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Key Sequence to Display Clock???

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 18:38
My Tivo crashed this afternoon. When it came back on, it would not allow me to watch Youtube or Netflix in standard def. I *HATE* high def. I'm trying to adjust to high def., since choice seems to be taken away from me.

How do I get the on-screen clock display to work. (I used to: SELECT SELECT PLAY SELECT 9 SELECT. That doesn't seem to work anymore ... except in standard def.).

Does this mean I cannot have an on-screen clock in high def.??


TiVo and clear qam

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 15:48
There are several posts are using TiVo with clear qam channels, but I'm not finding definitive answers and nothing overly recent. My scenario is very basic and straight-forward. It's a university environment using a hybrid satellite/OTA system that ends up presenting the channels as clear qam over in-house coax (no tuner/box needed). I understand that channel guides may be tricky (although our system does have a channel guide), but does TiVo have a dvr that is capable of tuning in/recording our mix of SD/HD (roughly 50 of each) channels? Also, the system uses sub-channels (e.g 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, etc). Can Tivo recognize all of the channels?

Roamio Guide missing HD channels

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 15:23
I am new to Tivo. I have it installed but the HD channels are not showing on the guide. I can access if I type the channel. Comcast guy is here but does not know what to do. Any thoughts?

premiere Remote

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 14:36
Is the remote that came with the premiere back lit?

Tuner Signal Strength Difference

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 13:42
We have a two-tuner Premiere (TCD746320) that we use with OTA, typically with 80% or higher signal strength on all channels. However I have recently noticed some intermittent issues with recordings on a single channel, and finally saw the issues while watching live TV and did some troubleshooting.

What I discovered through the DVR Diagnostics menu is that the issues are with only tuner 0 and only on this channel. If I swap and tune to this channel on tuner 1, the signal is steady at 80-85% and there are no dropouts. However when tuner 0 is tuned to this channel, the signal drops to around 55% once or twice per minute, which causes pixilation and digital audio dropouts.

Tuner 1 consistently works fine on this channel, and tuner 0 works fine on every other channel. We have no issues with this channel on any other TV or device, just this single tuner on this single channel. Nothing changed with our antenna or wiring when these issues started, so I strongly suspect it is an issue with the Premiere's tuner.

Can anyone confirm if this sounds like a failing tuner? If so, can I order just the tuner part and replace it myself? Is there anything else that could cause issues with one tuner but not the other?

No HD menu option, no HD menus with connecting to other Tivos

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 13:17
Hi, just got Roamio Plus to "upgrade" on of my Premier DVRs. After initial setup and 2-3 upgrades/reboots I started to transfer content over and noticed that when I browse/connect to the Premiers from Roamio I get SD menus only. Pretty disappointing for a new product with new software.

Under settings, displays, there is no setting for "choose tivo menus" like I have with the 4-year old premier.

Is there a workaround or is this a known issue. Thanks.

HBO First Look - How to Auto Record each time it's on??

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:33
I have a Tivo Premier and I would like to record the "HBO First Look" show. No matter what I do I can't seem to be able to record it...

Normally I would just setup a wishlist using either Title or Keyword...after I set this up, I can view the list of all up coming broadcasts...but all I can do is manually set a show to record.

It never shows that any of the up coming broadcasts will be recorded...if I just use the wishlist function?

What is the solution...no Season Pass shown...and Wishlist not working??


Outlander Full Season 1 thread spoilers within

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30
Episode 101: "Sassenach"

I watched episode one on starz.com, no subscription needed.

The Druids at Dawn were beautiful.
This Jamie will do quite nicely :D
I did not care for book Frank at all but show Frank was fine.
A bit more sex than I was expecting (especially that table top!) but I'm not complaining in the least- it bodes well for a few key future scenes I am very much looking forward to :up:

I loved the scenery and am SO happy to see that it was truly filmed in Scotland- that was simply gorgeous.
Makes all the difference, IMO.

Now I have to decide whether or not to get Starz :(

Anyway to buy my Tivo Roamio that I currently use for cheaper than $499?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:32
My 1 yr subscription is almost over and I'd like to buy it and have it forever however $499 is freaking a lot of money. Anyway to get it cheaper than that?

Tivo HD XL w/ Lifetime

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 00:14
I upgraded to a Roamio Pro, so I have the following now for sale as a package:

Tivo HD XL (TCD658000) w/ Lifetime
Tivo Glo Remote (hardly used, had universal)
Tivo Wireless G Network Adapter

All 3 items for $175, plus shipping. It is in excellent condition and is in full working order. I powered it up tonight to take a photo. Some photos:


PM me for a photo with the service number. Just figured I'd try here before posting on ebay. Thanks.

Summer Update - All Shows Trapped in Right Hand Corner

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:27
Received the Summer Update on my Roamio. Now all shows are only displayed in the top right hand corner like the preview window.

If I press live tv only displays in the top right hand corner.

If I go to now playing it and play a previously recorded show it goes to the top right hand corner.

Have tried rebooting and power cycling the Roamio but nothing has helped.

Anyone else seeing this?

No "What to watch now" - anyone else?

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:02
I have two Tivo Premieres, a two-channel and a four-channel. Both are on lifetime service.

My two-channel premiere has a feature in the menu called "What to watch now" and I really like this feature.

My four-channel premiere does not have this feature.

Both Tivo's have downloaded the latest update with the new menus.

I don't see anyway in the settings that I may have turned this feature off on the four-channel premiere.

Anyone have any ideas on what the problem may be? Ideas on how to fix?

Only wishlist option for some shows?

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:48
I am noticing that only the wishlist option is available to record some shows, and
Not Season Pass? Why is that? and what if i just want to have a season pass for a show and NOT have Tivo record shows that "match?"

Thank you

Summer Update - Recently Deleted Change & TD Problem

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:19
I got the summer update on 8/1. Now, my Recently Deleted Folder is keeping more recordings than before. Before the update, it held about 10 to 15 recordings before permanently deleting. Now it is up to 35 recordings and is still not permanently deleting any. The disk space used is the same. Do I actually have this much free space or is this an update glitch? Has anyone else had a change in the number of Recently Deleted recordings kept after the update?

I have also been having a problem with TiVo Desktop videos. I've been getting frequent stretched out (horizontally) video downloads. Normal and Stretched out videos are coming from the same channels. One hour might be fine, while the next is stretched out. By stretched out. I mean the video looks like it has been stretched horizontally. The right-hand side of it goes beyond the Windows Media Player window and is not visible in the program. Is there a codec or another way to fix this issue?

need help hooking up digital converter to series 2...help.. my first post

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 16:21
I have had a TiVo Series 2 DVR Receiver Model # TCD240080 for the longest time and now i find myself getting rid of cable and hooking it up to my house antenna.

I started the process of hooking up my digital converter, which is a zinwell ZAT-970A. I read on TIVO's website that this converter is supported but it doesn't show up in the list of converters that it asks you to choose from when setting TIVO up. Tivo also suggests changing the IR number but i don't know how to change it. the tivo is working with the converter fine but i can't change channels because i can't find the correct converter to choose from. any thoughts?


HDMI not permitted message with Roamio

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 13:09
I recently updated a Tivo Premier to a Roamio Pro. In both setups I had the Tivo running to an Xbox One through an HDMI splitter into a Samsung television. I had no problems with this setup with the premier and initially had no issues with the Roamio. Over the last 2 weeks I have been getting the message stating an HDMI connection is not permitted and it a an HDCP issue. The Xbox home screen shows up on the TV without any problems, but when I try to use the Tivo to watch TV it comes up with the error. If I turn the TV off and on 2 or 3 times or unplug the HDMI into the Xbox and plug it back in it eventually works. I have checked for firmware updates for the TV and there aren't any, I have tried replacing the HDMI cable from the Tivo to the Xbox to no avail. I am currently at a loss as to what the problem is.

Super Schlockfest today on SyFy

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 12:40
The shows you've all been waiting for:

3:00PM Sharktopus
5:00PM Sharknado
7:00PM Sharknado 2: The Second One
9:00PM Sharktopus vs. Pterocuda

How much stupidity can one person take in that amount of time? :eek:

Series 1 Lifetime Transfer

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:59
Is it still possible to transfer a Tivo Series 1 lifetime subscription under the old "grandfather" clause assuming a Tivo Series 1 still has the subscription on it and it has not been transferred? Is anyone aware of what the date of purchase of the subscription needs to be? Is this documented anywhere by Tivo?

Summer Update, lost my Xfinity On Demand

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:21
I got the summer update yesterday. Xfinity on demand disappeared. It's not available anywhere. Not in My Shows, not in Content providers, nowhere. What am I missing?

Cannot Find Roamio DVR

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:53
While watching tv connected to the MINI, I press GUIDE and I got the above message. It must have found it because I am watching it, but the guide won't come up.