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Topic # 110065 2-Oct-2012 17:18 Send private message

Anyone here using a TiVO with only a shared 3G connection (i.e. using your phone as a WiFi hotspot to let TiVo get its EPG updates).

Whats your experience? If the TiVo is disconnected for say, 24 hours, and then its WiFi AP comes back online, will it instantly grab the EPG update? Or is it timed for a certain hour? Or random?

Ideally I would use Tasker to identify that the phone is in the house, with a strong WiFi signal (i.e. in the lounge), and if it had been more than 24 hours since last execution, turn on WiFi hotspot for TiVo to connect to, for say 10 minutes or whatever.

TiVo website says 5MB per month EPG updates, or 25-100MB per month for system updates. Has anyone measured this?

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  Reply # 695140 2-Oct-2012 21:05 Send private message

In the month of September 2012 our TiVoHD used a total of 56.162MB, August 53.766, July 55.389. I could go on.



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  Reply # 695476 3-Oct-2012 12:55 Send private message

Skolink: In the month of September 2012 our TiVoHD used a total of 56.162MB, August 53.766, July 55.389. I could go on.

Thanks, that was very helpful.

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  Reply # 695502 3-Oct-2012 13:39 Send private message

I had nothing but trouble connecting Tivo Wifi adaptor to my iphone 4 via wireless hotspot.  Had slightly more luck tethering to my PC then making an ad-hoc wireless network.

In each case I would have to tell it to search for an update (would do this about once a week) and it would only work 1/15 times or so (so would often spend an hour repeating it and fiddling).  It would connect just fine, but the download would always time out.  There was a thread on here about a year or two ago...

Now we have wifi - never had an issue.

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