Putting a TiVo DVR into Standby mode does the following:
Stops sending video and audio from the DVR to the TV.
Causes the lights on the front of the unit to go out.
Re-enables Parental Controls if they have been temporarily disabled.
Enters KidZone Now Playing screen upon return from standby (if KidZone is on).
Programs that are being recorded or are scheduled to record will still be recorded (if a program is being recordedthe red light will turn on.)
If you used an RF coaxial cable to connect a program source to the DVR and to connect the DVR to the TV, Standby mode provides RF pass through. This means you can watch channels on your RF program source while the DVR is in Standby mode.
Will continue making TiVo service connections
Note: You will not be able to control live TV (pause, rewind, etc.) while the DVR is in Standby mode.
Perform the following steps to place your TiVo device in Standby mode:
Step 1: To enter Standby mode, go to by pressing the TiVo button on your remote control. Select Messages & Settings, and then Standby.
Step 2: To exit Standby mode, press either the TiVo button or the LIVE TV button.