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Question about Transferring Shows

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:01
I just ordered 2 Roamio Plus's to Replace my Series 3 HD and Premier. I know that on those units, you can transfer shows back and forth if the show permits it. My Question, how does the Roamio Plus handle that? Does it do the same? and also, can you Stream from one Tivo to the other instead of having to transfer? I know that the Mini Streams.. Just not sure how it works between 2 Roamio Tivo's

Thanks, Connor

Flash Arrow Super Fight-Club Promo

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:57
Pretty fun! Non-spoilery, but features most of the Flash and Arrow heros and villians to date.

Blowing off Steam

Mini and Series 3 HD same room, Remote conflicts

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:29
Is there any way to have a Mini and S3-HD in the same cabinet. The mini (a newer model) set for RF. But the RF remote must still send IR as the Series 3 HD unit responds to it's buttons. And secondly the Mini will also respond to certain buttons on the HD remote. If I hide the mini then it does not respond to the HD remote, but unfortunatly the HD will still respond to the Mini remote. Guess it's time to start trimming down on some equipment

Tivos stopped internet data download

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:25
Yep both stopped downloading data on the same day. First off some things happened to make it tricky to figure out what is going on.

1. Tivo launched the replacement of their season pass manager with something new. To be fair the "succeeded" under downloads was OK for earlier the same day of the failure.

2. My router decided to warn me the firmware was due for upgrade.
Asus RT-AC87u
3. Can not see either Tivo on my LAN yet everything else is functioning meaning PCs MACs and assorted wireless tablets.

Now after resetting every item on my network, router, modem, Tivos and computers with no sight of the tivos on my network I moved on to the last thing I could think of the Firewall.

Searched for the definitive Firewall settings required by Tivo and to my surprise this was not as easy as first thought. Also I was told if UP &P should eliminate the need for any setting as far as the firewall was concerned.
This is what I set the it up for:
homeip.netport 8080 - wan [router] lan - 80 [tivo 1]
homeip.netport 8443 - wan [router] lan - 443 [tivo 1]
homeip.netport 9080 - wan [router] lan - 80 [tivo 2]
homeip.netport 9443 - wan [router] lan - 443 [tivo 2]

Not sure what all the above means so my entries could have been misconstrued.

So as a test I turned off the firewall on my router (Asus RT-AC87u) to eliminate this part of the problem meaning now all ports should be readily available but that did not fix the problem.

I am using Advanced IP Scanner to check the presence of the Tivos as well as going to them physically and attempting to setup correctly.

Finally this was all functioning up until yesterday.


Gotham S01E19 "Beasts of Prey"

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:55
A snipped finger falling on the floor is good, but a snipped finger wearing a ring falling on the floor is better. :)

I like how Loeb struck back... very sneaky. Kinda hard to believe that the story wouldn't have leaked out with as much corruption as there is in GCPD. The whole affair draws an even deeper line in the sand between Gordon and Loeb, but now Gordon has some power.

It's a shame Nygma is going to turn. Gordon always gets results out of him because (unlike Harvey) he's always polite to Edward, and sorta respects him.

Avoid the "coming next week" trailer during the credits if you don't want a huge annoying spoiler. EDIT: Now that I look at IMDb, there are photos all over next weeks episode that spoil it. It will probably be in a commercial too. Spoiler: It isn't Leslie that is targeted by The Ogre because of Gordon's actions, it's Barbara.

Netflix and YouTube Apps GONE

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:58
I have a brand new Roamio Plus (T6 actually) and two Tivo minis connected via MoCA. They are rented from my local (Canadian) cable provider. They worked flawlessly for 6 weeks after installation. Last week the Netflix and YouTube apps disappeared from the 'Find Movies' menu. They disappeared on the Roamio and ONE of the minis. By the next morning, the apps were gone from all three devices. I have rebooted and reconnected all the devices multiple times. I have searched endlessly for solutions. These apps do not even appear on the list of video providers. I have called my providers support, they had me do the things I had already tried, they do not have a solution. They are sending someone out later this week, and I suspect the installer is just going to take the easy route and swap out the boxes. I just don't think this feels like a hardware issue. Any ideas or suggestions? The software version is not the latest (20.4.5c I think), and it does not appear to have been updated recently. Nothing in the TiVo or router configuration was changed. The app literally disappeared within two hours of using it.

Tivo Premiere GSOD

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:27
OKAY… here we go this my 3rd times. This time Tivo stay on GSOD for long time I couldn’t get in KS 54 for diagnosis. I ran WD diagnosis tool it passed quick and extend test hmm.
The drive is WD20EURS 2TB was upgrade from original 320GB with JMFS 2TB was working great for 1 1/2 years
I had reboot loop to GSOD twice Sept 2014 and Nov 2014 I did ran WD diagnosis and KS 54 on Nov that did passed no issue. not making any sense WD diagnosis already passed I suspect about Tivo software release cause this issue ? i’m might be wrong. Now My 2 TB drive is under 3 warranty i haven’t got chance to call WD support for replacement I decide to get 2TB WD20EURX i hope i got this write would be waste of time. would apprentice anyone opinion what to make of this issue
1 thing i want to point out while it was GSOD i had unplug power and replug it then i got 4 lights blinking and I shut off. I turn off power for 15 mins later work normal then swap back original drive work fine.
it is TCD746320 I was gonna let’s 320GB run for few months to see what happen I didn’t want to take chance to lose original drive

No listings in 1/2 my Channel Guide

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:05
Anyone know how to get my spiffy new Roamio to update its channel guide? Half my stations have no listings. I sent note to support@tivo.com haven't heard back.

I am on Charter in St Louis. The missing stations are:
727 Nickelodeon*
729 Animal Planet
735 Weather Channel
736 Hallmark Channel
743 E!
749 BET
755 HGTV
758 Travel
759 INSP
773 A&E
786 FoxNews
787 CNN
788 HLN
789 Bloomberg
791 FoxNews
792 CNBC
794 C-Span1
795 C-Span2
796 C-Span3
814 ESPN News
862 AMC

Issues with episode names on push to TIVO with pyTivo

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:34
I have a T6, and am having an issue with episode names. I am using Metagenerator to generate metadata files. I can see the individual metadata .txt files are correct, and they list the proper episode name. When I push them to my T6, all episodes show up with the same episode name. It doesn't matter if I send them in groups, or one at a time...they still all have the same episode name.

Thanks for any help you can provide, and if anyone thinks there may be a better place to get help with this, please let me know!

Black Screen, chime sounds only

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:27
I have seen this behavior a few times now with my Roamio Plus. I navigate My Shows to watch a recorded show, hit Play, then the screen just goes black and the video does not play. After that, if I press the TiVo button on the remote, the chime sounds, but still a black screen. TiVo support seems to think it's due to poor signal to noise ratio and recommend adding a signal attenuator. In the DVR diagnostic screen, I typically see SNR at 38-39 dB but they say it should be 32-34 dB. Anyone else gone through this and seen the behavior go away after adding an attenuator?

Recorded shows not in My Shows list

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:08
I have seen this a couple of times now. My Roamio Plus is recording shows as I can see from looking at Live TV. All 6 tuners are tuned in to various channels and one is recording, but that show is not in the My Shows list. The list shows two shows as still recording, but they recorded much earlier today. As I said, I have seen this before, and after restarting the TiVo, the recorded shows will show up in My Shows and all will be fine for some time...until it happens again. I have now opened two support tickets on this subject and I don't really have high expectations for the issues to be fixed...I am frustrated with TiVo's support web site and the lack of real answers. Is anyone else seeing this behavior?

Wiring questions with TWC

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:37
Hi All,

I'm sorry if this question is in the wrong forum or has been answered before. I have done my research but I need a Tivo/cable veteran to look over what I have come up with so far.

We have had Dish network for ~5 years and it was DirecTV before that. We have NEVER had TWC cable TV in our home (only Internet)! All my infrastructure is home run from the same location (phone, satellite, cable, and electricity).

I currently have TWC for Internet only. The cable leaves their box and enters directly through the wall into my office and my cable modem (adjacent wall). The dish is mounted directly above. It is the old style dish that slaved a 2nd TV off the same DVR box. The splitter from Dish to living room and bedroom is within 2 feet of the TWC box.

I want to drop Dish and subscribe to TWC and order the needed M-Card. At the same time I plan to order a Tivo Roamio Plus and a Mini. The mini would be upstairs in the bedroom with no ethernet (only wireless N). So I would like to setup a moca network (coax already exists from Dish).

I would like to install it myself since TWC $30 install only pays for a single outlet (according to them I'd need two???) and I don't believe the splitters they use would support moca or that they would use POE filters (maybe I'm wrong). I feel like I'm mostly pre-wired and just need some POE filters and new splitters.

The dish wiring is all good RG6 and is ALL within reach to re-wire for TWC. I have a background/education in premise wiring but that was a long time ago.

I know its ugly but here is a quick diagram. Assuming my signal to noise ratio is good should this in theory work? Is this correct? Am I missing something?

Apologies for long post I just wanted to be thorough and concise in my description.

Thanks in advance. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Attached Images twc tivo moca setup.jpg (21.0 KB)

Bring back Video Podcast

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:08
:mad: I don't want Video HotList to "manage" my podcast. :down::down::down:

Why didn't my show record?

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:29
I have a "One Pass" set up for the NBC Nightly news to record every day, recordings only (not streaming), new & repeats, HD if possible, highest priority. The channel is the local NBC HD channel. This has been set up and working without issue for two weeks until tonight. Tonight, it did not record. We turned on the TV to watch when the show was half over, and could only watch the last half. When I looked in "History," the show is there, but to the right it says "Duplicate." What does that mean? What happened?

Veep: Season Four Thread

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:48

Letterboxing on SD TV

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:35
Not sure where to ask this question.

I have a Series 4 TiVo (TCD746500) connected to a SD TV via RCA connectors. I have Comcast service via a cable card with a minimal channel package, so I only watch the broadcast channels. I use the SD menus and have the video set to 4:3, with the "Aspect Correction Mode" set to Panel.

Here's the thing. Some of the channels (e.g. local FOX affiliate) are displayed properly, in widescreen, with black bars at top and bottom. But other (local CBS and NBC affiliates) are not. They display zoomed in, with the left and right edges of the picture clipped. This is most obvious with sporting events (like the Masters over the weekend), when key aspects of the picture aren't shown, or the graphics bleed off the edge of the screen.

My question is why this occurs. Why do some of the broadcast channels get displayed properly, and others not? Is there anything I can do to fix this?


Connection with Mini

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:19
So I have my Roamio connected with cable, and an ethernet connection to my router. I would like to put a tv in the garage for the summer and use a mini to watch tv out there. It is across a room and through a couple walls. Does it pick up the Roamio wirelessly or do I have to connect the mini to the roamio with another cable? I am looking for the EASY button.:o

Nurse Jackie - 2015 Season 7 ***spoilers to date***

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:07
Nurse Jackie - S07E01 "Clean" OAD 2015-04-12

No Sergeant Frank this season?

EVERYBODY has had it with Jackie's lies, even Zoey finally, except Eddie.

How does Jackie think suing to get her job back is going to work out?

Saturday Night Live 4/11/15 - Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:52
Regarding the "student/teacher civil trial" sketch, since it took place in my hometown:


"Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa Bay" -- actually, that's exactly what I'd expect from an HLN reporter.

Fake high school name

Set design -- that's nothing what the courtrooms in the Hillsborough County Courthouse look like, but I can understand why they'd just do "generic courtroom" set dressing.


City of Tampa seal behind the judge -- it's a county courthouse!

"Marlins game"? There's another major-league baseball team a lot closer to Tampa.

"Minor-league hockey game"? There's no minor-league hockey in Tampa, because there's a major-league hockey team in town.

In conclusion:

Bring back "Goth Talk," which was more accurate.

TiVo/Comcast vs. DIRECTV/Genie

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:47
Planning to dump Comcast for DIRECTV. Understand that DIRECTV only works with TiVo Series 2 boxes (I have a Premier), therefore might have to use DIRECTV Genie HD DVR. It sounds pretty good, maybe even better/simpler than TiVo. The whole DIRECTV deal sounds much cheaper. Any experiences?