With my previous provider, buggy software that was most problematic at startup got me into the habit of leaving my DVRs "powered" on at all times. (The issue was eventually fixed for most btw.) Wondering what the rule of thumb is for the D* DVRs? Since having my HR34 and HR24 installed a couple days ago, I've left them on and deactivated the power saving feature. Neither are located in areas where the blue lights will bother anybody, so that's not an issue. I understand that if these are anything like my previous DVRs, the only things being powered on or off are the audio/video circuits. Oh and if it matters, both are connected via component cables. Thanks.