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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.


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?
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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.


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.


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.


The Big Bang Theory [10/13/2014] - "The Focus Attentuation"

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:35
Ah Ha! There was a new vanity card this week. :)

Tivo now dead, was semi dead.

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:33
Hello All

I have a problem with my Thomson Tivo.

For quite a while now if the box had a power interruption it would take ages to come back on. At one point a couple of days.

We have now got to the point where it will not come on at all.:(

I have had the cover off and given it a good dust out and reconnected all the cables in case of a bad connection, but so far no luck.

I am a bit reluctant to pay for a new power supply if its the main board. Do these symptoms sound familiar to anybody?

I would like to find someone with an old tivo that they no longer use so I can swap some parts about and see if I can get it working again.

This old box (now with a 500gb drive) has been a great friend to the household and we all really miss it. It does everything we require at the moment and we would be sorry to see it go.

Thanks In Advance


A to Z- OAD 10/9/14- B Is for Big Glory

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:26
Liked it just as much as I liked the pilot.
I wish I had saved some eps before watching; 1/2 hour does not seem like enough. Very good. I am thinking it is a show that may appeal more to women. It has a soft heart, and romanticism. Many current references (I hope it does not date itself out of that timeless appeal so crucial to successful shows) as well as plenty of homage to lure people of my age in. Tonight's ending, "How about a game of chess?" went <Zoom> right over my son's head.

(A to Z -Not an easy title to search for on TCF, returns a search error)

Roamio stopped responding to remote

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
New Roamio was working just fine and all of a sudden the only thing that would work from the remote was the volume that runs a audio amp. The remote was working since I could see the yellow circle come on when I sent a command from the remote. I powered off the roamio and now it works fine. What could this be? Is this a sign that the unit is going bad? Would heat do this? What can I do to test it? The other day last week it just did a re-boot for no reason...I know heat can do that to a pc. Any ideas would be great.

Desktop Plus not transferring to Roamio Plus

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:16
I have Tivo Desktup Plus on a W8.1 machine(Wi-Fi to router) and a Roamio Plus (Ethernet to router).

I place .mpg files (that place nicely in WMP), into the Tivo folder, the files appear on the Roamio in the Desktop Now Playing folder.

In the Roamio, when I Choose the video I want, it says the video will be downloaded when other video have been downloaded. I have no other pending videos, but the new video never downloads.

Any ideas?

Tivo Series 3 HD DVR 2 TB With Lifetime Subscription $250 inludes shipping!

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:22
$250 includes UPS ground shipping from NY.
Paypal or personal check (must be an established TiVocommunity member).
Tivo Series 3 HD DVR 2 TB With Lifetime Subscription.
Includes original TiVo remote in excellent condition.
This unit has only been powered up for football season (Sept through end of Jan) for the last few years. The other seven months it's unplugged.
I put in the 2 TB hard drive two years ago... works great, no issues.
See included photo for hard drive recording space and lifetime sub verification.

Bought a Mini for use with my Roamio, so the Series 3 HD is now sitting unused...

Thanks... Rob
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A mini question.

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:13
I have a mini coming in the mail. I've been reading that it only uses a tuner while watching live TV. When you are done watching TV and leaving the room, do you put the mini in the "Tivo Central screen" to give back the tuner?