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Switching tuners with Live TV button stops working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 5 hours 36 min ago
I have a Tivo Roamio. I like to switch between tuners by pressing the Live TV button. The problem is that the functionality disappears from my Tivo after some period of time, at which point pressing the Live TV button I only see the channel info for the current tuner/channel.

Sometime I can go as long as two weeks before the function disappears, other times it is just a few days. A reboot fixes the problem for a short while, but it eventually stops working again.

any ideas?

Guided Setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 7 hours 46 min ago
How do I rerun guided setup on a HD and a Roamio. I am changing cable providers today.

The Amazing Race - Double Episode 4/17/2015 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 11 hours 5 min ago
No surprise that the first leg of this double episode was non-elimination. I was more surprised that it was Steve and Aly bringing up the rear. But she really came off poorly in that first leg, with her whining about how hard it was to dig a hole (while all the other teams caught and passed her), and then her basically gloating in Steve's face about how she told him not to drive close to the side of the road after they got a flat tire.

How is it that Mike works at a truck stop and yet seems to be so illiterate about cars? He should be too embarrassed to ever show his face again in front of truckers after he couldn't even figure out how to turn the key. And how funny was it when he came back from retrieving the box and said that was by far the hardest thing he's done on the race? Dude, all you did was go out across a flat desert, pick up a box, and bring it back.

I thought it was pretty cool how Matt and Ashley and Tyler and Laura finished both legs within seconds of each other, with each of them getting a chance to finish first.

I paused the German clue and read all the directions. I was hoping there would be some kind of Easter egg in there, but it was just straightforward driving directions.

SD v HD menu choice?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:43
Been using SD menu for years on my TPXL.
When I went to access Netflix tonight a screen came up instructing me to switch to HD menus.
Does anyone know if this is Tivo trying to phase out SD menus?

Moca - Mini will not connect to Tivo Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:50
I have a Tivo Mini as well as a Tivo Premiere Series 4. I'm attempting to connect them via Moca. I followed a great guide found on this forum. It appears that the Mini finds the network because it can connect to the Tivo services. However, before the setup completes the Mini says that it needs to connect to a compatible DVR. Tivo customer support says that I need to either have an XL or just get a new Romio. The Premiere is running just as it should. Right now I have the coax(from outside) coming directly into a POE filter then into a Moca splitter. My Motorola Surfboard(SBG-6782) creates the Moca network and can see both Tivo boxes. The Premiere has an ActionTec Moca adapter and receives an internet connection. I'm just having trouble connecting the Mini. Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Need help with Comcast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 21:42
The level of incompetence displayed by them is awe inspiring. I'm not sure who to talk to because I have departments pointing fingers at each other.

The problem:
My cablecard has had 3 channels (ABCHD, NBCHD, CBSHD) spontaneously become unauthorized. Why those? Dunno, all my other channels work fine, but I'm losing a lot of recordings.

The local office's system says I have a cablecard. The cablecard activation people's system says I have a cablecard equipped cable box. Oops!

The cablecard people say they can't fix anything because their system doesn't think it's a cablecard. The regular CSRs can't fix anything because it's not an xfinity box. Moreover, all departments claim they have no ability to fix the erroneous database information and can't point me to somebody who can. I have no idea if the database screwup is the cause of the problem either.

The cablecard csr scheduled a technician to come over. As I said to them numerous times, I don't see how a local technician can fix the problem, because the problem isn't the cablecard the problem is the broken database which he has no access to and the local system appears to have it properly registered. The csr was fixated on the idea that the technician could call "local dispatch" to fix it, but was unable to explain how their system differed from that in the local retail office, nor could they explain why I couldn't talk to them myself so as to not waste time/money on a truck roll.

Moreover, this is the second cablecard. The first had the same database error, but they gave me another one and this one worked perfectly for a couple of months so I figured it was fixed. Now I wonder if every cablecard in the county (Palm Beach County Florida) is wrongly registered in Comcast's inventory, because it's unlikely two different cablecards are both misregistered in exactly the same way unless it's SOP in the local offices to misregister them.

NdGT Wishlist not picking up StarTalk -- Starts Monday

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:29
When I heard Neil deGrasse Tyson was starting a new show, I added a WishList for him. It recently picked up an appearance on the Today show, but appears to have missed him in the premier on Monday. So...

StarTalk: Monday, 11PM, NatGeo

Interestingly, even if you explore StarTalk's cast and create a WishList from Tyson's entry, it won't find StarTalk.

Syfy's Bitten returning tonight, 4/17

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:50
Season 2 of Syfy's Bitten returns tonight at 8ET and 9ET, but a SP/1P set for new episodes only would miss them because their original air dates are from February.

Lip Sync Battle

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:24
If anyone is a fan of the lip sync battles on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show like I am, they have now been super-sized into an actual show on Spike TV (produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant). The basic premise is that two celebs get to perform 2 songs - one normal lip sync like on Fallon's show, and then one when they go all out with props/costumes/backup dancers/etc.

For some reason, I find these highly entertaining. I like the "they're just like us!" current celebrity trend, largely started by late night hosts Fallon and Kimmel (and now including James Corden), and this just furthers it. Added to that, they pair up celebs that are friends (or at least friendly) in real life, so there's some teasing and trash talking that goes on (Emily Blunt vs Anne Hathaway was great in this regard).

Of the four that I watched last night, this was my favorite:

John Krasinski vs. Anna Kendrick

No audio when connected to ancient TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:24
I've got an ancient Sharp Aquos that has a single HDMI input which is likely a very early revision of HDMI. I also have an ancient AVR that has no HDMI inputs at all. I replaced a Premiere that I had connected to the TV with an HDMI cable and to the AVR with a digital optical audio cable with a mini. Since the mini doesn't have an optical audio out, I got a JTech HDMI audio extractor and connected the HDMI out of the mini to its HDMI in and its HDMI out to the TV. Then I connected the JTech's optical audio out to my AVR's optical audio in in the same manner as I had done with the Premiere. I ended up with picture but no sound. To verify the JTech wasn't the problem I took it to another TV with a working mini and tried the same sort of audio connection to that TV's AVR (which is quite a bit newer and does have HDMI inputs). That worked fine. So the JTech works, just not when used with the ancient TV and AVR. So I thought maybe the mini had a problem. So I moved my Roamio Pro to the old TV/AVR and this time I got audio but no video!

So I am thinking there's some kind of HDCP negotiation failure going on that is preventing the JTech from working with the old TV and AVR. Is that plausible?

Replacing the TV is not an option, but I thought maybe replacing the AVR with something more modern that does have HDMI inputs would solve the problem (as it would eliminate the need for the JTech altogether). I worry a bit that maybe it won't be able to pass the video along to the TV. Could that happen? It seems to work OK with the old Premiere. Is there a different level of HDMI/HDCP in the Premiere than in the mini that is more fussy somehow?

Thanks for any insights.

Can I have 3tb internal and 3tb external?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:23
Sorry if this has been asked before but I'm coming from Windows Media Center where I have approximately 4tb of recorded TV shows. I'm going to replace my internal drive on my new Roamio Plus with a 3tb drive this weekend. But I know that won't be enough so I was wondering if I could later add a 3tb external drive onto the same unit.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:03
Trying something.

Any way to play recorded shows automatically, consecutively?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:45
I doubt this is possible but just in case: I sometimes want to play a number of shows, e.g. episodes of a series, in a row, without having to load each new show every time the previous one ends. Is there any way to do this? Admittedly I'd like to do this when I'm trying to fall asleep and would like to queue up a few 1/2 hour shows in a row.



Sort options in the show group

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:39
Is there a way to set the sort option default inside of a group for shows? The default is by season when you include streaming. That ends up starting at season one and the new recordings are all over the place or at the bottom. I can press the C button and sort by date, but I would prefer that was the default.


One Pass Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:25
I realized that I was paying for a bunch of channels on FIOS and only recording two of the shows. I decided to drop the extra channels and just buy the two shows on Amazon.

I created a one pass for the shows and set them to include rentals, but they are not showing the new shows. They only show the older ones. Does it take a few days for them to show up under "my shows"? Ideally, I would like for them to just show up as soon as they are on Amazon. ( I can see them on Amazon, but not on the Tivo).


Fios quantum gateway router and roamio plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:04
I'm thinking of changing my current fios router to the quantum gateway router - i currently have a Roamio Plus using coax cable for MOCA. Does anyone know if i switch routers will i have any issues or is there any other equipment i need to get? I read something ( but can't find the link) that Roamio Plus uses moca 1.0 and the new router uses moca 2.0 and may not be compatible ? Apologies if any of this doesn't make sense - i'm not very tech savvy :)

The Big Bang Theory [04/16/2015] - "The Communication Deterioration"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:21
Penny: [knock, knock, knock] Sheldon! [knock, knock, knock] Sheldon! [knock, knock, knock] Sheldon!
Sheldon: I bet that started off as a joke, but by the third one, you realized there was something strangely enjoyable about it.
Penny: Yeah, I kind of want to do it again.
Sheldon: I don't recommend it, you'll be doing it the rest of your life.

:D So, how many of you have started doing the Sheldon knock?

Madam Secretary

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:54
Anyone (still) watching? This is becoming must watch for me. It's sort of a lesser West Wing.

"The Necessary Art" (4/12/15) even played out like an ep of WW: cold war almost turns hot, plenty of military action, back channel conferences, good stuff.

Unfortunately, I had to buy this ep on Amazon, cuz I didn't pad enough last Sunday night.

Create Xfinity App vs requiring CableCard

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:44
Create an Xfinity APP (that's also integrated into One Pass) for Roamio OTA vs requiring a physical cablecard to unscramble/access channels.

1. Many customers have online and mobile access to Xfinity via family member's subaccounts; especially those away at college in other states.

2. Using an app vs a cablecard is a more efficient use of resources. There's no need for cablecard to unscramble channels (extra step and hardware) when the user can be verified via the Xfinity TV GO app sign in.

I'm a college student who's family member created an Xfinity subaccount for me to be able to watch live and on demand programming online/via phone from another state.

I bought the Roamio OTA because of One Pass and Xfinity On Demand. Unfortunately, after signing up I found out that there isn't an Xfinity app and that I'd need a cablecard.

I was under the impression that you simply had integrated Xfinity app along with Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and Hulu Plus into the One Pass search feature. That and the tv guide feature would've justified the $15 monthly fee especially since I don't record broadcast tv because of commercials (no need for DVR).

Many channel apps (Showtime, HBO, etc.) are blocked for Comcast customers. I'd hoped, because of your partnership with Comcast/Xfinity, that I would finally have a streaming device that would integrate everything in one.

Note: I already own an Amazon Fire TV with Xfinity TV Go sideloaded. Unfortunately, Amazon has not done what it promised - to integrate it's search engine with results from Netflix and Hulu Plus or I would not have been looking for a solution.

Here's a quandry - movie or channel?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:37
Suggestions recently recorded Animal House on IFC. I love the movie, hate the channel. I don't want to watch a film that's all chopped up and especially in SD.

How can I use Suggestions to let TiVo know that I like a show or movie, but I don't want to watch it on a particular channel.

I assume the easiest thing to do would be removing the station from the channel list. But, I was hoping for something more elegant.

And, yes, I mistyped quandary.


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