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Topic # 62643 11-Jun-2010 11:18 Send private message

I have recently reinstalled everything on my computer. I have been having a rather irritating issue that I have struggled to resolve.

The Issue: When I save a file to desktop, it does not appear until I refresh or press F5. It is only the desktop this happens to, and only when I save. I can create (right click - new etc) and delete an item and it appears/disappears immediately.

Analysis: I have discovered it is Tivo Beacon Service. If I reboot my PC with the service disabled or on manual in msconfig services.msc, the problem goes away. If I reboot with Tivo Beacon starting up the problem comes back.  I have even shifted to using Bonjour Service instead of TiVo beacon to no avail. I have reinstalled TiVo desktop and this has had no effect on the issue either. Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 340606 11-Jun-2010 12:59 Send private message

What operating system are you using? I have used the TiVo software on XP, Vista and W7 with no problems.



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  Reply # 340608 11-Jun-2010 13:02 Send private message

XP SP3. The funny thing is I used it before with no issues but now issues.

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  Reply # 340627 11-Jun-2010 14:03 Send private message

It may be possible that something else you have installed, conflicts with the TiVo software and that is the side affect you notice.



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  Reply # 340630 11-Jun-2010 14:10 Send private message

Well that is a possible "what". I suspect the How is going through all my non microsoft services in msconfig and see if anything else has the same effect.

This may take a while so still open to suggestions.

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  Reply # 343120 18-Jun-2010 20:04 Send private message

Try PyTivo instead. That should do the trick.



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  Reply # 343131 18-Jun-2010 20:54 Send private message

PY Tivo? I know I know .... look on google ........ looks okay. Hmm will have a more detailed look - so guys whats the view on Py tivo?

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  Reply # 343149 18-Jun-2010 22:33 Send private message

pyTivo can take a bit of effort to install, but it works great. It's much quicker than the tivo desktop software.

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  Reply # 343157 18-Jun-2010 22:43 Send private message

kapitikarl: PY Tivo? I know I know .... look on google ........ looks okay. Hmm will have a more detailed look - so guys whats the view on Py tivo?


Well, I installed PyTivo as a service on my easyStore and it's just brilliant. It's more robust than Tivo Desktop, it's more flexible, and it is faster. I'm loving it.

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