Roamio turns on and wakes us up at 4:00am!

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by backspaces, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Unlikely that it was a TiVo software update as the last one was released earlier this month (20.5.2b.RC1). If you go into the CableCard settings screens and look under the CableCard Diag Screen, you'll see a last boot time for the CableCard. Note that the CableCard can reboot itself for other reasons such as its own firmware updates but see if it shows a reboot time that matches the 4am date and time.

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  2. backspaces

    backspaces New Member

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    Thanks, good idea.

    Looked under diagnostics and didn't see a date for the last CableCard boot time. There are several screens so I may not be able to tell! 15 screens for the 6 tuners and 2.5 for CableCard. The CableCard had only one time entry: Time Since OOB Tune Start (I don't know what that means) .. 166555 seconds .. 1.92 days; more recent than the early Thursday event.

    At least the TiVo has not done it again, whew!
     
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    The CableCARD boot time mentioned by HerronScott is found here in the menu system:

    Settings & Messages ... Settings ... Remote, CableCARD, & Devices ... CableCARD Decoder ... CableCARD options (for installers) .... CableCARD Menu ... Cisco CableCARD Diag Screen -- the Boot Time item

    I assume if you have a Motorola CableCARD, the menu will say Motorola instead of Cisco.

    The OOB Tune Start time is also reset to zero during a restart but there may be other things that do that, perhaps when coming out of standby(?).
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    The Moto cards don't have that last part, but the CableCARD status has the item as UpTime. That correlates to the time since OOB Tune Start, but it saves the conversion from seconds to dd hh:mm.
     
  5. HerronScott

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    Good to know that the Motorola CableCards don't have that information (unfortunately though).

    Scott
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I guess I was unclear. The Moto cards have the display/option but it's not labeled "Motorola" or "Arris". It displays as UpTime: DDD HH:MM
     
  7. Dssguy1

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    That is creepy!
     
  8. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    What brand of TV does the OP own? Several models of LG flat screen TV's were known to turn themselves on and off at random times due to bad capacitors. Maybe this has nothing whatsoever to do with the Roamio.
     
  9. backspaces

    backspaces New Member

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    My settings are slightly different. After CableCARD Menu I get a screen with:
    Conditional Access
    CableCARD(tm) Status
    Network Setup
    CableCARD(tm) Pairing
    DSG
    Interactive Info
    CANH Status
    .. each of which have text screens w/
    "This screen is displayed on behalf of your cable provider"

    The Status screen has "Man: Motorola" "Uptime: 0003 20:01" and "Boot: 03.25" amongst others.

    I think this means I've had a boot after the mysterious event early Thanksgiving morning.

    Anyway, If this is the card boot info, I'll know where to find it next time The Event happens!

    Thanks a bunch, all!
     
  10. jonw747

    jonw747 Active Member

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    Keep in mind, the Roamio uses RF and the TV IR, so it's possible the Roamio was turned OFF but the TV was not because the IR signal never got through to the TV. Depending on the TV, cutting off the signal out out of the Roamio may make the TV appear to be off.
     
  11. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    You *can't* turn a Tivo off. It has no power button/switch.

    The remote's Power button controls the TV (and/or a receiver AFAIK).. It does nothing for the Tivo itself.
     
  12. BadDuck

    BadDuck New Member

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    I'm laughing my ass off, what the hell is this thread about? A zombie Tivo that thinks on its own and is turning on electronics at will in the OP's house??? Now thats the best update yet!
     
  13. elborak

    elborak Jack of Some Trades

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    You *can* put a TiVo into standby with a programmable remote using a discrete code. But that's irrelevant for the OP as he's using the TiVo remote.
     
  14. hytekjosh

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    I've seen TVs that can turn on when they sense power from an input source. Hopefully there is a setting to disable..
     

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