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Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by slowbiscuit, Oct 18, 2016.
Mine locked up for the 1st time since the update a month ago, back to the Roku.
According to Tivo's release notes for new release 20.7.4, the lockup issue is supposed to be fixed. We'll see.
Saw my first lockup on a Mini with 20.7.4 a couple of days ago when starting a vid. Same issue, hangs at 'Loading...' screen requiring a power reset.
Is anyone seeing this issue that has upgraded to Hydra, My one Mini running Hydra now occasionally has this problem again.
Hyrda Gen4 - RC9 on my Mini keeps locking up the Mini.
Don't feel bad, you'd still see them on the old UI too. Saw my second lockup a few days ago.
Found the Loading... display after an hour with a Mini VOX. It was just waiting since the remote was able to control the box.
When it happens on mine (Loading... hang) it does not respond to remote, i.e. the light does no flash on the Mini.
Hard lockup, which just beggars belief given that it's a third-party app. Should never happen.
I just bought a Roku Streaming Stick for my kitchen TV because I got tired of the TiVo Mini YouTube crashes. I am amazed at how well it works! It's much faster and a lot more responsive than the Mini. I am considering an Apple TV 4K, but I may just stick with the Roku. I just paid $17.95 for it because it was on sale and I had some AMEX rewards points. Btw, I bought the 2017 3800R Roku.
Can anyone offer any help on a Tivo Mini that seems to lock up every other day when watching Youtube videos?
I have 20.7.4 on the mini.
It requires me to unplug it to get it back going.
It is in a cabinet, and I have it ventilated with fans, so it should not be overheating.
It never happens just watching TV, Xfinity on demand, or Amazon prime, just on Youtube (well I don't use any other services).
The injected commercials on Youtube (during the middle of a video) really aggravate me.
I don't mind a commercial at the beginning, but the midstream ones are unforgivable.
It will lockup in the middle of a video, I have to unplug it, wait for it to reboot, then fast forward to where I left off (which is a pain on the mini).
I am about ready to ditch the Tivo Mini for Youtube viewing, and just buy a Roku stick.
You answered the question yourself (last line). I don't use Minis for YT anymore.
My last YT Mini test was on TE4/Mini VOX. I wrote myself a note to check TE3. Are you using A92 or A93 Mini? 60fps or 24fps?
Sorry for the late reply, I have been away!
I am running it in 720P (HD) mode.
When I turn on the "stats" it shows over 60fps, should I turn it down from HD mode?
My last test on YouTube with TE3 on an A93 was a few weeks ago. It ran for four hours playing cartoons. I don't know what stats said it was "over" 60 fps. The frame rate is content dependent. I was viewing 1080p60fps.
In simpler words, I don't have a problem with YouTube since it was fixed last year.
Start a YT video.
Press the up button to get the menu to overlay on the screen.
Click "More Options"
Right arrow all the way to the right and select "STATS FOR NERDS".
This floats the statistics over the video that is playing.
I even tried a USB fan blowing directly down on the Tivo Mini, and it still has problems negotiating embedded commercial breaks (causing me to pull the power on it frequently).
At $99 for a Roku Ultra (has a dedicated ethernet port), I am ready for an upgrade.
Interesting test. I don't get a floating statistic box, it's static. I'll try tomorrow.
I have an Ultra. Very nice. But please check the AVSForum thread. It's very active: Official ROKU 4K (HDR) Premiere +/Ultra Owners Thread - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews