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No more forced sleep timer?? Good news if true

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by henrymc, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. henrymc

    henrymc New Member

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    Left my mini playing live TV today and it was still playing 10 hours later, undisturbed. Usually it would time out after a few hours with the 'press any button' message. If it stays this way I'm a happy camper. It's actually like having a regular TV now.
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Others have reported this as a bug, needlessly taking up a tuner 24x7. But I guess as long as it doesn't interfere with recordings, then no harm.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman Well-Known Member

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    That was my concern, as well, so I tested it out overnight --- and the DVR had no problem retrieving the tuner from the Mini to make all scheduled recordings.

    Test: I left a Mini running, tuned to live TV and the remote tucked-away so I wouldn't accidentally reset its activity timer, and then set up enough recordings to consume all the DVR's tuners, scheduled for a time a few hours beyond the previous 4-hour timeout of the Mini*. When I came back, the Mini was on its screensaver and all the recordings had been made, with the critical 4th recording appearing to start right on time.

    edit: * p.s. I did also verify that the Mini was still playing live TV beyond the 4-hour inactivity timeout, prior to the tuner being yanked back by the DVR.
     
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  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only TCF Club

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    That's interesting. It caused the Mini to free the tuner and not get it back. Now if there were not any EAS tests.......
     
  5. Bfb1963

    Bfb1963 New Member

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    Its bad for me. I have to turn other minis into standby mode because it is hogging up my Bolt tuners when I am not actually watching that mini. Can we make timeout/sleep adjustable?
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only TCF Club

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    That has been a request for years. But it will be fixed in the next released.
     
  7. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    You're serious, right? (I don't see sarcasm brackets). How do you know this? Would be great of course!
     

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