Been a long time since I activated a new d'tivo

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  1. self

    self New Member

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    so I can't recall if this is correct behaviour or not :).

    It's been over 12 hours, and any search by time (even for the current time!) says there's no data. However, the guide in live tv shows things. I ended up, as an experiment, setting up a season pass for "Desperate Housewives" after finding it that way, and even though I saw the episode listed in the guide, the To Do list says there are no episodes scheduled.

    This is a refurb Philips DSR704 I got via Weaknees; it came with 6.2, and, after reading various threads here, I have not left the phone line hooked up after the initial guided setup.

    Thanks again!
     
  2. IminMs

    IminMs New Member

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    Try rebooting it and then see if that helps.
     
  3. self

    self New Member

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    Hrm. I tried rebooting, and it still says "No programs match your search" for "Browse by Time" for the current time.

    As before, when I do a "Search by Title", all it finds are "XM for Business" titles. And it takes a very, very long time to do even that. :( (And it hangs while doing this -- in this case, I entered an 'S' as the first letter, it searched for a long time, found the various "XM for Business" titles... and then did not respond to the remote for a minute or more.)
     
  4. ForrestB

    ForrestB New Member

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    The Schedule Data is transmitted via satellite overnight (2 am?) and then it takes another 12 hours to index the data.
     
  5. self

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    Hm. Okay. I'll wait until tomorrow afternoon then. I hope that's all it is; it's very worrisome :).

    Thanks!
     
  6. wedgecon

    wedgecon Just Plain Awesome TCF Club

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    The guide data is transmitted via a constant trickle. The download at 2:00 AM is the service data download which is mostly the gold star promotions and does not include any guide data.
     
  7. self

    self New Member

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    That's what I recalled, but I'm not trusting my memory at this point ;).

    The system's been active for over 14 hours now, thus my worry. But, as I said, I'll give it until tomorrow afternoon. After that, I have no idea what I should do. Hopefully it'll be moot.
     
  8. self

    self New Member

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    Yip, that seems to have done it -- thanks :).
     

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