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v52 error

2 hours 58 min ago
Some channels go to a black screen with v52 error every day so it seems. I have changed cable cards, the only thing that works is to cold boot the network adapter from time warner cable. any ideas ?

Big Brother - 8/21/14 - An evicted player returns

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:50
All I can say is, thank God it wasn't Jocasta!!! :D

I would have preferred it to be Zach, but Nicole was my second choice. I really hope Nicole or Donny wins HoH. Actually, it might be kind of interesting if Victoria wins it ........... Just kidding. Obviously, she doesn't have a prayer. ;)

Tivo Desktop Autotransfer - How Often?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:56
Anyone have any idea how often the Tivo Desktop application checks to see if there is anything new to be transferred? In other words, if a show is set to autotransfer, how long after it finishes recording should the transfer begin?

Mythbusters announcement - 08/21/2014

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:36
I posted same time as LoadStar. This one can be deleted.

Mythbusters "Plane Boarding; Bite the Bullet" (S9E19, 8/21/14, Spoilers)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:36
I don't really want to talk too much about the episode itself, except a quick complaint about Adam/Jamie's myth: they didn't test the Southwest boarding method. The *only* thing I can think, and it's a stretch, is that the boarding method is somehow rights-encumbered (copyright, trademark, patent) and they couldn't. Still, I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to the normal boarding method.

That aside, what I really want to talk about was the bombshell they dropped at the end of the show: Kari, Tory, and Grant are gone after this season. I want to know why... has anyone heard? Was it a contract dispute that led to them getting let go, was it a decision by Adam/Jamie, by Beyond, by Kari/Tory/Grant, by Discovery, or what?

We're going into season 10, so obviously we're nearer the end of the show than the beginning, and I wonder if this is just the first sign of that. It's going to be very weird not having them on the show.

Mini Fast Forward / Rewind Sounds

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:20
Is there a reason that the Mini doesn't make the TiVo Sounds when pressing the Fast Forward and Rewind Buttons? I can't seem to find a setting anywhere.

Cutting the cord: Reactivate TivoHD or get a Roamio?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:17
Hi all-

I haven't had an active Tivo for about 2 years now since I switched to DirecTV and got one of their whole home (now known as Genie) boxes. I'm ready to cut the cord from satellite/dish and go strictly OTA supplemented by Hulu/Netflix/Amazon.

In the basement I have 2 (presumably) working TivoHDs with upgraded drives. Neither has lifetime service. Are there enough features on the newer Roamio devices to warrant upgrading and getting a lifetime subscription? The new interface looks nicer, but the last time I paid attention (when Premiere was just coming out) it had some issues. What other advantages other than a better interface/snappier response would I get from a Roamio over a TivoHD? Otherwise I think I will just reactivate one of those and see how I like it for OTA service.

Thanks for any help.

Channels misaligned in Brighthouse Cable Florida

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:20
I woke up today noticing that all channels shifted one position on the lineup. I called TiVo support and they say brighthouse announced the shift but did not do it. Then I called brighthouse and they told me is a known issue and that it was reported to the engineering department. I am a Orange County (Orlando) customer.
If you have this issue please call and report the issue. It's posted on their knowledge base.

Is HOCKEY not a sport according to Tivo?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:49
Why is Hockey not on the extensive list of sports when browsing categories to watch? It lists table tennis and skeleton, but not HOCKEY!!! What's up with that?

Track your favorite team also seems to only be football oriented. Ignoring the hockey issue, I also can't track basketball.

FYI: I'm speaking of the "Browse" tab on the iPad app. Not sure yet if hockey items will show up on Tivo Central under "What to watch now" area. I'm guessing it will, but haven't used this feature much being OTA for quite some time till now (Cox cable).

TiVo To Drop Mini Service Fees?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:23
Zatz Not Funny who has been a reliable source of TiVo info before TiVo annouces it, is stating that TiVo may drop the fee requirement for the mini or at the least, lower it drastically. Now I have always had a fundamental issue with TiVo charging a service fee for a product that only functions when used with another TiVo device that requires a service fee. Perhaps they have seen the light! IMO - Tivo needs to kick their marketing department into overdrive and be more aggressive.

Only issue is that pure speculation is that if the do this, they will increase the purchase price of the Mini itself. We shall just have to wait and see if this really happens!

TiVo To Drop Mini Service Fees

2 TiVos for sale (HD/Premiere)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:50
I have a working 2 tuner Premiere with an upgraded 1 TB drive, comes with WiFi b/g adapter $90

Also have a working HD with an upgraded 1TB drive, comes with the WiFi b/g/n adapter. $110

Both tivos can also be shipped with their original drives in the box (in case the upgrade drives fail)

Neither has lifetime service. Will be willing to negotiate the price

HELP. I need an Image for a TCD746320.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:32
Hoping for a bit of help finding a drive image I can use on my TDC746320. I am still looking to purchase the drive I will be using. It could be anything form 500G to 2 TB depending on what I can find cheep. I need a image I can use with the DvrBARS software. Thanks in advance.

Feasibility of an AT&T U-Verse TiVo?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:44
How feasible is the possibility of a TiVo that would work with AT&T U-Verse?

I realize that there are any number of problems, probably the biggest being the limit of 4 incoming feeds (that's a limit for the house, not per set-top box), but even a non-recording box with the TiVo interface (well, it would be recording, but only what was currently being watched on that particular STB) would be better than what exists now - there's no provision for frame-by-frame or slow motion. Even a one-tuner box (that mimics the STB - and only what was being watched could be recorded) would be better than nothing.

Network Roamio -- Same Cat5 for Tivo and internet access for computer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:37
I have what seems like a simple question but so far haven't found an answer.

I'm networking a new house (new to me, old house), and I want to run ethernet cable (Cat5) from a single Roamio to several rooms throughout the house. The reason I choose ethernet over MoCA is that I want to have internet access for computers in those rooms also. (And smart TV's, and other smart devices like PS4).

Can it all be one ethernet cable to each room? Or should I go ahead and run 2 -- one from the router, and one from the back of the Roamio for streaming content?

Thanks for any replies. I was thinking that perhaps the Roamio, if plugged into the back of the router (it will be co-located) might just talk to all the rooms, and I would perhaps use a switch box at the other end to enable two or more devices (such as a bedroom that has a computer and a TV with a Tivo Mini or Smart TV functions).

Seems like this would have already been asked and answered 1,000 times.

Metagenerator doesn't work with Netflix

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:52
I'm using version 351t10. I get the following error message when searching for a movie using Netflix

Quote: Search failed: An error occurred while parsing I get it when searching for any movie. An example, Godfather

I'm using FiOS.

'Intruders' - BBC America

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:32
New series starts August 23.

Quote: From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, the eight part series spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, the series is based on British novelist Michael Marshall Smith’s ‘The Intruders’. Stars John Simm and Mira Sorvino.



Welcome to Sweden airing double episodes, starting tonight

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:27
A heads up on Welcome to Sweden programming.

"Working the Engels", the show following WtS, has been cancelled, and NBC is yanking it from the schedule immediately. WtS will be pulling double duty, airing a (new) 2nd episode in the WtE timeslot.

Your guide may not get this update in time (it's effective tonight!), so you may need to set a manual recording.

BTW, Welcome to Sweden has been renewed for a second season.

Big Brother - 8/20/14

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:54
It's interesting how the Team America prank ended up royally screwing Zach. I give credit to Frankie for seeing that the house was turning against Zach, and seizing the opportunity. The next episode should be interesting. I assume Zach will have a global meltdown, and it will be fun to watch. They are also bringing someone back into the game from the jury. How funny would it be if Zach came right back into the game after getting backdoored? :)

This episode marked the first time I can recall where players openly acknowledged that Derrick is running the show, and that he will win if he makes it to the end. The season has sucked so far, but it should at least be a bit more interesting from this point forward.

How to sign in to YouTube on Series III?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:45
I'm trying to access my list on YouTube. Google blocks me (although my name and password are correct) then sends pithy messages to my email account, saying, in essence, they had blocked me. There are some things they suggest, including clicking to a site that says "allow" the site (they don't say _what_ site or if they're talking about my TiVo) access, but that doesn't work.

I can't find any solution on Google/YouTube help or help forums, although several have the same problem.

Do you know how to fix this?

Any one else have strange Record activity?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:17
Since the Summer update, my Roamio occasionally pretends to record shows. I say pretends because it turns on the red record light, and if I check my four tuners, I will find one that shows the record icon, and if I check the Guide for the channel to which the tuner is tuned, it will show that the program is being recorded. But nothing appears in "My Shows" or "To Do List" before, during, or after the record light activity.

I've checked my Season Passes, Wishlists and Manual Recordings and nothing matches the show that is seemingly being recorded. I've checked the History, and nothing appears for the program that the Tivo pretended to record. Anyone else see this kind of behavior? Or have suggestions for what else I should check?