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Tivo HD - Some program data not missing

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by willp2, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    That is one of my pet peeves about tivo. I'm entitled, but they won't give me what I want.

    Worse is not allowing transfer of product lifetime service to another product for a fee, like half new purchase

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. willp2

    willp2 Member

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    Agreed. It's almost like Tivo isn't interested in keeping or gaining new customers.
     
  3. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    I think they see their future as suing companies like dish and closed circuit broadcasts to govt and hospitals
     
  4. andyw715

    andyw715 Active Member

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    Our TWC has been adding/removing/moving channels almost weekly around here.

    I finally got the dreaded message about running out of program data on 7/7/2013. That day came and passed and guide data still existed and everything recorded properly.

    Seem like trying to reselect what programming package you have does the trick (maybe the cable co renames the package or something).

    So I went through the smallish Q&A about what is on which channel and picked my programming package.

    Seems to work fine now.
     
  5. willp2

    willp2 Member

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    So I bit the bullet and picked up a Premier 4 tonight. Plugged it in, flashes the welcome screen the all the leds and the screen flash over and over again and it never boots

    I think the universe is telling me to give up on Tivo.
     
  6. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Well Mr Freeling you might want to move you and your family out of that house at 4267 Roxbury Street.

    Seriously, did you have any problems exchanging the broken DVR from where you picked it up?
     
  7. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    That usually is an indication that the drive isn't connected, or the TiVo can't sense that there is one.

    Sometimes, it's just poor Quality Assurance/Control, and if you pop the lid, you may find the drive isn't plugged in, or isn't plugged in completely.

    If you don't care to pop open the case, I'd just exchange it, if purchased at a local retail store.
     
  8. willp2

    willp2 Member

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    I've got no problem opening these things and wish I would have thought to do that. I returned it yesterday as they didn't have anymore in stock to exchange. So I'm back to square 1.

    I think for the moment I'll put in a new hard drive in the HD as I have a spare 2TB drive. I was hoping to not go through that again on this old system, but I'm going through withdrawals and need something until I get a long term solution.
     
  9. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Probably best that you returned it. If there was enough vibration / force to disconnect the cable no telling what else may of been damaged. Did you check how long it would take to get a replacement?
     
  10. willp2

    willp2 Member

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    Not really sure. I got it from the local Frys and could try at BestBuy. If I decide to stick with Tivo, I'll probably just order it from Amazon.

    Right now I am thinking seriously about Directv. With discounts they offer through Costco and AAA, it looks like I can get into a whole house DVR with all the hardware I need for several TVs and save around $400-$500 over 2 years. More if you factor in the cost of a new Tivo and I'd still wouldn't have a whole house DVR.

    I've never been a huge fan of Satellite, but money talks.
     
  11. willp2

    willp2 Member

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    Well nice surprise, I didn't realize that after rebuilding the Tivo again that it would download all my Season Passes from Tivo. So while shows were lost, at least the Season passes are still there. This didn't happen the last couple of times I went through this.
     
  12. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    That is a side effect of Guru Guides and KidZone and I think now the On-Line season pass manager probably has a lot to do with it.

    Amazon is where I purchased my first Series 2. All the other TiVo's have been direct from the TiVo.com web site taking advantage of special offers that included the Life Time subscription except for the OLED S3 that I purchased on the first week.
     

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