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Bypassing the tivo and capturing tv on a capture card...

so I plug rca cables into my video/audio out on my tivo premiere xl4 then into my capture device would my bitrate be the same as if tivo captured that show? or would it be "buffered" I tested it on a few shows and I recorded some of this mornings news using huffyav and my bitrate was off the charts like 24-29Mbps. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is 24-29Mbps the "real" bitrate? or is it limited to whatever my tivo can capture?

Big Brother - Veto - 8/27/14

Dummies. Cody is going to be bummed when Victoria gets $50k for doing absolutely nothing after he does everything Derrick tells him to do. I do get that they want to keep the numbers - but I'm so with Cody, Frankie and Christine simply aren't to be trusted. They'll put Cody up first chance. Well, who knows. It's got to be crazy trying to plan ahead when someone is in your ear, and doing such a good job.


And where do I go to vote No! ?
That play was horrid. I never vote. Sure wish I could vote for Donny to get $5k, and Derrick to get $2500. None for Frankie. I no longer care much for him, and this wasn't even a well thought out idea.

Can I get OTA through basic cable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 11 min ago
I just upgraded from a Series 2 to a Premiere with an antenna input. I have basic cable that supplies OTA HD channels to my tv. Tivo folks told me that I have to connect an antenna if I want the Premiere to get the HD channels.
So I'm wondering, if my basic cable has the OTA channels, can I attach a splitter and plug my cable into the antenna input? Would the tivo box recognize the channels?

Roamio DVR and Non-HD TV?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 46 min ago
I have had a Serie2 Single Tuner device since 2005. Recently, it has been freezing up and from researching the forums, it could likely be a hard drive issue - so, I'm thinking about upgrading to a Roamio. My non-HD tv is almost 20 years old and still in excellent shape, therefore I'm not currently interested in investing in a HD TV. Can Roamio be connected and be fully functional with a non-HD TV? Are any special cables going to be required?

Community forum has been an excellent resource of info for me over the years and i'm hoping to receive similarly excellent info with this inquiry -
thank in advance!!

No ability to add converter box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 50 min ago
Hello folks,

I have a Series 2 Tivo with a Sansonic converter box that works fine. I also have a "backup" Tivo Series 2 (from craigslist) that won't allow me to add the Sansonic converter box. When I go to the channels menu it only asks if I am using the same "Cable" box not "Converter" box. My other Series 2 asks for "Converter" box. Is there a secret place within the menu system to change from "Cable" to "Converter"? Please help.

Thanks a lot.

No Guide Data for 3 channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 2 hours 59 min ago
I have a cablecard with Comcast and about a month ago, I got HBO... I"m not getting a couple of the extra HBO channels + FXXHD guide data.

But, I am getting the normal HBOHD (415)

480 - HBO2H
481 - HBOZH
517 - FXXHD

Any ideas why???

Tivo has TV show as background all menus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 4 hours 10 min ago
Dear Tivo People,

I have basic Tivo Lifetime on an old Toshiba SD-H400. These are great little boxes with a DVD player built in. This box is one that I got for "backup" in case my Tivo Series 2 bites the dust. The weird thing is that the background is not the Tivo greenish screen with the little Tivo character in the top left. It shows the TV show with sound behind the menus. It shows through all the menus which makes them super hard to read. And when I try to do any settings changes, I can't even read the instructions. It would be great if I could set this to black or blue or some solid color so I could read the menus. Any Ideas?


Why I'll never go to a movie theater again

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 7 hours 17 min ago
This isn't exactly a Tivo topic, but since a lot of us watch movies via Tivos and other sources I figured it was something worth discussing so here goes.

I hadn't been to an actual theater in quite a while so I ducked out of work late one afternoon last week and went to see Guardians of the Galaxy at a local cineplex (really worth seeing, BTW). I got there about 15 minutes before showtime and figured I'd be sitting through the usual movie trivia stuff mixed in with previews and the usual movie pre-show fare. I stopped at the concession stand on the way in thinking I'd grab some popcorn and a soda to tide me over. One quick glance at the prices and I decided it wasn't such a good idea after all so I proceeded into the theater to grab a seat.

The time was mid-afternoon and the movie was in it's 3rd or 4th week so there was only one other person in the theater and I had my pick of just about any seat in the house. What I wasn't prepared for next just got me totally turned off to the movie theater experience. Instead of the usual movie trivia and other entertainment related shorts that I had been accustomed to seeing I was subjected to a solid 15 minutes of commercials trying to sell me crap. Had I paid for concessions on top of the movie ticket I probably would have thrown them at the screen and stormed out to the ticket stand demanding a full refund.

This kind of BS is totally unacceptable. I remembered that movie houses were showing a commercial or two during the pre-movie videos, but I never realized that they had switched over to them exclusively. I don't know if this is becoming common practice in all theaters, but considering it's an industry that seems to be suffering (or so they tell us), I can only see it hurting attendance rather than bringing more people into the theaters.

I, for one, am done with movie theaters. I've got a nice big screen TV in my home theater (60") and a surround system that's generally better than anything my local theaters can offer. I can make a fresh batch of popcorn and have a beer with it instead of a soda and it won't cost me $10. For the cost of a single senior/matinee ticket, a large soda and a bucket of popcorn, I can own the movie on Blu-Ray when it comes out so it simply makes no sense to subject myself to the high prices and commercials. I felt like the chicken (now it's the mad scientist) in the opening credits of Robot Chicken who's strapped to a chair and subjected to unwanted videos. Since most of use DVRs to skip commercials, I figured we should be able to do it in the theaters as well rather than pay extra and be forced to watch them.

Fox and CBS in San Francisco 8/28

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 8 hours 19 min ago
Both the 49ers and Raiders have games this Thursday; the Raiders game is on KTVU, starting at 8 (and it has been confirmed that the game will not be blacked out), and the 49ers game is on KPIX, starting at 5, with a postgame show running from the end of the game until 9).

KICU will air the normal Fox programming (Sleepy Hollow and Bones) starting at 8.

The CBS 8-9 block (Two and a Half Men and The Millers) will air on KPIX at about 2:15 AM, following the CBS late night talk shows and KPIX's really late news.

If you live somewhere where you can get KOVR, they're showing the 49ers game as well; the new episode of Big Brother is listed as starting at 8, so you might want to pad it.

Lifetime TiVo S3 OLED / TiVo HD for sale

I have two S3 TiVo's both with lifetime service that I am going to put on ebay soon.

I have a TiVo S3 OLED (TCD648250) and a TiVo HD (TCD652160), both in great and shape and working.

If you are interested in either, shoot me an offer. I am going to try to get them listed on eBay this weekend if I have time, but would make a good deal if it saves me the trouble.

'Full House' Revival May Be in the Works

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 12 hours 17 min ago
I never watched the original, but my daughters (especially the younger one) have really enjoyed it in reruns. They will be very glad to hear it may be coming back.

I won't break the news to them yet that most of these revivals, reimaginings, etc. usually suck. :)


Roamio Plus & TWC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 13 hours 22 min ago
I want to connect my plus directly to the wall cable and tune my basic channels without using a cable card. When I scan I get all of the channels. However when I try to tune any channel TiVo says that channel is not available. Am I going to have to get a cable card just to tune basic channels?

Where to get a Roamio Plus Deal?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 14 hours 54 min ago
So I've decided to get the Roamio Plus, but I'm not in need of it right this minute (got to older models deployed and the family is used to them). Feels like I'm not in the "sweet spot" for a deal. Because the Roamio is not really the "new" thing, but it's not really at a reduced price either.

Are their sales from time to time? What's my best move if I'm willing to wait a month or two, and wouldn't mind saving a buck?

'Forever' - New Drama - Watch pilot online

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 15 hours 35 min ago
Just a heads up. The pilot episode of the new show called 'Forever' is available to watch on the ABC website.


It's also available via magical means.

Quote: Forever centers on Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner. But what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason – he is immortal. His investigative work with Detective Jo Martinez and relationship with best friend Abe will peel back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life. Forever - Trailer

Kitchens For Sale Liverpool

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 18 hours 57 min ago
Kitchens For Sale Liverpool. Thirty Ex Display Kitchens To Clear. W w w. E x d i s p l a y k i t c h e n s 1 . c o. u k £ 595 Each with appliances.

Tyrant S01E10 Gone Fishing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 20 hours 35 min ago
Not quite the excitement I was hoping for. Lots of meandering about, waiting for things to happen.

I knew when Jamal served that old dude the wine that things were about to go very bad for Basam and his merry band of traitors. I'm wondering how they're going to fix this next season.

I'm thinking either:

1) Jamal ends up needing Basam for something. Perhaps dealing with the sheik's son, or dealing with public unrest of some sort, or

2) Someone kills off Jamal

I'd rather it was #2 as Jamal irritates me, but I don't see anyone left capable of doing it. Maybe the CIA will intervene.

Fourth & Loud on AMC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 21 hours 16 min ago
Fourth & Loud is a new series on AMC about Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of rock band Kiss and their ownership of an Arena Football League expansion team the LA Kiss. The series airs on Tuesday evenings. I don't follow football but I am somewhat of a Kiss fan and it's pretty interesting to see the struggle of the executives, coaches, players and other characters to be successful in their first season as a sports franchise in a second tier pro sports league. They're three episodes in so far with repeats aplenty if you'd like to check it out. It's surely going to be a single season series, but that's fine for what it is.

Moving to a New House

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:32
I'm moving to a new house in a few weeks. I currently have a TiVo Roamio Pro activated on Comcast.

I'm assuming when I move the TiVo to the new house I will have to re-activate the CableCARD correct? If so, my concern is will I be able to keep all the old recordings on the TiVo and/or be able to watch them at the new home?

Insight into TiVo through an "internal" presentation?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:59
I don't know where to post this or of what value it might really be, but, I just came across this:
Seems to be an "internal" presentation on how they're onboarding MSOs and other jargon around various technologies they use. It mentions HME, anyhow ;]

(side note: very cool website... not free accounts, though)

I don't know if this was left "public" accidentally or not.
In case it gets locked up (TiVo is usually pretty close-to-the-vest on everything) here's the transcript text from it:
Transcript of TiVo intern prezi
Sr. Release Manager:
Ram Bharadwaj
Abhishek Singh
Santosh Ganeshamurthy
Felix Moncayo
Kai Doggett
Kenneth Lee
Lalitha Malladi
Dinesh Khatwani
Kavita Karunakaran
Francisco McGee (Intern)


IT Release Management Team
IT Program Management
IT Release Management
Deployment Engineering
TiVo Service
OEM Data
Customer Data

Logistics App fetches
and validates
OEM data...
... and customer
data from
Customer Data
OEM Data
These data enter Logistics App and are processed by the TiVo IT Infrastructure, which is managed by a number of cross-functional teams.
For most operations, SAP acts as the final integration
point in LA by correlating for the certs, keys, and
OEM/customer data.
- mule (ESB)
- fetches & validates OEM/MSO data
- maps keys & certs to OEM/MSO data
- embeds keys & certs on user DVRs
- DVRs need the certs to communicate/authenticate to TiVo servers to access TiVo Service
- no keys & certs, no TiVo Service
granular view
data going into Logistics App
IT Push

Logistics App Summary
MSO On-Boarding
4-6 month turnaround
One tool
1 week turnaround
One Stop Shopping for MSO Onboarding
AWS Showcase
Widevine Keys
Authentication Key Pairs &
Pub Key Pairs

Netflix Keys
TTG Cert
HME Cert
IT Infrastructure
Manufacturer's serial number ("HSN")
Device model
CableCard ID
Host ID
Customer ID
Customer subscription info
Account status
IT Apps
Cross-functional Teams
Thank you.

Roamio basic tcd846500 cable card?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:35
Thinking of coming to tivo for OTA and possible cable card later...Can a cable card be added to the Roamio 4 tuner OTA.. I have a Seagate 3TB hard drive I use for directv with an external base w/esata would that work on Roamio external or internal?

Thanks for your info..


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