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Missing channel number/name in season pass list

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:18
I have the following problem on my premier TiVo box (I have not noticed it on my Series 3 box). When I look at my season pass list, most of them show the program name and then in parentheses the channel number and channel name. However, there are a few which only have the program name (no channel number and channel name). I cannot figure out how I managed to create these entries without a channel number/name. I have NEVER used a wish list. All of my season passes have been created either by searching for a program name or by finding a program in the live TV guide and selecting it. Can someone please tell me how I managed to create these entries so that I can avoid doing so it the future? Thanks.

Circumventing "sleep mode" on mini

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:53
I'm in a corporate environment with several television being run by several minis. I want them all (4 TVs) to all constantly use a tuner from my 6 tuner roamio, but they will keep sleeping after 4 hours. I've seen some archived threads about using perhaps a Rhasberry Pi or something similar to keep them awake always, but I'm curious if anyone here has actually accomplished this. If anyone has any way of keeping them "alive", I would really appreciate it. It's a VERY annoying "feature".

Looking for New Setup for Xmas Present

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:18
I have been out of the TiVo business for awhile. Started back in 199? with some early adopter purchases when my wife worked at Procer & Gamble. Have been hooked ever since.

3 S3 TiVos all with PLS (man cave, living room & bedroom). 1 has an upgraded Weaknees HD and the other 2 have external HD -- no issues, fingers crossed for many years). No real way to make any content portable to another platform.

Roku3s on 2 TVs (man cave big screen is ancient and doesn't have HDMI) + kitchen TV.

Google Chromecast

Amazon Prime, HBOGO, Showtime On Demand, Netflix.

TWC with everything but the local channels copy protected.

Would give 2 of the 3 S3 TiVos to kids. Not sure about the 3rd. Know very little, but thinking a Roamio+ or Pro and Minis would work well. If the price is right, might even put a Mini on the kitchen TV.

Given TWC, should I make Slingbox a part of my setup? Maybe the Slingbox 350 currently offered at Amazon Prime for $90?

What is best setup? What are best deals? Looks like there is a "loyalty deal" for 10 yr. + customers (which I would easily qualify for).

Any help greatly appreciated. Used to check TCF all the time. Been stagnant with current setup for so long, I really don't know what the possibilities are and suspect I am missing out on some great things.

SP manager on tivo.com is just wrong

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:16
How can tivo.com have it this wrong?
I have 3 operating Tivo's on my account. I have 2 in my home connected to a single network. The 3rd is at my sister's house on her own network. When I check the SP's on Tivo 1 on the website, everything looks the way it should. When I check the SP's for Tivo 2, everything looks ok until I get to the bottom of the list. All of the SP's on Tivo 1 are also listed as being on Tivo 2. The SP list for Tivo 3 is completely wrong. Tivo 3 is shown as having the same SP's as Tivo 2 including the SP's that are actually only on Tivo 1 and the actual Tivo 3 SP's are not listed anywhere.

The T1 SP's listed on T2 can not be deleted and none of the SP's shown for T3 can be deleted.

So if I had only 3 SP's on each tivo it would look something like this - Bolded SP items don't actually exist on that Tivo and can not be deleted.

Tivo 1 SP's
The Big Bang Theory
Modern family

Tivo 2 SP's
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Tivo 3 SP's
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Now Playing List

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:03
I asked this before but can't find the post. I push TiVo on the remote, then Now Playing List. The list of recorded shows is listed. Usually they go into folders by name of show. The folders are gone. I thought y'all said to press 4. I've tried that on each screen to no avail.

So, how do I get it back AND how do I stop losing it?

New wristband detects sleep, sets VirginMedia Tivo to Puase/Record

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:11
Article here:http://mashable.com/2014/12/18/wristband-records-tv/

Interesting gadget for UK VirginMedia Tivo users.

TiVo - Please enable Plex from the Opera TV store!

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:10
As you might know, Plex has released a client on the Opera TV store but it's not available on TiVo.

According to a Plex employee, it's up to the device manufacturer (i.e. TiVo) to enable/disable Opera TV applications.

TiVo: Can you please enable this application? I'm sure that many, many people would be very happy.

Offered 99 lifetime on Premiere. Questions

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:44
So I got my roamio last week. Love it btw, so easy to transfer the shows and season pass settings to the new device, except for premium channels, damn copy flags. anyways, called tivo to cancel service on the premiere. we only have one tv and was just going to see about selling it, I was offered lifetime for 99.00 on it. is it worth it to buy it and resell on ebay?

2 input 1 output HDCP HDMI Splitter

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:31
Looking for a 2 HDMI input, 1 HDMI output switch that will solve my Mini HDCP handshake issue. I have seen a lot of threads posting a link to the "ViewHD 2 Port 1x2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter for 1080P & 3D" splitter but it is a 1 input 2 output switch solution. Anyone have a suggestion?

Sound Bar Hook Up

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:08
I have a Vizio Sound Bar. Should I be hooking up the optical cable directly to the TIVO Premiere or my TV?

Instant Notifaction not working

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:43
For some reason when I subscribe to a thread and tell it to instant notification it does not work. I have the right e-mail listed. I have checked my junk folder. Also when I try to email a thread that also does not work.

Adding Youtube vids to my show list?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:06
Saw this in the tips and tricks. "We all have those YouTube videos that we can’t get enough of. Now you can put them in your My Shows folder and watch them on your TV whenever you want. Just sync your tablet to your TiVo so that you can send videos to it. You’ll find the sneezing panda is even funnier when you share it with others on the big screen."

I don't have a tablet, do you have to have a one for this to work.

Mini keeps cutting out.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:53
I have a Romeo and a mini. Seems I have a weak input on my cable into the room where I want my mini, which is with the computer. To weak to set up a mocha connection so I hooked it up to my router. The cable already has a booster on it from the cable company and I get nothing on the mini without it. But it doesn't seem strong enough, as it keeps freezing for just a second or so continually. Some times it just freezes completely. Can I get a stronger booster to have it work without cutting out?

Survivor: San Juan Del Sur "This is My Time" and "Live Reunion Show" OAD 12-18-2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:39
Where is everybody?

Loved the Wicked Step Mother speech. I'm sure people will be divided on it, but I loved it.

Strange that Reed voted for Jacklyn. Stupid of them to take Nat instead of Keith. What were they thinking?!

Where can I *see* a Roamio Pro before buying?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:06
I am definitely interested in buying a Roamio Pro but would like to see the user interface first before buying.

My favorite local store in Chicago (Abt dot com) no longer has them on display, but will sell them to me.

None of the Best Buy stores around me have one on display. They say they used to have them on display a year or two ago, before they reconfigured the stores.

Where might I see and use a Roamio Pro?

Would rather not go through the hassle of buying and installing (dealing with Comcast and Cable Card install) just to see the Roamio.

Hart of Dixie Season 4

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:21
I'm so glad the show is back. I love Dr Zoe Hart. And I love her and Wade together. I guess they are writing Rachel's pregnancy into the show. But in true Zoe fashion, the road to happiness won't be smooth.

Roamio Remote becomes non-responsive

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:13
...when I try to input codes so that it will work my receiver. I did my TV okay, but then I enter certain codes and try to test them, the remote just stops working, no indicator light on top at all. I have to pop the batteries out for it to wake up.

I have just received this Roamio Pro. It's a refurb unit. The Roamio works fabulously, but the remote has this one issue. Works fine otherwise.

For the record I have a Yamaha RX-V765 Receiver.

Anyone hear of anything like this, and know a possible remedy? Should I tell tivo and try to get the remote replaced?


Series 2 to Premiere Transfer Question

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:42
Just got a lightly used Premiere for cheap and added it to my account. Aside from the awful HDUI I like it. I do have a general question however. I've noticed that when I request a show to be transferred from a Series 2 the show transfers, but doesn't remain on the Premiere afterwards. I have 150 or so suggestions so I know it's not a space issue. Transfers from my HD TiVo work as expected.

Person of Interest - S4E10 - "The Cold War” - 12/16/2014

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:51
CBS has been doing some interesting scheduling of late.
I’m not sure why this episode was run this week instead of last, but….

When we left our dream team, they were dealing with the ramifications of Shaw’s cover being blown and how it’s affecting our team.

Shaw is not happy but (eventually) agrees with the necessity and ably proves that they can’t hold her.

Meanwhile, Samaritan is flexing it’s powers because it wants the Machine’s attention.

First, it tries to help our team but it’s solution to the current number’s abusive husband is to kill the husband, which our team doesn’t approve of.

Then, it helps out the police by giving by tipping them off to criminals.
In short, it turns NYC almost into a crime free utopia.

But when the Machine refuses to do a sit down with Samaritan, it goes the other way and shows how bad it can make things by tipping off criminals and leaking sensitive information, requiring our team to run themselves ragged protecting innocents (and without Shaw in the field).

In this, we again see how little regard Samaritan has for human life.

When the Machine agrees to the sit-down, we get to see one of the better written scenes of the series so far.

I had thought that Claire, the hacker that Samaritan recruited, would be it’s analog interface.
But using a child makes sense because Samaritan really is a child.
It didn’t like how the Machine was refusing to speak to it, so it kicked over the board.
It bragged about how it was better than the Machine and how it would win in the end.

And while both “Gods” acknowledged how they needed humans, I suspect Samaritan would rather we serve it like Vaal.

Then, in what appears to be a tantrum, Samaritan decides to hit us where it hurts by crashing the Stock Market.

We also saw some backstory on Greer (who has essentially spoiled Samaritan instead of enforcing a moral code) as an MI 6 agent who was betrayed by his double agent boss.

So it’s somewhat understandable as to why he thinks that Samaritan running every thing is a great idea.

But with all the chaos going on, Shaw can’t sit back idly anymore and goes out to help our Team, putting herself in Martine’s crosshairs eventually.

A fascinating kickoff for this episode trilogy.

Also, Root in the bear suit. :up:

How often does TiVo release updates? (new TiVo user)

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:47
I'm new to TiVo and my Roamio Pro is the first TiVo that I've ever owned, so I'm wondering how often TiVo releases software updates.

For example, the "Winter 2014" update was the big one that added Amazon Prime and Vudu, etc.

Should I be expecting a large "Spring 2015" update in first-quarter 2014, or how often do they update?

I'd love to see a couple of different features... (video podcast playback, Plex app, DLNA support, etc)