Kasa smart plug

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by flyjar, Feb 22, 2021 at 6:49 PM.

  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 at 7:16 AM

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