Originally Posted by ahwman
Like many, I've had to resort to putting my tuning adapters (Motorola) on timer's to get suggestions working again. Though this works, it's creating another issue whereby sometimes I wake up only to find that the light on the TA is blinking indicating that it is not synced. I then have to power cycle it for 2-3 minutes and usually that gets it back in sync. Right now I have my TA's set to power off at 3:00am and back on at 6:00am. I certainly can't expect my family to have to do this when I'm not around. Has anyone else noticed this odd out of sync issue with their TA's after powering off/on?
FYI, I've been working closely with TiVo on this issue and they maintain that this is an issue with my channel map being incorrect. They've had me try erasing/deleting everything and the problem still exists. They've also sent a script to my TiVo's which is supposed to rewrite the channel map, again no success - same issue. Hopefully they'll get a handle on this soon and have a fix for us unfortunate people living in SDV networks.
I purchased a timer and managed to figure out how to set it to power down my Motorola TA between 1:00 am and 5:00 am Sundays and Thursdays. The first Sunday, no problem occurred. The first Thursday was today, and I too found it blinking this morning and had to tinker to get it operating again. I only *wish* I had any idea how to avoid this...
I also find that the nature of suggestion recordings has changed drastically now that I'm periodically powering off my TA. Before, I'd frequently get TNT recordings of The Mentalist and Castle, both of which I like very much and often watch in reruns from there. Now with the TA trickery, I'm almost never seeing those and I'm getting lots of movies and stuff that seldom recorded via suggestions in the past.
All in all, I don't feel like my TA-equipped TiVo is worth what it was to me before...sadly. And I fault TiVo for acting like it's not their issue!