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TiVO VOD not working

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by CaptBobH, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. curtsizemore

    curtsizemore New Member

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    I have found that I can download VOD from HBO, Starz and History channels. Can we start a running list of the ones everyone can download? I have all the movie channels, and I can't download Showtime or Cinamax.
     
  2. CaptBobH

    CaptBobH Cool Member

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    I have downloaded from Showtime one day and then can't for a week or two...same with all the other channels....basically gave up on it.
     
  3. speedy4022

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    I downloaded a movie from cinemax today. I guess it is hit or miss on whether or not it will work. I always try to download first if it does not work I set up a recording.
     
  4. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Yeah I believe this is a known issue.
    This is also why I had my THR22 replaced with an HR24.
     
  5. dberes_1

    dberes_1 New Member

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    DirectV did finally get back to me and admitted it's a known issue that their engineers are working on - with no update on timeframe - I guess we just wait and see if it gets fixed. I imagine the urgency isn't there considering Tivo's a small % of their customer base - wait and see.
     
  6. speedy4022

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    Today I can't download anything but Directv cinema movies
     
  7. deedwar

    deedwar New Member

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    I had the same problem with my DirecTV TiVo. It would get stuck at "preparing" and then tell me I had no downloads in queue. I finally got past the problem by doing a restart with the "Clear Thumb Ratings and Suggestions" option.
     
  8. codespy

    codespy Packers or Bust!! DBSTalk Club

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    I had the same problem with my DirecTV TiVo. It would get stuck at "preparing" and then tell me I had no downloads in queue. I finally got past the problem by doing a restart with the "Clear Thumb Ratings and Suggestions" option.


    Anyone else recently experiencing the same problem listed above should do a RBR. This is all it will take to fix the issue. Once done, your downloads should be back to normal and work fine.
     
  9. bfdent

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    I just got a DirecTV THR22 Tivo installed (which I purchased from weaknees.com) and NO on-demand content is showing up anywhere, after a week's time.
    The only thing that shows up is movies you have to pay for ala pay-per-view or pay-per-view previews.
    Had a tech come out today--a week and 2 days after the install and he couldn't fix it.
    I had the tivo daisy chained to my smart TV (to keep my hard-wired ethernet connection for my netflix) via the second ethernet jack on the back of the tivo.
    The guy said to take that out that patch cable from the tivo and wait a few days to see if it would work--what are the chances this will do anything--how about zero?
    I also have a newly installed Directv branded HD dvr in another room connected the very same way as the tivo and the on-demand functions as it should on that unit.
    So as of March 5, 2014, Directv on-demand on a tivo THR22 does not work at all.
    Did they cut the cord on it sometime in late 2013?
     
  10. sbl

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    What happens if you tune into the 1xxx channels? Or can you not see those at all?

    You do need the THR22 to believe it is connected to the Internet in order to see the VOD content, not that it wlll do you any good in my experience. Does the THR22 think the network status is ok?
     
  11. CaptBobH

    CaptBobH Cool Member

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    Update since I started this thread over 1 year ago.......

    I went through hell with DirecTV trying to get VOD to work correctly.......as I once mentioned it worked for things I would have to pay for and free stuff but then after a week or so only pay per view stuff......so they sent me all kinds of gadgets to all onto my system.....none made sense or worked......after insisting on a tech to see what he could do they finally sent one out......and he couldn't understand why it would download pay per view stuff but not the free stuff....he left and I basically gave up.....then months later I tried it and BINGO it works fine.....so whatever DirecTV is doing on their end is the problem. Bottomline now is I don't even bother to use VOD anymore and plan on pulling the plug on DirecTV because of their never ending HIGH COST....so come good weather, goodbye DirecTV and hello rooftop antenna....

    I hope the rest of you can get your issues cleared up with DirecTV......for me many years ago, they were a option to the hated cable company.....now they are just a wireless cable company IMHO.
     

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