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Favorite channels for more than one person?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:13
Can I have more than one set of favorites channels? My wife and I have very different tastes when it comes to our favorite channels. One list would not really work nearly as well as each of us being able to set up our own. Is that possible?

Also, do I need to setup a favorites list on my main Tivo and then do it again on each of my Minis, or does the list propagate down to the Minis?


- Byron

Amazing Race Season Premiere 9/26/14 "Go Big or Go Home"

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:07
UGH-those obnoxious dentists won the leg and got "The Save" - which is a pretty damn sweet prize!

Those last 3 teams were sooooooooooooo close - that really suuuuuuuuuuuucked....... :(:(

The realtors were all "Waah, waah, he pushed me out of the way..." Um, yeah, you pushed HIM out of the way and wrote your name on that sign-up board earlier so don't be all upset that karma bit you in the a$$!

I am on Team SweetScientists all the way! GIRL POWER! :up::up:

Looks like it will be a fun season.... :D

Amazon streaming bitrate

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:57
I just thought I'd post this here, as a Tivo qualifies to stream Amazon Instant Video. I am wondering what the typical video bitrates turn out to be, both for HD and SD streaming (as I see both are being used). I am interested in whatever anyone might know about the bitrate of the actual video, as well as the incoming transfer bitrate requirement. Does TWC internet service bandwidth-throttle Amazon like they do Youtube?


Roamio Pro with sound but no picture

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:43
:mad:Ok I have a Roamio Pro which I bought in June of this year. I was working on my sound system today. the speaker was disconnected from my amp so I was pulling form the bunch of wires. After I got done I tested to make sure every thing worked. I guess that the speaker pulled the HDMI cable that was connected to my tivo.The Comcast, Will, and dvr will work.
I get sound but no picture. I unplugged the Tivo and restarted it. When it restarts I get the tivo picture with the screen reading "will be just a few minutes more". When it get to where the tivo guy does his walking there is no picture but they are sound.
I have it connected to my tv in my bedroom with a component cable and the tivo works ok.
Would this the case of a damaged HDMI connector on the tivo.
I do have the extended warranty. Would any one know the cost of sending this back to Tivo and having it repaired. I do know they will send back ether a new or refurbished unit. :down:

Popping sound when releasing pause

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:38
Hi folks,

Recently got a roamio pro to add to the two Elites I already own. Fantastic box. the one and only problem......... when I have either live TV or a recording paused, when I come off pause, 9 times out of 10, there is a popping sound as the audio resumes.

I have searched for "popping" on the forum and have not seen this. The only way I can eliminate the problem is to switch to PCM audio, then of course, I no longer get the 5.1 audio stream to my preamp/processor.

To eliminate all possibilities that this could be something other than the roamio, i pulled the HDMI from one of the elites and plugged it into the roamio, and the popping is there.

Tivo support is absolutely no help. i called them three times to get different people because their explanations were crazy. One said my processor might need a new fuse (seriously?), one said that Tivo only guarantees to work when hooked to a TV, period.

Any thoughts would be a great help.



Protected content can now be downloaded/transferred?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:49
I have my Mac setup to use kmttg to auto download shows to my computer. When I looked at the folder today, I noticed something odd......suddenly movies and shows from premium channels were downloaded.

This is included movies like Dallas Buyers Club on HBO, and Saving Mr. Banks on Starz.

I also notice that via the iPad app, the Download option is available for these.

Is this a mistake after the latest software update? Is it something set by local cable co?


TiVo OTA question - access to ESPN, CNN, Comedy Central

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:47
I am considering cutting the cord and purchasing the Tivo OTA and I was wondering if there is a way to get CNN, ESPN and Comedy Central without having a cable subscription. In other words, is it possible to receive these channels on a TiVo OTA without having a cable subscription?

Is TiVo Desktop software still available?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:04
I want to upgrade a TiVo hard drive. I figure the easiest way to save it current recordings is to copy them to my desktop and then copy back (after the upgrade) with the TiVo Desktop software. Is this software still available? If so, where can I download it?

Convert Roamio Basic from CableCard to OTA?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:34
I currently have one Roamio Basic configured with CableCard and I'm thinking of swapping that one out with a Roamio Plus for the additional tuners. I currently have 3 Mini's hanging off of the Basic and starting to see more 'all tuners in use' messages than I'd like.

If I reconfigure the Basic to OTA-only from CableCard, will all of the currently recorded content still be accessible on that box, or will it be erased when I change the content source.

Just trying to define the cleanest way to make the transition if I decide to go ahead with this. I have an external drive on the box and understand the issues with that, just not sure if there is anything that removes content recorded via CableCard if the CableCard is de-activated.

Selling Samsung 40gig Tivo Legacy unit.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:53
Seems like this is exactly the same unit as my old Hughes, but with Samsung name on it. Selling it for $50 plus shipping. Includes RF antenna with lighted remote allowing you to change channels from another room. Works well but need access card for DirecTV. Photo available via email or text.

Android Stream; TiVo Support says keep your eyes open!

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:12
Who will be the fist to get it...

Grey's Anatomy Season 11

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:43
Wow, I can't believe it's Season 11! I'm still watching.

I miss Cristina already. But I thought it was pretty funny how Meredith has decided to move Alex into 'her person' role.

Looks like little Shepard is still around (can't remember her name.) Not sure why it's a big deal that she saw Richard at a meeting? It's not a secret that he's an alcoholic is it?

And speaking of Richard, not feeling it for his and Ellis' love child, Pierce. So far I can see why Mer finds her annoying and I do too.

I didn't know Geena Davis was going to be on the show. Just one short scene, but gotta think there is going to be more since Arizona decided to study with her.

They sure resolved the D.C. story pretty quickly with Derek deciding not to go.

Time Warner New Channel Line Up and TiVo Channel Guide

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:39
I'm in Orange County CA and Time Warner recently reconfigured their channel lineup. However, the TiVo channel guide is still displaying the old line up with the old channel tags and it's reeking havoc on my season passes and recording shows. For example, MLB Extra Innings used to be channels 755-769. Now they're 709-722 but the TiVo guide thinks those channels are still running 30-minute shows. Channel 438, the former HD version of A&E doesn't even exist anymore yet the channel guide says it does. I talked with Time Warner CS and they said it typically takes TiVo "about three days to catch up". Is this true? The changes took effect on 9/24 so, if what TWC told me, the TiVo guide should "catch up" within the next day or two. Yes?

Thanks in advance....

Bones S10E01 "The Conspiracy in the Corpse" 25 Sep 2014

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:51
Wow! Poor Lance! Poor Daisy!

I was pretty shocked that they killed off Sweets like that. I certainly didn't see that coming.

I hope the whole season isn't going to be about this conspiracy...

Also, why were Booth and Brennan living in a new place? Yes, the fake cops shot up their old house, but it seems like it would have been a lot cheaper to fix it up than to move.

How To Get Away With Murder PILOT (Spoilers!)

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:14
Ok, I think I'm in.
The characters are all twisted in some way or another, and Viola Davis is excellent.
I wasn't expecting her husband to be rolled up in that carpet.

Tivo System - Useful Code Anomaly?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:23
Courtesy of "pdd":

A bug has been found affecting many Unix environments.


Here is an associated proof of concept that might work with TiVos or another avenue would be via the built in web interface for browsing shows.


pdd tested his modded TiVo Series 3 and found it susceptible.

Which TiVo to get

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:53
My wife and I made the move from directv to charter and in the process gave up our 6 tuner dvr and went back into the Stone Age with a 2 tuner dvr.

We have decided to look at TiVo and have since decided we only need 4 tuners

That really leaves us with either the roamio or premiere xl4

Have the speed issues been resolved on the premiere? We have an Xbox one on the same tv so we already have Netflix and that other stuff available.

Any suggestions are welcome

Nashville Season 3

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:17
Season 3 thread. If there is enough interest, please feel free to start weekly threads and we can let this one die.

Juliette is still my favorite character. What a surprise that she's preggers!:p

I have no knowledge of filming techniques, but the footage at the Blue Bird looked different than the rest of the show. Was that just my imagination?

Weird duplicate "Welcome" email

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:06
A couple months ago I got the Roamio with lifetime service. I received the welcome email, set up my account on tivo.com, and installed my Roamio. Been enjoying it ever since.

Today, several weeks later, I received a dupicate email: "Welcome to TiVo Roamio: Everything You Need to Get Started".

Anything I need to be concerned about? This seems a little suspicious.


Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's Hair - Like or Don't Like

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:49
Due to popular demand, here it is...