standby light?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by jonphil, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Not had time to even power Tivo back on this morning, but has anyone else noticed the standby light red and the light next too it green this morning?

    Wondering if its a sign of of a overnight software update. ?
     
  2. howardmicks

    howardmicks VM Tivo User

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    yep we have had a update and the 3rd tuner is up and running
     
  3. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Cool..... now I can't wait to get home again.
    Anything else noticed with the update?

    Wondering if these lights will now stay on to indicate that it's in standby, I would prefer it if in standby we can at least see the status of recordings.
     
  4. howardmicks

    howardmicks VM Tivo User

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    agree,Didnt like it when in standby you couldnt tell if it was recording.Was hoping they would sort that
     
  5. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    It does :)

    Just put Tivo into standby as it was recording 3 things and all 3 recording lights are still on.
    It's handy as it just proves the box is actually switched on!!!
     
  6. CeeBeeUK

    CeeBeeUK New Member

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    Horses for courses... I hate it! I hate an AV cabinet that looks like mission control. Maybe one light so I know it's power supply hasn't failed, but there is no difference with standby and displaying now.

    Also, how much does it increase it's power consumption?! ;-)
     
  7. Pine Cladding

    Pine Cladding Large member (Ooer!)

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    Wouldn't have thought a few LEDs would make much difference, but I agree, I'd rather not have any indication lights when in standby, perhaps a user software switch?
     
  8. Tony Hoyle

    Tony Hoyle Geek

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    I find the second light completely pointless.. Red for off, Green for On would work if you want a standby light.. but red/green for off and green/green for on?
     
  9. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    The one that stays green the one that tells the connection back to VM's servers is okay. Though I agree it isn't really necessary in Standby mode.
     
  10. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    ^^ Surely it's useful to be able to check that the box is healthy and able to record stuff, without switching on the TV? And I'd have thought it even more important to have the status in standby, so that you don't have to take it out of standby to check.
     
  11. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    A very good point :)
     
  12. MrHoggie

    MrHoggie New Member

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    did a test on this last night set-up two recordings, put the tivo on stand-by.
    and went out for the night.
    both recorded ok:cool:

    all good there then :)
     

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