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Several times, when I turn on my TV and box, the screen asks me to name the location, meaning, I assume, the name of the box. I can't do anything else until I select a name and the enter button.
I'm not sure why I am asked this, since I have only one box and don't know of anything that might access the box other than the remote.
Can anyone explain what's going on and if there is a way to keep from being prompted to name it? It doesn't happen often, but it has happened several times since it was installed.
Cox Support Forums Moderator
I have the same issue as the OP. I tried these steps with no change in the results. Sometimes when I power on the box, it asks me to name it. This does not happen every time. When it does happen, it is after it's been in power-saving mode. Though, again, not every time it's in the power-saving mode does it happen. I've also tried to manually power the box down via the menu to reproduce the issue without success. Otherwise, it doesn't seem as though anything else is affected.
Stephanie ACox Support Forum Moderator
I have 4 total, 3 are the HD/DVR receivers and 1 is a mini box. Only the main HD/DVR box is asking me to name it upon power-on (mostly in the morning, after a long shutdown period it seems).
Are you unplugging the power or tuning off the outlet that the box is plugged into at night? If not, this could be an issue with the box. If that is the case, then please send us an email with your full address to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help.
Allan - Cox Support Forums Moderator
Yup. One of my many box replacements asked me to name it every single day.
Want another surprise? Set your picture and sound formats. (e.g. 1080p/5.1 sound).
Check again next day.
Rinse and repeat.
I have the same issue. I only have 1 DVR and a mini box. Happens every time the dvr goes into power saving mode. Besides asking for the location name each time, the video settings are reset to default. Maybe more but those are the 2 I have to fix after the power save. Wish I could just turn the power save off.
It's been widely reported here, and I had it happen myself.
The only people who are not clued-in are Cox's support people.
You CAN turn the power save off. You should also turn off HDMI-CEC. However, when you do so, you will not be able to control your TV volume with the RF remote. You could still program the remote to use IR to control your TV or AV Receiver volume, though.
I don't understand "let us know how it works". Cox deploys the boxs. They have plenty of them to try things out on. Why don't they?
So, after moving this over to email support (which wasn't great -- at about 12-16 hours round-trip time for responses). They sent a reset signal to my DVR and it seemed to "fix" it for a little while. Though, now over the last few days it is happening more frequently than it was before (even after just a short power-saving time just over 1 hour, or so). I only post this for those thinking it can be fixed, it doesn't seem it can be. Seems a fairly small issue to resolve, no idea why there's no solution yet. This is my first experience with cable for many, many years. Maybe this is why I left it years ago?
Cox Support Forums Moderator
This is ridiculous. Why doesn't Cox solve this problem?
Same problem here as reported above. Doesn't seem to be much of a pattern to it. Not every time but frequent enough to be very annoying. I see it with Contour 2 DVR. We NEED A SOLUTION COX FOLKS.
One more reason why "cutting the cord" is becoming attractive.
I'm going to try TURNING OFF POWER SAVER MODE. Maybe that restart of the box sometimes initiates the dreaded question.
Here is how I'll do it:
* Power up TV and box
* Hit Contour button
* Select gear icon
* Select Device Settings
* Select Power Preferences
* Select power saver starts after "OFF"
Now, since the box is always on perhaps the dreaded "name your box location" will not pop up again. We'll see......
UPDATE: Since I enable the power saver as described above I have not yet seen the dreaded "name the location" screen. It's been a few days so far.....remaining hopeful.
GOOD NEWS: Disabling power saver has FIXED THE PROBLEM ! No more begging for location naming. Why don't Cox people know how to do this ?
Charles See my response at bottom of blogs. Disabling the Power Saver as described in my post fixes the problem. Good Luck.
I have 2 TVs - one always gets the annoying message as per the others on here and the other works fine. Both had PowerSaver set to 4 hours.
I changed mine today ( after reading this board ) so Power Savings are disabled
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