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Trying to install BackUP to new drive

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:07
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What program to use to restore backup

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:04
I have a TCD652160 HD that I am installing a new hard drive in. The new drive is a Western Digital 1 TB Sata. I have several backups from the original HD that were created by WinMFS 4-5 years ago.
I have hooked up the new HD to my Windows 7 computer, but WinMFS 9 does not see any drives.
Do I need to use a Win XP instead of Win 7 computer?
The program seems to run OK, just does not show any drives when I press Select Drive.
Any ideas?

New Time Warner firmware

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:36
TWC updated the CableCARD for their leased boxes as well as UDCP's and it is now at PKEY2.0.1_F.p.0801 and this is not a typo. I guess this is a major new version of CableCARD that should fix some TiVO bugs, but possibly introduce new ones.

How does TiVo To Go work?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:15
I did a search but nothing came up.

Roamio versus Dish Hopper? (re: thinking about switching from Dish)

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:23
Can anybody tell me how the Tivo Roamio compares to the latest Dish Hopper DVR?

I've been a Dish customer for a long time, but I'm getting a little tired of their contract disputes and they also don't offer a channels that my local cable provider does (Service Electric).

Also, how fast is the Tivo guide and menus? The last time I used it (2012 model?), the UI was pretty slow still even after their "speed improvements" ... How about the Netflix and Amazon menus? Being able to search everything from one interface sounds fantastic.

Mini wired to a 4 port range extender

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:16
I wanted to have the Mini wired to an Wireless extender. Does anyone know if this works. The Roamio is wired to the router downstairs. I did not want to run wires through the house. I know the mini is not supposed to be wireless, but I thought that by having a wireless extender that has 3 ports, the Mini would be fooled into thinking that it was wired. Is there a way around this, or do I have to wire the whole house?

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TiVo App only showing first item in To Do List

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:06
Please note, @TiVoSupport is working with me on this, but I wanted to post here in the event others are having the same problem. When I have more info I will post here (assuming I remember to).

I am running the iOS version of the app on both my iPad Mini gen 1 and my iPhone 5s. I have a TiVoHD with Lifetime service.

I don't know how long it had been happening but I went to the app about a week ago and found that that Manage/To Do List was only showing the first item in the list. I confirmed on my TiVo that it was fully populated there.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app twice on each device to no avail.

anyone else seeing the same thing?

Again, I'll update when I hear anything back from Support via Twitter (or email).

Mini Remote control problems

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00
I am trying to control my Minis via the Network Remote Control capability with my custom AV automation system. The Mini allows this capability to be enabled just like the Premieres, Roamio's, and several earlier versions of Tivo DVR's.
However, it only seems to allow a subset of the control capability that is available on it's big brothers. The IRCODE commands work, but SETCH doesn't. It returns an error message, stating an illegal channel was input.
** RANT ON **
I have tried contacting Tivo support but so far I have gotten less than useful replies. Their first reply congratulated me for my being able to get it working this far "to the best of my ability". They then suggested I check with other users and to "definitely explore online resources". Their second reply was to flatly state that the Mini doesn't support network features, which is absolute BS. I had to write back a basic tutorial on how to do this for them - it's just like on the Roamio!
** RANT OFF **
Anyway, does anyone out there have any input on why the Mini works the way it does with Network Remote Control. I'd really like to get the SETCH command to work, since it is pretty basic to my AV automation operation.

Please delete this thread

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 22:55
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In Home Streaming Quality

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 21:45
Has anyone else noticed the video quality for in home streaming look blocky on the iPhone 6 or 6+? It's odd because if I download a file, it looks fine. Maybe it's the bigger screen in the 6, but the video quality looks worse to me.


Ipad ios app version 3.2

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:00
does anyone have a copy of the version 3.2 of the ipad app? I'd love a copy...3.4 doesn't allow streaming on jailbroken ipads...

Remove Amazon from Now Showing

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:53
Is it possible to remove Amazon & Vudu from the Now Showing Screen? Thanks.

V52 Error: Thanks a lot, Tivo.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:23
I cannot believe that a Tivo cannot handle clear QAM channels that a cheap, $200 Samsung TV can tune. Unbelievable! Tivo is quickly running out of reasons to keep me as a customer. I thought innovation was their hallmark. Now, I can't even get a DVR to do something simple.

Customer 11/04/2014 01:20 PM

Ok, I now have clarification that a Tivo cannot handle something that a $200 "Smart" TV can. Lovely.

Response (Megan) 11/04/2014 01:07 PM
Hello Rob,

I would be glad to continue helping you with the updated information you provided.

Perhaps I will reword my statement. Clear QAM channels are not regulated by the FCC and not supported. If they do not come through on the channels you can ask them to change the frequency they are being broadcast in. Past that we can not do anything else for Clear QAM channels when they do not come through. They are not supported. Not supported does not mean it will not work that it is known to have these issues. You can also instead connect the TiVo with over the air antenna. Usually antenna will have the same channels as Clear QAM.

Please continue to use reference number xxxxxxxx for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


TiVo Customer Support Representative

Customer 11/04/2014 05:54 AM
Perhaps I did not explain my environment correctly. I will try again.

This is a private, University Cable system. I worked with you Channel Lineup department earlier this year to add this campus channel lineup to your service. So, when setting up a Tivo, the guide data is now correct and it accurately reflects the channels available.

As I mentioned earlier, this system DOES NOT use CableCards. They do not even offer them. All of the channels are unencrypted and the integrated tuner in the TV being used is able to tune them without issue, so this is clearly a Tivo issue.

So, to be clear, guide data is not the issue. That is actually available. I want to understand why a normal TV can handle this, and yet a Tivo cannot??? Especially if the channel scan done by a Tivo finds the channels, that tells me it "sees" the frequencies of the the available channels.

Thank you, please advise.


Response (Megan) 11/03/2014 04:46 PM
Hello Rob,

Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. I would be glad to help with informing you on Clear QAM channels.

Some cable providers include unencrypted channels in their cable lineups. These channels usually are rebroadcasts of ATSC (antenna) channels. If you perform a channel scan, these unencrypted channels (which are also known as "clear QAM channels") appear in your channel list, and your DVR can tune to them, but you will not receive program guide data for them unless you obtain a CableCARD from your cable provider. Here is why CableCARDs are necessary for clear QAM channels:

*Unlike analog channels, which are mapped to fixed base frequencies to comply with industry-wide broadcast standards, digital channels can be broadcast on any frequency your cable provider chooses, and the frequency can be changed at any time.

*Tribune Media Services, which provides program guide data to TiVo, does not collect tuning frequency data from cable providers.

*As soon as a CableCARD is installed and activated, the card downloads a channel map from your cable provider that tells the DVR which frequency to tune to in order to display each channel in your lineup. With this information, the DVR can match the program guide data with the tuning frequency.

*Without the CableCARD channel map, the DVR cannot automatically tune to the correct channel to begin a scheduled recording. This means that without a CableCARD, you can only record a program on a digital channel by pressing the Record button while the show is playing in Live TV.

All of this means that if the Clear QAM channels are coming in at a frequency the TiVo can read you are more then welcome to watch and use them. Though if they are not working they are not regulated and thus not supported. Not supported does not mean it wont work but that it has been known to not work and we do not have a resolution. They are more then welcome to try changing the frequency of these channels to see if they would then come through the TiVo.

The reference number for this inquiry is. Please refer to this number if you choose to contact us again regarding this request. In order to reply to this email, please log into My Support at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


TiVo Customer Support Representative

Customer 11/03/2014 09:44 AM

Hello. We are having problems getting a Tivo working for my son on a college campus TV system (Zip Code 35487 - University of Alabama). It is a private system, and uses CleamQAM (no cable cards). After doing a channel scan, it finds the correct # of channels (about 120) but cannot tune into/produce a picture on any of them. We know it isn't a cable issue, because when the outlet is connected to his new Samsung Smart TV, all channels are available. How can we correct this?

How to get rid of What to Watch Now?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:15
I recently fiddled with the options of the left column on My Shows and now there's this dastardly What to Watch Now option that I can't seem to get rid of appearing on the bottom of the My Shows menu. There's also a device listed that is no longer even connected to my network. How can I prevent these from showing up in the My Shows menu?

I've deselected both What to Watch Now and Devices from appearing in the left hand column of My Shows, but they still appear at the bottom. Is there some work around so I can restore the Recently Deleted folder as the last item?

Streaming or copying shows from Roamio while outside the US?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:09

I just learned that my employer is relocating me and my family to Europe in the near future, and I'm contemplating what to do with the Roamio Plus I purchased earlier this year. I may simply sell it and try to recoup some of the cost--it has lifetime service so hopefully I'll get a good price--but ideally, I'd like to use it access our favorite US shows from abroad. I have a good friend who has FIOS with a nice, fat, symmetric connection, and I think he'd be willing to host the box for my on his home network in exchange for allowing him to use it to record his own shows (we rarely use more than 2 tuners at once anyway).

Streaming to my iPad isn't really an ideal option, as AirPlay won't work so we wouldn't be able to watch on our TV. I understand that Tivo to Go only works over the local network, so I'd have to set up some sort of VPN arrangement. Hence my questions:
  1. Setting up a VPN and downloading the shows with PyTivo or the Mac equivalent might be the easiest option, but seems bandwidth intensive, even for a FIOS connection. If I go this route, does it make sense to record in SD? How much data would I save over HD?
  2. I have read others describe how to setting up a "permanent VPN" by bridging two routers so that I appear to be on the local network, and then using multi-room viewing. Would it be better to buy a Stream or a another Roamio (perhaps the base model with an upgraded HDD) in this scenario?
  3. If using multi-room viewing between two Roamios, is it possible to schedule transfers so that they move from one device to the other at a certain time, e.g., late night early morning when it won't impact my friend's broadband connection?
  4. Added an option: TiVo Mini plus SlingBox?
  5. Any other options that I have not thought of?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Sons of Anarchy: 11/4/14

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:58
I may have read the online tv guide incorrectly, but it looks as if this episode is going to run 2 hours and 15 minutes. You may want to check and adjust your taping info!

2001 Tivo Thomson Going Free

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:56
Nothing wrong with it, no longer being used, if interested please arrange collection from Portsmouth.

Also Sony Freeview box

Contact me liz.valette at mail.com

The January Mini

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:39
Let the speculation begin!

New Roamio-style RF remote is a lock right?

possibly wifi.

PRicepoint? Stays at $150? Or goes back up to say $175 or higher?

Celebrity Apprentice Season 14.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:38
Cast revealed.

Kate Gosselin
Kevin Jonas
Brandi Glanville
Ex-Yankee Johnny Damon
'Sharknado' star Ian Ziering
Olympian Shawn Johnson
TV journalist Leeza Gibbons
Geraldo Rivera
Lorenzo Lamas
Jamie Anderson
Vivica A. Fox
Former NFL star Terrell Owens
Gilbert Gottfried
Sig Hansen
'Cosby Show' alum Keshia Knight Pulliam
Kenya Moore

Might be too early for a thread on this. States Jan 4, 2015 as the start of the show.

Does a Stream provide us any value?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:34
Now that android streaming is a thing, I have some interest in a Stream to go with my Roamio Basic. However, I am stuck with TWC and I have read that they essentially neuter the device's out of home abilities which are all we would care about. Is anything available out of home?

Also, anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that can confirm the app works well with it to begin with? I have an 8.4.