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What to Watch This Week: Sunday, February 1st – Saturday, February 7th

TiVo Blog - 2 hours 30 min ago
Looking for something new to record or stream this week? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, February 1st: Super Bowl XLIX (NBC): In case you haven’t heard, the Seattle Seahawks play the New England Patriots on Sunday for the chance to be #1. Whether you’re rooting for a team, watching for the commercials, or just waiting for Katy Perry at half-time, there’s a reason for almost everyone to watch the Super Bowl. Puppy Bowl XI (Animal Planet): Not a football fan? Check out Animal Planet’s eleventh annual Puppy Bowl, where tiny Continue Reading

Battlestar Galactica- the original and remake ships... comparison photos?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 47 min ago
Does anyone know any online source where you can find a side by side comparison, preferably photos, of the two versions of the Galactica?

I don't know that anyone, from the time the remake started, ever really showed the two versions of the Galactica together so the differences (and similarities) could be compared.

That's it in a nutshell. Anyone know of a comparison chart, photo, etc.?

Won't record programs flagged as "new"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 48 min ago
When the in the description has a prior date shown. This seems to happen on SOME BBCA shows that air in Britain before coming to America. It's annoying as the only workaround is to record new and reruns which causes you to have to spend time cleaning up your todo listing. It would be nice if TiVo always recorded a program with a new flag regardless of what the air date shows.

While I'm in complaining mode, it is annoying when some programs are flagged as new when in fact they are reruns of programs that aired earlier in the day. Some cable channels do this a lot. Is the cable channel's issue or is it guide provider's fault?

Man In The High Castle- Amazon Pilot Jan 15 Spoilers for Pilot not Book OK

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 4 hours 25 min ago
Got a chance to watch this last night and color me impressed. I've never read the Philip K Dick novel this is based on but thought the plot was intriguing. I thought the rain of ash from the "Hospital" and the way the cop blew it off as "It's Tuesday" was relevant with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this year.

Which drive to use in my Roamio Basic, Please?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 6 hours 25 min ago
I know this has been beat to death in the past. Sorry, just checking for anything new.
I'm trying to decide which drive to put in my Roamio Basic. I posted in the upgrade thread but thought it might be better here in the Roamio thread. Trying to delete the other one.
Please advise?




Or Neither? What would you get?


Which drive to use in my Roamio Basic, Please?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 6 hours 57 min ago
I know this has been beat to death in the past. Sorry, just checking for anything new.
I'm trying to decide which drive to put in my Roamio Basic.
Please advise?




Or Neither? What would you get?


Download to iPad --- "Buffering" ??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 9 hours 59 min ago
I've been downloading shows to my iPad for airplane travel.

When watching them, 10-12 minutes in the show freezes and the screen says "buffering". I'm then not able to watch any further.

Why is this happening? What is it buffering since the entire show is downloaded locally to the iPad?

Multiple Season Pass workarounds

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 10 hours 43 min ago
I've seen this talked about in a few of the OnePass threads, but since I haven't seen it mentioned at all in the Premiere forum, I thought I'd start a seperate thread rather than derailing our OnePass thread.

Basically the problem is that OnePass does not allow for multiple OnePasses of the same show. Currently, multiple Season Passes are possible. People have made use of this feature for various reasons. (Different priorities for different channels, HD/SD, different Keep At Most rules, etc.). If you are not using multiple SPs for any shows, congrats, you're a step ahead of some of us.

Currently, I have a season pass for new episodes of the Simpsons on Fox and a lower priority season pass for Simpsons repeats on FXX. Combining these into one OnePass would be problematic for me as it would either move the new episodes to a lower priority making me miss new episodes, or it would move the repeats to a higher priority causing new episodes of other shows to be missed.

My current theory for a workaround will be to create a ARWL for Simpsons that records new episodes only and place that at the top of my priority list, and a OnePass that records repeats from FXX at a lower priority.

Can anyone suggest a better workaround? Or any reason that this wouldn't work?

TivoMargret did suggest other workarounds, but I didn't think those really solved the problem.

Here's a link to the release notes in the Roamio forum:


Use Plus as a stream

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 14 hours 50 min ago
I am cord cutting this week. I currently have a Roamio Plus that I use with a cable card and a Mini. I have an Series 3 that is in storage.

Can I activate my Series 3 and use it for OTA, drop service on my Plus and use it as a stream device instead of buying a Roamio OTA and a Stream? Just trying to save $180 and use my existing equipment.

Stream Tivo To PC running an Android VM Like VirtualBox

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 23:19
I am sure this has already been discussed here but I could not find it. I have a home office and would like to be able to stream tivo to my office pc.

Would it be possible to stream tivo to a pc running a VM of Android running the Tivo App. I am not an Android expert or Android developer but am a windows programmer. It seems possible to me.

Has anyone tried this and what was their experience ?


'Whats playing now' pointing to channels I don't have?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:40
So I find this very strange... maybe someone can tell me whether they experience something similar..

In the header 'suggestions' (I don't know what the accepted term for this is.. but the icons along the top in the TiVo menu), I keep seeing latino programming for sports events on channels that I don't receive.

At first I thought it was because I had those channels checked (something like channel 1435 on Fios), but I went down to the roamio pro and checked and those channels are not checked.

What gives? That can't be normal or expected, can it?

Also, somewhat related, for live events, how does one tell TiVo that you don't want to watch soccer? (but perhaps you do want to watch American football.. or basketball or whatever).. I have been giving thumbs down to try to get these suggested event from not showing up in the header area, but to no avail.. (maybe that area doesn't take into account your preferences???)

Any ideas? Is it time for a call to TiVo support?

Inconsistent program data

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:14
Puzzled how the program data works.

I have a SP/1P for 'All in With Chris Hayes'. I noticed it wasn't recording, went to guide data, and saw there was a special 'Morning Joe at Night.' Okay - but then I saw in suggestions that 'All in ...' was recording there. The actual program was indeed 'Morning Joe at Night.'

So - if the data comes from two different sources (I have Comcast), then though I thought it came from the same place I sort of get it, but don't understand why then if Tivo thought it was 'All in...' it would record in Suggestions and not My Shows.

No Suggestions for a week?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:10
I have two Tivos, and neither are recording suggestions anymore. Both are Premier XL4. One was activated about a month ago (a hand me down from my dad) and the other has been in service for a few years. First I noticed the new Premier stop recording suggestions about two weeks ago. The older Premier recorded suggestions up until last Monday. Now, neither Tivo has recorded a single suggestion.

Anyone else ever seen this issue?

Amazon Echo Expands Voice Control to Spotify and Pandora

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:23

While our home has hosted a pair of Amazon Echo connected-speakers-with-benefits for several weeks, I’ve yet to write much. As my thoughts continue to coalesce, Amazon just hit me with news of an update. Joining the existing I Heart Radio and Amazon Prime voice-controlled apps are Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes. However, whereas I Heart Radio and and Prime […]

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TiVo Pauses on Its Own During Playback

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:52
Recently, and it seems ever since my Premiere received the latest SW, my TiVo will just pause during playback of a recorded program. When it occurs, it is just like I hit Pause but the Green status bar on the screen still shows it is in Playback. If I backup a little and then hit play again, it will play until the exact spot again and then will pause. The only way I can get it to continue is to Fast Forward the paused spot a second or two and then press play again. Then it will work fine again. This happens about twice per day.

This never occurs when just watching a live program and when I am caught up to real time. It only occurs when playing a recording or watching a program delayed in the 30 minute buffer.

Any idea or thoughts? If it was a failing HDD, wouldn't I also see this happening even during "live" viewing?

Thanks in advance for any reply.

Transfers - Throughput Discussion cTivo, iPad App, etc.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:22
Want to get a nerdy discussion going on transfer rates. Here's some data I have to start.

Using cTivo on my Mac with video format set to Decrypted Tivo Show. I downloaded a 6.37 Gigabyte 1 hour, HD TV show. According to my Tivo Roamio under:
Settings>Network>ViewNetworkDiagnostics>ViewTransferHistory> VideosCopiedToRemoteDevice

Throughput was 69.62 Mb/s and took 12 min 11 sec to transfer the 6.37 GB file.

On my iPad, the file size for same show at best quality is 1.11 GB and will take over an hour.

Why can I transfer a file 6 times the size to cTivo in 12 minutes with absolutely no disconnects but it takes over an hour for iPad app and will likely disconnect several times requiring me to restart it?

Both my 2010 MacBook Pro and My iPad4 are on same N Network. Experiment was done on the 5 GHZ connection band.

One Pass ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:19
Well I'm trying to understand this, but I don't think I get it :confused:

"Rent or buy" include?


Can anyone tell me what that might mean please?

20.4.6 problem, MRV transfer results in Amazon purchase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:19
So my box got the update today, and I haven't really used it any, but I went to transfer a show to my premier from the Romio, selected it ( a pre-recorded show) and it began transferring, and all of a sudden I got an e-mail from Amazon saying I had purchased that show!!!! Amazon was able to refund me, but obviously this is NOT what was intended. I've deauthorized the tivos' from the account for now, but this is really really bad.

Series 2 stopped changing channels- not the IR blaster

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:26
I was able to test the IR blaster with a second Tivo (and tried its blaster on the first Tivo) and they work- just not with the first Tivo. I also rebooted and went through channel changing settings (auto and manual) without any change.
What else could cause this issue? How fixable is it?

'Fortitude' - Artic Circle murder mystery

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:08
It's airing in the U.S. on a digital channel called Pivot TV.

This show is also airing on Sky Atlantic, a satellite channel in the U.K. and other countries.

Available via magical means.


Quote: Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the frozen landscape, the small town in the Arctic Circle is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. In this close-knit community, a murder touches everyone, and the unsettling horror of the crime threatens the future of the town itself. Fortitude - Trailer

Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Richard Dormer, Michael Gambon, Sofie Gråbøl, Stanley Tucci, Johnny Harris, Sienna Guillory, Verónica Echegui, Nicholas Pinnock, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway


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