DC area, Fios Fox (505) has no play buffer, anybody else?

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  1. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Just in case you've overlooked it, remember that it only affects FOX HD - if there's content you really want to see, you can go to the SD channel and have all the trick play and recordings work (plus get a lousy picture, but for some shows it may be worth it.) I did that a couple of times but in the end I finally bought a Bolt (that I had been considering for a while) to replace my Roamio Pro.
     
  2. bishamonx

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    Curious to confirm if this issue on 505 & 506 only affects the Roamio? I'll have to consider a Bolt if it functions correctly. Thx.
     
  3. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    So I haven't kept up with this thread because I don't watch sports so left dealing with it to hubby.

    But.

    Tonight I realized that every time New Girl has recorded in the past six weeks *on channel 505* it just stops recording anywhere from 3-15 minutes in.

    Anyone else have anything like this?
     
  4. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    Case Number 06497592

    Fingers crossed it helps.
     
  5. Eudmin

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    Yes. Ours did this too. Lucifer too. We ended up watching them on Hulu.
     
  6. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    In the first few days there's evidence that it affected Verizon equipment as well and that apparently got fixed. It might have affected Bolts then, but I've heard no reports of it affecting Bolts after that period. We don't watch a lot of Fox (mostly sports like NFL; Gotham is our only Fox SP), but have had no problems in the 3 weeks since we got the Bolt.
     
  7. chiwolve

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    I submitted a ticket as well. Very annoying.
     
  8. dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

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    @sushikitten if it recorded, try to watch it in realtime. You may get it to play all of the show, even if it only indicates a partial recording. You can't skip or FF or RW, however.

    @TiVoMargret I just noticed something when trying to re-watch Skins game (missed the first half). When I do 30 second skip, it never lands on the programming, it *always* skips to a commercial block. Maybe the signal getting borked somehow with the commercial skip feature on Roamio's?

    Edit: Actually, here's what I see. If you are in a commercial block, 30 second skip works and goes to next commercial. When you are at end of block and hit skip, however, you advance to the next commercial block. Same thing w/FF. It Fast towards just fine in the commercial block. Once you hit program, it jumps to next commercial block.

    Does anyone else see this behavior?
     
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  9. john m

    john m Roamio Plus, 3 Minis

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    Yes, this is exactly what I see. It seems to be misidentifying the time/what is a commercial/what is a show.

     
  10. sushikitten

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    Testing now. Info says partial recording 2 min 8 sec but green bar shows about 15 minutes. And it appears the recording started mid-show. There's no point in even checking the rest of the recording.
     
  11. dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

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    That stinks. We had a number of episodes of Gotham that were still watchable without trickplay, even though they showed as partial
     
  12. DrewTivo

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    This has been my experience with Simpsons episodes. Good lord the ad breaks seem long . . .
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes. When i run into the issue with my Romaio Pro, this is how it behaves.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2017 #214 of 303
    jeffinva

    jeffinva New Member

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    I didn't notice before, but when I try and watch Fox 5 on my mini I get a spinning blue circle and the mini freezes until I unplug it :( Hope we get a fix soon.
     
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    dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping we can (at a minimum) get an update from TiVo once work resumes this week. It's beyond ridiculous at this point.
     
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    dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like watching the Redskins on TiVo...see they changed their uniforms to a spinning blue circle (trying a simple channel change to 505). It finally completed after approx. 5 min.
     
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    The Merg

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    Well, I can watch Fox 5 live, but I cannot record it. The recording shows either 0 or 1 minute and you get a black screen when trying to play. How is it that TiVo and FIOS cannot fix this issue with Fox 5. It's been like this off and on since September.

    - Merg


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  18. Jan 1, 2017 #218 of 303
    dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this. Forgot about this work around. It's not the product I paid for, but a degraded picture is better than none.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2017 #219 of 303
    The Merg

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    Didn't know about that workaround. Did this issue stop once you got the Bolt? Is this a Roamio Pro specific issue?

    And I just looked at it and that picture is awful in SD.


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  20. Jan 1, 2017 #220 of 303
    The Merg

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    Well, I've noticed that it seems the issue is mostly with live events, which is really limited to football for me. I've also found that episodes of Lucifer are having a similar issue. Lethal Weapon appears to record fine though.


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