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

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  1. notaclone

    notaclone New Member

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    Oct 28, 2003
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    Hi,
    Problem:
    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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