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Returning to TIVO after YEARS - Several Connection Questions

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:41
Ok I just ordered a Roamio Plus and a Mini

I want to use the Moca to connect the Plus and Mini (I can also run Cat5 If I have to)?
I don't care about internet access to stream.
I only have Wifi available in a limited basis.

How often does the Roamio have to connect to the internet?
Does it have to HAVE a constant connection or can it connect once a day/week/month and stiff function?

Can I use the Plus and the Mini with out having the Roamio connected to the internet full time?

Right now I have Clearwire wireless internet. I can upgrade to Comcast if I need to but the Clearwire is free so I really don't want to.

Need Help with PyTivo Pulls and TivoDecode

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 21:22
Hello all,
I have a problem when using Pytivo to do a pull from a Premiere Elite to my PyTivo server. In order to get the transfer to work, I have to uncheck the "Decrypt with TivoDecode" check box. Then the transfer works. I want the TivoDecoded file though to use in other players, and not just viewing on the TiVo, so I want to get Tivodecode to work. To troubleshoot, I have done the following work:

Downloaded Mcbrines latest pytivo distribution from sourceforge.
Checked Tivodecode version with tivodecode -V (Version: 0.2pre4)
Error Message in Console Window: [Errno 32] Broken Pipe

Anyone have any idea what I need to do?

CBS Bad Teacher airing out of order?

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 20:15
I guess it doesn't matter a whole lot at this point since the show's been cancelled and they're just burning off current inventory, but the pilot was episode 100 (according to the TiVo), the second one aired a week later was 103, and after airing 4 or 5 episodes so far, the ones tonight are 101 and 110.

I wish I were stupid enough to be an overpaid network executive.

Need help with resetting push folder name in pytivo

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:18
I am using the push feature of pytivo with windows detailed here.


I am trying to "push" all files into a single folder but I made a mistake when creating the folder name for the first file push. Apparently, that also effects all subsequent file pushes.

Is there a way to edit or reset this so I can change the folder name to something else for future pushed files?

Please help. Thanks.

HELP! - "Non M-Card inserted" on previously working Tivo Premiere

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:30
My Tivo Premiere fan had been making a lot of noise, so I bought a replacement fan and installed it today... a quick and easy replacement.

I had pulled my cableCARD out and then re-inserted it after everything was put back together. I thought the card seemed a little hard to insert, but didn't think anything of it. When I plugged the box in, I noticed that the fan wasn't running, so I took the top back off the box. I found that, in stroke of horrible luck, the wire from the new fan had fell just right so it got stuck behind the card as I was pushing it in.

I pulled the card back out and checked the wire, which was still ok, so again I put everything back together and this time made sure that the wire was tucked well out of range of the cableCARD.

Now when I start up the Tivo, I'm getting a CableCARD Decoder error that says "An invalid card was just inserted. Please remove the card and insert a Multi-Stream CableCARD."

What can I do? The card itself looks fine, so is it possible that I have damaged the reader? Or maybe it just fried the card itself?

EDIT: Upon further review, I do see a bent pin in the card reader, but I'm not sure how I can get to it. Does anyone know if the reader can easily be removed from the board?

Is it hapening again?

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:45
I have experienced 2-3 restarts with my RCA DVR 80 over the past week or so, and think there have been more. I went to watch a recorded show and it was only half there.
Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Streambaby stopped working?

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 03:11
I was using it without issue for a long time but I reformatted my computer hard drive and re-installed windows. Upon re-setting up StreamBaby, it broadcasts to the Tivo, I see it on the Tivo apps list but when I try to open it, it just says

"One Moment..."

Then it fails and goes back to my main tivo menu after about 60 seconds. Any clue why this would be and how I can fix this?

Bring joy to the lives of people with the fragrance of flower

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 01:26
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TV control scripts ( network / serial )

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 23:13
The HTML remote I was working on needed TV control support, so I'm starting another thread for TV control scripts. ( just the minimum needed for Tivo remotes )

One set should work with Panasonic network TV's and could be adapted to other brands that use HTTP POST.

The other one is for LG serial port TV's, and could be adapted to other brands that use RS232.

There should be another type of network TV that use TCP control, but I didn't have one available to test.

Known Limitations: not all models that implement control, can power ON, but most can power OFF.
Attached Files Panasonic.zip (10.6 KB) LGserial.zip (4.3 KB)

tivo subscription question

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 17:11
I have 2 premieres bought from Amazon and there both month to month now no 1 year commitment. If I replace them with to basic roamios am I able to just just switch the TSN's and continue month to month, or do they they not count to transfer the month to month service>

'Sherlock' will return 2015

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 17:10
'Sherlock' will return with a special episode followed by a new season in 2015.

The BBC has announced that production on the Christmas special will begin in January 2015 followed by three new episodes for a new season later the same year.

"A special, plus a new series of three episodes," says co-creator Steven Moffat. "Of course, it's far too early to say what's coming, but we're reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you'd expect."

"Series Four! At last! It's always special to return to Sherlock but this time it's even more special as we're doing... a special!," adds co-creator Mark Gatiss. "Not only THAT, we'll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before."

"The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on—again!"

Fans will remember season three ended with nemesis Moriarty's "Did you miss me?" being broadcast on every screen in London.

Seasons of the hit series have been tough to come by now that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both have extremely busy big screen careers.

Using a Series 2 with a Mini

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 16:35
I have an old Series 2 in the same room with a Mini and a HDTV, normally I don't have the Series 2 power up, but just for kicks I connected the Series 2 (Humax DVD model) to the Composite output of the Mini, connected up the IR cable to the Series 2, went to the connection part of the series 2 and TiVo is now an option as a cable box, but the IR would not control the Mini, so does the MSO TiVo use a different set of IR codes ? This is something I don't need to do but just doing an experiment to see if it worked. I did get the floating HDMI error on the TV but don't care about that unless I could get the S2 to control the Mini.

Losing Lifetime on Older Tivo

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:23
Years ago, I thought I remembered hearing someone say that if you have a Tivo that does not connect to the Tivo servers for a while, you will eventually lose your lifetime service on that unit.
Am I remembering this right, or was this false information?
I have an old series 2 that I would like to finally disconnect and put in storage but I don't want to lose my lifetime service.
Thanks much.

Coast Guard (wherever) on The Weather Channel

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:51
I have Season Passes to all the different shows on The Weather Channel which feature Coast Guard search-and-rescue activities.

Coast Guard Florida
Coast Guard Alaska

and so on.

The newest show is
"Coast Guard: Cape Disappointment: Pacific Northwest"

Needless to say, my recording from this morning is filled with coverage of Hurricane Arthur.

I suppose I could just push the Season Passes to the very bottom of the SP Manager and make them "record all with duplicates". But it's too bad that there's no feature to tell the TiVo that the show recorded was pre-empted and to ignore the 28-day rule and try again.

Celebrity Wife Swap

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:59
I usually don't watch this (yeah, yeah, I know) but I really don't. It was a boring night and I like Penn Jillette so I gave it a watch. I've always liked Penn and found him to be respectful, kind, thoughtful, that stuff.

What a turn around! Holy schnikes I have so little respect for him now. I wish I hadn't watch it at all. Did anybody else catch this?

I think the most disappointment part was his encouragement for his children to disrespect their temporary mom (fiancé of comedian Judy Gold) who was trying to demonstrate their family's tradition of Shabbat. His kids were ridiculing her and Penn just fed them more encouragement. It was positively shameful. He seemed very proud (he being a devout atheist). I would have thought he should be more proud at having raised children who could be respectful but apparently that's not of any concern.

Indeed, what his children may think is also of little concern to Penn. He comes across as the ultimate dictator in his household. He does not teach his children how to think but only what to think. He hates sports. Therefore they hate sports . . . all the way to little "Z", the only 8-year-old boy I've ever seen who was near tears proclaiming "I hate bikes" when he was offered the chance to learn to ride one. Why? Because bike riding is a sport and dad hates sports, is my best guess. Therefore, in order to please Dad I will reject bike-riding. Penn smiles with paternal pride. And so it goes. Whatever Penn hates, his kids hate. For God's (oops, sorry Penn) for Pity sakes give those kids the opportunities, the experiences and the open-mindedness and then let them decide for themselves.

Not to be too petty but their home was also revealing. It's an ultra-modern mansion in the middle of nowhere. In my opinion any healthy home in which children live always has evidence of said child everywhere. YOu can't peek into any room with seeing something that belongs to a kid. Not so at Penn's house. It's pretty sterile.

So enough about that. I think I'm disturbed because I was so disappointed to see the side of someone that is so far removed from what I thought about him. From hero to zero in a flash. I really wish I hadn't watched it.

Help me price my Lifetime Tivo HD (package)

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:02
Tivo HD (with Lifetime) + 1TB WD MYDVR EXPANDER + Tivo Glo Remote

All working just fine!

Will be posting on ebay soon. What would you price this at? I'm thinking around $450...too high? too low? Just right?

Note I'm a few weeks out from posting on ebay. Though of course, PM me if interested (saving me the ebay hassle :D).

Roamio died and TiVo does not repair them??

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:35
My Roamio just died after not even 2 years, wont power on and no lights, and I am surprised when I called TiVo and they do not repair them.

I might just order another as there are specials for the July 4th weekend, but can I just put my old upgraded 3tb HD in the new Roamio and still have all my shows and SP's or will I lose everything?

Major reported bugs?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
I am at the point of deciding whether to upgrade my son's SD TiVo to the THR22 before D*'s inventory runs out. My son is blind and has somehow learned to use a TiVo but a D* DVR is really hard for him..

My son has used his SD TiVo for years and the only thing I've had to do was replace the hard drive. He's happy with it but we're a little afraid at some point D* will force everyone to a HD DVR and then he will be screwed.

There are so many internet threads complaining about the THR22 that it's hard to distinguish between what's a bug and some quirk they don't like.

Could someone list all of the major bugs or bugs that are hard to live with so we can make an educated decision?

2014 World Series of Poker Spoilers only for Episodes already aired on ESPN

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:12
My auto record for "2014 World Series of Poker" has picked up two episodes on ESPN Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT (two consecutive one-hour shows).

These are titled "National Championship, Part 1" and "National Championship, Part 2".

If you are a WSOP fan, the fun is about to begin.

Make sure you have room on your DVR(s) for BOTH World Series broadcasts that Tuesday night (baseball and poker)! :up::up:

2014 World Series of Poker Coverage on ESPN Begins 7/15/2014

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:09
My auto record for "2014 World Series of Poker" has picked up two episodes on ESPN Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT (two consecutive one-hour shows).

These are titled "National Championship, Part 1" and "National Championship, Part 2".

If you are a WSOP fan, the fun is about to begin.

Make sure you have room on your DVR(s) for BOTH World Series broadcasts that Tuesday night (baseball and poker)! :up::up: