Originally Posted by javabird
BTW, I don't think you should have to reboot your Tivo all the time for something to work. I'm just saying...
It's not like you should have to
reboot your TiVo, it's that you simply must.
That's just good advice that random TiVo users need to internalize. That's why I (and others) repeat it often. It makes life much simpler.
E.g., a few weeks ago, totally independent of iTiVo or pytivo or whatever, someone in another thread complained that his TiVos could no longer see each other for file sharing. I told him to reboot, hopefully he did, hopefully his problem was solved. I encounter that same problem periodically at home, and a reboot usually takes care of it.
It sucks that TiVo doesn't care enough about their product to chase down long festering bugs. But the workaround for many bugs is simple: REBOOT!
And, to be clear, having said all the above, a TiVo is generally much more stable and reliable than a cable company provided DVR. Just to keep things in perspective.