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Comcast and Tivo Premiere

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:59
My parents have a Tivo Premiere and just moved into an apartment complex that has Comcast provided as part of the rent. The comcast people came over, and set up the card, but said they could only record network programs, not anything off of comcast. Does this make sense? Why have a DVR if you can't pause/record what you are watching?

Did you know... (Casting)

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:51
Did you know that if you have an ANDROID DEVICE. And the Android App for Vudu, YouTube, or Netflix that you could "CAST" Video's to a MINI??

Do not know if it works on other services or TiVo hardware.

Gray Screen

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:44
I had an issue yesterday, and was wondering if this hit anyone else. My setup is this, all connections via HDMI:
Roamio Pro (running 20.4.5c) -> Xbox One -> Denon receiver -> Panasonic TV

Sorry, don't have the models for my receiver or TV handy.

2 days ago, when I started a TV show (My Shows->select a show->Play), I got a gray screen. I tried a few things, and it was fixed shortly. I tried Quitting the TV app and reopening it, rewinding/fast-forwarding the episode, and restarting the episode by going to Live TV and returning to the episode. I can't recall which of those fixed the issue, but it was resolved and I was able to rewind to the start of the episode to watch it from the beginning.

Yesterday, I fired up the TV app, and was met with a gray screen. Nothing would fix it via software. I swapped HDMI cables, that didn't fix it. I did a cold boot of the X1, and that didn't fix it. I pressed the Resolution button on the back of the Tivo, and that didn't fix it. I restarted the Tivo, and that finally fixed it.

Has anyone else seen this? I'm fearing that I have some hardware going bad.

Sharing Premiers across multiple locations

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:28
So, I'm about to change some living arrangements and want to share my found premieres across two homes. My understanding is that if I were to have two boxes each home, they could only share content within each home. I remember someone successfully tying two locations together to share content with a VPN. While I tried searching I could not find any instructions here on how to do that, my networking skills are pretty weak.

Anyone have a link or instructions?


Roamio/Tivo guide problem

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:09
I've noticed something strange a few times since having my Roamio basic. No idea if it's specific to roamio or tivo, etc.

I'll be looking through the guide and find a show that I want to watch. I'll highlight it and press the select button and it will just pop up a box for Season Pass Info and Learn More about this show (can't recall exact wording). I've only seen it a few times but it's annoying. It happened last night around 7:45 PM with a show that was listed for 7:30 - 8:00 so I know I was in the window of time for it.

Then for the heck of it, I went back to the guide and found another show on a channel other than the one I was on. Pressed the select button and it went right to the channel. :confused:

New Roamio on its way

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:55
Hi all

Trying not to hijack anyone thread but I have read the discussion on Copy Priemere drive to Romio?

Quote: Originally Posted by TexasGrillChef (Post 10325800) I currently have a Preimere Elite, that when I first got it I upgraded to a full 2TB drive.

I decided to take advantage of the Thanksgiving special and grab a TiVo Romio Plus for $99.

Although obviously it has a smaller Hard drive, and can only record about 150hrs of HD programing.

Before... I just copied the old drive to the new drive and expanded it! Of course this worked. I can't remember what software I used to copy and expand. but I have it around somewhere...

So my question are these...

1. Can I use that same software to copy the new drive in the romio to a larger hard drive? And what is the largest drive I can put in the Romio without extra "work". Is it a 3TB or a 4TB?

2. Can I just put the priemere drive into the Romio?

3. Can I copy the Premere drive to a newer drive and enlarge it, then put it in the Romio?

4. Is there a way to backup and save and move the content from one drive to another drive outside the TiVo?
my problem is a little different I have a premier and a S3 I would like to take the cable card from the premier and use it in my Roamio. I don't want to get another cable card just to set up the new Roamio.

I would like to transfer programs from my old unit to the new one. Can this be done before setup is complete? If I remember correctly from my Premier unit it forced me to set everything up including the cable card install before anything else could be done. That was a couple of years ago and this old man just can not remember

Thanks for you anticipated help

Tivo Premiere - OTA - No signal when coax shield is connected.

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:40
Hi All,

I'm trying to cut the cord and I'm having trouble with my OTA setup. I've got an EZ HD Antenna from Denny's Antenna Service and a Winegard LNA-200 Signal Amplifier. If I connect the center lead only of the coax cable to the antenna port on the back of the Tivo, everything is fine. As soon as the shield of the coax touches the Tivo's female F-connector, the signal drops out for all channels completely!
I had used these same cables when I had cable with no problems. Other TVs in the house have no problem getting OTA channels from this setup.
Any idea what's wrong?


Manage My Shows list

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:56
I do not see a way to distinguish unwatched from watched shows in “My Shows” list. What am I missing?

I had thought when a show appears in the list, it is in bold font & once you watched it, it is no longer in bold. This is not happening. This is a common way for email programs to manage read vs unread messages & it was the way my old Cox DVR worked.

Once you get many items in your My Shows list it can become unmanageable!
I need a way to mark items I have watched & wish to save. Can I create a folder & name it & move items into it? I doubt it. Can I flag or mark shows in some manner?

I know I can change the option to “save till I erase” & the circle will change to green but, it does this whether I have watched the show or not.



PublicAdda Is A Social Network As Well As Career Network

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:24
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They can also create fan page for their company and they can create a group also, by this they can explore the company services to many people.

Job Seeker:
In Job Seeker section, Job Seeker can able to apply the jobs, they can make other jobseeker and employer as a friend, they can chat with friends, and they can join in the fan pages and groups also. In job seeker he can chat with direct employer. They can get reference in any company as they have a chance to chat with employer.
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In Website Admin section, website admin can able to promote the site in publicadda. Website Admin can make friends and can chat with every one like job seeker, employer and normal user.
They can create fan page for their website and they can create group also, by this way they can promote their website and they will get good traffic.

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In normal user section, normal user can able to apply the jobs, and they can make friends, they can chat with friends and employer also. Normal user can tick the pages and they can join the groups.

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diagnose my tivo/tv problem?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:27
I have a tivo HD (7 years old last weekend according to tivo.com) hooked up to cable, a Samsung tv (probably 5 years old), and a WD external hard drive (also around 5 years old).

Recently the tv signal has been briefly disappearing-- usually the screen goes black briefly, and then comes back (with the input info. that usually shows up only when the tv is first turned on). We have been trying to figure out if the problem is with the cable signal, with the tivo, or with the tv (something similar seems to have been reported with some Samsung tvs but it's unclear how real/relevant that is).

In the last week or so it has gotten much worse-- to the point where it can be like watching a show in stop motion. However, we did not notice the problem using roku, so that, plus the fact that the tivo is the oldest component, and perhaps the most likely to fail from age, is making me wonder if these are symptoms of a failing hard drive.

Does anyone have experience/advice with this? I think our last tivo just up and died all at once, not slowly. Does the external hard drive change anything-- ISTR once they are married if one goes they both go?


New Mini owner

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:28
I jut got my mini today, and I'm currently using a Premiere 4 as the host (soon to be a Roamio). Both are running 20.4.5. How do I hide certain video providers on the mini, like Vudu and Amazon Prime? Normally I go through the Channels menu via the DVR, but no such luck with those aforementioned apps. I apologize if this has been addressed in another thread.

Forum jump weirdness

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:02
On iOS, when trying to use the Forum Jump drop down, it seems to auto select instead of letting me scroll/select the forum I want to navigate to. Happens really quick, basically as soon as you tap to drop down the list you begin to navigate to a random forum.

Seems to be a new issue. Have rebooted phone and still see the issue.

Tivo Roamio & Crackle Channel?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:20
I was hoping to consolidate into one box and leave my AppleTV out of the picture.

From Crackle's web site it says TiVo is supported, but I cannot find the same on TiVO's web site..

Does the Roamio have Crackle Channel?

bring tivo on vacation?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:16
I use my TiVo with Comcast. will it work at another house that gets Comcast (across state)?

$50 Off Roamio

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 17:21
Hello, existing customer here and just used code MMA for $50 off Roamio purchase.

What makes the TiVo Roamio better then tivo hd?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:55
I had a lot of problems with my TiVo hd. but it seems to be working fine on my tv antenna.

what improvements does TiVo Roamio have on the TiVo hd?


iPad Control of TiVo from remote network?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:06
Is it possible to schedule programming from my iPad 2 on my Roamio TiVo from a remote network?
I've downloaded the TiVo app but can't schedule programming from remote networks while out of town.
Is there a TiVo desktop Program for iPads like I used on my PC when on the road with my series 2 TiVo?

Interest Roamio / PyTivo bug?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:44
This is some sort of bug that I discovered with PyTivo and Roamio and I was curious if anyone else has experience it and if they know if its a bug in PyTivo or a Roamio issue:

If you start transfering a video using PyTivo and then that file gets interuppted (as in you cancel the transfer or maybe the server gets shut down before transferring is complete), you can never transfer that video again. If you then try and transfer the video again, you get the following error:

Your request could not be processed. Please try again. (Message #86)

I have rebooted the Roamio and I have rebooted the server hosting PyTivo and no change. The work around was to delete the associated metadate file for that video file and then it will transfer. I also renamed the file, but that does not appear to have fixed it. It looks like the metadata file needs to be deleted.

Anyone else experience this?

Factory renewed vs New Romeo

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:42
For a Romeo Plus
Everything calculated at 24 months of service

Factory renewed is $100 + (20/mo x 24 months) Total $580
New is $325 + (15/mo x 24) Total $682
-or- New is $325 + (150/Year x 2) Total $625

Lifetime is New $325 + $400 or $500 for lifetime. Total of $725 or $825

I am currently paying $15 for comcast's horrible X1 DVR

Of course I would love to get a new with lifetime but that is a lot of $$ to lay out for me right now. So here is the question. Since lifetime is out of the question any reason I should not get the Refurbished unit. They have the $50 repair cost if it ever breaks.

Thanx for your opinion.

Check those deactivate requests!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:10
I deactivated two Tivos when I moved out of an office (I have 3 more at home on another account).

8 months later I discovered they were still billing! I called to deactivate again.

20 days later, only one was deactivated. I had to request again to deactivate.

Moral: double-check your deactivations to see if they were done.