Empty playback including live TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by lpwcomp, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I just had my Premiere do something odd. I went to watch a recording and the screen was black and the progress bar was empty, i.e. no green. All recordings had the same problem, including the live buffers. Restarted and everything is working properly again.

    s/w version 14.8.U2-01-3-746
     
  2. chenb0t

    chenb0t New Member

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    your unit is probably failing in the drive. thats exactly what happened to my XL. after thinking it was TWC's problem after a month of them trying to fix the problem, i played around with the kickstart codes, and realized my TIVO is FAULTY.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I've had drives fail on me before and have never seen this particular problem.
     
  4. nearlygod

    nearlygod New Member

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    This exact thing happened to me this morning!. It is a refurb that I have had for about 1 month. The live tv doesn't work and at first I thought it was an antenna problem but it also won't playback any recorded shows or even Netflix shows. The menus work and I can select everything except when you expect a show to start it just goes to a black screen.

    After rebooting, it seems to be working again but if something is failing I hope Tivo replaces it. Before this happened, I was looking at the amazon instant video list. By chance, were you looking at that before this happened to you? Perhaps a bug?
     
  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I have never looked at the Amazon instant video list. As I recall, I had just finished watching a previously recorded show and was trying to watch another one.

    Mine is possibly a refurb also. It is a replacement for one that was fried by lightning. I got it 9 days ago.
     
  6. chenb0t

    chenb0t New Member

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    i promise you, the TIVO IS FAILING. these units are bunk.
     

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