Or, just put the TA on a timer and have it reboot every day?Used to be, it would know when the table was out of date, reload the table, reboot the Roamio, and go on about its business. That stopped about a year ago, and now I have to go to one of the premiums every morning to see if it still comes up, otherwise I have to power cycle the TA to load a new routing table. Waaaaaay too much work just to make sure recordings happen, no matter who is to blame.
I did that for a while, but discovered that reestablishing sync with 'mom' wasn't always a given. Sometimes that amber light would flash for hours afterward. If I did it manually and it failed to connect after 10 minutes, I would reboot it several times, and eventually it would connect.Or, just put the TA on a timer and have it reboot every day?
I'm not sure about that. My Mini's started out on TE3 but then went to TE4. Never had a failure before TE4 but it may just be an age related thing caused by poor ventilation design. They should probably have been designed with a small fan or piezio cooler.My two that died were TE3. My sense is most people posting that their Mini died were on TE3. I have two others still running, but who knows for how long. When my Roamio dies, after 20 years I'm going cable and TiVo-less.
Actually, my Roamio has been consistently very good, despite TiVo's repeated attempts to sabotage it by not allowing it to update daily. I haven't had a successful connect with TiVo's servers since last April. This is the second time. The first time, it didn't connect successfully for about 15 months, then suddenly and magically, it began to succeed daily. As always, it connects, downloads the update, attempts to load it, and somewhere between 30 and 95 percent loaded, it fails. Over and over and over. The guide continues throughout to have 11-13 days of data, which is why I mostly ignore it. Although every once in a while, it will throw up a screen that says I haven't connected in 30 days, and there will be no more recordings until I do. So I connect from that screen, and the cycle starts again.Poor design like the Roamio.