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Record All Shows and Keep Until I delete

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:37
After the Fall Update I chose the Season Pass option to record all shows. However, the Tivo chooses the SD version when there isn't an HD channel available (I live between two markets where one market only has a SD version). Is there a way to ignore the SD channel?

Also, when I set up a Season Pass and I choose the option to 'Keep until I delete' the Tivo still schedules to delete them. When I select the show it allows me to extend the length of time to keep it, but it only allows me to extend it for two weeks even when I delete a lot of old shows. Is there a way to change it back to 'Keep until I delete'? Thanks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Heavy is The Head" (9/30/14) SPOILERS!

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:32
Wow, I'm confused about a lot with this show. If Coulson is the director now, what is Nick Fury? And where?

What's the deal with Coulson having to carve the alien symbols? Can't he just use chalk? :rolleyes:

What's the deal with Talbot? He's got his panties all in a twist, when he should just realize that Coulson and his kids are the good guys.

There's more, but it can wait.

Preview spoiler!
Spoiler: Whoa, did not see that coming! I can't believe they would do that.

Android Streaming Issue

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:54
Anyone else having the following issue on unrooted devices?

If i connect to wifi and run streaming setup (In Home and Out of Home) it completes successfully, and i am able to stream shows.

if i then turn off wifi and enable cellular streaming, then try to watch a show on the phone, i get this error:

If i run setup again it fails with this error:

This happened on my phone (A 2013 Moto X Unrooted, Unlocked Bootloader) and my wife's phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Stock)

Thumbs Up

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:16
Lately a thumbs up to record has been showing up on the screen. Very annoying especially since the program is already recording. Now it will show up on the recorded programs. Anyone else having this issue? Or anyone have a solution?

Verizon FIOS

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:32
Verizon recently completed the installation of FIOS in my 84 unit Co-Op building. In the next few days they will have representatives in the lobby to meet with interested parties and they are offering 30 days free trial. I plan on taking the trial offer but I don't know what to expect and am hoping for some suggestions here.

I have a Roamio Pro and my current provider is TW. Will I be downloading the programming for both TW and FIOS or will Tivo just find my season passes for both services. I want to make the most of the 30 days so I can make a decision on what to keep.

Side loaded on Kindle Fire HD, but font too big?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:20
I side loaded the APK onto my Fire HD but I can't get past the setup because the menu is being clipped and the buttons are being pushed off the bottom.

Looks like a font issue, but there is no way to change the font on the Fire that I can find. (other then an accessibility feature that makes it bigger and the problem worse)
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Considering mini but have some queries

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:43
I'm considering getting a mini now that there's no more service fee, but I don't know if it would be worth it.

Currently I have 2 Panasonic plasma TVs -- one downstairs for main viewing connected to a Roamio Pro and another one upstairs in a spare room that is connected to a SD set-top box (because FIOS charges a whopping $8/mo just for the HD box).

The mini would eliminate the need for the set-top box upstairs and give me HD picture on my other plasma, but I'm concerned about dedicating one tuner to the mini. Does that mean I can no longer switch back and forth between six programs on the main Roamio unit? I rarely if ever record six programs at once but I do like the ability to set my tuners to six different stations (local networks, HBO, Showtime) and go back and forth between the buffered recordings.

Also, what is the best connection for the mini? My cable modem and wireless router are all on the first floor, so I would not be able to provide a wired ethernet connection for the mini. Does it require a lot of bandwith? Currently I have a 50/50 connection but am considering downgrading.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly welcome. Thanks.

missing program information

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:04
I am missing program information for one channel only (National Geographic Wild-132). When I move to that channel it comes in clearly but there is no program information-I get the channel number and nothing else.

Android STB with Stream

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:03

I'm curious if it would be possible to use one of the publicly available Android STBs/Media Players with the android streaming app. Does anyone have one that they can try?


TiVo Mini no longer compatible with Network Andriod App

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:12
This update broke the network control of the tivo mini. After speaking with tech support they provided this as the reason.

" William: Okay I'm afraid what I am being told is the Mini was never intended for use with network control, it seems you were able to use the feature before but was an unintentional feature.
xxx: wait wjat
xxx: you're telling me the mini worked and i bought it for the exact reason and now you removed it why?
William: Not removing it per say but was a byproduct of some other feature and current versions that byproduct may not be working any longer.
xxx: why would you possibly remove a functionality that worked?
xxx: you removed it
xxx: !!!
xxx: it was there it worked, and not you removed it!
William: It was never designed to work that way.
xxx: it was never designed to work that way?! it says so on its product page
William: Yes for DVR support, not for the Mini.

This is ridiculous, why would they remove network remote control of the mini? How can we fix this? Oh and the iOS app works just fine controlling the mini over the network....

My Show menu slow after update.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:02
My shows menu is really slow after the new update. Anyone else having this problem?

TiVo Stream support arrives for Android!

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:46
I caught the new update early Tuesday morning. Works great thank you!

I did have to go into the settings menu and explicitly turn streaming over lte on. My phone has unlimited data so not an issue. My tablet that was rooted can't stream though, bummer. I'm putting the original Rom back on (good bye unrestricted sdcard support). Since its data plan is limited I'm glad the default stream over lte is disabled.

Sigh no Chromecast support

Scorpion "Single Point of Failure " 9/29/14 [SPOILERS!]

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:14
I think I see what they're going for here. A drama about a disparate group of techno nerds, a mommy figure and a fed, all nursing psychological wounds from earlier in life, coming together as an ad hoc family. With a sprinkling of action adventure on top.

I'm curious about the plan they devised to break into the Pharma company, using a Trojan horse, of sorts, to breach security. Is something like that possible?

Bizarre time bug in 20.4.4

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:42
Today's recording of Gotham lists a recorded time of "1 Day, 6 Hours, 6 Min". It shows the correct (1 Hour) time in the green time bar that appears when the shows begins.

Unknown Symbol on Episode Info

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:21
I've recently noticed a symbol that appears next to episodes that are not available when browsing around on my Roamio. For example, I pulled up the Episodes feature for The Blacklist and select Episode 1 of Season 2. On the bottom right of the screen, where it would normally show the symbols for TV, Netflix, or Amazon, I see a downward pointing arrow into a circle.

Any thoughts on what this symbol means? If I select the episode, it tells me that the episode is not available.

I've tried to include a photo of the symbol on the TV. Sorry for the bad quality.

- Merg

Shark Tank Season 6 Thread

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:40
Shark Tank is one of my favorite tv shows. For those that don't already know, the show features six business people including billionaire Mark Cuban, Damon John of FUBU and four others getting pitched business investment propositions by hopeful American entrepreneurs. Season six premiered on ABC with a double episode this Friday September 26th at 8 PM. It will settle into its regular time slot at 9 PM ET on Friday nights.

These first two back to back episodes featured eight pitches in total including some that were total non-starters to a few that got interest from the investors. There was also a lot of the usual sappiness with a fair bit of talking about some of the entrepreneurs' children and personal dramas to provide a back story for these business people looking to start or expand their businesses.

In the first episode I thought that the guys with the mobile wedding business who were looking to franchise their idea were foolish for selling their original Las Vegas based business which would have provided the model for potential franchisees. The nail shop for guys was also a horrible idea that got rejected.

In the second episode I was quite surprised that the Roominate building toy for children was so successful coming into the tank, but the investment itself was not so surprising. The floating mug idea I didn't think had a chance but even they got an investment.

It's also nice to see more update segments on investments from previous seasons.


Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:57

Android Streaming tomorrow??

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:24
Did Margret or anybody say anything about android streaming not being available by tomorrow? It's been awfully quite around here with the anticipation of a highly sought after capability supposedly to be released any day now.

Comcast Cablecards

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:07
Hi all - TIVO noob here.

Just recently purchased a Roamio Plus, Roamio Basic and 2 Mini's.
Has been a nightmare with Comcast just to get the cable cards (started the process well over a week ago).

Won't go into details, but where I am at is they are sending a Comcast tech out to the house this Thursday - they are waiving the installation fee because of all the BS I have been through with them. My question to the members of this forum is what should I be looking for before the tech leaves my house to be sure everything is running properly?

I have installed a MOCA network and all the Tivo devices are currently updated. I can see the two main Tivo's on the mini screen, but won't let me connect to them I'm guessing because the main Roamio's aren't activated yet.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

iOS8, iPad2 and the TiVo app

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:39
Anyone have any experience yet on how well (or how poor) the TiVo iOS app streams video from the Stream on an iPad 2 upgraded to iOS 8?

Today Apple disallowed downgrading from 8 to 7 so there's no going back after an upgrade now.

Everything is working pretty much flawlessly right now on my iPad 2 and iOS 7. I think I'll hold on this for a while...but wondered if anyone else had any experiences to report?