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Pacexg1 Dvr

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:24
Recently decided to replace my Tivo HD 2 channel recorder.
Found my best way to go was with my cable company Suddenlink.
Recieved a PACEXG1. Records 6 channels with all the TIVO software.
73 Hours HD or 620 Hours SD. My question, which TIVO Roamerio
is this compared with. Using my old one in the bedroom and can
transfer back and forth useing a wireless connection.

Drive won't Expand

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:18
Hello Everyone,

I need some help. I've spent hours looking through previous solutions on this forum and just haven't found an answer for my situation. I have a 1.5 TB that copies fine, no errors. Then when I go to expand I get the "Expand Did not finish successfully" error.

Equipment: TiVo Premiere 4

Background: My house was struck by lightning a few weeks ago, and fried all the HDMI ports in my house. I used the replacement program from TiVo to get a new box, and keep my discounted monthly rate. I then transfered all the shows from the old box to the new box via my network. Then took both drives out of the TiVo's, and copied the new drive to my previously expanded 1.5 TB drive out of the old unit. Copy worked fine, expand gives me the error. Both Hard drives work fine in the TiVo. Previous expansion with the same drive for the now bad TiVo was completed on the same computer/motherboard and hard drive, and I had no problems.

Troubleshooting: I've taken the following steps: Run a Full HD scan with WD's utility of my 1.5 tb drive and a full scan of the new TiVo's drive with SeaTools. Both come back with no errors. I tried re-starting the whole process with no luck. I've also done KS57 and KS58 on both drives, then tried to re expand and even re copy and re expand, still got the same symptoms. I also tried the hdparm method described in another thread but that says "HPA setting seems invalid"

fdisk gives me:

Disk /dev/sdb: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

hdparm -N /dev/sdb gives me:

max sectors = 18446744072344861488/2930277168(18446744072344861488?), HPA setting seems invalid

Newest software version sucks!

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:10
version 20.4.4a.xxxx was just updated on my Series 4 tivo. I use the standard menu screen and now when i go to "my shows" and want to scroll down the list using the channel down button to go from the top of the list to the bottom, when the next line of titles comes up it slowly lists one after the next till it lists all on that page and it takes like 5 seconds to do.

Previously you just hit the button, boom . boom. boom they were there now it takes 30 seconds to get theu 5 or 6 pages of programs. This totally sucks.:down::mad:

remote clash between Roamio OTA & Series 3

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:05
need some help guys. Tried the search but got confused

Have a Series 3 (HD) and upgraded to the Roamio OTA. Issue is the IR remote from the HD will also control the Roamio and I want to put both in the same entertainment center for the time being (need to copy stuff of the HD to a DVD recorder and every now and then there may be more than 4 things to record at once)

How can I set it up so the remote doesn't control both units (other than putting a piece of cardboard over the front of the Roamio)? :)

Comcast / Series 2 / HDMI cabling - My misunderstanding?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:10
I am upgrading a 15-year old home theater setup which consists of a Comcast set top box for basic cable, Series 2 Tivo, CD/DVD, 5.1 Yamaha A/V receiver, and a huge Panasonic 56" rear projection TV (which I am trying to give away).

As the first stage of this upgrade, I am trying to recable and configure two replacement components: a Vizio 60" HDTV (e600i-B3) and Yamaha A/V receiver (RX-V477), both of which recommend HDMI cabling.

While the TV works fine for video streaming from my home network, the receiver is not feeding the TV or its speakers with either the video or audio signal I was expecting from the Comcast decoder or Tivo DVR.

I am not sure why this is happening, but suspect my cabling may reflect my misunderstanding of what HDMI does. I was under the impression that the HDMI interface on the receiver would automatically handle all of the audio and video connections and switching required between the Yamaha receiver and the Vizio TV.

I connected a 3-conductor composite (video, audio L+R) cable from the Tivo S2 to the AV4 input on the Yamaha, thinking that the receiver's internal HDMI switching and video upscaling would handle any necessary signal conversion.

Is this overly simplistic and do I need to make additional connections? The Yamaha manual does not specifically address Tivo or Comcast components. Thanks for any help.

Chromecast no longer works?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:49
I have a Roamio Plus, and was please to see that I could use Chromecast to cast a video stream (via Youtube) from my phone to my TiVo. After the fall update, Chromecast no longer finds the TiVo any more. Does anyone else have this problem?

TiVo user interface language: English only?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:39
Is the TiVo user interface only available in English?

I can't find a setting on my TiVo to change it. And searching this forum didn't bring up any previous threads.

Are any other languages available on any of the TiVos?

Tivo service not found

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:26
The tivo can't find the service, but all network tests pass. Even tried inputting IP info instead of DHCP.

V53 Error Solved!!?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:14
I sometimes get that (V53) error on my premiere. After reading some threads that mentioned disabling tuners, I thought I would see if one of the other tuners would not display the message. But, when I switched to the other tuners a total of three of them were all tuned to the same channel (702) and each displayed the V53 error, though the picture and sound was fine. After changing the tuners to different channels I returned to the original tu er, still on 702, and The error message was gone!

So, to anyone who has issues with this error message, switch to each of your tuners and change each tuner to a different channel to see if that clears the V53 error message!

How do new provider apps get added? Who develops them?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:17
Who develops the provider apps? Tivo or the provider?

I have Time Warner Cable and the only drawback is that, without a TWC STB, I couldn't access their on demand content. Now they have PC, iOS, Android and Roku apps available so that we can watch the on demand content through TWC TV. I can watch easily enough on my Roku but I'd love to be able to keep most of my television watching on my Tivo when possible. Who would be in charge of developing a TWC TV app for the Tivo? Tivo or TWC?

- Byron

Favorite channels for more than one person?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:13
Can I have more than one set of favorites channels? My wife and I have very different tastes when it comes to our favorite channels. One list would not really work nearly as well as each of us being able to set up our own. Is that possible?

Also, do I need to setup a favorites list on my main Tivo and then do it again on each of my Minis, or does the list propagate down to the Minis?


- Byron

Amazing Race Season Premiere 9/26/14 "Go Big or Go Home"

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:07
UGH-those obnoxious dentists won the leg and got "The Save" - which is a pretty damn sweet prize!

Those last 3 teams were sooooooooooooo close - that really suuuuuuuuuuuucked....... :(:(

The realtors were all "Waah, waah, he pushed me out of the way..." Um, yeah, you pushed HIM out of the way and wrote your name on that sign-up board earlier so don't be all upset that karma bit you in the a$$!

I am on Team SweetScientists all the way! GIRL POWER! :up::up:

Looks like it will be a fun season.... :D

Amazon streaming bitrate

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:57
I just thought I'd post this here, as a Tivo qualifies to stream Amazon Instant Video. I am wondering what the typical video bitrates turn out to be, both for HD and SD streaming (as I see both are being used). I am interested in whatever anyone might know about the bitrate of the actual video, as well as the incoming transfer bitrate requirement. Does TWC internet service bandwidth-throttle Amazon like they do Youtube?


Roamio Pro with sound but no picture

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:43
:mad:Ok I have a Roamio Pro which I bought in June of this year. I was working on my sound system today. the speaker was disconnected from my amp so I was pulling form the bunch of wires. After I got done I tested to make sure every thing worked. I guess that the speaker pulled the HDMI cable that was connected to my tivo.The Comcast, Will, and dvr will work.
I get sound but no picture. I unplugged the Tivo and restarted it. When it restarts I get the tivo picture with the screen reading "will be just a few minutes more". When it get to where the tivo guy does his walking there is no picture but they are sound.
I have it connected to my tv in my bedroom with a component cable and the tivo works ok.
Would this the case of a damaged HDMI connector on the tivo.
I do have the extended warranty. Would any one know the cost of sending this back to Tivo and having it repaired. I do know they will send back ether a new or refurbished unit. :down:

Popping sound when releasing pause

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:38
Hi folks,

Recently got a roamio pro to add to the two Elites I already own. Fantastic box. the one and only problem......... when I have either live TV or a recording paused, when I come off pause, 9 times out of 10, there is a popping sound as the audio resumes.

I have searched for "popping" on the forum and have not seen this. The only way I can eliminate the problem is to switch to PCM audio, then of course, I no longer get the 5.1 audio stream to my preamp/processor.

To eliminate all possibilities that this could be something other than the roamio, i pulled the HDMI from one of the elites and plugged it into the roamio, and the popping is there.

Tivo support is absolutely no help. i called them three times to get different people because their explanations were crazy. One said my processor might need a new fuse (seriously?), one said that Tivo only guarantees to work when hooked to a TV, period.

Any thoughts would be a great help.



Protected content can now be downloaded/transferred?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:49
I have my Mac setup to use kmttg to auto download shows to my computer. When I looked at the folder today, I noticed something odd......suddenly movies and shows from premium channels were downloaded.

This is included movies like Dallas Buyers Club on HBO, and Saving Mr. Banks on Starz.

I also notice that via the iPad app, the Download option is available for these.

Is this a mistake after the latest software update? Is it something set by local cable co?


TiVo OTA question - access to ESPN, CNN, Comedy Central

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:47
I am considering cutting the cord and purchasing the Tivo OTA and I was wondering if there is a way to get CNN, ESPN and Comedy Central without having a cable subscription. In other words, is it possible to receive these channels on a TiVo OTA without having a cable subscription?

Is TiVo Desktop software still available?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:04
I want to upgrade a TiVo hard drive. I figure the easiest way to save it current recordings is to copy them to my desktop and then copy back (after the upgrade) with the TiVo Desktop software. Is this software still available? If so, where can I download it?

Convert Roamio Basic from CableCard to OTA?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:34
I currently have one Roamio Basic configured with CableCard and I'm thinking of swapping that one out with a Roamio Plus for the additional tuners. I currently have 3 Mini's hanging off of the Basic and starting to see more 'all tuners in use' messages than I'd like.

If I reconfigure the Basic to OTA-only from CableCard, will all of the currently recorded content still be accessible on that box, or will it be erased when I change the content source.

Just trying to define the cleanest way to make the transition if I decide to go ahead with this. I have an external drive on the box and understand the issues with that, just not sure if there is anything that removes content recorded via CableCard if the CableCard is de-activated.

Selling Samsung 40gig Tivo Legacy unit.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:53
Seems like this is exactly the same unit as my old Hughes, but with Samsung name on it. Selling it for $50 plus shipping. Includes RF antenna with lighted remote allowing you to change channels from another room. Works well but need access card for DirecTV. Photo available via email or text.