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44 min 35 sec ago
I just got a tivo premiere , and it has an evaluation sub on it. I would like to ask any one if there's a way to find out if it was a promotion giveaway or a retail unit. In afraid to call tivo and have them cancel it .
Any help would be great ..

Forever (new immortality show on ABC)

2 hours 58 min ago
HuluPlus and ABC OnDemand have the pilot episode of the new show Forever available.

The pilot is 16x9 aspect ratio from HuluPlus, and 4x3 aspect ratio from ABC OnDemand (4x3 on my DirecTV DVR).

The main character is a 200-year-old man who doesn't know why he doesn't stay dead. He has died many times in many different and painful ways, but he always returns to life a few hours later.

Ioan Gruffuld, Alana de la Garza, and Judd Hirsch appear to be the main actors, based on the pilot.

I enjoyed this pilot a lot, enough to watch it a second time.

If you like scifi-ish mysteries, give it a try.

How does Tivo Desktop Plus work?

4 hours 10 min ago
I wanted to try Tivo desktop plus, so I ordered it on Tivo.com about a week ago. At the time of checkout, it said it should be delivered in a few days.

A day later, I got an email from tivo that includes a Tivo Desktop Plus license key. The installation instructions say:
"To use your purchased license key(s):

TiVo Desktop software for PC
Step2: Open the TiVo Desktop software and select "Upgrade to Desktop Plus" from the
"Help" menu. Enter the license key provided above and enjoy."

I was expecting to receive either a download link, or an installation disc in the mail. I have no Tivo desktop software from which to "upgrade".

Keep SD Channels ??

5 hours 31 min ago
This may be a silly question, but is there any practical or logistical reason to keep my SD Channels active in my TiVo if all I ever watch are the High Def Channesl? Pros? Cons?

Thanks for any advice.

Best price for roamio plus w/lifetime-- labor day sale?

11 hours 2 min ago
Hi. I am new here. I am new to tivo actually.

I am looking into buying my first tivo. I want to get the Roamio Plus w/ lifetime but its proving to be quite the investment.

I see a few different codes and methods to getting the best price so I was wondering what a good price to aim for would be.

I wanted to know if anyone knows if they are offering a labor day sale?

I have an old tivo someone gave me (2nd generation they said). I was wondering if calling about activating it would get me a better price?

Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!

Connect Roamio to sound bar?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:42
My old Series III TiVo had fittings which allowed me to use RCA type plugs to connect sound to a COBY sound bar without using a receiver. My old Tivo died last week, and I bought a new Roamio.

Alas, there aren't any fittings on the new unit which allow connecting to an auxiliary sound bar. Has anyone dealt with this problem, or has anyone a suggestion for a workaround?

Roamio arriving wednesday and I have Time Warner, do I need a tuning adapter?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:03
When I called and ordered the CableCard from Time Warner I knew nothing about them so I didn't know to ask for a tuning adapter and they didn't say anything about it. Only reason I know about the tuning adapter is a I Googled Roamio and TWC and what I read mentioned the tuning adapter. Do I need to call back and tell them to make sure they include a tuning adapter? I live in NE Ohio (Dover, OH to be specific).

PyTivo Not working

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:02
My pytivo was working just fine then I changed my cable modem(was not DOCSIS 3.0) and WiFi router. I got a all in one. Motorola/Arris Surfboard Modem & Wi-Fi router with MoCA support Model#SBG6782. I do use MoCA so this was the big draw for me. I now no longer need to have 4 devices all plugged in. I get it all in one nice package. Anybody have any idea what I might need to do to get my PyTivo working again?

Horrible Pixelation with Verizon Fios since early July 2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:03
So I live in massachusetts and have already placed 1 call to Fios where they told me that they see the problem and are fixing it...They then contacted me and said it was fixed..and it barely was. Still RS corrected but very few uncorrected....Now we are into the uncountable errors and multiple channels won't even tune in the 600's (HD) and even the basic HD is a mess...

Anyone else with fios Massachusetts having this issue lately?
I am going to call tomorrow...

Please help get Netflix updated for HD

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:00
I have two Tivo HD units in my house that work great, but there is a problem when watching Netflix. You do not get the Who's Watching request when you start it up. This feature allows family members to each have their own favorite shows saved. Without this everyone's favorites have to go into the queue of the main account holder, me.

Tivo support told me that the only way the Netflix app would be updated is if it were requested by enough people. They had me fill out a form at:


(If you don't want to use a link from a forum you could just google "suggest a TiVo feature" and the top link will get you there as well after going through their old research page.)

So, if any of you have a couple minutes, please help out us Tivo HD owners and fill out that suggestion page to have the Tivo HD units get an updated Netflix app to give access to the Who's Watching feature. Even if you don't have one yourself, the request could help all of us that do!

"ABC World News" new SP needed starting Sept 2

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:36
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer is changing to ABC World News With David Muir effective Tuesday, September 7. You may need to update your Season passes, especially if you are using an older model TiVo or a non-TiVo DVR.

Search results not filtering unselected channels

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:51
After the latest update, my search results from a wishlist search show EVERY channel that show is on...even channels that I have unselected in my channel list. I only select HD channels in my channel list. So if I search for a show that is on CBS, the results show channel 10, 58, 170 and 1010. This in itself isn't so bad, but when I search for something a little more general like "NASCAR Racing", Instead of having to select from 2 or 3 channels to find what I want, I may have 4 or 5 times as many to sort through to find what I want. This did NOT happen until the latest update. Before the update, the results were far more concise and didn't take nearly as long to sort through. I called TiVo and was told that "people wanted to see everything...even results for channels that aren't selected in the channel list". NOT ME! Interestingly enough, if I make that same search through the "search by title" instead of through a "wishlist" search, it only displays the channels I have selected in my Channel list.

Has anyone else seen this? I remember a trick about making all of your channels a "favorite" and filtering results to only show 'favorite' channels, but either that is no longer and option or I don't remember how to do it...

How long before Xfinity on Demand app appears on new Roamio?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:23
I've had a Roamio Plus with a Mini for about a year. That Roamio Plus#1 got XOD one morning several months ago and so did the Mini.

I just bought a new Roamio plus and moved the Mini to Roamio#2 as the host. There is no XOD app showing on either the Roamio#2 and it has disappeared from the Mini. Any idea how long before the XOD shows up? Everything else is working perfectly

Edited to add: Nevermind. Found out elsewhere that it takes 24 to 72 hours. Maybe this will help someone else

Log for why tivo reboots

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:45
Good Evening All,

I have been a proud Tivo owner many years and I enjoy them a lot. The one I wish I had was a way to find out why my Tivo rebooted. Was it an update or is there an issue like a failng HD or Power Supply. I have had a few HD failures along the way and lost 100s of hours of programs.

Is there a way to find out why a tivo rebooted.

Thank you,

Mini can't find a tuner?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:43
I've got 2 Tivo Premier XL 4 units with the latest update, along with 2 Tivo Mini's with the latest update.

I believe they have the dynamic tuner allocation now.

Last night was the first time I've run into this.

Mini-1 -> Tivo Living Room
Mini-2 -> tivo Bedroom

Tivo Living room was recording 3 shows, so it should have a free tuner, yes?
When to Mini-1 clicked Live TV, and it gave me an error stating there were no free tuners and did I want to watch a recording


I could've sworn that somewhere in the Tivo Premiere there used to be a setting for how many tuners could be reserved or something, but maybe that went away with the dynamic tuning allocation because I couldn't find it.

Further, the Mini-2 is in the basement and is rarely used, so I can't imagine it would grab a tuner (hasn't been used in WEEKS) for that long and even if it did, it should've grabbed the other Tuner.

Is there a way to tell which tuners are used for what from the main Tivo?

display channel number on screen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:24
I have a series 4 Premier TIVO.
I would like to have the channel display on the screen at all times when watching live TV.
Is this possible?

Sold my S3 OLED / S3 HD today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:15
Well, after months of procrastination, I finally put my two old S3 TiVo's on craigslist yesterday for $200 each (Separate adds) and I guy called me this morning wanting to buy both of them. We met at a local restaurant and the deal is done.

It really goes to the value of the lifetime service that I can still get $200 for a two generation old product.

I am pretty happy at this point - I always keep the boxes and all the packing materials, helps present a product that has been well maintained.

Channels all gone black

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:43
All of them. I use TWC. I have done a hard reset, did the guided setup again, soft reboot, nothing is working. There is no outage in my area that I can tell.

My tuning adapter is plugged in and seems to be working but my Tivo doesn't show it as being connected. I've tried to reset it and the channels won't come back. I'm wondering if I should exchange it for a different adapter.

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Not getting channels on guide from 550 - 600's

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:22
Have a new Tivo Roamio and I can see the channels 550 - 690 if I go to one but the Guide does not show anything for those channels so I am unable to move my Season Passes over from my old box and I can't recorded any programs on those stations in advance.

I am using a cable card from Verizon.