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Programs vanished from My Shows

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:43
A bunch of recording on my Roamio Pro recently vanished from My Shows about a week or two ago, but they are still actually on my Roamio because if I search for said programs, I’m given the option to play them from My Shows and that works.

I just can’t see them in My Shows. My other TiVo’s can’t see them either. I tried transferring the same show from another TiVo and the transfer never showed up in My Shows either. Those are also lost.

I have no idea how to fix this as it seems like some kind of indexing or data problem. In the past I’d switch to the SD screens, but there aren’t any on the Roamio.

Any idea how to fix this?

A bunch of recording vanished from My Shows

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:25
A bunch of recording on my Roamio Pro recently vanished from My Shows, but they are still actually on my Roamio because if I search for said programs, I'm given the option to play them from My Shows and that works.

I just can't see them in My Shows. My other TiVo's can't see them either. I tried transferring the same show from another TiVo and the transfer never showed up in My Shows either.

I have no idea how to fix this. In the past I'd switch to the SD screens, but there aren't any on the Roamio.

Any idea how to fix this?

HD DVR vs Roamio and Pixelation

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:32
I went from my HD DVR (2 Tuner) to a Roamio Basic (4 Tuner) and the signal strength for NBC (39 in San Diego) went from 85 to 60 with occasional pixelation.

Any recommendations for improving the signal strength?

Dead or Dying hard drive

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:23
Hey guys,

I've got a Tivo HDXL with I think a 1TB hard drive that is dying or dead. I've read lots of posts and I'm still a little unclear on what I can do to remedy the situation. I've run through the service mode HD scans and at this point it's just not booting up. Even if it does eventually boot (I did this a few weeks back and it fixed itself) I'm worried the the HD is on a slow death march to the grave.

With that said I understand my options are to:
1) buy a new TIvo
2) buy a ready to use Tivo replacement drive
3) use my own HD and format it correctly and do the work myself.

I'm quite handy with PCs and have lots of extra drives around, so I'd like to take option 3. I have linux and Windows and mac systems at my disposal and can do lots of low level work, but I'm not sure of the specific instructions.

All of the intructions i've read say I need to buy some software to format the drive or buy the drive. Is there freeware out there that I can use to format this correctly?

more questions:

1) does my HD need to be working to create a replacement?
2) In either case will i lose all of my data?
3) can I backup data and recover it, if I get the drive to spin up?
4) what format is the partition scheme in?
5) what have I forgotten?

Thanks for the help and advice.

Switch from Premiere to Roamio

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:55
I currently use a Tivo Premiere but recently bought a Roamio which I have not yet activated. I had planned to activate it when I move to a new address since I thought a Comcast installer would be coming out, however I just found out that they will not need to send an installer to activate me at the new address. So my question is, do I simply take the cable card from the Premiere and put it in the Roamio and follow the instructions? When I first got the Premiere it was required that an installer come to put the cable card in..

They removed cable TV from my apartment building

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:45
Because of the demolition of adjacent apartment buildings which were formerly part of one complex (those buildings contained the cable TV infrastructure), Cable TV has been removed from my building (the last remaining building).

So I have been forced to obtain DISH Network to continue watching TV and they provide a DVR.

I need 15 posts to open a thread in the sales forum to sell my TiVo though. I do not have an eBay because I sold my business a few months ago which included that account.

I called to cancel TiVo today and they offered me the $99 lifetime for my Series 3 TiVo, it's a TCD652160, but I have upgraded the drive to 250 GB (a small upgrade I know, but the original 160 GB drive died and I used what I had).

I said I didn't have $99 right away and they were really nice and comped me a month of service and said I could call back in the next month to get the deal.

So I'd like to get that deal, and then I'll have this TiVo, but no cable though.

Switching From Cable To OTA

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:38
I have my Roamio Basic set up defined to my local cable company using a cable card and a TA.

I am thinking about dropping cable and switching to OTA (I can get all the major networks in HD via an antenna in my attic) plus Netflix/Hulu, etc.

Before canceling my cable service, I'd like to do a trial run by connecting my antenna to the Roamio input and running through set up again.

If I decide to stay with cable, will I have to go through cable card pairing and end up having to have a cable company technician come out or will it be as simple as connecting the TA to the Roamio and going through set up again?


Netflix app and Tivo reboot

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:15
This is an issue that I have had with several Tivo premieres. I say several, because I have had several of them. Whether I leave Netflix through the Exit feature or if I hit the Tivo button, it doesn't seem to matter. The Tivo unit will often reboot. I say often, because sometimes it does not reboot. I used to think that it happened when it was recording something on the tuner while watching Netflix, however, I have since found that this is not the case. Has there been any improvement on this? I have noticed threads like this dating back several years.

Black Screen on Some Channels

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:52
I have a Roamio Plus using Comcast in Minneapolis. In the last few weeks, I've had issues with certain channels showing a black screen with a message that I don't subscribe to those channels. I can fix this by powering down the TiVo and then rebooting it, but it's annoying. I've had no problems before this.

Could my CableCard be going bad? Any other ideas?

Update priority request

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:51
I went to the update priority request at http://www.tivo.com/priority_20_4_2 and enter the numbers for my tivos. I got this response for the Stream:


Can anyone explain what is going on? Are Streams going to be updated sometime?

History Detectives Special Investigations

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:47
Looks like History Detectives on PBS has a series of 4 episodes that are not being picked up by the History Detectives SP. It's called History Detectives Special Investigations and it Airs Tuesdays at 9pm Eastern. You can still pick up last weeks episode on one of the alternate DT channels tonight at 11:30 or later in the week. They look like new topics.

Old TivoHD drive in new enclosure -- shows readable?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:49
Pretty sure I know this answer to this in advance but thought I would check it out:

Just replaced a dead TivoHD with a new Roamio Plus, wondering if there was any way to salvage shows from the old hard drive? I just opened up the HD box and there's no apparent damage to the power supply so I'm thinking it's a bad motherboard; regardless, if I boot up the hard drive on a computer will I be able to pull off any of the old shows and play them back on the Roamio somehow? I assume an external SATA enclosure will not be readable by the Roamio itself, correct?


Overlapping recordings

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:15
Hopefully with the 2014 Summer Service Update we will get the overlapping recordings feature back that we lost with the last service update.

The Leftovers S1E2 "Penguin One, Us Zero" 7/6/2014

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:11
Wow people are lazy to not post a new thread (and talk about this week's episode in last week's thread).

I was underwhelmed by the pilot. I liked this episode more. We'll see where this goes.

The daughter absolutely interacted with the guy, took beer from him, and then later asked "who was that?".

I liked the questions the woman was asking of the elderly couple that lost their son.. "Had he (recently/ever?) been to Brazil?".. And she hugged the guy handing out pamphlets that screamed "IT'S NOT THE RAPTURE!! THIS WOMAN BEAT HER KID!!", so that's probably where he's getting his data from.. And SHE probably is working for this relief fund specifically because she wants to find out WHY some people disappeared and others didn't, since her whole family disappeared (yet she didn't).

Tivo Visability

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:57
I could not find any solution to this known issue when I searched the forums except to restart the Tivos.

I have 2 Premier and 4 series 2 units. Set up in pairs

LR Premier
LR Series 2

MBR Premier
MBR HD Series 2 (S3?)

Office Series 2
Office2 Series 2

LR Premier sees everything :D :up:

LR Series 2 Can NOT see LR Premier

MBR Premier sees everything :D :up:

MBR HD Can not see LR Premier

OFFICE Can not see LR Premier

OFFICE2 Can not see LR Premier.

All can dial home to Tivo and receive updates. :up:

I have Restarted units, and sometimes it fixes the issues, and sometimes not. I would expect that Tivo would have fixed these dropped connection issues by now. Any suggestions ?

The Last Ship - S01E03 "Dead Reckoning" 7/6/14

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:31
I enjoyed it, despite it's ridiculousness and obvious plot issues.

Since the recent threads have been mostly about pointing out the plot holes, I'll get this one started.

How the heck did they get those two back on the ship so fast or even at all? They jumped out of their boat near the Russian ship, are we to believe they swam all the way to a pick up location? I don't even recall them wearing life vests or anything.

new kickstart codes for hard drive reset

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:51
I've noticed growing interest in resetting Tivo's due to suspected corruption on Roamio's.

There are some new-ish kickstart codes, that might be relevant. I couldn't find any discussion on these so assume
DANGER: this will likely ERASE your data.
Code:             "Kickstart code 50 - wipe db partition"
            "Kickstart code 59 - Repeat Guided Setup"
            "Kickstart code 67 - perform SQLite integrity check"
            "Retailer Reset code - initiate factory reset"

"will transfer later" message

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:26
"will transfer when other files are done transferring"

when transferring file from PC to Quad elite using tivo desktop, even though there are no other files transferring. even get message after a tivo reboot and a "pause server" on tivo desktop

Selling Tivo Premiere 4 and Tivo Mini with Lifetime Subscriptions

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:04

I am selling my Tivo Premiere 4 and tivo mini both with lifetime subscriptions. I want to get about $500. I don't know if this is the right forum for this though.

Delight your loved ones with flowers gifts on eve of Christmas

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:14
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