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What UPS to get for TIVO HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ghuido, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I think AVR is an acronym for AV receiver or audio video receiver. Perhaps you don't have one?
  2. wisny

    wisny New Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Wait, what? UPS / surge protectors have audio visual receivers?

  3. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Tivo Obsessed

    Dec 29, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    AVR= Auto Voltage Regulation. This is a very good thing.


    CCONKLIN1 New Member

    May 6, 2002
    The only thing more annoying is NOT having battery back ups and losing all of your recording and having you basement flood because you did not invest in one... :)

    CCONKLIN1 New Member

    May 6, 2002
  6. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    I have four UPS's for my computers and other stuff. The power off warning can drive you crazy especially in the middle of the night when the drunk drivers always seem to hit the pole that services my neighborhood. I opend the case on all four and broke the warning buzzer with a pair of long nose pliers. Its a black plasic round device soldered to the circuit board. Looks like a small speaker which it is. It stops the warning with out hurting anything else.
    Some one mentioned a low wattage solar system for a back up. Only problem is that it wont auto switch to back up, you have to switch it over manually.Lleaving you with the need of a UPS.
  7. restart88

    restart88 New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    OK so run the devices from the solar electric generating system and put a backup in there just in case. Since the power is off the grid it's less proned to a regular outage like your "drunk pole." :)
  8. KenVa

    KenVa Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Does anyone know, do most of the entry level UPS's turn back on again when the power is restored if they shut down due to the battery running out? I really don't want something that would need to be manually reset. I may be away from home for a while and a minor power could cause me to lose all my scheduled records for a week or more :eek:.
  9. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    For one, my 1000VA Belkin tower UPS powers up when the power comes back on without any intervention.

    You'd hope they'd have an option to power up or not but I know my smaller UPSs have a power button.
  10. Playloud

    Playloud Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    I bought a APC Power Saving Back-UPS RS 1500 which backs up my...

    -Folding@home/Fileserver computer (Q6600 OC'd to 3.2GHz - 100% CPU load 24/7)
    -Gaming rig (Q9550 OC'd to 3.4 GHz, Radeon 4870) (currently idle, GPU underclocked/volted (since I am just browsing)
    -LED backlit monitor which barely uses any power.
    -TiVoHD and My DVR Expander doing its thing

    At my current usage, my battery would last for 13 minutes if my power were to go out. Very rarely does the power go out longer than this. If the power failure happens while I am here, I can power down my computers, and the TiVo will have almost an hour IIRC. Of course, in reality, I would leave my folding computer on for a while, as I don't want to have to shut that down.

    To prevent a TiVo from resetting during a simple power hiccup, almost any UPS would do (unless you live in a place where the power normally goes out for a long period of time). They don't use much power.

    P.S. I should mention that I don't have my TV hooked up to the UPS, so while my TiVo would not shut off, my TV would be unpowered.
  11. cmaquilino16

    cmaquilino16 New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    United States
    Sorry for digging up a old post, but I need to stop the TiVo from reboot during storms. So I read the thread can I hook up TiVo HD and WD Expander and Plasma Tv to back up. Would the tv kill the back up battery or does the back up battery only work when the power goes out. I would turn off the tv once the power goes out not watch it during the powers out. So is it ok to connect tv too.

  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    You need to pay attention to the maximum output of the UPS. If the TV draws too much power then it could cause the whole UPS to just shut down before you have a chance to shut the TV off.

    I have my TV and stereo connected to my UPS, but it's a 1500W unit so it's more then capable of handing the load. I tried it with a smaller 500W unit once and it would cause the whole thing to shut down immediately because it was overloaded.
  13. shrike4242

    shrike4242 Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Saint Louis, MO
    The TV should go into a non-battery-backed outlet, while the Tivo and DVR Expander would go to battery-backed outlets. If you have a tuning adapter, that would need to go to a battery-backed outlet as well, otherwise it won't be able to change the channel during a power outage.

    For the ones I used, I bought a number of these from Costco for $90 each:

    They're still being sold as Costco stores, though the price is up to $95 each.

    Should last a number of hours if the power goes out. The Tivo + tuning adapter are on battery-backed outlets.
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Put stuff that runs whether you're watching or not, like TiVos, VCRs, tuning adapters, media server PC, cable modem, router, etc., on one (or more) UPS(es), and stuff like the TV and stereo receiver on a separate bigger UPS.
  15. cmaquilino16

    cmaquilino16 New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    United States
    Hello I got UPS today at Costco Cyber Power 1350avr will that cover my TiVo plasmas tv TiVo expander? It cost me $101 dollars

  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    If you have a UPS with enough capacity you can plug your Tv in. All my electronics are connected to a UPS. Depending on the UPS and the device I get between 2 hours and 18 hours of runtime. All my TVs are on a UPS, as well as my receivers, sub-woofers, PCs, TiVos etc. So anytime there is a power outage I can continue watching TV, browsing the internet, playing a multiplayer game etc.

    And all my UPSs can have the audible alarm turned off. I would not use any UPS that does not have the capability to disable the alarm. So when the power goes out I don't hear any beeping from the 12 or 13 UPS units I have.

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