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Moca Network question

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 20:41
I currently have 1 TiVo HD connected to my home network via ethernet (hard wired), and a Tivo Series 2 connected wirelessly. I'm planning on adding a Roamio Pro. If I set it up on a Moca through the coax, is that setting up a completely different network where my HD and Series 2 would not be able to talk to it and transfer shows between them? Or will both networks talk to each other?


Image for Series 2 TCD240040

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:47
Hello. Newbie here. I am looking for an image file for my Series 2 TCD240040 unit. The thing will not get past the gray ..."powering up" screen and from what I've read - that's typically a HDD issue. Just wondering how I'd receive a clean image file? Also, can a larger drive be installed? The unit is a lifetime machine and I'm trying to revive it for my wife's viewing pleasure while she is exercising, etc. Any ideas would be cool. Thanks all! :D

MoCa question

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:34
Maybe getting cable and coming back to TiVo. Had them a long time ago with direct tv. So was looking at there roamio dvr for main tv and then a mini for bedroom. Now I have verizon DSL which works fine for streaming now. My question is it appears I need to use a MoCa network to set up the mini. Can this be done with DSL modem amd apple router. Really don't want to switch to cable modem at this time. Thanks.

File property -> Recording Description?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:15
Short form question: How do I fill out the description of a recording?

Long form: I use TiVo Desktop Plus to transfer files from my Windows 7 machine to my TiVo Series 2 DT. Occasionally, a file will not only fill out the title attribute, but the description in the resulting recording on the TiVo. I know how to change the title/recording name, but I cannot seem to find the file attribute on my computer that contains the description.

So, how can I add data that will appear as a description after I've uploaded it to my TiVo with TiVo Desktop Plus?

Red Band Society burnoff dates announced

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:28
The final three episodes of Red Band Society will air on Fox on Saturday nights; January 31 at 9:00, and February 7 at 8:00 and 9:00.

Peer to peer

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:01
Can a series 2 (649) be peer to peer with a 3 (652) to transfer shows, still use dial up for updates?

Tivo and Dish Receiver Model 311

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 15:01
So, Dish is phasing out their old receivers. I had to upgrade and they sent me a 311 receiver. This has a default inactivity mode.

This thread discusses the problem, but the solution doesn't work and since this was discussed in 2006 I figure Dish has made changes since then.

tivocommunity .com /tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=321760 (Tivo Forums won't let me post a complete link, you'll have to remove the spaces)

Quote: Basically a receiver will go into a standby mode with screensaver after 4 hours of inactivity. There are two workarounds, the first being the well known "autotune" strategy by setting up a timer to automatically tune to a channel at 3am, but it looks like Dish allows us to turn off this "feature" as well.

To disable "inactivity power off mode" aka the Dish screensaver "press select to continue" on the Dish 311, hit Menu, 6, 1, 2. 6 is "System Setup" 1 is "Installation" and 2 is now "Caller ID". The other options on the page 1 takes you to are of no help. I tried them.

Has there been a new solution to this problem? Because this pretty much makes my TiVo service unuseable.

Simultaneous programming on TiVo Minis and Tivo Premiere Elite? Mirroring?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:01
I'm a late adopter of the Mini, given the revised pricing, but I really like it (er, them; I now have two). Looking forward to occasions where we might have a lot of people here for an event (the 'big game," for example) I'd like to be able to have the same content on all three screens, pauses, RW and FF included.

How difficult would it be for TiVo to develop a software update that would allow the Minis to act as "dumb terminals" and show whatever is on the TV connected to the mothership TiVo? Or I guess the term might be mirroring, like my son's AppleTV can mirror what is playing on his MacBook Pro.

TiVo upgrade

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:37
Why is only tsn listed on an upgrade email? just recievd the Roamio upgrade from premiere, but only one of the TSN's are listed when we have 2 TiVos.

Help with Telnet script for mini

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:25
I've been working on keeping my minis from sleeping using a telnet script, but I don't understand enough to do it properly.
Here's my script so far: 31339

But I can't find anything about how to maybe delay before the "send" command (or if that's even necessary), or how to close when done, etc.

Every thread on this topic assumes telnet knowledge, so if anyone can comment, or even post a script example, that would be awesome. :):up:

Can i put anthing on top of a tivo roamio

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:58
Can I put a Blu-ray player on top of a TiVo roamio?

Tivo Roamio OTA stops recording when TV turns off

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:15
I believe I've answered my own questions thinking about this while lying in bed last night:

-Sometimes when I record a program when I'm not home, The program doesn't record and the "History" menu says "no signal". But when I turn the TV on, the signal is fine.


-While I'm watching a program and I go to bed early, I press "record", turn off my TV, and go to bed, only to see that the rest of my program DID NOT record.

I believe this is happening because when I turn off my TV, it also turns off my amplified Mohu Leaf 50 antenna. My antenna is plugged into my USB port of the TV so when the TV goes off, so does my antenna, therefore no signal to my Tivo and no recording.

Does this sound logical or could there be some other problem? Thanks!!

I'm Stupid, I need help with Splitters and future MoCA

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 06:12
Yesterday I finally installed my CM 3018 antenna and I need to choose a splitter that will allow for MoCA in the future. I don't know the difference between Balanced / Unbalanced, 7.5Ohm / 3.5Ohm. Now I'm not even sure I've bought the right RG6 Coax.

(Mediabridge Coaxial Digital Audio/Video Cable (50 Feet) - UL CL2 In-Wall Rating - Triple Shielded F-Pin to F-Pin with Easy Grip Connector Caps - Black)

TIVO is still in the box by the way, I have to make certain this antenna pulls in all the channels it can WELL before I cut the cord. (married) if you know what I mean!

So far I've attached the antenna to the tv and programmed it, it pulls in 40 OTA channels which is good. but I need to split this to other TV's in the house and make it MoCA capable at the same time.

Problem with multiple transfers

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:45
I have two Tivos -- a new Roamio and a Premiere. My setup until this week was the Premiere and a Tivo HD. I often transfer tv between between the Tivos. Starting the first transfer is working fine. When I add another transfer, what used to happen was I'd get a screen saying that the new transfer would be copies after the transfer in progress was done. OK fine. With my new Roamio and Premiere combo, however, I don't see that screen. I just get the blue spinning wheel until the request seems to time out. No screen about adding it to the files to be transferred, no sign of it in history or to do. The same thing happens whether trying to transfer from Roamio to Premiere or vice versa. The Roamio is connected via Ethernet to the router. The Premiere is connected via Ethernet to a Powerline adapter in the bedroom.

Any ideas on how to resolve this? The Roamio is the new factor here, but shouldn't it be able to add more than a single transfer?

kmttg can't refresh "Now Playing" list

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:30
Dear Folks,

kmttg has suddenly stopped working properly for me. I get the following error message when I try to update my "now playing" list from my Tivo Premiere XL:

>> Getting Now Playing List from DVR-310C ...
[slash]usr[slash]bin[slash]curl --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar [slash]tmp[slash]cookie195312287375219819.tmp --url https:[slash][slash][slash]TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=[slash]NowPlaying&Recurse=Yes&AnchorOffset=0 --output [slash]tmp[slash]NPL2859776093853142237.tmp

<h2>Access Forbidden</h2>
Failed to retrieve Now Playing List from DVR-310C
Exit code: 0
Check YOUR MAK & IP settings
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
0 31 0 31 0 0 68 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 688
0 45 0 45 0 0 95 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 95

Everything was fine three hours ago.

I double-checked and re-entered the MAK. I have connectivity-- kmttg finds my Tivo just fine and it can download the ToDo List and the Season Pass list on the Remote panel just fine.

Was running an older version of kmttg, so I just updated to v1.1i. Made no difference. Tried switching from Boujour to Beacon. Made no difference.

Rebooted the Tivo. Made no difference. I am stumped.




(**PS-- Had to edit the message to avoid links, so I replaced "/" with "[slash]")

January '15 series renewal/order news(CBS/SHO/CW/HBO)

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:30

Madam Secretary (S2)
NCIS: New Orleans (S2)
Scorpion (S2)

Happyish (S1)
Shameless (S6)

The CW
Arrow (S4)
Jane the Virgin (S2)
Reign (S3)
Supernatural (S11)
The 100 (S3)
The Flash (S2)
The Originals (S3)
The Vampire Diaries (S7)

Girls (S5)
Real Time with Bill Maher (S14 & 15)

The Good Wife "The Debate" 1/11/2015

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:29
Wow, all kinds of disclaimers before the start of the ep. I'm surprised they actually aired it. But I'm glad they did since it was another good one.

Alicia and Prady debating in the kitchen was great.

I really like Eli's daughter. She's very entertaining.

I (love to) hate David Lee. I'm so happy he's back (seriously!) Alicia sure didn't seem happy about it. How long until it's Lockhart, Agos, Lee?

Sound cuts out when changing viewed program

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:09
I have the Roamio basic.When I change from watching live TV (OTA) to watch something recorded, and when I change from one recorded show to another recorded show, the sound cuts off. In order to get the sound back, I have to turn off the TV for a couple seconds, and then when I turn the TV back on the sound is back on. Any suggestions for a fix? Thanks.

Roamio backs out to NPL when stopping play

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:12
Anyone else notice that the Roamio will sometimes back all the way out to the NPL if you press the left arrow to stop playback? Usually it operates as expected and backs up one step to the options menu (resume, delete, bonus features, etc.). But every once in a while it backs all the way out to the NPL. This happens regardless of where you are on the time line and I have yet to discover a trigger.

More of a nuisance than anything else.


Comcast Cable Card Charges?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:14
I just started getting charged $7.95 or something for my cable card. Anyone else seeing this increase?

I have two Tivo's. 1 Cablecard in each unit.