TWC (SDV) + Tivo S3 + Cisco Tuning Adapter = hell

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  1. LIH Prem
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    or one very devoted tivo user to put up with this crap that nobody will ever fix.

    thanks for listening.


    Apparently the Cisco TA interferes with the "garbage collection" process on the tivo. Failing to ever garbage collect creates problems down the road with "your programming will run out on xxxx (date)". A reboot used to be the workaround, but for me, the workaround stopped working (not only for me, for a bunch of users around the country on different TWC systems with Cisco TAs), and I started getting error S03 whenever the Tivo tried to update the programming.

    Now the workaround is to disconnect the TA for something like 4 hours a day to try to allow the garbage collection process to complete.


    the gory details in this long thread:

    Fortunately, the newer ones don't seem to have this problem, but I'm waiting for the master/slave version of tivo before I go through another upgrade cycle.


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