Kasa smart plug

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by flyjar, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. flyjar

    flyjar New Member

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    So this just started happening after about two years connected in the fashion described below. I have my main TiVo plugged in to a tp-link kasa smart plug so when there is a problem with the tivo box I don't have to go digging behind my entertainment center to unplug it to reset it. I simply pull up the Kasa app and power down the tivo. I wait about 20-30 secs and power it back up. But lately the tivo keeps rebooting on it's own and it's related to the smart plug because when I remove it the problem goes away. The device remains on as far as I can see. Any one else ever see this problem? I'm guessing it's a power issue. I plugged a lamp into the smart plug and didn't see any issue or flashing lights. So...any ideas?
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Stop using the smart plug. Problem solved. You don’t need to unplug it to reset it, you can do a restart from the menu.
     
  3. flyjar

    flyjar New Member

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    If it's locked up I can't get to the menu, and that's usually the only time I have to reset it.
     
  4. thefisch

    thefisch Member

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    Try another smart plug. Maybe there are voltage issues with that one that the Tivo is sensitive to, but a light wouldn't be.
     
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  5. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

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    100% false. There have been several times unplugging is the only way to wake it up.

    Further there has been twice now I could not connect remotely with my app and turning off the smart plug and back on fixed the problem.
     
  6. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

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    I use a smart plug also have not encountered that problem. Trying another smart plug (maybe even the same model) I bet will fix it.
     
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  7. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Yep try another TP-Link smart plug. I’ve been using several for years with no such problem. And they’re cheap.

    I’ve never used one to control a TiVo or anything more sophisticated than a light, so I guess it’s conceivable the smart plug has momentary millisecond dropouts, or noise, that would only affect something like a TiVo and wouldn’t be noticeable in a light. The TP-Link switches use relay contacts, which would seem to be less likely to introduce such problems.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
  8. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    No issues with a Wemo smart plug on a Bolt here.
     
  9. RoamioJeff

    RoamioJeff Unregistered User

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    I use a Wyze smart plug for this very same purpose and never had any issues. I have both my TiVo and Tuning Adaptor plugged into the same smart plug to (rarely) reboot everything in the event of an issue.

    It's probably the individual plug going bad. Try another plug of the same brand. If the problem recurs, try a different brand plug.
     

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