My TiVo is acting strange....won't connect

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Karyn, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Karyn

    Karyn Member

    232
    22
    Jul 19, 2017

    Advertisements

    I remember Dish couldn't hold ABC or CBS...that's how I got turned onto OTA to start with The locals were down so long that Dish sent out antennas to offset lack of service and I was blown away by how beautiful the screen quality was that I found myself recording to VCRs (I still have three in perfect operating condition). I got sick of Dish and their little games and spent a minute with Xfinity (most horrible picture quality humanly imaginable). After THEIR nonsense I got my TiVo and the TV world has been beautiful, sans a mere blip here and there, and FREE, ever since! :)
     
  2. Karyn

    Karyn Member

    232
    22
    Jul 19, 2017
    If I experience it again I will collect and post the errors messages to get to the root of it.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    4,581
    571
    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Step 1: Disable power saving.
    Step 2: Repeat on all Tivos and Minis.
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    20,126
    3,712
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Step 2 doesn't work on a Mini. ;)
     
    krkaufman likes this.
  5. vasilemj

    vasilemj Member

    157
    0
    Jul 2, 2002
    Chicago, IL

    Advertisements

    I had the same issue as well today. My wife says she couldn't even watch live TV (either through the menu system or with the Live TV button on the remote). Separately, my father has been having this issue for the last couple of weeks with his Roamio.
     
  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    16,011
    2,983
    Nov 25, 2003
    See this previous post, as it appears to have helped the OP (as a temporary workaround).
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    16,011
    2,983
    Nov 25, 2003
    Karyn likes this.
  8. Karyn

    Karyn Member

    232
    22
    Jul 19, 2017
    Thank you! That would SURELY come in handy as so many times programs get bitten off due to games, etc. One can set recordings to run later.

    I appreciate that, krkaufman! :)
     
    krkaufman likes this.
  9. Darkev

    Darkev Member

    30
    0
    May 7, 2010
    Gatineau,...
    I guess there has been no resolution to this since I just bought a new TiVo Bolt and daily it tells me it’s lost its internet connection. Yet it can still perform a forced TiVo Service Connection fine so it has not really lost internet. The UI refresh trick worked for me just now. Thumb down, thumb up, play, play. It seems like a memory problem or buggy code. I hope it can be fixed as it’s a bit annoying. My Roamio or premiere never did this - just the Bolt is doing it.
     
  10. audiodane

    audiodane Member

    137
    3
    Oct 28, 2009
    We have been dealing with this issue the entire time we've had our Roamio (couple of years now). I upgraded the UI when it came out hoping it would resolve the issue but it didn't. It's been frustrating my family weekly for so long I finally just threw up my hands. Every other wired and wireless device would work fine but the TiVo wouldn't connect to Netflix or Amazon (but the TiVo connection itself would work fine).

    All I knew was reboot the TiVo, but that's quite a frustration when we're sitting down for family movie night... Every. Week.

    Looking again tonight and finding this post and that another user reported success was exciting -- I told my wife to try and and BOOM! IT WORKED!

    Whatever it's doing, TiVo needs to incorporate into it's regular Roamio operation. Yes, our TiVo has power savings mode enabled. No, I don't want to disable that. (I want to prolong the HDD life as long as possible.)

    Anyway, I just logged in to give another thumbs-up to this fix for the "TiVo can't connect to the internet" bug on Roamio units.

    Thanks to @krkaufman for this trick!

    ..dane
     
    krkaufman and Darkev like this.
  11. Darkev

    Darkev Member

    30
    0
    May 7, 2010
    Gatineau,...
    The strange thing is I’ve had a Roamio since 2013 and this has never happened once. My Roamio is still fine. I have 4 TiVo’s and the only one that is behaving like this is my new TiVo Bolt. I’m surprised to read people with Roamio’s are experience this now.
     
  12. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    5,095
    322
    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicagoland
    Tivo drives are meant to be used, there are many studies that show the startup/spin down action puts more wear on a drive than just letting it run, though some (I understand) may show the opposite. Seems your issue may have been resolved, so just putting this out there.
     
  13. jth tv

    jth tv Well-Known Member

    1,723
    151
    Nov 15, 2014
    Gui refreshed just a few minutes ago, no progress bar for the show I had just watched.
     
  14. jth tv

    jth tv Well-Known Member

    1,723
    151
    Nov 15, 2014
    My Roamio sounds the same whether Standby or On. Could just be the fan, but I think its also the hard disk. I think for a while they spun the drives down with Standby, but stopped doing that years ago. Would be nice to find out though.
     
  15. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    20,126
    3,712
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Buy a Kill-A-Watt. For my Roamio with a WD10EURX the specs say: R/W = 5.3W, Idle = 3.3W and Standby = .7W. If you place the unit in Standby it will stop the usual R/W for tuner buffers. But I never use it. My observations from a while back:What is the point of Standby?

    The fan is silent until it goes bad.
     
    jth tv likes this.
  16. AntiPC

    AntiPC Well-Known Member TCF Club

    5,197
    445
    Jul 21, 2005
    Chicago,...
    My new Bolt connected to TiVo fine, but gave me the "no connection" pop up when trying the apps menu.

    Worked for me!
     
    JoeKustra and krkaufman like this.

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements