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New Minis, RF Remote Mode Not Working

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 20:08
I recently purchased and set up three of the new version Minis; two came directly from TiVo (already activated on my account) and the third came from Amazon (not activated). I can't get the remotes to work in RF mode for the two Minis that came directly from TiVo. All three Mini remotes will work in IR mode with all three Minis, and all three remotes will work in RF mode with the Mini that was purchased from Amazon, but none of the remotes will work in RF mode with the two Minis that were purchased directly from TiVo.

Has anyone else had an issue like this? Any suggestions other than return the Minis to TiVo and hope for better luck with the replacements?

Why doesn't TiVo pad suggestions?

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 17:08
I recently started letting my Tivo record suggestions. I was watching a BBT episode and it cut off just after the last segment started. I checked and it recorded a 30 minute slot for the show. Looking at other suggestions, they were all for exactly the time slot of the programs in the guide.

This may work for most movies, but as we all know, not necessarily for sitcoms.

Why don't the default recording options also cover suggestions?

Browse Upcoming Movies

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:43
I'd like a list of all upcoming movies to browse through for recording or rating.

On an older S2 TiVo I would abuse the search functionality by selecting the Movie category, entering a search of '0' and then browse through the entire list of upcoming movies.

On a new Roamio I haven't found a useful alternative. Certainly there is the Browse menu that lists movies, but there are many different categories that have be viewed one at a time and each usually only lists a few movies. Search has changed so I can't use it for browsing either.

android login always times out on first attempt?

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:25
I got the new app, I used it several times with no problems, but then it decided to start timing out with a "network problem" every single time I try to login. When it finally comes back and tells me to retry, pressing the signon button almost always works fairly quickly on the retry.

Is anyone else seeing this?

I guess I'll try reinstalling it from scratch one of these days, but I have no idea why it would suddenly develop this problem unless there is something wrong with the servers at the other end.

New Roamio TCD846500 $100

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:34
TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD846500)
Brand new sealed box.
I got a code from Amazon for my S3 unit for a discounted Roamio.
So I decided not to replace the S3 since it has lifetime. I now have a Roamio that you can save some money on and I make some money on. I will supply copy of receipt for any warranty purposes if needed.
Free shipping to contiguous US.

Roamio Plus not recording Suggestions after HD upgrade

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:26
Last week, I replaced the 1TB WD AV-GP in my Roamio Plus with a 3TB version of the same.. Prior to the upgrade, I backed up my OnePasses with kmttg..

For the upgrade, I removed the old drive, plugged in the 3TB and just let the Roamio Plus do its thing.. Re-paired CableCard, restored my OnePasses with kmttg, re-entered my settings and preferences manually. I then went about restoring my thumbs settings in a very basic way -- I took pictures of my thumbs screens prior to the upgrade, and then manually set them again by searching for those shows after the upgrade.

Its been a week since the upgrade, and so far the Tivo has not recorded any Suggestions. It is also not showing thumb-based content at the top when viewing the menu (rather generic shows are listed up there).

I've tried two things so far:
1) Just to be sure the thumbs weren't corrupted, I went to Restart/Reset, and chose to clear Thumbs
2) I also turned Tivo Suggestions OFF, performed a reboot, turned them back ON, and rebooted again.

Neither of these has led to Suggestions recording. Anybody know what else I can try?

Thanks,
Rick

Premiere to Tivo HD Transfers not working since SW Update

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:08
** Nevermind... router reboot fixed. Mods can delete*

Customizable TiVo "Sports Center"

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:31
With all the talk about difficulties in finding and scheduling sports programs with OnePass I have started to think maybe TiVo is missing a huge opportunity to cater to that HUGE market.

They should develop a "Sports Center", similar to their collections that would allow users to select a sport, select a team, see the schedule (more than just 2 week guide data) and record the "collection".

From this portal they could even provide team stats / player info especially via second screen iOS / android TiVo app (although this probably exceeds tivo's design strategy)

Do this right and TiVo could see some serious press as wall as bringing huge customer value.

Note: I don't watch sports very often, but even I see the value in catering to this rabid market!

Any dvr that offers a webcast scheduler and lets you watch live webcasts?

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:03
I'm moving on...It's kind of funny to ask for a feature built into several apps on our phones and tablets. But do any of the dvr's out there have a webcast scheduler or podcast scheduler? Do any allow you to watch live broadcasts and record live broadcasts?

Thanks everyone! I hope Tivo will listen to us.

Roamio Basic Dead < 3 months!

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:58
This Roamio went on line 22Dec14.

Pressed the TiVo Central button to wake it up and nothing...
Disconnected the power supply from Roamio. Wait a couple of minutes and reconnect power supply; nothing.
No lights no noise. It does not power up.

Call TiVo support.
The agent says not to use standby it can cause problems.
I question that... but what ever.

TiVo offered to exchange the dead unit for $49 plus local tax.

Not happy...

Stream Overheating

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:02
Did a search but did not find anything on the Stream unit overheating. Has anyone had problems with the unit overheating? I moved it to different locations and rebooted but each time in about 3 or 4 minutes would received the error unit has overheated.

This Old House

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 09:47
I love this show, but it is always the biggest PITA trying to record it, or watch it online. On my local PBS channel TOH was always getting moved around on Saturday mornings and it almost always gets bumped during PBS membership drives for those Suzi Orman specials or some "Doctor" pitching the secret to long life. Then when I had a DVR, the guide data never seemed to differentiate between old and new episodes.

I recently ditched satellite so I found that the PBS Roku App had TOH episodes, but they haven't posted a new episode in about a month. Is it still on?

The Saturday morning lineup for my local PBS channel is becoming more and more dominated by woodworking shows where it is usually some guy spending a half hour fabricating a special table saw jig, that is being used to cut a piece of wood in some weird way that will be used to make another jig, so that they can give some shaker style chest of drawers some special beveled edge.

Grimm "Double Date" 3/27/2015

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 09:19
Did anyone else's episode of Grimm contain an audio play by play in a woman's voice? It was like closed captioning but only described character descriptions and action, not dialogue. I assume it was for the vision impaired. I thought I had accidentally chosen some obscure option on the tv or tivo but this episode of Grimm was the only show this happened on.

For Sale 2 series 3 HD with Lifetime & 1TB drives

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:26
We recently got a Roamio and a Mini and are selling 2 series 3 model TCD652160 Tivos. Both have lifetime service with 1TB drives. Both come with the original drive images burned to a CD. One of them also comes with the original HD & a brand new remote control. The other comes with 2 remote controls, one is a Glo back lit remote. The Glo remote has been dropped a few times and is missing part of the red IR lens cover. These come from a no children, smoke free home. Both units were well taken care for, including cleaning out the inside and fan on an annual basis. Free ground shipping to the 48 continental states is included. The units can also be picked up in the Western New York area. Price $150.00 each. Please PM with any questions.

Thank you for looking.

Apparent Problem with OnePass and Recording Sports

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 06:38
Hi Everyone,

With the baseball season coming up, and with "OnePass" being new since the last season ended, I am trying to set up a OnePass for some MLB games. Here's what I would really welcome some help with.

My team broadcasts its games on two different channels. And I would like games that my team plays in to occupy the #1 slot on my list of OnePass priorities.

Unlike Season Pass, OnePass seems to offer me two choices, neither of which really fits.

Choice One is to record ALL MLB games on every channel. I don't want to do that because I'm not interested in games where my team isn't playing, and (since I am prioritizing the recording) I don't want games played by other teams "bumping" other programming I would like to record.

Choice Two is to select a OnePass for only one channel. But of course the problem there is that the team plays on two different channels.

With the old Season Pass I created two parallel season passes, one for each channel my team can be seen on, and the problem was solved.

OnePass doesn't appear to offer me any in-between option. I either record ALL channels or one of them.

Is there something I'm not aware of, something I'm not doing, a "workaround" on this?

This "either one or all" issue would appear to be a potential problem with recording other live sports as well.

Thanks!

Setting a OnePass for MLB Games on Several (But Not All) Channels

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 06:34
Hi Everyone,

With the baseball season coming up, and with "OnePass" being new since the last season ended, I am trying to set up a OnePass for some MLB games. Here's what I would really welcome some help with.

My team broadcasts its games on two different channels. And I would like games that my team plays in to occupy the #1 slot on my list of OnePass priorities.

Unlike Season Pass, OnePass seems to offer me two choices, neither of which really fits.

Choice One is to record ALL MLB games on every channel. I don't want to do that because I'm not interested in games where my team isn't playing, and (since I am prioritizing the recording) I don't want games played by other teams "bumping" other programming I would like to record.

Choice Two is to select a OnePass for only one channel. But of course the problem there is that the team plays on two different channels.

With the old Season Pass I created two parallel season passes, one for each channel my team can be seen on, and the problem was solved.

OnePass doesn't appear to offer me any in-between option. I either record ALL channels or one of them.

Is there something I'm not aware of, something I'm not doing, a "workaround" on this?

Thanks!

Pioneer-Elite-Tivo-Series-2-DVR with basic lifetime

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 19:17
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-Elit...item4192f574b8

I was thinking that all Pioneer DVD TiVos had at least basic lifetime, but I called TiVo about the TiVo on eBay listed above, and the agent said it didn't have basic or full lifetime service.

Does anyone have a Pioneer DVD TiVo that doesn't have basic lifetime service?

Can Roamio find my movies purchased from Google?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:56
Hi

I have about 12 movies I've purchased from Google. They show up in my youtube (they are buried under purchased).

Is there anyway for Roamio to find them? I can manually go there but there's enough there that I don't always remember what's there.

Thanks
Mike

History problem

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:20
When set to show all, my History list (under Manage Recordings & OnePass) is cluttered with WishList shows that haven't recorded because those particular WishLists are not set on auto-record. The History also shows OnePass shows that haven't recorded because they're on a different channel from the one specified in the OnePass.

Is there a way to prevent this? Or is this a bug?

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