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Those Who Kill

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:12
For Those Who Care, they've started showing this again tonight...but it's on Lifetime Movie Network, so old season passes won't pick it up.

There are still a couple of showings of tonight's episodes overnight (fortunately; I only saw it just now), but it looks like that's it.

Roamio has slowed down lately

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:04
In the last month/month and a half, I've noticed that my Roamio basic has gotten slow when it's transitioning to different menus/views when I first turn the TV on or been watching a show for awhile. However, once I start interacting it seems like the slowness goes away. I'm not aware of changing any settings.

Has anyone else noticed this?

The Walking Dead - A - s04e16 - Finale

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:21
Yup, they eat people

Roamio's becoming piles of crap

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:02
I've never been so down on TiVo As I have been these last few months. The company is putting out garbage. And doing nothing to make it better.

If tonight I could go out and get an X2 system from Comcast, I probably would do it.

The TiVo service sucks. And TiVo can't get it right.

They've been sitting around blaming CableCARDs for innumerable problems and doing nothing to make anything better, whether or not that really is the problem. They know when these problems occur. They could at the very least create an option we could choose to enable to automatically reboot the TiVo when they occur, or at some reasonable schedulable time afterwords.

Tuner's just stop working.

Rebooting is almost a daily necessity just to have more than an 80% chance of everything recording.

And now I discover first-hand some things I've heard mention of before... while a C133 error happens -- ostensibly because TiVo's servers have a problem again -- you can't even make the stupid Roamio stop a recording in progress.


TiVo should fire every single person who designs or writes code for them because this is just totally absurd form every sort of usability standpoint any reasonable person could ever manage to come up with. TiVo should be HUGELY ASHAMED of what their products have become.

I've got a neighbor going through similar issues with an XL4. They just resorted to scheduling a 4am daily reboot with a power controller.

I am so very thankful I resisted replacing a TiVo HD with a Roamio and a couple Mini's for my parents this Christmas... but I just was so uncomfortable about the myriad of issues to add a remote headache like this, and things have only gotten worse since the holidays.

This is completely unacceptable. Anyone considering a TiVo Roamio model should wait until these reports completely stop and fixes are in place and things are stable.


TWC - AC 28415 - Seeing "To Be Announced"

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:14
I'm seeing "To Be Announced" on 4 of the HD channels I use 1105, 1110,1120,1125, in the guide. What would cause this to happen?

Resurrection - S01E03 - Two Rivers - spoilers

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 18:22
Given the seemingly out of sync timing of the Dad injuring his arm second and feeling pain first, I'm going to guess that we're dealing with some sort of time travel thing here. Since Jacob wound up in China it's not only time but also space, which makes me think wormhole, probably localized at the river. The people who are coming back are the actual same people, but displaced in time and revisiting their own time-stream. "Two Rivers" is a reference to this. Makes me think of the Doctor Who episode "The Girl Who Waited," which played on this same concept, sort of (and which featured a facility called "Two Streams," now that I think of it).

Or, it's some sort of Many Worlds/Multiverse thing, and there's a weakening of the walls between universes in the area around the river.

Season finale: someone who DIDN'T die comes "back," so there are now two of them walking around town.

Bulk convert and/or auto convert for mobile?

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 15:41
I have a Premiere, Tivo Desktop v2.8.2, VideoReDo TV Suite, and an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3).

I have been told that upgrading to Tivo Desktop Pro ("Plus"?) will auto-convert the files once they've been copied over to my computer.

1) Is that true?

I am also interested in a freeware solution to batch convert files. It's been a while, but I believe that VideoReDo will handle that.

2) Is there is an easier/better way...?

Edit: for conversion, I did a search and see that some are recommending a program called "kmttg"...

Will a TivoHD image work for a Premiere?

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 15:30
The hard drive in my Tivo Premiere (TCD746320) died this morning and the largest hard drive I have laying around is the 750Gb drive from my old TivoHD (yes, I upgraded it).

My question is, can I just throw that disk in my Premiere and have it work or do I need to get a Premiere image from somewhere and install that on the disk first?

Premiere w/ 1TB HD, remote, etc.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:58
All original documentation, box, etc.

Hard drive was replaced approximately 1 year ago and has been working like a champ. Just looking to upgrade to a Roamio.

$350 shipped.

What Just Happened?

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:49
I've had my Roamio Plus and two Minis for a little over a week. While I was out of the house this morning I discovered my iPad app wouldn't connect to the Roamio. I got a message saying the Roamio wasn't connected to the internet.

When I got home, I tried one of the Minis. It too said it couldn't connect to the Roamio. I turn on the Roamio and get a welcome screen that says "starting up." It's been stuck on that screen for 10 minutes or more. There's nothing wrong with my internet and TiVo network is all hard wired Ethernet. What's going on?

Netflexon TiVo Roamio

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:48
OK - this is a weird one. Prior to my upgrade to Roamio Pro and a Mini, I only did Netflix from my Roku.

Every time I go to Netflix through the Roamio (which I would prefer to do) I have to completely sign in again - it does not remember my login information - this is not an issue with accessing Netflix on the Roku.

Not a huge issue but very inconvenient!


Thank you.

Tivo Roamio Pro and Sling Box Solo

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:21
I have a Roamio Pro with Moca connection for internet. I had Sling Solo not connected to anything, and recently needed to watch live TV away from home. It was so easy! I just connected the Sling Solo to my Roamio Pro using the component connections, then used the ethernet ports on each for the internet connection. I put the IR's on and placed them in front of the Tivo IR, and it worked great! I'm not using the out video ports on the sling, as I don't need it- it's going to be used for out of home live TV viewing only.

I did do a re-setup on the sling, as I had not connected it to a tivo before. I enabled out of home viewing as well on the sling set up. Now the virtual remote is a tivo remote and it can change channels successfully. To test the scenario, I had my laptop disconnect from my home wireless network and connect to a cellular Verizon WiFi network. It was able to stream my live TV from the Tivo. Now I'm confident it will work when needed, as we will use this Verizon wifi jetpack to connect to the internet to watch live TV via the sling at slingbox.com.

I didn't see a topic exactly like this, so I'd thought I'd share my experience.

Continuum Season 3 on SyFy -

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:04
The 3rd season is starting for Continuum on April 4, 9pm CST 2014 on SyFy. The new season is not being tagged as "new" so if you have a season pass.. it may skip it depending on your settings. Of course doing repeats grabs the whole marathon preceding it.

C130 No Internet Connection Error

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 08:31
My Roamio has been rock solid since I got it in September with the exception of those C133 errors but those were on the TiVo side. However I've now had 2 C130 errors over the last few days. It's a no internet connection error and a reboot has fixed it both times. I haven't been able to use the app either time so it makes me nervous if it occurs when I'm away from home for an extended period.

I'm connected via cat-6 with 2 switches in between the router and the TiVo. I also have moca on to feed my mini that's upstairs. I haven't had to reboot the switches so I don't think they are the problem. Has anyone else seen this issue? Any potential solutions?

Disabling Live tv on Mini

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:37
Somehow my 15 month old go a hold of my Tivo and changed a setting, causing my Mini that is connected to XL4 to use a tuner for watching Live TV. This is not how I wanted this setup, because we never watch live TV, only programs that have been Tivo'd. In the setup guides it states from the settings menu, under settings under cable card and devices, enable Live TV viewing. However that is not an option, and that is the way to turn it on....not off! Anybody have an Idea? I hate calling customer service, it takes way to long on the phone.

What is a good converter for AVI2 Files (OpenDML)

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:30
I'm converting my HD camcorder home movies so that I can upload them to my TiVo, the catch is the capturing SW I have saves them in AVI2 format which after searching there appears to be several programs for the mac but I need something for Windows. My old camera has HDMI out so I'm using a Black Magic capture card so to maintain the best quality.

Works great but the video format is awkward to work with and now need something to convert them to h.654, MPEG or any other format that will maintain the best quality while making the video files size more manageable, 15 minutes of captured video is 6.7Gb which while disk space is cheap, I have tons of HD content to convert.

Thank you for any suggestions!

ota setup w/o internet?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 22:06
currently switching internet providers, anyone know if i can setup ota w/o internet?

Roamio MoCA connection advice

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:57
I am trying to help a relative get their TiVo Roamio Pro and Mini working with MoCA networking. I have been using MoCA networking with my FIOS service for years but I have run into problems with their Brighthouse cable wiring. I am working with two (2) separate cable feeds in their attic but I know there are more, which means more splitters. I will try and see if I can trace them on my next visit. I also plan to install a POE filter as soon as I get one.

I had some success in that I got the Mini working with a MoCA network connection and they can now watch live or recorded shows in HD. To get this far I added an Actiontec MoCA adapter and switched the feed for the Mini to the 2-way splitter (in the attic) that also feeds the MoCA adapter and cable modem (see Office Area on left of attached diagram).

I did a lot of reading on the TiVo Community site and it seems that the consensus is to keep the cable modem on a separate feed that is NOT downstream from an amplifier.
Also, if you use an amp, you can use diplexers to route the MoCA signal around the amp. I attempted to show my plan for getting their Roamio Pro connected via MoCA on the right-side of my diagram.

I originally tried to use a 3-way splitter (on a feed in the attic) that would have:

1) Cable Modem
2) Mini
3) Roamio Pro

but the signal to the cable modem was too weak and it would not connect.

Ok, here are my questions:

1) Does my diagram make any sense ?
2) Is there any way to safely feed the cable modem from a line from the 8 way splitter that is AFTER the amp ?

Currently, the Roamio Pro is connected via WiFi which seems to get about 18-20 mbps when I test with my PC. The MoCA connection to the Mini seems to get a good PHY rate (230-250) and it replaced a SlingLink power connection.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Have to keep signing in to Netflix

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:07
at least once a week I have to re-sign in to my netflix account on my tivo .. Anybody else have this problem?

Channel not available Charter cable

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:33
I'm getting to the point where I'm tired of banging my head on a wall. Everything was great until this past week I noticed some shows weren't getting recorded and in the history it said not authorized. As the week went by this happened on more and more channels. Well done a reboot, unplugged, hit the cc, etc. Still showing channel not available, or channel not authorized or some other stupid error. I even had the channel not available banner showing on a channel that I could actually watch. Was there a software update recently? I think this points more to an issue with Tivo than a cc issue.