I have noticed that the DVR cable box turns off by itself. Is this standard? My TV is not on when it happens. My real question and point of concern is: Does the DVR record my scheduled recording of programs when the DVR is turned off (whether it is automatically turning off or turned off by user)?
Yes it does. The boxes have an energy star rating so they turn off after apprx. 8 hours of no commands from the remote. You will see a red light on all boxes including the DVR any time it is recording.
Think of "off" as more like "on standby" than off. If you're in a quiet room you can hear the disk drive spinning up and down as it downloads schedules, makes recordings, etc.
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