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Hi - new Tivo user here!
Out of the 10 or so programs I've recorded so far, 3 or 4 were broken into 'partial' chunks.
Cable connection is fine as far as I know, my question to you all is: could a choppy wireless signal be the cause for recording interruptions?
I'm using Tivo's wireless adapter connecting to a Linksys wireless router and we've been having problems with it going up and down a few times a day - so I was wondering if there could be any correlation.
Need to get this fixed for LOST tonight!!!!
01-31-2008, 03:52 PM
The cable signal shouldn't be affected by the network, router, etc. The network is just used for software and program guide data updates (and TiVo-TiVo and/or TiVo-PC transfers, if applicable).
You may have a weak signal going into TiVo. Try removing any splitters you might have between the cable drop and the TiVo to see if that helps. You could also try inserting a cable amplifier to pump up the signal.
01-31-2008, 06:27 PM
If by "partial chunks" you mean that you had two or more parts to a recording listed in Now Playing, that is caused when the system reboots during a recording. if you have a new Tivo and it's rebooting at random times, you should look into getting it replaced.
If you had a week signal, the recording would be on the Now Playing List as a single recording but may be shorter than it should be. There would be pieces missing in the recording, but no gaps. It would seem as though bits were simply removed like a bad editing job.
How well your Tivo connects for guide data has nothing to do with how it records anything.
01-31-2008, 06:32 PM
Turn on the clock. If your Tivo reboots, the clock goes away again. Good indicator.
2. Select-Play-Select Codes
These codes take the format of "Select Play Select Something Select". These do not require backdoors to be enabled for them to work. The best way to do this type of code is to start playing a recorded program and do them while the recorded program is playing. They can be done from LiveTV as well, but people generally have a hard time getting them to work when trying to do that.
S-P-S-9-S - Toggles the Clock display in the bottom right corner. When you are watching LiveTV or a recording, this will show the time and where you are at in the recording. It's a toggle, so do it again to turn it off. However, when you turn it off, it doesn't disappear, you must go into a Tivo menu and return for it to go away. The Elapsed Time Indicator was removed in 3.0, to the general groan of everyone (it was very handy). They appear to have added it back to 3.2 on Series 2 boxes, but whether this becomes generally true is anybody's guess.
Thanks for the replies! Rebooted it - and so far so good.
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