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Sold my S3 OLED / S3 HD today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:15
Well, after months of procrastination, I finally put my two old S3 TiVo's on craigslist yesterday for $200 each (Separate adds) and I guy called me this morning wanting to buy both of them. We met at a local restaurant and the deal is done.

It really goes to the value of the lifetime service that I can still get $200 for a two generation old product.

I am pretty happy at this point - I always keep the boxes and all the packing materials, helps present a product that has been well maintained.

Channels all gone black

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:43
All of them. I use TWC. I have done a hard reset, did the guided setup again, soft reboot, nothing is working. There is no outage in my area that I can tell.

My tuning adapter is plugged in and seems to be working but my Tivo doesn't show it as being connected. I've tried to reset it and the channels won't come back. I'm wondering if I should exchange it for a different adapter.

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Not getting channels on guide from 550 - 600's

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:22
Have a new Tivo Roamio and I can see the channels 550 - 690 if I go to one but the Guide does not show anything for those channels so I am unable to move my Season Passes over from my old box and I can't recorded any programs on those stations in advance.

I am using a cable card from Verizon.

Amazing Race 25 Cast Announced - Series Starts 9/26/2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:18
Remember that it will be on Friday nights this season, starting in just four weeks...


Big Brother - 8/28/14- Eviction Night

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:44
No surprise to see Donny go.
I loved the look on Frankie's face once Julie denied his "apple pie" request. Not that I really blame Frankie for not going along with Donny's idea, it's just that the "play" was a terrible idea.

And I kinda hate when they do endurance comps because we have to wait so long to find out the winners. :( Not that big of a deal though.

But seeing Donny get so upset at the end was very sad. I feel bad for him. Looks like he really felt like an outcast while in the house. :(

Now it's just about time for the Detonators to detonate!

CableCard in Premiere on Grande ?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:54
(Admins - I'm aware there is an Official Grande Communications Cable Card Thread under the Series 3 Forum. It's not very active; maybe here is a better place ?)

I have Grande Communications analog cable in Austin and own a Tivo Premiere. Last weekend, I picked up a Cablecard from Grande. I installed it and went through the setup over the phone, trying several times.

The card shows "Authorization Received" (Host ID Screen), but remains "Not Staged" (CA Screen), showing only basic cable channels. We had THREE helpful, friendy service visits this week. The techs brought several other cards, but the situation remains the same.

One of the techs suspected my video splitter board and bypassed it, raising the signal strength, but that did make the card work. We have 73/74% signal strength, 34 dB SNR.

During several support calls before the service visits, the phone support people asked for the Card's Data ID, but the Host ID screen does not show one. One of the phone reps kept calling the card a "Motorola Card" while the card itself and the Menus indicate it's a Cisco card. One of the phone reps told me I had two cards, while I did actually have only one. These two details have me suspecting that maybe the setup process on Grande's side expects a different type of Card.

The visiting techs were friendly and on time, but did not seem particularly familiar with cable cards.

If anyone has gotten a Grandecom Cablecard to work with a Tivo Premiere recently, I'd love to hear about the experience. Any secret steps to take, secret numbers to call ?

Thank you.

7 Deadly Sins (Morgan Spurlock)

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
7 Deadly Sins is another new documentary style series from film maker and tv personality Morgan Spurlock, this time on Showtime on Thursday evenings. Each 30 minute episode has three or so segments focusing on various people who are indulging in some way in one of seven deadly sins from Christian theology-gluttony, sloth, greed, lust, envy, pride, wrath.

This series has a different style from most of Spurlock's other shows, looking more like shot-on-film vignettes featuring real people acting out their bad impulses than a reality style video documentary. Spurlock narrates the segment intros while the real people involved in these negative activities speak for themselves on camera.

For example in the Wrath episode, they feature a women who has a web site who names and shames "home wreckers" or women who sleep with married men; there's a segment on a 'fight club' at a motorcycle club house in Oakland, California where men and women box in a ring to get their aggression out; and a segment on a manufacturer of a special type of firearm ammunition which splits up into fragments as it is fired to cause maximum damage to the target. I think it's pretty interesting for a short series.

What is your favorite running joke in a tv show?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:15
What is your favorite running joke in a tv show?

Mini stuck in guided setup after loss of DVR

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:35
Like many others here the past year our Mini has worked acceptably (I say so because at least once a week it crashes and requires a reboot). A few days back the Mini decided that it couldn't contact the DVR or internet.

NO changes were made to our home network, no power outages, no additional network devices, nothing.

Internet- bogus message as the unit had no problems connecting to the Tivo service.

Two days ago it was possible to manually go into the menus and select the Roamio DVR. Yesterday the Mini again claimed it lost the DVR. This time however the Roamio is listed but with a red circle.

The entire network chain of hardware has been reset. The Roamio has been restarted and connected to the Tivo service. The Mini was reset/powered off and on. At the advice of posts here I restarted guided setup on the Mini.

Now the Mini is stuck in guided setup loop, refusing to proceed or quit due to its inability to see a DVR. The network is live and working as I can see the Mini. There are no problems on the network for the rest of the house.

What course of action is recommended aside from putting the Mini in the bay and discontinuing my Tivo subscription?

What if ... the Mini had a Blu-Ray player?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:59
(My apologies if this topic has come up before ...)

Is it just me, or does the concept of the TiVo Mini almost beg for the inclusion of a Blu-Ray player? The Mini already has a great footprint when compared to main TiVo units and other A/V equipment. If someone was considering a Mini for additional TVs in the home, having a Blu-Ray capability built into the Mini would make it the perfect companion. I'd assume that most of the processing hardware is already in place, and there would only be a need for an inch or two of additional height for the drive itself. There would almost be no need for any other components other than the TV and whatever surround audio solution is put in the room.

Just curious ...

-SUO, can't speak on the "execution" of the Mini in its current form

N13 Error code

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:29
Most of the N13 codes on this forum are many years old.

I'm getting this error when trying to update guide info.

Software ver: 11.0m-01-2-652

This Tivo is connected to local lan which has another Series 3 tivo on it. Problem-Tivo can connect to Working-Tivo and even transfer shows. Roku on same network works no problem. Working-Tivo works fine, connects to Tivo service and has updated guide.

Based on this, I'm assuming that my router is setup ok since the Working-Tivo connects just fine. I'm assuming that I can ignore the tivo.com support suggestion of "waiting a few minutes and try connecting again."

Any thoughts on how I might fix this, or find a work around to get the Problem-Tivo box's guide updated?


Moving from Series3/HD to Roamio with Comcast

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:57
I'm not sure if this is the correct sub-forum for this question, so mods, please move it as appropriate...

I saw in this article that Comcast is beginning the move to MPEG4-HD. The article also states that the Series 3/HD TiVo's hardware is not capable of supporting MPEG4-HD.

Soooo... I'm thinking of moving to a Roamio in the short- to mid-term future. My Series 3/HD TiVo has been a most reliable unit for a number of years, so I'm not complaining about having to transition to the current TiVo hardware.

My questions are:

What's the process for moving from one TiVo to another? Do I just remove the cable card from the Series3/HD and put it into the Roamio, and everyone is happy? Do I need a Comcast tech visit?

I see on the tivo.com website that I can move Season Passes, ToDo lists, recorded shows, etc. from one TiVo to another via that website, so that's not a concern at this point.

I am really concerned about the interactions with Comcast and the cable card, and whether the Roamio will continue to record shows as scheduled.

International streaming/download?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:48
I live in the US but have a few long business trips to Germany coming up in the next few months. The advertising for the TiVo Stream or Roamio Plus seem to indicate that I could watch shows on my iPad from anywhere in the world.

Has anyone tried this? We have a Premiere that is working just fine so my main reason for upgrading would be to get this feature. I would love to have a confirmation that it will work before shelling out for it.

Typically I can't stream any shows through Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, etc. when I am in Germany, so if I could set up to record shows at home and then get them from Germany that would be fantastic! CNN and BBC get pretty old after a while in my hotel room :)

Diagnosing "lightning damage"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:56
I have a Series 3 652... Tivo in a vacation property and was just notified that a recent lightning strike likely fried my Tivo. I am going down in a few days and am looking for suggestions on how to diagnose/determine the damage. The unit has a cable card and is connected to a tuning adapter. I upgraded the HD to 1TB and will be taking the original 160 gb drive with me. I also replaced the power supply and will be taking the original which may not have been bad. Any suggestions on how/where I start to rule out damage to cable card/tuning adapter/hard drive/power supply? Maybe another way to put it is there some way to test/confirm if the motherboard is toast? Thanks for any suggestions.

Extant "A Pack of Cards" (8/27/14) [SPOILERS!]

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:36
Well, this space baby ain't no kid-friendly E.T. More like the Xenomorphs on LV-426.

Or the Vampires in Lifeforce.

And it wants its momma.

I say they nuke it from orbit. [Shrug] It's the only way to be sure.

One of the POV shots gave me a "It Came From Outer Space" vibe.


Charter New Lineup Change No Tivo Guide Info

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:13
Charter sent me something a while back which said the new channel lineup was effective August 5, 2014. Yet only a week ago I lost 3 channels, so I scheduled a service call but then realized the lineup change and found the missing content on the new channels.

However, I can't get any guide info for these channels, yet this info still shows up on the old channels. I've tried connecting to the Tivo service a few times with no change, even ran the guided setup. This is going to mess up my season passes!

UPDATE: Ran the guided setup one more time and now it worked.

A&E Cancels "Longmire"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:34
A&E just announced that "Longmire" will not be renewed -- leaving us with yet another cliffhanger.

First "The Glades," now this? I think I'll stop watching A&E drama series near their original air dates. Instead I'll wait until we hear a series has been renewed and then binge-watch it on Hulu or Netflix. :)

Apps for major Networks...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:03
One of the main things missing from Tivo is the on-demand functionality is basically gone for most providers with the exception of that X-finity thing with ComCast... I wish Tivo would add Apps for the major networks so that we would be able to watch at least those shows... Maybe an App for:


This way we could stream the latest or older episodes of Scandal or Arrow if we were thinking of about watching it.. Maybe we were on the fence to record some particular show but only found out later on that it was good.. This way, we could launch that App for that TV network and watch the older episodes..

Streaming Issues

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:45
So I have a Roamio Base and a Mini, I can stream live tv but not recordings. Everything else works fine on both boxes. I've tried the various reboot scenarios, connect to the service at least 30 times on each box, renamed each box to simple names (roamio,mini). I've unplugged everything from the modem/router to the mini and reconnected in order (modem/router, roamio, mini). I've even tried the reselect host dvr. No matter what I do, I can't stream recorded shows. When I go into the help for whole home on the roamio, it shows that streaming recorded shows is not supported for either box, evrything else is supported. On the mini it shows that streaming for live and recorded is supported. I'm at my wits end and like usual "tech" support was useless, suggesting I just wait a couple of days to see if it sorts itself out.

Thanks for any help,


P.S. the mini is only about 28 days old and everything worked fine from day 1 until this last monday morning (25th) when it just stopped working after a reboot everything worked except streaming of recordings.