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Horrible Pixelation with Verizon Fios since early July 2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:03
So I live in massachusetts and have already placed 1 call to Fios where they told me that they see the problem and are fixing it...They then contacted me and said it was fixed..and it barely was. Still RS corrected but very few uncorrected....Now we are into the uncountable errors and multiple channels won't even tune in the 600's (HD) and even the basic HD is a mess...

Anyone else with fios Massachusetts having this issue lately?
I am going to call tomorrow...

Please help get Netflix updated for HD

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:00
I have two Tivo HD units in my house that work great, but there is a problem when watching Netflix. You do not get the Who's Watching request when you start it up. This feature allows family members to each have their own favorite shows saved. Without this everyone's favorites have to go into the queue of the main account holder, me.

Tivo support told me that the only way the Netflix app would be updated is if it were requested by enough people. They had me fill out a form at:


(If you don't want to use a link from a forum you could just google "suggest a TiVo feature" and the top link will get you there as well after going through their old research page.)

So, if any of you have a couple minutes, please help out us Tivo HD owners and fill out that suggestion page to have the Tivo HD units get an updated Netflix app to give access to the Who's Watching feature. Even if you don't have one yourself, the request could help all of us that do!

"ABC World News" new SP needed starting Sept 2

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:36
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer is changing to ABC World News With David Muir effective Tuesday, September 7. You may need to update your Season passes, especially if you are using an older model TiVo or a non-TiVo DVR.

Search results not filtering unselected channels

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:51
After the latest update, my search results from a wishlist search show EVERY channel that show is on...even channels that I have unselected in my channel list. I only select HD channels in my channel list. So if I search for a show that is on CBS, the results show channel 10, 58, 170 and 1010. This in itself isn't so bad, but when I search for something a little more general like "NASCAR Racing", Instead of having to select from 2 or 3 channels to find what I want, I may have 4 or 5 times as many to sort through to find what I want. This did NOT happen until the latest update. Before the update, the results were far more concise and didn't take nearly as long to sort through. I called TiVo and was told that "people wanted to see everything...even results for channels that aren't selected in the channel list". NOT ME! Interestingly enough, if I make that same search through the "search by title" instead of through a "wishlist" search, it only displays the channels I have selected in my Channel list.

Has anyone else seen this? I remember a trick about making all of your channels a "favorite" and filtering results to only show 'favorite' channels, but either that is no longer and option or I don't remember how to do it...

How long before Xfinity on Demand app appears on new Roamio?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:23
I've had a Roamio Plus with a Mini for about a year. That Roamio Plus#1 got XOD one morning several months ago and so did the Mini.

I just bought a new Roamio plus and moved the Mini to Roamio#2 as the host. There is no XOD app showing on either the Roamio#2 and it has disappeared from the Mini. Any idea how long before the XOD shows up? Everything else is working perfectly

Edited to add: Nevermind. Found out elsewhere that it takes 24 to 72 hours. Maybe this will help someone else

Log for why tivo reboots

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:45
Good Evening All,

I have been a proud Tivo owner many years and I enjoy them a lot. The one I wish I had was a way to find out why my Tivo rebooted. Was it an update or is there an issue like a failng HD or Power Supply. I have had a few HD failures along the way and lost 100s of hours of programs.

Is there a way to find out why a tivo rebooted.

Thank you,

Mini can't find a tuner?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:43
I've got 2 Tivo Premier XL 4 units with the latest update, along with 2 Tivo Mini's with the latest update.

I believe they have the dynamic tuner allocation now.

Last night was the first time I've run into this.

Mini-1 -> Tivo Living Room
Mini-2 -> tivo Bedroom

Tivo Living room was recording 3 shows, so it should have a free tuner, yes?
When to Mini-1 clicked Live TV, and it gave me an error stating there were no free tuners and did I want to watch a recording


I could've sworn that somewhere in the Tivo Premiere there used to be a setting for how many tuners could be reserved or something, but maybe that went away with the dynamic tuning allocation because I couldn't find it.

Further, the Mini-2 is in the basement and is rarely used, so I can't imagine it would grab a tuner (hasn't been used in WEEKS) for that long and even if it did, it should've grabbed the other Tuner.

Is there a way to tell which tuners are used for what from the main Tivo?

display channel number on screen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:24
I have a series 4 Premier TIVO.
I would like to have the channel display on the screen at all times when watching live TV.
Is this possible?

Sold my S3 OLED / S3 HD today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:15
Well, after months of procrastination, I finally put my two old S3 TiVo's on craigslist yesterday for $200 each (Separate adds) and I guy called me this morning wanting to buy both of them. We met at a local restaurant and the deal is done.

It really goes to the value of the lifetime service that I can still get $200 for a two generation old product.

I am pretty happy at this point - I always keep the boxes and all the packing materials, helps present a product that has been well maintained.

Channels all gone black

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:43
All of them. I use TWC. I have done a hard reset, did the guided setup again, soft reboot, nothing is working. There is no outage in my area that I can tell.

My tuning adapter is plugged in and seems to be working but my Tivo doesn't show it as being connected. I've tried to reset it and the channels won't come back. I'm wondering if I should exchange it for a different adapter.

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Not getting channels on guide from 550 - 600's

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:22
Have a new Tivo Roamio and I can see the channels 550 - 690 if I go to one but the Guide does not show anything for those channels so I am unable to move my Season Passes over from my old box and I can't recorded any programs on those stations in advance.

I am using a cable card from Verizon.

Amazing Race 25 Cast Announced - Series Starts 9/26/2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:18
Remember that it will be on Friday nights this season, starting in just four weeks...


Big Brother - 8/28/14- Eviction Night

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:44
No surprise to see Donny go.
I loved the look on Frankie's face once Julie denied his "apple pie" request. Not that I really blame Frankie for not going along with Donny's idea, it's just that the "play" was a terrible idea.

And I kinda hate when they do endurance comps because we have to wait so long to find out the winners. :( Not that big of a deal though.

But seeing Donny get so upset at the end was very sad. I feel bad for him. Looks like he really felt like an outcast while in the house. :(

Now it's just about time for the Detonators to detonate!

CableCard in Premiere on Grande ?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:54
(Admins - I'm aware there is an Official Grande Communications Cable Card Thread under the Series 3 Forum. It's not very active; maybe here is a better place ?)

I have Grande Communications analog cable in Austin and own a Tivo Premiere. Last weekend, I picked up a Cablecard from Grande. I installed it and went through the setup over the phone, trying several times.

The card shows "Authorization Received" (Host ID Screen), but remains "Not Staged" (CA Screen), showing only basic cable channels. We had THREE helpful, friendy service visits this week. The techs brought several other cards, but the situation remains the same.

One of the techs suspected my video splitter board and bypassed it, raising the signal strength, but that did make the card work. We have 73/74% signal strength, 34 dB SNR.

During several support calls before the service visits, the phone support people asked for the Card's Data ID, but the Host ID screen does not show one. One of the phone reps kept calling the card a "Motorola Card" while the card itself and the Menus indicate it's a Cisco card. One of the phone reps told me I had two cards, while I did actually have only one. These two details have me suspecting that maybe the setup process on Grande's side expects a different type of Card.

The visiting techs were friendly and on time, but did not seem particularly familiar with cable cards.

If anyone has gotten a Grandecom Cablecard to work with a Tivo Premiere recently, I'd love to hear about the experience. Any secret steps to take, secret numbers to call ?

Thank you.

7 Deadly Sins (Morgan Spurlock)

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
7 Deadly Sins is another new documentary style series from film maker and tv personality Morgan Spurlock, this time on Showtime on Thursday evenings. Each 30 minute episode has three or so segments focusing on various people who are indulging in some way in one of seven deadly sins from Christian theology-gluttony, sloth, greed, lust, envy, pride, wrath.

This series has a different style from most of Spurlock's other shows, looking more like shot-on-film vignettes featuring real people acting out their bad impulses than a reality style video documentary. Spurlock narrates the segment intros while the real people involved in these negative activities speak for themselves on camera.

For example in the Wrath episode, they feature a women who has a web site who names and shames "home wreckers" or women who sleep with married men; there's a segment on a 'fight club' at a motorcycle club house in Oakland, California where men and women box in a ring to get their aggression out; and a segment on a manufacturer of a special type of firearm ammunition which splits up into fragments as it is fired to cause maximum damage to the target. I think it's pretty interesting for a short series.

What is your favorite running joke in a tv show?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:15
What is your favorite running joke in a tv show?

Mini stuck in guided setup after loss of DVR

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:35
Like many others here the past year our Mini has worked acceptably (I say so because at least once a week it crashes and requires a reboot). A few days back the Mini decided that it couldn't contact the DVR or internet.

NO changes were made to our home network, no power outages, no additional network devices, nothing.

Internet- bogus message as the unit had no problems connecting to the Tivo service.

Two days ago it was possible to manually go into the menus and select the Roamio DVR. Yesterday the Mini again claimed it lost the DVR. This time however the Roamio is listed but with a red circle.

The entire network chain of hardware has been reset. The Roamio has been restarted and connected to the Tivo service. The Mini was reset/powered off and on. At the advice of posts here I restarted guided setup on the Mini.

Now the Mini is stuck in guided setup loop, refusing to proceed or quit due to its inability to see a DVR. The network is live and working as I can see the Mini. There are no problems on the network for the rest of the house.

What course of action is recommended aside from putting the Mini in the bay and discontinuing my Tivo subscription?

What if ... the Mini had a Blu-Ray player?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:59
(My apologies if this topic has come up before ...)

Is it just me, or does the concept of the TiVo Mini almost beg for the inclusion of a Blu-Ray player? The Mini already has a great footprint when compared to main TiVo units and other A/V equipment. If someone was considering a Mini for additional TVs in the home, having a Blu-Ray capability built into the Mini would make it the perfect companion. I'd assume that most of the processing hardware is already in place, and there would only be a need for an inch or two of additional height for the drive itself. There would almost be no need for any other components other than the TV and whatever surround audio solution is put in the room.

Just curious ...

-SUO, can't speak on the "execution" of the Mini in its current form

N13 Error code

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:29
Most of the N13 codes on this forum are many years old.

I'm getting this error when trying to update guide info.

Software ver: 11.0m-01-2-652

This Tivo is connected to local lan which has another Series 3 tivo on it. Problem-Tivo can connect to Working-Tivo and even transfer shows. Roku on same network works no problem. Working-Tivo works fine, connects to Tivo service and has updated guide.

Based on this, I'm assuming that my router is setup ok since the Working-Tivo connects just fine. I'm assuming that I can ignore the tivo.com support suggestion of "waiting a few minutes and try connecting again."

Any thoughts on how I might fix this, or find a work around to get the Problem-Tivo box's guide updated?