I leave my unit on all the time. Actually, now that I have two Replays, I have
to leave one of them on at all times so I can toggle between them.
The only thing turning the unit off actually does is spin down the hard disk (and a lot of people on this forum disable the spindown anyways). The "computer" itself remains active the entire time. The pros & cons of disk spindown have already been discussed ad nauseum; a cursory search of the forum should turn up half a dozen different threads on the subject.
like it to be recording all the time, though. I get downright annoyed to find live TV playing when I turn on my TV. If I leave the Replay at the splash screen, I want it to stay at the splash screen. In my mind, any recordings should occur completely in the background, and I should never notice them (unless I'm currently watching something live, and it needs to change the channel on me).
This is perhaps the thing that annoys me the most about ReplayTV. But it's a minor annoyance. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
I should note, however, that I have
woken up late on a few Sunday mornings and found something worth watching in the pause buffer.
[This message has been edited by ijprest (edited 11-27-2000).]