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Topic # 101384 30-Apr-2012 22:55 Send private message

Had tivo for about a month ... very troublesome menu system; no off button;

Recently a season pass disappeared

Last weekend super 15 highlights was recorded 95% corrupt (pixellated multicoloured garble with squeeky sound)

Today Border security recorded 2 mins and stopped and the Force started late

i wonder what next

Thankfully it cost me nothing coz it came with telecom ...

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  Reply # 617726 30-Apr-2012 22:56 Send private message

however it has recorded every second of one news at six so far every week day :)

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  Reply # 617731 30-Apr-2012 23:09 Send private message

joker97: however it has recorded every second of one news at six so far every week day :)


Check the log on what it 'won't record' But you also may have reception problems. If it doesn't have reception it won't record, or will stop recording.

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  Reply # 617770 1-May-2012 08:12 Send private message

I can confirm the TiVo doesn't,t like low reception levels. My first terrestrial receiver worked fine, when I put the TiVo on I started to get random reception problems. I purchased a new antenna with 2 more reflectors on it than my old antenna. This raised my signal strength by about 5% which solved my problem. My TiVo works fine now.

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  Reply # 617773 1-May-2012 08:23 Send private message

There isn't "OFF" on TiVo. It's in sleep mode (when you go out travel) or always on. It's permanently buffering a window of 30 minutes on the current channel and the last one used, so that you can quickly catchup on anything.





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  Reply # 617783 1-May-2012 08:46 Send private message

Today Border security recorded 2 mins and stopped and the Force started late


That's always an issue when recording anything on any channel. Only the news seems to run on time. Every other program can't run to time for some reason. So you're not alone on TiVo, people with MySky have the same problem. You'll just have to get used to adding extra time on each recording you do. Or petition the networks to run on time!

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  Reply # 617785 1-May-2012 08:56 Send private message

minigopher17:
Today Border security recorded 2 mins and stopped and the Force started late


That's always an issue when recording anything on any channel. Only the news seems to run on time. Every other program can't run to time for some reason. So you're not alone on TiVo, people with MySky have the same problem. You'll just have to get used to adding extra time on each recording you do. Or petition the networks to run on time!


Yes you can change the default recording options to always record a bit longer. Mine is set for extended.

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  Reply # 617790 1-May-2012 09:02 Send private message

freitasm: There isn't "OFF" on TiVo. It's in sleep mode (when you go out travel) or always on. It's permanently buffering a window of 30 minutes on the current channel and the last one used, so that you can quickly catchup on anything.



Sleep mode just turns off the video output  but it keeps on recording regardless. 




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  Reply # 617804 1-May-2012 09:34 Send private message

My TIVO made weird hissing/popping noises over the optical to receiver output last night, when I was in the EPG screen... weird.

The no off option is weird, and apparently some have had issues with it not waking from the sleep mode, so I've just left it on and forgotten about it.

Also yes, I find the menus a bit weird but you get used to it I guess. I still think now playing is live tv etc but I just miss a recorded programmes section title etc. A lot of any menu is going to be personal choice I guess.

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  Reply # 617831 1-May-2012 10:20 Send private message

Jaxson: My TIVO made weird hissing/popping noises over the optical to receiver output last night, when I was in the EPG screen... weird.

The no off option is weird, and apparently some have had issues with it not waking from the sleep mode, so I've just left it on and forgotten about it.

Also yes, I find the menus a bit weird but you get used to it I guess. I still think now playing is live tv etc but I just miss a recorded programmes section title etc. A lot of any menu is going to be personal choice I guess.

Well my wife has taken to operating it just fine, which is always a good test Smile

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  Reply # 618136 1-May-2012 22:39 Send private message

freitasm: There isn't "OFF" on TiVo. It's in sleep mode (when you go out travel) or always on. It's permanently buffering a window of 30 minutes on the current channel and the last one used, so that you can quickly catchup on anything.



There's an off on mine - it's connected to a powerstrip with switches, and I switch it off manually when I'm done using it Smile.

Actually, it hasn't been powered on for about three weeks - combination of a lack of actual content on the FTA channels that's worth watching, and that I haven't really had much time to watch TV. The West Wing and Game of Thrones has been pretty much the totality of my viewing for the last 3-4 weeks........



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  Reply # 618144 1-May-2012 22:58 Send private message

freitasm: There isn't "OFF" on TiVo. It's in sleep mode (when you go out travel) or always on. It's permanently buffering a window of 30 minutes on the current channel and the last one used, so that you can quickly catchup on anything.



Are you sure this is the case? I came home from work yesterday, turned the TV on without changing the tivo channel, and it wouldn't let me rewind.  A couple minutes later I tried again and it only let me rewind so far as the two minues I had waited.  Don't know why.

On another note, I'm a light sleeper and find the hard drive noise annoying, even though it's not loud.  I'm trying to learn to live with it, because the alternative is to switch it off at the wall, and the start up takes a long time.




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  Reply # 618148 1-May-2012 23:03 Send private message

GeoffisPure:
freitasm: There isn't "OFF" on TiVo. It's in sleep mode (when you go out travel) or always on. It's permanently buffering a window of 30 minutes on the current channel and the last one used, so that you can quickly catchup on anything.



Are you sure this is the case? I came home from work yesterday, turned the TV on without changing the tivo channel, and it wouldn't let me rewind.? A couple minutes later I tried again and it only let me rewind so far as the two minues I had waited.? Don't know why.

On another note, I'm a light sleeper and find the hard drive noise annoying, even though it's not loud.? I'm trying to learn to live with it, because the alternative is to switch it off at the wall, and the start up takes a long time.


I find this too after not using it for a day. That would suggest that the harddrives have stopped, if it isn't buffering the live tv

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  Reply # 618195 2-May-2012 08:42 Send private message

GeoffisPure:
freitasm: There isn't "OFF" on TiVo. It's in sleep mode (when you go out travel) or always on. It's permanently buffering a window of 30 minutes on the current channel and the last one used, so that you can quickly catchup on anything.



Are you sure this is the case? I came home from work yesterday, turned the TV on without changing the tivo channel, and it wouldn't let me rewind.  A couple minutes later I tried again and it only let me rewind so far as the two minues I had waited.  Don't know why.

On another note, I'm a light sleeper and find the hard drive noise annoying, even though it's not loud.  I'm trying to learn to live with it, because the alternative is to switch it off at the wall, and the start up takes a long time.


I don't see how turning on the TV would have anything to do with the TiVo.  I tried the standby exersize a couple of months ago and next morning when I  turn it back to active i could see the last 30 minutes on the channel that it was last set to.




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  Reply # 618250 2-May-2012 10:42 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
minigopher17:
Today Border security recorded 2 mins and stopped and the Force started late


That's always an issue when recording anything on any channel. Only the news seems to run on time. Every other program can't run to time for some reason. So you're not alone on TiVo, people with MySky have the same problem. You'll just have to get used to adding extra time on each recording you do. Or petition the networks to run on time!


Yes you can change the default recording options to always record a bit longer. Mine is set for extended.


I have that set as well, a 5 minute buffer on the beginning and ending of any recording.

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  Reply # 618252 2-May-2012 10:42 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
minigopher17:
Today Border security recorded 2 mins and stopped and the Force started late


That's always an issue when recording anything on any channel. Only the news seems to run on time. Every other program can't run to time for some reason. So you're not alone on TiVo, people with MySky have the same problem. You'll just have to get used to adding extra time on each recording you do. Or petition the networks to run on time!


Yes you can change the default recording options to always record a bit longer. Mine is set for extended.


I have that set as well, a 5 minute buffer on the beginning and ending of any recording.

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