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Roamio basic - cable card or OTA antenna, not both?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:12
I just installed an external antenna and like having access to the local broadcast TV. I would like to get a DVR box that could handle 2 sources: comcast cable card and OTA.
Is such a product available anywhere?

Big Bang Theory Season Pass quit functioning

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:45
I just got my Roamio and setup a pass for The Big Bang Theory and noticed that the episode this week didn't record.

I looked at the season pass, and it was set to the correct channel and new only... I deleted the pass and set it up again and now the episodes upcoming are listed.

Any ideas why that could have happened?


Luckily we have Comcast VOD so we were able to watch, but a very unhappy wife.

Sons of Anarchy Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em 10/14/2014

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:13
I'll be back to discuss later. Carry on without me.:D

It's dead

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:08
So my RCA DVR 80 dies yesterday and was able to set up a new TIVO yesterday. Not happy about the new remote not being able to control our OTA TIVO. Don't like the fact that there is no " save to VCR" option, but will try to transfer by playing to my DVD.
Is there any way to recover the content from the dead TIVO? It wasn't responding to any input form either the remote or buttons on the front.

M60 Errors

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:34
I have 2 Premieres, one purchased in 2010, the other last year. During the last month, each of them has spontaneously lost all Guide data usually accompanied by a M60 Error message [All Show Data has run out. Connect to TiVo service - blah, blah, blah]. This has happened more than once on each box. When this happens, all program data in the Guide shows "To Be Announced". However, Channel Banners do show name of show in progress, and name of next show. Shows continue to be recorded. In every case, the TiVo Status shows that a successful connection had been made to the TiVo service within the last 24 hours. In fact, forcing a connection does not cure the problem. The only cure is to restart the TiVo. After restart the Guide data re-appears for next 14 days. In one case, I'd actually perused the Guide an hour before this error had occurred, for a program a week in the future, and all the Guide data was there. An hour later the TiVo popped up this error message, and all the Guide data had disappeared.
If this had happened on just one box, I would have thought it was a problem particular to that box. But since it has happened multiple times on both, it has to be something else. Any suggestions?

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The Flash S01E02 OAD 10-14-14 "Fastest Man Alive" SPOILERS

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 22:35
Pretty strong follow up to the Pilot.

What always bugs me about heroes or villains with the power to replicate themselves is that they are able to replicate their clothes also. Guess his suit must have been a special "embryonic jumpsuit."

That aside I liked almost everything about this episode. From Barry's unrequited love for Iris to his relationship with Joe and also the super-hero support squad.

And the now-we-know-he's-a-bad-guy Dr. Harrison Wells. Certainly didn't expect him to shove a knife in the gut of the victim of the week. He's so perfect as a big bad because he's so likable otherwise. Well, we don't KNOW he's the big bad because his motivation seems to protect Barry. But to what end?

Highlights for me: Telling Iris he loves her at super-speed... getting it off his chest but without the risk of rejection. :)

Overshooting the fire by six blocks.

Heartfelt apology to Joe.

I have high hopes for this series.

Oh, and that stupid yellow lightning mask transition is beginning to irritate me.

No s-video on Roamio?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 22:01
Am I missing something, or does the Roamio not have an s-video output?

I have a new Roamio, and an old Mitsubishi rear-projection 50+ inch screen--which is too old for hdmi. Composite gives a horrible picture on this; I'll have to see what component does . . .

I'd been planning on a really big screen come the superbowl sales.

hawk

Is there still a 30 second "commercial" skip in Roamio?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:34
I tried a search on "30 second" and did not find anything.

Does the Roamio support the 30 second skip trick that earlier Tivo's had? Is so, anyone have the steps necessary to implement it?

Thanks in advance.

As along as I'm asking....

anything else about a Roamio versus the 3-x (and earlier model) I've got that I might want to know? I guess I realize that it does not have the informative front panel display about what is recording.

Free to good home - TiVo HD (you must collect)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:32
TiVo HD in perfect condition. No service. Free to the first person who can come pick it up in Redwood City CA. Break it for spares, or buy service for it. If no-one takes it, it gets recycled.

Please don't waste your time and mine by asking me to do anything that would take more effort than answering the door and handing it to you.

Scorpion S01E04 OAD 10/13/2014 "Shorthanded"

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:18
A place to point out the plot howlers and such from the latest Scorpion. Like how dudes can just bring machine guns into Vegas casinos.

I had to look up one of the guest stars - I recognized Corbin Bernsen since he's been in Psych recently, but I had to look up the blackjack dealer who got fired -- it was Chris Mulkey who was on Bakersfield P.D. many years ago. And, having just looked it up, he was also on Twin Peaks.

I want to like this show more, but it's like they're trying to make the point that geniuses can't ever have normal lives - geniuses are so bad at social stuff that they need a "life translator" like Paige. Walter, who is portrayed as the most "normal" of the geniuses, wouldn't say "fire that dealer" in the presence of the dealer, and he wouldn't be so dumb as to try to represent himself in court.

Changing input via TiVo remote - LG Smart TV

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:18
Bought my first TiVo last night - a Roamio Plus. I've programmed the remote code for LG and it works for all features except input, and I'm wondering if anyone else has this figured out for an LG Smart TV.

When I push the input button the input list does indeed pop up on the TV and I can move between available inputs. There seems, however, to be no way to select/activate the chose input. If I select, for example, the BluRay player the only way to activate it is to wait 10 or so seconds for it to timeout. There's no way to activate the selection.

Anyone else experience this?

Kmttg v1.1 qsfix error

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:08
I have kmttg v1.1e installed. I have it set up to do a videoredo qsfix.
I am getting this now. after the I get error the reads videoredo has stopped working box. what could be the problem?
Attached Images KMTTG QSFIX ERROR.jpg (8.2 KB)

Continually buffering...

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:00
Some background - Two TiVo's in the house (a Roamio Plus and a Premiere XL4). They're hardwired into my Gigabit ethernet network. I have a wifi access point with a/b/g capable, and when I check my network connection speed (using speedtest.net) from my tablets (Samsung Tab 3), I get over 20mbps up and down.

I just installed the TiVo applications on both the tablet and my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5), and I get the same problem on both. When I start to watch a show, every few seconds it pauses - sometimes just for a second, sometimes for longer with the "spinning circle."

The thing is, my home network has plenty of bandwidth - the TiVo's are hardwired via Gigabit connections (and I can stream from one TiVo to the other without a problem). Every other application doesn't seem to have a problem - I can stream using my media server to my tablets using SubSonic without a problem. How can I debug this problem? Please let me know.

Series 2 Cable Box Channel Changing

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:38
I have recently acquired a cable box from Time Warner Cable. This cable box that I have connected to my Series 2 does not have a Serial input for changing channels. It does have a USB input. Is there a way to connect a cable from the Serial output on my Series 2 to the USB input on my cable box? Is there a special adaptor I can purchase? Finally, if I am able to connect the Serial output on my Series 2 to the USB input on my cable box, will I be able to change channels using that connection. I do have the IR Blaster that came with my Series 2, but I would rather not use it.

View programs on disconnected S3 after S03s?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:34
My S3 with lifetime service has been getting S03 errors, even after disconnecting up to 3 days to allow GC to finish. I'm tired of dealing with this, don't want to deal with the disconnecting, and fear the HDD, capacitor, or something else may be dying anyway.

So, I'm replacing it with a Roamio Plus, also with lifetime. But I can't transfer my old recordings, because BHN copy-protects everything but local channels.

Question: Will I be able to continue to watch the recordings on the S3 even after it is disconnected from both the cable & the network? Will something eventually time out because it can't phone home, preventing me from using it at all? Will something eventually go kablooey in the software because of the S03 failed connections? (Assuming, of course, that some hardware doesn't actually die.)

Slow Tivo server this morning?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:43
I'm getting lengthy (like 10-15 seconds) spinny circles when selecting a recording from a NPL group as well as when exiting the recording. Anyone else?

This had been going on for an hour or so up to about 11:40AM EDT but seems to have suddenly stopped as I typed this.

Would this be an internet comms issue (like calling back to the mother ship) or an internal Roamio issue? Nothing wrong with my 60Mb/s internet connection on this end.

Paul

Jane the Virgin (Series Premiere 10/13/14)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:18
Am I the only one who watched it? I don't care how unrealistic it was; I absolutely loved it. I think it has a lot of storyline potential, and I was drawn in from the beginning. At times it was a little overly sweet, but I found the characters pretty endearing. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

New Roamio and Cable Cards

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:51
Hello, we are finally biting the bullet and have ordered a new Roamio Plus and a Tivo Mini to replace our XL4 and Premiere.

I'm hoping for a smooth transition so wanted to get the group consensus on the best way to deal with cable cards.

Both existing devices have cable cards, of course.

We have no premium channels, so in the past I've thought I could just swap the card over and it seems to work for a while and then starts having issues, so I know we can't just do that.

Is the best way to put one of the cards in the new Roamio when it comes and then call to try to activate it? Will it give me problems since it was active in an old device? It seems like no matter what, I always have to call 2 or 3 times to get everything cleared away.

I've got the Comcast CableCard special number, and they're usually pretty good, but just want to make sure I do it the right way, especially since we're in prime TV watching time.

Thanks!

New Android SW last night, now can't login

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:27
Received a new software update this morning for the TiVo Stream on my Android phone this morning. The fixes included the typical list of bug fixes however I can no longer log into my stream when I am away from home, I have not tried it while at home and won't have the opportunity until this evening.

The App just sits there with the spinning circle saying "Signing in..." eventually times out without any error message, the app clears the password from the password box and returns to the original startup screen.

-TL

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