Tivo does not even use the AV feature of the drive.
The AV is marketed as 24/7, but I'm sure the EZ will do just fine.
Hard drive longevity are hit and miss, regardless of the price, marketing and warranty.
The AV series uses slightly less power than the EZ.
The WD-30EZRX series power profile is still better than the 500GB Seagate drives Tivo included in some Basics.
The EZRX series sold today from a reputable seller will yield a new stock than any AV-GP drives out there.
The replacements to the AV-GP is the Reds which would be the better choice if you want a premium drive in your Tivo.
The WD-40 stinks and I'd rather use this: