Originally Posted by aaronwt
What happens when you put the TiVo in standby?
There's no easy way to put the Tivo in standby mode, I would have to navigate all sorts of menus. But internally the Tivo of course must remain on while it waits for upcoming programs to record.. But why should I have to turn off the Tivo? Regardless of source devices, if both destination devices are off (Display and Audio-only device such as AVR), shouldn't the Edge go into standby mode as well? Apparently I'm the only one with a Tivo that thinks this would be a good feature. No need heating up my AV rack when my TV is off!
Obviously it's not causing problems (except wasted power and unnecessary heat generation), certainly not enough to sell the unit, but would be a great feature add.
Originally Posted by lambe
I've read in this thread that there's a delay when channel surfing from SD to HD channels. I there a delay when going from 720p to/from 1080i channels? If so, is it annoying? I have this problem with my Onkyo TX-SR876, and was hoping the DVDO would be an improvement. SD channels aren't a concern.
The Edge has a small delay when it is detecting a new input format and switching it's internal processing engines accordingly, yes. Because of that delay, I've actually told both my Tivo and my Oppo BDP80 to always output 1080p. I'm loosing out on the Edge's fancy video processing this way, but to me the delays every time were just frustrating. We have analog cable with our TivoS3 but of course get the OTA feeds in HD. So I have the Tivo setup for 1080p to support the HD feeds. But that means that when switching between 75% of our channels, or recorded SD content, and the Tivo Menu, the format switch occurs- once going TO the tivo menu, and once when going back to an SD cable channel or an SD recorded program.
The delay itself isn't terrible. But in our setup with a Tivo and mostly-SD cable programming, it became a nuance.
At this point my Edge is a fancy, expensive, and hot priority input switcher that can't handle my audio-only CD player source in auto-switch mode. Frustrating. But nothing is "broken" and life has happened this year, so it won't be changing anytime soon.
As they say, however, YMMV.