Tivo Up Time

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  1. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Recently I ran across a post where someone said that you could tell if your Tivo has reset by checking the "Tivo up time" (or words to that effect). I figured it would be on the System Staus pages but I can't find anything that indicates how long the Tivo has been up since its last reset. Is there such an indicator and is it on all series of Tivos?
     
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Was it me? :p
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8560418#post8560418

    ETA:
    AFAIK, this is only for Series 3 and above. I have found no such settings on my S2 ST.
     
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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  4. a68oliver

    a68oliver Member

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    Another way to tell if the Tivo has reset is using the onscreen clock. I routinely display the clock on the screen (SPS9S) and if that goes away, the Tivo has reset.

    I believe there are some other things that don't survive a reset such as the 30 sec. skip on some models.
     
  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    There's a regular uptime display that appears in System Info when backdoors are enabled. Enabling backdoors is left as an exercise for the reader. ;) (In truth I haven't done it since I left the DirecTivo world.)
     
  6. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    I found the post I was referring to and PM'ed the user. He said that it shows up on one of the System Info pages but that he is using hacked SW. As for checking DVR Diagnostics on my HD unit, it just seems to hang on the "Please Wait" page. I wonder if this is something that gets messed up if you upgrade your drive (like losing the external drive capability). My HD was purchased used and already had an upgrade to a 1 TB drive.
     
  7. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Later found out that there is a thread bemoaning the "DVR Diagnostics" hangup issue. Unplugged my unit and then I could do the diagnostics. Couldn't find any explanation as to why Tivos often hang on that page.
     
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I have an upgraded 2TB drive in my HD, and the diagnostic screen comes right up.

    I recall seeing that thread, didn't really pay attention since it never applied to me.
    I wonder why some Tivos hang while others don't? Hmm...
     
  9. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    Just curious, you said you have a S2 DT so that would be the same as I have. Where during these instructions does your unit stop?

    "messages and settings ==> Account and system information ==> System information. On mine I page down 3 screens and there is a field called "uptime".

    I was thinking of putting the unhacked drive back in since I have a bunch of episodes of Coach I wanted to get so will look to see how it's menu looks.
     
  10. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    I go the same steps, with three pages of information - just no "time up" counter on any of the pages.
     
  11. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Another clue your TiVo has rebooted is whether it remembers what item you last visited on menus or defaults to the top item the first time you enter a particular menu. (Of course you have to remember something for this to mean anything. ;))

    In 2.5 years my TiVo HD has never hung or rebooted in DVR Diagnostics.
     

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