Advertisements I have wondered for some years why Tivos can not be set to sleep during inactivity instead of always recording the last 30 minutes of whatever channel was last tuned. I would like to see an option added to every Tivo to allow the user to turn off the buffer and sleep when inactive, spinning down the hard drive and going into a low power state. The TiVo would then wake when a remote button is pressed, when it is almost time for a scheduled recording, and periodically to call in or handle internal housekeeping. I would think that Tivo would be hearing complaints from those who care about the environment, as every Tivo drawing power from a coal fired power plant is adding more than it needs to global warming. And it would seem that sleeping during significant periods of inactivity would extend the life of the hard drive as well.