Originally Posted by pbubel
So I'm wondering if the power savings (Roughly $10/$15) a year, is outweighed by the potential damage to the TiVo. All of those hard power cuts aren't great for the drive. Ever had any problems? How long have you been doing that for? Just wondering out loud...
Been doing for the last 3 years, without any problems, nothing every corrupted that I saw, the TiVo may fix the files itself as people have the power cut to TiVos all the time in normal use, power loss, a hard re-boot, moving the TiVo, etc. I do give it 2.5 hours after 2AM to make sure any software update is atomically put in the TiVo. The last thing TiVo would want is many people having problems after any power interruptions as most TiVo users, not on this forum, do not use a UPS on the TiVo.
As for the electronics, I turn off my TV, my DVD player, my sound amp. system, and my Computer (to sleep mode), not any problem with modern electronics.
People have their own hang up on this subject, so do what you feel good about. Long term heat can harm electronics as starting up electronics may, never saw any study on the subject.