TiVo Mini Black Screen

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    kjstorch

    kjstorch New Member

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    When starting to watch a recording, I often just get a black screen. You can fast forward/rewind/pause, but no audio or video. Going to the Guide and selecting a live show always works to get the audio/video going, and then you can go back to the recording to watch it. This happens frequently on multiple Mini's and is always after the Mini hasn't streamed anything in awhile. Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
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    MrDell

    MrDell Active Member

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    This has been happening to me also.... very annoying....
     
  4. George Junior

    George Junior New Member

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    Some bug. The temporary fix is listed on their support page. Basically just reboot the box and tune into a live tv channel right away (before you try to stream a recording). If the Mini gets rebooted somehow you have to repeat the steps.
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yikes, pretty stark once you stumble on the right page...

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  6. MrDell

    MrDell Active Member

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    Unbelievable! They managed to mess up a device that worked perfectly!
     
  7. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

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    to be fair, if it was perfect then there is only one way to go

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  8. Balzer

    Balzer Active Member

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    I was surprised to actually see a pop-up message about it on my Minis this morning.
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  9. brobin

    brobin Active Member

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    Ever since they introduced TE4 they've become real good at that. Apparently, they've decided that actually testing firmware isn't worth the expense.
     
  10. JPF321

    JPF321 New Member

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    I haven't tried going to a live show to fix the problem (temporarily) but I did notice that if I go to Netflix real quick and then back to recorded show it will work. FWIW
     
  11. kjstorch

    kjstorch New Member

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    My wife saw this message on one of our Minis for the first time yesterday. I wonder why they suggest re-booting first as the extra time for that will just make it more frustrating for people. Just going to Live TV has always worked for me.
     
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