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Premiere recently starting rebooting, bad HD or motherboard?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:07
I need some help figuring this out.

Background. I have 3 Premieres (2 active, one still new in box, never used)

premiere #1, upgraded to 2TB 4+ years ago, no issue

Premier #2, still stock 320GB drive. about a month ago, I upgraded it to a 3tb drive, only 2.2 usable. after 1 week of solid use, it started random reboots. thinking the drive had an issue, i put the original 320gb drive in, and all worked for 1-2 weeks, until yesterday, where it also started random reboots, so much that it would only stay on for 5 minutes before a reboot.

At that point I had assumed the original drive had an issues, and when it copied to the 3tb drive, it copied bad data, and thus I had 2 "bad" drives, as far as data.

So. I took the original drive from premiere #1, and copied it to the 3tb drive. Thinking I could put it in premiere #2, as a new drive, knowing I would have to start with the guided setup and software update since it is 4+ years old as far as software goes.

But that drive won't even boot up, it reboots after about 30 seconds of "starting up"

so does this sound like some odd HD issue, or a mother board issue?

I still have a 3rd premiere I can pull out and use, but I would need to activate it, both active premieres have lifetime service on them.

roamio green screen

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 04:56
i havent seen any recent posts on a roamio green screen problem. just got one last night. it's flashing between four screens:
- welcome! starting up...
- blank (maybe tivo restarting itself?)
- almost there... just a few minutes more
- green secreen ("tivo box has detected a serious problem and is now attempting to fix it")

waited over 3 hours and it didn't recover

is my next step just to buy a new hard drive, insert it, and let it format itself?

also... the "almost there" screen usually comes up after an update. did an update go out last night? wondering if that may have caused it.

The Last Man on Earth S01E01 / S01E02 03/01/2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:13
I thought this was actually pretty good. I don't know where they're going with it exactly, but I'm along for the ride.

Kristen Schaal is perfectly cast as the super-annoying last woman on earth... you can really believe Phil when he tells Carol he doesn't want to sleep with her even though he has no other prospects. I mean Phil is no prize, especially in the personal hygiene department, but his problems are easy to solve... Carol's issues are much more deeply rooted.

I thought Phil would just give up his house and move to another one, rather than try to clean it up.

I really liked the homage to Castaway: "apologies to Tom Hanks..." :D

TiVo sounds only on SD menus

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:20
This is kind of a stupid question but all the sounds my old S2 TiVo would make when FFWD'ing or scrolling through menus only happen on the SD menus. Is this normal?

Tivo Roamio RF Remote + USB Dongle

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:17
I have both a Roamio and a Mini. I'm using a Harmony remote for my Roamio and want to use the RF remote, that came with the Roamio, with my Mini. I purchased a USB dongle from user Davisadm.

Is there a quick guide someplace that explains how to easily pair my Mini and Roamio RF remote?

Once Upon a Time S04E12 "Darkness on the Edge of Town" OAD 3/1/2015

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:14
Very curious what Snow/Charming are talking about in their dealings with the villains. :)

I watched the hour-long pre-show, and thought it was quite entertaining. They really work that poor costuming guy. :) Most of the character/story details we already knew, but it was fun to watch the actors explain some things from their perspective.

I still don't understand how no one knows that August is the Author... or maybe it wasn't really him.

The Walking Dead 'Remember' S05E12 3/1/15

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:09
I liked this episode even though it was relatively thoughtful. Couldn't believe the change in Rick after his shave and haircut.

Lots of setup, still not really clear where this is going.

Who played the congress woman? - wasn't on IMDB when I looked.

How about the blond woman who cut Rick's hair ?

I was confused whether Rick walking alone at night were dreams or real at times.

TiVo Stream 20.4.6 out

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:37
Checked today and noticed my stand alone stream now has new software.
Software version 20.4.6.stream-01-06 Build date Jan 5, 2015.

TiVo TSN D12 (Pace Mini)

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:03
I know there are a lot of "D12" posts out there for an old DirectTV box, but this is different.

Last month I got two visits at EWz from a box with a TSN beginning D12. I've seen D18 from Pace before (platform=Pac01), but this is new. This one appears to be a Mini from its properties.


removing suggestions from folders

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 16:50
OK, so My Tivo just got a new update, and I can not turn off the folder view of my shows. The reason I've avoided using this view in the past is because I don't like having suggestions in show specific folders.

I'll see that little folder with a 3 in it and thing I've got 3 of these shows to watch, I click into it and it turns out I have one to watch, and two suggestions.

Since I can't turn off the folder view anymore, is there a way to keep suggestions from showing up in these folders?

I don't want to turn off suggestions all together as the kids find lots of good shows to watch in there. I'm totally cool having a suggestions folder, I just don't like them popping up in all the other show specific folders.

MOCA bridge to RJ45 thru on Tivo Roamio/Mini?

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 16:27
I'm about to leave DTV and switch to cable with Tivo. My Cat-5 network only reaches 1 TV (which i don't even use), so my plans are to do the following:
main router -> Moca adaptor -> coax wiring
Coax into Tivo Roamio and 2-3 Mini's

I'm confident that will work for the networking portion. The next question I have is for 2 wireless AP's in the house that currently hang off moca adaptors. Can i use the Tivo Roamio and Mini's (Networked through Moca) as bridges and hang the WAP's off of each Tivo's Cat-5 port?

If this won't work, then I guess I can do a Coax splitter going into the Tivo and also into a Moca adaptor, then to the WAP... but the less hardware, the better.

Program info banner resizing option broken?

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 15:33
And so, with a new Roamio and the latest TiVo update, is the ability to resize the onscreen program info banner broken?

If I press the remote's Info button or right arrow button while watching live tv, I get the large program info banner across the bottom half of the screen. But if I then try to resize the banner to a smaller size by pressing the right arrow button, nothing happens--my only option is to press the left arrow button or the Info button to have the banner go away. And if I go to a new tv channel by pressing the channel up or channel down button, I get the smaller program info banner, but again can't resize it.

Am I missing something or did the feature (described in the user guide) go away, or get broken? Or is there a special setting somewhere that needs to be set? Thanks--

anyone connect two rf remotes to one mini?

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 14:34
Does anyone know if two roamio rf remotes can sync simultaneously to the same ver 1 mini using the same rf dongle?


Has anyone got x2 BT ver 1 Slide remotes to work on the same mini? If so did it take both usb Bluetooth dongles or were both able ro connect via Bluetooth using the same dongle?

I've already tried pairing simultaneously one rf and one Bluetooth remote unsuccessfully.

Netflix vs. Amazon

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:49
I am just learning how to navigate the new Amazon Prime app. Never really played with it before Prime was added.

Couple of questions:

I like that when I press the info button during Netflix, I get to see the resolution and the remaining time without stopping the playback. The info does nothing during Amazon playback. How can I see the resolution on the Amazon App?

When I rewind on Netflix, I see the scenes/window panes in either direction. It gives me an idea of how far in each direction I want to rewind or fast forward. It seemed that the Amazon app gave me just a clock counter. Options?

Any link to all the functions of the remote control buttons for both apps?

Recording won't play

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 10:34
Post 20.4.6 update, recording won't play or stream. If I try and play it on tv, I get black screen and progress indicator stuck at 0 sec. Skip and FF are unresponsive. I also tried to stream the recording to my iPad and got a playback error. Message indicates error information sent to clipboard but I don't know how to access this info.

I have also noticed that streaming sessions fail the first try every time since updating to 20.4.6 on 2 roamios and 1 premier. This was flawless pre update.

Any ideas?

x2 rf renotes on one S4 tivo?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 18:04
Does anyone know if two roamio rf refomtes can sync simultaneously to the same premier S4 tivo using the same rf dongle?


Has anyone got x2 BT Slide remotes to work on the same premier TiVo? If so did it take both usb Bluetooth dongles or were both able ro connect via Bluetooth using the same dongle?

I've already tried pairing simultaneously one rf and one Bluetooth remote unsuccessfully.

Welcome! Starting up... Loop

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 17:29
I think I may have destroyed my Roamio Basic. I tried to install a 2TB hard drive and I thought everything went smoothly. When I tried to boot it up it went into a loop. It says Welcome! Starting up... And after a few seconds the yellow light starts flashing and it reboots.

It just keeps doing this over and over again. I have tried to get into the kickstart menu but that doesn't work either. I also tried putting the original drive back in and this has the same problem.

I'm hoping someone can get me out of this mess. The replacement drive I purchased was the WD Green 2TB drive. Again, even the original drive won't boot. I think I've destroyed my TiVo.

Hard drive question regarding S2 TiVo

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 16:51
Hello, I'm shopping right now for a hard drive to transplant into one of my S2's to replace its defective HD. I think I read somewhere people suggesting getting a a SATA-to-IDE adapter, but I'm wondering: why bother with that? There are plenty of IDE hard drives for sale on Amazon, so is there any reason I shouldn't just buy an IDE hard drive? (I'm leaning towards Western Digital, as I've had reasonable experiences with that brand.)

Question 2: I'm no expert in all the lingo, but a lot of the drives for sale say they are EIDE, and from my reading, it's very similar to IDE, and mostly compatable. Would EIDE work fine (with no adapters needed) in my old S2 TiVo? Also, I could be wrong, but does EIDE spin faster than regular IDE, possibly generating more heat in the process? If so, maybe for safety sake, I should avoid EIDE?

MoCA splitter/amplifier

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:55
Not to reopen the religious battle on MoCA splitters, but I am looking for a splitter AND amplifier that is MoCA compatible. Preferably from Amazon. Any suggestions?

I found this one, but it seems a bit pricey.

Using Playon/Playlater HD w/Tivo - I'm confused

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:50
I'm patiently waiting for my new to me Roamio Plus and one of the big features that made me switch from satellite to cable/Tivo is the ability to see various streaming available that is well integrated.

So I've been reading the pyTivo and Streambaby discussions and have to admit I'm totally confused. Is there such a thing as 'pick your stream transcoder' for dummies? It would sure help.

All I want to be able to do is see the 'channels' in Playon and recordings from Playlater, pick one and play it. Having it work with the global search would be great, but just having the ability to see and use the files created by Playon/Playlater would be good enough.

I can almost see how these programs work with Playlater mpeg4 files, but don't understand at all how it deals with streaming live.

Any simplistic, as not tech as possible, instructions/use out there??