Spinning Blue Wheel Constantly! Once lightning fast Roamio feels like an old Win98 PC

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dolfer, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL


    C'mon guys, it's not DNS servers, tons of deleted shows or anything else local to your setup (for almost everyone here). It's Tivo's regularly sluggish servers and the fact that they idiotically tied stuff that should be only be on your Tivo to their servers, probably because they monetize every click via stats.

    We stopped being their first priority a long time ago because we're not where most of the money is made.
  2. FitzAusTex

    FitzAusTex Member

    May 7, 2014
    If my roamio gets to 80% full, I get the blue spinning wheel constantly. But I sometimes get it when around 60% full. I assume at those times that it is definitely Tivo's servers. But to reiterate, above around 80% definitely causes spinning wheel/ball/icon/thingy on my Roamio.

    Also, it's not just the spinning, button press response time takes a nosedive.
  3. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    At times you can get an alignment of events, your 60% capacity which would otherwise be fine combines with system activities like updating data bases, housekeeping and such.
  4. hillyard

    hillyard Member

    Nov 1, 2011
    I get that blue circle all the time
    My box is never over 40% full
  5. FitzAusTex

    FitzAusTex Member

    May 7, 2014


    Fixing/improving the servers apparently is not a priority for Tivo. And yeah, it is ridiculous that basic dvr functions like opening a folder is reliant on a server. I really do like my roamio but I've gotten the spinning wheel hundreds of times since I got my first tivo (roamio basic) in February 2014. Will also note that my 300 mbps Internet is definitely not the issue, as I've checked it while the spinning wheel is occurring, and Internet was always working at the time.
  6. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    Definitely a TiVo issue. I've been having this too, all my TiVos are hardwired gig to my router, which has 123/11 from Comcast.
  7. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

    Nov 3, 2000
    Things are better... and I've done nothing. So that leads me to believe that it is a Tivo Server issue. If they can't invest in more server capacity, then they should optimize their code to only hit those servers when necessary. Opening a folder to view locally recorded shows should not require a trip to a server.
  8. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Uh yeah, been mentioned here a zillion times once the Roamio got out there and folks started realizing that their normally fast box is slowing down for no good reason. Tivo has heard this over and over and apparently doesn't give a crap as long as they can make money off the clicks.
  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Ever notice on a Mini, if there is no internet, the My Shows doesn't display the content for the thumb nail box? You can still watch the show.

    Not that it matters, but Gracenote has been out of service on Sony Blu-Rays for a while. TiVo uses Gracenote.
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    My Mom was just complaining about her Premier units doing this this morning. I haven't seen it on my Roamios so I told her it must be an internet issue. Maybe it's not?

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