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Philips TiVo finally upgraded! 15 years!

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:47
Well, I think I've got most everyone beat. I finally upgraded to a Tivo Roamio from my Series 1 after the modem...I repeat, the MODEM failed. The HD is still spinning like a champ! I swear it needs to go into some kind of longevity hall of fame! I will most likely remove it from the unit and frame the thing. I think in all those years it was "off" for less than a few months all told.

I got my money's worth out of that lifetime sub for sure. I doubt it will happen again as the new HDs spin way too fast to last longer than a few years. (I think, right?). Does the Roamio even have a mechanical HD? I'm out of the loop on SA Tivos. Can't wait to have fun setting up the new box!

Oh and what's the deal with only the lowest version having OTA capability? These cable ******bags aren't even trying to be sneaky anymore...getting cocky.

Person of Interest - S4E02 - "Nautilus" - 9/30/2014

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:28
Well, I was a tad disappointed that this wasn't an episode about nuclear submarines but Nautilus delivered by moving more story elements into place and opening some interesting plot points.

What started out as a fairly routine number turns into something much more.

I had initially thought that Claire might be recruited by the Machine by the end of the episode due to her skill set, but I didn't initially see the Samaritan angle.

Once Harold stated that the contest emails seemed to come out of nowhere, my mind went racing with the thought, "Did The Machine create this contest or did Samaritan?".

This episode again pointed out that Samaritan is also eliminating anyone who may come up with a competing AI so this may be a war that only our crew can battle.

I suspect that we haven't seen the last of Claire though.
Not sure if she'll become Greer's right hand or Samaritan's analog interface.

Timing a new Tivo purchase

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21
I was ready to buy a new Tivo, but was wondering what the normal cycle of new models was. Seems like the Roamio has been out a while and a newer model might be coming soon.

Any ideas? Is it about 2 years between new models?

I bought a Tivo HD about a month before the Premiere came out, so I know what it is like to get burned by an new model.

$99.99 Mini at Radioshack

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:05

Question on Android streaming with multiple Premiere's in home

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:42
I have 3 Premiere's in my home on a wired network.

If I purchase one Stream box and connect to the network, will I be able to stream content from any of the 3 Premiere boxes? Or just one?

Please help. Thanks.

Lost HDMI

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:37
I know this was a problem on the S3HD units but hadn't heard of it as a problem on Premieres. My XL4 box suddenly lost the HDMI output completely. No storms, everything on surge protector, etc. Component and composite outputs work fine. Tried other cables, TV inputs, etc. The firmware update was about a week ago but I didn't have a problem until yesterday so I'm discounting that as the cause. Anyone else seen this issue?

Selfie - "Pilot" S01E01 OAD 09/30/2014

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:30
I'm don't usually watch romantic comedy, but I'm a fan of both Karen and John.

Overall, I liked it, especially with the very modern techie vocabulary.

They do need to tone it down a little, like the on-the-lips kiss with the boss in front of everyone. I can understand Eliza can be over-the-top, but the boss of a major company?

Evel Dick finally reveals why he left in the middle of BB 13 ...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:23
All this time we knew it had to be something pretty major for him to leave so abruptly like that. It turns out that they pulled him into the diary room and informed him that he was HIV positive ...

http://www.people.com/article/big-br...o-hiv-positive

After areawide outage and signal, Tivo Series 3 says "Lost Signal"

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:59
Yesterday, XFinity had an area-wide outage. After service came back, our Tivo Series 3 started showing "Lost Signal".

The XFinity cable box was receiving signal just fine, so I pulled it off of its coax and stuck it onto the one the Tivo is on. It (the XFinity box) received signal fine there as well.

The Tivo runs off a splitter that also goes to the phone/internet router, so I took the splitter out of the sequence (temporarily removing our phone/internet access), and the Tivo ran fine that way.

The Tivo was working fine before the outage/restoration. So it seems to me that the restoration may have resulted in our getting a less strong signal than before the outage, such that half the signal (i.e. post-splitter) is not enough for the Tivo.

Questions I'm hoping someone here can answer:
  1. Am I understanding things correctly?
  2. How much signal does the Series 3 need?
  3. I might be able to move the phone/internet router to another coax outlet, taking that splitter out of the mix, but if not, what can I do to boost the signal the Tivo is receiving?

Windows Phone/Desktop Streaming?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:31
Could this be next on the roadmap ?

Transfer from PC to Tivo

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:46
What can i do to get my Tivo Roamio and Tivo Desktop Plus to transfer video from my PC to my Tivo? It works very sporadically, and I can't seem to find the key to making it work automatically. Some files transfer, while some go undetected no matter what I do. It's one of my favorite Tivo features, but it doesn't do me any good if I can't make it work. ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED!!

Sons of Anarchy Poor Little Lambs 9/30/2014

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08
I haven't watched yet, but thought I'd get the party started. Please carry on without me and I'll be back after I've viewed.

Lifetime Subscription and Mini Help

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:59
Hi All, I just purchased a Roamio Pro from Amazon for $498 but have not activated yet. This is my first Tivo. I also want to buy 3 minis that hopefully will work with the Cat 5 cable running to every cable outlet in the house.

My need now is how to get best price for Lifetime Subscription? If savings are significant I can return the Pro back to Amazon as I have Prime and buy a Pro with Lifetime included somewhere else that is very reliable.

As for the Minis, I am hearing there are some changes coming which will be introduced at the CES in January but I'm not sure what they are. Does anyone have knowledge of the changes?

If changes are not needed by me, where would be best place to buy the Minis now?

Thanks in advance

Record All Shows and Keep Until I delete

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:37
After the Fall Update I chose the Season Pass option to record all shows. However, the Tivo chooses the SD version when there isn't an HD channel available (I live between two markets where one market only has a SD version). Is there a way to ignore the SD channel?

Also, when I set up a Season Pass and I choose the option to 'Keep until I delete' the Tivo still schedules to delete them. When I select the show it allows me to extend the length of time to keep it, but it only allows me to extend it for two weeks even when I delete a lot of old shows. Is there a way to change it back to 'Keep until I delete'? Thanks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Heavy is The Head" (9/30/14) SPOILERS!

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:32
Wow, I'm confused about a lot with this show. If Coulson is the director now, what is Nick Fury? And where?

What's the deal with Coulson having to carve the alien symbols? Can't he just use chalk? :rolleyes:

What's the deal with Talbot? He's got his panties all in a twist, when he should just realize that Coulson and his kids are the good guys.

There's more, but it can wait.

Preview spoiler!
Spoiler: Whoa, did not see that coming! I can't believe they would do that.

Android Streaming Issue

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:54
Anyone else having the following issue on unrooted devices?

If i connect to wifi and run streaming setup (In Home and Out of Home) it completes successfully, and i am able to stream shows.

if i then turn off wifi and enable cellular streaming, then try to watch a show on the phone, i get this error:



If i run setup again it fails with this error:



This happened on my phone (A 2013 Moto X Unrooted, Unlocked Bootloader) and my wife's phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Stock)

Thumbs Up

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:16
Lately a thumbs up to record has been showing up on the screen. Very annoying especially since the program is already recording. Now it will show up on the recorded programs. Anyone else having this issue? Or anyone have a solution?

Verizon FIOS

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:32
Verizon recently completed the installation of FIOS in my 84 unit Co-Op building. In the next few days they will have representatives in the lobby to meet with interested parties and they are offering 30 days free trial. I plan on taking the trial offer but I don't know what to expect and am hoping for some suggestions here.

I have a Roamio Pro and my current provider is TW. Will I be downloading the programming for both TW and FIOS or will Tivo just find my season passes for both services. I want to make the most of the 30 days so I can make a decision on what to keep.

Side loaded on Kindle Fire HD, but font too big?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:20
I side loaded the APK onto my Fire HD but I can't get past the setup because the menu is being clipped and the buttons are being pushed off the bottom.



Looks like a font issue, but there is no way to change the font on the Fire that I can find. (other then an accessibility feature that makes it bigger and the problem worse)
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Considering mini but have some queries

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:43
I'm considering getting a mini now that there's no more service fee, but I don't know if it would be worth it.

Currently I have 2 Panasonic plasma TVs -- one downstairs for main viewing connected to a Roamio Pro and another one upstairs in a spare room that is connected to a SD set-top box (because FIOS charges a whopping $8/mo just for the HD box).

The mini would eliminate the need for the set-top box upstairs and give me HD picture on my other plasma, but I'm concerned about dedicating one tuner to the mini. Does that mean I can no longer switch back and forth between six programs on the main Roamio unit? I rarely if ever record six programs at once but I do like the ability to set my tuners to six different stations (local networks, HBO, Showtime) and go back and forth between the buffered recordings.

Also, what is the best connection for the mini? My cable modem and wireless router are all on the first floor, so I would not be able to provide a wired ethernet connection for the mini. Does it require a lot of bandwith? Currently I have a 50/50 connection but am considering downgrading.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly welcome. Thanks.

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