My tivo hd is not recording shows it should be recording

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tootal2, May 30, 2011.

  1. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

    Oct 14, 2005


    My tivo was not recording hows its made and top gear when it should be.
    if i make any changes the season pass it will fix the problem and start recording.

    I fixed the how its made season pass by changing the number of episodes to keep and it started recording the show right after i saved the changes.

    Is this becouse of the tuning adaptor?

    How can i fix this problem? and does anyone else have this problem?
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    If you look in Find Programs ... To Do List ... View Recording History, do you see the programs you failed to record there listed as Not Recorded? Select one and does it say "....not recorded because the video signal was unavailable" ?

    Do you occasionally fail to tune a channel using the remote, and then are able to tune it by re-trying (tune up/tune down) once or twice?

    These are the symptoms of a well known (including to TiVo) tuning failure mode for SDV channels (which are what the tuning adapter is for). I lose up to three recordings a week due to this. TiVo could fix it by just using tuning retries when it detects failure to tune at the start of a recording.

    A channel is always retuned (but just once) at the start of a recording, even if one tuner was already tuned to that channel. I suspect when you modify your season passes that triggers another recording attempt (which means another attempt to tune).

    You can complain to TiVo but they apparently consider it a Tuning Adapter problem. You might get your cable co. to replace the TA in case that might help.
  3. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

    Oct 14, 2005
    I did look in recording history to find out why top gear and how its made were not recording and the shows were not even listed.

    But the problem seems like its fixed now by redoing the season passes.


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