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Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (spoilers)

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:53
New Spidey animated series! From what I gather, it's a spinoff of the previous Ultimate Spider-Man series, but featuring Miles Morales as the Ultimate Spider-Man. But still has Peter Parker.


Listed as "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" in the TiVo guide. Premieres this Sunday 8 am Central.

Time Warner lineup change - DFW/North Texas

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:12
Today is the day that Time Warner rolled up their complete lineup change to the DFW/North Texas area.

TiVo is a total mess and doesn't seem to know about it. Hard to surf for channels up in areas where I never had channels. How long before the TiVo picks up all t the changes? Good thing that it's the dead of summer and I don't have much that gets recorded. Season Passes will be jacked up.

Bite this

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:54
Here's a show that many probably miss and I've taking a liking to. Bite This with Nadia G. I never watched her previous show, Bitchin Kitchen, in fact this is the first and only Cooking Channel show I watch. It's not instructional, think of it as a Anthony Bordain type show hosted by a crazy tated up hot chick with a french Canadian accent that almost sounds a bit Brooklynish and who occasionally lets slip that she's a sociopath. It does make me laugh! Makes Guy Fieri's Diner, Drive ins and Dives seem sad...well, Guy makes that one seem sad all on his own, truth be told.:D

Writing on the Roamio remote buttons

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:25
I bought the Roamio last year when it came out. After a year, the mute/info/zoom/input/back/live TV buttons have all been worn off. Is this normal for Tivo remotes? Is there a TiVO remote available that would not show the same kind of wear? I've never had a component remote wear out this quickly.

Problem with the ipad App

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:38
For the last several weeks, I've been experiencing a problem with my roamio and the ipad app.
When I'm away from my home network, and want to stream, very often, and randomly, the stream stops, and reports that there was an error with the stream. Sometimes I can restart, but it will last a few seconds only. This does not happen at home.
Incredibly, when I try to download the same program, the same thing happens on playback. An error occurs, and it can't be played.
Usually, when I try to stream something else, that works, but Audio and video are out of synch.
I've tried the usual suspects. Power down and restart everything, reinstall the app. Try a different venue with different wifi. Try a different iOS device.
This is really frustrating.
Can anyone help?

Using TiVo just for TimeShift?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:43
can I use second hand TiVo series 2 just as TimeShifting device?
I live in Europe and can't find anything cheap and good as TiVo, so I considered buying and using second-hand TiVo series 2 from ebay.
Could I connect my SAT receiver via analog(RCA) connection to TiVo, and than from TiVo to TV? Would that stuff work?
Basically I just need device that can pause video from RCA input, nothing more, no recording, no tv guide and etc. It this plausible with TiVo?
And if answer is yes, what model do you suggest?

Expander drive

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:52
I've read so much about expander drives causing crashes, which mine is doing, but can I just stick my 1TB drive into the unit replacing the 160 GB drive?

Tivo no longer transfers back full recordings

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:23
Transfers go fine from TiVo to TiVo desktop, but when I transfer them back to TiVo, it only sends back about 2/3 of the show and calls it a partial recording. I tried rebooting the TiVo, restarting TiVo desktop, nothing. How can I fix this?

Roamio, Premiere XL4 & Mini on same 'network'

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:06
I Currently have a Roamio Pro with Lifetime, and a mini connected on the same network - The mini "sees" the shows on the Roamio (most of the time).
I retired the old Premiere Elite / XL4, I am having a new house built, and could use the extra box again (obviously with subscription)....
My question is, will the mini 'see' the shows on both Tivo boxes? Will the Roamio see the shows on the Premiere and vice-versa etc......?
Any advice greatly appreciated!

Sorry for being such a schmuck lately

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:22
Just wanted to say sorry for such argumentative posts lately - I am generally a pretty easy going guy. I am Just in kind of a mood lately I guess.

That and two topics that just get my temperature rising kind of got me going! :)

Screen savers and 4k for those of you that haven't noticed. Anyway, I will tone down a little.

Video tearing and artifacts on Verizon fios

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:10
I have intermittent video tearing on my Roamio Plus connected to Verizon fios.

How do I debug this to figure out whether it is the AV equipment, cabling or the tivo.


66th Prime Time Emmy Awards [2014] - LIVE with spoilers

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:03
It's Monday. And the Emmy awards are on.

I think Seth did a pretty job with the opening monologue. Let's see who wins awards. One already awarded.

$0 down Roamio?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:08
Got this in my email this morning. Links do not work, also unable to find on TiVo's website. Is this over already?
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Should I even bother watching? (NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:00
I have been recording 3 shows that I haven't watched yet - they are:

The Strain
The Lottery

Should I even bother?


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:47
I am at a loss... I have had my TiVo for a few years and it works fine but the other day one station, channel 2 has no audio. This is when watching live or recorded programing. All other stations are fine. Any suggestions? Thanking you in advance, Penney

Masters of Sex | "Asterion" | 2014-08-24 S2E07

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:07
Quick thread start. Time flies in this episode! :)

Multiroom transfer broken by 20.4.2 update

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:14
The setup is a Series3 HD and a Premier. Since the Premier was updated to 20.4.2 I can no longer transfer recordings from the Premier to the Series3. The Series3 does not find the Premier.

The Premier finds the Series3 just fine. Tivo desktop can find both from a laptop and from a desktop. Both DVRs connect to Tivo Service without problem. The network status on both DVRs shows signal strength in excess of 90%.

All of the trouble shooting steps from Tivo and all of the other superstitions suggested have been tried many, many times. The 20.4.2 Prenier update prevents the Series3 from connecting to the Premier!

Is there any way to backout the update and return the Premier to a working DVR?
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Recording Will Transfer As Soon As Possible

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:14
Running a Premiere Elite with the latest update, and Desktop Plus (2.8.2) on a Windows 7 PC. They are connected by a wired network connection.

I placed a video (WMV format) in the My TiVo Recordings folder on my PC. I then went to the TiVo, selected the PC and could see the video title. Selected it to transfer to the TiVo. Checked a couple hours later and the video is not showing in My Shows. Went back to Devices and clicked on the video, then hit the Info button. The message says "This recording will start transferring as soon as possible". This was on Friday night.

As of last night (Sunday), it still shows the same status. Based on what I've seen in other threads, I've power-cycled the PC, TiVo and router. I just did a test and transferred a show from the TiVo to the PC and it worked fine, but the video going from the PC to the TiVo still shows the will-start-ASAP message.

Am I missing something obvious here?

Multiple programs, one channel

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:00
I think I know how Tivo handles this, but I'm not sure. Sunday nights are when my DVR is the busiest. I record The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, and Once Upon a Time. Because of football, I always have the FOX shows record an extra 3 hours. On Directv, this setup would have only used 2 tuners (Even with all the FOX shows recording, even when The Cleveland Show and American Dad were on too), leaving my DVR free to record 3 different channels. On Tivo, this is going to use all 4 tuners, correct? So if something else moves to Sunday night, I'm screwed?

Tivo Romaio OTA

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:32

Cost: $50
Monthly: $15 - The catch, there's no "lifetime" option.