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HkyFrk



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject: Hughes DirectTivo Reply with quote

Searched.. can't find. Does anyone know if there are discreete codes for power off. The standby key turns the unit on and off. The guide key will only turn the unit on. I have it set up as a ToadTog but would like to set it up as discrete codes. (??because it is better??)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You do know that standby doesn't really do much of anything? It turns off the video outputs, but that's about it.
Most people don't bother putting a DirecTiVo (or any TiVo for that matter) into Standby.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never thought of it that way. So... I shouldn't even bother with the Tivo - just leave it on?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't really turn it off, short of unplugging it, because it has to be able to record things for you anytime. The only (slightly) useful thing standby mode is enable passthrough of the RF input directly to the RF output, in case you've connected an antenna or cable there, but most people don't.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks greg.... one less thing to worry about in the Extender. (having enough probs as is.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that if you don't put the Directivo in standby, it continues to record the 30 minute 'live TV' buffer on each tuner, thus you incur unnecessary usage and wear on the hard drive. I always put mine in standby (green light off) when not using it.

(I don't know of a discrete code to do this, however).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is getting off topic, but the general belief is that constant reading and writing to the hard-drive doesn't significantly change the lifespan of the harddrive. Even in standby mode the drive does not get turned off, and it will still record suggestions (if you haven't turned those off) and anything on your todo list, as well as the showcases. My impression is that most users don't use standby. I know I never have, and my DTiVo is at least 3 years old.

This has been discussed over and over in the TiVoCommunity forums.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Hughes DirectTivo Reply with quote

HkyFrk wrote:
Searched.. can't find. Does anyone know if there are discreete codes for power off. The standby key turns the unit on and off. The guide key will only turn the unit on. I have it set up as a ToadTog but would like to set it up as discrete codes. (??because it is better??)

Thanks


Lots of digression in this thread about the utility of placing the unit in "Standby" or not, BUT to answer your original question, the workaround in the absence of a discrete "off" is a macro with "guide" (turns it on, or leaves it on), "standby" (will then put it in standby). No ToadTog required.
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HkyFrk



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to digress, but.....
Thanks Capn
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