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FiOS Router/MoCa with Airport Extreme

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 09:49
I am looking for an advanced networking guru to assist with this issue.

I currently have a FiOS Modem/Router combo unit that is being used with MoCa for my TiVo DVR. I have an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express also connected to the FiOS Router since I need them in order to extend the Wifi signal to the entire house. The FiOS Router is handing out addresses to the Tivo Via MoCa and to the Extreme via wired connection. The peripherals (iPad, Mac, iPhone) that are wirelessly communicating via the wifi network are not being 'seen' by the TiVo because the Tivo is on the FiOS network and the others are on the Extreme/express wifi network.

Is there a way to consolidate these two networks so that they are all able to communicate with each other? I remember trying to use the 'bridge' function when I initially set this up about 2 years ago and for some reason the devices did not work properly together. Might I have been doing something fundamentally wrong?

In case you are wondering...When I change my iPad, iPhone, to the FiOs network, they are able to communicate with the TiVo (connected via MoCa) but the signal is way too low so I have to extend...

I have also posted this issue on the Apple Support forum for feedback...

Audio Clipping Multi-room recordings

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:44
I have 3 Premiers and wireless g routers. When using any device to watch a show recorded on another device, I get sound clipping on HD recorded shows. SD shows play fine. I am Verizon FiOS. A call to TiVO customer service pointed the finger at Verizon but I am not confident they are the problem. Verizon says my throughput exceeds specs. I have no issues with streaming Netflix HD and Amazon Prime HD through TiVo and my Roku services work fine. I only have a TiVo multi-room issue. Verizon wants to sell me a new 800meg router for $200. I am also considering the wireless n routers through TiVO. I'm OK with the expense for either or both options but I would like to have some confidence they will fix the problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Mini playback is periodically choppy

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:38
Mini and Roamio on TWC are both connected via Ethernet

The last couple of days I've been getting choppy playback on the Mini. If I change channel (or switch to live to when it happens on recorded show), it will correct it for a while.


TiVo in the guest bedroom

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:18
I've been moving my TiVos around as I buy more Minis. I have an extra mini thanks to the recent woot sale for example. I'm trying to decide if it makes more sense to have a mini linked to our main Roamio or one of my old Premiere XL (2 tuner) units in the guest bedroom.

I don't like the idea of a guest inadvertently deleting shows off our TiVo. The Premiere seems like overkill though. Maybe I record a handful of HGTV shows in there though?

What have others done?

Ethernet-Roamio + TiVo Mini Without MoCA

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 05:50
I am totally new to the forums—so I apologize for any newbie errors.
•I was a TiVo user back when DirecTV used TiVo and NOW I'm excited that I might be rejoining TiVo again—if I can figure out setting up TiVo Roamio (basic) and one Mini, via Ethernet. I'm dropping CenturyLink/DirecTV and switching to Comcast Xfinity for Internet and basic Cable since there aren't other options for internet.
•Even though I've been reading the forums for weeks, I still have questions! It seems everyone's setup/situation is just a bit different from everyone else's.
•I would rather run Ethernet than deal with MoCA. So, my plan is to run Cat6 Waterproof Outdoor Shielded Solid cable through our crawlspace to the Roamio and Tivo Mini (only one Mini to start with).
•GOAL: Stream Amazon Fire TV (and other available streamable content), plus store streaming and OTA broadcasting to TWO televisions (Living Room and Master Bedroom).
•Step 1: Coaxial Cable connects to MODEM in OFFICE and to ROAMIO in LIVING ROOM.
•Step 2: ETHERNET connects from the ROUTER which is in the OFFICE to the LIVING ROOM where the ROAMIO is located and then to the MASTER BEDROOM where the TIVO MINI is located.
??? Can I “split” the Ethernet at the Living Room/Roamio junction by swiveling a splitter, so it splits off to the Roamio, but continues full-fledged (so to speak) on to the bedroom? I am assuming that the Roamio and Mini should be on the same port. The only Ethernet-like splitters/combiners I can find are the paired-type, such as Gigaware or Rj45. But, then, I may not be searching with the correct terminology! Maybe I need a hub?
??? Also, somewhere here in the Forums, people discussed requirements for coax splitters as 2.0 or 3.0Mhz, and mentioned some brand names. I wish I had bookmarked that info since I cannot find it again.
•I can only afford to do this if I am able to get in on the deals that expire on Monday, 03/01 (for Xfinity) and Tuesday, 03/02 (for TiVo). Sorry for posting so last-minute, but I thought I had it all figured out until I was double-checking my to-be-ordered list, and started thinking “oops, this might not be right. . . .” Sigh. Thank you so much for any assistance.
I've attached a little sketch just in case it might be helpful.
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Confused on drive upgrade

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:00
I have what I believe is a "Series 3 HD", the TSN starts with 652.

Reading the faq's seems to indicate that it can have a *total* of 2.2tb of disk space, but only across two drives, 1tb internal, and 1tb external.

But there seems to be indications that you can put a 2tb internal drive.

I want to maximize space without an external drive. What is the largest I can use? 1tb or 2tb?

I don't care about saving anything on the existing unit (shows, season passes, etc). As far as I know (I got it used) it has the original drive in it.

What are my options?

Spontaneous reboot using Amazon app

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:22
I've never had an issue with it before the update, and I use it a lot. I hadn't touched the remote in a while and the video froze for about 5 seconds, then *poof*.

Farking lovely update. It crashes, but at least it ruined digital optical audio!

And the flagship item that is supposed to be of value? Useless. I tried OnePass with one of the Amazon shows I watch. There is no indication of what episodes you've watched. Why would I use OnePass when I can just go to the app directly and see that?

Thanks TiVo!

Any way to make Kids shows not appear in "all"

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:14
Is there a way to make the shows in the "kids" category not appear in"all"? I would assume not, but it is annoying to want to see all my recordings and have to sift though peppa pig, Micky mouse clubhouse and the 50 other shows our daughter watches to see all my stuff.

I don't really want to deal with going into the other categories to find my things. Is there a way to have a "non kids" category (I refrained from using the "adult" therm as that can have a different meaning :) )

Thanks everyone!

20.4.6. bug showing all episodes

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 22:57
Seeing a weird bug in 20.4.6.

I went into Episodes for a OnePass (set for Recordings only) that has upcoming episodes for some seasons only (for example, Blacklist has only season 2). It showed available by default, and displays 2 in the upper part. When I switched to all, it showed no episodes, and said something along the lines of "no episodes for season 2 available", even though I never chose season 2, and this is supposed to be all, not available; the upper part still shows just 2, instead of a number for each season; all used to show all episodes in the database, from all seasons. Switching to free shows the season 2 episodes again.

If I pick a show without any upcoming episodes, then it works better (all displays all episodes) but does not show season numbers in the upper part, it shows years instead, and the entries for episodes are without season/episode numbers directly in the list; if I select an episode, then click OK, the info shows season/episode number. Rather weird.

Mini can't see DVR

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 21:07
I have the 4-tuner Roamio. I have two moca adapters, one is on the cable modem and the other is on the Roamio. I know the moca is working because the DVR and the mini can connect to the internet and to Tivo but for whatever reason, the mini keeps saying it can't find a DVR.

Any suggestions?

Strange networking issue with 2 tivos

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 20:29
A little background:

I have 2 Tivos TCD648250B (lifetime) and a Premier (monthly)

The bedroom Tivo (648) stopped making network connections (hard wired) about a month ago, in another thread I was advised to check the power supply for bad capacitors. They were showing signs of failure, so I figured that was the problem. I have not replaced them yet.

So I swapped the 648 from the bedroom to the living room and brought the living room Premier to the bedroom. This is what puzzles me.

Now the Tivo 648 that would not connect to the network (bedroom) connects when its in the living room, but the Premier from the living room will not connect in the bedroom and gives me the same failure message as the 648.

So it must be a network issue, but I can't figure out what.

The living room network is as follows. 8 port switch (mostly full) goes under house to network closet and plugs into router, which connects to cable modem. Bedroom setup is cat 5 directly to network closet and plugs into the same router as living room setup.
The bedroom is a simpler setup and it's the one that fails

I can ping either Tivo so the connections must be working. But if I try and DHCP from the bedroom it can not find the gateway. I have to use static IP in bedroom


Sat, 02/28/2015 - 20:19
I realize this has been discussed before, but it's still hard to believe Tivo could sell a 3T drive with no way to organize the thousands of programs that could be stored on it. Sigh...

x2 rf renotes on one S4 tivo?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 18:04
Does anyone know if two roamio rf refomtes can sync simultaneously to the same premier S4 tivo using the same rf dongle?


Has anyone got x2 BT Slide remotes to work on the same premier TiVo? If so did it take both usb Bluetooth dongles or were both able ro connect via Bluetooth using the same dongle?

I've already tried pairing simultaneously one rf and one Bluetooth remote unsuccessfully.

Welcome! Starting up... Loop

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 17:29
I think I may have destroyed my Roamio Basic. I tried to install a 2TB hard drive and I thought everything went smoothly. When I tried to boot it up it went into a loop. It says Welcome! Starting up... And after a few seconds the yellow light starts flashing and it reboots.

It just keeps doing this over and over again. I have tried to get into the kickstart menu but that doesn't work either. I also tried putting the original drive back in and this has the same problem.

I'm hoping someone can get me out of this mess. The replacement drive I purchased was the WD Green 2TB drive. Again, even the original drive won't boot. I think I've destroyed my TiVo.

Hard drive question regarding S2 TiVo

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 16:51
Hello, I'm shopping right now for a hard drive to transplant into one of my S2's to replace its defective HD. I think I read somewhere people suggesting getting a a SATA-to-IDE adapter, but I'm wondering: why bother with that? There are plenty of IDE hard drives for sale on Amazon, so is there any reason I shouldn't just buy an IDE hard drive? (I'm leaning towards Western Digital, as I've had reasonable experiences with that brand.)

Question 2: I'm no expert in all the lingo, but a lot of the drives for sale say they are EIDE, and from my reading, it's very similar to IDE, and mostly compatable. Would EIDE work fine (with no adapters needed) in my old S2 TiVo? Also, I could be wrong, but does EIDE spin faster than regular IDE, possibly generating more heat in the process? If so, maybe for safety sake, I should avoid EIDE?

MoCA splitter/amplifier

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:55
Not to reopen the religious battle on MoCA splitters, but I am looking for a splitter AND amplifier that is MoCA compatible. Preferably from Amazon. Any suggestions?

I found this one, but it seems a bit pricey.

Using Playon/Playlater HD w/Tivo - I'm confused

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:50
I'm patiently waiting for my new to me Roamio Plus and one of the big features that made me switch from satellite to cable/Tivo is the ability to see various streaming available that is well integrated.

So I've been reading the pyTivo and Streambaby discussions and have to admit I'm totally confused. Is there such a thing as 'pick your stream transcoder' for dummies? It would sure help.

All I want to be able to do is see the 'channels' in Playon and recordings from Playlater, pick one and play it. Having it work with the global search would be great, but just having the ability to see and use the files created by Playon/Playlater would be good enough.

I can almost see how these programs work with Playlater mpeg4 files, but don't understand at all how it deals with streaming live.

Any simplistic, as not tech as possible, instructions/use out there??



Tivo Desktop Plus not showing on Premier, but does on TivoHD

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:17

I am preparing to move to a Roamio Plus. So I reinstalled Tivo Desktop on my PC, so I can move all the shows off the Premiere

I am using kmttg to pull the programs to my PC into a seperate folder, it is much faster and will move season passes too, but it doesn't do a push back to a tivo

So my plan is to use Tivo Desktop Plus (I own it), to move that folder of stuff back to the tivo Roamio.

First hitch, the Premiere doesn't see the TDP folder of shows. I know it is setup correctly, since my old TivoHD *DOES* see the PC:Win8Pro share, with everything in it correct.

I have the setup set to all all tivos, and the tivohd and premiere see each other.

What could be wrong?

MOCA: New Mini can't see Roamio Pro

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:14
I setup a MOCA network yesterday; in anticipation for adding Minis.

It looks like everything is working... The Pro os connected to the network and the Mini appears to have done the initial setup through it as well. Neither have a separate adapter installed...
However, the Mini states that it cannot see a compatible TiVo on the same network.

On the TiVo side of things, the wall connection goes to a splitter; where one output goes through a MOCA filter to a Tuning Adapter while the other output goes to the Roamio.

Any thoughts on what's wrong here and what can be done to fix?

broken cablecard reader?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:01
Just discovered that my "Slot 1" cablecard reader needs to be replaced on my TivoHD (after spending time with Time Warner and Tivo customer support and trying multiple M-cards). I'm having trouble finding a source for replacement parts or definitive knowledge about the cablecard readers themselves.

My understanding is that Slot 1 and Slot 2 are not handled the same way - the M-card must go in Slot 1 - can someone confirm? And some other questions: are the 2 readers for those slots identical from a hardware point of view? Can I swap the reader for Slot 2 with the reader for Slot 1 and get the M-card working? Is removing the reader easy to do? (I've done hard drive upgrades, so I'm comfortable unscrewing things and attaching/detaching cables, but is that all it involves?)

If not, are there any good places to get this particular part or am I better off harvesting one from another TivoHD (from eBay or wherever)?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.