Thanks Rog. Already tried that and yet again. No go. Keep getting NOT AVAILABLE message on all channels in guide after the three day point. Nothing beyond 6/16. Have attic antenna that picks up 48 channels as far away as 140 miles. Ethernet connected FireTv box with 400 mbps download. My Smart TV displays a two week OTA program grid so.....no clue as to what the issue is. But thanks again!
Problem suddenly corrected. Now device blinks orange all the time. I unplug for a hard reboot but it starts again after a few minutes. Doesn't seem to affect performance but what does the flashing orange light mean? TIA to anyone with an answer.
I'm going to guess either it has lost internet connection or is updating. The Fire TV 4K and Fire TV pendant style have both had huge updates in the last week or so. And they were multi-part updates - where when the first one finished, another one was found when checked again.
Have you tried that secret menu accessible by simultaneously holding down the back and rewind buttons for 5 seconds, then the menu button? It's sometimes difficult to do this. Then if you DO manage to access the secret menu, scroll down and check (or uncheck) the only selection box. Then restart after saving your work.
No dice on accessing the "secret menu". Guess it's no secret anymore ha! All I got during my dozen of attempts was recycling resolution page. The Roku (an I allowed to use that word here?) secret menu is very easy to access but I'll keep giving it a go. Thanks again Rog. Cheers!
Perhaps you aren't getting more options because you are using Ethernet. The Fire TV 4K using wifi is quite a bit faster than Ethernet in my limited experience. I don't know how weak your router is, but I'd try wifi and then access the secret menu again and scroll down.
My big complaint is that the Recast's user interface is a pain to use.
Currently the channel guide lists the channels by their names, not their numbers or their four-letter FCC call signs. This makes crosswalking it with the online tv listings a real pain. Please at least offer the option to list the over-the-air channels by their numbers, FCC call signs, and networks the way most online tv listings do. (If they can do it, why can't the channel guide?)
Currently it's very difficult to schedule a recording further in advance than what appears on the channel guide.
One way to get around this would be to allow users to designate favorite shows and list upcoming episodes going out a few weeks at least.
Another way to get around this would be to make it easier for users to search for shows and, again, list upcoming episodes going out a few weeks at least.
Currently the channel guide lets users record a whole series, but, for whatever dumb reason, series don't appear on the list of scheduled recordings and the little recording scheduled symbol does not appear on the program in the channel guide. Users have to navigate to an existing recording or to the program on the channel guide in order to modify or cancel a series recording.
The cell phone app is useless beyond the basic setup. And, unfortunately, there is no Web-based interface.
Nellie, if you go to Settings>Live TV>Channel Management>Fire TV Recast this will open up the menu of all OTA & other live sources such as Pluto etc. so you can scroll down (in alphabetical order, the channel grid which identifies each channel by name as well as number. You can hide or unhide channels from here.
Also all upcoming series episodes to be recorded are displayed at the bottom of the DVR page below the various tabs and already recorded shows. I know, it all seems cumbersome. Good luck.
As to your first response -- You have completely missed my point of making the channel guide easier to use. Going all the way out of the DVR section to the Settings section doesn't do any good at all whatsoever. The Channel Management listing uses the same channel names as the channel guide and it only shows the channel numbers when you select a channel name. This is pretty much useless. By the way, I never said anything about wanting to hide or unhide anything.
As to your second response -- The DVR page shows zero scheduled recordings whether individual or series. It only shows existing recordings.
Dear Dad...I don't see why if your router can handle it. You can go wi-fi and/or ethernet. There is a 4 tuner as well as a 2 tuner version so yes, theoretically if you use two 4 tuner recasts it should be possible. But why? I can never find all that much I want to watch let alone dvr HA HA! Good luck.
Amazon says you can only have one Recast. It would be an interesting experiment to have 2 Recasts on separate accounts. I'm pretty sure you'd have to have separate Fire TV devices for each. Better to get a Recast and a Tablo/TiVo.
Pretty frustrated at the moment. Just received my Recast. I have a Fire TV 4K but am unable to pair the two. They are both on the same wireless network and connected to the same Amazon accou t. I've setup the Fire TV app on my phone in order to setup the recast and it shows the Recast as paired. However, we I go to my Fire TV device, I cannot locate the Recast, even for Live TV. When I was attempting to find the Recast through my Fire TV settings, it wouldn't show up. When the settings showed the Live TV option, it only showed the Pluto app I had installed. I removed the Pluto app, and now it no longer shows Live TV in settings. I've rest my Recast to factory settings and gone through setup multiple times, but the Fire TV still isn't connecting. I don't want to have to reset my Fire Stick to factory settings as it took time for me to get it set up as is. I'm close to saying "forget it" and returning the recast, but wanted to see if anyone can provide any help here. The Amazon help videos have been completely worthless. Thanks in advance for any assistance.