Device Names got changed on thier own???

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by CoxInPHX, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. JoeKustra

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    Tweet sent.

    Tweet reply: nobody else has reported this problem.

    Translation: go away, you're crazy.

    Second reply: we're working on it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2019
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  2. mpnret

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    I reported this name change problem a month ago in the beginning of this thread. Even called TiVo and they said it was a "glitch" in their system and has been fixed. I look today and the name has been changed again.
     
  3. kpeters59

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    Which Twitter account did you actually tweet to? So we can all Tweet to them too...

    -KP
     
  4. JoeKustra

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    @TiVoSupport which normally causes a DM (like a PM) to my email. I can reply from that email, through Twitter and they may respond. I would never consider FB, but Twitter is about as dangerous as Google. :) I know Google gathers my data but I find it better than Amazon when it comes to price comparisons. I've had gmail since it was born and never seen ads (ever) or spam more than once after I flag it. If you want more junk, add @tivo. BTW, Ted is there too.
     
  5. kpeters59

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    Got it...I think...

    -KP
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I joined last year and use it to provide "feedback" to several corporations, primarily TiVo. Their chat is good if you can't find their phone number since that's all they do: tell you to call.

    Now if I can get the admin to kill off the account of member "TiVo". Not here in 10 years.
     
  7. kpeters59

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    That seems unlikely.

    I (apparently) created my Twitter account in 2009, but never used it until our intrepid President needed my support and there it was...right where I left it...

    -KP
     
  8. mikebaratta

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    This happened to me about a month ago and just happened again. This box was never named something else on my account. It’s had the same name since I named it on the fresh install. The name changed to the same thing both times, which is the name for a mini I have in another room currently, which obviously causes some issues.
     
  9. ohboy710

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    Same issue, I noticed about a month ago my "Bolt" changed its name back to "Premier" (which was years ago)!
     
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  10. xander777

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    Same thing has happened to me again. For the 3rd or 4th time. Roamio keeps getting reset from Moms Tivo to Bonus Room. All other devices unaffected.
    Any resolution?
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    My Premiere gets renamed from "TiVo 500" to "TiVo TWO" every week. It might happen more often, but it only gets power on weekends. None of my Roamio or Mini boxes are affected.
     
  12. Dan203

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    Where these purchased second hand? I've noticed that a few of the TiVos I've sold over the years are still listed on my account and I can change their names. Maybe the previous owner is changing it.
     
  13. JoeKustra

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    From eBay. I'm not sure it's the previous owner. Better chance it's some software gremlin that hates changing things. I have changed the name with TiVo.com and on the TiVo itself. No difference. Issue is when you use Online: the boxes are listed alphabetical. So Premiere will be first, because I label my others as Roamio 1, etc..
     
  14. Dan203

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    Still possible that the previous owner is somehow changing it inadvertently, like via the app or something, not realizing it's the one he sold you. Or it could be somehow remembering a previous name from his account and resetting yours to match that.
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    Next time I'll change it to RAPE! and see if it helps. ;)
     
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  16. Mikeguy

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    Having fun with that, are we? ;)
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Actually it doesn't really matter. All the ones I'm referring to are ones I've given away to my family, and I have access to their accounts anyway, so I could change the names of their TiVos if I wanted either way.
     
  18. cherry ghost

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    Mine was bought directly from TiVo.
     
  19. xander777

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    Mine was also bought directly from Tivo but was refurbished.
     
  20. HerronScott

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    Really odd how this keeps happening for some people but others (like myself) haven't had it happen at all. We have 6 active TiVo's and 3 inactive and that includes 2 HD models bought used and haven't seen the issue. :(

    I'd continue to bug TiVo about it if it kept happening to me.

    Scott
     

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