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Power button?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by tomhorsley, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    I see the Roamio has broken with tradition and actually has a power button.

    Anyone know what it actually does?

    Does it put it in standby?

    Does it just tell it that no one is watching so it will know it is OK to switch tuners?

    Actually turn it completely off? (Probably not that since it still takes forever to boot).
     
  2. brentil

    brentil New Member

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    Relating to boot times when the TiVo4 2nd CPU was enabled we saw a 50% reduction in boot time. The new TiVo5 uses a CPU that's at a minimum 3x more powerful as well as using faster internal drives. We should see a significant reduction in boot time with TiVo5 hardware.
     
  3. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Estimates for the boot time?
     
  4. P42

    P42 New Member

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    What does the second post have to do with the OP's question?
     
  5. brentil

    brentil New Member

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    It relates directly to his post.

     
  6. P42

    P42 New Member

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    Slow down and think about it, why would Tivo want to turning the box off? Six-pack of beer says it put the box in standby, and nothing more.
     
  7. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    Yeah it sleeps it is my guess. It really should go to sleep on its own though especially during low tv watching times like 2am-5pm M-F where you aren't likely to be around for the last 1/2hr of whatever it caches.
     
  8. atsang

    atsang New Member

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    a power button is still better than yanking the power cord for those rare times you want to power down.
     
  9. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    Not rare for me - I've got my Premiere hooked to a z-wave appliance switch so I can power cycle it from my phone (and also every morning around 2 am from a cron job :).
     
  10. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    I thought I might be able to discover the answers to questions like these by downloading the manual pdf file, but so far haven't found a pdf file anywhere on tivo.com :-(.
     
  11. brentil

    brentil New Member

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    A dual purpose button would be nice. Tap for standby & hold for power cycle. I hate crawling around back to yank it.
     
  12. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    That's what she said. ;) (Sorry. lol) We can do this now by holding down the Input button on the Premiere (in case you weren't aware).
     
  13. brentil

    brentil New Member

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    I did not, thank you!
     
  14. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

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    Wasn't aware of that myself. Which input button do you mean? The one on the remote?
     
  15. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    The remote's input button can put the unit into standby mode? That's news to me! :up:
     
  16. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Sorry, I mean the Format button on the front of the Tivo box itself. Hold it down for several seconds and it'll reboot the box.

    I got the button name wrong. :)
     
  17. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    I believe he mis-spoke, and he's referring to the "Format" button on the front of the physical unit, though I'm not sure I've tried it on the Premiere
     
  18. Troy J B

    Troy J B Lucky 200 Member

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    To be clear the button is labelled "TV Pwr". Hitting it didn't do anything in my setup (I didn't configure the remote for my tv). This is the remote that came with the Roamio Pro (not sure about the base model remote).
     
  19. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    I wasn't talking about the remote. I was talking about the circle with vertical dash button on the front of the box in some of the pictures.
     
  20. Troy J B

    Troy J B Lucky 200 Member

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    Ah, pushing the green circle on the front of the box, does put the TiVo into standby.
     

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