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Old TiVo Box

Hi, I have had my TiVo box since the service was first set up which I think was over 5 years ago and it is now showing its age. I have had to do a full reboot twice and I frequently get the wait symbol when moving around the menu making transitions between services and channels slow. It was much better when I first got it. What is the life of a box and is it possible to swap my box for a new one?

 

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Doubt that changing your box will have much effect tbh. All Tivo's are now old technology hence the new box coming later this year. 

Try removing the viewing card from the back as its no longer needed. Also try home-thumbs up-thumbs down-play play. You should hear a beep and the screen will go blank. Should be faster when it comes back on. (It may be home-thumbs DOWN then thumbs UP............I can never remember. ) 

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It is thumbs down - thumbs up - play - play. Also you won't hear a bleep if you have the sound effects turned off, but the screen will go blank for a moment.
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Doubt that changing your box will have much effect tbh. All Tivo's are now old technology hence the new box coming later this year. 

Try removing the viewing card from the back as its no longer needed. Also try home-thumbs up-thumbs down-play play. You should hear a beep and the screen will go blank. Should be faster when it comes back on. (It may be home-thumbs DOWN then thumbs UP............I can never remember. ) 

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It is thumbs down - thumbs up - play - play. Also you won't hear a bleep if you have the sound effects turned off, but the screen will go blank for a moment.
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Thanks for advice, I have removed card and thumb up/down/play/play and it has definitely improved.
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