Originally Posted by flashedbios
who puts their tivo to sleep? And why?
These are the reasons listed by Tivo for Standby:
Stops sending video and audio from the DVR to the TV.
Causes the lights on the front of the unit to go out.
Re-enables Parental Controls if they have been temporarily disabled.
Programs that are being recorded or are scheduled to record will still be recorded. If a program is being recorded, the red light will turn on.
If you use a RF coaxial cable to connect a program source to the DVR and to connect the DVR to the TV, Standby mode provides RF pass through. This means you can watch channels on your RF program source while the DVR is in Standby mode.
Your DVR will continue making TiVo service connections while in Standby mode.
In my case the Tivo Mini in my "Man Cave" is attached to a Sound Bar that activates whenever there is a signal coming from the Mini or any other device attached to it.
The only sure way to make sure the Sound-bar stays off is to put the Mini into "Standby" mode.
I'm not sure why but even when the "Tivo" screen has been selected when I shut down for the evening the Mini switches to "Live" in the middle of the night and turns the rather loud Sound-bar with Sub-woofer on....