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Unable to watch programs recorded on second Tivo

For some months now, I have been unable to watch any recordings on one box recorded on the second box in our setup. I have a V6 box and the Tivo box that it replaced.

When I go to My Shows, it shows the other box and the recordings on it but when I try to watch any of these programs I get a blank screen for a minute or two and then it comes back with unable to access the recording, try again. It has worked in the past but not very often.

The V6 box is connect directly to the router and the old Tivo is connected to a wifi extender upstairs (same network name)

Any ideas why this doesn't work?

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Mark
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Re: Unable to watch programs recorded on second Tivo

Is the TiVo paid for and connected via coax as well?

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Yes, its all above board

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Re: Unable to watch programs recorded on second Tivo

Hi markp2gill,

 

Thanks for posting and apologies for this. 

 

Can you advise which box are you having the issue with or is it both please?

 

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Connect the TiVo directly to the hub with an Ethernet cable and the problem will probably disappear.

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As the TiVo doesn't have WiFi ability the op may mean connected to a powerline adapter rather than a WiFi extender, unless the extender also has an ethernet port.  In which case the extended signal may be too week.

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It's both boxes, they return an error code of V401

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I don't particularly want to run a cable all that way as they're on different floors. 

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The WiFi extender has an Ethernet port on it. Signal strength is strong, judging by the indicators on the extender.

I did consider a powerline adapter but the WiFi extender seemed a neater solution in this situation.

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The setup you want I have running fine here using Netgear extenders that VM used to give away.

I'm sure your WiFi extender is the issue.

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