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I recently purchased a ReplayTV 5160 and have been sitting with baited breath to see what the outcome of the auction will be. I've also had NO problems with my unit but I keep waiting to see something happen.


One question I have is: Is it recommended to turn off the unit each night (when it is not being used) or keep it running constantly?


Thanks for the input.



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Keep it running 24/7. That way you can play with the Zone feature. Sometimes it finds some nice things to watch. I have 3 replay's an never turned any of them off. No problem yet. And one of them is over 2 years old
 

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What does leaving the unit on have to do with the Zones features? BTW- You can't actually turn a ReplayTV off without unplugging it; I am guessing that's not what Jodeus is talking about.


Does the 5000 series not spin down the hard drive (Maybe there is a clawfoot option for that)? Mine never seems to spin down, like my Showstopper did.
 

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Basically I was wondering if there were any known unit "burn-out" issues if I never turn off the Replay. So more of a hardware question.
 

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Originally posted by jones07
Keep it running 24/7. That way you can play with the Zone feature. Sometimes it finds some nice things to watch. I have 3 replay's an never turned any of them off. No problem yet. And one of them is over 2 years old
100% factually incorrect


all power questions answered here (tivo same as replay in this regard)

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...hreadid=112236
 

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Originally posted by bwall
What does leaving the unit on have to do with the Zones features? BTW- You can't actually turn a ReplayTV off without unplugging it; I am guessing that's not what Jodeus is talking about.


Does the 5000 series not spin down the hard drive (Maybe there is a clawfoot option for that)? Mine never seems to spin down, like my Showstopper did.
In defense of my answer. I took the OP question as removing the power source as in unplugging the unit. Because as we all know just turning off the blue light does not mean the unit is really off.


Man you guys are tough :p
 

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OFF, it's always On regarding it's ability to record. Turning it off shuts down the decoder and blanks the video output. This free up CPU resources and if you aren't watching anything, the preferred way to go.
 

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Thanks for the help!
 
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