Loss of network and cannot access recordings

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by nocomp, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Hello

    Several times recently I have had a network lost message instead of the discovery
    bar in the home menu

    The network comes back later but I cannot access my recordings when the network is lost

    Any ideas as to why ? What access control is placed on recordings on my TiVo that stops me accessing them when the network is lost


    Many thanks

    No comp
     
  2. Wizard

    Wizard New Member

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    I had this at the weekend and thought the same as you. However if you read the message that appears when you press OK on a program it does say something along the lines of "Press Play to watch a recorded program"
    Took me a while to actually read it properly :rolleyes: but then instead of pressing OK on a program I pressed Play and voila recorded program started fine. :)
     
  3. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Ok remind me what's the play button now called on the virgin TiVo remote?
     
  4. Wizard

    Wizard New Member

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    Errr, Play :cool: It's the one with the > above pause
     
  5. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    D'oh thought it might be another button a la s1 TiVo

    Many thanks
     
  6. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Tivo / Virgin aren't unique in this we found if Sky lost the signal due to bad weather we also couldn't watch back any pre-recorded programs.

    While it's annoying it seems to be the 'done' thing?
     
  7. Digital Fanatic

    Digital Fanatic Virgin Media Staff

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    It's to prevent it being used off-net.
     
  8. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    It means there is never a decrypted copy anywhere to be pirated. The encrypted version is stored on the disk, and decrypted when you play.
     
  9. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    It would be good if the box could at least remember it's authorized for a couple of hours, then at least you can watch something while waiting for the network to come back.
     
  10. Wizard

    Wizard New Member

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    I had no problem watching a recorded program over the weekend when the network was down. As I said above all you need to do is press the Play button when the program is highlighted and the program will start directly.

    I think the problem when the network is down is that it can't pick up all the info you usually get when you press OK with a program highlighted.
     

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