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Stream over cellular with iOS 8 and H.265

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:40
I've read that iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 models support FaceTime over cellular via H.265. H.265 is supposed to have equal video quality to H.264 at half the bit rate.

I wonder if TiVo can implement H.265 and then allow out-of-home streaming over cellular?

Considering Buying TiVo Roamio Pro

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:27
I'm considering buying the new TiVo Roamio Pro. I live in Arizona and we have Cox Communications for cable. I just noticed that the DVR that I have with them, is starting to delete recordings after a couple of days and I'm not sure why. I can't seem to find a setting to stop this from doing it automatically. This has never happened before, as I was able to keep things for up to two months or more without messing with a setting.

So this brings me to the new TiVo, I'm wondering if the cable card that goes into the DVR will cause pixelations? I keep hearing this from a friend of mine that works for verizon. Can anyone shed light on this before I make this big purchase. :)

TiVo Ultra HD Box News

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:17
Saw this in one of the other TiVo forums, but here's more info.

From Multichannel News


Z Nation - S01E01 - OAD 9/12/14 - "Puppies and Kittens" - *spoilers*

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:41
Oh, my. It's like The Walking Dead, if The Walking Dead were written by an 11 year old. An 11 year old poor writer.

Is it supposed to be camp? It feels like it took itself too seriously for camp, but then there were some scenes that surely weren't meant to be taken seriously.

Premiere won't record after drive upgrade

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:39
My original Premiere drive died (stuck in reboot loop). Thanks to ggieseke I was able to get another image and restored that image (with DvrBARS) to a new WD 1TB drive, expanded and supersized that drive (with jfms).

Popped it back into the Tivo - it booted, ran through guided setup. Strangely my cable card seemed to still be paired (meaning I can get channels). I can login and stream Netflix. It downloaded whatever updates it needed. All seems to be working normally.

Of course until I go to record. Nothing records. Not immediately with record button, not manual, not scheduled via guide. Kinda defeats the purpose of a DVR!! I've rebooted it and checked what settings I know and all seem correct.

The shows which are scheduled (and the time to start has passed) just show in the To Do list like they are still waiting to kick off and record.

I read in a very old thread that one could do a Clear and Delete Everything to fix this, but then I'll lose the cable card pairing and have to deal w/ Cox.

Any other ideas, or is the CD&E the option which will work?


Full screen photos

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:52
Is there any hidden trick to make the photo slideshows built-in to a Roamio to be full screen? The options don't list anything like that, and the images I'm displaying are 1920x1080, but it always displays them with a black border on all sides instead of using all the screen.

Season Pass to Record a Daily Show Only One Day a Week?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:32
Title asks it all in a general way. I like to watch the noon news daily. However, one day a week (Friday), I participate in a group that meets over lunch, and get home a hour after the news ends.

I could set up an individual recording each week, or I could set up a season pass that would record five days a week and dump four of them. Is there a way to record just one day a week of a show that runs five days a week? If so, tell me like I'm an idiot because I sure can't figure it out.

Why Am I Getting Commercials on Youtube??

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:02
Why Am I Getting Commercials on the Youtube app??

These just started after the latest software update (20.4.4).


TiVo website has OOH Streaming instructions.. for iOS *and* Android.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:22

It says we need Tivo app 2.0 or higher.. Of course I am at version P1.9.2...

Where can I get this 2.x app? ;)

Bring it on!

Help finding Tivo IR "eyes"

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:50
I have two Tivos I am moving to a cabinet and am having trouble placing the IR transmitter on them. A tivo Premire and a Tivo Roamio plus. Can someone take these two photos and circle the approximate location of the IR eye on the Tivos?

Forgot to add that I know my Roamio has an RF remote, but my son has an Xbox One that also needs to control the Roamio and it only has an IR emitter

Thanks for your help in advance!

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Military discounts... Sort of

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:21
Any active duty military, veterans and/or retired folks:

Tivo does have a military discount. http://www.tivo.com/military

Great pricing for a Roamio, but you have to get a 2 year contract at $19.99/month. I called and asked if I could get lifetime and they wouldn't budge. Wonder how much they would charge for lifetime on the Roamio after you fulfill the 2 year contract.

Using a Tivo Mini with a Cable Company Premire Q?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:55
I'm interested to see if anyone has tried to buy their own Mini direct from Tivo and use it with a cable company provided Tivo Premiere Q? My parents have a Q from Suddenlink and are interested in adding a Mini. They have a Tivo.com account where the Q is listed, so I would think there is a chance it may work. Anyone tried this?

The Biggest Loser: Glory Days - Season Thread *SPOILERS*

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:18
I think it should be interesting to see all these former athletes get fit again!

I am a big fan of that new Blue trainer. :)

Can a Mini act as Network Adapter when using Moca?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:18
If I use Moca on a mini, can i hook up a device to the ethernet port of the mini and get network access, like a network bridge of some sort?

If not, do you think this feature could be requested? I mean the hardware is there to support this, isn't it?

Add a Roamio or a Mini?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:46
I'm having my basement finished and I currently have a TiVoHD upstairs, plus a series 2 TiVo. The basement will need another TiVo. I'm trying to decide between replacing the TiVoHD with a Roamio and buying a Mini for the basement or simply adding a Roamio in the basement. What is the video quality of the Mini? Is there any discernible difference as compared to a Roamio? I think if it is the same I might as well go with the Mini since it's cheaper both in equipment prices and in ongoing Comcast cablecard charges.

Do I tell Both Premieres about my MINI?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:15
Hello ALL:

I am not sure yet what I need to do as I have not even opened my Mini yet, but I did activate it for FREE. However, I had heard that before I connect it, I need to tell my Premiere to let a device take a tuner...or something like that. I wonder, however, if I can tell BOTH my Premiere 4 tuner and Premiere XL 4 tuner Unit(s) to do this? Then, will the MIMI allow me to select which Tivo I want to get one of its tuners?

TIVO and something else SNR

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:44
Anyone out there have a TIVO and another type of box that they can compair SNR levels with?

What I am looking for is my TIVO and the Comcast box have about SNR on some channels that are about 5 numbers apart. TIVO has 30 cable box has 36. just trying to see if this is normal.

Currently using Comcast.

Loss Of Sound When I Access TIVO Central

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:07
Sorta Newbie here, Returning to TIVO after 15 of Comcast DVR. Anyway. Every time I click the TIVO button to go into TIVO Central, the sound mutes for a second. Is this normal, and if not, how do I fix it?