How to make Mini not display live tv??????

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Hichhiker, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Jul 8, 2019 #1 of 11
    Hichhiker

    Hichhiker Just me.

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    All of a sudden the Mini Vox I have is showing me live TV all the time. I never watch live TV on it so it is not like I am leaving it on. Why is it doing this?? The main Premiere unit does this sometimes, but there is a setting in the menu to disable it (though it sometimes does it anyway, but it wouldn't be a modern Tivo if it was not at least a little buggy). But the same menu item is not present in Mini - and it annoys the hell out of me. Besides aesthetic annoyances, it is wasting bandwidth sending video nobody is watching, not to mention locking up one of the tuners for no good reason.

    Any way to stop this insanity?

    (Yes, I know that if I hit the "slow" button, it will go away for a few hours, but it always comes back and it is annoying.)
     
  2. adspguy

    adspguy Member

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    Put the mini in standby when you are not using it.
     
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Since you never watch live TV on the Mini, when you finish watching the recording or streaming, what button do you hit?
     
  4. Hichhiker

    Hichhiker Just me.

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    How? The only way I know is through many menus

    TV Power. Occasionally I hit Tivo. I usually hit Tivo button on turning it on. Never been an issue before
     
  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    There have been changes in CEC. Try hitting the TiVo button, which is next to the TV Power button.

    With TE4, if you put the Mini in Standby, you have to wait for the white LED to go out before hitting the TV power button or it will block Standby. That changed about six months ago.
     
  6. Hichhiker

    Hichhiker Just me.

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    I am not sure if standby fixes the whole problem. For one, it is a ridiculous pain in the ass to go through menus to find the standby every time. For another, it will still show live TV when I explicitly do not want it and it didn't used to. Why break what was working fine? It looks like they accidentally activated part of the main unit's code on this thing but didn't think through that the part that controls it was not included. :-(
     
  7. ke3ju

    ke3ju Ed Ludwig

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    From the TiVo Home Screen hit the Slow Motion Button. Hitting the the Slow Mo button will toggle between showing Live TV all the time, and not.
     
  8. Hichhiker

    Hichhiker Just me.

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    Yeah, very familiar with it. Have to do it every few hours, because live TV keeps coming back :-(
     
  9. ke3ju

    ke3ju Ed Ludwig

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    On mine, if it's toggled off, it stays off.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Mini will drop to to live TV when you get an EAS alert. It will stay there for 4 hours until it times out after this happens. That’s likely what's causing it to be on live TV
     
  11. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Yep, sure sounds like too much EAS.
     

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