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BUG: Changing Season Pass settings for a show modifies channel assignment

1 hour 32 min ago
I just found an odd bug when modifying the season pass settings for a show.

Normally I setup a pass to include shows from a single channel (e.g. the HD version of a given network). That channel shows up in the title of the season pass. I had been able to change the setting for that Season Pass (e.g. change the "save until" setting) with no other issues.

Since the most recent update, if I change any setting in a Season Pass, the selected channel no longer appears in the title, and the pass starts including shows from all channels (HD and SD) on which it appears.

Note that I'm still using the SD menus, if that's an issue. I wonder if this is related to the feature in the latest update that changes how future shows in a given season pass are handled.

Person of Interest - S4E05 - “Prophets” - 10/21/2014

1 hour 42 min ago
In an evening filled with good television, Person of Interest still stands out.
I like the fact that the show is willing to go to the dark places and explorers the ramifications of the issues it raises.

Prophets starts out as a fairly routine episode with the number of pollster Simon Lee.
But as the episode goes on, you realize that the writers are peeling back another layer of POI Mythology.

The fact that Samaritan is rigging elections is a very scary revelation and another step in it’s taking away free will.

I appreciated the ways the team tried to protect Simon without blowing their covers and the gun battle that Root had with the Operative was great.

And while the team managed to save Simon’s life, they wound up destroying his self confidence.
For someone like Simon, one could argue that could be worse than killing him.

We got more layer peeling though with the characters.
While Reese didn’t have much to do with the number of the week, we did see him talk with the psychiatrist about Carter and her death.

We also found out that Ms. Groves changes identities (and clothes) every few days and not only does that cause a lack of human contact, her contact with the Machine is limited lest Samaritan find out.
The scenes with her and Finch were well done.

The last layer peeling concerned Finch and the genesis of the Machine.
I had often wondered why Finch had an inability to trust the Machine and why he had originally designed it to do the memory dumps and this episode showed us why.

42 previous versions were essentially untrustworthy and Finch was concerned about the “morality” of the 43rd iteration.
And this highlights the difference between the Machine and Samaritan. One has a moral/ethical compass while the other does not.

I do look forward to his conversation with the Machine.

Channel always not available when power up system

1 hour 55 min ago
I posted this in the wrong area, so I am posting again here, I have searched and not found a solution.

I just purchased a Roamio Plus and got it up and running with Cox Communications (cable card, TA, and a headache). Now, when I turn on my system with my Harmony remote, whatever channel I was watching when I turned off the system is blank. If I change the channel, any other channel comes in with no issues. The channel that originally turns on either says that it is not currently available or not authorized, but as soon as i change the channel, everything works fine.

The signals on all the channels I have checked are 100% and SNR at 41. Thus, it shouldn't be a signal issue.

This is an annoying issue because if I am watching say channel 1007 when I go to bed and a show is set to record the next night before I power on the system, my fear is that it will not record. Don't know if cable card or tuning adapter is going to sleep or something.

I am open to any suggestions.

transfer of recording to new ipad

8 hours 40 min ago
does anyone know if it is possible to transfer recording from one ipad to another in the case of a replacement or a new ipad. ?

Subtitle question.

9 hours 39 min ago
A while back I managed to figure out (with alot of help from forum members) how to copy tv shows from my PC to the roamio and watch them. Sometimes the shows have a separate file for subtitles. I've never bothered to copy those over though. If I do, do I just copy them the same way or is there a trick to doing it? Or will the Roamio be able to read the subtitles?

Breaking Bad question.

12 hours 46 min ago
Yes, I'm a little behind. :o

Just got through episode 5 or 6 on season 3. When this show originally aired, were there subtitles from the cousins, etc.?

Sons of Anarchy Greensleeves 10/21/2014

12 hours 50 min ago
Just starting the ep. I'll be back when I've finished watching.

Tivo Elite Yellow Ring blinks every2 seconds

13 hours 35 min ago
I came down to check out my Tivo Elite this morning. The yellow ringed light that comes on when signal is sent from the remote is blinking every two seconds. When I go to live TV, it goes into that slow pause/play icon slow mode.
I have rebooted the Tivo three times.
Once, without the network cable. The ring did not start until I plugged the network cable back in. The ring continued after I unplugged the cable again.
I removed the remote control from the room. no change.
I turned off devices with Tivo clients that communicate over the network (ipads). no change.
Any ideas?

Occasional Black Screen

14 hours 27 min ago
The following occurred twice within the past week on a Roamio Plus:

First time: I was watching a recorded show. When it ended I deleted it and while still in Now Showing selected another recording. When I tried to play it the screen went black. Switched to live tv - also black. Back and forth a couple of times and it cleared up and worked fine. Audio was good throughout the process.

Second time: Same as above except that it didn't clear up until I went into video settings, played around a little, reset to the same as it was to start with, and exited. Then everything was fine.

It should be noted that this tivo outputs to two sets - one via hdmi and one via component cable - and both sets exhibited the black screen.

Clearly this isn't normal behavior. Do we think it's something about which I need to be concerned and contact tivo support? Thanks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "A Hen in The Wolf House" (10/21/14) SPOILERS!

17 hours 14 min ago
Wow, Adrianne Palicki is a big girl. And a bad ass. Shades of Ultraviolet. Glad she's one of the good guys.

Can't decide who I'm crushing on more, Bobbi or Simmons.

So much for my theory of a season-long arc of Simmons undercover.

I just found out that my daughter, who is a nurse and a published author, has been binge watching last season's episodes. Make's a dad proud. :)

So far, I'm loving this season, and I'm left wanting for more.

I wish I could say that about more shows.

This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN - season 1

17 hours 20 min ago
Anyone watching? I've so far seen Ep. 1: 'Sugar Daddies, Sugar Babies', Ep. 3: 'Genius Experiment', Ep. 4 'Filthy Rich' (about the oil boom in North Dakota).

I wasn't so interested in Unholy Addiction, so I skipped it.

Decent show and somewhat insightful but at the same time, the reporting isn't really very in-depth and has only mostly anecdotal examples. I guess you can't expect that much w/limited time (production and air time).

I was hoping to hear more about the "genius experiment" than just the stories of a couple of folks.

The Filthy Rich ep was interesting and was at least more in-depth than brief things I'd seen on financial news channels/shows before.

Blank Screen Only on Turn On Channel

18 hours 54 min ago
I have searched and not found a solution.

When I turn on my system with my Harmony remote, whatever channel I was watching when I turned off the system is blank. If I change the channel, any other channel comes in with no issues. The channel that originally turns on either says that it is not currently available or not authorized, but as soon as i change the channel, everything works fine.

It does not seem to be a cable card issue because the other channels work just fine and the blank channel is whatever channel I was watching when I turned the system off (I understand the TiVo does not power off). My thought is that it might be an HDMI handshake issue with my Marantz pre-amp.

The signals on the channels are 100% and SNR at 41. Thus, it shouldn't be a signal issue.

I am open to any suggestions.

Mini behind the tv?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:35
I've read that people put their mini on a wall or behind there tv. How does the IR see it? It's not RF so are you using some type of ir extender?

Tivo just sent me offer for Lifetime Mini for $149.99. Is this rare?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:17
Has anyone else gotten an offer directly from Tivo for a Mini with lifetime for $149.99? I just got an e-mail titled "Share the TiVo experience on another TV with the TiVo® Mini" at 10 AM today (Oct. 21, 2014).

I clicked through the link to test it - at least to the point of checking out, it's legitimate. It definitely says 'one time payment' & lifetime service ($100 off). Looks like I've got a couple months; I'll definitely take them up on this, the question is when & how many Minis?

My previous configuration was a Roamio Pro with two Minis, which was added to the older stuff in my .sig (Tivo HDs & a Series 2). One of my HDs recently bricked thanks to the guided setup loop of death after an S03 error (I'll re-image the drive at some point, the HD should still be fine). As a result, I decided to put lifetime on a Roamio basic I had sitting around - my guess is that's what triggered this offer. Tivo sees me activate a Roamio by itself & decides after a few days to try to sell me a Mini (or more).

At any rate, I wanted to let others know this has happened & also see if others have gotten the same offer. If you did, was it a situation similar to mine?

Scorpion Plutonium Is Forever (se1 ep5 OAD 10-20-14)D

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:59
Eight years navy nuke, 30 years commercial nuclear power, all I can say wow, talk about misinformation. Where's the security for the plant? An abandoned plant with fuel in the core and no operating crew. How does every one get through the various security doors without an authorized ID card? Plant is in mothballs but still be producing steam. If the plant was still capable of producing steam a ruptured steam pipe of that size would fill up the room that Cabe (Robert Patrick) was in with steam. I'd be worried more about being cooked to death than the radioactivity.

If the plant is indeed in mothballs all the fuel in the core would be off loaded to the spent fuel pool, where it would be allowed to cool down for at least five years before being loaded to dry casks. There are still maintenance and surveillance requirements required on plant equipment. There are so many other things that were wrong. The writers don't even try and come close. China Syndrome is more believable. Season pass cancelled on this garbage of a show.

TiVo Stream to Android to TV

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:59
Hey all,
Anybody know if TiVo stream will work on a tablet or phone hooked up to a TV?

Basically, vacation house only has internet and we want to watch TV from our home line (a la slingbox) but I'd like to avoid buying two boxes if I don't have to.

Thanks!

TiVo Mini & Stream with Airport Express

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:12
Hello all you smart tech folk. I just rid of my crappy DSL connection with ATT and got a new connection with Monkeybrains which is mega faster. Previously I was hooked up with a DSL modem in the bedroom but it was always too slow to stream the tv shows to watch in bed on my TiVo Mini! I also have Tivo Stream as well.

So my new internet connection is in the living room, and I am now hooked up with Airport Express. Everything is working great and much faster! I am super happy. But I have a problem now! Reading below on the site:

"TiVo Mini, the host DVR, and all other DVRs you want to use with TiVo Mini must connect to the home router using a high-bandwidth Ethernet or MoCA connection. For ease of setup and maintenance, TiVo recommends that you use the same type of connection across all devices on your network.

IMPORTANT: TiVo Mini does not support wireless connections and cannot interact with DVRs in your home that are on a wireless connection."

How am I supposed to make this work now with the Tivo Mini and Stream in my bedroom?? I am totally confused. Do I have to move them both to my living room? Will I still have access to my TiVo shows in the bedroom? I was thinking this was going to let me finally have the freedom to watch tv in my room but I dont know how to do this!

I am so frustrated. Haven't been able to use the TiVo Mini or Stream since I got it last December for Christmas :(

Incredibly frustrated. There must be a work around???

Is it possible to hook up the TiVo Mini and Tivo Stream to the living room to work in my bedroom? I am not very tech savy and all of this is very confusing to me!

I hope I did not spend all this money and a lifetime of TiVo memberships to not be able to use these products.

Will Airport Express work with my devices??

I need a solution fast before I lose my mind...

Appreciate anyone's help!!

Denny :)

Help: FIOS Stuttering with Roamio

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:44
I'm a long time Tivo Owner... Series 2, Series 3, Premiere, Roamio, etc

I've had Verizion FIOS for several years, worked fine with a few different Series 3 and 4 units.

I now own a Roamio Plus, Purchased in January 2014. For the first several months of it's operations, everything was fine.

However beginning several months ago, live TV started stuttering. On live TV, it typically appears as a brief pause of the picture, audio usually continues unaffected. I typically do not get a macroblocking effect while watching live TV... just a perfect freeze frame for a second or a fraction of a second. When playing back recorded TV, these pauses are far more pronounced, usually effecting audio as well as pausing video for several seconds at a time until it recovers. Likewise streaming these recorded programs or Live TV to my Tivo Mini lasts only seconds it at all before becoming interrupted.

I've tried several things:
1- Tried adding a coax attenuators, including stacking multiple attenuators; No effect.
2- Verizon has swapped out my cable card for the latest version (MCPOD3; No effect.
3- Ran Tivo Hard-drive tests via Kickstart menu; Passed

Please help!

Andrew

Help: FIOS Stuttering with Roamio

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:37
I'm a long time Tivo Owner... Series 2, Series 3, Premiere, Roamio, etc

I've had Verizion FIOS for several years, worked fine with a few different Series 3 and 4 units.

I now own a Roamio Plus, Purchased in January 2014. For the first several months of it's operations, everything was fine.

However beginning several months ago, live TV started stuttering. On live TV, it typically appears as a brief pause of the picture, audio usually continues unaffected. I typically do not get a macroblocking effect while watching live TV... just a perfect freeze frame for a second or a fraction of a second. When playing back recorded TV, these pauses are far more pronounced, usually effecting audio as well as pausing video for several seconds at a time until it recovers. Likewise streaming these recorded programs or Live TV to my Tivo Mini lasts only seconds it at all before becoming interrupted.

I've tried several things:
1- Tried adding a coax attenuators, including stacking multiple attenuators; No effect.
2- Verizon has swapped out my cable card for the latest version (MCPOD3; No effect.
3- Ran Tivo Hard-drive tests via Kickstart menu; Passed

Please help!

Andrew

gotham - "viper" (se1 ep5 10/20/14)

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:35
more foundation this week, continued good balance between dark drama and cartoonish. glad to see bruce beginning a proactive stance in the family business, alfred relententing to help him. also liked the insight to the corruption at wayne ent, origins of venom, and new antagonist molly mathis.

wasn't impressed with viper, hope the villain of the week is a temporary tactic to lay foundation, and not a permanent formula for every show (did we ever find the reason viper cut off his ear, other than to make him easy to id?).

liza's training and then picking up falcone seemed to quick and easy.

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