Can't transfer between Tivos since last night's Service Update

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  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 10
    tvlandfanJG

    tvlandfanJG Member

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    I have 4 Tivos as part of my wireless home network. All 4 received the "Fall 2007 Service Update" last night. Today I can't complete a transfer between any of the machines. The transfers start dead slow (5-6 minutes of programming take about 40 minutes). At some point the transfer stops and the portion transferred disappears. It doesn't go into Recently Deleted, the partial transfer is gone. Normally when a transfer ends prematurely Tivo retains the program.

    I updated my wireless router about a week ago but I've only had this problem since the Service Update.

    It doesn't seem to be a problem with my home network. Three laptops are working fine.

    Help please.

    JG
     
  2. Oct 2, 2007 #2 of 10
    ZICRON

    ZICRON New Member

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    I'm able to transfer still, same speed as before, but now I get just audio, no video, just a black screen

    version 9.1-01-2-540
     
  3. Oct 2, 2007 #3 of 10
    tvlandfanJG

    tvlandfanJG Member

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    Sorry...forgot to include version

    9.1-01-2-140
     
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #4 of 10
    chip_r

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    Try restarting all 4 Tivos.

    If the problems are still there, check the IP addresses of the Tivos and laptops to make sure you don't have any conflicts (i.e. the DHCP server in your router assigning the same IP as a box with a static IP). Most routers have the ability to list the IP addresses of all clients. Make sure all IP addresses are accounted for.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2007 #5 of 10
    bjohn55

    bjohn55 New Member

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    does it tell you when you get an update. I never got a message saying there was an update but last week my TiVos stopped showing up on the others now playing list. both have excellent connection to network but cant get them to talk to each other. Tried resetting, tried unplugging the usb adapter overnight. Still nothing.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2007 #6 of 10
    tvlandfanJG

    tvlandfanJG Member

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    Thanks but no IP address conflicts. We've actually re-started each TIVO twice. At last check I had a transfer going from 8AM - 1:30PM (5 1/2 hours has transferred 27 minutes of programming).
     
  7. Oct 3, 2007 #7 of 10
    chip_r

    chip_r Member

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    Similar situation here. I never received a message for updates on either Tivo but the version number was updated to 9.1.xxx. As of last night, one Tivo could see the other but not vice versa. On the way out this morning, I restarted one of the two boxes. I'll likely restart the other this evening.

    In the past, updates have prevented both Tivos from seeing each other. A reboot usually fixes that.

    One minor difference this time is that after the update and before I attempted to browse to the other's now playing list, I had a power failure. Also I had to re-start my router because of the power failure. Too many variables here ...

    If one or the other box is still misbehaving, I'll likely just force a connection to Tivo and reboot afterwards.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2007 #8 of 10
    Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    I got a message this AM that the update was on my system.

    Both your boxes must have the update to work with each other.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2007 #9 of 10
    dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Yes it tells you. The first screen showing is that you have received a service update. The notice will also be in the messages.

    For me, unfortunately, my main unit with lifetime restarts again after it gets to the screen about the service update. It just does this repeatedly. This is a 540040 modded unit with 2x 300g drives. When I put the original 40g drive back in, everything updated just fine. So I guess one of those modded drives has failed somehow. Lost virtually the entire original "Twilight Zone" series and virtually the entire "Star Trek Voyager" series. :( :mad:

    My modded single 400g Toshiba Sdh400 was updated just fine.
     
  10. winsleuth

    winsleuth New Member

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    I called Tivo cause 1 or my 3 died, always says Almost There and they admit it was a probelm update. Their wait time was 20 mins yesterday, really longer than 40 and I gave up. Then I said NO to $149 deal. Then I find I cant download with my Desktop. Upgraded from 2.2 (2.3 didnt work on this PC) to 2.5, no change. It had become so slow before the 9.1. Any do it yourself repair sites? I can fix any XP hard drive, not all, but most. I know they use Linux but years ago I upgraded an HDR212 from 20 to 60 gigs with a free software app I got online. HELP!
     

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