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TiVo third party ip control

1 hour 16 min ago
Is anyone out there controlling tivo roamio or tivo mini ip via port 1413. I am able to control my boxes with port 31339 but not able to on 1413. I was told that port 1413 is supposed to be used on roamio and mini to get ip control to work correctly. However, my boxes don't respond to commands when using port 1413. When using port 31339 commands are blocked by the TiVo mini when the delete recording screen pops up at the end of a recorded show. Once the screen times out, control resumes

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Is TiVo letting premier owners transfer lifetime memberships these days?

3 hours 12 min ago
I want to upgrade my parents to a roamio... Are they allowing that these days?

New series on TNT, "The Librarians" premieres 12/7

3 hours 33 min ago
I really enjoyed the movies so this looks like a lot of fun too

The Librarians

The Good Wife S6E10 The Trial (23 Nov. 2014)

4 hours 3 min ago
Wow. Kalinda's playing with fire. "Anyone know you're here [or can I just kill you right now with my bare hands]?"

Speaking of Kalinda, was the restraining order lifted? She and Cary were super close & even touching this episode.

Finn & Alicia's candlelit dinner with live music was awesome.

MoCA with Tuning Adapter - New Splitter Needed?

5 hours 2 min ago
Hi, all. I tried searching the forums but just need a quick answer for my situation.

I have a Roamio (basic) with a Tuning Adapter connected via ethernet to the cable modem right next to it. I will be setting up a TiVo Mini tonight in my bedroom that only has a cable outlet. I read on the forums MoCA does not play nice with tuning adapters.

Right now my cable set up is this:
Outlet->2-way splitter->Modem
___________________->Tuning Adapter->Roamio

Will I need to purchase a 3-way splitter and a second POE filter?
Outlet->3-way splitter->MoCA->Modem
___________________->POE->Tuning Adapter


MTR700 Firmware version?

6 hours 4 min ago
Can anyone tell me what the firmware version of an MTR700 I am planning to buy:
Phase 2.7
Platform ID 176

I'm at my wit's end. Charter will not help--after 10 calls or so says that Tivo needs to update THEIR firmware. Tivo says it's in the TA firmware, which most, if not all, the info in forums suggest is true. I'm looking at buying an MTR700 off ebay but don't know the firmware version, just the above mentioned data.

Charter also says that they have NO different firmware versions, as confirmed by the local Charter store, which as a bunch of the same ones, all refurbs.

Weird (no) sound issue with 20.4.5

10 hours 2 min ago
Hi all,

got a weird one. The Roamio+ and all 4 of our minis got 20.4.5 last week. All looks good except...

We have 2 Samsung 19" tvs in the house. Now both of them have to be power-cycled multiple times to get sound out of its respective Mini. The other televisions in the house (that aren't these Sylvania jobbies) have no such issue- turn them on, and the audio is there as expected.

If I switch over the Roku stick on the other HDMI port, there's sound as usual. But nothing from the Mini.

I guess this is some sort of weird interaction between the Sylvania TVs and the updated Mini? Probably a task for TiVo support?

Do I need a slingbox?

10 hours 20 min ago
This is the second time I'm on vacation since I got the Tivo Plus last December. The first 2-3 days the tivo stream worked fine. And now it can't connect again. I've gone months at home without using away from home stream & would remember to test the stream & it was fine. But after constant streaming away from home network for 2-3 days in a row something happens. I was hoping to catch up on 1-2 shows a day. I'm thinking my only option to guarantee I can watch my recorded shows while I'm away is to get a slingbox. Or some remote app that let's me reset a surge protector with the router & Romeo plugged into it. Anyone know of a reasonable solution cheaper than a slingbox 350 or 500?

I am still able to get to the Romeo to delete shows so I don't believe it's the home network.

Deauthorizing an Android Youtube app from casting?

11 hours 27 min ago
Somehow, my neighbor who has an Android phone and shares the same wifi network as I do, can load up his Youtube app and choose my Tivo to cast to. He apparently didn't need to do any kind of authorization, like I had to do with my iOS phone's Youtube app.

Whats the deal with that? Does it really need authorization, and maybe he came over and my roommate let him in to authorize it while I was away at work? Does the Android app not need authorization/pairing? How can I shut it down?

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14 hours 36 min ago
I've noticed this issue for the past week or so:

Tivo resets itself

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:37
I have a Tivo Series3 (v 11.0m-01-2-658) with a dual tuner cable card and also connected via coax cable through a Cisco tuning adapter to the cable modem. Sometimes, when I watch a recorded show, (the McLaughlin Show to be precise; no other show causes this so far), the Tivo unit resets itself. Something in the recording is causing this because if I try to play the show again, it resets at the same point in the playback. It has happened often enough that now I try to skip the first seconds of the show. But today, it occurred in the middle of the show rather than at the beginning, like in the past.

I thought perhaps it could be because of bad sectors on the hard drive, but why does it only happen for that show, recorded at different occassions over the past months.

Homeland S4E9 "There's Something Else Going On" OAD 11/23/14

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:49
Holy freakin' crap!

My first thought was that they must have put some kind of tracker in Saul's glasses.

I'm glad that Boyd will finally get his.

But still, holy freakin' crap!

RF + MOCA over same cable?

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:44
Does anyone know if its possible to combine the output from an RF modulator (Channel 3/4) with a MOCA network connection (particularly verizon fios). I am attempting to save my in-laws some money by having a single Roamio box feed three rooms (one through HDMI, two through a coax connection off a RF modulator from the AV output in the Roamio). Wondering if feeding the RF signal back to the same line as the MOCA (using a diplexer) would cause issues with the MOCA network?

The Walking Dead "Crossed" 11/23/14 | Talking Dead 11/23/14 NO preview spoilers

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:38
Why did they bother to take Tyreese on the rescue mission? He can't even hurt a walker unless he's pushed. They should just assign him as Judith's permanent nanny and find a dress for him.

Networking issues

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:31
would like to ask a dumb question having had tivo for a long time and in and out of this forum all the time. just curious why we are not discussing our networking isssues here in the forum as i know there are plenty of them out there. curious is all

Cheapest way to get a Roamio Basic w/ Lifetime?

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:15
I currently have a TiVo series 2 w/ lifetime (I bought it on eBay and had the lifetime transferred to me.) I want to buy a Roamio Basic w/ lifetime but can't figure out the cheapest method. On Tivo's website it looks like it would be $599.99 (includes $100 multi-service discount.) The TiVo itself is $50 cheaper on bestbuy.com, so maybe I could buy it there then activate lifetime on Tivo's site for the discounted $399.99 for a total of $550, but can it get any cheaper than that? Thanks for your help

Tivo Slingbox App

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:45
I would like to see Tivo add an app to access a Slingbox.

My wife has a Slingbox connected to her Mom's STB in Tokyo. She uses my DT PC to watch her recorded Japanese shows. It would be slick for her to be able to access the Tokyo Slingbox using either the Pro in our LR or the Mini in our MBR.

Having said that, I doubt Dish will ever allow it.

Anyway, it's a suggestion.

TiVo Stream is stuck in a DHCP loop

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:37
I am experiencing a very weird problem with my TiVo Stream, which started when I lost the ability to communicate with it after changing out some network equipment and power cycling it.

Since that time, the TiVo Stream is not successfully receiving an IP address assignment from my DHCP server. In addition to that, the DHCP client on the Stream is stuck requesting the same IP address every time, so when my DHCP server was trying to offer it a different one, it ignored the offer and requested the same address, resulting in a NACK.

Here is what my tcpdump command reported when I plugged in the Stream:

17:38:28.087863 00:11:d9:3e:42:b8 > ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, ethertype IPv4 (0x0800), length 349: (tos 0x10, ttl 16, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 335)
$STREAMADDR.68 > BOOTP/DHCP, Request from 00:11:d9:3e:42:b8, length 307, xid 0xda6ba77e, Flags [none]
Client-Ethernet-Address 00:11:d9:3e:42:b8
Vendor-rfc1048 Extensions
Magic Cookie 0x63825363
DHCP-Message Option 53, length 1: Request
Requested-IP Option 50, length 4: $STREAMADDR
Hostname Option 12, length 20: "TIVO-A94000190222D3C"
Parameter-Request Option 55, length 7:
Subnet-Mask, BR, Time-Zone, Default-Gateway
Domain-Name, Domain-Name-Server, Hostname
FQDN Option 81, length 24: "TIVO-A94000190222D3C."
17:38:28.227179 00:13:3b:0e:7f:04 > ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, ethertype IPv4 (0x0800), length 327: (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 313)
$ADDR.67 > BOOTP/DHCP, Reply, length 285, xid 0xda6ba77e, Flags [none]
Client-Ethernet-Address 00:11:d9:3e:42:b8
Vendor-rfc1048 Extensions
Magic Cookie 0x63825363
DHCP-Message Option 53, length 1: ACK
Server-ID Option 54, length 4: $ADDR
Lease-Time Option 51, length 4: 864000
Subnet-Mask Option 1, length 4:
Default-Gateway Option 3, length 4: $ADDR
Domain-Name-Server Option 6, length 8: $ADDR,$OTHERADDR
Domain-Name Option 15, length 5: "local"

I see the above output being repeated over and over and over, and the Stream never actually assigns the IP address internally and brings up its Web server.

Has anyone seen this before? If they have, how did you fix it?

D3 modem with moca built in

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 15:39
What all is needed to create a moca network using a http://www.arrisi.com/products/product.asp?id=865 ?

is the poe filter needed? how many moca adapter are meeded for 2 premieres?

New peanut versus S3 to Roamio upgrade

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 15:28
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.