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TiVo HDMI connected to PC monitor flashes on/off

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:37
I just got a new Roamio Plus box (my fifth TiVo!) and I moved my old Series3 (w/ WD ext disk) next to my computer so I could leave it hooked up to my network to transfer what I can to the new TiVo. After doing that I figured I could watch the non-transferable stuff on my computer monitor. My PC monitor has VGA and DVI-D inputs and I use the DVI-D with an HDMI to DVI-D cable for my PC.

But when I plug the HDMI end into my Series3 I do get a picture, but it flashes back & forth between the TiVo screen and white noise every second or so. Even so, I am able to control the Series3 so I tried every Video Output Setting, from Native to 1080i, resetting the monitor (power on/off) each time, but the picture keeps flashing. Every couple minutes it will stabilize for a few seconds but then go back to flashing (to be clear, this is just the Series3 and my PC monitor, my computer is not involved).

Anyway, being that it's a Series3 it has both RCA & RGB output jacks, so would the easiest thing be to get an RGB to DVI-D cable (do audio separate) so I can watch the non-transferred stuff at my computer? Being that it's flashing like that I assume it isn't an HDCP issue, and just an adapter cable will work? Anyone have a link to the right cable I should buy?


This is my first post in quite a while, what can I say, a TiVo normally just works!! :D

Yet Another Test

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:16
Yet another test to check search. So... search1234

Is this show any good (no spoilers!)

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 09:50
I thought we could have a generic thread asking if its worth it to batch watch a certain show.

I'm wondering about "Once Upon a Time." I watched the first half of the first season. Has it gotten better or worse?

"Seinfeld" Streaming Deal Imminent

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 09:44
Jerry Seinfeld hinted Seinfeld was coming to a streaming service last summer, but it has been radio silence since then.

Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo are in the running to stream all 180 episodes. Netflix decided to pass on the rights. The deal should be finalized in the next few weeks, and is expected to cost the streaming service $100 million.


Hopefully it lands on Amazon, which I subscribe to. :)

"Advertise on TiVo Community" link broken

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 09:23
"Advertise on TiVo Community" link takes you to http://www.hometechnologynetwork.com/help/feedback which is not a valid URL.

Continual Care Warratny

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 09:16
Quote: Roamio Series DVRs that have an active monthly or annual service plan are covered by the Continual Care Warranty, in addition to the 90-day limited warranty. Under the Continual Care plan, an eligible Roamio DVR can be exchanged for a reduced fee of $49 (plus applicable taxes and shipping costs).

IMPORTANT: Only Roamio Series DVRs with a monthly or annual service plan are eligible for the Continual Care Warranty.
So my question is... Is the regardless of where you purchase the box... as long as I have the monthly service? Or, do I have to buy direct from TIVO?

Question about recording

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 08:14
I have a question about starting a recording once the TV show has started. Is there a way to record the full TV show, even though, I started the recording 15 minutes late?

Thanks J

Thanks Everyone!

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 06:35
We can now give a post a "Thanks". This is like the "Like" on AVSForum. I wish it was a two way street though. I would love to have a button to give a post a "Waste of Time" or a "Rude" to a poster. Someday...

New Server - Updated Software - Problems Report Here Please

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 03:26
Hi All...

Ok, new server and new'ish' software. Please report issues you may run into with the new updates so we can look into it.

And no...That does not mean to ask for things or to tell me that another user is broken and needs to be fixed.

And it does not mean to complain about ads etc. :)

Ok, now that I have taken the fun out of it...welcome to our new home.

And Special Thanks to Shabbir, who you all do not know, who helped with this process as well as fixed some things along the way.

Last Post Marker

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:59
This post was made as a last post marker for the data move.

See you on the other side.

Showtime Will Soon Launch A Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Service

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:22

Looks like Showtime won't be far behind HBO in the standalone over-the-top streaming service. No word on price, but I can't imagine they would try to go over the $14.99/month price point that HBO has established for their service. It'll be interesting to see if they try to undercut HBO on price a little, maybe $12.99/month?

Syfy CMT LMN down on TWC

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:46
Getting a test pattern on SYFY, others are blank.

First Call: Bangalore Central. Impenetrable accent. Between his and mine I didn't get very far. He asked about a digital tuner. Said I had a TiVo. I think he said there's an outtage, but I'm not sure.

Second Call: Again in Bangalore. Mentioned TiVo again when asked about a digital tuner. I think I've confused things by having a CC but not having it installed. (If I install it, MRV stops working and suggestions stop recording) If I send it back, my bill goes up because I'm not bundling. Transferred me to TiVo installs.

Third Call: Saying that the FCC is requiring a cable box on all TV's. DCI: Digital Conversation Initiative. Said they need to do a "CT Scan" on the missing channels. Whatever that does. He did say once the DCI hits my area we will start losing channels.

Looks like I'll be canceling cable soon.

why cant tivo seach find all shows on amazon and hulu

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:07
Im trying to make a one-pass for Kung Fu: The Complete First Season but TiVo can not find it, but I know its on amazon.

how do I search for Kung Fu: The Complete First Season so I can make a onepass for it?


Powers - Anyone Watching?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:54
Has anyone checked out Playstation's new "Powers" series (first episode available on YouTube)?

I've seen the first three episodes and have mixed feelings but on the whole, it's pretty decent. Definitely had a "Heroes" vibe to it, hope it doesn't follow the same trajectory of that show.

BTW, Michelle Forbes looks terrific... can't believe it's been 20+ years since Engisn Ro. I've seen her in other stuff since then, but she looks especially good as Retro Girl.

FCC formally releases out its net neutrality report & rules--the rules, & discussion

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:50
The FCC formally released out yesterday its report (400 pp. . . .) on net neutrality, including its net neutrality rules.

A CNET article discussing it: http://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-goes-pu...ning-internet/

A direct link to the FCC's report: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Rele...CC-15-24A1.pdf. The FCC's net neutrality rules can be found two-thirds through the report, with the most pertinent net neutrality rules at pp. 283-285.

And the FCC's net neutrality "fact sheet." http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-open...g-fact-fiction

12 Monkeys renewed

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:52
New showrunner for 12 Monkeys with renewal announcement...

Directv to Comcast and Tivo / Tivo Newbie here

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:42
After 5 years with DTV (HDDVRS, no HR34/44) and 4 years with Dish, we're going back to cable. I'm scared, but I'm hoping Tivo makes the transition a good one.

On a budget. Took advantage of the $0 down, $20 a month Tivo basic. Two of them to be exact. Since the second one is going to be adding $30 on top of the bill ($20 + $10 additional outlet fee), I might just hook one up and send the second back.

Thought about getting the Plus for the 2 extra tuners and 1TB, but it is 2" too wide to fit the entertainment center.

HDD will be upgraded after I order a WD20EURX (BB only has the EZRX in stock).

Long story short, how do I mirror the signal to the bedroom tv? using the basic? I see the breakout cables, but can I use the components for an HD mirror with the basic roamio? If so, how do I get audio?

Can I even use component for the basic or does it have to be composite? I'd prefer an HD mirror, but can live with SD until we get the mini in a few months.

If I could get the Plus, I'd run the 5 cable combo, but the plus won't fit.

I'm very excited. Have had DVRs for over 10 years, but this is our first Tivo. Should be here this evening. I can't wait.

Connecting Apple TV to Roamio to get CSPAN

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 07:51
Does anyone know how to get C-SPAN on a TIVO Roamio (antenna, no cable service), ideally using Apple TV (I'm a Mac and iPhone user). I was hoping to be able to simply browse on either the Mac or the iPhone using Safari to watch C-SPAN, and then to use the Apple TV to mirror the display using AirPlay, but what I don't know is how to connect the Apple TV to be another input source for my TIVO, and if this will work. Or is there an easier way to access C-SPAN on my TIVO Roamio?

Software v20.7.3 reference

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:32
On this page:


It makes references to v20.7.3 in bold red font.

Problem is, it says "Software versions earlier than 20.7.3 only" but it's referring to a feature I don't think we have, which is to let the DVR assign itself an IP address. "Choose this option if you are creating a peer-to-peer network with another DVR."

The picture samples are old (from a Tivo HD). Are they confused?

If nothing else, at least we have a version number. :p

new mini streams video from apps but v112 for live or recorded

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:18
I got a new mini setup, and it took multiple forced updates until it linked to my dvr.
now it only says v112 error when Trying to watch live TV or recorded shows. I can stream amazon, hulu, etc without a hiccup. Network shows 265mbps.

Is this an activation issue, or some thing else?