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stand by questions

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by gcsheph, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. gcsheph

    gcsheph New Member

    May 13, 2005
    When you place a Series 3 in Stand By mode, it spins down the disk, right? After a scheduled program records, does it return to stand by mode? What about an external disk? Thanks.
  2. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
    No, the disks are running 24/7. The TiVo DVR is always recording (Live buffer) with both tuners.
  3. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    There is no way to actually turn off a TiVo. Standby mode simply shuts off the video output.
  4. madneon

    madneon New Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Ft. Bragg NC
    would it be hard to have the drive spin down when thr tivo knows it has no scheduled shows to record and spin the drive up to full speed a min or so before show is scheduled to record???
  5. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't record anything between 4AM and 4PM so i have a AC timer shut off my TiVo-S3 for the 12 hours, been running this way for two years now..no problems.

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