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OnePass Manager Sort Alphabetically

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:57
I would really like the OnePass Manager to have the ability to Sort Alphabetically, this would make searching for Passes much easier when you have 100-200 passes.

Does anyone else see the value here?

MLB app black screen

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:33
I am running a Roamio with 3 minis. I have one mini that runs the mlb app just fine. The Roamio and other two minis give me a black screen when I get past all of the selection screens. The selection screens of the app appear just fine. Anyone have any idea what that might be?

Turn off RF on remote

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:22
It's happened one too many times... I'm watching a show "live" within the 30 minute playback buffer. I'm about 15 minutes behind real time.

Then I drop the remote, or it falls off the chair, and serendipitously the channel button is pressed as it hits the floor.

The channel is changed, and I miss the 15 minutes that I had not yet seen.

Is there any way to make the Roamio remote IR-only, i.e., disable the RF capability?


Any video services with download capability?

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 18:35
I'm worried about Amazon discontinuing the download option on their video service. I have an original Premiere -- not a cable provider version -- so the recent disconnect didn't affect me. But is there any other competing video service that offers downloads to the Tivo? I tried researching this and I think VUDU on the PS3 still does -- but that's not on the Tivo.

I have a fast reliable Internet connection, e.g. Netflix HD works fine, but I still prefer downloading whenever possible. With Amazon I login to their vod.amazon.com page from work, select something to download, and then I know it will be available that evening NO MATTER WHAT the condition of my Internet.

Disturbing messages in pyTivo log

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:40
I have started to get the follwing messages in the pyTivo I use to push recordings to a remote TiVo:
Code: INFO:pyTivo: [01/May/2015 13:15:00] "POST http://work.a-poster.inf
o:25000/ HTTP/1.1" 403 -
INFO:pyTivo: [01/May/2015 13:15:21] code 400, message Bad request
syntax ('\x05\x01\x00')
INFO:pyTivo: [01/May/2015 13:15:21] "♣☺ " 400 - Is someone attempting to hack into my system?

Question about a TiVo Mini with a Slingbox 500

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:26
I recently got the Slingbox 500 from the Woot deal. I wanted to hook it up to my TiVo Mini and use its passthrough port option. However, I was not aware of the HDMI copy protection. Therefore, it will not allow me to watch the TiVo Mini when out of the home. I can watch it perfectly fine in the home though.

I realize I can use the component connections on the Slingbox in order to avoid this issue, but I have the Mini hooked up to an Onkyo Home theater & it integrates well this way. I am thinking that using the component connections will not work as well.

of course, another option is to use the component connection to the Slingbox and then the HDMI connection to the Onkyo receiver as usual. I would have to get a breakout cable and am looking into this as well.

After reading some stuff online, I am also seeing that some HDMI splitters will strip the HDMI protection & I could do this as well. Will my Onkyo HD receiver maybe somehow strip the protection as well?

Any other suggestions on how to strip the HDMI protection from the Mini in order to watch it out of the home?

Roamio OTA - install cablecard reader

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:51
A few months back somebody mentioned that he had ordered a Cablecard reader and was going to try to install it in an OTA box.

I can't find the original post or any follow up... Anyone remember that conversation? Anyone actual try it?

Roamio OTA with lifetime $299

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 15:18
This was posted in the Roamio forum but I thought it might also be of interest to those who don't regularly visit the Roamio forum...


Link to actual deal...


opening remote

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 15:09
I cannot open remote. There are no screws. It is peanut shaped. It will not slide open, lift open, or squeeze open. I'm being told I need to replace batteries but can't open it. Do not want to break it.

Upgrade lifetime service question

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 13:50
I am new to TiVo and I am considering purchasing either a Roamio or Roamio Plus and a couple minis to replace my cable boxes. I want to make sure that our family is happy with this new setup so I was thinking it might be best to do a month to month deal and if we like everything upgrade to lifetime service. Is it possible to upgrade to lifetime service at anytime or only with the first 30 days of service? Thank you

Who is this provider (see pic)?

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:49
This appears on the TiVo website. I don't recall seeing it on my TiVo at home, maybe overlooked or didn't get an update.

Anyway, who is this?
Attached Images TV Symbol.JPG (9.4 KB)

Unexpected Problem (C501) Message

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:50
I have tried TiVo customer service and they said I was the only one with this problem.

When I scroll up or down in the "My Shows" the "My Show" become inoperable and gives the message.

"There is an unexpected problem (C501)
If you continue to receive the message, please contact TiVo Customer Support at 1-877-367-8486."

It does seem to happen when I scroll to one of my KMTTG DVD transfers on the TiVo, but not all. Anyone else have this problem with a Roamio? Any suggestions?

OTA Roamio with Lifetime - $299

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:18
Wholly Sh*t, when the heck did that happen? OTA with lifetime?

Quote: 2 - Product Lifetime service is included with the purchase of your Roamio OTA. Plus any applicable taxes on product purchased and/or service fees. Above-quoted, service-inclusive DVR offers reflect "Product Lifetime service". Duration of Product Lifetime service is the lifetime of the particular DVR unit. Product Lifetime service is not transferrable to another TiVo device (except in certain warranty replacement/repair cases).

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Spoilers)

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:24

Android app thumbs up/down in suggestions?

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:23
Every so often I'll be poking around in the recorded suggestions on the android app and I'll see some horrible show I wish didn't exist :-). I was just looking for a way to say "thumbs down" on stuff under "My Shows" in the android app, and I couldn't find one. Am I just failing to figure out how to do this, or is it impossible?

What does Streaming Device Leo3 mean

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:32
I just got a new Mini v2 from E-Bay and after moving the unit to my TiVo account my TiVo account listed the Mini with the following words:

Mini My Gym RF Mini
TiVo Mini 2 -TiVo
Streaming Device Leo3
Add extended warranty

I understand all but the words Streaming Device Leo3 , does anybody know what that means ? (My Gym RF Mini is the name I gave the Mini v2)

One Pass Not Recording All NBA Playoff games

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:26
Anyone having trouble getting one pass to record NBA playoff games? Its driving me nuts as multiple season passes per specific channel worked perfectly.

TBBT (The Big Bang Theory) 4/30/2015 "The Maternal Combustion"

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 22:20
Sheldon "What did they feed the lions Mother?"

Mom "The floating bodies of drowned sinners"


SOAK: Series 1 TiVo with new TV

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:18
I put my 88 year old dad in a nursing home yesterday. He has used a series 2 Hughes brand DirecTiVo for several years can pretty much work the remote.
He has xfinity basic cable package in his room. Is there any way to hook up an old Philips series 1 to his new TV?
Tech support at TiVo said I will need a cable box, digital converter & IR cable. I went to Best Buy & the 'expert' said thatwouldn't work.
Right now I set us his TiVo remote to control his TV but he likes his Season Passes because he likes some shows but usually misses them by falling asleep.
I knew that I needed to come here & ask.