Leave on standby good?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by leiff, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    Hows does changing it to yellow help to make it last longer than being amber?
     
  2. c3

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  3. c3

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    Different materials have different lifetimes. Blue is usually the worst.
     
  4. CharlesH

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    Yes, with 9.1, the TiVo will switch back to the original channel after the alert is over. But if is in standby, it won't switch to it in the first place.
     
  5. pmiranda

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    Sadly with 9.1 and 9.2, my S3 won't come back out of Standby reliably, so I had to stop using it :-(
     
  6. c3

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    Are you using HDMI?
     
  7. pmiranda

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    Of course! Best picture quality by far with my TV.
     
  8. golfinfool

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    i have my tivo hd in a closet and when i leave it on overnight with the closet doors closed, in the morning when i open the doors the closet is pretty warm. when i put it on standby and do the same thing, it is not as warm. so there is definitely a power savings of some sort.
     
  9. CosmoGeek

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    Since I got 9.1, I've had three cases where it would seem to lockup. I've wondered if it was because it crashed when coming out of standby. When it crashes, my outputs are off, the OLED is on, and the IR command indicator flashes in response to remote commands. However, I can't get it to go back into standby or turn the outputs on. To get out of this I have had to reboot the S3.

    I use standby because my home theater setup relies on automatic input switching.
     
  10. pmiranda

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    I saw the exact same behavior. I'm pretty sure the issue is not going into standby, but coming out, since it didn't miss any recordings overnight, it just wouldn't "wake up" in the morning.
     
  11. c3

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    9.1 has a problem with HDMI/HDCP. I had to switch to component cables to avoid the reboot issue. Not sure if 9.2 has fixed that problem. Sounds like it hasn't.
     
  12. singletb

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    My TV shares input 1 between HDMI and composite video. In other words, my TiVo needs to be in standby to watch a DVD. Therefore, useful to me.
     
  13. wierdo

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    I had a problem with HDMI negotiation that required I power cycle my TV to get it to work properly. When I purchased a PS3, I had to get an HDMI switch since my set only has one HDMI input. Since installing the (cheapo Monoprice) switch, I haven't had a single HDMI negotiation issue. It's great.

    As far as EAS alerts go, standby is still useful on that front since you will still miss a few minutes of a recording in the event of an alert. In standby, the alert has no effect whatsoever.
     
  14. pmiranda

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    Curious: did this predate the problems people started having with 9.1? Have you noticed any difference since getting 9.1?
     
  15. mather

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    Don't know if this has be posted but Standby draws the EXACT same amount of wattage as leaving it as is.
     
  16. jlib

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    Ah, very interesting. So, if I have recordings set to start overnight and if the TiVo is on standby then none of the recordings will be affected if an EAS happens at the same time? Makes logical sense since standby would imply there is nobody watching so they couldn't be warned anyway. I have never had an EAS interruption of a recording yet but since they seem to be random one is bound to occur eventually.
     

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