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It happened to me too. Last night after work I came home to see it stuck on the same channel I was last watching. I was able to stream the shows to my iPad as I didn't want to reboot it during prime time, while still taping shows. I tried the UI reset and cable disconnect, but neither helped. I rebooted it this morning.

The one thing to note, though maybe it's coincidental. I just tried using the zoom button, cycling through the Panel, Zoom and Full options, but the video doesn't change in any way. I just used the zoom a few days ago, with no problem.

I sent my TSN to Margret last night. My SW version is 20.4.5c-USA-6-840.

One more thing, I think since the last update, every once in a while when I plsy a show I only get the audio and the screen goes blank. I hit left arrow to go back to "My Shows" and then play the show again and then I get the video too.
 

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One more thing, I think since the last update, every once in a while when I plsy a show I only get the audio and the screen goes blank. I hit left arrow to go back to "My Shows" and then play the show again and then I get the video too.
What color is on the screen? What color do you have your Tivo set to use for pillarboxing?

I recently had this issue, and I was getting a gray screen, which suggests a Tivo issue.
 

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What color is on the screen? What color do you have your Tivo set to use for pillarboxing?
The screen goes black. My letterbox color is black. I will set it to gray to see if when the screen goes "blank" it's related to this setting. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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Same lockup happened to me today. Got up early, turned on the TV to catch some news and the TIVO Basic was totally unresponsive. Had to unplug to reboot and get it going again.
 

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Had this happen yesterday as well. Live TV was still playing, remote activity light was still flashing with every button press. Remote still in RF mode. No results. Didn't crash/reboot either as it used to when this would occasionally happen.

Unplugged & plugged back in, everything fine.

TiVo: please give us a physical switch back at some point!!! Even if it is hid away on the back of the unit.
Same exact thing here about an hour before this post. Came to the forum to see what's up.
 

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Had this happen yesterday as well. Live TV was still playing, remote activity light was still flashing with every button press. Remote still in RF mode. No results. Didn't crash/reboot either as it used to when this would occasionally happen.

Unplugged & plugged back in, everything fine.
Ditto about half hour ago. Unplugged/Replug restart fixed the problem.
 

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Happen to me again @5:17 CT.
 

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Just happened to me again (on Premiere XL). Watching TV, been FFing as needed, then all of a sudden, it just stopped responding. Had been at least 5-10 minutes since last invocation. Remote light is flashing as expected. NOTE: At the time of failure, I had just hit the TiVo button. Previous working interactions were with an active recording and FF. My goal was to switch programs when it failed.

  • I tried the Thumbs up, down, play play. No visible signs that anything happened.
  • I tried the Tivo Android app, but it won't login on WiFi. Turn off WiFi and it connects to Tivo central just fine. WiFi back on, and the app won't complete the login process again.
  • Tried pyTivo, it pulled a show listing and showed the active recordings. Looked to be accurate.
  • Tried kmttg to get Info. Failed.
  • Tried to pull ToDo list. Failed.
  • Tried to Update Channels. Failed.
  • Tried to send a remote control code. Failed.
  • Tried to pull program listings. Worked.

Some command and control is still operating inside. I'll wait a few hours, check it again, and if it remains dead, will reboot it.

EDIT: Waited 3+ hours. No programs are currently recording. TiVo is still unresponsive. Rebooted. Problem resolved..... until next time. kmttg works. TiVo app now logs in and controls the device.
 

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Some command and control is still operating inside. I'll wait a few hours, check it again, and if it remains dead, will reboot it.
From what I can tell when this happens the box doesn't respond to the following:

  1. Remote control
  2. Network remote control
  3. LAN Network traffic using the newer Premiere/Roamio MRS and commands - basically any feature that's not also available on Series 3 boxes. This also affects the mobile app in local mode.

What does work:

  1. Old MRV network traffic - SD My Shows, etc.
  2. WAN Mind Network traffic - This allows using the the mobile app in away mode.
  3. Mobile app Streaming - away mode only
 

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This happened today to me.

Did not respond to the remote but it was receiving the signal. No channel change, guide, nothing. Mini would show live TV only. No access to anything else. Also got the C501 error on the Mini. Thought it might be a network error maybe at this point somehow.

First thing I did was unplug my Ethernet cable on the Roamio and BAM! guide popped up and everything was functioning as normal again. I plugged it back in, ran some network tests and everything was as normal. No reboot required. YMMV
 

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I had my Roamio do this last night. The interface wouldn't work. Remote blinks but does nothing, shows kept recording, etc.

The only thing I had done different than normal yesterday was stream shows to a new iPad that I just got yesterday. I hadn't used the TiVo app at all in over a month before yesterday. I was streaming both from the Roamio and from a Premiere Elite connected to the Roamio via MoCA.

I have no idea if the streaming had anything to do with the freezing, but I find it odd that the same night I play a bunch of shows through the stream portion of the Roamio, the thing locks me out like that.
 

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Same here. Wife just txt'ed. No response to remote.
 

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This happened to me for the very first time, also yesterday. I can't pinpoint when it stopped taking remote input because I was out all day, but when I returned home at 7:30pm Wednesday night, I had a live signal working fine through my Roamio Pro, but it wouldn't respond to any remote signal (although the light would flash on the front of the box, so it was aware the remote was being pressed). My first thought was that it was related to the remote's ID code (I have 3 TiVos and 3 remotes, all set to different codes). But I thought the easiest thing to try was a reboot, so I yanked the plug, plugged it back in, and everything was fine again after the reboot.

Now that I've read this thread, I'll try disconnecting the cable in and the Ethernet before a reboot if it happens again.

It's pretty clear that this isn't happening at random times. It's happening on VERY SPECIFIC DAYS. I don't know what that means, but it clearly means something.
 
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