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We currently have an new Roamio and an old Series 3. The peanut remote on the Roamio can be programmed to work with any of the TVs at home. The peanut on the Series 3 no longer works with any of the TVs at home. The TV that one is connected to we have to use the peanut for the Tivo and the manufacturer's remote for the TV.
Not considered at the moment - Replace the Series 3 with a Mini. We use antenna. One antenna is pointed at the PBS station and others near it. One antenna is pointed at the area most of the networks broadcast from. Yeah, I read that these antennae are omnidirectional. They aren't. One direction for each Tivo gives us excellent coverage for all of the channels we are interested in plus the Roamio does good stream. We have a 3rd TV that currently has a Roku and an Amazon Fire - May as well have plenty of gadgets in play.
Right now I could upgrade the Series 3 to a Roamio - For $150 I get a new peanut, better stream user interface, more storage, that nice feature that it keeps playing the current show while in the menus, more storage and a partridge in a pear tree. No change to subscription monthly payment.
Still it's more money than just ordering a new peanut remote. Is it worth the difference given that we already have one Roamio? We were at Frys looking at the Roamio versus Mini and got in a discussion with a fellow Tivo fan. He thinks the reason Roamio is on sale is a new series will come out within a year.
If the next generation has much better integration of Roku looking features it would be worth getting that new series. We used to have a S2 and S3 at the same time after all. Integrate series in the Roku looking menus so I can flag a series to Season Pass or Now Playing then not have to explore the per-stream-vendor menus, huge win for Tivo.
If the next generation has much better integration with the web site streams of local TV stations it would be worth getting that new series. Find the TV station on the web. Link the stream as a channel in the Guide. Watch live TV news without an antenna, huge win for Tivo.
As it is the Roamio's mixing Tivo functions with Roku looking per-stream-vendor menus was a huge win for Tivo. It's why we bought a Roamio when we cut the cable.
I first asked a similar feature back in the Series 3 days and I know nothing will ever come of that version - At the time it was common to have a network connection that could not quite maintain a stream. So click on a video from a streaming vendor and buffer it into Now Playing. Let me watch it and delete my copy later. Have the copy automatically delete if that's what it takes.
I know why it's not going to happen. Legal issues of copying content that was not broadcast.
So what I want now is not listing Hulu and whatever in menus. It's *actual* integration with all of those stream vendors. Say I want a Season Pass to West Wing (MASH, Babylon 5, Mister Ed, whatever). I go through all the menus to find it and I mark that I want a Season Pass for it. When I go to Now Playing it lists now West Wing. It remembers which season, which episode and how far into that episode I am so I don't have to navigate a dozen menus just to get to a show I want.
That would be an enormous market differentiator - Only have to find a show once in its custom menus per stream vendor. As good as the Season Pass feature for series once it knew how to follow schedule changes. By the way now that we have a Roamio I love that it now knows how to follow a series across channels! Do that across stream vendors and it would rule!
On 4.5 and 4.5c when I search for CO and select College Football and select upcoming I get a list of showings that include channels that I do not even receive. Some have station letters that I do receive and when I select, the showing comes up with the correct channel (most of the time) and I can select record. Sometime I select record and it never makes it to the TO Do List so I have to go back an do it from the guide. Anyone else see this?
I have a Premiere Elite and a Mini.
Since I updated to .5c on both of my devices I have not been able to get the Mini to accept the "quick clear" backdoor code (S-P-S-Pause-S) to clear the status bar. The code stills works on my Premiere, and all the other codes I use are still working on the Mini.
I've tried to enter the code multiple times over several days in various contexts (usually while playing a recording). I've tried a hot and a cold reboot to no avail. I can toggle the on-screen clock and the "4X FF" codes on and off and back on, but for some reason nothing I have tried will get the quick clear mode to function although it was working before the FW update.
Can anyone else using .5c verify whether their Mini has this issue?
I have my tivo Roamio pro setup so that it feeds out of the components to one TV and through the HDMI to the other TV, in another room. The problem is on the HDMI feed TV- sometimes when I change channels, the video just disappears (audio still works). This is fixed 100% of the time by just pulling the HDMI cord out of the TV and putting it back in. I can't imagine what is causing this very odd problem- any help?
I have researched and researched so I thought maybe some of you could tell me the best set up. I have two Tivo Premieres series 4 (two tuners) and one Tivo Series 2. I just bought a Tivo Roamio Plus and have been trying to install it over the weekend. Previously all my Tivos were set up on our home wireless network. This network is central in our home but not close to any tvs. So, I'm guessing I need to do the MoCA bridge, right? I've decided to retire my Series 2 and keep the Premieres for the time being. In order to make this work do I need a MoCA for the Network and then one for each of the Premieres? Are having the Premieres as good as having a mini? What about a wireless bridge that tricks the Tivo's into thinking they are hardwired?
Thanks for any insights you have.
I'm thinking of going the tivo route with minis and have a very basic question as this is all new to me. Is it easy to move a mini from one TV to another? We have a 2 TVs that are only used sporadically- one in an upstairs bedroom and one in the basement. Do I need to buy 2 minis or can I just move one mini between them when we want to watch one of the TVs? Thanks for your help.
Looks like we've finally caught up in time, so maybe no more flashbacks? I hope so, I'm really getting tired of the same stuff over and over.
It was Wes who killed Sam? It was fun when they made it look like Michaela did it by pushing him over the stair railing, but we knew that couldn't be it because of the trophy. But Wes hitting Sam to stop him from choking Rebecca was what did it.
Annalise being vunerable with Nate was very believable. Much more so than when she was trying to be so with Sam (all IMO, and of course YMMV.:D)
And now the show is on break until Jan 29, ugh!!!
Noticing certain graphics on my roamio don't show properly unless I restart the tivo. Is this a normal occurrence? Attached two pictures, one of the thumbs up icon and the other from the To Do List with this issue.
Im looking to get a used Tivo box on ebay, but need some guidance...
Im looking for a DVR for Antenna TV. I have one of those flat indoor antennas from walmart that hooks into my TV and I get like 10 channels. Im good with that, but I just want to be able to record TV when Im not home or if Im watching something else, I can record on another channel.
I don't want a monthly payment and 699 is a lot for a basic box and a lifetime services, so I went to ebay.
Are there used boxes that will NOT work for what I want? Looks like people are selling Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Premium.
Does anyone have any guidance?
I have FIOS and my internet is on ethernet which runs to my can in my master bedroom which contains my coax feed and router that splits to all the rooms in my townhouse. I have ethernet in my bedrooms and kitchen but no line in my family room where my Roamio is located. I purchased the Actiontec MOCA adapter (2) and am trying to figure out how to set it up.
If I connect the Actiontec to the Coax and ethernet ethernet in the can in the master bedroom will enabling MOCA on the Roamio give it an internet connection and allow my mini to work as well? The mini is connected to the ethernet feed in my master bedroom.
Hi. We upgraded to a Roamio in September and have noticed that when we watch Netflix using the Roamio, the resolution of the programming switches from good to very bad right in front of our eyes. Is this a known problem? Is there a fix for it?
So I currently have Tivo Desktop Plus, but am not overly happy with the conversion options and am interested in the third party software frequently discussed in this forum like pyTivo, kmtttg, VideoReDo. My concern is that I don't want to be doing anything illegal or violating Tivo terms and conditions. I tried searching for VideoReDo and saw something that they exploit a portion of Tivo Desktop which made me a little uneasy, but then a saw a message that they were in negotiations with Tivo over something so it sounded more on the up and up.
Is anyone able to directly answer the question on whether using that software to do things like pull shows off my tivo, change the format, edit them, etc. is legal and in accordinace with Tivo terms and conditions?
I have a Tivo slide pro and an IR-controlled Yamaha AVR (RX-V765) that uses IR and is behind a wall. I'd like to use the TIVO remote RF ability to control the Yamaha. Is there a Slide Pro RF to IR converter system that will allow me to send a power and volume signal from the slide pro to the Yamaha behind the wall?
I am open to other ways to power on/off the Yamaha and use it for volume.
So the surfers use their Express Pass to claim a 1st. My wife and I are in disagreement about if this was their last chance to use the pass. Anyone remember from the original instructions that went with it? This was leg 8 and there are 4 to go.
Anyway, the dentists would have finished 1st again otherwise. They are on a roll. Sorry about Tim & Te, but they were pretty clearly the weakest team. If the TAR gods are good to us, the food girls will go home next week and we'll have as strong a final 4 as any season has had.
And that one challenge, running out the greased pole to grab the flag? Ouch!
How do I control what channels my Pro are buffering?
Thought it would buffer the last six channels entered. Obviously I'm ignorant on this.
Don't want to record any channel, just ping pong around watching different football games.
I have tried hitting the "CC" button, reseting my ipad, and even deleting the tivo app and redownloading. But Closed Captioning remains on. Anyone know what to do?
Had no idea Amazon Prime was up and running on the TiVo platform. Wow, been waiting for this for awhile. The interface looks great. Streams in 24fps and 5.1 audio, provided the content is in 5.1. Just wish the info button displayed the playback codecs like it does on the Netflix app. No more switching to other devices for Amazon Prime, love it.
I've had a Roamio plus for about a month. While I finally got the cable card working (Charter Cable) I have yet gotten the Tuning adapter to talk to the Roamio. 3 charter calls, a tech visit with the same old TA(a refurb I'm told) and still nothing. I'm missing quite a few channels. Even 1 of the charter techs said I needed a later firmware version. How can I get this adapter!? Charter just doesn't get it. Our current charter "store" only has the refurbs, all identical.
Also, Where is the firmware version located on the physical box?