[QUOTE=danshane;25120289]True enough; the only change on the LED if the unit is not in standby mode would be the ersatz channel number. In my environment the iView is only powered up when making a recording or watching one. For live OTA viewing I use the television's tuner.
I am able to receive TV signals from 3 market areas, and I don't like to rescan when I can simply switch inputs on the TV. So I use my TV tuner for Fresno, the IVIEW tuner for Sacramento, and I will use the Homeworx tuner for San Francisco. I record on the IVIEW or the Homeworx sometimes when they are the sole source for a program I want to see later, but I usually record network programming on my SIMPLE.TV (on yet another antenna). The SIMPLE.TV tuner works quite easily for scheduling, playback, and archiving, plus I can watch live TV or previously recorded shows away from home, or at home on any Roku, tablet, or PC.
You could probably figure out a way to put an activity LED from the hard drive (using the front of an enclosures guts) in the empty hole from the USB connector.