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Stream videos from Mac to romio?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 18:33
What is the best way to stream videos and movies I have on my Mac to my romeo and mini? I have these moveies on an external drive. Is there. Simple solution with a good interface? I know there are a few but I want one east to admin and a good interface for the wife and kids.

Stream over Ethernet

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 18:31
Hi all.. Have a situation in my workshop where WiFi is in and out.. However I do have an Ethernet connection... I purchases a Ethernet to micro USB for my Nexus 10 and am getting 60 Mbps down... Slingbox works flawlessly... But my goal was to use stream... TiVo support says stream does not support ethernet... Anyone know of a workaround??
Thanks in advance..

New Roamio Plus - TV Shows on my old S3

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:37
I set up my new Roamio Plus this week. The other half is concerned about the shows she's previously recorded on the old S3. Some can be transferred, but others are unable to be transferred due to copyright BS. I have to leave the S3 available until she watches her other shows, but having the Mini and S3 plugged in at the same time wrecks havoc since they both use the same remote signals. Short of unplugging the one not being used, has anyone come up with any creative solutions for dual Tivos?

Comcast is forceing users of Comcast WiFi modem to create a public wifi hotspot

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 15:36
I just read this article and it does not make me happy.
I put this out, as all TiVo users use the internet (I would guess), and Comcast is providing their own modem/router/WiFi in a single box, I use my own purchased modem with phone connection and WiFi router. But many others use the convenience of the Comcast total system.

User writes

So again, my ability to turn WiFi off via the “Users & Preferences” page did not exist. Calling the 800 number and going to internet support gave me someone who only suggested trying to disable & re-enabe bridge mode (which didn’t eliminate ‘xfinitywifi’). He then suggested I (get this!) read up on the Comcast customer forums on their website as “there are constantly updates to the firmware in our modems and this is probably just an update that has an issue at the moment.”
When I told him that wasn’t acceptable, he transferred me to the WiFi department (who actually seemed to be both U.S. based & knowledgeable!) This rep empathized with me and admitted that although I have the WiFi set to ‘off’ and I have my gateway in bridge mode, he could apparently see that xfinitiywifi was active on my account. THIS DEPARTMENT SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY ONE ABLE TO DISABLE THE XFINITYWIFI ON GATEWAYS AT THE MOMENT. Their direct # is 855-308-9453 (I’m glad I asked the clueless tier 1 tech for it before being transferred) I can confirm that this person was able to ultimately able to fix the issue.

The only solution, according to forum members, is to “buy your own modem/router,” a solution that seems quite simple. Sadly, however, there are also complaints of Comcast failing to remove router rental fees even after multiple requests. While most users are obviously fine with Comcast sharing their bandwidth, this Kafkaesque experience for those who dare think a bit different looks quite frustrating.

Can you activate free lifetime via tivo website?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 15:12
I just bought 3 tivo mini's at BB and did an on-line registration. All 3 went to "still processing check back in 24 hours". Has anyone been able to register free lifetime via the website? My last attempt took almost 2 weeks with several phone calls to Tivo. I'm hoping I don't have to go through that again, but fear I probably will.



Any problems using non-WD (Toshiba) 2TB drive in upgrade of TCD652160?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 14:43
Hi everyone,

Been a *long* time since I visited, good to see the community is still chugging along. I've had a stock TCD652160 that has been faithfully in service for my kids for years. I recently upgraded to a Roamio Pro for myself, and I'm replacing my kids' TiVo HD with a TiVo Mini.

I'm going to eBay the original TCD652160. I had a spare Toshiba 2TB drive sitting around, so I figured I'd see if I could maximize my profit and upgrade the TiVo HD using that drive. To my surprise, it worked flawlessly.

The last thing I want to do is to sell an upgraded TiVo on eBay that will have problems down the road. I let it run for awhile after the upgrade, and everything seemed okay, but I have to admit I haven't done a full burn-in.

Googling for the answer returns too much noise about the old Toshiba branded TiVo's, so I figured I'd ask the experts. Is using a Toshiba drive a generally accepted okay thing to do?



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Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:21
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Ir Hex Codes For Tivo

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:33
Can someone give me a link to Tivo IR Hex Codes. To be more specific I need to IR Code for the STOP command. I have it for IP but not IR

Java HME SDK fixes

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:53
I finally posted on hmedev . wikidot . com the latest complete set of "V49 Classes" that fix known problems with the SDK and make it easier to work with it.

They make it easy to set up an app in V49 TiVo environment using either the 1.4 or 1.4.1e SDK and Bananas classes.

All you have to do is use those three "V49"-prefixed classes in place of the three original classes: BApplication, BApplicationFactory, and IHmeProtocol.

They set up V49, fix known bugs, present missing constants (including keyboard constants), and make some things easier such as:
  • presenting safe regions as Rectangle objects
  • presenting regions that match the heading/logo/content areas of the standard loopset: backgrounds
  • support a text-creation shortcut like the animation, color, image creation shortcuts in setResource (setResource("[0x000000]default-10.font:my text") )
  • stores the DeviceInfo map and other useful data for later use.
  • multipliers for the current resolution vs. SD.


If anybody out there wants to create Java Apps anymore... use this. Your life will be easier.

I'll keep adding to it as I learn other fixes.

TiVo Guide and MSG Overflow Channels in TWCNYC

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:17
Anyone in the TWCNYC area as frustrated as me that TiVo cannot show proper guide information for the MSG Network overflow channels? Meaning MSG2 and MSG+2? These channels are used only when the existing MSG and MSG+ channels are already being used to show other local sports teams.

I opened up a ticket and told them their channels (326 & 327) were showing generic "Local Sports" info 24/7 and none of the occasional programming guide info that was there. I have the set top box from TWCNYC as well, and 326 and 327 are listed as MSG2HD and MSGPL2HD:

However, what TiVo shows for that same time period is this:

It makes it difficult to record anything on these channels. It would have to be done manually, but then the titles would be wrong and you couldn't include this in your saved searches, etc. TiVo responded saying that their contact at TWCNYC says it's correct and that there's nothing they can do about it because it's not a channel owned by MSG but a channel owned by TWCNYC. That makes little sense to me. Yes, I understand that TWCNYC "owns" the channel and they provide the overflow programming when there is programming - but if the guide data is available, why would TiVo not be able to pick up on it? DirecTV, for example, has no issue picking up programming guide info for these channels (635-2 & 635-3):

I wrote Eric from the lineup team again and once again they said that TWCNYC says that the info it "right" and they cannot do anything about it. Since when is TWCNYC able to force TiVo's hand into obtaining guide data? Why is DirecTV able to obtain this guide info that TiVo cannot?

This is frustrating and even if it doesn't affect people who don't watch those channels - sports programming is a big deal to me and in NYC when you have a billion teams where overflow channels are needed, you should be able to accommodate that if DirecTV can. I really don't understand TiVo's explanation and would love someone to explain to me why they can't get this info because TWC won't permit them to change it? Just makes no sense when other providers can get the info.

I guess I'm not so much trying to find a solution at this point since TiVo seems adamant about not being able to get this data, even after being shown DirecTV can - and maybe I'm just venting a little. Misery loves company - does anyone else watch these channels in the NYC area and if so, have you attempted to try to record anything on these channels?

I will vent a little frustration, though - that each time I've opened up a TiVo lineup issue ticket (3 times over the last year and a half) - the first time seems to go ignored and I get a message saying that it's been resolved when it has not. I then reopen it, which will then make them actually respond. It almost feels like a tactic to shoo you away. LOL!

STELAR Law signing kills Cablecards?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 09:15
The recent (Dec 5th) signing of this law by the W.H. Is claimed by some to make it difficult if not impossible to get cable cards from cable co.'s. There was an article posted on fiercewireless.com about this. Having read other threads in this forum regarding TiVo customers difficulties with Comcast cable cards one only wonders what this law's impact on TiVo box owners will be.
Would be interested in seeing a discussion on the impact of the law on TiVo customers. Having had an issue with cable company provided T.A. and reading posts of others with the same problem, it would seem pointless now to 'complain to the FCC' about anything cable card related.
If the law truly does 'kill the cablecard' does this kill the cable card reliant TiVo boxes like my Roamio?

Are Tivos portable to Non connected locations?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:03
Can you load up a Tivo with shows recorded from various sources, go to a remote cabin with no phone, no internet, and watch the shows? If there is a tv OTA antenna that works at that site, can the Tivo get OTA shows? Or is the thing having to be tied to the corporate to function?

Tivo Desktop alternatives?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:35
First off I will say I apologize if this has already been answered but I didn't seen anything relating to this. The only thing I saw was pyTivo.

I am mainly looking for anything to work on a Windows 7 PC.
Also if there is other software, does it allow transfers of copy protected programs?

Picture Freezes on Playback on Roamio

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:56
Recently I noticed that when playing back a program, the picture freezes for a few seconds and then resumes playback normally. While it is frozen, the Tivo does not seem to respond to the remote. Once playback resumes and I skip back to the place where the freeze occurred, the playback passes right through. This is a new behavior, which occurs once or twice during a program playback. I am wondering if anyone else if also having this problem.

premiere XL

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:09
just got my romeo plus so I'm selling my 2 tuner premiere XL it has lifetime,150 hr. HD THX certified and is in excellent condition. comes with remote and power cord . $350. shipped

How can I clean up "my shows"?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:19
I just set up my Roamio plus and mini today and am having a pretty good time so far. One thing I see as a possible problem. When I go into "My Shows" I get NETFLIX, YOUTUBE, HULU PLUS MLB.TV AOL ON.

None of these things I use or will use. Can I somehow remove them from this menu to make things look a littler simpler. Right now it's distracting clutter that will confuse and annoy my family members.

How can I clean this stuff up?



"The internal temperature was too high. The DVR has been shut down to avoid damage"

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:14
I have a Series 2 DIRECTV DVR (SD) RCA DVR80. Two days ago I had a power failure. (The DVR is plugged into a UPS, but the power failure lasted too long, and the UPS battery ran down.) Since then, when I power up the DVR, it gets as far as the "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." screen, and then after a few minutes I get an orange-and-black "The internal temperature was too high. The DVR has been shut down to avoid damage to the hardware." screen. I tried vacuuming the shelf it rests on and the exterior of the case with a full-size vacuum cleaner. I then opened it up and used the same vacuum cleaner on the interior (without touching anything). It didn't help.

The fan is definitely running -- I can see it and feel the airflow. I noticed two things, but I don't know whether they're normal: I can hear a high-pitched sound (not very loud) while it is powering up; and I can smell something sweet (almost dessert-like). Does anyone know if this signifies anything?

http://www.weaknees.com/repair.php ("TiVo IS OVERHEATING") seems to suggest this is a power supply problem. Is there anything else I can try -- either diagnosis or possible remedy? Would a bad power supply look any different?

The hard drive is about 8 years old. The DVR itself is about 10 years old.

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USB testing... ideas?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:07
So here's the over-view... Tuning Adapter stopped working, trying to determine if the ports on the TiVo went bad or the cable company messed something up. Its a premiere 4, so don't have a WiFi adapter to test functionality with... no fancy remote requiring RF dongle, and no other TiVo to test the tuning adapter on... plugged in a phone charger and there IS power from the port at the very least. No point in getting the TiVo replaced if the new unit will behave the same way because its a problem with the cable equipment / backend setup. Wondering if any one has any other ideas for a way to solidify that the port is fully functioning, without having to purchase new equipment just for testing. Or can confirm that the existence of power should tell me to start harassing the cable people.

Using RCA cable adapter

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:28
Just wanted to let everyone know out there that has an older style tv with no hdmi that you do not have to order the adapter from tivo. I went to walmart and found an audio 2 way "Y" adapter. It has a 3.5" jack on one end which goes into the Tivo Roamio. Even though the two ends on the adapter were red and white, I plugged the red one into the yellow video plug on my tv and it worked! I plugged the other white plug into the correct spot on the tv and I have video and sound. All for 6 dollars at walmart.

On a TiVo Q, how can you tell if an episode is new or a rerun?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 16:13
And with SD menus? On my DirecTV, the info is displayed in the episode description, i.e. as the "First Aired" date.

I can't find that on my TiVo.

ETA: The Q is pretty much the same model as the XL.