Connecting TiVo's for the sake of updates - how often?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tvmaster2, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

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    For the purpose of keeping a TiVo active so when there are promotions they can be used for exchanges, how often would most of you connect to the TiVo service and update your listings, once a month, once a quarter or every six months?
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    If you search on hear you will find recommendations on this topic, I don't want to provide a quote and be wrong.
     
  3. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

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    Past promotions required the TiVo to have "phoned home" within a year prior to the start of the promotion. So, connecting quarterly ought to be sufficient.
     
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  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    KISS. On the last day of the month apply power. On the first day of the month remove power. A service connection is always made within 30 minutes of a restart or application of power, so before removing power verify the last connection worked. This can be seen in Network Settings.
     
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  5. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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    I pull my Series2 out of the attic every 6 months and force two connections. Takes about 20 minutes. Kinda nostalgic seeing the intro animation too.
     
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  6. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

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    I have been doing this once a year for over 10 years, and have always been eligible for every promotion.
     

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