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TWC Tuning Adaptor - End of my rope

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by John McKee, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

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    No it wont, I get the same issue on my XL4 between Greta and Bill O'Reilly and Megan, and then Sean Hannity ;) :p :D
     
  2. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless TCF Club

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    Yes, I think that's what the Tivo is doing when I purposely overlap the programs.

    My hunch is, when they recorded sequentially from multiple SPs, the TA is getting too many instructions from the Tivo all at once, or something.
     
  3. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless TCF Club

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    Yeah I'm kind of surprised you can even receive those shows in Dallas. :D

    Try overlapping the SPs.
     
  4. dlfl

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    Yeah, it's content-driven failure. But it isn't because TWC is run by Republicans. Solid state circuits are intrinsically logical so they rebel against the illogical nanny-state bias of MSNBC content.
     
  5. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    You mean the tuning adapter functionality built into their DVR's correct? AFAIK, no cable co DVR uses a separate TA box like Tivo's must do. And yes tuning failures and other glitches occur with their DVR's too.
    :up: Amen. If most cable customers had more than one cable provider to choose from, the providers might care more about their customer's experience.
     
  6. MeInDallas

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    Thats when ALL my problems started with Tivo, was the implementation of SDV. Before that I never had any problems ever. Before SDV I didnt know how good I had it.
     
  7. unitron

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    The reason I ask is I wonder if your request through the TA for them to put MSNBC on the wire is being fullfilled at some point and then timing out so that they use the slot for something else and MSNBC has to be requested again for it to be there.

    Of course I don't know if the TiVo requests the channel via the TA at the start of every show on there it's going to record, or if it assumes that it got it on tuner 0 at 8 for Hayes and expects whatever frequency slot it's coming down the wire on (and that it tuned tuner 0 to) to be where it will still be at 9 when Maddow comes on, and only if it's going to need tuner 1 for Maddow does it request MSNBC again, and so I don't know just exactly what about the TiVo's behavior that it is that TWC exploits to screw things up for the TiVo.
     
  8. dlfl

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    Well that clears that up! :p Actually I think saying TWC 'exploits' something like this is granting them too much capability. It's accidental, affects TiVo's more than it does their boxes, thus they have no incentive to track it down and fix it. And (more actually) there has been at least one (different) case where a problem causing frequent pixelation on TiVo's on TWC was tracked down to a bug in the Tivo software, which was finally fixed. SCSIRAID was the forum user who drove that fix, for which I eternally thank him.
     

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