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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by RoyK, Oct 2, 2007.
If this thread reaches 1000 posts before the next release, God help us all.
edit: we gave up trying several weeks ago
well these kinds of things are not a "bug" but your TiVo having a major system meltdown. Sure it might have started with the catalyst of the last software update and the major hard drive work that always entails but this is something you should call into TiVo about to get the defective unit repaired
or else try things like kickstart codes or transfer to a new hard drive to put in the TiVo, etc..
This is a BUG beleive you me
As I have mentioned earlier in this thread, initially I could only transfer from Family room to Bedroom TiVo.
After rebooting and other BS, No TiVo's in the Now Playing list.
After more rebooting etc I can happily transfer from the Bedroom to Family room Only!!
I refuse to unplug reboot and basically waste my time in the hope that I'll be able to see each TIVo in the others now playing list, with possibly reverting to seeing no TiVo's.
it does not work for you and I repsect that is your bottom line and no one would like not having their MRV.
But it is not a widespread thing so how much of it is the cause of bad code versus somne other factor at work in your case. That was my only specific point.
Sorry that your MRV does not work and I do get that being specific at what is wrong in a forum posting does not make MRV work for you again so not helpful for you but still I would not call it a bug in the software code
I would tend to agree. I think I would be trying to solve this myself rather than hoping 9.3 (or whatever) fixes something.
Checking your drives for problems, reimaging with InstantCake, looking for network problems, etc. Unfortunately, I have no quick fix to offer.
how about a bug that was, disappeared for months (and months) and is now back? suddenly, the last couple/few days, the blue screen is back - the one that flashes before showing a recorded program for those of you who had/have it.
i'm not aware of getting any update, or having one rolled back!
Its now 20 weeks of 9.1
Hopefully, someone from TiVo is still monitoring this thread.
I regularly see "pixelization" issues with my 540 TiVo since getting the 9.1 update. I never saw these before 9.1.
Watching the video carefully, I do not think this is really a pixelization issue. Occasionally, in the "pixelized" frames, you can catch a ghost outline of a scene which is coming up in 1/2 a second or so.
It seems like the MPEG delta frames may be getting out of order.
I hope that this clue may be of some value.
I apologize if this has already been reported, but I didn't notice it.
I have seen the same thing on both of my 540s since 9.1 and it's really getting frustrating. I believe I mentioned it a while ago in this thread. This better be one of the fixes in the upcoming update or TiVo is going to start getting calls from me.
THe day 9.1 hit, my MRV stopped, as did many others. Whats your point exactly?
perhaps my point is that postings claiming "many others" is overstating the situation and you might find it relates to some specific thing like a brand of router or wireless channel etc..
I have various models of TiVo DVRs some are wrieless, some are not. I did not have an issue with MRV so I can not of course diagnose the problem any better than that. As greg Burns states, I would not be counting on the next upgrade alone.
The next upgrade may fix something just by virtue of it reinstalling the Tivo app.
You could try that right now by doing a kickstart 52.
I doubt its overstating anything. Tivos worked fine before. After 9.1 they can still see all networking services, but no longer each other unless I reboot one or the other (and they see each other for about 15 minutes). Same thing has been reported on several threads in this site.
This is a bug.
Thanks to the wonderful kickstart nstructions (with illustrations) I finally figured out that what I thought I was doing for months was not a kickstart.
While I was home briefly I did the kickstart 57 on my 649 and 540. I did six transfers between the two without problems. But I've found that after a couple of days up to a week the two Tivos will not see each other and transferes will fail. Will have to see if an actual kickstart fixes the problem. If not I will move on to 58 and then to 52. If none of these 3 kickstarts work I can only assume that it is a problem in the code somewhere. But i could be wrong.
Being that you've been a forum member for over four years I'm surprised that you would state that "TiVo's worked fine before." A search of the forum will turn up all sorts of complaints about something going wrong for some folks after every single update for the past 8 years.
There are over 4 million TiVo subscriptions. To say that the problem you're seeing is a "bug" for all TiVo's based on your experience or a few or even a few dozen posts on this forum just isn't logical is all.
There does seem to be a lot of people reporting the same thing around here lately. Don't recall hearing of this problem prior 9.x.
Probably because things have gone wrong after every single (major) update for the past 8 years --although I can personally only attest to the last 4.
Ok - now that could be a feature you use that is not letting go of resources or the much used memory leak/buffer overflow. That slow accumulation of some problem could well be a bug.
i always make sure before I start transfers that both Tivos can see each other. Start the transfers, everything is fine. Go back later and maybe the second or third or fourth transfer is frozen and I have to delete it or sometimes just reboot the Tivos. Rebooting usually works and the transfer will begin again. But if not I have to delete all the transfers in the que and then reboot and then set up the transfers again.