Frustrations with Tivo Guide (To Be Announced)

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by allen97, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. JoeKustra

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    That would be an interesting test. I did my first test of the OP's zipcode with TE4. (it worked)
     
  2. allen97

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    What's TE4? How would I get it?
     
  3. NorthAlabama

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  4. unclehonkey

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    Thats the version I used when I did my test for the OP
    I dont have hydra on any of my units
     
  5. JoeKustra

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    Please look into TE4/Hydra/Mira before making that leap. Just go to the Coffee House forum and check the threads.

    It's not a one-way trip, but to return to TE3 you lose everything: How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1

    The manual: https://explore.tivo.com/content/dam/tivo/explore/how-to/TiVoExperience_VG.pdf
     
  6. NorthAlabama

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    since the op has no recordings, and roll-back is possible, i see no harm in giving it a try before putting the dead roamio back in the closet.
     
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  7. Sc00bydu

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    Same thing here. It's a TiVo issue....not you. They've known this is a problem for years but they don't know how to ix it. I'm about ready to throw in the towel on TiVo and use something I can count on...
     
  8. AQUARIUS216

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    I know this is an older topic but I was reading it as I have had issues with guides not giving info for channels I get, and TiVo basically told me it was 'weak signal strength' and dropped the issue after about a year of complaining.

    Your issue with the 'locked' zip code made me think of a question (or 2)... did you buy this unit new from TiVo or was it used from someone else? I'm thinking maybe it was locked due to being originally used in a different zip code. Doesn't really make sense but, it's a thought.
     
  9. allen97

    allen97 New Member

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    I bought the Tivo Roamio OTA new from Tivo on a sale in 2015. I lived in a different area at the time and it worked fine. I moved to a new area later in 2015 and it worked ok for a while, but at about the time that Tivo switches to Robinhood for guide data was where I started having problems.

    Recently I tried another clear and delete everything and I can no longer complete guided setup at all, regardless of the zip code I use. My TiVo is a brick now. Tivo offered to send me a refurbished Roamio for about $300, but I decided to buy a lifetime Plex Pass for $120 and have abandoned Tivo altogether.


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