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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.
Attached Images MoCA_with_Amplifier_6.jpg (40.3 KB)

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.

Tivo OTA signal strength question

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:50
New member here. I have the Roamio basic and was wondering what the signal strength meter needs to be at to receive reliable OTA channels. My signal strength on my non-Roamio TV's are quite a bit higher than on my TV connected to the Roamio. Feedback appreciated.

Roamio Plus and Xfinity Router Can't find DHCP Server

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:46
Hi everyone, I hope someone can help.

I just got my new TiVo Roamio Plus and I can't get it to connect to my home network via wireless. It gives me a N02 error and says it can't find the DHCP server. Here's the setup:
1. Tivo Roamio Plus
2. Comcast Xfinity ARRIS TG862 router/cable modem
3. These are currently located 2 feet apart so I'm sure signal strength isn't an issue (it reads 85-100%)
4. I have the WPA/WPA2 security on the network, but I have also tried turning security off with no success either.
5. I have turned off the firewall completely.
6. I selected get IP address automatically and that I don't need a DHCP client ID. I've tried manually entering an IP address as well, no luck.
7. I completed Guided Setup using a wired Ethernet connection, which worked fine. Roamio connected to the internet and downloaded updates.
8. After guided setup completed I went back to the network settings to try again on the Wireless.

This is not my permanent location so I'd like to get Wifi to work. I know MoCA is an option but right now I'd like to figure out what's wrong.

Other points of note: My Series 3 and Series 2 connect just find over WiFi to this same router. I have rebooted the router and Roamio multiple times.

What else can I try?



Upgraded to a Roamio now I'm unable to decode all transferred recordings...

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:13
Title says it all. Upgraded to a Roamio, now all recordings transferred with TivoDesktop 2.8.3 will no longer decode using Tivo Decoder. Transfer fails within seconds with error code 10. Never once had an issue with the TivoHD. Tried both fast transfer speed and regular.
BTW, not sure if this has anything to do with the problem, but transfers would normally take hours with the TivoHD, now with the Roamio they take minutes.

(Scifi) Series Suggestion for Youths Wanted

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 16:28
Greetings forum folks .. I'm looking for some wonderful ideas for you .. as I've run out.. I'm looking for some new TV series to show to kids .. I'm leaning towards SciFi stuff, but open to whatever .. Hopefully based on the info below you'll be able to say "Hey, what about X" and maybe its something I've totally missed.. Thanks in advance for your ideas..

Watched: Star Trek (TOS), ST:TNG, ST: DS9, ST:VOY, ST:ENT, Voltron (orginal), Transformers (Original and some New), Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Marvel Avengers, Babylon5, Stargate:SG-1, Stargate:Atlantis (finishing now)

Ruled out: Firefly, Farscape, Stargate:Universe (Too mature of content)

Tried with no real interest shown: Quantum Leap, Sliders, Voyagers (Kids without real knowledge of history don't quite latch onto these shows it seems)

Dabbled with: Doctor Who (Its just that some of the episodes are a bit scary, so I'm not sure if we want to do the entire series.. but they've watched episodes and are fans)

Considering: (Unless I get some good stuff here .. I'm considering Star Wars: Clone Wars .. but my issue with that was that there was just a lot of needless violence particularly early on.. lots of "body" counts.. yes, I know they were drones and/or clones .. but a lot of shooting/dying)

Hopefully that gives you some idea of what they watch and enjoy and what they don't.... I'd love to keep the violence level down and try not to focus on adult-themes.

I'd *prefer* something that lasted longer than 1 season. I'd prefer something sci-fi oriented.. but comedy or drama has its place. Something with some intelligence behind it would be appreciated, nothing that is dumb for dumb-sake.

Please don't take my shooting down of your ideas as a lack of respect and appreciation for you offering them. There is probably several we've seen that I've not listed, and plenty I've mentally crossed off without listing them above either.

I look forward to seeing your ideas.. and don't be restricted to any decade. There are plenty of classics worth watching.

Lifetime Roamio Plus/Pro for $599.99/$699.99

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:27
Just a reminder....This is the cheapest way to get a new TiVo Roamio right now.


Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

spherular <at> gmail <dot> com

Helix - Dans L'Ombre - S01E13 - OAD 3/28/2014 - Spoilers

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:01
Wait - what?

Everything disappeared under "Find TV, Movies, & Videos"

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 08:03
Toddler asked to watch something on Netflix. Went to "Find TV, Movies, & Videos" on our Roamio Plus and only the following were listed:

Browse TV & Movies
WishList Searches

Everything else (Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, etc.) were completely gone. There was no C133 network error, and all network-obtained content in the menus displayed normally. After a restart, all the clients were shown in the "Find TV, Movies, & Videos" menu.


Season Pass recording issue

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:31
My Premiere only records 2 shows a day. These recordings are erased are erased when the next shows in season pass are recorded. This started to happen this week.
Has anyone seen this before? How did you fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Record 1 minute over endtime automatically?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:14
Often I have Tivo record a show from the GUIDE. I click the show and tap record. Nice and simple, until I watch what was recorded. The show ended like 30 seconds after the official end time.

Is there a way to get Tivo to automatically record (pad) 1 minute of extra record time at the end of shows? Basically, everything I record I want padded with 1 minute before & after the official start time.

TiVo analog units for sale with lifetime

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:06
Have three units for sale, all with lifetime service, all with remotes, all plus shipping of your choice from zip 90068:

-Series 2 Dual tuner, service # 649-0011-8047-XXXX, capacity up to 212 hours. Asking $150.

-Humax Series 2, whatever the original recording capacity was. Asking $100.

Both the above are registered to me and can be transferred. Both work perfectly.

-Series 1, lifetime, with that aftermarket network adapter installed so no phone line needed. Intermittently (every few days) freezes on whatever channel it's on. Changing channels clears it up. This unit was bought at a yard sale, original owner unknown, NOT registered to me, so no transfer possible. But it does have lifetime service, and will get guide data and updates if sent. Asking $50.

Always interested in trades (partial or otherwise) for HD units with lifetime, even those with only one tuner working.

Tivo Life extension

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:04
I'm contemplating an offer that will get my make my TiVo (a Premier) a "life time of the device" account. Since hard drives are the most likely point of failure, I'm contemplating what I should do (now) to ensure that I can recover from a hard drive failure (later, when it inevitably happens). I'm a competent hardware guy in general, and did a number of "upgrades" with my old Sony-T60 + DirectTv.


How do I download Amazon purchases?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:55
I have previously purchased videos on Amazon. How do I get my Roamio to download them? The best I could do was search for the videos on the UI, but it wants me to purchase it again. I don't really want to pay twice for something I've already bought. I can't find anything on the menu to "download" my Amazon videos. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Do you recommend buying an UPS for Tivo?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:01
What are your feelings on the desirability of an UPS for Tivo? If I get one I'm going to spring for the one with filtration from Panamax. Not a small expense. But I'm not convinced I really need one. I've got Tivo hooked up to good filtration and surge protection all ready. So the only thing I'd add would defense against losing a show in mid record. But If I'm recording a cable show, they are usually replayed soon after as a rerun.

What do you guys thing? Good way to save money by not getting one or a necessity with a new Tivo Roamio?

The UPS won't run my TV (too much amps needed). So I wouldn't be able to watch Tivo during an outage. the UPS would only be protection from Tivo having to reboot after outage and from losing part of the show it's recording when outage occurs.

First Time Potential DVR Owner Question

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:38
Absolute newb so here is what I would like to be able to do. I have Cox internet so I will first be looking at Cox for service. Last year I read some impressive things about the Roamio and would be looking to buy rather then rent a dvr from Cox. I want to be able to (1) record 2 hi def shows at once and if possible be able to watch a third live while the other two are recording but if that is not feasible then I am all right with just being able to record two shows at once (2) I want to be able to somehow archive (transfer) what I watch on to an external hard drive or a flash drive and store the files until I want to watch them and then be able to transfer them back "into" the DVR's internal hard drive. Alternatively it would also work for me if when the internal hard drive is full I could remove it and put in another hard drive and continue to record and then when I wanted to put back the original hard drive and watch those previously recorded shows. So is this something that is doable and if so could someone point me in the right direction. TIA.