Tivo Edge and power strips / UPS?

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by pixelpusher220, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. pixelpusher220

    pixelpusher220 New Member

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    Just got an Edge within the last month. Today woke up to all front lights blinking.

    Tivo Support was able to show me that plugging into a UPS will cause this to happen. They said the Edge should always be plugged directly into the wall! They said even power strips aren't recommended.
    (this is the UPS I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FWAZEIU)

    Um...and you're covering all electrical damage right????

    Anyone else experienced this? Seems crazy that it's so sensitive that a UPS would cause boot issues.
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    What Tivo told you sounds completely bogus to me, as an electrical engineer.
     
  3. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

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    Had Tivos on UPS for years. At the core, the Tivo is a computer.
     
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Plugged directly into the wall is a requirement for them to troubleshoot and that occasionally gets misunderstood to "don't use a UPS or powerstrip"
    This has been SOP for ages and IMNSHO a perfectly acceptable request for troubleshooting, my only complaint is the current misinterpretation on their part in how they read the script.

    The number of times green or switched powerstrips and/or a flaky UPS have caused folks here to waste time troubleshooting is not insignificant.
     
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  5. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    From now on I'd never tell Tivo customer service that your Tivo is connected to a UPS or power strip. For decades now these type of devices have saved computers and other electronics from damage, the idea that they cause issues is just insane.
     
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  6. ohboy710

    ohboy710 Member

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    I've had Tivo's plugged into UPS's for 10+ years without a problem. But, I would never tell Tivo support that.
     
  7. Pam Jones

    Pam Jones New Member

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    I am excited about this
     
  8. jangell2

    jangell2 Member

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    Tivo CSRs also want your Tivo HDMI plugged directly into the TV and not your AVR. I don’t tell them that either.
     

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