More than likely a lot of you who recently purchased a Tivo are wondering the exact same thing, how to turn off Tivo? When most get their first Tivo DVR, they are curious as to why it stood all lit up even when I powered the unit off using the included Tivo remote. The fact of the matter is, if you turn it off by using the included remote, the Tivo will still stay lit up. It's frustrating because the unit continues to run, and gets hot.
However there may be longer periods of time where users are not going to be present in their homes, and want to turn it off in order to save energy. You can power off your Tivo completely, however once it is powered off completely the Tivo will not pop back on and record the shows you have it scheduled to record. Basically if the lights are not on, your Tivo is not working, which means your Tivo will not record any shows for you. If that is what you are looking to do, then read the simple steps below:
- Power off your Tivo when you no longer want to use it by unplugging it. It really does not get any more complex than that.
- If you are looking to turn off your Tivo completely, you will need to cancel your subscription, however if you still have months left over due to pre-paying your Tivo for a yearly subscription just continue to use it, until your subscription is over.