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TiVo box names not showing up?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jshore, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jshore

    jshore New Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    I have 3 TiVos - 2 Premieres and 1 Elite. All networked on same network. Streaming and transferring between any and all works fine. But about a week ago, "Guest Bedroom" (name that usually shows up when viewing that Tivo from another box) started showing up as the last 4 digits of the service number instead of the name. Then a few days later, "Living Room Elite" did the same thing with its last 4 digits of service number.

    I called TiVo support and they had me restart router, change names online and force a connection, etc, - even change all streaming/downloading preferences online to reset all the boxes, and that didn't work.

    They finally said it must be a problem with Tivo servers. Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen?
  2. loganasu

    loganasu I'm a lurker

    Jan 17, 2005
    Mine is the same way and will now not accept network remote controls. But I haven't called or done troubleshooting due to the frustration of losing the remote control. Darn kids dropped it in the trash can.
  3. TiVo Fool

    TiVo Fool Guest

    Dec 17, 2001
    Same thing happened to one of my boxes last week. Just checked my DVR Preferences on TiVO.com and the name had been changed to DVR-XXXX there as well. Just changed it back. I know it takes a while for changes online to show up on the boxes. Will check to the box tomorrow and see if it is fixed.

    My other box seems fine.
  4. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    Yes, this is fairly widespread. I was hit too, but have recovered. I never lost the network remote service, though (just had the scan showing DVR-xxxx instead of the assigned names). Check that it didn't come unset in the menus.

    Er, if you don't have any network or IR remotes, get a replacement. The cheapest I'm seeing online is $9, but you might do better with a universal remote, if you can figure out which ones support TiVo. Also I just noticed the Slide is down to $40 on Amazon.
  5. jshore

    jshore New Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    Well, just checked this morning and the names are all back to normal.
  6. loganasu

    loganasu I'm a lurker

    Jan 17, 2005
    Thanks, but lucky for me, the kids were able to find the remote in the trash can thankfully before it left the house.
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I guess throwing the remote away is one way to get a new remote. I guess it almost worked. :)

    I had the same naming issue with one of my boxes last weekend. This has typically been a TiVo problem. It has happened a few times in the past as well. Not very often, but I don't mess with it anymore. Other than to check online and make sure my TiVo name didn't disappear. It doesn't last very long when there is an issue.
  8. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

    May 8, 2007
    Happen to me last night, Impacted my TIVO Premiere Elite. Not the TIVO HD. I'll have to see if it cleared up today.
  9. schwaggy

    schwaggy New Member

    Feb 11, 2007

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