thread ignore button .... oh wait ... there is! ;)
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    How many different polls, worded exactly how, should we have about the thread ignore button and do you use it and is it a good and necessary thing, etc.?
     
  10. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Seriously, that topic is at least as interesting as standby is. I ignore maybe one thread per year, if that many, but I'm curious how much others use it. I would hope we could cover all the ifs ands and buts in no more than 3 poll threads. :rolleyes:

    Then there's the user ignore button.

    scandia101, please understand my comments here are not intended to disrespect or insult you. I just think you went "a poll too far".
     
  11. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    What is Standby Mode?
    What is EAS issue?
     
  12. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Things that are discussed in great length and detail, more than once, which you'd know if you did a little reading of these related threads and follow the links to other related threads.

    I've been thoroughly b***hed-out for posting the answers to what you are asking, several times, and for even providing the links between them. So, you'll just have to read through the associated threads.

    You can also use the Search tab, do an advanced search for "standby" and/or "EAS". For the best results, make sure to only search the thread titles for those words, and have it return the results as threads, as opposed to posts.

    Best of luck.
     
  13. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    As I understand it, standby mode turns video output off on your TiVo. The Emergency Alert System runs tests (seems like more in some areas of the country then others)

    If you are recording on your TiVo and an EAS alert come out, it will of course interupt your recording. From what I gather, if you have it on Standby the EAS will not interupt your recording. (not sure, never tested this)

    I have personally never had an EAS alert interupt a recording, I am in Dallas, and I think we only see them a couple of times a year anyway. In fairness, I don't do a lot of recordings overnight - when I do it is usually an HBO movie or the like.

    I hope that helps.
     
  14. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    EAS doesn't just run tests. Typical messages are weather warnings and they occur whenever the weather is approaching -- not just at night. I've had five in one day -- during daytime or prime time hours.

    You are leading a charmed life regarding EAS. You must not be on a TWC system, or Dallas just doesn't get much severe weather, or your cable system just isn't implementing EAS. (I wish my TWC would not implement it at all.)
     
  15. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am in Dallas and I have FIOS... Yeah, dont really need an EAS alert to say "It's Hot, Damn Hot!"
     
  16. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    My wife records all hours of the night and never had any recording interrupted by the EAS, when watching a recording we get the EAS interruption many times but it does not show up on the recording going on at the same time, for some people the recording gets cut up with the EAS but for Comcast in Hartford CT it does not, or we have been lucky.
     
  17. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    ..and as I said in the other thread, in a shorter version this time, as WELL as EAS, it *SUPPOSEDLY* will start recording Suggestions sooner, instead of waiting a long time after the last remote keypress.

    So for those of us who use suggestions as a free space indicator, it can be slightly helpful.
     

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