Podcast Download hangs Internet connection for Tivo, can't clear subscriptions

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by notaclone, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. notaclone

    notaclone New Member

    Oct 28, 2003


    Lately my Tivo HDs3 has been hanging while attempting to download a subscribed podcast video (blue dot), also leaving it unable to connect to scheduling service. If I try to stop recording, the OS freezes. Restart still tries to download and hangs again. Support has no idea how to cancel subscribed Podcasts; there seems to be no listing either in Season Pass nor Video On Demand.

    Solution A; brute force
    Tech Sup suggested powering down everything, including Router, then booting without Router. Not a graceful solution although it works until the next time. My External drive is not thrilled with this method and only comes back 50% of the time.

    Solution B; graceful cure of the symptom
    A much better and immediate cure is to disable Video Downloads (Home Media access?). I did via website but I imagine it works via Settings too.

    I am hoping when I reactivate video downloading the subscriptions will be lost, but I won't know until it attempts another download.

    Does anyone know:
    What the underlying cause is and/or cure?
    How to clear (all) podcast subscriptions?

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