Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by mattyro7878, Jan 15, 2017.
I'm getting one now every day. Still don't have new software.
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
Is Tivo going to provided any type of compensation for this ongoing issue? I've had this problem since January 2017.
Maybe they will offer a deal on a roamio or a bolt if you call customer service, but the dual tuner premiere is the last Tivo that could be set up to record over the air and cable simultaneously. I've never had this issue on my dual tuner premiere, but it's been set up as OTA only since I got it 3 years ago.
The only other option to record OTA and cable simultaneously is a series 3 Tivo and you can find lifetime series 3s on ebay relatively cheap. That might be a good temporary solution until Tivo fixes the issue.
For me, this TBA bug is mostly just an annoyance, but certainly not irritating enough to buy a whole nuther Tivo nor ask Tivo for any compensation. Just fixing the TBA bug would be compensation enough ha ha. I still like my Premiere a lot more than i liked my S3.
My Premiere has not missed a single recording when during my 20 or so TBA periods, but it has prevented me from initiating a new recording while i was away from home.
It's been about 2 weeks since I wiped and set up one of my Tivos with just OTA. No BTA trouble yet.
My second Tivo I had to restart twice.
I still don't have the software update on either machine.
Can a series 3 be activated nowadays??
No but ones with lifetime should be very very cheap now.
Where might that be??
TiVo Priority Update Request (20.7.2)
Ok... I gave in and begged for "Priority" for TiVo1, TiVo2, and TiVo3 using Scott's link.
Maybe I'll have updates in about an hour . . .
In my dreams!
Since they had already started the deployment, apparently halted it for a while and are now pushing out a slightly newer version (RC24 versus RC22), it's hard to say if they are going to use the Priority list at this point, but good luck if it fixes your issue.
My 746 was set up for both cable and OTA, but not currently being fed an OTA signal.
I went into the menu and told it the channel lineup was wrong and went through setup again but this time selected cable only, and that seems to have eliminated the TBA problem.
I have no idea why.
It seems only those machines set to both OTA and Cable are effected. Perhaps it was this problem that caused TIVO to make the newer machines (Bolt), either OTA or Cable but not both. I don't have a lot of confidence in any future updates for the Premier Series. I can still record just about anything using Manual Time/Date/Channel record. It will record even if guide is set to TBA but the catch is, you don't see it on your playable list unless the guide is active at the time you want to play it. This means if at the time you want to play the manual recording, your guide is on TBA, reboot to obtain the full guide then your manual recordings will show and play. Screwed up for sure but it can be done.
Yeah, the TiVo I wiped and did OTA still is fine today. The other one has TBA. But it went from cable/OTA to just OTA. I may try to delete all season passes and re do them and see if the fixes it. That way I don't have to lose my recording.
Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
Many moons ago I did all the resets and other BS that Rovi said to do to "fix" this issue. Then my 4 Premiers went for almost seven weeks without TBA. I truly believed that the problem was resolved. Then on May 8th I learned otherwise. Please see my log post at the top of this page.
Jn my opinion the entire mess is definintely related to the Tribune to Rovi switch over. Everything worked just fine before that. I hope they saved themselves a ton of money with the change over because they caused big problems, for many customers for which they show little interest in fixing.
I doubt that any compensation or type of adjustment will be made. I expect to hear from TIVO shortly, that they no longer provide any support for the Premier 4 series, dropping it solves the problem on their end but leaves a whole bunch of customers with a huge problem.
while it appears the issue has become more widespread in recent months, i've been dealing with this for over three years, suggesting it started way before the migration to rovi guide data.
I've had 3 TiVos since 10/1999 and can't imagine tv without one... My TBAs kicked in sporadically just after the Rovi guide switchover. It's been a lot worse the last few weeks... Over the past 18 years, I've been a beta tester for TiVo several times and they always fixed any glitches very quickly but now, it's like they've fired all those crack engineers... I really want to stay with them and have my Premiere on a switched outlet now to make rebooting easier but....
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro