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Which is better for this situation/scenario?

  • Totally unplug between recordings

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • Put roamio in standby

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a roamio with an xfinity cable card. I get their lowest basic cable package and all works great. I use to use it more frequently, but I now rarely use it. Instead I use my nvidia shield, amazon fire tv and directv satellite tv ($10/month employee discount) for regular tv viewing, streaming and/or recording.

the only reason for keeping xfinity tv is I need to record local cable access channels for a certain project (long story). This only happens about 2-3 times per month.

I was putting the DVR in standby. However, lately I am totally shutting it down as sometimes it can be 3-4 weeks between recordings. I then plug it in about 1-2 days before a recording. Then after a recording is done, I transfer the show to a networked PC via pyTivo & shut it down again. I figured the hard drive is not spinning at all when shut down and therefore last longer.

which would better in this situation; standby or unplugging? (survey above)
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