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Cox Communications Tuning Adapter Green Light Blinking

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:27
Hello! I've been having trouble with my Cisco STA1250 tuning adapter. My cable company is Cox Communications.

I recently got a TiVo Roamio as a gift. I installed it and it's working fine.

I contacted the cable company card and ordered a CableCard and Tuning Adapter. I went to the store and picked both of them up.

The tuning adapter green light won't stop blinking. I have contacted Cox and they have sent two techs over but they haven't been able to fix the problem.

What should I do? Without the tuning adpater I am missing lots of channels I should be getting.

This is very frustrating. Thanks!

Cable Card / Activation

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:35
I have my new Roamio up and running and need to activate the calling card. I've already wasted several hours on the phone w/ Comcast. My local Comcast says the card is already activated, the 800-Comcast clowns say they're unable to "Register" or "Add" the card to my account.

Now I'm wondering if maybe I'm not getting a video signal over the coax. Should I be seeing the standard non-encrypted channels without the cable card?

Please help me retain the small bit of sanity I have left....

Thanks in advance,

TiVo Roamio OTA Going Mainstream

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:32
TiVo's $49.99 Over-the-Air DVR and Streaming Solution to Roll Out Nationally

Excerpted from: http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zht...cle&ID=2004723

TiVo Inc. , a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that following a successful limited edition launch of the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR last fall, the company will be making the product widely available in the U.S. market. The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR brings the award-winning TiVo experience to those who do not have cable or satellite service, yet still want an all-in-one DVR and streaming solution.

Best Pilot Episodes Ever

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:30
Reading through the "Best One Season" thread inspired me to start this thread. What are the best pilot episodes you've seen? (Even if the series didn't turn out to be so good.)

Here are the pilots that have really grabbed me and made me feel like I couldn't wait for the next episode:

The Shield
Breaking Bad
Orphan Black

Premium Side loading - copy once solution

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:31
Very cool:

Quote: In other CES / TiVo news, it's still showing off the network DVR concept that we loved -- but no cable companies have bit on yet -- and have added the ability to stream its cloud TiVo service to Chromecast and Roku. The mobile apps have upgrades coming too: iOS gets OnePass support in February and "premium sideloading" (the ability to transfer recordings from premium channels like HBO that in some cases had been blocked until now) soon. On Android a completely rebuilt native app is coming soon, and OnePass is expected in March. http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/07/tivo-onepass/

The Bachelor - Chris Soules - Full Season

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:21
Surprised no one at all has started this thread. I love watching it to see how crazy, stupid, drunk, psycho they can all be.

And we definitely will be getting some of that this season.

Note, for those that like comedy and consider watching this, Jimmy Kimmel will be on, I think, one or two episodes. He's a big fan (or maybe ABC really likes to cross-promote). Should be interesting.

Tivo Service Unavailable

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:03

New forum user here.

Have a Tivo Premiere XL (4 Tuner Model) that was purchased directly from Tivo in November 2013 with Lifetime service.

Everything was working fine until Sunday 1/4 when while recording three shows simultaneously, the Tivo rebooted. When the reboot finished, an error T63 appeared that the service needed to be activated.

I tried (re)activating it via online and could not as the message stated the account was already active. I have manually reconnected to the Tivo service at least 10 times now over the past couple days and each time it seems to receive a payload and load/organize it . After multiple restarts, it keeps showing the same error.

I have called Tivo Customer Support twice and each time they walked me through the basics and finally have opened a trouble ticket. While waiting for a response (indicated to be 3 to 5 business days), has anyone else encountered this situation?

Thanks in advance.

Person of Interest Jan 6 2015 If-Then-Else

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:46
are you freaking kidding me ! :mad:

Trying to remember name of show...

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:48
Hi folks, was talking to a friend about a show and its driving me crazy! Help!!

I dont know if its still on... it was always on "deep cable", the Tru tv's and such of the world, usually on late into the night.

Its a guy, with spiky blonde hair. He always goes to weird events like mud bog races, red dress runs, etc, with a lot of debauchery... he went to enough of these kind of events that some folks would almost always recognise him...

I swear the name is like up all night or some such. Its driving me crazy! Help! lol

Amazon movies do not appear in search

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:08
When I search for a movie through TiVo, I see the option to rent/buy from Xfinity (Comcast is my cable provider) and Vudu but not Amazon. Is there a fix for this?

MARVEL's Agent Carter

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:04
I just finished watching the premiere 2-hour episode of Agent Carter. This show is magnificent and Hayley Atwell and the show deserve all of the rave reviews that they have received. I have a strong feeling that this will be a wildly successful miniseries for ABC and MARVEL.

Did anyone else watch it live?

TiVo Slide Pro Remote

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:55
I have a question about the TiVo Slide Remote Pro. Does the direct keyboard input on the remote work when inputting text in the apps like YouTube or Amazon Prime? Those apps present a QWERTY graphic where the user must cursor left/right/up/down to select letters...

Thanks in advance,

Viewing xfinity security camera via Tivo

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:19
I have several Tivos and also have xfinity home security and some cameras. Comcast advertises that you can view the cameras on your TV. I can't do this -or haven't figured out how to do it via my Tivos. I don't have a comcast box and don't want one. I am curious as to whether there is a way to monitor my xfinity cameras on my tv using a TiVo or whether I'm out of luck without a comcast box.

Automatic continuation of recording..

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:11
So I have one of those tuning adapters that need to be reset every so often. The period seems to be about once a month.. Usually I can tell it is time to reset when those nasty SDV channels stop responding for a little while. It is not an all out collapse though. It will continue to kind of work for a few days before it just dies...

When this starts to happen, I start to notice that some of my shows are not recorded. On the history page, it will just say 'No Signal'. The thing is that the signal does come back but the Tivo does not check it again after it tries at the very beginning of the show. Other times, the signal will cut out in the the middle of the show and then immediately come back. But when the signal cuts, Tivo Roamio Plus stops recording and does not know to try again. Is there a way to set it up so that Tivo will try again and record the show if it can't find the signal at the beginning or in the middle of the show??

A few years back when I had Verizon Fios, I noticed that their DVR would try again if the signal cut out. Some brilliant genius decided that it was a good idea to send that emergency broadcast signal at 10:30pm. It ended up cutting my shows into two recordings since the initial recording would stop but it would immediately continue again after the emergency signal was gone... With my Roamio Plus, the recording would stop after the emergency broadcast signal and not start up again after the signal ended...

UPS Issue

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:05
Based on a thread in this forum and posts by several users, I purchased the Cyberpower CP750LCD UPS to protect my TiVo in the living room and another to protect my networking gear in my office. I'm mostly satisfied with the UPSes. However one thing perplexes me, the fine print on the bottom says the batteries are NOT user replaceable, and the screw that seems to be holding the battery cover closed is, I believe, a tiny torx screw with a raised element in the middle of a star shaped hole Has anyone replaced the batteries in this UPS? and if so, how? Where can one get the proper screwdriver for this?

Thank you.


What works after service turned off and cablecard removed?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:59
I'm replacing 4 premieres with 1 roamio pro (lifetime) and 3 mini's. This kills the monthly fees and eliminates 3 cable cards; in two years it more than pays for itself.

I do have a bunch of stuff on the old boxes (and their external drives) that I'd just as soon keep online for the new machines to see.

When I cancel the tivo subscriptions, will I still be able to access the old premieres, or am I going to need to transfer the contents to the new roamio before retiring them?


Weak cable signal and MoCa

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:20
I am deploying several Minis in my home and creating a MoCa network from my Romio Plus. I am concerned that the wiring in my home may not be very suitable for MoCa. Despite being less than 25' from Comcast hub for my neighborhood, a Comcast tech at one point installed a signal amplifier (ASKA AM1G-202) at my POE. I then had a home extension done that added a home-run from the POE that also has an amp on it (RCA DT100M). Finally, the master bedroom where I want to install one of the Minis is on a loop, and required another amp (Rocketfish RF-G1179) to get DT signal.

I believe I have the following coming out of the POE:
- one home run serving a downstairs den
- one home run serving the upstairs office
- one loop serving downstairs living room, and THREE upstairs bedrooms

I am concerned about removing the ASKA amp since Comcast installed it. Should I have Comcast come back out and install a proper MoCa-capable amp? Or should I tackle this myself? Or hire a cable wiring contractor?

Transition from Premiere to Roamio

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:06
I took advantage of TiVo's "Holiday Deal" and bought a Roamio Basic Lifetime that will be replacing my original Premiere -- which has kinda spooked me by rebooting for no good reason several times in the last month -- while I'm watching it!

Any tips for transitioning my Tivo activities and recordings from the Premiere to the Roamio?

I discovered I can transfer all the Season Passes from my Premiere to the Roamio through the Tivo.com website. That tool will save lots of time, but what about the recordings themselves?

I have an external WD 1TB extender on the Premiere, and I understand I can't just plug it into the Premiere and take recordings with it. Is my only option to manually transfer the recordings from the Premiere to the Roamio over the network? (They'll both be hard-wired Ethernet.)

Or, (simpler, but slower) I guess I can keep the Premiere turned on (for as long as it lives) and gradually empty it as I watch-and-delete my backlog of recordings on it...but keeping track of which TiVo has which programs on it is going to get messy...especially as the new Roamio starts building up a library of newer recordings.

Complicating things more...I have a 2nd Premiere that I used when I had recording conflicts on my main Premiere. Now I'll have THREE Tivos to search when I'm trying to find a recording and trying to figure out where I'm at in my season pass recordings!

Anyone have any suggestions? Is there a "bulk" way to transfer recordings from one Tivo to another? Can you copy entire folders at a time? Or just a single recording at a time? *uggghh*..

TiVo Desktop Transfers - 2ch audio stream only

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:36
So my title says it all... my TiVo desktop transfers seem to only be coming over with 2ch AC3 audio. Yes, the original recordings on the TiVo unit itself are 5.1 Dolby Digital.

I've searched this topic throughout this site, and google in general and can't seem to find anything about my specific problem.

So... yes, I'm new to the Roamio unit, but an old Series 2 guy from days gone by so somewhat familiar with the software but this one is baffling me. I can edit the shows no problem via VideoReDo to save to a media server, but no 5.1 is a deal breaker for me. Was using Windows Media Center and Ceton ETH 6 tuner device to do this previously, but that set up is not "girlfriend" friendly and she gave up on working the command center. ;-) Hence I just bought the new Roamio and 2 minis. Have to say I didn't realize how much I missed those little friendly easy to use beeps in Tivo.

Even tried kmttg java based program and it still comes over as 2ch.

Any one care to tell me something obvious I'm doing wrong? :confused:

TiVo OnePass and Amazon Prime on Premiere

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:26
According to TiVo Margret on Twitter, TiVo OnePass and Amazon Prime will come to the Premiere platform in the same update.

It seems like she is saying Premiere will get the update in February along with the Roamio line - at least she hasn't indicated that it will be off cycle.