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Roamio HArd Drive Recommnedations

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:10
Can anyone recommend specific models of Hard Drives that I can pop into a New basic Roamio. I understand that it's a very simple plug and play replacement now.

TiVo Priority Update Page is LIVE for 20.4.1

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:31

Sign up now, who else is looking forward to a unified interface across the TiVo Mini and Roamio along with the Premiere's all sharing the same guide and menu systems?

Anyone know what is coming in this update?

Can I Limit Browse Results?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:11
I've had my Roamio for about two weeks and absolutely love it. I do have one question that I haven't found an answer to. In the menu that allows you to browse for movies, sports, shows, etc, is there a way to limit what shows up?

Specifically, can I somehow eliminate programs on Hulu, Amazon, MLB, etc from the results? I do not subscribe to those providers and it's a waste of time to click on them only to find out I can't watch it. I'd like to somehow limit the results to my cable channels and Netflix. Thanks for any suggestions.

Selling TiVo HD with Lifetime Service

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:51
I'm selling a TiVo HD with lifetime service, original drive, with remote.

Click here to see it on eBay.

Thanks for checking it out!

Cnet Downloads

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:55
My Cnet downloads have stopped. Is anyone else having this problem?

OK, I want to buy Roamio but have ?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:49
Hi, I have Verison Fios, and i'm sick and tired of the 2 tuner DVR, I need more tunners baby!!!

So I'm looking to 86 the Verizon dvr and get a Roamio. But wanted to check with the forum to see if there are any issue's/problems I will have to worry about?

My fios is MOCA, so from what I read, I just unhook the coax from my existing DVR and hook to the tivo and I'm gtg, but I do need to order Cable card from version first of course.

Any issues with using Netflix on the tivo?
I assume I would loose access to the on-demand content from verizon correct?

How is the Roamio working with you other people on version fios? any issues?

No issues using all six tuners on VZ fios?

btw I live in NJ if that matters...


Any help you all can give would help alot, want to make sure I'm doing the right thing before I spend the $$$ on a tivo.


Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:01

You are bidding on a TiVo Premier 4 in Excellent condition. I bought brand new direct from TiVo on August 18th 2012 with Lifetime service (Original packing slip included). I immediately upgraded the hard drive with a 2 TB WD20EURS WD AV-GP (316 HD Hrs. and same drive that comes in a Premier XL4). I'm including the original 500 GB (75 HD Hrs) hard drive for use as a spare or back-up.

This 4 Tuner TiVo has light use in my spare bedroom and stored unplugged in the winter months when I'm in Arizona on work assignment (So it only has 12 months of actual use). It has been in a climate controlled smoke free environment with only myself ever using it. The remote has never been used ( I used a universal remote so original still in package).

I will call TiVo to transfer the lifetime.

Here is a link for exactly how that works:


Up to 316 HD Hours or 2762 SD Hours.

Reason for selling: I have a 6-Tuner Roamio in my living room and a Mini for the spare bedroom, so I do not have a need need two TiVo's.

Please lower 48 states and PayPal only.

I'm sure you will be happy, it works flawless!

I will ship Double Boxed UPS Free! to You with tracking number.

Thanks for looking! and I'll be happy to answer any questions.

Howdens Kitchens Prices

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:48
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MLB TV app not showing up

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:15
I use SD menus on my TiVo Premiere Elite. When I go to the Video on Demand menu, there is no mlb.tv app there. I have xfinity on demand, hulu plus, Amazon, netflix, YouTube, and video podcasts. How do I get the mlb app to show up? I could see it when using the HD menus, but I had to switch back to SD for other reasons...

Recorded News in HD to YouTube.com

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:06
Hi All,

I recorded a news program‡ (Comcast HD channel 210 ABC).
I used TivoToGo Plus and I transferred the news recording to my PC.

I tried converting to H.264 but the .MP4 was 320 x 240 resolution. I tried Convert to MPEG-4 and got the same resolution. I was expecting a dialog or control to specify the resolution output.

Converting to iPad I did get 640x360, but I'd like to get at least 720x480.
Tech support suggested I reinstall the program :eek::confused: and they could not tell me what formats would yield high resolution final.

I was pointed to this useless KB http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/.../297/related/1 :down:
Which does not provide any information regarding conversion resolutions.

I'm guessing there is no way to change the settings, and I will have to try each one to find out what the final resolution will be.
That's what Tech Support suggested :( seriously:confused: .

I dl'd Handbrake. It kept telling me: You must first scan a source.

Is there a straight forward process to convert a .Tivo file to use in post production editing?

Thank you for any comments.

Adobe Creative Cloud - Premiere Pro CC
Tivo Premiere XL
TivoToGo Plus 2.8.3 (patched 3/26/2014)
‡ KGUN9 The Morning Blend 3/26/2014 11:00 -12:00 MST

Survivor Cagayan : "We Found Our Zombies" : OAD 3-26-2014

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:02
Quit? QUIT??? Because someone is mean to you and you're afraid you'll do something you regret? Bollocks. That was as lame a quit as Survivor has ever seen. Shame on Lindsey.

As for Alexis, I'm glad they ditched her instead of Jeremiah. That thing Tony did with the clue was clever, but evil, and doubly so having come from a cop. Then Tony doubles up on the stupid with his admission at camp and then the "Final Five!" taunting. That was not clever.

I am a bit confused why Alexis and Jeremiah were considered a danger to flip, but not Morgan.

Spoiler from the preview for next week:
Spoiler: I wish I hadn't watched that. They show too much in the previews. Anyway, merge time. Dang Lindsey probably accelerated that by a week.

TiVo Premiere Elite XL4 TCD758250 - LIFETIME SERVICE - Under Warranty 11/25/2015

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:57
Replaced by Roamio

TiVo Premiere Elite XL4 TCD758250 - LIFETIME SERVICE - Under Warranty 11/25/2015


Starting $299.99, Buy it now $499.99

Auction Ends 31 March 2014

Just sold two lifetime TiVo - how do I get them off my account?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:39
They are currently being shipped to their new owners. What if anything do I need to do to get these TiVo's off my account? I have the name and email addresses of both new owners.


TB Brighthouse is at it again

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:54
So for years I had a series 2 connected to a set top box in my bedroom and brighthouse DVR's in living room and kids bedrooms, at 20 bucks a pop. after too much wasted time doing that, I upgraded and bought 3 premieres and only had one set top box from BH and then got even smarter, bought my Roamio and two minis and returned the set top box.
As a result of getting the minis, took the cable cards and tuning adapters back to BH and was advised that as of May 6th 2014, they are moving 52 channels to SDV (switched digital video) and will need a box of theirs or one of their tuning adapters. I got rid of all the BH equipment on purpose and the only thing I have is their cable modem because it has 2 phone jacks. Now it seems as they are holding me hostage in the sense that if i want to view channels that I am paying for, i have to have their equipment in my house OR pay for useless service I cant receive.
The worst of it being my only other option is satelite or OTA programming.

I think its time for a class action lawsuit here

Roamio Plus (Master)
3 x Premiers (2 retired, 1 sons room)
2 Minis (living room and daughters room
Tivo series 3 HD (retired)
Tivo series 2 with PLS (retired)
CC: Cisco PK802
TA: Cisco STA1520
T.W. Brighthouse Tampabay

Clock Not Right

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:37
I have series 4 premiere. the clock is about 10 seconds ahead of true time, and shows are thus being cut. how can i change the clock?


Graph TV - iMDB Show Ratings Graphed

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:31
I saw this on wired.com. It's about Graph TV.

From Breaking Bad to Lost: The Quality of 13 Famous TV Shows, Charted Over Time

Or you can just go to their site and enter the name of a show.


I wish it was easier to figure out which episodes were the best on some of the shows with lots of episodes.

Roamio streaming and/or out-of-home viewing

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:10
I have a roamio plus, and have been playing around with streaming and downloading shows to my iphone and ipad. All working well. Wanted to watch shows on a larger screen so tried appletv, but it will not allow mirroring. So I am trying to find a way to connect my iphone/ipad to tv to watch shows on bigger screen when away from home. If I get an Apple digital AV adapter and HDMI cable, will that allow mirroring my shows from Tivo app on iphone to TV? Are there other devices/options that will allow me to do this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Help: Tivo Premier gets completely sluggish before having to reboot it

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:02
Gave my 2-year old Tivo Premier to my Mother.

She uses it for hours, every day, recording her favorite news and cooking shows.

Lately, over the past few months, there have been times when navigation has become more than just sluggish -- it comes to a complete crawl. Enter a remote command and the screen just hangs for seconds before executing it.

Each time I have had to unplug the Tivo and reboot it, where the navigation speed returns to normal.

....but what is causing this sluggishness?

The hard drive is not full. Recording capacity is under 20% despite the fact she records everything under the sun.

I can tell you that, as an old retired lady, she sits in front of that Tivo unit for 7-8 hours a day. That Tivo gets a lot of use.

Appreciate any suggestions as to what the problem can be and if others are experiencing it too.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:06
Anyone watch this? I'm not big on reality shows but being a Henson fanatic I really enjoyed this one. I felt so bad for Russ from the get go. I wouldn't be able to stand working with Tina for 5 minutes!

Full Volume Backup Via ESATA Port

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:02
Wish their was the ability to make a full backup and/or restore. Would be nice to not lose recording in the event of a disk event...