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Stuck at Welcome, powering up screen

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:56
I have 4 tivos, and today the cable company showed up to give me a new premiere XL4. Sweet. But that meant shuffling the different units around. I move the HD from the bedroom into the office.

When I plugged it in, I got the dreaded "powering up screen freeze."

I happen to have a spare HD unit sitting in a closet (long story). It seems that the HD is usally the culprit and occasionally the power supply.

I know that the service (lifetime) is tied to the motherboard, and the cable card is paired to it as well.

I know I can replace the power supply to see if that is the issue (which I doubt, as it seems to be running ok).

If I replace the hard drive with the one from the other unit, will it work or do I need to do some reformatting? I have a copy of instant cake but I cannot remember which model I bought it for.

Thanks in advance.

Unable to stream files to iPad that were uploaded to TiVo

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:48
Here is my situation. I have several teaching videos that I have uploaded to my Roamio using pyTiVo and kmttg. My plan was and is to watch them on my TV via my Roamio when I am at home and then pick up where I left off on my iPad when I am away from home or in the non-entertainment areas in my home (like outside sitting on the deck enjoying the nice weather). The videos are in mp4 format and as far as I can tell, they are not copy protected. The videos play well on the Roamio, however, I am unable to stream them to my iPad. The option is greyed out and when I click on it, it states that the program is either copy protected or in an unsupported format. I have recoded it to mpeg2 and uploaded it again with the same results.

So am I missing something, doing something wrong, or it is just not possible.

The Strain - S01E03 - "Gone Smooth" - OAD 7/27/2014 - *spoilers*

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:33
I wonder if and when the pest control guy will connect with the Canary group or the old man.

Interesting "nudity" in this episode.

masterchef - US version - July 28 2014

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:12
"The Top 12 chefs create romantic menus for couples celebrating anniversaries, and Gordon Ramsay's wife makes an appearance. The losing team faces a pressure test involving truffles."

preview for this week's episode

Where is CableCard pairing information on Roamio

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:07
Anyone know where the CableCard pairing information is stored on a Roamio?

I have a Roamio Plus that has a cablecard that's already paired. If I replace the drive, is the pairing information preserved somewhere? (or will it just work anyway since I'm not ejecting and reinserting the cablecard)?

Just need to know how much time to allocate (Comcast has usually been good to me when I called to do pairing on my Tivo's)

Is there a typical time for an update to be downloaded?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:08
Without getting into why, I have all four tuners on my premiere recording from 3:00am to 8:00am seven days a week. Will this cause a problem getting the update?

The Leftovers 7/27/2014 "Gladys"

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:27
OK, people. I am not a TV show thread starter. I'm a wait for someone else to start the thread and then comment kind of person.

I'm surprised there's apparently so little interest in this show. It's really drawing me in.

Spoiler based on previews for next week:

Spoiler: Next week's episode seems to be focused on Nora, who I think is a very interesting character. I'm looking forward to it!

Please help a newbie out!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:23
Hi everyone! I have a Series 2 and a Tivo HD XL that I have been using with Vuze to transfer downloaded recordings to the Tivos. Unfortunately, this setup is pretty glitchy, and for the last few days, Vuze refuses to see the TiVos and vice versa. I'm looking for a more reliable way to transfer downloaded files to the TiVos.

I'm reading a lot here about pyTivo and kmttg, as well as Tivo Desktop (Plus). What would you recommend as a setup to a total newbie trying to transfer recordings? Ideally, I'd like something that will convert files and transfer them.


Thread for Roamio FAQ?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:56
I am going to be purchasing a Roamio Pro in the next couple weeks, upgrading from a TiVoHD. I was wondering if anyone ever put together a comprehensive FAQ for the Roamio boxes, similar to the stickied thread (linked below) in the Series 3 forum. I consider myself somewhat tech savvy, but I thought the info was very helpful for using my TiVoHD and would love the same kind of details for the Roamio. Thanks.

Basic Roamio hookup hdmi but no start up screens

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:32
Front panel lights light up and remote works the lights. Can put the Roamio in standby and out by doing it blind aol Just waited to see if it would. Could hard drive cause something like this?

Used Roamio Plus & Mini

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10
I recently had to dump comcast due to data caps and move to uverse, thus I no longer need my wonderful Roamio Plus & Mini.

1 Roamio Plus, Activated On: 01/30/2014 @ $14.99/month - $275
1 TiVo Mini, Activated On: 05/16/2014 @ $5.99/month - $50

If you purchase both I will include UPS Ground shipping for free.

American Ninja Warrior - SF Bay Area

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:08
The Miami Finals episode is airing at 8pm (an hour earlier than usual) on parallel channel 6 (KICU) while regular NBC 3 (KNTV) airs some MLB sportsball thing.

Also, the series premiere of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" on NBC will follow the game on KNTV, subject to extra innings.

Schedule recording from one Premiere to another on the same network?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:09
I have 2 Premiere's connected to the same network.

I want to be able to watch on Tivo and then schedule a recording to a different Tivo on the same network.

Is that possible?

Please help. Thanks.

Did the FF/Rew Change?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:56
I noticed when I ff/rew and then hit play it goes back further than it used to. Just a few seconds, but it's kind of annoying after having it all these years and learning when to hit play to get where I want. I spent last night wanting to punch my TV while watching shows. I just got my summer update last night though so it wasn't that, this started days before. Is anyone else having this issue? Is there a way to adjust the jump back time by chance? I know it's only a slight change, but I can't help it, it's driving me crazy.

Game of Thrones New characters for season 5

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:32
Spoilers if you don't want to know which characters are going to be in season 5

Video shown at ComiCon:

Anyone watching Manhattan?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:18
I am very interested and it is getting great reviews so far. It is on WGN America and I think this is their first original series.


Welcome to Sweden - series thread

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:09
Anyone watching this? Yeah it's kind of dumb, but I like fish out of water stories and it's made me laugh. That's all I ask of a sitcom.

One thing I'm surprised....no visits to Ikea yet? :)

Big Brother 7/27/2014

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:51
Another kind of meh episode. I liked Zach for awhile, but he's really getting annoying. I was thrilled that Christina said no for his plan to go up on the block and throw the DoD competition. It's about time someone was smart about that. If I'm playing there is NO way I'm A) voluntarily going on the block and B) throwing a competition. She's right, too many pawns over the years have gone home.

Caleb's date with Amber was kind of funny. And I don't think he's gotten the hint YET she's not interested.

True Blood S07E06 "Karma" 7/27/2014 **Spoilers**

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:33
So, Newman is the cure and she is going to heal everyone?

kmmtg /handbrake intermediate/work files

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Please excuse me if this has been asked and answered. I couldn't find it if it has.

Now that I've got these pieces of software going (thanks moyekj) ... What I'm finding is that there are at least 2 output files for every input file. There is in most cases, a .ts file , and then the mpg or mp4 file.

The TS file is playable, but much larger and the fast forward does not work.

Is there any need to keep the work files?

Thanks in advance,

BTW, This is one of the most helpful forums I've ever been on.