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Can the mini work in a 2nd home?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:21
This question was asked a while back, and I didn't want to resurrect a long dead thread.

But here's the question: Can I use a Tivo mini to watch my main Tivo DVR from my vacation condo?

I'm not trying to "get around" anything or otherwise do anything illegal. I just want access to my home DVR. Does the mini need to be on the home network to work or is it using the internet? Would it care if the main unit is next door or 100 miles away?

Failing that... can I access and control the Roamio from the internet? I don't mind watching my programs on a computer...

Not able to view the 3 BBC channels

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:00
Located in the Milwaukee WI area
Have new ROAMIO installed the cable card and the required card card tuning adapter. Inztallation appeared to go just fine. Last night I had Dr. WHO scheduled to record. Just happened to check on the show about 15 min into it and foud a black screen with a notice that the channel is not authorized by my provider ((V58) i assume this is an error code).. I checked the other 2 BBC channels and they have the same picture and error.
I also have a TIVO Premier on the same cable and the PREMIER is functioning properly the BBC channels are all available on the. Premier ( No Problem with the premier )
TW suggested that I exchange the tuning adapter. Which I did. More calls to support and mor testing and no different resuts. Still no BBC channels.
TW Tech support is at a loss. Matter has been escellated to the next level. Unfortunately, next level wont be around until Tuesday.
very strange.

Tivo hd stuck in reboot cycle.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:11
So nearly a week ago now I thought it would be a good idea to run kickstart 58 on my tivo hd even though it was working fine. I thought it would be good for it. I started it before work one morning and walked away right after entering the code. When I come back from work I turn on the tv and it's stuck in this reboot cycle.

It says powering up, than almost there, than a green screen pops up saying "The DVR has detected a serious problem and is now attempting to fix it." than after guessing 20 seconds it restarts it self and starts all over.

About a year and a half ago I put in 1tb drive that I got new on ebay all ready formatted. (I no longer have the old HD)

I got the ultimate boot disk and ran wdidle3 and checked to see if intellipark was disabled and it was. I also ran a full diagnostic on Data Lifeguard Diagnostic vr 5.22 (from western digital) and it found no errors.

I have tried all the other kick start codes and get no change. other than one time after kickstart 52 it said installing a service update for 20 seconds than restarted. I tried 52 again and it went to green screen error and restarts.

I have tried removing my cable card (only accessory) I have also tied with out the hdmi cable plugged in. It still does it.

I have also visually looked the the capacitors / circuit boards and see no obvious issues.

So I come to you all out of ideas. Thank you for your help.

WD Red or Purple for upgrade?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:42
I'm looking to upgrade my Roamio to 3TB and am having trouble finding the WD Green AV-GP drive at a reasonable price. The WD Red and the WD Purple both seem to be options and are both in the $110 range, but other threads give conflicting advice about which is preferable. Newegg actually shows the Purple as the replacement for the Green AV-GP. Other folks here seem to like the Red. I really need to pull the trigger on one and would appreciate some definitive guidance. Thanks!

The new Roamio, can you just throw in a bigger hard drive and not mess with Linux?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:30
Can I just go and buy a 3TB (or larger) drive and replace the 500GB one in my Roamio Basic arriving wednesday and it just work without doing anything to the drive first? And if so is there a make and model of drive that works best with the Roamio Basic?

new hbo-paramount series "ashecliffe"

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:11
found this series development info and wanted to share - i'm looking forward to the series based on the article details alone, hope it makes it to air:

Quote: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.

android app

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:17
I have this fairly new Tivo Roamio basic that is working just fine. I recently downloaded the android app that is available. It is setup and it has found my Tivo. I have a guide, I can record programs. However I dont see anyway that I can watch anything on my Tivo. Am I doing something wrong or is that feature not available on the Tivo android app.


Utopia-live feeds

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:48
So the live feeds for Utopia started on Friday. Anyone watching? 2 feeds are free and apparently censored. $5 a month for premium gets the other 2 feeds.

I haven't watched much yet since I'm still watching BB. I'm concerned that after the initial excitement, it might get boring. I like the game aspect of BB more than the watching strangers aspect.

So far, they have had 1 guy almost kicked off for fighting. Josh?

The After, Amazon series pilot

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:20
I just watched The After pilot, available online from Amazon. Starts off with six people trapped in an elevator. When they get out, they find there is no power anywhere, and no phone communication. And things get both worse and weirder from there.

If you like things with a post-apocalyptic vibe, you'll probably like this. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series episodes.

Doctor Who - Into The Dalek - OAD 8/30/2014

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:08
I enjoyed this more than last week's episode. Capaldi is stepping up nicely and he felt like the Doctor in this episode albeit more callous than the previous few Doctors.

The ending was a bit off though. The Doctor may hate the Daleks, but that doesn't make him a "good Dalek" as the Dalek's hate everyone different from themselves. That doesn't apply to the Doctor. A minor not though since that was the Dalek's interpretation.

I'm curious though how much BBCA cut from this episode compared to what shows in the UK. The commercials were obviously randomly inserted and it seemed like a chunk was cut during that time. For example after the last commercial everyone is suddenly full size, yet they were still shrunk before the commercial.

Haven starts thursday 9/11

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:33
It's showing up in the DirecTV DVR To Do List. Thursday September 11th at 9pm Central.

Diagnostic Mode iPad Tivo App

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:30
If you swipe to the right with 2 fingers a diagnostic bar will appear at the bottom of the screen disclosing:
Video Bitrate
XC Bitrate
Program Bitrate
DVR Bitrate

What's the deal with eBay coupons?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
The coupon deal seems fantastic, but it just seems incredibly odd. How can a reseller allow these types of discounts, but TiVo does not give them to the public?

Is this some special reseller program authorized by TiVo? Do eBay sellers just sign up to give discounts and then sell them? It seems like a perfect revenue stream (we should all get into it).

What is this program?

No internet access with Moca adapter

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:19

Can't seem to find an answer to this.

Recently bought a Roamio Plus and set it up on a Moca network using an Actiontec ECB2500C adapter.

Connection is like this: coax from wall to Actiontec, coax from Actiontec to Comcast cable modem, ethernet from cable modem to Linksys router internet port.

But when I try to connect the ethernet port from the Actiontec to an empty port on the Linksys, I lose all ethernet network connectivity for the house and the ethernet light on the Actiontec starts to blink rapidly. If I unplug it from the router, all goes back to normal.

I thought this was the correct way to do it so any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Force OTA on Roamio Plus/Pro?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:05
I've been looking to get the base Roamio for OTA (of course watching the $49 OTA-only that is coming in September). My problem here is that the base model would require an extra $129 TiVo Stream unit to steam to mobile devices, and this feature is baked in (with additional recording capacity) in the Plus/Pro.

Additionally, the Plus/Pro has the option for cable access in the future.

I am going to assume the answer here is no, that the Plus/Pro cannot tune in ATSC, but is there a way to force it? Or is it a better idea to just get the base model, buy the Stream, commit to a lifetime of service fees, and an external HD to expand space?

RedZone on Fios

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:54
Have had yearly problems getting RedZone to work on Fios cablecards. Can somebody without a RedZone subscription tell me what you see on channel 835. I see the RZ splash (every touchdown from every game) which seems promising, but not sure if that is the default.


No ads?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:22
I just upgraded my 2 S3 OLED's from 1TB drives to 2TB drives in the past 2 weeks and I noticed that I haven't seen any ads on either. I don't think this is related to the upgrade as I'm pretty sure the ads would have copied over but I'm not sure when I noticed the last ad. I think I happened to notice it at this time as I was paying more attention to see if there were any issues after the upgrade.

Anyone else also have no ads recently? I believe I also saw a post in the Premiere or Roamio forum about someone who had not gotten any ads after their recent software update.


Turn off Power button Functionality

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:51
Is there a way to disable the power/standby button on the front of the Roamio?

New OTA-only $50 Roamio

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:41
Nevermind! lol

Tivo suggestions: just trickling in

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:32
Tivo suggestions has started acting oddly for me...

Normally, it would keep the disk at near 100% full. Now... it doesn't. It does record 2-3 shows a day. But not many. There are clearly lots of thumbs up shows that have not played recently that it can record.

Just as an example... see the attachment. (I can be a little bit of a graphing nut...) I graph several things on tivo stats. If you look at the graph you'll see where in February I tossed all the tivo suggestions. (I replaced a failing hard drive). The suggestions refilled over about a month. If you look at somewhere around June, suggestions suddenly slow down. There is lots of free, unused space and they don't record.

This slow down coincides with me adding cable. I previously was only recording off of an antenna with about 6 channels. Now I have cable and antenna and a ton of channels... but just a trickle on the suggestions.
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