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Tivo Stream Slow, How do I speed up?

1 hour 22 min ago
I know this general question has been asked but there always seems to be on detail that doesn't match my situation. I have the TiVo Roamio with Tivo stream standalone. I use apple Tivo app on iPad and iPhone. I have comcast with 50mb/s download speed. My iPad averages a speed of 42mb/s. A 1 hour tv show downloading medium size takes about 20mins. Yet I can download Avatar in HD (5.5GB) in the same time (20mins) or less. The Tivo stream is just ridiculously slow is there anyway to speed up? With my connection I should easily be able to download a 1 hour show (medium quality) in 5 mins. Also note I'm downloading on my home network not out of network. How do I make my Tivo stream match my internet speed?

Youtube not streaming

1 hour 39 min ago
On my Tivo HD...ethernet connected. I cant get youtube to stream. I use it nearly every day (at least my grandson does). And today I cant get anything to stream. I get an error that I need to allow transfers on tivo.com (already have checked it long ago...and rechecked today)...and restart the tivo...did that. Also suggested router errors...I rebooted the router a few times...and cable modem.

I can open the youtube app but cant get any video to stream. Netflix works...I can stream netflix movies. I also tried youtube through my 360 and that works.

Ethernet comes through a 4 port switch...which has my tivo, 360 and a wireless cam hooked up.

I did ping the tivo through the FRING app on my iphone and it was suffering major packet loss (like 50%)

Anybody have any suggestions for me here?



Doctor Who "Time Heist" OAD 9/20/14

2 hours 38 min ago
Well I'm one of the positive one's on this season but another enjoyable episode. Not great, they can't all be, but watchable and enjoyable.

I liked the reference back to the phone number in the shop, that points back to that being Missy related.

Some predictable parts, especially the Architect being the Doctor, but I like all the timey wimey stuff.

I like the little references like ""Big scarf. Bow tie. Bit embarrassing"

Put Roamio hard drive into Premiere?

3 hours 3 min ago
The day I received my new Roamio (last December), I removed it's 500GB hard drive and installed a 2TB. I did this before I even plugged it in and activated it.

It just occurred to me that I have that 500GB hard drive sitting in a box in my closet, so the question is: can I put that 500GB into one of my Premieres essentially upgrading it from it original 320GB?

It seems like it should be a simple swap, similar to the Roamio, but I thought I'd ask just in case I'm missing something.

Bonjour Mademoiselle Tivo

4 hours 30 min ago
It looks like most of you here use something other than Tivo Desktop. I wanted something simple so I set up a dedicated Windows 7 Professional computer with Tive Desktop to serve downloaded movies. It’s been running for over a year and it’s been mostly problematic. Sometimes the Tivo Premier can’t see it, sometimes the Tivo Roamio can’t see it and sometimes neither Tivo can see it.

I’ve tried all the usual fixes such as: reboot the computer, restart the Tivo service, use Tivo desktop cleaner and reinstall Tivo Desktop, clear the cache and so on. Some things fix the problem temporarily. Nothing fixed the problem permanently.

One of the times I was reinstalling Tivo Desktop I noticed that it installed Bonour 2.x. I remembered that my PC with iTunes used Bonjour 3.x. So, I uninstalled the Bonjour 2.x that came with Tivo Desktop and installed Bonjour 3.x that came with iTunes. That was six weeks ago and everything has been working perfectly ever since. Just passing this along since I haven’t seen any solutions like it.

Can I activate a Mediacom/CableCompany NEW TiVo Mini on Tivo.com account?

7 hours 10 min ago
So i thought I scored a great deal on a NEW, in package TiVo mini. Turns out it looks like it is a cable company owned/rented unit. I went to TiVo.com and it says to call an 800 number, or contact Mediacom, the local cable company. I didn't even know that they distributed Minis. (I've been out of the TiVo loop for about 4 years, went to DirecTV, and now on OTA.)
So, any chance TiVo customer service would activate the unit on my regular TiVo.com account? Or is the unit just worthless?

Any help and info/insight is greatly appreciated.

Alex (DocChaos)

How far can you get on initial setup without it being Activated?

8 hours 23 min ago
How far can I get through the initial guided set-up without the box being activated?

I'm buying my parents a Roamio Plus, and Mini. They are buying the Lifetime service.

They live out of state and I'll be there on vacation next month. My plan is to put in a bigger hard drive, let it do what ever updates are needed, and try and get through guided setup at my house (using their location) before I leave.

Then when I arrive, have them buy the lifetime, and get the CC and TA installed.

Is this possible? Is there a better way to accomplish this?

Depending on the CC installation date, there might not be much time between when I arrive and Charter does. I know they don't like to be sitting there waiting while Tivos do updates and reboots.


Unable to connect / gateway not found

9 hours 14 min ago
We have two Premiers running 20.4.2 plus an old Series 2. They are connected to our wired home network and each can see the others, read each others' "Now Playing" lists, and transfer or stream shows between them (the Series 2 can't stream, of course). There is also a PC on the net which is running TiVo Desktop.

The problem is that one of the Premiers has been unable to connect to the TiVo service for two weeks and is now without program data. Connection fails during "Preparing" with a status of "Gateway not found". TiVo Central is also down on the non-working Premier due to a "Temporary Service Connection Issue" (C133). TiVo Central, and all of its features that we use work fine on the other Premier.

I have rebooted the non-working TiVo, rebooted the router, and checked the network settings - each many times during the last week or so, in assorted orders. No change!

One possible symptom is that while the working Premier can access the shows stored on the PC, the non-working Premier can only see and access the other TiVos but not the PC.

Any help, suggestions, insight, ... would be greatly appreciated.

Mini on MoCA work w/Network Down?

11 hours 5 min ago
Hi, all . . .

I have a Roamio Plus with a Mini on MoCA.

Will the Mini still function if my Router / Network Connection crashes? Is MoCA all it needs to function? What will and will not function if this happens?

Thanks for your help.

Stalker. No upcoming shows listed.

12 hours 8 min ago
Saw the preview for a new show coming Oct 1st called Stalker. It's on CBS.
Anyway, my wife said to go ahead and set a season pass for it in case it turns out to be decent. It shows in the listings but doesn't show any upcoming episodes in the next 2 weeks. :confused:

And I know I have the correct show because it's a picture of Dylan McDermott on the screen. Also checked to make sure the tivo has successfully connected and it has.

Anyone else have this issue?

Upgrade questions

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 22:46
It's time to replace my series 2. It looks like it'll be a Roamio. We're Dish subscribers so I don't care how many channels I could record if I had cable, I'm stuck at one at a time. (so the basic Roamio) My wife records sewing/craft shows; I record old movies and football (Go Cougs). I use KMTTG to download and then convert using VideoReDo and copy to a Roku. So I don't need a lot of storage on the DVD. (Again the basic Roamio)

Is there any reason why I should go for the Plus or the Pro over the basic Roamio? Isa there something besides number of channels or storage that I'm missing?

Using a Hot Spot for Updates?

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:51
I have a Series 2 (basic service) Toshiba SD-400 standalone TIVO unit with a lifetime subscription. I, like many others, wish very much to get rid of my land line phone service. I do not have a router network but do have a Hot Spot or MIFI unit that I use to get onto the internet on my computer and tablet. If I am only interested in updating my program listing so I can record easily and see what is on, can I use the TIVO G wireless adapter with this hot spot unit to update my program listing (hopefully automatically but if I have to then manually)? My hot spot is a standalone device (not a phone) and is plugged permanently into an electrical outlet and is always "on".

If the answer is "yes" I can use my hot spot, is there any trick to it or do I just follow the instructions that come with the wireless adapter? And if the answer is "no" what is another simple solution to my problem? Thank you very much.


Ok, So I am an idiot....

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:35
So my Premiere XL4 was making intermittent noise like the HD was starting to go. It's got a WD20EURS and so I ran out and bought a WD20EFRX Red series so I could back it up before it crapped out. Took the cover off, and it's the #&@^# fan that was making the noise.

So, I figure I may as well make a backup while I can.

First - should I reinstall the old drive and keep the new one pristine, or figure that I've already got a couple of years out of the old drive and put the old one on the shelf?

Second - Any preference around here for ddrescue remix v12.04 vs. using JMFS v104? I have 316HD hours now and it seems I would have to run JMFS and not expand (both are 2TB), but it's not clear to me if I'd have to supersize? Somehow I think the bit for bit copy of ddrescue is somehow more logical, but I'd appreciate any thoughts.

Netflix App on Roamio Basic

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:08
Been watching Netflix on my Roku for about 2 years. Started using the Netflix App on my Roamio last night instead, and it is 100% better than the Roku Netflix app. Love it.....:)

12 Monkeys remake series on Sifi channel coming soon

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:35
I understand it will be out in January 2015 but this is episode remake based on the 12 Monkeys movie staring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.


Possible Bug - Able to "hang" Tivo at will

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:53
Ran across this by accident a in the last week or so and know how to recreate it.

I have a wishlist for "NFL".
There is only a single recording in the folder and it is currently recording.
From My Shows, hit play on the folder.
Tivo thinks for a bit and then bongs and stays in My Shows.
From that point forward can't do much without going to Live TV at which point everything is fine.

Just pointing it out in case someone else runs across it.

This is with the latest update.

WTC Is Changing Channel Assignments

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:42
In a couple of weeks, my cable company is changing channel assignments. I do realize I will have to go through the TiVo Channel List steps when that happens.

But what about my Season Passes? Must I change every single one of those and start all over? My list is long and some are not currently active, just waiting for the next season. :-(

Problem with IP remote control of Mini

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:07
IP Remote (iRule) works fine EXCEPT for the dialog box that comes up at the end of viewing a recording (delete or keep options). At this point no IP remote commands work. I have to use a regular IR or RF remote to respond to this dialog box, then all the IP remote functions work again.

Cox Cable Card & Missing Packets with Roamio

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:01
Been looking around and I noticed similar problems with Cisco cards but didn't see much about the Motorola M cards.

Installed my Roamio yesterday, complete with the Motorola Tuning Adapter and M Card. We (Cox & I) have been unable to make this marriage work. I should also say that I have two other Tivo's (Series 3 & Premiere) in the house with TA's and cable cards that work just fine. As of tonight, I am on my 3rd cable card and second TA and I still cannot get any channels above 1013, I get analog 3-13 and digital 1003-1013 but nothing else.

Tivo tech support showed me the screen which shows Missing Packets. My SNR is in the 36db to 39db range, and signal strength is 93-98. I do get the error V58 on the channels I'm not getting. Based on my search around here I see lots of talk about limiting the number of tuners in play, but it seems to be more Cisco related.

Should I try limiting the number of tuners? Cox does offer the Contour system here but I'm willing to try anything to get this to work. I do have a tech scheduled to come out tomorrow evening to check it out but would really love to cancel him if I can get this to work.


Soon to be new customer

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:09

Going to be a new customer and going to purchase a Roamio Pro (Lifetime subscription) and Mini. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use this offer, or one similar on ebay? I won't use the offer for the mini as it is cheaper not to. You can by a new Roamio Pro for $499 at retail stores with a 4 yr warrant for $80, which gets you the ability to do an extra year than tivo direct, but still $300 cheape to do ebay code, not unless there is a cheaper option. Thanka for your help!