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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.

Will the Roamio remote control a Sonos playbar

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:32
Current set up is Sony KDL50W800B, Tivo Roamio and Polk soundbar and wireless sub. Polk is OK but not too good on dialogue. I would like to replace it with the Sonos playbar.

My wife is technologically challenged but has a very high comfort level with the Tivo remote. So if any of you have the Sonos and a Roamio and can verify that the Roamio remote will control the volume and mute on the Sonos playbar I would really appreciate it.



Remote like a Roku

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:36
I would like to see a Tivo remote like the one that comes with a Roku 3 where you could plug in your headphones and it would mute the TV volume. That is the one thing I really like about the Roku. You can watch TV without distubing anyone.

New Member with Comcast Question

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:31
First off, I'm OLD - so please be "gentle". I decided to "take the plunge" and I purchased a new Roamio Basic receiver, Motorola SB6141 cable modem and an Ooma Telo. I'll be notifying my long-time Dishnet & AT&T service providers next week that their services are no longer needed (I may even suggest rectal insertion, lol).

My question is regarding programming from Comcast, which is the only cable provider in my area <sigh>. Based on their TV channel lineup, I have decided that I "need" their 220+ lineup, which leaves me with two "Double Play" choices:
  1. "Digital Preferred TV & Performance Internet" @ 79.99 (promo)
  2. "Preferred Sureprice Double Play" @ $89.99 (promo)
The more expensive option includes "X1" - which I THOUGHT was merely a hardware upgrade to their whatup DVR (which I won't need), along with "Blast!" internet with download speeds "up to" 50mbps......Whereas the lesser-priced option (w/o X1) has slower internet speeds of "up to" 25mbps (which, BTW, is 10 times faster than my current miserable AT&T DSL service which regularly checks at around 2.5 mbps down & .46 up).

Sooooo..........my question is: Does anyone know if the less-expensive option includes STREAMING of the same HD programming, or will that cost extra - which might bring me up to or over the price of the $10/mo higher-priced "X1" programming?

TIA - Ray :)

Comcast about to encrypt everything.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:15
Just got a letter from Comcast saying they will soon be encrypting all channels. I guess I won't be tuning any clear QAM channels on my TV anymore, everyone goes through the cable card now.

Standard Cable and Roamio

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:05
If I purchase a TiVo Roamio, would I need a cablecard if I only have standard cable (Coax cable straight to the TV, no cable box)? Obviously, I would not get HD through the cable, but would it work at SD. I have read conflicting stories online.

Acronis True Image and Cloning TiVo Hard Drive

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:20
Has anyone ever removed the hard drive and used a docking station and Acronis True Image to clone (back-up) their hard drive to another formatted empty hard drive and subsequently been able to swap hard drives if the need should arise? TIA.

Xfinity on-demand shows missing on Tivo's

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 16:02
So after 7 days of fighting with Comcast I finally got my cable cards paired correctly and can get channels... What a pain in the rear!!! So now I notice not all shows that I see on their "X1 on-demand" show up on the Tivo version. Example: Rookie Blue shows up on X1 on-demand" but not on Tivo version. Just curious if that's how it works or how we know what shows will and won't show on the tivo version.


Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:17
I just got a Tivo series 3 yesterday with an N adapter. I finally got things setup and yesterday I decided to record Quigley Down Under that came on at 12:30AM. Well, it recorded it fine, but its in two parts and I dont know why. It would appear that there are a couple of minutes missing. I don't know if it tried to do an update at that time or what. The movie started at 12:30 and it stopped at about 1 hour and 33 minutes into the movie. Then it started the movie at 1 hour and 35 minutes.

If anybody has any idea what caused this I would appreciate the help.



Tivo Roamio Plus, upgraded 3TB • Tivo Mini & My Expander Bundle

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:49
TiVo Roamio Plus 3TB DVR with LIFETIME 3 YRS WARRANTY (450 hours HD) TCD848000. Also I included a Tivo Mini and an 1TB My DVR AV Expander Drive

I purchased this equipment in December of 2013, is a bundle with all you need to enjoy your TV Cable service in your home. Inlcudes a LIFETIME Suscription no monthly fees! And TiVo 3-year extended warranty expires: 12/11/2016 for the Roamio Plus. My family love Tivo but we are moving to an area with not cable service.

Posted in Ebay and Craiglist (Orange County California)



Price difference is because Craiglist doesn't charge 10% fee like Ebay and give to you the pickup discount.

Does the DirecTV (THR22) Tivo still has this type of side-by-side channel guide

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:33
Can someone please tell me if the new DirecTV (THR22) Tivo still has this type of side-by-side channel guide as an option?

I have been using the DirecTV brand receivers (HR23 sh*tbox) since my old TiVo HD's became obsolete several years ago and I just hate them. We record a fraction of the movies that we used to because their channel guide sucks and because they intermingle the premium channel movie listings within a sea of PPV programming. I hate how these greedy a'holes constantly try to jam more paid services down their subscribers throats.

I have been thinking about their Genie DVR but I am guessing this is just their same crappy interface that I am using now with a faster processor. I could care less about recording six shows at one time or watching shows in different rooms. I simply want a better channel guide and the ability to hide all their PPV crap.

Tivo Desktop Video Output incorrect

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:46
I use my laptop to transfer mp4 videos to both my Premiere XL and Series 3.

When playing those videos on the Premiere, the format is correct. When playing the same video on the Series 3 only left half of the video plays. Am I doing something wrong in the transfer process?

TiVo, DirecTV Pact Extended to Feb 15, 2018

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:43
Headline is all the info I really have.

"On July 28, 2014, DIRECTV extended the term of the Amended and Restated Development Agreement between TiVo Inc. and DIRECTV, LLC (formerly DIRECTV, Inc.) dated as of September 2, 2008, as amended by letter agreement dated April 20, 2009 (as amended, the "Agreement"). The Agreement has been extended until February 15, 2018. "

TIVO or Comcast Problem

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:23
Last Saturday night we went into Netflix by mistake and tryed to get out of it before it finished loading and the TIVO crashed and rebooted.

The next morning we were having a micro blocking on some channels and others wouldn't even come it. I checked the signal strength on the channels and they were all 82-92%. Chatted with Comcast via the Web and they said they checked out signal and it was fine. We moved the TIVO to the basement to see if the signal strength would improve. Still couldn't tune or really bad micro blocking on some of the channels. Bypassed the spliter and hooked the feed directly into the TIVO, no change. Checked the SNR and all channels are at 34-35. So the numbers are within what TIVO recomends. Channels we are having problems are digital channels QAM256. Funning because 187 works, 188 is just scrambled, and 189 works but some mirco blocking.

I would say it is a Comcast problem but I have a MediaCenter PC with a cablecard tuner and all the channels work on it.

So should I start with calling TIVO or Comcast. I am afraid I am going to get into the middle of a finger point game. :(

Feature Request: Send to Friend

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:02
I would like to see a feature to "send to friend" things such as recommendations, and even full or partial season pass entries. For example, add friends via the mobile app contact list. Then from mobile or TV UI send recommendations to them.

Also, if sending a season pass recommendation allow the recipient to click a button to add it to their season pass list. Any received recommendations should be in a new "Friends" category to keep them seperate from personally added items.