September 22, 2016

TiVo too slow? Maybe try this

Here’s a suggestion for those who are struggling with their TiVo boxes post the recent software change:
I have no big issues with the speed of my TiVo. My main box is a 1Tb Samsung but it is a recent replacement after my previous one had developed disc problems. That means I have only Series Links and Wish Lists from the last few weeks, no Favourite Channels and I’m not currently using Suggestions. My disc is only around 25% full at the moment. And guess what? The box works fine for me - it’s not as zippy as the Now TV box but it is not noticeably slow either.
If you have a TiVo that’s incredibly lethargic and are okay to sacrifice your existing recordings (you’ll lose your recordings if you leave VM anyway of course) it may be worth reformatting the TiVo’s disc and seeing how it performs before jumping ship. Not a permanent solution, but it may sort things out for you until the new TiVo arrives for your consideration.

8 comments:

Graham Tuffnell said...

For this to work the customer needs to first press the HOME button on the remote.

Graham Tuffnell said...

Clear the cache in the memory. Ask the customer to do the following
Press Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Play Play (in a fairly quick succession)
The screen will then go black for approx. 15 seconds )

MegaMason777 said...

That worked a treat on my boxes, one quite new and the other I've had since early 2012 both 1tb

Jaunty said...

Suggestion here to remove the smart card if you still have one in the back and reboot. Does seem to have helped me.

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Virgin-Media-TiVo-service/TiVo-really-slow-since-upgrade-June-2016/td-p/3144867

Jay said...

Taking the card out of the back improves performance massively night and day. Way more than formatting the box. Life saver! :)

Mark said...

Taking the card out had no effect for me but clearing the cache, as described by Graham above, worked a treat. Much, much quicker now.

matthew smith said...

Taking the card out improved performance but it was clearing the cache that worked a real treat for me also

Jaunty said...

Card may have been wishful thinking, or helped for 24 hours only. Will try clearing cache (from Home screen by the way) and thumbs suggestions. Basically though as we all know here the Tivo box is just old and dog slow.