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Hughes DirecTivo Reboots/Locks up on Local Stations
Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:39 PM
I live in Indianapolis, have the basic package with DTV plus local stations (not through OTA antenna). Last year I started to encounter a problem where my Tivo would either lock up with a blank screen or reboot all by itself. I figured it was just a random issue, but I believe it is related to the local stations and I don't know why.
There are months in the year where my wife and I do not watch any programs on local stations. Both tuners end up staying on cable stations like ESPN, etc. Right now, we watch a number of major network shows like American Idol, Survivor, etc so the tuners end up on those stations and stay there until I change them.
This year I started making sure that I change the tuners back to non-local stations after they are done recording local shows. This works great and keeps the Tivo from locking up, but it is not always a practical solution and sometimes, like tonight, it locked up during Survivor. There are nights were it will record fine, the problem appears to be random but only when the tuners are on local stations (In Indy that's WRTV 6, WISH 8, WTHR 13, WXIN 59)
A search on Google turned up a forum where a group of North Carolina residents were encountering a similar problem and through discussion also realized it had something to do with their local stations, but I did not come across a solution to the problem.
I'm hoping someone here may have come across this problem or have a solution. If there is any other relevant information I need to post, please let me know. Maybe it's just time to switch to another DVR, but I sure have enjoyed and would like to continue enjoying my Tivo.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:04 AM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:25 PM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:27 PM
Is there one particular local channel that causes the problems?
3LNB Phase III Dish * 2-R15-300 * R22-200 * D12-100 * DirecTV Subscriber since Y2K
Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:39 AM
If I am home and switch BOTH tuners to channels like ESPN and TBS the Tivo will keep running fine. If I leave it on a local overnight it is almost always locked up the next morning.