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Strange duration on recorded program

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:06
On Roamio Plus, I recorded a 2-hour newscast this morning, under a Wishlist that records all shows with title starting with "Eyewitness News".

When I select the episode off My Shows and then the group list, the program screen shows duration of "5 days 8 hr 26 min".

When I go into Play, the progress bar is 2 hr long, as expected.

Any one know what's going on? The Roamio is only a couple of months old; I hope I'm not seeing early signs of an HDD failure already!


Component Output via RG-6 Cable

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:52
I have a Tvio Series 3 HD in my main viewing room. I'd like to find a way to use the component output to a single RG-6 cable going back into my attic for distribution to other TV's. I'd like to be able to have the same thing on in whichever room I was in. Can anyone recommend a suggestion?

Roamio's WiFi drowning out other devices

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:40
I had my AppleTV and Roku on top of my S3, right next to the S3's Wireless-G adapter. They all lived together in harmony.

However, I now have these two devices atop my Roamie, and now neither one of them can connect to WiFi.

Is this a known issue with the Roamio, or should I contact TiVo because my Roamio contains an out of spec WiFi component?

Distance Education Graduation in One Year

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:09
The idea behind the agency or Lateral Entry system is to unravel the issues of youth and dealing their studies when twelfth or interrupted their Graduation & Post Graduation in one year education solely. In India because of money constraints students left their studies to earn cash and acquire over excited with studies will get Bachelor Degree in one Year learning facilitate them in shaping up their Career.


2 x Free Boxed TiVos with CacheCards/RAM

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 05:56
Feels a little strange coming back here after so long - especially as this post signals the start of the end of my relationship with my beloved series 1 machines.

Anyway, I have two of them up for grabs. Both were first activated by me all those years ago and are in near mint condition. They both have CacheCards with 512 MB of RAM installed and the usual TiVoWeb/EndPad stuff.

One machine has a 120 GB drive (Hitachi Deskstar I think)
The other has 2 x 160 GB drives (WD Caviar from memory) although the installed Linux kernel means only the first 137 GB on each drive is useable

Both come in their original boxes with all originally supplied accessories/manuals/remotes. Each one has the standard UK silver peanut, plus a US sourced peanut that I bought to allow me to control 2 machines in the same room with a single remote. The remotes do show some signs of wear.

They have both been set up to work with AltEPG. I will even throw in a boxed Netgem iPlayer freeview box with each unit.

Free to anybody that is prepared to collect from East Yorkshire (5 miles from the end of the M62), or buyer can arrange and fund their own courier.

Comcast Voice & DPC3939 eMTA

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:02
Does anyone have Comcast "voice" and use the mentioned modem? Comcast won't offer-up the DPC3939 to any cable card users in the area. Looking at the quick specs of the modem it appears that it also is likely MoCA and they use the MoCA capability for their X1 package. Would there be any reason to "want" one of these vs. just their regular offered voice capable equipment? Is there any reason why this eMTA wouldn't be compatible with cable-card?

What eMTA do you use with Comcast? If you had it to do over which would you choose?

New user. Where to install Pro and Mini?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:08
I just ordered a Pro and three mini's. I'll be installing them in a living room, family room, office, and a bedroom. All rooms have a coax and wired network connections.

Does it matter where I install the Pro? Do the mini's operate the same as the main DVR as far as apps (Netflix and amazon), setting up programming, speed, etc?

I'd like to put the Pro in my office as it would be the closest to the router (less network hops) and generally easier to install. However, most of the tv watching will be from the kids in the living and family rooms.


Moving a mini

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 22:43
Since I have activated my Mini, can I take it to another house and pair it with another roamio? I don't see why not or do you have to tell tivo?

Can Roamio OTA do QAM as well?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 21:22
Like the title says, can the Roamio OTA tune clear QAM channels as well as the expected ATSC 8-VSB? Maybe a hidden capability? Can someone that has one do a check? I found that I can trick the base Roamio into doing both cable and OTA and want to play with something and do some testing, so any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance! :)

Disable Tuners on Roamio OTA

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:46
Is there a way to disable 1 or 2 tuners of the 4 tuner OTA, in an effort to improve signal quality on my local Fox affiliate?

I've read this is a problem with others as well, and am just trying to find a way to get a better signal.

Any thoughts?

v58 errors on Roamio Pro AND the HD XL - Charter

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:12
I just recently added the Roamio to my account and it was the usual sht storm. Thanks to you guys, I was able to convince Charter that we had to have the scientific Atlantica with and I limited the tuners to four. The new cisco card went into the HD XL and was able to download the 1.5.3 firmware. It all appeared to be working, but then 10 or so (mostly HD only) channels are throwing up the grey call cable or the V58 error messages. Exact same issue on both, previously the SA card was working fine. I've called Charter a few times and they have resent hits and made sure the cards were at the top of the list and that the channels were authorized (channels are ok on the charter dvrs). They claim the billing codes are good.

Still getting v58, although sometimes a picture and audio appears before dropping out. Is anyone else having this problem? I have been calling the cc people and even escalating. I'm clearly not asking the right questions or getting a knowledgeable rep. They scheduled a third visit for later this week and I agreed bc I'm hoping maybe if they put in another card, it will actually get paired correctly.

Changing cable companies - what happens to SP?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:07
This seems like it should be obvious but I can't get my brain around it. I am changing cable tv companies tomorrow. (1. Comcast to Wave Broadband and, 2. yes, I am incredibly fortunate to have a choice!)

My channel numbers will all change. I have 159 season passes.

They will now all point to the wrong channel BUT will they still be there? Am I going to have to redo all of them? From scratch Or will they find their own new channel?

Is there anything I can or should do ahead of time to make the transition easier?

(This is on a Roamio Pro - no expansion drive, by the way.)

Decent into Charter / SDV / Tuning adapter hell ...

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:05
I knew I had it good with FIOS, but the point was really slammed home after moving from Rhode Island to Massachusetts.

It's been most of a week and the tech boobs still haven't figured out how to make the cablecard / tuning adapter work.

I finally realized that all the broadcast data has to pass over a USB port from the tuning adapter to my XL4, and I can't imagine that link supporting the data of recording four high def shows simultaneously.

Is there something I'm missing here?

Adding a DVR Expander to my Tivo Q

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:31
I'm thinking of getting a WD DVR Expander for my Tivo. Has anyone else used it with a Q model?

Can you still use the internal HD with it?


Preparing to connect, what is it doing?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:04
I picked up my Premiere and got it activated. Afterward it said it needed to update and now has been preparing to connect for a little over an hour. What is it doing?

Soundbar not working with Tivo Mini

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:57
Hi all. Apologies if this has been touched on or answered in another thread. First post for me. I did a quick search to see if anyone has asked already, but came up empty. Hoping to get some help on connecting my soundbar to my Tivo Mini.

The Tivo Mini does not have component outputs that would connect to the soundbar I currently have. The only inputs my soundbar has are two different inputs for yellow/red component cables, and an S/PDIF input. The HDMI cable is going directly from my TV into the Tivo Mini.

Is there a special cable I would have to use to hook into the "Component" or "A/V" outputs in the back of the Tivo Mini?

Help me find a good excuse to upgrade to Roamio

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:12
I currently use a Tivo HD with OTA on main home theater setup. All streaming services done through Apple TV. I occasionally watch TV in the bedroom for which I airplay to a 2nd Apple TV using a slingbox 350 (remote response is laggy but otherwise works very well). We don't watch a ton of TV so have not had many issues with conflicts or space. I have been partially waiting to see what Apple did with the next Apple TV but who knows when that will happen. So while I'm a tech loving guy and like having modern equipment I'm not actually sure if the Roamio will have a significant improvement on our TV watching experience. I guess using a Mini in the bedroom would be nice but the sling box solution works well and has the advantage of being able to stream to any device in home or outside. Am I missing something important?

HR10-250 Please Wait

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:38
My unit has run great for years and years with the occasional glitch (replaced the power supply a few years back) but now hangs on changes. This problem started just this past weekend. I see the 'Please Wait' about every other time I change something (no rhyme or reason that I see) and it take a LONG time to resolve. In a hurry I reboot but other times I just go away and things are better when I come back. I know it's longer than 15 minutes but could be hours. Any one have an idea on what could be wrong?