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Help with Mini Problem

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 22:05
Sorry for the long read, but please need some help trying to work out a problem with one mini. I have 3 minis connected by moca to a roamio plus, using the roaimo as the moca bridge. Everything works great (at least not this type of problem, cause I would hear about it) on the other minis

Sometimes when I turn on my bedroom mini from standby, I get a black screen. The guide bar comes up with correct data and it even lets me rewind (not sure the tivo term where it records the channel if its not on), and I can watch the channel with video and sound up until the point of when I turned on the mini, then all goes black.

With black screen I can go to tivo central but when I press live tv again its black screen again. If I channel up, I am faced with a blue spinning circle and the mini becomes unresponsive to the remote.

Only way to resolve once I get the blue spinning circle, is to hard reset the mini and once its rebooted a channel will come in and all is well till next it flukes out.

It doesn't happen every time, I estimate about 70% of time.

I chatted with tivo tech support about problem, and basically stonewalled me when he asked if I used 2ghz splitters and I replied I just use 1ghz, he automatically said that was my problem. When questioned further he just kept saying "We need to get you in a supported setup"

So if anyone can help me please reply, from all the reading I did in prepping to setup moca, Ive read 1ghz splitters is all that I would need and for it to affect 1 mini out of 3. My next step is to switch around a mini and see if the problem follows. Thanks in advance

Roamio and Amazon instant video

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 21:01
So, I just realized today that my roamio can play Amazon instant movies, etc. :o

I'm a prime member but when I entered my info into the roamios Amazon app a lot of the titles say Rent from 4.99, Buy from 14.99 .

I thought Amazon movies and TV shows were free??

Battlebots is back!

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 19:55
Surprised it is ABC, I hope they don't blow it -

Missing Groups option on My Shows Sort

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 19:43
It appears the latest update has deleted the Groups On or Off option of listing recordings. Groups are now on and you can only sort By group last record date or group name. I can not sort by individual recording date. Any one elst have this problem or am I missing something?

Has TiVo ever considered merging boxes on the software level?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:40
The way I envision it is an option that pops up when you have two or more TiVos on the same network. Basically it would ask if you wanted to merge the TiVo with any others and then they would function as one box. One onepass manager, one list. The TiVo would intelligently assign the recording to either box on its own to avoid conflicts and best manage HD space. For instance, if I have 4 TB in my Roamio and 320 GB in my Premiere, so it would intelligently record everything to the Roamio unless it had a conflict and then it would send it to the Premiere. Maybe it would do something simpler like just assign each recording to the HD with a higher percentage of its space remaining. That would be for TiVo to decide. Either way, it wouldn't matter because the boxes would share the same list.

I don't think this would have any copy or DRM problems. All it would be doing is fancying up the streaming feature that already works for the box. This way the dedicated TiVo customer could add tuners and HD space by buying more hardware. How great would it be if two six tuner Roamios could function as one twelve tuner system with 6 GBs of space? Seems like a win/win to me.

Youtube App

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:27
I have a Tivo Roamio and I have issues casting youtube videos from my Android or Ipad, I tried searching in Google and could not find a solution. The app works if I open and search for videos but casting does not work.

I also updated to the latest software with one pass on it. It still does not work, Can some one please help me with this.


Arrow: Uprising (OAD 2/4/15)

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:07
Man, this show is heading up that ramp to jump the shark. Brick is an arrogant SOB that can take a bullet to the face last week, but is now hurt by brass knuckles and is cowed by Malcolm Merlyn. And Ollie goes from hobbling along, traveling before his "Doctor" advises him to, and then zip lines away from the crowd. The only good thing about this episode was Felicity ripping into him.

And for the comic geeks: is Cyn (sp?) a character in the comics? And how did she know that wasn't Sarah?

Really basic question about streaming to TiVos

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 16:05
I apologize in advance for asking a question that's undoubtedly been asked before. But two days of experimenting and reading about pyTiVo and SteamBaby, etc., have left me cross-eyed......

The gist: I want to be able to watch videos stored on my home network without having to download them to the TiVo box.

I currently have a Roamio Pro, a Premiere XL, and a couple older boxes just used for storage. I also have a server (Windows Server 2013) on my network with lots of available storage space. I really want to move some of the Tivo recordings to the server, then be able to access and watch them on the Tivos without having to transfer them back to the box.

I've had Tivo Desktop since before they started charging for it, so it's the unpaid version. Using that as the server, I can readily access the videos on my PC, but I have to transfer them to the Tivo before I can watch them. (All my efforts just on the desktop PC so far....waiting to find a workable streaming setup before putting it on the Windows Server.) This seems kind of pointless, since part of the objective is to clear space on the TiVo boxes.

Am I doing something wrong with TiVo Desktop, or does it always require content to be transferred back to the boxes for viewing? If it does, is there another (relatively easy) solution that allows watching network-stored video without download/transfer?

Any help greatly appreciated. :)

Custom RSS feeds

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:30
I have tried to use the custom RSS feeds feature that is near the bottom of the "Web Vidoes" webpage.

I inserted the RSS feed location and get the message that "Your RSS feed has successfully been sent to your DVR," but it is not showing up on my TiVo.

I *can* get the podcast (the Swiss evening news) in iTunes and upload it to TiVo with TiVo Desktop, but would like to automate the process.

Is there a problem with this feature, or am I making a mistake?


Verizon sells three-state territory, including 1.6 million FiOS users

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:44

Being a Texas Verizon FIOS customer this bothers me quite a bit. We lover our FIOS and I have never heard anything good about Frontier. Texas is a big state, hopefully, my area isn't included in this sale!

Quote: Verizon is selling off a big chunk of its wireline customer base, and it's not just the old copper wires that are being separated from the mothership. In a $10.54 billion sale announced today, Frontier will take over a three-state territory covering millions of Verizon customers.

"The operations Frontier will acquire consist of all of Verizon’s local wireline operating territories in California, Florida and Texas," Verizon's announcement said. "At the end of fourth-quarter 2014, these operations served approximately 3.7 million voice connections; approximately 2.2 million high-speed data customers, including approximately 1.6 million FiOS Internet customers; and approximately 1.2 million FiOS Video customers."

"The transaction includes Verizon’s FiOS Internet and Video customers, switched and special access lines, as well as its high-speed Internet service and long-distance voice accounts in these three states. Frontier will continue to provide video services in these states after the completion of the transaction," Verizon said.

The FiOS fiber-to-the-home service is a lot more desirable financially than Verizon's old copper telephone and DSL network, and not as heavily regulated. But selling both makes the deal more attractive to Frontier. With a smaller territory, Verizon will focus its wireline operations on the East Coast and rely more on its lucrative nationwide cellular business.

The companies are trying to complete the transaction in the first half of 2016. How many wireline customers will Verizon have left after the sale?

"As of the end of fourth-quarter 2014, the consumer and mass business wireline operations that Verizon is retaining provided service in nine states and the District of Columbia and had approximately 16.1 million wireline voice connections; 7.0 million high-speed data customers, including approximately 5.1 million FiOS Internet customers; and 4.5 million FiOS Video customers," Verizon said. "The states in Verizon’s contiguous consumer wireline footprint are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington, DC."

11,000 Verizon employees will transfer to Frontier if the transaction is approved.

Verizon dramatically slowed down its fiber builds in recent years, leaving many copper customers without the ability to upgrade. We've asked Frontier if it plans to convert any Verizon copper customers to fiber but haven't heard back yet. (UPDATE: A Frontier spokesperson said, "it’s still too early to make any of those decisions. More to follow over the next year and a half.")

"These properties align with Frontier’s disciplined strategic focus and enhance our footprint with rich fiber-based assets," Frontier CEO Maggie Wilderotter said in the announcement.

Frontier already has "four FiOS markets today from our 2010 transaction with Verizon, and a high level of familiarity with the systems underlying these properties," the company said in its own announcement.

Frontier recently paid $2 billion to buy AT&T's wireline operations in Connecticut, but customers were not happy after the transition left many without service.

Separately, Verizon struck a deal to sell and lease cellular towers to American Tower Corporation. American Tower will lease 11,300 towers from Verizon and buy 165 outright, "for a total upfront payment of approximately $5 billion," Verizon said. This transaction should close earlier than the Frontier one, by mid-2015.

Verizon lost $2.23 billion in its most recent quarter and committed to spend $10.4 billion in an auction of wireless airwaves last month. Besides the wireline and cell tower sales, Verizon has one more transaction designed to please investors.

"Verizon is returning a significant amount of capital to its shareholders through a $5 billion accelerated share-repurchase program entered into today," the company said.

how does tivo.com ship there tivos and do they ship fast?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:35
If I order a TiVo from TiVo.com how is it shipped and is it shipped within a day or 2? should I just buy it from amazon?

Can I use Vuze on Roamio?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:52

I apologize if this has been answered. I viewed multiple threads on multiple forums and cannot find a solid answer.

I currently transfer torrents to my older TiVo using Vuze.

Can I do the same with TiVo Roamio?

Thank you for your time.

Improve direct channel selection from number pad.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:41
Currently, if you enter a channel number that is not in your "My Channels" list, you end up on a blank screen with a no channel found message. This should be revised so the entry takes you to the nearest ACTIVE channel. This would particularly benefit over-the-air viewers. Instead of having to enter 2-1 for digital channel 2, you could simply enter "2" and it would take you to 2-1 - the nearest active channel. It would also mean that if your active channels are 2-1, 4-1, and 11-1, if you accidentally hit "9", you would end up on 11-1 - instead of getting a blank screen. There may be some reason someone would not want this behavior (although I can't imagine why), so there could be a setting under "Channels" that would allow you to turn it off and revert to the current behavior.

Can't find "Dalziel and Pascoe" in Search

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:26
I would like to set up a OnePass on my Roamio Plus for the detective show "Dalziel and Pascoe," but it doesn't show up at all in Search (!).

Why wouldn't Search know about this fairly well known (at one time) series?

Is there any other way that I can use to set up a OnePass for this series, which is currently not being broadcast on any of my channels?


The Americans | "Baggage" | 2015-02-04 S3E02

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 07:46
The appropriately named "Baggage"

Who else cringed at the bone cracking to stuff her in the suitcase. :eek:

Help Please with issue

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:59
I have a series 3 Tivo that started freezing, stuttering and rebooting. I had a 500GB HDD that had some recordings on it that I wanted to keep. I used WinMFS to copy to a 1TB drive. When it was completed the program asked if I would like to expand. I chose yes and I got a message that unable to extend. Not enough partitions. Is there anything that I can do to totally utilize the 1 TB drive space?? I don't want to lose the recordings on the old drive that was dying.

Any help would be appreciated.

The Big Bang Theory [02/05/2015] - "The Troll Manifestation"

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:32
And the troll was --SPOILER-- Stephen Hawking. :) That was a fun twist.
Sheldon: Professor Hawking?
Professor Hawking: Oh, brother, you should see the look on your faces.
Leonard: You really didn't like our paper?
Professor Hawking: I like your paper very much. The premise is intriguing.
Sheldon: Then why are you attacking us?
Professor Hawking: If you were sitting in a chair for 40 years, you'd get bored, too. Anyway, got to go. I promised to help the neighbor kid with his math homework. Ciao.

Roamio OTA + WD30EURS = Stuck on "Starting Up"

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:28
Brand new Roamio OTA, completed Guided Setup with software update with the stock drive, replaced it with a 3TB WD30EURS and now the unit never gets beyond "Welcome, Starting Up".

By any chance, could it take more than an hour to prepare the drive? Or do I just have a bad drive? (BTW, I don't have any means of directly connecting the disk to a PC to do any verification, erasing, or formatting.)


-- David

Allegiance 2/6/2015 (S01E01) "Pilot"

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:42

I love it. Especially how they didn't drag out the Alex being recruited by his parents, but instead turned the tables on them by Alex learning about them during his investigation -- a whole lot faster than anyone expected.

Fioptics customers.... Whats all needed?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:03
i saw a post about cincinnati fioptics.. but do i need just an M card.. or a tuning adapter as well?

anyone done this.. i guess fioptics works with tivo according to some.. curious what i need to make ti quick and painless.