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HELP! TWC Dallas and Tivo Roamio Plus

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:38
I am having all sorts of issues with TWC Dallas and their 3rd party contractors.

On initial install the Tivo hang at 50% on getting channels. 8 Cable Cards, 7 days, and 40+ hours later they are telling me TWC does not have a cable card compatible with the Roamio Plus.

I know this to be total garbage. What I want to know is how do I get TWC to do what they are supposed to as required by law? Everyone I talk to is completely incompetent.

Also how do I get a hold of a brand new cable card and brand new tuning adapter. All they keep giving me is used garbage.

Finally who the hell can I escalate this to in order to get this resolved?

philips hdr212 drive and phone

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:38
Hello all - it in now July 2014 and have, over the years, added drives to a couple of Series 1 Tivos. But now am wondering if the old techniques still work.

First, is there a way to aviod using a phone call for the initial setup after reinstalling the OS?

I don't even have a phone line anymore !!! Maybe at my workplace I could use their line but is that likely to work? Are the phone lines still 'compatible'?

Second, do people still find 5400 rpm IDE drives for sale? Is there a preferred brand or supplier? I think I would get a 120 or 160 gb (assuming that is still the max size).

Thanks, I just wanted to see if folks are able to keep the old stuff going. I have sort of a "security cam" setup.

Third, why is there a UK area of this forum? I live in the U.S. and am wondering if the UK info will work for me.


Big Brother 16; OAD 7/2/2014

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:16
I just want to say, the women are stupid.

I hope Joey stays, but I think she is done.

Falling Skies "The Eye" (6/29/14) SPOILERS!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 23:02
Wow, no thread yet? So, a new threat to Earth? Where are all of these aliens coming from? We know that the Espheni come from another galaxy. :rolleyes:

And why here? What's in our little corner of existence to draw such a crowd?

Does anyone else think that Cochise sounds like Michael Dorn?

No video signal on the channel?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:38
I had a Roamio go bad last week (first Tivo I've had in years go bad), and had Amazon send me another one, since they shipped the initial one. Problem is, when I try to record HD (sd is fine), in playback, I get:
Quote: "The TIVO Box was not able to record this program because there was no video signal on the channel. You may have been trying to record on a channel that you do not receive." Out of 3 Tivos in the house, this is the only one that gives me this, and yes, I can sit right there and watch the show while this is recording, yet it will still not give me the video when it's done.

7/3/14 Dominion

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:20
If you expect your SP to record the second airing of Dominion tomorrow night, you may want to reschedule that recording or you'll likely miss the first half.
The first airing of Spartacu B&S and the second airing of Dominion have inaccurate run times listed in the guide.

Time Warner Tuning Adapter for 4 Tuner Roamio

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:14
I've seen a few posts about issues with the 6 tuner Roamios but just had Time Warner here to install cable card in my 4 tuner Roamio and got an error stating that the tuning adapter can only user 2 tuners. The tuning adapter is MTR700 but installer wasn't sure of firmware. I am in Los Angeles and using Time Warner.

Technician or supervisor is supposed to come back but wanted to see if anyone else had this issue and knows what I should ask them for to make sure they bring the right equipment?


New to Tivo

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:36
I am finally going to switch to Tivo after years of lurking.

I have FIOS and will order a Roamio Pro with lifetime service and a 3 year warranty. I will also order two minis.

1) I plan to get a slide remote to use with a mini in my MBR because I watch TV at night and a backlight would help. I see that it needs a dongle. Does it come with the dongle?

2) Any tips for FIOS? I will order the mstream card. Do I need to do anything other than activate it?

3) I assume that if I order everything from Amazon, I can just activate like normal. Any advantages to ordering from Tivo directly?


Programing Codes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 18:36
Hi, I am in need of a sound bar and was wondering if anyone has the codes for one of the two devices I am thinking about
1.AUVIO SBX24210
2. iLive IT202B


"Keep through" date being pushed forward

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:32
I'm seeing an issue on my Premiere 4 where I set the "Keep through" date to a specific date in the future, but that date is being reset to a later date without my input, thereby keeping the shows from getting deleted (I've seen it happen twice now for the same shows). This problem is occurring with all four shows for which I've set a "Keep through" date. Each was originally recorded with "Keep until I delete," which I manually changed after watching them.

Has anyone ran into this problem before?


is "Clear and Delete Everything" the same as formatting the hard drive?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:33
I know that "clear and delete everything" clears the drive anew.... however does it also format the drive and then installs the software?

I've heard that sometimes the software can get corrupted and was wondering how to do a clear format and install of the software?

internet regularly drops; is it my moca?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:11
Been having this problem for months and I'm about ready to cut someone if I can't get this resolved.
I have a Roamio Plus with moca turned on and two mini's connected to moca network. My cable coming into my house goes to a new TW amp. I have a POE filter where cable connects to amp.
Each output on the amp goes to:
1) Tuning adapter (with another POE filter on)
2) Roamio
3) Cable modem (TW Cisco)
4) Mini Guest room
5) Mini Master bedroom

On a regular yet unpredictable times, my internet goes down and I have no connectivity. My phone still works (also on TW cable modem) but the internet usually stays down for several hours and comes back up on it's own. Cable TV works fine during this.
Initially when TW tech came out he replaced all cable ends going to modem (he replaced all cable ends that went to all devices actually). He showed me the signals and was very happy with them, and everything worked great for about 1.5 weeks. Cable modem signals and power signals were all within expected ranges and consistently stay that way. Life was great.
Now the problem is recurring again, same pattern as before, random but out for several hours and back on by itself.

I temporarily added a Motorola SB6141 modem (built in POE), switched internet to that (TW authorized it) and problem still occurs. Since that didn't work, I switched back to TW cable (for phone/internet) because I'd rather only have their equipment in the mix for them to diagnose/fix.

Here is what I'm thinking. Even with correct POE placement, I am thinking about turning off POE and using wired Ethernet to all Tivo devices; thus eliminating moca.

Does it sound possible that somehow, even with correct POE filters, that moca could still be causing problems?

Roamio Remote Control Hex Codes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:07
Looking for the Roamio remote control Hex codes in CCF format. I have most of them except the - one for OTA digital channels, as in channel 3-1.


RIP Bob Bastings

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:41

Quote: An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home.

Hastings won fans on "McHale's Navy" as Lt. Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. Other memorable roles were on "All in the Family" and "General Hospital."

Criminal Minds - New Cast Memeber

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:32

Jennifer Love Hewitt joins Criminal Minds....guess I'll start paying attention more when that show comes on :)

The show that isn't even good enough for Saturday nights

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:46
ABC is moving the last four episodes of The Assets (the Aldrich Ames miniseries) from Saturday nights to Sunday afternoons.

1 premiere & 2 TiVo HD w/llfetime service for sale

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:02
I have a working 2 tuner Premiere with lifetime with an upgraded Hard Drive to 2 TB (316 Hrs HD) I just upgraded to a Roamio. Will have power cable and a remote

asking $320 plus shipping cost.

I could have 2 TiVo HD with lifetime one upgraded to 1 TB for (150 hrs of HD or 1300 SD) asking $230 plus shipping

The second is not upgraded asking $175 plus shipping

I just need to check the upgraded TiVo HDs for working order it is at a neighbors which I believe is disconnected.

Free ChromeCast with purchase of PlayON & Playlater!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:43

A very tempting offer to get a Lifetime service of PlayON and a ChromeCast for $69.99. If I had the money I would do this is in a heartbeat. But at the moment I don't even have a spare $29.95 floating around.:p

Can i Download Shows outside home network with Ctivo?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:21
Can you download shows outside the home network using Ctivo with a Roamio?

If so could you give me some direction on how to do so?

Thanks guys!

"Murder in the First" on TNT

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:34
Is anyone watching "Murder in the First" on TNT?

It's one of their new original series, and it reminds me of "Murder One", probably because it's by Bochco... But this covers crimes (with one major one covering the episodes so far), instead of a trial.