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Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by Toni, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Toni

    Toni Active Member

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    My TiVo clock was two minutes fast tonight too. I noticed it before tonight's shows started recording so I forced a connection to set the clock again. Having to monitor my TiVo this closely is becoming really annoying. I miss the "set it and forget it" days.
     
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  2. Mikeguy

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    I had a "d'oh!" moment earlier this week when I noticed that many of my recorded shows were missing their final punchlines for a few days--I just couldn't understand why the broadcasters suddenly were playing around with the start and stop times again, as part of their audience tactics. Took me a couple of days to realize, "Ah, TiVo!"--and a forced connection fixed matters. :)
     
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  3. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    TiVo could make what would likely be a pretty simple update that would cause TiVos to perform a time sync more often - why not once per hour, and/or ~5-10 minutes before the next scheduled recording? It's not like performing a time sync is bandwidth or processor intensive.
     
  4. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    based on what's happening now with one daily connection, i'm not seeing the advantage of 24. :)
     
  5. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Heh... I'm working under the assumption that the daily call correctly syncs the TiVo's time, but then at some point between then and the next day's call, there's a time drift. So if that's the case, then if they increased the syncs to happening at let's say 5-10 minutes before the top of each hour, it should be a decent enough band-aid to the time drift.
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    The VCM connections still happen about every four hours. I have no clue what they do, but they do it regularly.

    I speculate it has something to do with TiVo Online.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    That's a false assumption. When it hits a bad server, it resets to a bad time. It's not internal drift that's causing this.
     
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  8. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ah, got it.
     
  9. Toni

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    My recording tonight of LA -> Vegas was not going to record because it has a 1/9/17 OAD instead of 1/9/18. I manually recorded it.
     
  10. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I hope they get it together with guide data. The only good thing is that it airs on both of the aforementioned channels so you can find more airings after your Pass misses them. :(

    Oops, must have been another thread where I read that - it's on Fox TV and FXX at different times.
     

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