View Full Version : TivoHD: Day One
02-19-2008, 10:51 PM
Got a shiny new TivoHD from Best Buy, set it up, called TiVo and got my lifetime service switched over to it - painless, in stark contrast to when I have to call DirecTv - fed the antenna in to it (no cable, just OTA) - set some recordings ... it lasted almost 3 hours before the first reboot. Right in the middle of recording Jericho, watching it about 30 minutes behind. :mad: It doesn't even have any cablecards in it, I really don't think I'm asking it to do too much at one time.
It didn't see the wireless adapter until I had removed and reinserted it a few times, but eventually it did work.
Linking my Amazon.com and TiVo accounts was fairly easy. Queued a couple of free programs for download.
Got fed up with the video scramble when switching between live and Guide, so I just fixed the output at 1080i.
Here's hoping for a reboot-free Day Two.
02-19-2008, 11:05 PM
Did you update the software by forcing a few connections? Most likely it shipped with an early version of the software that is probably buggy. If you don't force a connection you will get it in at least another 24 hours or so.
02-20-2008, 04:46 AM
Also make sure your connections are good. Not just power, but yes even the coax in. When I had a cable tech out to investigate a problem, every time he unplugged the coax it sent my TiVoHD into reboot. Odd, but it did it more than once.
If you are using an eSATA expansion drive, loose eSATA cable connections are also known to cause spontaneous reboots.
02-20-2008, 06:04 AM
In less than two hours more, it had restarted again. This was just after I had forced a connection (via broadband). (I had also connected during Guided Setup). After it came back up I forced a connection via phone line, just in case for whatever reason network connections don't get software updates. It didn't say anything at the time, but this morning it did say Pending Restart, and it has now upgraded from 8.1.7c to 9.2a. We'll see how that behaves.
Not using eSATA, and the coax was as tight as I could turn it with my fingers. The coax was actually a bit balky, several times I would keep turning it and it would not actually bite on the thread. Finally it did and it looks like a solid connection now.
That might be the end of your problems. Mine rebooted once the first day I had it also, but the next day it got the 9.2 update and has behaved perfectly ever since (two months and counting).
02-22-2008, 04:16 AM
Indeed it has not restarted at all since upgrading to 9.2a. :-)
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