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Leaving TiVo box for long periods

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Should you leave the TiVo box on standby while away from home for two or three weeks.Or should you power it down completely. ? 

Cheers 

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Also powering it down would mean any scheduled recordings fail. At least if it's in standby, it can carry on recording and all the EPG data etc, is bang-up-to-date when you get back home.

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Jparker wrote:

Hi 

Should you leave the TiVo box on standby while away from home for two or three weeks.Or should you power it down completely. ? 

Cheers 


STBs boxes in the past (TiVo included) if left off for more than a week would lead to the smartcard needing re-paired with the box (so that you could watch TV through it again) - requiring a call in to report a TV fault to get it rectified. I'm not sure if this is the case that TiVos use a virtual smartcard system though. Ideally leave it in standby.

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Thank you for your reply 

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Also powering it down would mean any scheduled recordings fail. At least if it's in standby, it can carry on recording and all the EPG data etc, is bang-up-to-date when you get back home.

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Re: Leaving TiVo box for long periods

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