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Any way to use an HD Antenna with a Premiere 4?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 48 min ago
I have a TiVo Premiere 4, which doesn't have a built-in ATSC tuner. We just cancelled cable and I've hooked up an HD antenna to get local channels. I've been trying to figure out if there's any sort of external box which can translated the ATSC signal to the MoCA signal the TiVo expects. Not only can I not find any product that says it can do this, I can't even find anyone else talking about it. Is this really that crazy of an idea?

Homeland S4E12 12/21/2014 "Long Time Coming"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 21:16
I'm disappointed. :( I'm not sure what I expected, but that wasn't it. I kept hoping it was building up to something, but it didn't.

Use Tivo HD just for MRV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:58
Just upgraded to a Roamio and Mini (using OTA). I want to use my Tivo HD in another room just for MRV. There is no antenna coax to that room but I have it hooked up to my network so I can watch recorded shows on the Roamio. Is there anyway to just disable the tuner/live tv viewing so its not continually using the hard drive and adding to wear? For now all I've done is unchecked all channels received, deleted all season passes, and disabled suggestions. Thanks.

Tivo Desktop Plus and Premier DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:32
Hello,

I have 2 Premiere DVR's, one of which does not show my Tivo Desktop Plus as a choice from the My Shows menu. I have restarted everything multiple times, checked firewalls, etc. All of my Tivo's are hardwired via gigabit wiring. The Desktop Plus software sees the Premier unit in question (if I tell it I want to grab a show from the DVR it pulls up a current list from that unit) however the PC will not show up in the My Shows list.

As a side note to any actual Tivo employee who monitors this thread (as is claimed at the beginning) are there any plans to bring Tivo Desktop Plus into the 21st Century or are you all pretty much just abandoning it? There hasn't been a major upgrade to this piece of software in what is closing in on a decade now, it is unstable, buggy, and quite honestly cumbersome to be able to do anything "modern" such as transfer files to other platforms like tablets etc. If my wife didn't have so many shows moved over to a PC hard drive via this piece of software I would have dumped it ages ago for your lack of keeping it current, which is extremely disappointing considering A. What you charge for the Tivo service to begin with, and B. the fact that you charge an additional fee for this piece of software you haven't updated since the Bush era.

Need Battery Cover for Tivo Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:30
Tivo doesn't sell used parts for these. Anyone happen to have a broken controller for the Tivo Mini that you could therefore spare the battery cover for?

Premiere and signal strength

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 19:33
We have "cut the cord", and now have over-the-air TV coming into our two-tuner Premiere. Following is what happened:

- When I first installed the antenna, all the channels came into the TiVo Premiere cleanly, but required insanely precise antenna aiming.

- Once I got everything dialed in, I split the antenna out to one TiVo and two TVs...and the signal died out completely. I installed a Channel Master +8 dB distribution amplifier, and the TVs were rock-solid...but the TiVo was getting nothing.

- I installed a 8 dB pad on the output from the amplifier to the TiVo. Now the TiVo works great...except in rainstorms (slightly reduced antenna signal strength). The TVs' inputs are continuing to work beautifully.

I just ordered a 6 dB pad to see if this signal strength increase does anything.

So...is there a documented issue where the TiVo is extremely picky about the signal strength it receives, in that it complains if it's too low _or_ too high?

Thanks!

Mini Errors!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 19:25
I've had my roamio basic since April and my mini a week or so after. Everything is cat6/cat5e. Nothing wireless. No moca. Static ip's assigned to roamio and mini.

Earlier today I had an error that my network was too slow while trying to watch a recording on the mini. Tried live TV and had several freezes and and error there. Power cycled mini, roamio and switch and everything was fine for a couple of hours. Now the mini is saying it can't find the roamio???

Nothing has changed in my network setup. No reason for it to not see it. Resetting mini doesn't help now. I can reset the roamio later after kids are finished watching tv but it's been fine. No errors.

Any other tips or tricks to try???

Edit- I can force a connection to the service via the mini with no issues.

Edit 2 - went to network diagnostics (never looked there before).
Test internet connection
Port configuration test Failed
DNS resolution test Succeeded

No idea about the port configuration. It does say I need to open 8081 on my router. Could this be the issue?? I've never had to before??

I can now access On-Demand with my TIVO and my fFios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 19:25
This only works if you have a FIOS STB

have been very frustrated by not having access to on-demand with Tivo. I have a TIVO Roamio Pro, BUT I also have a Fios STB in another room. Of course, this TV does not have Tivo.

So fooling around with the Tivo and looking for On-Demand did not work. In the Other room with just an STB box and Fios... I found On-Demand. This is how I found it. With my Fios TV Remote , I pressed all the lower colored buttons, and lo and behold, the Blue Square one -I think it says B, but partially rubbed. off.... Pressed it and there came on-demand. I found a show I like,( needed previous versions, )and thought of course the catch is, I'd have to pay. Biu NO: Free.

So, you need to have a Fios cable box - not connected to tivo... and there you go. And yes, I pay $6.99 a month for the box..

Yipee!

Netflix is defaulting to Spainish

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 17:14
Hi,

Every time I watch Netflix, it defaults to Spanish. I change it to English, but the next time it goes back to Spanish.

Any ideas ?

Thanks...

Ditching all my STB's for Roamio and Mini's Going well so far

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 15:24
Over the past month I've been collecting Tivo equipment in order to replace all 7 of my Verizon STB's. So I got myself a Roamio Plus with the loyalty discount, 1 mini using AMEX points, 3 mini's using BB gift cards and I grabbed to more mini's from eBay.

Previously I put the Roamio in the Family room and started getting the family familiar with our return to Tivo. So far not too bad.

This weekend I basically rewired the house for CAT5 to support the mini's I got 3 installed with 3 more to go. I decided against MOCA as I don't want a MOCA bridge and I plan on pulling my Verizon Router when I'm done. I've been using a checkpoint router for years and only ran the Actiontec in order to serve guide data to the STB's.

So far everything has gone really smoothly. I put the Roamio on it's own 8 port GIG switch with an uplink back to my main network so it can get to the internet to get tivo data. The Mini's are all on this switch as well so streaming data will not have to flow anywhere else on my network except on that switch. I figured the least amount of hops would yield the best possible throughput.

I'm kind of wondering when I get 6 mini's and the Roamio all running at the same time will the Roamio be able to keep up with all of this streaming? I guess I'll find out. I know I've only got a total of 6 tuners to work with and I figure I'll never be running all 6 mini's at the same time.

What really makes me happy is that my total equipment rental from Verizon will be 4.99 for the cable card. We never watch VOD so I'll not miss STB's one bit.

I guess if I have streaming problems I'd have to add another Roamio to run some of the mini's. Question: When you have more than 1 Roamio how do the Mini's allow selecting of a DVR? Will they always ask or once you "pair" a mini to a particular DVR will is basically stay there unless you make it switch to the other?

Roveer

Possible to Transfer Programs From Tivo Without Subscription?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 14:05
I was curious to know if it is possible to transfer manual recordings with TivoToGo from a Tivo HD without a subscription?

Is this a feasable use case for Tivo Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 13:59
Quick & to the point. I'm an IT engineer who knows of but never owned Tivos. In my new house I have FiOS but the place I want my 2 TVs has no Coax or Ethernet run nearby. I'm leasing so I will have to jump through hoops for permission to run cables and likely wait for an "authorized installer" even though I could easily do it myself. A frustrating red tape PIA. So I was thinking...

I already have a Wireless AC2400 router. I could place an AC1300 bridge at the main TV which could be as little as 2' away from the router with a wood floor in between. The 2nd TV would be about 20' away with two walls in between and there is already an AC1300 bridge and local Ethernet switch there for a computer.

My question is, is it feasible to put a Tivo Roamio Pro in the basement (where there is both FiOS Coax MoCA and Cat6 Ethernet), leave it without a permanent TV connected, and use Minis at both TV locations via Wireless AC Ethernet?

It *should* have enough bandwidth to stream. Yes, I know it isn't supported by Tivo but I pretty much only need support when I need to change something I don't have access to. What I don't know is if I'm going to have issues with any Tivo functionality by accessing the Roamio entirely through Minis. Can someone tell me if that will be a problem or not? Is there anything that can only be done at the Roamio and not the Mini?

TIVO and Fios DVR problem solved: Is this the right forum?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 13:40
I have been very frustrated by not having access to on-demand with Tivo. I have a TIVO Roamio Pro, BUT I also have a Fios STB in another room. Of course, this TV does not have Tivo.

So fooling around with the Tivo and looking for On-Demand did not work. In the Other room with just an STB box and Fios... I found On-Demand. This is how I found it. With my Fios TV Remote , I pressed all the lower colored buttons, and lo and behold, the Blue Square one -I think it says B, but partially rubbed. off.... Pressed it and there came on-demand. I found a show I like,( needed previous versions, )and thought of course the catch is, I'd have to pay. Biu NO: Free.

So, you need to have a Fios cable box - not connected to tivo... and there you go. And yes, I pay $6.99 a month for the box.

Yipee!
Last edited by barb1948 : Today at 02:38 PM.

Closed envelope with black dot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 13:22
I looked to see if this was already answered, but did not.
Just just posted some information as a reply to someone's question about the same topic. There is a closed envelop with black dot to the left...I dont see anyone has this. Why?
And should I post a new thred about this...its about finding a way to have On demand with Fios and Tivo

Two TiVo HDs with lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:34
I have two TiVo HD's, model # TCD652160 for sale. Both with lifetime service and original peanut remotes, one in the original box with styrofoam packing, the other in the original box minus the packing. They have served me well for years, but I just uprgraded to a Roamio Plus. Asking $200 each plus shipping. I'll sell them together or separately.

Two TiVo HD's with lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:36
I have two TiVo HD's, model # TCD652160 for sale. Both with lifetime service and original peanut remotes, one in the original box with styrofoam packing, the other in the original box minus the packing. They have served me well for years, but I just uprgraded to a Roamio Plus. Asking $200 each plus shipping. I'll sell them together or separately.

Bright House Orlando lifts most streaming restrictions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:29
http://zatznotfunny.com/2014-12/brig...ns/#more-79297

Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have been the most TiVo-hostile… by blocking video streaming via an inappropriately applied copy flag, relying on switched digital tuning hacks, and BH even having the gall to (previously) charge folks for that bit of unreliable hardware. Well, Christmas has come early to Bright House subscribers in Orlando.

Via DSL Reports, we learn that their punitive CCI Byte restrictions have been lifted on everything other than premium movie channels, allowing TiVo, Ceton, and Silicon Dust hardware owners to legitimately stream the cable content they pay for beyond Bright House’s formerly walled garden. And, come January, Bright House’s Tampa customers will similarly experience video liberation.




this is great news, previously 95% of shows could not be transferred to my PC / ipad via Tivo desktop

Exporting OTA signals city to city

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 06:49
I am in a somewhat unique position as nearby small mountains block almost all OTA transmissions. I can only get 2 HD channels OTA (PBS and local news station), plus 7 more SD channels (religion, business, retro, redneck, and Spanish TV). BTW, I think my city was the second place they put cable TV in 1948-49 season.

The Simple TV had the nice option that my brother in Atlanta could hook it up and I could monitor it on Roku and see his channels. Since he lives downtown he can get all the major OTA networks. As stated above the DVR hard drive is purchased separately.

I deferred the decision since the intro cable fees are not scheduled to end until August 2015. I was hoping Aereo would arrive and simplify my decision. Of course, we know that didn't work.

As I like TiVo products, will I be able to do this one day with TiVo OTA? Any crystal balls or insider knowledge?

is any Tivo Mini is with lifetime?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:44
is any Tivo Mini is with lifetime?

i just fount a deal ($79.95)for used tivo mini at major online retail and i wonder if it's with lifetime service.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/9...FZSEfgodtZEA7g


what do you think?

Tivo Desktop Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:01
Hi,

Just started using desktop plus. I notice that the new folders in TiVo central linked to the My Tivo folders on my PC only appear on my Roamio and not on my minis. Am I missing something here?

The videos contained in these folders only show up on the minis after they are fully transferred.

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