V87 errors - Bolt to Mini - spectrum

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by KLL, May 8, 2020.

  1. KLL

    KLL New Member

    May 6, 2020


    2 Bolts
    2 Minis
    Spectrum with 2 cable cards & 2 Tuning Adapters

    I have a spectrum modem, but my own router

    Bolt 1 - coax & cat 5 connected Moca bridge (living room)
    Bolt 2 - coax connection (bedroom)
    Mini 1 -
    Mini 2 -
    Location A - Kitchen coax connection (connection to Bolt 1 for live)
    Location B - Office cat 5 connection (connection to Bolt 2 for live)

    Tivo wise everything was working fine for the past 2 years. On Sunday I had an issue with live tv on Bolt 1. By Tuesday I called spectrum and they were able to resolve the issue with a set of pulses to the tuning adapters while I waited on the phone and reported settings. So live TV is no longer dropping out. I thought everything was fine until I tried using Mini 2.

    Mini 2/Location B has been in location B for a year or more and was working great until this week. Now I am repeatedly getting V87 errors while playing live TV or watching shows from Bolt 2. The program or live may play for 2 minutes or 5 but eventually I am getting the v87.

    If I switch Mini 2/Location B to Bolt 1 for live or recorded they both work fine.
    If I connect Mini 1/Location A to Bolt 2 for live or recorded they are both fine.
    Also for the record playing shows from Bolt 2 on Bolt 1 are fine.

    So to determine if it was a Mini issue or a network issue I flipped Mini 1 & 2.

    Mini 2 is now in location A (coax).
    Mini 1 in location B (office with cat 5).

    Location B is not connecting well to Bolt 2. I don't really have an option for coax at this location, but as I stated at the top this was working great until the Spectrum call. I am not sure what they could have changed that would have caused this issue.

    I did notice yesterday that Bolt 2 was not showing up on my router. I reset the IP and now it shows in my router diagnostics.

    I am at a loss as to where to troubleshoot next. If any one has any ideas I am willing to try them.

    Thanks, KLL
  2. KLL

    KLL New Member

    May 6, 2020
    I am still tackling this issue. I am able to watch a show for sometimes as long as 15 mins then it loses the connection.
  3. XIBM

    XIBM Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Sounds like it is perhaps wiring to/from router at mini. Try a different Ethernet cable (perhaps temporarily) or a different port on your router...

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