Power Saving and Standby Modes

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Power Saving and Standby Modes

Standby Mode

Putting a TiVo device into Standby mode does the following:

  • Stops sending video and audio from the TiVo device to the TV.
  • Causes the lights on the front of the unit to go out.
  • Re-enables Parental Controls if they have been temporarily disabled.

Programs that are being recorded or are scheduled to record will still be recorded. If a program is being recorded, the red light will not turn on, but the program is still being recorded as desired.

Your DVR will continue making TiVo service connections while in Standby mode.

Series2 DVRs only: If you used an RF coaxial cable to connect a program source to the DVR and to connect the DVR to the TV, Standby mode provides RF pass through. This means you can watch channels on your RF program source while the DVR is in Standby mode.

Note: You will not be able to control live TV (pause, rewind, etc.) while the DVR is in Standby mode.
 

To enter Standby mode


For devices running the TiVo Experience 4 (Software Version: 21.X.)
   
TiVo DeviceMenu Path (From TiVo Home)
  TiVo BOLT Series & Roamio Series       MENU >  > ENTER STANDBY

For devices running the TiVo Experience 3 (Software Version: 20.X.)
 
TiVo DeviceMenu Path (From TiVo Central)
TiVo BOLT Series & Roamio SeriesSettings & Messages > Standby

Note: The Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro models also have a green power light at the front of the DVR which will put the DVR into Standby mode when pushed.
Premiere Series Settings & Messages  > Standby
Series 3 & earlier DVRsMessages & Settings > Standby


To exit Standby mode

To exit Standby mode, press either the TiVo button or Live TV.

 


Power Saving Settings

Power Saving Settings let you better control your TiVo device's power consumption when you are away from the box.

Compatible devices

Power Saving Settings are available on the following TiVo devices:
  • TiVo BOLT Series Unified Entertainment Systems
  • 4-tuner Roamio
  • Roamio Plus
  • Roamio Pro


Settings

To access the Power Saving Settings screen:

For devices running the TiVo Experience 4 (Software Version: 21.X.)
 
TiVo DeviceMenu Path (From TiVo HOME)
   TiVo BOLT Series & Roamio Series       MENU > SETTINGS > REMOTE, CABLECARD, & DEVICES > POWER SAVING SETTINGS

For devices running the TiVo Experience 3 (Software version: 20.X.)
 
TiVo DeviceMenu Path (From TiVo Central)
BOLT Series & Roamio SeriesSettings & Messages > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices > Power Saving Settings
Premiere Series Settings & Messages > Remote & Device Settings > Power Saving Settings
Series 3 & earlier Settings & Messages > Remote & Device Settings > Power Saving Settings
 
 
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There are four power-saving settings to choose from:
 
Off: The TiVo device does not automatically enter standby mode, and will continue to record TiVo Suggestions.

Low: The TiVo device automatically enters standby mode after four hours of inactivity, and will continue to record TiVo Suggestions.

Medium: The TiVo device automatically enters standby mode after four hours of inactivity, and will not record TiVo Suggestions.

High: The TiVo device automatically enters standby mode after two hours of inactivity, and will not record TiVo Suggestions.
 
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