Tivo Mini downgrade connection issue

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  1. johneh1957

    johneh1957 New Member

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    I have a mini that has not been used for a long time, and was likely not downgraded before it was stored. I get a connection issue after it has tried to start up.

    at first, it was starting with the latest UI, and would get a connection issue even after a glimpse at my tv shows and even 5 sec of live tv.

    rushed thru the Menu- Help- Repeat Guided Setup- press Thumbs Down 3 times and press Enter.

    now get what i believe is the guided setup screen, get thru country, auto dhcp, and begin guided setup, but by this time, screen blinks a bunch, and goes back to pick country. after a few repeats, get same message about connection issue. Its not the cable or jack as i have tried a different one and tested with PC and ethernet tester.

    Just seems to restart then connection failure (pix of dog).

    any ideas?
     
  2. johneh1957

    johneh1957 New Member

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    Tivo support has not solved this for me yet either.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    This is a known issue related to trying to downgrade an older A92/A93 Mini from TE4 to TE3.

    See >here<.

    TiVo Support has barely acknowledged the issue, often instructing customers that their Minis have gone bad and need replacement -- even though the Minis still work fine w/ a TE4 host.
     
  4. SueR

    SueR New Member

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    I have tried 3 TiVo mini’s 2 A93’s and one A92 all end up on the blue dog and will not downgrade to TE3. If I get a new Vox can it downgrade to TE3?
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    A Mini VOX or LUX, I believe so, yes. I haven't seen anyone report an issue with the A95/X not downgrading to TE3. (And I've seen several posts where people have reported downgrading these models since this issue began for the older models.)
     
  6. egutwillig

    egutwillig New Member

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    I have the same issue. TiVo Mini A93 will not downgrade to Te3
     

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