Not if they want the remote to turn it on. But you point was probably that TV with the display "off" uses much less power than a TiVo. I imagine that most people with a DVR of whatever flavor leave it on all the time. Resetting the box prior to removing power probably helps the filesystem if you time it correctly but it won't help the drive. Considering how hot my Roamio runs I suspect it may also be a lot of thermal stress on the board. Perhaps the full-size units run at less than toaster-oven.