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TiVo Crafts ‘Embedded’ Switched Digital Video Tech

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:55
This is the first time I head about this, and some "know-it-all" on this forum made the statement that it could not be done. I for one will be the first in line if/when TiVo release a retail box.


Ghost Entry in Recently Deleted

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:13
Not a big deal, but still........ I'm a neat freak and like to delete items in the "recently deleted" folder (I realize it isn't necessary). There is a "ghost entry" in the folder - it's empty, but says there is one item left. Rebooting doesn't fix it. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Roamio Basic - Rewind Stalls

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:31
When playing a recorded show, and trying to back up a show after skipping a commercial, the rewind stops, even going to 2x is slow and then it jumps.

On my old HD this always worked smoothly.

free not working model:TCD652160

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:59
this tivo worked great til a recent storm. i think it got hit by lightning. we had to buy a new one so before we throw this one out i thought i we give it away to someone who might be able to use the parts. the only price i am asking is postage. please respond before monday's garbage pick up. 2014-08-04 thanks

ads make ie9 refresh constantly

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:26
Yesterday for a while, and again now, when I browse to TCF in IE9 the pages keep refreshing at least once per second, making it impossible to do any navigating on the site. This doesn't happen on Google Chrome or with Safari. (I had to use Safari to even post this.)

I know it seems inexplicable to some readers but I like to use IE as my default browser on my PC. :o I was using IE10 (my OS is Win7 pro, 64bit) but had to revert to IE9 to solve an issue with PlayOn. That was months ago and this refresh problem just started happening yesterday.

Also, I've tried many other websites that include ads that change and only the TCF website gives me this problem. I've disabled the shockwave flash add-on in case that is pertinent.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Is there something I can do on adSense to fix this?

Roamio 4 tuner with extended warrenty available

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:21
Same as I have posted in the buy sell section, I have it listed on eBay just have a day left and so far it's at $127, heck of a deal for a practicly new TiVo Roamio with grandfathered $9.95 monthly rate with no service commitment.

Let me know if the link doesn't work, I'm posting this from my phone.


TiVo TCD140060 vs TCD240080

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31
My TCD140060 seems to have a bad power supply. I can buy a TCD240080 for less than a new power supply though the TCD240080 has a bad hard drive. Can I use the drive from the TCD140060 in the TCD240080?

Summer Update only happened on 1 of my 3 Premiere units, why?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:34
Is there any way to force the summer update? I have 3 Premieres and 1 of them has the update while the other 2 don't.

Speak out your feelings of heart with flowers on this Valentine’s Day

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:10
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Person of Interest Season 4 Sneak Peek

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:01

No spoilers of consequence but if you like I were hoping that The Machine made Shaw a pole dancer you'll be disappointed.

"Just five of us...six if you count the dog" Gotta luv Root.

Lifetime Service Transfer Question

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:22
I bought a used Toshiba Series 2 DVR at a swap meet. When I powered it up, the System Information screen says the TiVo account is in good standing. It also says call their service number since the machine hadn't logged on in a long time.

Since I'm not the original owner, and don't know who he/she is, and I've never had a TiVo subscription, can I get a free account in my name and receive the TiVo service?

Under The Dome - S02E05 (07-28-14)

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:28
Some interesting plot lines, specifically Jr's uncle thinking he can bring down the dome by killing the four. Blowing up a portion of your limited food supply in a coup attempt is just stupid though. I am still liking the show though so no hate from me.

Simple way to move a movie on my PC to a Roamio

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:35
I have some movies on my Windows 7 PC in the format of files starting with Vidio_TS.IFO and 5 or more VTS_01_x.VOB files (x goes from 1 to the number od VOB files). I can make DVDs without any problems and can watch on my PC, is there a simple way to move this type movie copy to my Roamio ? I have installed kmttg v1.1b for SP backup and other functions.



Premier 4 OTA - any options?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:57
I bought a Premier 4 about a two years. Now I'd like to cut the cord and do away with the cable and just do the Antenna... however from what I'm reading the Premier 4s don't have an antenna option? Is there any kind of converter or something that I can get that'll let this work? Or am I out of luck and I need to buy a different one?


3tb 652

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:30
I assume is ok to use 3TB in 652, just will only have 2TB available to record on, correct?

Good time to install update setting

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:10
Having just been woken up at 2 AM by the Premiere in my bedroom running the fan in leafblower mode and shining green lasers in my eyes as it was rebooting to apply the summer update, I'd like to suggest a new setting:

Good times to apply updates

(or maybe really really bad times to apply updates :-).

Roamio and Mini troubleshooting

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:56
Got a Roamio Plus and three Mini's. I replaced the drive with a WD 3 TB AV-GP green drive before first use. All are on a MOCA network with Fios service.

My issue is a combination of heavy pixelization and stuttering, both live and recorded shows. Sometimes if I back up the problem remains the same, in other cases the second time through the playback is clear. It's intermittent so a real challenge to identify the source so far.

I've also occasionally gotten a channel not avail or authorized error on the Roamio, often on two or three in a row, then when going back to that channel in a few seconds it works.

Lastly less often the Roamio will just be really slow going through any menu, or fail to change channel or change and no video or audio appear, and finally it will reboot. I can hear a Mini in the other room still playing while the Roamio is frozen locally, of course the Mini goes down when the Roamio finally reboots.

All the Mini's also suffer from an occasional sudden reboot. I've replaced the splitter and all but two of the coax runs (those two runs are going to be extremely difficult to replace so they are a last resort), including the original coax from the Fios ONT to my splitter. I replaced the patchwork of splitters and cables with one central splitter, save one run to my office has a splitter for the Mini there and my Fios router.

I've power cycled the Fios ONT too (and Router).

I'm torn on whether to try putting the unused original 1 TB drive back in or temporarily run coax on the floor to the two difficult to replace spots as a troubleshooting method. If neither of these find the problem I'd assume the Roamio itself has issues.

I had a Tivo HD and Premiere before buying the Roamio on the unimproved coax cable plant with NO issues whatsoever.

I'm leaning towards a diagnosis of the HD being flakey, the Roamio having issues with drive access and causing all these symptoms.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

Before the Roamio and other Tivo's, I had a couple Panasonic Showstopper / Replay TV's, and later four Sonic Blue 5000 series Replays, and Ceton tuner with WMC, etc. How did we live before DVR's?


Masters of Sex | "Fight" | 2014-07-27 S2E03

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:34
Another solid episode...powerful.

more later...

The Aliens are attacking!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:46
At 2AM this morning I wake up to a noise like hovering space ships and an actinic green light is frying my eyeballs! Oh, wait, it isn't an alien attack after all, it is just the fan in high speed mode during the reboot and the light on the TiVo which is getting the summer update installed.

Which leads me to invent a new feature request: A best time to install updates menu :-).

The "Mike Tyson Mysteries" trailer

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:57
This could be the greatest tv show in the history of electrons.

'Mike Tyson Mysteries' looks like Scooby-Doo on hallucinogens