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lost my HDMI output. Can it be fixed?

1 hour 51 min ago
I have a 2-tuner Premiere that I think lost its HDMI output. I recently had a storm take out my HDTV's HDMI ports. I was able to use this Premiere's component outputs to the HDTV's component inputs. I used it this way for a few weeks before and figured the Premiere was OK.

I finally was able to get the HDTV repaired and got it back this weekend. However, this Premiere wouldn't work on the HDMI port. I switched HDMI cables, switched to both of its 2 HDMI inputs, tried other components on the HDTV and even brought in another 2-tuner Premiere that wound up working perfectly fine with ALL of the HDTV's HDMI ports.

Therefore, I am thinking this Premiere's HDMI port got taken out in the storm as well. Luckily, I got the Best Buy protection plan (4yrs) for this unit so can take it to them if needed. However, is there possibly something I am not doing right here to get its HDMI output to work properly? I thought you should be able to just plug it in and go, but maybe not.

If I do take it to Best Buy to get repaired, is this something Best Buy/Geeksquad can fix or is the HDMI port too integrated into the motherboard of the TiVo and they will just offer me a new one (or refund)?

Comcast firmware Atlanta area

6 hours 19 min ago
Has anybody in the Atlanta area had any luck getting Comcast to upgrade your cable card firmware? I'm in Cumming, GA 30041 with a Cisco cable card and still have PKEY1.5.2_F.p.1401. I have tried contacting Comcast through twitter. They responded but I could not get them to upgrade my firmware. Would love to know if anybody in the area has any success, and if so to get the name of a Comcast contact. Thanks

life expectancy

17 hours 51 min ago
I have a normal 2 tuner premier bought right when they came out I think 4 years ago.

It is starting to act wonky. Still works but sometimes takes some time to catch up.

My annual renewal is coming up. Sinelce they can't transfer a partial used annual to a new romio, what is the life expectancy of a premier?

Military discount

18 hours 30 min ago
Hi there. I've been a Loyal Tivo owner for 12+ years now. I love every tivo I've ever owned. Been considering an upgrade from my premier to a Roamio Plus.
I was shopping on eBay last week and came upon a box being sold brand new and unopened for a very reasonable price. (Half retail) so I purchased it.
As soon as it arrived I connected it to my TV and wireless, called customer service to activate and was told the box was already activated. The customer service rep went on to explain the box I purchased was part of a program where Tivo gave free boxes and service to returning military personnel. He transferred the box to my account and said I am currently not being charged a monthly fee but didn't know how long that would last.
I contacted the seller and asked if he was in the military. He said he was a Marine and was being re deployed and had no need for the box but needed the $$$, as a thank you for the great deal and his service to our country I sent him an additional $50.
My question for all of you is....do you know how long the military service discount will remain on my account, the CSR couldn't answer that for me.

Need Help with tivi +

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:53
Running Desktop + 2.8.3 Had to reinstall Win 7 now when I go to Playing on my computer from tivo premeir, I see the files mp4, I can also select any for transfer, but after selecting a file to transfer to the tivo I get "transfer this recording" then "please wait" which lasts for about 30 sec then The program has been added to the to do list yada yada yada. but it never transfer.
I have changes preferences to Tivo Beacon and back to bonjour, nothing helps.
This has been a problem since my first Tivo series 1, and its still a problem.

How do I add/delete in this section?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:46
I remember easily deleting several items in the area under "find tv, movie and videos". I specifically got rid of everything (Hulu Plus, Amazon, Youtube, MLB, etc.) and just kept Netflix in there.

I now also have "Xfinity OnDemand" as well, but want to add back the "youtube" option. For the life of me, I can't figure out where it was to add/delete options for this area. Tried to google it as well, but not much luck.

Can anybody tell me how to easily get to this area so I can add back "Youtube" to the "find tv, movie and videos" section? Thanks

V87 Errors on the mini...SOLVED

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:59
I just recently moved and was forced to switch from FIOS to TWC. My old house was fully wired with ethernet so I had my Roamio and Mini wired via cat 5e. Ethernet really isn't and option for me in my new rental, so I was forced to give Moca a try.

My set up is as follows.
Motorola SB6141 modem
Apple Airport Extreme router
Actiontec Moca adapter
2 POE filters (one at POE and another at TA)
5 way 2ghz splitter at POE and a 2 way 2ghz splitter at TA
I have 5 coax cables coming from the POE splitter (living room, MBR, office, and two bedrooms that are unused)

Set up with the Roamio went very smoothly. I did notice that MLB.TV was a bit choppy at times and not nearly as perfect as it was with my ethernet setup. I then connected and set up the Mini. I kept consistatly having "Lost Connection" (V87) issues with my Mini.

I tried everything that tivo.com/help/v87 recommended, but I continued to have this issue. Thank you to everyone that recommended assigning a static IP address to both the Roamio and the Mini. I have no idea why this worked, but it did! MLB.tv is now working perfectly and more importantly, so is my Mini...no more issues at all!


Orphan Black 4/19/14 "Nature Under Constraint and Vexed"

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:58
Well, looks like the rocket ride that was the end of last season is still in full blast!

I loved Alison's little fight scene. Suburban housewife's got spunk!

I'm still not entirely happy with the direction they seem to be going with the "clones as corporate property" thing. That's just so far detached from the way our laws work that it threatens to yank me out of the story. I hope they're being more clever than it seems so far, and they have a nice curve ball coming up soon.

And I'm glad to see Helena still with us. I've grown rather fond of that little psychopath!

Tatiana, of course, continues to amaze. When Sarah was impersonating Cosima, it was both convincing that people would believe she was Cosima, and yet instantly recognizable as Sarah.

How does Tivo compute ETF charge?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:17
I have a Tivo under commitment until next December but today I accidently got lifetime on another Tivo.

Does anyone know how they determine the fee to end a commitment early?

If it's not too much I'm considering taking the hit and ending the contract early because I fell for the free Premiere offer awhile back but have a $19.99 monthly fee on it, it's going to cost me at least $160 to keep it going until December and I just recieved lifetime on another Premiere for $99 today.

Putting old Tivo Roamio Plus hard drive into new Tivo Roamio plus?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 16:52
So I'm getting my Roamio plus exchanged out from Tivo. My question is this:

Can I take the hard drive out of the old Tivo and put it in the new Tivo? That way all my programs, settings and seasons passes are all setup?

Or is the Tivo motherboard/MAC address etc information on the hard drive and it will get confused with this conflicting info?

All the information I see is for upgrading a hard drive from a current working unit.

my roamio plus & 3 minis setup

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:13
I just finished my setup with a roamio plus & 3 minis all hooked up via 6 cable & 4 trendnet "green" switches. Everything works great and actually was approved by the wife. i got rid of 2 premieres using 2 cable cards which will save $9.00/month.
I have several questions regarding the minis. i notice a slight delay when channel changing versus channel changing with the roamio. also is there any way to activate the live tv window when pressing the tivo button. I get live tv when pressing the guide button but not when pressing the tivo button. Lastly, the mini is actually a one tuner device. I cant switch back and forth between tuners by pressing the live tv button. any help is appreciated.

Error playing a recording.

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:35

I searched and couldn't find this posted anywhere.

I installed the latest update on my Roamio Plus during the first round. (Priority list) Of course I lost all of my favorite channels and had some of the other problems also. The thing that messed me up is that all of my movies that were "pushed" to the Plus, will not play now. The screen message is attached.

I don't understand this as they were playing fine before. Also, I can still play these movies when accessed from a Mini or my Roamio Basic, just not from the Plus.

These are movies that I own and ripped to my "server", then pushed to the Plus using just the Tivo software.

Any help would be appreciated. I am going to push them again, but was just curious as to why this happened.

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20.4.1 didn't install very cleanly

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:05
Apparently I got 20.4.1 a few days ago, but haven't been watching much TV so I didn't notice that essentially every channel was getting not authorized, V5something, or no signal errors. Nothing recorded for those last few days.

I just rebooted the TiVo again, and everything seems to be coming in fine after the new reboot. I hope it doesn't decay over time :-).

P.S. I did sign up for the priority updates once I saw it is supposed to fix the overlapping recording problem, so I guess this is the priority update finally making it to my system.

Sound Delay

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:21
I use a Sound bar with "Dolby Digital" with Tivo Premiere. When I change channels there a Noticeable delay when "Sound/Volume" comes thru. A little annoying. but can live with. Just wanted to know do other people notice this?

stilhaus Kitchens Review

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:47
The kitchen from Stilhaus Kitchens was a real BARGAIN.

no signal on new tv, still working older tv

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:44
We just upgraded our tv to a Samsung and we only get menus on our series 3 and a lost signal on live tv. I can take the hdmi cable and plug it into the old tv can see.the live tv signal just fine. I am sure this.must be an issue with tivo and some kind of handshake. Any ideas and how to fix it. I got a live signal for about 8 hours and then lost it.


Does Tivo Desktop work on Windows 7 in Parallels on a Mac?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:27
I want to upload .TIVO files to my new Roamio Plus, my first ever Tivo so I'm a newby.

I have no standalone pc's but have virtual Windows 7 running in Parallels on the Mac.

- Will Tivo Desktop work in Parallels?

- Is there a better way to upload .TIVO files to a Roamio Plus?

thanks much,

Force Tivo to call home

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:13
Is there anyway (Through hacking) to have the Roamio calling home once every 30 mins? This may seem excessive, but I'm thinking about scheduling shows to record online when you're not home. If the show is scheduled to air in less than 24, chances are the Tivo isn't going to call home and get the show scheduled to record.

Feature request - encrypted esata backup

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:30
With the larger drives with the new Roamio, we need an Tivo approved method to backup our recorded content on our TiVo's. Nothing that would allowing transferring content to another device but rather tied to the TSN and MAK of the unit which could permit restoring previously recorded content after replacing a hard drive that has gone bad with a new drive.

A simple external esata connection with an approved third party external drive, encrypt it, do what ever is necessary to prevent copyright theft but with more and more content limited to stream only, we need a backup solution. Hard drives don't last forever!

Further, including Amazon HD content purchases, once downloaded those purchases can't always be downloaded again, if I have a library of Amazon HD movies at $20 or less each there needs to be a way to preserve the copyright holders restriction and allow the consumer to preserve their purchase.

Even just a drive mirroring would be good! The existing drive encryption appears solid and trustworthy, just enable raid 1 drive mirroring.