Verizon FiOS cable TV is a fiber optic-based service that requires the use of a set-top box. Among the available services are on-demand movies and programs, and DVR recording capability. DVR enabled set-top boxes are constantly recording live programming. You can put the set-top box into "standby mode" or "sleep mode" to stop the recording, while leaving all other settings of the set-top box intact.
Turn on the TV and the Verizon set-top box. The power button on the set-top box is marked with a circle and a vertical line, crossing half-way into the circle at the top.
Press the power button on the set-top box once the cable programming is shown on the TV screen to place the FiOS set-top box in "standby" or "sleep mode."
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Find the set-top box power button on the remote control for using the remote to put the set-top box to sleep. The set-top box power button on the remote control will have the circle and bisecting line, along with "STB" printed on it. Press the button to put the set-top box to sleep.