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Season passes on unchecked channels?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:42
Why are season passes still being recorded on my Roamio basic if I have un-checked those channels from my channel list? They don't show in my guide anymore. :confused:

Utopia - Season Premiere 9/7/2014 *spoilers*

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:51
Interesting concept for a show. Could become very interesting. But so far the show seems to have relied too much on typical reality TV-type casting in order to create drama rather than actually trying to cast people who will build an interesting new society.

Josh made a really boneheaded move to get plastered on the first night, and he's a really bad drunk. But that seems to have humbled him and he was pretty level-headed the rest of the episode. Which is a good thing, because he was a cocky a**hole before that.

That NYC lawyer was on a major power trip when he was officiating the "trial" and handing down the sentence. Did he really pack a gavel in his personal effects? I would have been with the guys who said they wanted Josh to stay and then bailed outside. That whole thing was a complete farce.

The blonde survivalist lady is a complete kook. One minute she is trying to get Josh kicked off the show and a couple hours later she's flirting with him like crazy.

That whole fight between Red and Aaron was nonsensical. Aaron didn't feel comfortable cooking the dead chicken for the whole group. Red was willing to prep it and cook it for himself and take the risk. I don't understand what caused the problem.

I can understand if the Pastor doesn't want to go near the lake when the ladies are skinny dipping, but was he saying that he couldn't go there at all when the ladies are there? If they were wearing swimsuits, would he still not be able to go near the lake?

Overall, I'm interested, but I sure hope that after these initial couple of days getting to know each other, the guys put their tempers away and start to figure out how to solve problems without yelling and being aggressive.

The Leftovers 9/7/2014 "The Prodigal Son Returns"

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:35
I may rewatch this episode.. Good season finale. It did feel like they were covering their bases for if the show wasn't renewed, because it could have ended on this episode.

...but clearly that's not what they wanted. There were four things I wanted to remember to post (among others):

* Remember when Kevin was thrown in the insane asylum room? Remember later how he woke up so you thought it was "just a dream"? Well, someone slipped him a copy of that 1972 issue of National Geographic, and when he opened it up to the page with the note, it was on the article about Cairo.

That's actually what was in that issue. He tore up the first copy he ever received (or destroyed it someone - I don't totally remember), and the second one that his daughter bought wasn't met with much approval. It doesn't seem like he read the magazine. So how did he know that Cairo was one of the articles? And how did he know what that page looked like? He gained actual information during that asylum "dream". It was more than just a dream.

* Two more things that Kevin and Tom did in common this episode:

1) Both of them went into a bathroom and found someone sharing Wayne's DNA

2) Both of them had a black man ask them if he could help them.. (Kevin was granted a wish by Wayne, and Tom was offered help from the religious bus)

* If the GR really really really wanted to piss Nora off, they'd have had the girl not only sitting in the correct seat (they screwed up the boy and girl's seats - they must have just had some rough account she told in a public story), but they'd also have the girl spilling orange juice all over the table. HOW MANY TIMES DID SHE HAVE TO TELL THE KID!! TWO HANDS!!!

It looks like it can be interpreted that Wayne indeed did grant Kevin's wish, assuming that Kevin just wanted a family again and now he's got Nora, Jill, and as a reddit poster said, another son fathered by someone else. (he even got the dog that he bet could be rehabilitated)

Oh, and.. "JILL!!!!!!!!"

unusual reboot problem in TivoHD

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 22:37
I have a TivoHD, originally 20 hour but long since upgraded. I had to replace the drive almost exactly a year ago. Just in the last few days, a strange problem has surfaced. When I get near the end of a recorded program and hit the left arrow (left side of the circle on a peanut remote) to go back and use "Delete program", the box reboots. This seems to be consistently repeatable and only seems to happen when I use the left arrow at the END of a program. if I do it in the middle, I get back to the Program menu option where I can resume playing or delete now. I just also confirmed that if I let the program end on its own, the box reboots instead of giving the "delete now" menu. This is REALLY weird!

I don't think I have any other indications typical of a failing hard drive. On rare occasions I'll get some pixellation of a recorded program but I generally chalk that up to the cable card or crap signal. The current drive is a WD-AV 1TB drive. IIRC, I loaded a recent "cake" image when I installed it a year ago. I've had no problems until now. I also have noted a thread on the Roamio forum regarding spontaneous reboots tied to a service update.
I would be quite surprised if Tivo released an update for an older box like mine, but I suppose anything is possible. Suggestions?

so tired of this... roamio pixilation and lock up

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 21:09
My Roamio Pro started locking up 1 year ago. Sent the unit back and got a new unit. 4 months later, same thing. TivoMargaret told of a new update to stop lock ups. Several weeks later, it fixed the lock up. In June 2014, it started to lock up again. Called weakness for warranty repair. Sent the unit in (at a $55 shipping cost), was told there was nothing they could find that was wrong with the unit but was replacing the unit anyway just in case. Now, 3 months later, tonight, while recording 4 hd channels, total lock up with extreme pixilation. A hard reboot was required. 40 minutes later, SAME THING! The unit is plugged directly into the power outlet, no ups. I have 1 other roamio pro and it works fine, a 1 tivohd and it works fine. What do I do now ? Please help.

652 reboots after stopping playback

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 20:19
Out of no where, twice in a row, after the program finished, I stopped the recording, the system froze, then re-booted. This was on two separate recordings in the same folder. I have had some lockups once in a while, that required a power cycle, but not under these circumstances.

This is a 652 (HD) model. OTA only.

No, I haven't checked the PS yet. :(

New Mini pricing at Weaknees $150, includes lifetime

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 18:09
Check it out. $150 for the Mini with Lifetime!


One Channel in My Lineup is Wrong

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:31
I have always had one channel that has always been wrong. I don't really record anything on it, so I haven't worried about it, but I think it would be nice to fix. The whole rest of the lineup is correct, except for that one channel (it thinks EWTN is actually QVC). I have the correct lineup selected - it's just the lineup is wrong. If possible, I'd like to just change something on the Tivo itself - since, in my experience, Time Warner Cable is very, very unlikely to actually make anything better for anyone ever for any reason. Any way to simply tell my Tivo to replace "this channel" with "that one" for guide data?

NFL Football Not recording!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:58
I just posted this on the TIVO facebook page. Despite learning how to accept all things at Sunday School, we are a bit upset at not having any recordings this afternoon.

Very upset at TIVO! Set up recording for Over the AIR FOX Houston 26.1 season pass yesterday evening. Returned home from the temple and realized that NOTHING recorded!! TIVO box states, "This show did not record because it is no longer in the guide" What the heck? It was in the guide yesterday!? TIVO should have HUMANS double checking deletions from the guide! Should I expect this behavior all NFL season?? What a waste of Two TIVOs and Lifetime service on both.

I double checked everything yesterday. I get home and the guide shows a blank for KRIV 26.1

(I started a manual record as soon as I realized it's not recording, hence the recording symbol)

Does anyone know how to prevent this from happening for weeks 2 through 16?

I just realized this is the reason why none of the Texan's preseason games didn't record wither. The guide data must have changed at the last minute.

New Mini Pricing Coming Soon?

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:28
I wonder if new mini pricing is coming sooner than we expected. Or possibly a hardware refresh.


Out of stock
until 9/9/2014


App output to TV - USA Today

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:37
Here's an article about why the IOS app won't mirror or output to a TV...



Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:30
Is there an ESPN app on Roamio? Perhaps I'm not seeing it.

Anyone have a workaround?

Here is how to power BOTH television / TV and Stereo with TiVo remote

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:21
The instructions tell you the process to program your TiVo remote to do the following:
Program your TV: (1) Hold TiVo button and power button at same time; (2) enter code for TV
Program your stereo: (2) Hold TiVo button and mute button at same time; (2) enter code for stereo

BUT, TiVo reps and most everyone else DON'T know that you can also power your stereo AND TV. Here is how:

After you have programmed TV and programmed stereo, then do the following:
(1) Hold TiVo button and power button at same time; (2) enter code for your STEREO!!

Don't worry this will NOT wipe out your TV code, it will simply beam your TV power code AND stereo power code.

The only stereo devices that will have a problem with this are those that have a different button for Power On and another button for Power Off.


Approximate distance for Mini to work properly?

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 08:41
I haven't bought the Mini yet, but want to install it about 45-50 feet away from my Roamio.....will the Mini work at this distance?

Roamio basic + Mini + MoCA setup difficulty

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:55
I have a Roamio basic & a Mini. The Roamio is in the living room and the Mini is in the bedroom. I'm unable to use Ethernet in the bedroom so I want to use a MoCA connection.

I currently have 1 actiontech moca adapter (purchased from TIVO) and a Motorola surfboard extreme sgb6782-AC dual band all-in-one modem & router with MoCA built in.

I have the coax coming from the wall to a splitter, one leg to the modem/router and one leg to the Roamio. I am only able to use Ethernet or wireless to connect to my home network - I don't see any options for connecting via MoCA on the Roamio, likewise the Mini is not detecting a moca network when connected via coax.

Ive read hundreds of threads and tried wiring everything in ever imaginable variation, but I can't seem to make the mini work. The Roamio works like a dream, but the Mini is not.

Any suggestions?

Ethernet port lights

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:24
So, on the next model TiVo you make, I suggest you make the little flickering light on the Ethernet port be controlled by the same setting that can turn off the lights in the front. I can still see the Ethernet port flickering reflected off the wall once my eyes get dark adapted :-).

Refresh movie covers?

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:53
Hi all. Is there a way to refresh or clear the movie covers for downloaded movies? I have a lot of Amazon movies and I noticed some of the movie covers aren't coming in correctly. Before the last update I could restart the TiVo box and it would do the trick, but that doesn't work anymore.

Doctor Who - The Robot of Sherwood - OAD 9/7/2014

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:20
More like a poor sketch show than a Dr Who episode.

I like Capaldi, I like his 'doctory' scenes, I didn't like the nonsense

New Software Update 20.4.4

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 17:20
Any one hear when will it be released? what does it change/add?