Thats about the only use I see in using standby. I did that in my dorm room when I knew my roomate would want to watch TV and i wasn't going to be around. He wasn't tech savy and was affraid he would mess something up on the Tivo.Einselen said:I put the Tivo into standby mode but that is only because I have roommates and have the Tivo in the common area. They don't touch my Tivo at all, which is a good thing, yet they can still watch TV whenever they want.
Agreed. One roommate is tech savvy the other is not, so easier to do standby. Also then would have to fight what shows they want to record/watch and just too much stress. Before having roommates I would only put the Tivo into standby to watch live TV (gasp!) That was very rare instances, like for the BCS announcement earlier this year and other things.brnscofrnld said:Thats about the only use I see in using standby. I did that in my dorm room when I knew my roomate would want to watch TV and i wasn't going to be around. He wasn't tech savy and was affraid he would mess something up on the Tivo.
I tried this with a kill-a-watt (http://www.p3international.com/products/special/P4400/P4400-CE.html) and the results were exactly the same whether it was in standby or not.fatlard said:any check the watt usuage usiing killawatt differences?
I made it public because I like information. There's no personal information to be gleaned from it, so why not? I kinda like seeing who answers to what.minckster said:OP: Why did you choose to make this a public poll? That's not the default.
Same here. My Toshiba SD-H400 has a standby(power) on the remote, so often in the process of turning everything off, I'll also turn it off. Just by habit.RonDawg said:I put my Sony SVR-3000 into standby often, but only because it has a power switch on the remote (as well as the front panel) making it very convenient to do so.
On my other TiVo's I feel it's too inconvenient to go into the menu just to put it into standby.