I'm pretty frustrated, hopefully someone can help.
I upgraded from 2 Series 3's to 1 Premiere 4 Tivo and 2 Minis.
Ripped out the 3's, and installed the 4 with a new M-Card and a tuning adapter. The main Tivo tunes all channels fine. I can watch any and all channels just fine. Great, now on to the Minis...
Hooked them up via Ethernet, and they connect to the main Tivo, but don't show live TV. I can play recorded content just fine, but whenever I try to watch Live TV, I get either:
"Searching for Signal on this Antenna Channel" (What? Tivo 4's don't even have Antenna support!)
"This channel is temporarily unavailable. Press SELECT to try tuning to this Channel again. Contact your cable provider for more information"
I called Tivo, and I can verify that:
I'm not trying to tune the same channel as another tuner.
Yes, I'm trying to watch channels that I can receive normally on the main Tivo
Yes, the Tivo is configured to share 2 tuners with the Minis as per the instructions
Yes, the Minis are registered with Tivo under the same account as the main Tivo. They all have Lifetime service.
Now this is the strange part. I left it like this and went out of town for 3 days, came back and low and behold, I can watch Live channels on the Minis! Great, I was thinking it must have been a software update by Tivo that made it work. My Minis are running this version:
I could tell it was working because I saw 2 red lights on the front of the Tivo I had never seen before indicating that the Mini's were capturing those tuners. Everything played great, no quality or connection issues.
Then, I decided to unplug the Tivo and re-arrange my components slightly, and then plug it back in. I was expecting everything to work again... NOPE, same problem!
Am I supposed to wait for a really long time everytime my Tivo looses power for my Minis to reconnect? What is going on here?