Occasionally I get short power outages. The R10 then gives me a screen saying it could not get sat info. If I then do a manual restart, everything configures just fine. Any ideas on what is really going on and how I can avoid having to do a manual reset? Obviously if I get a power outage when I'm not at home and have set a program to record, I won't get it. Thanks-Peter
Voltage often is all over the map when power is lost/restored.
Electronics don't like this.
Even with a surge protector, you'll still have the Tivo bouncing during brown and blackouts.
Plus it's not unheard of to have a Tivo get "confused" after a power outage. Mine wouldn't come back up after I moved it into another room. Spinrite and MakeTivoBootable were required to get it going again. Many others here have reported problems after a power loss.
He shouldn't have to be doing a manual restart after power returns. The receiver should just take care of everything all on it's own. Mine always have. I never fear losing the power anymore, like I did with the VCR, because I know as soon as it's back on, everything goes right back to normal.
I'm not knocking getting a UPS, I definitely think he should, but there's something strange about his problem.
I agree with the UPS suggestions, but I also wonder why the unit won't do the reset by itself. I have another unit next to it that recovers just fine after the power out. I will go buy the UPS unit as I do understand the harm that electric malfuntions cause sensitive systems, even though I have a high end surge protector.