Originally Posted by PCurry57
If turning the lights off is your concern you can just turn them off. Other wise putting it in standby is kinda pointless. EAS testing is how often really the locals are going to carry these weather your on standby our not. I do wish TiVo had a means of ignoring cable with regard to eas as satellite doesn't have these interruptions. I have an emergency alert radio don't need these interruptions in my TV viewing.
Thanks for the comments. I have already shut the lights down, so that's not the issue. I just think starting from Live TV is easier for my wife, son, and daughter. They can then change the channel or select a recorded show. But, at the same time, don't want to burn too much electric or wear out the box.