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Romio remote Apple TV

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 18:05
I know that the older remote with the 1 2 switch can be programmed to control Apple TV on the 2 position.

But I have a romio now and that remote doesn't have the 1 2 switch.

Can the romio remote also control the Apple TV ?

Can it switch without the 1 2 switch ?

Non-techninal person needs help!!

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:55
Hi All. I am getting a Roamio Pro and Mini and so confused on the cabling required and MoCa. This is what I will have below and didn't know if someone had a schematic or could list the all the pieces I need (POE filter, adapter, etc...). This will basically be a new install for WOW cable (using them for internet and cable service).

-WOW cable has a single coax that currently comes into the basement and is just hanging.
-I have a coax hanging in the basement that will go to the Mini in the bedroom (no CAT5 available).
-I then have coax and ethernet cables dangling from where the 2 coax cables above are dangling in the basement to the family room where I will have the Roamio Pro, cable modem and router.

I am not that technical so just figuring out when I need. Thanks for your assistance.

I love TiVo.... but....

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:55
I am a long time TiVo owner - since Series 1 in fact! I've been a huge advocate for TiVO over the years, encourage folks to switch from cable DVRs. That being said, the frustration each time I get a new HD box has gotten me to the point that I don't think I could recommend friends to switch to TiVO any more.

For my past two boxes (premiere and Romio) I had a full week of drama trying to get all my channels to work. The thing is, I am not really sure there is anyone to blame. TiVO provides great instructions, a great OS with good onscreen directions on what to do. My cable company (Orlando Brighthouse) is actually very helpful and tries everything that they know how to do. The techs that come to my house try everything that they know - but readily admit they only handle 1 or 2 a year. At the end - to get all the channels to work as an end user, I have to find an obscure internet forum (DSL forums) and then post info that the average user wouldn't know how to find.

Don't get me wrong, I am VERY happy that that resource exists...but it shouldn't be that difficult. I couldn't in good conscious, tell a friend or neighbor to go through that - no matter how much I love TiVO. I'm not sure what the answer is for TiVo - I want them to be successful. Heck, I even own stock...but I don't know in today's age of iOS products that "just work" if they can survive having to interact with "big cable".

Just venting and airing my thoughts after a week of frustration. :)

Programming category tags - who controls this?

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:30
I've noticed that a particular show shows up in "my shows" when it should be under Kids (Sheriff Callie's Wild West- on Disney). Is this a TiVo, content or mso issue? Not a big deal but would like to report it to whomever controls. It does not have a 'kids' tagging/category on western.

Fall updates to software

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:17
Fall update email just landed :)

Ability to record season pass with any channel instead of just one
Ability to set up season passes 6months before show airs
New Spotifyand HSN app

Good to see Tivo is continuing to improve the service :)

Mini questions - Netflix and dongle

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:58
1) confused how to view Netflix on the Mini. Have looked under all areas and can't find it. Running 20.4.2

2) had to buy a replacement Tivo slide pro remote. It uses a different dongle than is currently connected to my Mini. What are the differences between the dongles.


My friend has Series 2

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:31
I was thinking about getting from him...I wantt o use it to record TV and replace a windows 7 computer I am using Media Center to record stuff with. Is it possible to use with out a subscription?

Series 2

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:19
I am looking at a friends Series 2 and wondering if it can be used with out a subscription service. We just want to be able ti replace a computer that we use windows media center on to record TV shows.

Stream over cellular with iOS 8 and H.265

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:40
I've read that iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 models support FaceTime over cellular via H.265. H.265 is supposed to have equal video quality to H.264 at half the bit rate.

I wonder if TiVo can implement H.265 and then allow out-of-home streaming over cellular?

Considering Buying TiVo Roamio Pro

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:27
I'm considering buying the new TiVo Roamio Pro. I live in Arizona and we have Cox Communications for cable. I just noticed that the DVR that I have with them, is starting to delete recordings after a couple of days and I'm not sure why. I can't seem to find a setting to stop this from doing it automatically. This has never happened before, as I was able to keep things for up to two months or more without messing with a setting.

So this brings me to the new TiVo, I'm wondering if the cable card that goes into the DVR will cause pixelations? I keep hearing this from a friend of mine that works for verizon. Can anyone shed light on this before I make this big purchase. :)

TiVo Ultra HD Box News

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:17
Saw this in one of the other TiVo forums, but here's more info.

From Multichannel News


Z Nation - S01E01 - OAD 9/12/14 - "Puppies and Kittens" - *spoilers*

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:41
Oh, my. It's like The Walking Dead, if The Walking Dead were written by an 11 year old. An 11 year old poor writer.

Is it supposed to be camp? It feels like it took itself too seriously for camp, but then there were some scenes that surely weren't meant to be taken seriously.

Premiere won't record after drive upgrade

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:39
My original Premiere drive died (stuck in reboot loop). Thanks to ggieseke I was able to get another image and restored that image (with DvrBARS) to a new WD 1TB drive, expanded and supersized that drive (with jfms).

Popped it back into the Tivo - it booted, ran through guided setup. Strangely my cable card seemed to still be paired (meaning I can get channels). I can login and stream Netflix. It downloaded whatever updates it needed. All seems to be working normally.

Of course until I go to record. Nothing records. Not immediately with record button, not manual, not scheduled via guide. Kinda defeats the purpose of a DVR!! I've rebooted it and checked what settings I know and all seem correct.

The shows which are scheduled (and the time to start has passed) just show in the To Do list like they are still waiting to kick off and record.

I read in a very old thread that one could do a Clear and Delete Everything to fix this, but then I'll lose the cable card pairing and have to deal w/ Cox.

Any other ideas, or is the CD&E the option which will work?


Full screen photos

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:52
Is there any hidden trick to make the photo slideshows built-in to a Roamio to be full screen? The options don't list anything like that, and the images I'm displaying are 1920x1080, but it always displays them with a black border on all sides instead of using all the screen.

Season Pass to Record a Daily Show Only One Day a Week?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:32
Title asks it all in a general way. I like to watch the noon news daily. However, one day a week (Friday), I participate in a group that meets over lunch, and get home a hour after the news ends.

I could set up an individual recording each week, or I could set up a season pass that would record five days a week and dump four of them. Is there a way to record just one day a week of a show that runs five days a week? If so, tell me like I'm an idiot because I sure can't figure it out.

Why Am I Getting Commercials on Youtube??

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:02
Why Am I Getting Commercials on the Youtube app??

These just started after the latest software update (20.4.4).


TiVo website has OOH Streaming instructions.. for iOS *and* Android.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:22

It says we need Tivo app 2.0 or higher.. Of course I am at version P1.9.2...

Where can I get this 2.x app? ;)

Bring it on!

Help finding Tivo IR "eyes"

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:50
I have two Tivos I am moving to a cabinet and am having trouble placing the IR transmitter on them. A tivo Premire and a Tivo Roamio plus. Can someone take these two photos and circle the approximate location of the IR eye on the Tivos?

Forgot to add that I know my Roamio has an RF remote, but my son has an Xbox One that also needs to control the Roamio and it only has an IR emitter

Thanks for your help in advance!

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Military discounts... Sort of

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:21
Any active duty military, veterans and/or retired folks:

Tivo does have a military discount. http://www.tivo.com/military

Great pricing for a Roamio, but you have to get a 2 year contract at $19.99/month. I called and asked if I could get lifetime and they wouldn't budge. Wonder how much they would charge for lifetime on the Roamio after you fulfill the 2 year contract.

Using a Tivo Mini with a Cable Company Premire Q?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:55
I'm interested to see if anyone has tried to buy their own Mini direct from Tivo and use it with a cable company provided Tivo Premiere Q? My parents have a Q from Suddenlink and are interested in adding a Mini. They have a Tivo.com account where the Q is listed, so I would think there is a chance it may work. Anyone tried this?