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That Vudu that TiVo do so well...

1 hour 51 min ago
Played around with the Vudu app. Connected my Disney Anywhere account. Great HDX video and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio. Played back at 24fps. Wish the info button displayed information like the Netflix app.

TiVo 3rd quarter results are out

1 hour 59 min ago
TiVo had a net loss in retail subscribers of 9,000 this quarter while gaining 337,000 net MSO subscribers.

Total active retail subscribers now stands at 928,000 and total MSO subscriptions is 4.2 Million.

Another slightly interesting tidbit in the earnings report was this line: "Beginning in October 2014, each TiVo Mini sale includes a product lifetime subscription for that TiVo Mini device."


Experiencing strange issues with Roamio

2 hours 52 min ago
Ever since the 2014 summer update, I've been experiencing some strange issues with my Roamio Plus box which I upgraded to 3TB before ever plugging in. The unit is less than one year old.

The update caused the box to become sluggish and it no longer zips through menus at lightening speed. I either see that spinning wheel icon "Please wait" or occasionally the screen goes completely black and I have to hit the left arrow key to go back to the previous menu.

Moreover, the guide info is incorrect. Even though the "To Do" list shows future recordings airing on the right channels, if I go to Explore this show >> Upcoming there will be a whole host of upcoming episodes that are assigned on the wrong channels. These channels don't even exist for my lineup on FiOS.

Additionally, if I select an upcoming recording and choose "View upcoming recording" a small distorted menu pops up with no listings.

Has any one else experienced this issue and if so, is there any known solution?

I've spoken to four different Level 2 Tivo support reps, cleared the Program info/Guide data and repeated guided setup twice, upgraded the software to 20.4.5c from 20.4.4, ran Kickstart 54 without error, restarted countless times and the issues still persist.

After several weeks of failed trouble shooting over the phone, I was offered a box swap. However even though my registered unit says "Plus" on the outside it is essentially a Pro with the upgraded 3TB drive.

How should I proceed? Tell Tivo I've upgraded my drive (which they might be able to verify)? Or just accept the new box and replace it with my existing 3TB drive before sending the old one back?

To me, it seems the issue is software and not hardware related.

roamio ota

2 hours 58 min ago
Is it necessary to turn off the unit when not in use ?

Book of Christ

3 hours 27 min ago
It's another of Adult Swim's 3am (EDT) specials. For me, this was the best one of all and it's freaking hilarious.


Back to the Wild - Chris McCandless

3 hours 57 min ago
Just a heads up if you are a fan of the story of Chris McCandless - "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer (book and movie). There is a PBS special on tonight at 9 pm (at least in my area) called Back to the Wild - revisiting his story.

Sorry - it's actually called Return to the Wild - not Back to the Wild.

We got the updated Vudu version today

4 hours 48 min ago
I just got home and logged onto VUDU - low and behold we have been updated to the most recent version of the player.... (Dark blue as opposed to black)

Deal on Refurb Roamios

7 hours 22 min ago
Tivo now has a deal on factory renewed Roamios. $0 for Roamio, $99 for plus, $199 for Pro. However, it requires a 2 year service agreement, no lifetime option. I called to see about lifetime and basically the price factors in the rental cost, so no lifetime.

He suggested calling black Friday to see if any new deals are added.

Add another Roamio?

7 hours 37 min ago
I have had a Roamio Basic and 2 Mini's now for about 6 months. I bought the Basic model because at time I had an antenna and wanting the OTA DVR. Well, my family liked the Tivo so much I added a cable card with my local provider, New Wave Communications, and have been very happy ever since...

Only problem, I need more tuners. The 4 in the Basic just are not enough. I thought about replacing the Basic with a Pro. If I do that, will the cable company have to "marry" cable card to the new Roamio Pro? Or can I simply swap it from the Basic to the Pro and be on my way?

What about adding a Pro to my setup? Would that give me 10 tuners? How would this work with my Mini's. Would they "see" both Roamios under "My Shows? Which Roamio would they record to?

Sorry for all the questions...just trying to figure out the best way to get more tuners.:)

Netflix app keeps signing out on Roamio & Minis?

7 hours 59 min ago
So starting a month or so ago I started noticing an annoying behavior with my Roamio & Mini setup... Netflix seems to randomly get signed out on the boxes.

Does anyone know if there is a setting, etc, to keep login persistent? It's a real PITA for me because my Netflix email and password are quite lengthy and typing them into the Tivos over and over again is a hassle.

Weeknees 6TB Upgrade

8 hours 59 min ago
Dave Zatz is reporting Weeknees is selling a 6TB Roamio upgrade! :)



Roamio Plus Green Light Goes Out - Sling Box issue

10 hours 38 min ago
I am noticing that after a day or two, the Tivo Green light is going out. I have had some issues with this causing the sling box to not be available. I think it is some sort of sleep issue where the video output (component HD) is not recognized by the Sling 350.

Any ideas?

TiVo Holiday Sale

11 hours 36 min ago

Base: Save $50
Plus: Save $75
Pro: Save $100

Sony SVR-200 for sale

11 hours 42 min ago
Selling a Sony SVR-2000 w/lifetime. Check it out if interested:

Tivo HD w/extender for sale

11 hours 43 min ago
I'm selling my occasionally rebooting TiVo HD with lifetime and a DVR extender. Take a look if interested:

Lineup change for STARZHD

12 hours 9 min ago
I recently received a lineup change from TiVo with STARZHDP replacing STARZHD on the same channel number. (Comcast-Denver, Mountain time zone.) Program listings for STARZ are now 3 hours off making it impossible to schedule recordings or season passes let alone see what's actually playing at the moment. Since I'm in the Mountain time zone I don't understand why I am now receiving STARZ Pacific. Anyone else in the Denver area having the same issue? I have reported this to TiVo through their programming issues department but haven't heard anything.

New Roamio Plus w/ Lifetime - Chicagoland

18 hours 51 min ago
I have a new Roamio Plus with lifetime that I ordered and realized I really don't need. I can still send it back to Tivo but offering it up for $599 if picked up in Chicago area. If you want it shipped you would have to cover shipping.

Premier and Apple TV

19 hours 50 min ago
I just bought a used premier with lifetime service on eBay. Will be delivered Wednesday.

I'm trying to discover all the other features of the device besides just recording. I'll be using it for antenna tv. I have an Apple TV as well. Will tivo replace my Apple TV? I saw you can stream Netflix on the TiVo...but then again you probably can't stream everything in iTunes either like Apple TV.

Don't want to give up my Apple TV, I was just curious.

New Amazon Instant Video Won't Setup!

20 hours 59 min ago
So I got the latest firmware update on my Tivo Roamio and my 2 Tivo minis and was able to log into my Amazon Prime account on my Roamio no problem and watch video but when I try to log into my Prime account on my minis I get invalid user name or password no matter what. And yes the user name and password is correct as I tried it several times but no go. And yes I can log into my account online no problem with it. Am I alone in this problem? I looked through the forums and saw nothing else about this.

Gotham 110 - "LoveCraft" (11/24/14)

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:42
Nice interactions between Bruce and Cat as he starts to experience the world of crime from a different perspective than just as victimized bystander. I was hoping that while they were being chased by the baddies in Wayne Manor and they popped into the closet, that this would give the first glimpse of a hint of a bat cave. But it wasn't to be so. :(

Alfred is quite the butler ... as in kicking butt-lering! And he seemed to charm Fish with his proper Britishisms. :cool:

And now Gordon goes to Arkham Asylum. I'm gonna' hafta' dig out the old Arkham Asylum Xbox game to get a feel for that place again.