Can I Rename TIVO Premiere Without Any Issues?

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  1. MPSAN

    MPSAN Well-Known Member

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    We have a Premiere that we called Family Room. I know I can rename it to Living Room but will that mess up the 1P and what about ONLINE on TIVO. I guess I just wonder if I just Rename it do I need to look out for any issues?
     
  2. NorthAlabama

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    i've never had any issues, but each network is different - i can't see how trying it would do any damage, as it can be put back.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You can rename it on your tivo.com account, doesn't affect anything else. You would need to Force Tivo Service connection and might need to reboot it.
     
  4. MPSAN

    MPSAN Well-Known Member

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    Thank You both. Do I rename it on my Tivo Account as it is available on the TIVO settings as well. Do I do both?
     
  5. NorthAlabama

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    rename on one, the other should reflect the change.
     
  6. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Eventually. ;)

    Rename as often asl you like, it's harmless. Just be aware that Tivo still has a bug where every rare once and a while some Tivo's will revert to old names. That too is harmless. But if 6 months from now the unit renames itself back to Family Room, it's not anything you did wrong, it's their fault, just go rename it again.
     
  7. jcondon

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    I have the bug kdmorse is talking about with two of my Premiere's. I can rename it online and it updates fairly quickly. My guess overnight when it does its service call.
     
  8. MPSAN

    MPSAN Well-Known Member

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    So, I should just rename it online and see what happens?
     
  9. jcondon

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    I just do it online most of the time. But you can also do it at the box if you don't want to wait for the nightly update. Either should be fine. I never had any issues with recordings or multiroom viewing due to changing the name of a box with either method.
     
  10. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You can only rename it online at your tivo.com account, under preferences. You can't do that on the device itself.
     
  11. MPSAN

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    OK...I can do that but I saw a place on the TIVO as well, but I guess we can do it online.
     
  12. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Assuming TE3, you can. Tivo Central - > Settings & Messages -> Remote, CableCARD & Devices -> Tivo Box Name -> Enter Your Own Name (Or select from prefilled choices).

    Next time you do a daily call (which you can force immediately), the change will flow up to the servers.

    On TE4, I have no idea. But you can absolutely do it on TE3, and given the OP's unit is a Premiere, that's likely what is being run.
     
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  13. MPSAN

    MPSAN Well-Known Member

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    Yes of course it is TE3.
     
  14. ManeJon

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    I have renamed on the box and it happened immediately - my question is can you get rid of the old name. I've had 3 living room boxes (2 so far broke) and when I look the systems show 3 living room - like to get rid of the old 2 still showing up
     
  15. ThAbtO

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    Reboot.
     

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