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Using Stream this morning and the 30 second skip button suddenly disappeared, why?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:45
I am using Tivo Stream with my Samsung Tab 4 10.1" running Android.

There must have been a new update because I was watching a show while on my treadmill and I noticed the 30 second skip button is gone.

Without that button, it's much harder to skip past the commercials. You have to guess now by pushing the timeline but's not accurate at all.

Is there any way to get that 30 sec button back?

Larger external hard drive for Premiere XL

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:40
Is there a larger Western Digital external hard drive that will work for the Premiere XL than the 1 TB My Book? I'm not keen to replace my failed one with the same model.

Roamio Basic - 2 MoCa's Stopped Working - No Lights

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:48
I have a TiVo Basic with 2 Actiontec ECB200's MoCa adapters, one at the cable modem end and one at the TiVo, going to a tp-link 8-port switch, which fed Tivo, TV, Blu-Ray, Xbox and AV Receiver. It all worked just fine (2 green lights on) for a year. But this part week, no green lights, and no network. At the TiVo end, I removed the MoCa from the loop, went wireless with each box and it's running again without the MoCa. How do I test the MoCa adapters? Did one or both just fail? I searched for failed adapters, but didn't find process/procedure. TIA, Curtis

Hulu needs activating every few weeks

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:31
Both my Romio and Mini loose the Hulu activatin every few weeks. This happens to both within a few hours of each other. If you reactivate them at about the same time they will deactivate at about the same time.

Has anyone else seen this?

Coach is set to return

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:35

Between this and the X-Files is gonna be looking more like the 90's. I liked Coach but I hope they modernize it some. No laugh tracks at least.

Frustrated with tivo stream

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:24
I got a tivo stream a week ago and and it reboots it's self when I am watching shows. Sometimes I can can watch a show for 30 minutes before it reboots but it reboots most of the time at 5 to 10 minutes of a show

Tivo stream and tivo roamio are both on a weird network on the same router.

Is there a way to fix this problem? Should I call tivo about it

Channel logos on guide?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:33
Should I expect the channel graphics instead of the call sign?
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Some of Us Do Not Have HD

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:29
When I explore a movie that I want to watch and the Menu reads "Watch" VOD and I click it, well it takes me to VOD HD version of the movie while there is a SD version of the movie. Plus I would like to choose whether I want to watch a program is HD, not "if Possible" and I can not figure how to turn off the "If Possible" switch. The reason, TiVo does not show many HD programs and movies in widescreen version. I guess I am spoiled that my Comcast Motorola DVR does but doesn't have as many great features as TiVo. Anyway, I digress, I just wish I can access both SD and HD version from the programs/movies from the menu instead of have to go to Video Provider and search for the network to see if it is available. Some features should have been left alone. :mad:

My tivo.com account uses a generic device avatar for my new Roamio

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:41
I'm new to Roamio but have been a TiVo user since 2001. When I ordered my Roamio Plus last week from TiVo, I noticed in my tivo.com profile that it was activated for my account the same day I placed my order. The strange thing was that the avatar tivo.com showed for my new Roamio in the website was a generic old TiVo box.

Now it's a week later and I'm all hooked up and loving my new Roamio features, but the Roamio avatar on tivo.com is still generic. The avatar for my 7 year-old TiVo HD is an actual image of that device.

I'm wondering if this is the norm for other folks with Roamios.

TiVo 20.4.7 Priority Update Request Now Live

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:37
The priority page for 20.4.7 is now active.



Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:43
I doubt I am going to get a "fix" on this and I a certainly not owed one, but I an curious.

Long story short, I downgraded my cable last summer to the basic tier of the locals, TBS, and some garbage like the shopping channel. However, with the exception of the premiumms, the channels did not go away. A rare perk of the company not being used to TiVo users, I guess,

Flash forward to a couple months ago and our lovely cable company shut off our service on accident FOR THE THIRD TIME since we have lived in this apartment building. Clearly the connections are confusing as to what goes to which apartments and they do not care to fix it,

We have a friend that is a tech guy for them and he came over to hook us back up. Ever since then a couple of the channels we should not have been getting come up V52 - No Signal. Just two or three of them do this and they do it over both my Roamio and my Premiere, Curious, no?

I am not owed the channels and do not feel any entitlement towards the situation, but as a tinkerer I am curious to understand the nature of it. Why would my cable being unhooked and then rehooked up suddenly cause the TiVo to report no signal on say Spike TV? I should be seeing V58, but the rest of the channels on the tier come in fine and on these couple I see V52,


WD10000F032 on Roamio?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:40
Hi all, first time I ever had a question I couldn't already find an answer for on the board, so first time post. Thanks for running such a great community!

I just finally upgraded my Series 3 to a Roamio, and on my Series 3 I had a My DVR Expander WD10000F032. I'm trying to get it to work on the new Roamio, it detects, but when trying to set up it says there is an error and to try again or restart. Tried again, same thing, powered-off both devices, restarted the DVR Expander, waited, restarted the Roamio and went through a few ugly green screens until it finally landed back on Tivo Central. Tried again and had another fail.

Question is, is this model simply not compatible with a Roamio? Its seeming that way since its not in the compatibility list in the Tivo support site.

If someone has it working, any tips other than repeatedly trying the same things over and over?

The Americans 03/26/15 - Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:25
First, great episode title.

I think I had a harder time with the forced suicide of the old woman this week than I did with the necklacing last week.

Arrow "Suicidal Tendencies" 3/25/2015

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:19
So, I know that the Ray Palmer character was SUPPOSED to be Ted Kord and we shouldn't have the Atom now but Blue Beetle; and they were told by DC not to use Ted Kord so they changed it to Ray Palmer, but couldn't they at least not have him be IRON MAN?

I so wanted the Atom storyline to be good. Now I'm all but checked out on it. Lets hope it improves.

Survivor Worlds Apart : "Odd Woman Out" OAD 3-25-2015

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:19
Hmmm, while I'm really happy it wasn't Joe, I also wish it'd been Rodney. Regardless, breaking up a power couple was a pretty good idea on Mike's part.

Still, throwing a challenge is dumb. It looked to me like everyone on both tribes should have been able to see and hear what he was doing, but I guess not. I think Sierra probably did the right thing.

Spoiler from the preview for next week.
Spoiler: A merge already? Jeeze, too soon.

The loss of video webcast functionality is now complete

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:17
Well I knew this day was coming, that my auto downloads through download manager would stop working. But I was told by technical support that my podcasts would be added to the HOTLIST. However, it now seems that Tivo has removed the functionality for webcast auto-downloads, including the webcasts in the search engine, and no way of easily adding the shows I watch to my Tivo. I don't understand why Tivo did this...I pay the same amount of money as everyone else. Tivo brags about their great search engine that finds Netflix, Amazon, OTA tv, etc., but no Web television.

Perhaps the audience is so small that this functionality does not matter to Tivo. Or perhaps I'm not familiar enough with the functionality of my Tivo and I can easily record my web shows from the Twit network. But if I'm right, for me it's a sad day. I suppose starting a thread for all people that DO CARE about this functionality is a waste of time? How many people would sign it? I just can't remember Tivo actually taking away functionality like this from their product.

Even if the shows do make it over to the HOTLIST, we will then start getting double commercials, one set from the web channel, and one from Tivo.

Finally, what are the best choices out there to replace this lost functionality? Right now I just auto-download to my tablet and cast my shows to my tv. If that is now the best we can hope for it is a sad day.:mad:

restore failed backup target not large enough to hold entire backup by itself

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:37
hi there. i have a friend's toshiba sd-h400 (circa 2004) tivo with a failed hard drive (i have an identical one).
I've done this before a number of times for other friends over the years; i have an older pc in garage all set to go, it boots up PTVupgrade LBA48 off of a CD (linux)...
i got my backup image mounted just fine (for simplicity lets say it's a backup of the original Maxtor 80G that came with the unit; it was never hacked or whatever)...

when i do with the new/target drive as hdd (secondary slave):
mfsrestore -s 127 -zpi /mnt/e/file.tiv /dev/hdd

all i get is an immediate error
restore failed backup target not large enough to hold entire backup by itself

Other attempts yield same error, e.g. i plugged in my origianl maxtor (that still works fine; it's been in a drawer for probably 10 years) and tried piping mfsback to mfsrestore and got same error.

I've tried two different target drives: a 160G and an 800G... i.e. both clearly larger than 80G

Help? How do i tell what mfs tools sees as the target drives size?

UPDATED Android app is 10...!!!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:02
I just got the update and all works great...


Real Housewives of Westeros

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:57
Real Housewives of Westeros I may not like Sansa Stark, but Sophie Turner is growing on me!