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After areawide outage and signal, Tivo Series 3 says "Lost Signal"

Yesterday, XFinity had an area-wide outage. After service came back, our Tivo Series 3 started showing "Lost Signal".

The XFinity cable box was receiving signal just fine, so I pulled it off of its coax and stuck it onto the one the Tivo is on. It (the XFinity box) received signal fine there as well.

The Tivo runs off a splitter that also goes to the phone/internet router, so I took the splitter out of the sequence (temporarily removing our phone/internet access), and the Tivo ran fine that way.

The Tivo was working fine before the outage/restoration. So it seems to me that the restoration may have resulted in our getting a less strong signal than before the outage, such that half the signal (i.e. post-splitter) is not enough for the Tivo.

Questions I'm hoping someone here can answer:
  1. Am I understanding things correctly?
  2. How much signal does the Series 3 need?
  3. I might be able to move the phone/internet router to another coax outlet, taking that splitter out of the mix, but if not, what can I do to boost the signal the Tivo is receiving?

Windows Phone/Desktop Streaming?

Could this be next on the roadmap ?

Transfer from PC to Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 15 min ago
What can i do to get my Tivo Roamio and Tivo Desktop Plus to transfer video from my PC to my Tivo? It works very sporadically, and I can't seem to find the key to making it work automatically. Some files transfer, while some go undetected no matter what I do. It's one of my favorite Tivo features, but it doesn't do me any good if I can't make it work. ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED!!

Sons of Anarchy Poor Little Lambs 9/30/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 53 min ago
I haven't watched yet, but thought I'd get the party started. Please carry on without me and I'll be back after I've viewed.

Lifetime Subscription and Mini Help

Hi All, I just purchased a Roamio Pro from Amazon for $498 but have not activated yet. This is my first Tivo. I also want to buy 3 minis that hopefully will work with the Cat 5 cable running to every cable outlet in the house.

My need now is how to get best price for Lifetime Subscription? If savings are significant I can return the Pro back to Amazon as I have Prime and buy a Pro with Lifetime included somewhere else that is very reliable.

As for the Minis, I am hearing there are some changes coming which will be introduced at the CES in January but I'm not sure what they are. Does anyone have knowledge of the changes?

If changes are not needed by me, where would be best place to buy the Minis now?

Thanks in advance

Record All Shows and Keep Until I delete

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:37
After the Fall Update I chose the Season Pass option to record all shows. However, the Tivo chooses the SD version when there isn't an HD channel available (I live between two markets where one market only has a SD version). Is there a way to ignore the SD channel?

Also, when I set up a Season Pass and I choose the option to 'Keep until I delete' the Tivo still schedules to delete them. When I select the show it allows me to extend the length of time to keep it, but it only allows me to extend it for two weeks even when I delete a lot of old shows. Is there a way to change it back to 'Keep until I delete'? Thanks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Heavy is The Head" (9/30/14) SPOILERS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:32
Wow, I'm confused about a lot with this show. If Coulson is the director now, what is Nick Fury? And where?

What's the deal with Coulson having to carve the alien symbols? Can't he just use chalk? :rolleyes:

What's the deal with Talbot? He's got his panties all in a twist, when he should just realize that Coulson and his kids are the good guys.

There's more, but it can wait.

Preview spoiler!
Spoiler: Whoa, did not see that coming! I can't believe they would do that.

Android Streaming Issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:54
Anyone else having the following issue on unrooted devices?

If i connect to wifi and run streaming setup (In Home and Out of Home) it completes successfully, and i am able to stream shows.

if i then turn off wifi and enable cellular streaming, then try to watch a show on the phone, i get this error:

If i run setup again it fails with this error:

This happened on my phone (A 2013 Moto X Unrooted, Unlocked Bootloader) and my wife's phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Stock)

Thumbs Up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:16
Lately a thumbs up to record has been showing up on the screen. Very annoying especially since the program is already recording. Now it will show up on the recorded programs. Anyone else having this issue? Or anyone have a solution?

Verizon FIOS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:32
Verizon recently completed the installation of FIOS in my 84 unit Co-Op building. In the next few days they will have representatives in the lobby to meet with interested parties and they are offering 30 days free trial. I plan on taking the trial offer but I don't know what to expect and am hoping for some suggestions here.

I have a Roamio Pro and my current provider is TW. Will I be downloading the programming for both TW and FIOS or will Tivo just find my season passes for both services. I want to make the most of the 30 days so I can make a decision on what to keep.

Side loaded on Kindle Fire HD, but font too big?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:20
I side loaded the APK onto my Fire HD but I can't get past the setup because the menu is being clipped and the buttons are being pushed off the bottom.

Looks like a font issue, but there is no way to change the font on the Fire that I can find. (other then an accessibility feature that makes it bigger and the problem worse)
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Considering mini but have some queries

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:43
I'm considering getting a mini now that there's no more service fee, but I don't know if it would be worth it.

Currently I have 2 Panasonic plasma TVs -- one downstairs for main viewing connected to a Roamio Pro and another one upstairs in a spare room that is connected to a SD set-top box (because FIOS charges a whopping $8/mo just for the HD box).

The mini would eliminate the need for the set-top box upstairs and give me HD picture on my other plasma, but I'm concerned about dedicating one tuner to the mini. Does that mean I can no longer switch back and forth between six programs on the main Roamio unit? I rarely if ever record six programs at once but I do like the ability to set my tuners to six different stations (local networks, HBO, Showtime) and go back and forth between the buffered recordings.

Also, what is the best connection for the mini? My cable modem and wireless router are all on the first floor, so I would not be able to provide a wired ethernet connection for the mini. Does it require a lot of bandwith? Currently I have a 50/50 connection but am considering downgrading.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly welcome. Thanks.

missing program information

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:04
I am missing program information for one channel only (National Geographic Wild-132). When I move to that channel it comes in clearly but there is no program information-I get the channel number and nothing else.

Android STB with Stream

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:03

I'm curious if it would be possible to use one of the publicly available Android STBs/Media Players with the android streaming app. Does anyone have one that they can try?


TiVo Mini no longer compatible with Network Andriod App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:12
This update broke the network control of the tivo mini. After speaking with tech support they provided this as the reason.

" William: Okay I'm afraid what I am being told is the Mini was never intended for use with network control, it seems you were able to use the feature before but was an unintentional feature.
xxx: wait wjat
xxx: you're telling me the mini worked and i bought it for the exact reason and now you removed it why?
William: Not removing it per say but was a byproduct of some other feature and current versions that byproduct may not be working any longer.
xxx: why would you possibly remove a functionality that worked?
xxx: you removed it
xxx: !!!
xxx: it was there it worked, and not you removed it!
William: It was never designed to work that way.
xxx: it was never designed to work that way?! it says so on its product page
William: Yes for DVR support, not for the Mini.

This is ridiculous, why would they remove network remote control of the mini? How can we fix this? Oh and the iOS app works just fine controlling the mini over the network....

The $130 GoPro Hero (for the rest of us)

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:03
As GoPro introduced their new $400-500 Hero4 action cam, they also unveiled a camera for the rest of us. The new $130 Hero is waterproof, out-of-the-box, shoots 1080p, and is compatible with a wide variety of accessories… and will presumably help fill the vacuum left by Flip. Whereas the advanced feature set coupled with extreme pricing kept me […]

Massive FiOS TV Interface Updates (Start Tonight)

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:24
IMG 1.9.7 is slated to hit the “legacy” Verizon FiOS set-top hardware (that pre-dates the VMS Quantum DVR) beginning tonight in Buffalo, NY and PA, with the rollout expected to take a month or so… according to a source and imagery posted to DSL Reports. And boy what a massive update it is, headlined by all new “flat” […]

My Show menu slow after update.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:02
My shows menu is really slow after the new update. Anyone else having this problem?

TiVo Stream support arrives for Android!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:46
I caught the new update early Tuesday morning. Works great thank you!

I did have to go into the settings menu and explicitly turn streaming over lte on. My phone has unlimited data so not an issue. My tablet that was rooted can't stream though, bummer. I'm putting the original Rom back on (good bye unrestricted sdcard support). Since its data plan is limited I'm glad the default stream over lte is disabled.

Sigh no Chromecast support


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