TiVo offers the best possible stability out there that you can get from a DVR, as it is supported by Linux and that platform is known for optimal performance and stability.
That is why you are not going to face many problems with your TiVo and the overall experience will be quite smooth and flawless for you.
However, if you are getting the error C501 on the screen, it might be causing you some inconvenience, and you need to know a few things to set it straight.
TiVo Error C501: What Does it Mean?
The error message indicates there might be a problem with your login or some other networking component as your TiVo DVR is not being able to connect with the resources.
The message will usually indicate that there is an unexpected problem with your TiVo, so it is hard to trace the source of problem and get it fixed as you would like to have. A few things that you can try out in such cases are:
1) Power Cycle
The first thing that you should be trying in case you are getting this problem or any other issue is to run a power cycle on your device. There are multiple problems that are caused due to the same reason because the TiVo resources are not working correctly, or there can be a lot of other problems with the system.
So, you will need to turn off the TiVo and then let it sit for a minute or two without a power cord connected on it. After that, you will have to turn it on again and the issue that you were facing earlier is going to be fixed and the error code will most likely be gone.
2) Check Network
Another thing that you will need to be careful about is the network coverage. There is not much that you will have to face on that part, and you just have to ensure that you are getting the right network coverage. You will have to ensure that for both your Cable and Internet subscription in order to make it work properly.
So, you will not only have to check the connections, but also ensure that the network is not down, or having some outage that might be causing you to face the problem. This is going to help you out in getting rid of the error message for good.
3) Check Cables
You also have to ensure that all the cables are connected properly and that there are no such problems on that part as well. The best way to get that done is to disconnect all the connections that are linked with your TiVo and then connect them again properly.
This is going to help you out in the perfect manner and you will be able to ensure that there are no such problems being caused due to a loose or faulty connection that can be the possible cause for getting this error message. After doing that, you will have to reboot once again and that will sort out the problem for you.