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Tivo Remote for Tablet

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:48
I have downloaded the Tivo app and tried to use it , but I have to sign with Tivo .com email address and I never got one! How do I obtain one? Thanks

Adding a web video download...

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:47
I would love to be able auto download the new Tekthing video podcast but have no idea how to add it to my roamio. The TWIT video podcasts were easy. I searched for them under Find TV, Movies,& Video and simply added them. I searched for Tekthing and found nothing. I heard I can add the RSS feed of the show somehow...does anyone know how? Thanks.

lag on Roamio

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 16:06
I have noticed quite a bit of Lag lately on my Roamio Basic (HD upgraded to 3TB):

- On SNL's 40th episode (4 hour recording), when skipping certain commercials, it would just hang and not forward.

- Sometimes (lately) i hear sound but not video when playback of certain TV shows that were recorded. I actually have to go back and re-Play.

- Sometimes during playbacks of certain recorded shows it pauses while playing.

I did a reboot of the Tivo manually just in case it runs chkdsk / re-indexing type of utilities on reboot internally.


question about Moca with an OTA setup

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:41
I started a previous thread here about getting Moca setup in an OTA setup. That thread is located here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...ht=mulliganman

My question is I am wanting to explore also sending an Ethernet signal to a couple devices (Fire TV's) on the same Moca line. I am attaching a diagram of my setup with additions I am wondering are needed or will work to do that (simply adding in Moca splitters where I am wanting to get an Ethernet signal to the Fire TV's too). Will this work well? Did I leave it anything I may need to do this? My internet is 50 Mbps if that matters. Please let me know.
Attached Images Antenna Setup 3 JPEG.jpg (47.5 KB)

Roamio Not Connecting to Other Tivos

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:58
I just replaced an HD Tivo with a Roamio. (I have several tivos.) The new Roamio is working but there are a couple of problems.
  • I have a Tivo Mini that was paired with a Premiere and I want to change it to be paired with this Roamio, but when I try, the Roamio has a red circle with a line through it next to it so I can't pair it.
  • I can't view the shows on two of my other Tivos from the Roamio. It says there is a "network problem" but this tivo is connected to the same ethernet cable as my old tivo that would connect just fine, and the other tivos can see the shows on the other boxes, including the new Roamio. (I have gone into Device Preferences on the tivo site to ensure that the "Video Sharing" box is checked.) I've also done some forced connections to make sure everything is updated.

One thing, though, on the Tivo site for My Account, it does say "We're still processing your activation." Could that be what is causing my connection problems?

I know I could call Tivo support, but I'm never home in front of the Tivo when they're open, so I was hoping to get some help here.

Firmware Upgrades

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:09

I have a 1 year old TiVO Roamio. Where do I find if there are firmware upgrades available?

Thank you,

Limit Discovery Bar to Valid Channels

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:40
I've noticed shows in my Discovery Bar from channels I don't receive and aren't selected in my channel list. I've also noticed things that I can't believe get recommended, such as the guide listings show on the channel listings channel (also not in my channel list) or things I've given thumbs down to.

None of this should happen in my opinion, certainly I can't discover content on inaccessible channels.

Better Call Saul - S01E03 02/16/15 "Nacho"

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:40
What? No thread yet?

Awesome episode. Now we're seeing the beginnings of Jimmy (Saul) and Mike's relationship. Great background on Chuck and Jimmy at the beginning as well.

Best of the three so far IMO.


mini and lifetime service

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:50
Mini $150 should include lifetime service. I know right now it's free lifetime service till may but tivo mini should always include free lifetime. WHY? cause it can't work without main TVIO which we paid $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for. at least tivo guys is finally getting it. I'll buy mini v2 when someone sells it for $120 before may.

My FAV thing about TIVO

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:18
My fav feat about TIVO that makes it worth it.

being able to FAV the channels you want and ONLY showing those channels!!! Click guide and it shows 30channels I fav. I can press channel up and down and it will only go through those channels!!!! I couldn't do that with comcast DVR, with comcast DVR I had to click "fav" channel list EVERY SINGLE TIME and once you press up or down it would show rest of the channel. Same when you click the guide button. just ruined the whole TV experience. I paid a lot for tivo + lifetime but that one feat. makes it all worth it for me. thanks

ANNOYING TIVO central!!!

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:13
1. from TIVO central you cannot go back to live TV by pressing BACK button. YOU HAVE TO CLICK LIVE TV TO switch to live TV. Why can't you freaking go back WITH BACK BUTTON?>!?!??!?!

2.when watching ur recorded show from TIVO central. U browse through TIVO central menu. You cannot go back full screen to ur TV by pressing Play or pause and play. You have to manually click on the TV show u were watching from TIVO central.

I can Download to iPad but not to Android phone or tablet?

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 16:54
Am I missing something - I can download a show to my ipad but don't see that option on my Android app ?? thanks

iOS Tivo app not connecting fully to Tivo Roamio ...

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 16:46
I am able to see the stuff on the Tivo from my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini app but I can't use either as a remote, they both give the same error message that I have to be on my home network ... which I am! I only have one wireless router and it services all my stuff so I am not sure why it keeps saying I am not on my home network. What can I do to fix this?

Folder date keeps changing

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:52
Hi -

I have Better Call Saul One Pass, but the odd thing is that the folder's date for last updated keeps changing daily and moving to the top of folders while no show is being recorded in that folder.

Bug ? Feature ? :)


Tivo Says Only Way I can use Mini/MoCA is to Upgrade Splitter Beyond 5-1000 Range?

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:25
I have a new Roamio Plus and Tivo support says I need to get a new spplitter that operates above 5-1000 Mhz range to connect the mini. I live in a modern apt building with a 3 way 5-1000 mhz splitter.

Sux that Tivo doesn't make products that are compatible with standard consumer household environments. Who would come up w a product that requires customers to go buy a new, extra range splitter and is incompatible with the core market?

Verizon FIOS TV with TWC internet - Need "Quantum Gateway" router ?

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:42
I am getting FIOS TV for my two Roamio's (plus cablecards).

I'm keeping the Time Warner Cable internet as my internet provider.

I have the TWC Motorola cable modem plus the top of the line Ausus router.

I'm arguing with Verizon whether I really need the Quantum Gateway, which is normally $9.99 a month.


One pass?

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:34
When will one pass be available?

Cut the Cord/Ditched the Dish

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:33
With Sling TV coming to Xbox One, I was finally able to get everyone onboard to cut the cord.

Which brought me to buy my first ever TiVo.

I have always heard about how good they are, and after only a couple of hours I went back and returned a Roamio OTA, bought a Roamio Basic and added Lifetime service.

The killer features are really that streaming is integrated into the single remote for easier family adoption and it also happens to work with really well with Xbox One - so, whatever is not on the TiVo, IS on the Xbox. HBO Go and Sling TV really round out the entertainment and even if those add up to $35/month, I still save $130 a month over the Dish bill.

It would be nice if there was a forum here just for people using TiVos as OTA DVRs - instead of looking through a lot of forums with cable centric issues.

Based on the latest TiVo financial reports, it seems like they are definitely on the upswing and I think Sling TV and HBO's moves will just add to that.

FIOS-Can now download HBO/MAX shows to iPad

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:48
I just found today that one can now download programming on encrypted channels to an iPad via the TiVo app, at least for this FIOS customer. The caveat is that the app tells you that it will delete the show from the actual TiVo once the download is completed. To me that's a small price to pay for the ability to download HBO/Cinemax movies/shows to my iPad. I can generally re-record another airing of shows on those channels anyway if I wish to "replace" them to the Roamio.

FREE Series 2 Tivos San Diego area

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:20
I have one single and two dual tuner TiVos. The single was retired a few years ago; the DTs were retired just this past month. Each has worked perfectly.

If you are near northern San Diego County, these are free to a good home – come and get it (them).

All cables and parts, the remotes, original box, etc. Excellent condition, all.

( I didn't have enough posts to get this into the sub-group area....)