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Spanish Audio Track

4 hours 3 min ago
I have been learning Spanish over the last year or so and recently have started watching media in Spanish. Today I suddenly realized that I could probably watch familiar shows dubbed in Spanish and found that I could switch audio tracks on at least a few channels. Problem is, it does not work. Moat recordings give me descriptive audio when I pick Spanish, and one even just played the English track only much quieter. Anyone have any experience with this?

Premiere as a mini with Roamio

4 hours 17 min ago
Can my Tivo Premiere function like a mini if I buy a Roamio? Would I need a subscription on both?

cancellation 'policy' takes money for *nothing*

5 hours 6 min ago
I just noticed that I have been receiving an annual charge for a unit that has not been in operation for over 3 years. Shame on me for not noticing the details on my statement every December (buried among the many holiday season charges), but it was a clear mistake and TiVo certainly could make it right. Nope. I'm not sure what happened 3.5 years ago when I initiated my service on the new unit - was it my fault or theirs the old service wasn't discontinued or transferred?, but taking nearly $400 for *absolutely nothing* is at best unethical, and, in my mind, stealing. They have the chance to make it right and credit my account, keeping a customer and keeping them happy. But they won't even offer half measures, only token appeasement (which, in case you can't tell, isn't working).

Turns out my cable company will give me the HW for free *and* charge me less per month than I pay for TiVo. I'm sure the HW is comparable or at least good enough, and anything I can't get through that DVR I can get on my Roku.

See you later TiVo....

Missing What To watch Now?

6 hours 31 min ago
I don't have the what to watch now on my TiVo plus. I am connected to the internet without a problem. Called TiVo and they say it has something to do with a group number and to give it 5 days and they will fix it?? Is that right?

Thank u

S3 w/Lifetime, Extender HD and wifi dongle for sale

7 hours 3 min ago
I finally upgraded to a Roamio and want to sell my old S3.

Perfect condition but I don't have the box.

Any interest here? I don't have an Ebay account and I'm too lazy to set one up.


New iOS app v3.5

7 hours 32 min ago
Noticed the icon on the iOS app had changed this morning. Looks like it's been updated to 3.5. Visually it has a more flat look on all the controlls now, including the My Shows list, so it seems more consistent. It doesn't seem to mention OnePass nor does it support Premium Sideloading, but that may be linked to the version of software on the box.

One ting that annoys me is that it still does not honor the default recording options when setting up a recording or SP. And there doesn't seem to be a way to set them in the app. I tend to use the app a lot to setup new SPs when I see a commercial for a new show because it allows me to do it without having to interrupt what I'm watching. Would be nice if it honored the defaults so I didn't have to change them manually every time.

Verifying number of streams on cable card

10 hours 16 min ago
Hi I just bought the Roamio Plus and have it connected with TWC using a multi-stream cablecard and tuning adapter. How do you verify that you actually can use the six built in tuners on the Roamio?

TiVo OTA NetFlix Bufferiing issues Please Help.

11 hours 58 min ago
Is it normal? This red screen of death this buffering wheel that stops what you're watching and tries to catch up.

Here's what I'm running: 22.47 Mbps., Motorola SPV5121 Cable Modem, Linksys N Router WRT160N V2, 75% signal, TiVo Series5 20.4.5.c-USA.

Any suggestions?

Snow Delay - No Roamio for you

12 hours 26 min ago
It's official. UPS says they will not deliver my new Roamio today. Looking out at 24+ inches of the white stuff in my driveway, I'm not surprised. I've got my CableCard though.

My 11 year old Series 2 died over Martain Luther King weekend. Swapped in the original 40gb I pulled for my 120gb upgrade but still no go. I think it is the power supply. The 12v does seem low.

Snowed in with only live TV! SHUTTER!:eek:

resuming play on roamio

18 hours 31 min ago
I was wondering if I start watching a recorded program on a Tivo Mini, pause the recording and want to finish watching the recording on a Tivo Roamio (host), will it resume where I left off from the Mini, or will it start at the beginning?

Anyone Else Disappointed in their Harmony Ultimate?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:10
Hi all,

I purchased a Harmony Ultimate a few days ago and have been having some real troubles getting it to program like I think it should. For example, by intent a TiVo should remain on 24 hours a day in order to capture content. The Harmony includes a TiVo On/Off trigger by default in a Watch TV "activity" and there doesn't seem to be a way to setup a Watch TV activity without this trigger.

Another example: I want to add an activity to simply change from AV1 to AV2 when the receiver is already turned on. When I try to add this activity, the Harmony, again by default, includes a receiver On/Off trigger and it cannot be removed. I realize that I can manually change the input from the Yamaha receiver device control area, but this requires 5 finger actions, vs one if I can implement it as an activity.

Isn't this supposed to be the "ultimate" remote control?


Why "Scandal" could use some political diversity on its writing staff

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:10
I've really enjoyed the first three seasons of ABC's "Scandal," but now that I'm two episodes into catching up on season 4, the total lack of ideological diversity among the writing staff has become glaring. The "tl;dr" version of it is that the show has two kinds of Republicans: sanctimonious, hypocritical Jesus freaks like Sally Langston; or purported Republicans who are really just Democrats. The longer version, which contains mild spoilers, is at my blog.

Seagate HDD For Upgrade

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:59
ST4000DM000 is a 5900RPM Seagate HDD I have in my Tivo now. It seems to be doing good and am planning to put another one in a TiVo. Just wanted to make sure it is fast enough to be in the 6 tuner PLUS. Most use western digital but am I ok?

Kindle Fire HDX: Streaming but no download?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:45
I received a Kindle Fire HDX for Christmas and was happily surprised to see the TiVo to-go app in the app store. After installing, I see that like my iPad, it can stream from my Roamio, but unlike the iPad, it cannot download shows to the Kindle itself.

Not a big deal I guess, with KMMTG, and the backdoor way to load videos. But I do like the TiVo interface when watching shows on the iPad. Too bad not on the HDX, which has better screen resolution.

Is this simply an operating system limitation? I would have guessed that streaming would be more likely to be an unavailable feature, rather than downloading.

Wireless N Adapter: 1 for 2?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:03
My 12 year old Series 2 just died. RIP. It was my backup for my Premiere. I connected to TiVo via the wireless adapter, which I think was the "Wireless G." It connected to the unit with a USB connection.

Question: If I find a decently priced Premiere to act as a backup, can I use my Wireless "N" adapter for both TiVos, or does each TiVo require it's own adapter?

I am connected to the Internet via a slow, but free, Wi-Fi network provided by the home owner's association.

Question #2: I know this has been discussed here many times...but what is a fair price for a Premiere with Lifetime?

WWE Royal Rumble(spoilers)

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:41
Anyone watch?

Second year the fans just crapped over the winner. Even the Rock couldn't save Roman from getting majorly booed.

I did like the title match, but disappointed Brock(part time champ) is still holding the belt. Not going to be crazy about a Roman/Brock WM match.

DirecTV with Tivo THR-22

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:26
Anyone know anything about this receiver? Specifically using the eSata port to an external drive possible/not, location of manual since not on DTV site? Anyone have one?

Standard Roamio Remote Repair

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:38
Can anyone tell me if it is difficult to open the standard Roamio remote that comes with the unit to clean it out.. I was just told by the wife that there was accident and it got wet... Is there any tricks to opening it? Thank you very much... Bob..

One channel keeps freezing: How can I troubleshoot?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:15
I'm new to TiVo but I have a Roamio Pro and it's working great except one channel (and only that channel) keeps freezing.

It might not freeze for an hour, but then it might freeze for a second, and then freeze again a few seconds later.

What can I do to troubleshoot? I looked in the DVR Diagnostics area and that tuner shows 100% signal strength with -40 dB SNR.

Roamio Plus + Mini on FIOS Questions

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
After a long hiatus without TiVo, I am converting my setup from DirecTV to Verizon FIOS, and am planning to install a Roamio Plus and two Minis. I had a few questions and was hoping to get some insight:

1. Features/Usability: Is there a reason to have the Roamio vs. a Mini at the primary viewing location? i.e., what functionality or capabilities would be lost by using the Mini vs. the Roamio?

2. Wiring #1, Media: My house is about 22 years old and the builder was kind enough to run RG-59 throughout. I have some CAT5e runs and plan to add more. I assume it would make more sense to use CAT5e vs. RG-59 to connect the Roamio and Minis?

3. Wiring #2, FIOS TV: Will the Roamio require a coax connection at all, or would that only be to set up the MoCa network (which I presumably would not be doing)? i.e., can I get FIOS TV solely via the Ethernet connection from the FIOS router? If so, any performance considerations?

4. Wiring #3 (bringing it all together), Location: I currently have RG-6 coming from the ONT (have FIOS Internet, but no TV yet) to my Verizon ActionTec router. It comes into the house at a certain spot in the basement, where I'll be installing a TV. Option A: If the Roamio needs a coax connection, I'll plan to install it here, with the Minis at other TVs in the house (networked via the CAT5e), and likely split the RG-6 between the Roamio and the Verizon router. Option B: If all internal connectivity needs can be accomplished over Ethernet (potentially also changing the ONT-to-router connection to Ethernet, if any benefit), and if more worthwhile functionality is available from the Roamio vs. a Mini, I may install the Roamio at the Family Room TV, where more viewing occurs.