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No spoilers of consequence but if you like I were hoping that The Machine made Shaw a pole dancer you'll be disappointed.
"Just five of us...six if you count the dog" Gotta luv Root.
I bought a used Toshiba Series 2 DVR at a swap meet. When I powered it up, the System Information screen says the TiVo account is in good standing. It also says call their service number since the machine hadn't logged on in a long time.
Since I'm not the original owner, and don't know who he/she is, and I've never had a TiVo subscription, can I get a free account in my name and receive the TiVo service?
Some interesting plot lines, specifically Jr's uncle thinking he can bring down the dome by killing the four. Blowing up a portion of your limited food supply in a coup attempt is just stupid though. I am still liking the show though so no hate from me.
I have some movies on my Windows 7 PC in the format of files starting with Vidio_TS.IFO and 5 or more VTS_01_x.VOB files (x goes from 1 to the number od VOB files). I can make DVDs without any problems and can watch on my PC, is there a simple way to move this type movie copy to my Roamio ? I have installed kmttg v1.1b for SP backup and other functions.
I bought a Premier 4 about a two years. Now I'd like to cut the cord and do away with the cable and just do the Antenna... however from what I'm reading the Premier 4s don't have an antenna option? Is there any kind of converter or something that I can get that'll let this work? Or am I out of luck and I need to buy a different one?
I assume is ok to use 3TB in 652, just will only have 2TB available to record on, correct?
Having just been woken up at 2 AM by the Premiere in my bedroom running the fan in leafblower mode and shining green lasers in my eyes as it was rebooting to apply the summer update, I'd like to suggest a new setting:
Good times to apply updates
(or maybe really really bad times to apply updates :-).
Got a Roamio Plus and three Mini's. I replaced the drive with a WD 3 TB AV-GP green drive before first use. All are on a MOCA network with Fios service.
My issue is a combination of heavy pixelization and stuttering, both live and recorded shows. Sometimes if I back up the problem remains the same, in other cases the second time through the playback is clear. It's intermittent so a real challenge to identify the source so far.
I've also occasionally gotten a channel not avail or authorized error on the Roamio, often on two or three in a row, then when going back to that channel in a few seconds it works.
Lastly less often the Roamio will just be really slow going through any menu, or fail to change channel or change and no video or audio appear, and finally it will reboot. I can hear a Mini in the other room still playing while the Roamio is frozen locally, of course the Mini goes down when the Roamio finally reboots.
All the Mini's also suffer from an occasional sudden reboot. I've replaced the splitter and all but two of the coax runs (those two runs are going to be extremely difficult to replace so they are a last resort), including the original coax from the Fios ONT to my splitter. I replaced the patchwork of splitters and cables with one central splitter, save one run to my office has a splitter for the Mini there and my Fios router.
I've power cycled the Fios ONT too (and Router).
I'm torn on whether to try putting the unused original 1 TB drive back in or temporarily run coax on the floor to the two difficult to replace spots as a troubleshooting method. If neither of these find the problem I'd assume the Roamio itself has issues.
I had a Tivo HD and Premiere before buying the Roamio on the unimproved coax cable plant with NO issues whatsoever.
I'm leaning towards a diagnosis of the HD being flakey, the Roamio having issues with drive access and causing all these symptoms.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
Before the Roamio and other Tivo's, I had a couple Panasonic Showstopper / Replay TV's, and later four Sonic Blue 5000 series Replays, and Ceton tuner with WMC, etc. How did we live before DVR's?
Another solid episode...powerful.
At 2AM this morning I wake up to a noise like hovering space ships and an actinic green light is frying my eyeballs! Oh, wait, it isn't an alien attack after all, it is just the fan in high speed mode during the reboot and the light on the TiVo which is getting the summer update installed.
Which leads me to invent a new feature request: A best time to install updates menu :-).
I have 4 tivos, and today the cable company showed up to give me a new premiere XL4. Sweet. But that meant shuffling the different units around. I move the HD from the bedroom into the office.
When I plugged it in, I got the dreaded "powering up screen freeze."
I happen to have a spare HD unit sitting in a closet (long story). It seems that the HD is usally the culprit and occasionally the power supply.
I know that the service (lifetime) is tied to the motherboard, and the cable card is paired to it as well.
I know I can replace the power supply to see if that is the issue (which I doubt, as it seems to be running ok).
If I replace the hard drive with the one from the other unit, will it work or do I need to do some reformatting? I have a copy of instant cake but I cannot remember which model I bought it for.
Thanks in advance.
Here is my situation. I have several teaching videos that I have uploaded to my Roamio using pyTiVo and kmttg. My plan was and is to watch them on my TV via my Roamio when I am at home and then pick up where I left off on my iPad when I am away from home or in the non-entertainment areas in my home (like outside sitting on the deck enjoying the nice weather). The videos are in mp4 format and as far as I can tell, they are not copy protected. The videos play well on the Roamio, however, I am unable to stream them to my iPad. The option is greyed out and when I click on it, it states that the program is either copy protected or in an unsupported format. I have recoded it to mpeg2 and uploaded it again with the same results.
So am I missing something, doing something wrong, or it is just not possible.
I wonder if and when the pest control guy will connect with the Canary group or the old man.
Interesting "nudity" in this episode.
"The Top 12 chefs create romantic menus for couples celebrating anniversaries, and Gordon Ramsay's wife makes an appearance. The losing team faces a pressure test involving truffles."
preview for this week's episode
Anyone know where the CableCard pairing information is stored on a Roamio?
I have a Roamio Plus that has a cablecard that's already paired. If I replace the drive, is the pairing information preserved somewhere? (or will it just work anyway since I'm not ejecting and reinserting the cablecard)?
Just need to know how much time to allocate (Comcast has usually been good to me when I called to do pairing on my Tivo's)
Without getting into why, I have all four tuners on my premiere recording from 3:00am to 8:00am seven days a week. Will this cause a problem getting the update?
OK, people. I am not a TV show thread starter. I'm a wait for someone else to start the thread and then comment kind of person.
I'm surprised there's apparently so little interest in this show. It's really drawing me in.
Spoiler based on previews for next week:
Next week's episode seems to be focused on Nora, who I think is a very interesting character. I'm looking forward to it!
Hi everyone! I have a Series 2 and a Tivo HD XL that I have been using with Vuze to transfer downloaded recordings to the Tivos. Unfortunately, this setup is pretty glitchy, and for the last few days, Vuze refuses to see the TiVos and vice versa. I'm looking for a more reliable way to transfer downloaded files to the TiVos.
I'm reading a lot here about pyTivo and kmttg, as well as Tivo Desktop (Plus). What would you recommend as a setup to a total newbie trying to transfer recordings? Ideally, I'd like something that will convert files and transfer them.