Advertisements I place my TiVo into Standby. Then wait until the green LED goes out. Then pull power. Wait 30 seconds and you should be free to move it. I do this monthly to clean all the stuff I have. Other that this, I never use Standby. When the TiVo powers up, it may or may not be in Standby. It varies. BTW, after all the stuff is powered off, I also power off the UPS units. I have five.