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Mini's sleep mode

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by NSPhillips, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. NSPhillips

    NSPhillips Member

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    My wife complained that the Mini is annoying because if it stays on the same channel for a while it will ask to go into sleep mode.

    I tried to explain that she should be watching recorded content so she doesn't have to see commercials and that the remote buttons would keep it "awake", but she has no interest in doing so.

    Is this set at something like 90 minutes? Has anyone found an option for it in the menus? I'd like it to at least be as long as a two-hour movie.
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I think it is 90 minutes and there is no setting to change it AFAIK. Simply having your wife tap the volume or mute button once an hour or so should be enough to avoid the timeout.
     
  3. teklock

    teklock New Member

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    Yeah, i'm not a fan of the sleep thing either. There should be a setting for that.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I think it's good there is a sleep as I wouldn't want live TV to be the default timeout option for the Mini and needlessly streaming while nobody is watching. But I agree there should be a setting to control timeout period.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I would like to be able to make the timeout period shorter. Like 30 minutes.
     
  6. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

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    This is where a power button would be nice, turn it of sleep mode, turn it on wakeup. Linda depends on the definition of power on/off or sleep/wake.
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I talked to TiVo tech support, and they also never though enough about this 90 minute automatic time out, they are going to go back to TiVo eng to see if this can be fixed, it would helpful if others called TiVo and complained about this. Even the CSR I talk to uses her TiVo-TV to go to sleep, and would not like her TV to go off every 90 min. (Until she asked someone she did not even know this was an unadvertised feature of this product.)

    SO lets call
     
  8. HDRyder9

    HDRyder9 Member

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    Is the sleep mode the precursor to dynamic tuner allocation? After 90 minutes of non use the Mini gives up the tuner?
     
  9. jano18

    jano18 New Member

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    My wife has been complaining about this feature also. She also doesn't like that she has to hit live or select a recording. I told her I will set up a macros to execute live upon entering the TiVo Mini activity. I hope Tivo will offer an adjustable setting for the timer in a future update.
     
  10. lessd

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    The problem what is non use, just leaving the TV on when you are working or in bed trying to go to sleep is use but not using the Mini remote for 90 minutes, is that non use, TVs do not go off if left on, my computer has a setting to control when it goes to sleep if at all.
    We do not now have dynamic tuner so that not an issue, at least for now.
     
  11. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    Maybe. It already helps today if you have enough minis to oversubscribe your Elite/4/4 XL's networked tuners. (2 minis w/ only 1 tuner shared or 3 minis).

    Dropping from liveTV allows a different mini to grab the tuner. If all network tuners are currently streaming you just get an error message when the next mini tries to view live tv.

    Of course it'll be must more useful, and to a wider range of users, if/when dynamic tuner allocation is rolled out, since it'll be recordings, not just other minis, competing for the tuner.
     
  12. zubinh

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    So you're essentially saying that one cannot watch a two hour movie uninterrupted with a Tivo Mini. Great Feature Tivo.

    Does anyone know how to put the Mini in standby with just one click on the remote? I'd like to program my Harmony to do that when turning off.

    Thanks.
     
  13. 2trill4925

    2trill4925 New Member

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    I've emailed support on this issue. I was debating defecting to Ceton, but the thought of my toddlers jamming objects into an XBOX 360 DVD tray put me off. I really want to like this piece of tech, but this is a slap in the face. I was just trying to stream live TV to my kids' rooms. Something tells me that Tivo and the Cable Providers made a backroom deal as the cable companies are about to go mainstream with their own implementation of the same technology.

    The least Tivo could've done was made retail consumers aware of this feature.
     
  14. Digital Man

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    Can't you just tap a key on the remote once every 90 minutes to re-start the 90 minute sleep timer? If that's the case it's really not that bad. I agree they should allow us to configure the timer, but it's really not that big of a deal.

    DM
     
  15. lessd

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    I did test out the 2 hour movie and no time out when streaming a program, the time out only happens when watching Live TV for more than 90 minutes and not tapping the remote in that time, each tap add another 90 minutes, but if you use the Mini in the bedroom to go to sleep with Live TV do you want to get up every 90 minutes to tap the remote, how about working in the kitchen, this time out is a pain, for now I don't know what purpose it serves as the power the Mini uses stays at 5 watts.
     
  16. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    My Panasonic Plasma does when it detects nothing coming from the HDMI. Every once and a while I will forget to turn the TV off after finishing a movie and powering off the Blu-Ray. A few minutes later I will see a popup saying TV will power off in 5 minutes. If I let it go and shut off, when I power it back on it tells me it was turned off by the power off function or something to that effect.
     
  17. lessd

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    But at least it is looking at the HDMI cable, no going off with TV playing.
     
  18. brholl

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    I think the best solution might be for the TiVo Mini to figure out whether the TV is still powered on or not through the HDMI cable. If it's powered on and still sending a signal to the TV, then don't put the Mini to sleep. I also wish when you turn the TV on that you didn't have to push the Live TV or TiVo button. Pushing the power button on the TiVo remote should automatically default it to Live TV or My Shows (your choice in the settings).
     
  19. 2trill4925

    2trill4925 New Member

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    That is an interesting suggestion. :up:
     
  20. 2trill4925

    2trill4925 New Member

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    I decided since the clock is ticking on my 30 day satisfaction agreement, it would be wiser to contact Tivo. The response I got was half-baked, and I wouldn't be surprised if my suggestion ended with the CSR.

    Hello 2trill4925,

    Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. The Mini does have a limit of a 90 minute tuner allocation before that tuner goes back to the use of the host DVR. I would be happy to forward your suggestion to our engineers. If you think of anything else, you can make suggestions directly at: http://advisors.tivo.com/wix5/p2272893819.aspx

    Please continue to use reference number xxxxxx-xxxxxx for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


    Sincerely,
    Beth

    TiVo Customer Support Representative
    www.tivo.com/support
    http://forums.tivo.com
     

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