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Ultimate newbie question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by fiveputts, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. fiveputts

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    Here it comes ... brace yourselves ....

    Is it really ok to turn the power off on these things? Is this the "standby" mode I've seen mentioned on this site?

    (You can all now slump your shoulders, look down and shake your heads.)

    My old hughes tivo doesn't even have a power switch.

    Please point me the right direction if there is previous discussion on this.

    thanks
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    Sorry..

    The ultimate "newbie" question is: "How do I post a question".. :D

    As to your question:
    It is fine to turn it off. During a recent survey, people have concluded that that you "may" be better leaving it on for now.

    Actually very old DTivos had a StandBy button, which is the same as the on/off button.

    Not a big deal either way.
     
  3. jlancaster

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    Turn it off...its ok...when you come back it will have buffered 90 min....its a good thing!
     
  4. Tom Robertson

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    Welcome to the forums. :welcome_s

    We're here to help so fear not, you will be teased from time to time, but you will also get serious answers too.

    The HR20's "off" is very similar to the standby mode of the Tivo's. It actually is powered up but the outputs and LEDs are turned off. The unit continues to buffer the active channel (or intends to) and records programs as scheduled. And it continues to receive guide data.

    There are some known problems with the HR20 being turned back on, but those seem to be diminishing.

    My suggestion is to leave it on, unless the unit is in a bedroom and the lights are bothersome.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  5. jlancaster

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    Did you notice I was the only one to give you a straight answere!!???
     
  6. fiveputts

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  7. fiveputts

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    Lancaster, I see you have a Denon receiver, I do also. Do you know of any Denon forums for nontechies?
    thanks
     
  8. jlancaster

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    Thats the bueaty of denon...they just work...if u have a problem it is somewhere else.
     
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  11. fiveputts

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    I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask, but what the heck: Do you know if I really need a Denon ipod dock to play my ipod through my Denon? I can only get sound out of the right speakers when I plug it into the front av inputs. It works fine on my old Yamaha in the garage.
     
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