Do “Tivo world” troubles come in groups of three?
(1). I’m so glad to be sharing the same Prime log in pain with others. I deregistered w/ prime but being recognized automatically was only temporary. This was disappointing but things have gotten "much worse"!
(2). Bolt was still recognized by prime automatically but has suddenly gone dark....acting like it is continuousely rebooting. Tivo support says it is updating and working. Changed out all cables to no avail.
(3). To top it all off the edge now will "only show" my premium Spectrum channels (in guide), but cannot play them or record them. A Spec tech (w/ no cable card or tivo experience) spent 3 hrs (11/9) failing to fix with the 25 yr old tuner.
I've had 4 generations of Tivo. I’ve had at least 25 Time Warner now Spectrum techs struggling with the same 25 year old tuners for 25 years…another is coming 11/12.
Their plan is to bring another "old tuner" and card for "repairing"...never goes well. This will likely add a new problem on top of the ones I already have. When the 19 year old subcontractor gets here without a tuner or card (as usual), I will give him a cookie, consider myself lucky and send him away. Like Forest Gump said, "I am not a smart man". I simply know more (not enough) than most Spectrum techs.
UPDATE: Two more techs did come 11/12 "without a replacement tuner or card" as anticipated. I would have sent them away but one had 30yrs cable company experience and 4 Tivo struggles to share. Amazingly tech was able to leave & return with another antique device. Spent 3 more hours failing to pair it with edge along with loosing "now all channels above 100".
They managed to get the original (premium channels lost, premier lacking) tuner paired back. I think they dust them off, wrap them in plastic and label them ready to go. I think I am done. I know spectrum wants me to be. Sorry to hijack your post "Sant" for more of my own endless whining. Cheaper than counseling.
I feel like I need to choose a new path. What should I do? Roku, Apple, Google or Amazon? I will pay more for the least amount of pain. I have a high end google Bravia TV. Spectum add brags their app has harmony with Google TVs. Tech said, "with the exception of MY Googling SONY". Think I will google "how to google" without Spectrum.