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Roamio Secrets

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Joe01880, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    In sections for the older TiVo's many of their secrets have been posted such as the "Select" codes and I think the other were "Clear" codes. Do we know if some or any of those work with the Roamio and has anyone found any new secrets or tricks this high performance beauty will do? I have the 30 second skip enabled but not sure of anything else.
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    These are SPS codes that work for series 4 & 5 TiVos:
    (All except 30 sec skip are not sticky and need to be re-entered upon reboot)
    Code:
    Quick clear play bar    Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select
    Clock                   Select-Play-Select-9-Select
    30 sec skip             Select-Play-Select-3-0-Select
    Information             Select-Play-Select-Replay-Select
    4xFF                    Select-Play-Select-8-8-Select
    
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    What's "Information"?

    I assume 4xFF is the one that makes it so pressing FF a 4th time drops it back to play?
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Displays a little information about source video currently being decoded.

    Yes.
     
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Neither of those last two work on my XL4...is there a particular status for the TiVo needed when entering these two codes?
     
  6. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Thank you, thay all worked for me.
    The clock in the upper right hand corner is a bit annoying so I un-did that one.

    Also the "information" pops in on the left side center screen of my tv.
    Also annoying but again, thank you very much for sharing them.

    I am using the "Quick clear play bar" and also the 4XFF and of course the 30 second skip.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
     
  7. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Viewing a recorded program, for me, it was Cops.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
     
  8. rjbell4

    rjbell4 New Member

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    Is the 30 sec skip even a needed code anymore? Isn't that an "official" feature these days?
     
  9. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I was wondering about that.

    Seems like they changed its behavior though. On they HD it jumped the full 30 seconds instantly. No it's just a 30 second fast forward. I'm surprised I haven't seen that mentioned elsewhere as a flaw.
     
  10. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Not quite. 30 second scan is the "official" feature.

    IIRC, TiVo introduced the 30 second scan with the Premiere. It is similar to 30 second skip but still slightly slower. The reason TiVo doesn't just make the 30 second skip a permanent feature is because of advertisers.

    With 30 second scan, TiVo can tell advertisers that their FF 'jump' feature still allows people to see what's on the screen, as opposed to 30 second skip which does not.

    So yes, the 30 second skip code is still needed (IMO).
     
  11. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that does 30 sec skip justice. It's MUCH faster IMO and I couldn't bear using the default 30 sec scan as a replacement. I know some people are happy with scan, but it's not for me.
     
  12. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Yeah, I don't have a Tivo with the 30 second scan feature, so I erred on the side of caution with my speed comparison. :D
     
  13. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I tried doing this last night with my Roamio Pro and couldn't get any of the codes to work. I tried in both live tv and playing back a recorded show. I must be doing something wrong.
     
  14. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Does the 30 second skip work on a mini?
     
  15. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Yes
     
  16. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    They all worked on my Roamio Pro using the Pro Slide remote. You have to try the code while watching, in progress not paused, a recording.
    Go slow, no need to rush, a few seconds between button press's is ok.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
     
  17. midas

    midas I heard that

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    You might also want to turn back on the sounds while doing it. It helps to make sure you pressed all the buttons. You'll also get a confirmation tone at the end with most of these codes.

    You can also install KMTTG. It has the option to enter a few of these codes via your network rather than from the remote.
     
  18. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I'll do that. I do have sounds off. I also do use kmttg so will look into that.

    I know you mentioned needing to manually transfer all of your season passes because migrating from a direct TV TiVo. I know kmttg has a season pass transfer option. I've never used it. Did you look into trying that?
     
  19. takeagabu

    takeagabu New Member

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    How many people do you think are aware that while fast forwarding if you press the skip ahead button it jumps to the next "tick" mark?
     
  20. midas

    midas I heard that

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    No I didn't. Can it even talk to a DirecTV receiver?

    But I got them all transferred over. Good excuse to prune some old stuff.
     

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