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Tivo Series 3 HD skipping like a record - audio/video not synced and lagging

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:19
Greetings all,

I've been a long time Tivo user, but I'm suddenly experiencing a strange problem on playback - either during live record or planned record.

The problem I'm seeing is that if I touch the quick-back button, the video backs up, but the audio doesn't, and starts to repeat the section over and over like a broken record. When it stops that, the audio and video are no longer in sync. I can hit the pause button, the video will pause but the audio will continue until it "catches up."

Here is a youtube video of what I'm seeing:


What I've tried:
  • imaging the current hard drive to a new hard drive, thinking it was a bad hard drive
  • moved HDMI ports
  • reset the TV to factory defaults (it's a Vizio)
  • reset the Tivo with the new hard drive to defaults (erase everything)
  • different Tivo remote that is known to work

What I will try but haven't:
  • different HDMI port
  • try composite cable
  • try component cable

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks so much all!!

Can't delete a specfic single season pass

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:38
I have a season pass that can't be deleted.

This specific season pass can be moved. Which is the only thing I can do with it.

The drives seem to be good. I've tried rebooting the machine, and power down then unplug. When get back into the manager the pass still won't let me delete it. All the rest of the passes are fine, they record as they are supposed to. No issues with deleting the rest. When the season pass list was copied to another machine via tivo.com it luckily got ignored so it's not on the new machine.

Do I have to live with it, or is there some sneaky remote code to remove the pass by force?

Roamio / DirecTV any possible workaround?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:35

New here. If this should be posted some other place, I apologize. Feel free to let me know. I have received a TiVo Roamio Plus with a lifetime subscription so I am trying to find a way to make it work with my current DirecTV service if it is at all possible. I've been with DirecTV forever and I don't want to change but I would like to take advantage of the TiVo service so that my family member overseas can watch things from back home.

I have 4 DirecTv boxes active. One is a slightly older HD DVR receiver. One is the newer slimline HD DVR and I have two genies. I think I might have an old school basic receiver somewhere in my garage. One of the TVs that has a genie I could potentially be willing to not use anymore if I could free it up for a workaround to make this TiVo work.

I appreciate any insight here (I'm not up on a lot of tech lingo so please keep that in mind, lol). If there's any other specs needed to fill in the blanks I'm happy to answer. Thanks so much!

Stupid Charter... Channel lineup update, lost my channels

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:32
I came home from band practice last night to find out that I received a channel lineup update. YAY!!!(not!)

Charter recently switched over to digital in my area which has everybody completely angry. A large percentage of houses in my area are very large vacation rentals that are vacant for 8 months. Many of these homes are 8-10 bedrooms and have 15+ televisions. Since Charter is now scrambling, you have to have a charter box or cablecard on every television. This is expensive for these rental houses!

So back to my problem...

This channel update removed a large majority of the channels in my lineup. I can go to the Tivo Channel list page and the channels are listed but they were mostly unchecked. I lost all of my guide info on all but two channels...which is a little strange in and of itself. I had to go back and check several hundred boxes to get my channels back, then I had to repeat guided setup.

I filed a complaint last night about missing channels with Tivo. They have responded and asked me to fax them a channel list from Charter, which I did. It was about 15 pages...

I've gotten a few strange messages. The first message on both boxes was the "new lineup" message which was several pages long as it deleted a few hundred channels.

On my premier, I got a message stating that they received incorrect lineup info from my cable provider and to run guided setup again. I did and that seemed to fix the problem.

On my HD, I received a message saying my channel lineup was incorrect. When I hit the "next" button, it told me to disregard the previous message as I have since selected to not use cable with my tivo.......?

So I'm running guided setup on this one now, which should fix the problem. I guess I'm not really asking for help as much as venting. I missed recording several programs yesterday because of this idiocy.

I'm pretty certain that this is Charter's fault. Charter is run by idiots.

I was planning on buying a roamio plus and a mini in the next few days, but this situation has made me stop and think about it first. :mad:

Test post.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:20
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Remove "HD Recordings" Folder

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:01
We've been using our TiVo HD XL (TCD658000) for 4 years now, and I just realized that we've NEVER used that "HD Recordings" folder sitting at the bottom of our Now Playing list (organized by folders). Is there some way to permanently remove that folder? I tried hitting CLEAR on it, but according to the blurb that pops up, it looks like that will delete the folder and all the recordings in it. I just want the folder itself gone: not the contents.

It's not the end of the world, but I thought I'd ask.

Question on Moca with Roamio Plus

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:58
Haven't purchased anything yet, just trying to visualize how this will need to be wired. Have Comcast cable/internet if that matters.

Have a Tivo Premier which I plan to put in bedroom and will need to be hooked up via Moca so I can stream. Plan on purchasing a Roamio Plus which will go in living room. My cable modem/router will be on opposite side of living room and not suitable to hard wire Roamio via Ethernet cable. I'm confused on if certain components need to be connected inline with the Roamio for Moca to work.

My intentions are to run the cable from the wall to the Roamio where the tv will be placed. On the opposite end of the room the cable modem/router/etc will be connected via a different cable connection. Is this suitable or am I going to need to add an additional piece of hardware somewhere for this to work?

Deleted wishlist, Tivo still auto-recording

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:07
I tried to set up a Tivo wishlist for Ted Talks, just in case they get aired on cable tv. (I did see this once.)

However, for some reason, my Tivo thinks every wishlist that I start up should be auto-recorded. So I changed the setting to do not record. I just want to be able to check the listings.

My initial search was for "Ted" which got me a lot of Cheers, etc.

I changed it to Ted, Ted Talks. And then just deleted the wishlist.

Yep, it is still recording some Ted shows. How do I delete this if it doesn't show up in the wishlist section?


Survivng Jack: First Season Thread **spoilers**

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:04
New sitcom, premiered last night (Thur March 27). I was pleasantly surprised. I had read four reviews, two said thumbs down, two said thumbs up. I give it a :up:.

It had the right mix of funny and cute. Chris Meloni, who plays Jack, was a little harsh at first, but by the end he had warmed up (typical pilot behavior). The kids were ok, really liked the mom. I also like Jack's unflagging devotion to his wife, it gives the entire story a nice feeling.

If they can keep this up, it'll be a fun sitcom to watch.

Tivo Xfinity On Demand app would not load (SOLVED!)

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:00
My symptom was the Xfinity On Demand App would not load; Tivo Premeire XL4 gave me the "Please Wait..." message for 15 minutes and then would time out. Getting a Cisco hardware version 801 cablecard solved my VOD problem (my old cable card was Scientific Atlanta h/w version 800). Luckily my installer had one on the truck. You can verify your cablecard hardware version on the SA CableCARD Diag Screen in the CableCARD Menu on Tivo. On the third line look for "H/W Model: 801"

More info on Comcast support forum. Sadly I cannot post the link due to forum restrictions...

Advantages to using mini vs Premier?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:35
I currently own a Tivo Premier which is hooked up in my living room. Moving to a new house and planning on getting a Roamio Plus for the living room and now debating on what to do for the bedroom. Have read a bunch of threads and it looks like my Premier can be hooked up to the Roamio via my network and I'll be able to access movies stored on either from both machines. With that said, is there any advantage to getting a mini and using that in the bedroom instead of my Premier?

SP's vs. Wishlists. Why use SP's?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:19
Well the TWC channel mix around resulting in most if not all of my SP's to become unusable. TWC renamed most of the channels. So I had to create new and delete old SP's.

So here is a question. Why not use Wishlists for everything instead of SP's?

You can just setup a Wishlist for say "Person of Interest" (in the title) and get First-Run recordings.

Since TiVo is all about not really caring what time something is on, why care what channel its on either? I'm surprised TiVo doesn't push Wishlist or combine the two, instead of SPs.

Advice on whether to get Mini so Tivo isn't in cabinet

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:05
Hey Guys.

Gonna be picking up a Roamio. I have a cabinet the TV sits on. In the cabinet are all my components. It would save space and cut down on the HDD spinning noises of the Tivo if I had a Mini in the cabinet.

Good idea? I'd keep the Tivo in another room by my router. The goal is just to have a small device in the cabinet (instead of the bigger Tivo) and to have nothing making any noise in the cabinet (Tivo HDD can be heard somewhat). Space is at a premium.

Just wondering what you guys think, if the extra $250 (assuming lifetime subscript) is worth it or not. Or would all you guys save the money and just put up with having the Tivo in the cabinet below the TV? I would only be watching Tivo in the one room. There is no TV in the room with the router.

old Slingbox Pro with Roamio Plus

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:52
I think I know the answer to this, but is it possible to use the old slinbox pro with the new roamio plus. Since the remote for the Roamio is RF, I am guessing no..

Betta Living Kitchens Reviews

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:17
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new guy questioins

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:36
Trying to get away from Directv and new to TiVo! Hope this is the right forum. I plan on purchasing a 4 tuner unit and a mini! 3 questions, besides the $8 monthly charge for Hulu on the main unit is there an additional monthly charge for Hulu on the Mini? I have an internet repeater (Cisco re1000) with a port for ethernet, can this be used? There appears to be a reduced monthly service charge of $2 for multiple equipment. Does the mini qualify? Sorry if this is the wrong place to post!

DirecTV with Tivo Commercial

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:57
Just saw a DirecTV with TivO commercial tonight. I was surprised to see them promoting it, are they developing this box? Any MRV or kidzone coming?

Modern Family - "Las Vegas" - 3/26/14

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:52
Hilarious episode!

Phil and Stephen Merchant with the handcuffs, cape, whip, etc... Such cliche situations for a hotel check-in scene, yet so well played by the two actors.
Every story worked for me.

Oh and Rebarka. Ha! What a way to tie it together.

That last joke - as it all came together - totally cracked me up. I wasn't sure who or what we'd see as each door opened. :)

How does Tivo work with Verizon Fios?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:11
Hey guys, checking for any new info about Fios as its been 4 years since the most recent thread that popped up.

I am looking to give BH Tampabay the finger and move to Fios but need to know if its worth it.

Previous posts said you have to have a tuner in every room, I have a 6 tuner roamio and two minis so if I need a stb connected to the roamio, then that defeats the whole purpose. I know they use M cards as well but if i cant tune more than one channel at one time then i'll stay where i am.

Do they use TA's or do they not do SDV ?

Let me know - thanks

Problem with the picture on my new TiVo Roamie

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:10
I just purchased a TiVo Roamie and am using it with a FiOS cablecard. At first it was installed upstairs in my house and I was getting no channels. I moved it downstairs (which the Tech told me would have no effect) but I got all my channels! The problem is now that my HBO and most of the HD channels are so pixelated that I can't watch them. My signal strength on all 6 tuners are at least 85% (with most being 93%) and my SNR numbers are all in the low to mid 30's. Any ideas?