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Partial Recording

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 04:53
Had new show, “All-American Makers” on Science channel (1102 an SDV channel) set to record Wed, 1-21-15. The 1 hr. Show recorded partially only. ~ 23 minutes. Nothing was in History. I noticed it was repeating later that night so set it to record. TiVo again recorded a partial, this time ~ 18 minutes. Again, nothing in history re this failure.

I wondered if I lost the ability to record SDV channels so picked another SDV channel 1101 or 1103 & set to record & later saw it recorded a partial of that show as well!

I waited a few days & on 1-24-15 I tested by recording channels 1102 & 1057, both SDV & this time it recorded perfectly.

Tonight 1102 s/b recorded again for the 2nd episode of “All-American Makers” on Science channel. Hopefully, it will record. (I was unable to find another repeat to see the last 37 minutes of the 1st episode I missed due to TiVo failure 2x)

So, what happened & why? I suspect my tuning adapter but am not sure. I searched the forum & read several threads from 2006 & up to 2010 on similar issues with no solution or explanation.

My HDD is ~ 23% full. I watched the 23 min partial & it was the 1st 23 min w/o jumping or interruptions.

New iOS app released today

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:58
OP note: I merged my thread with my other thread. Info on the new iOS app is here. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=525154

New iOS app released today

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:57
Well a new iOS app update was released today. Here are the release notes.

What's New in Version 3.5

We are bringing some improvements to your experience:

- We have added a new tutorial for What To Watch to help you make the best of its customization features and added a new filter to the What To Watch Movie feed to help you personalize which type of movies you'd like to watch.

- We have consolidated our search functionality to support searching across TV shows, Movies, Cast & Crew AND Channels now from any screen in the App.

- We have also made some other general improvements and bug fixes

In addition to these improvements, our updated App is ready for the upcoming Series 4, Series 5 DVR and TiVo Stream software update (20.4.6) coming in February. The new software release includes our new OnePass feature (DVR) and allow you to download content marked as premium by your service provider (DVR and/or Stream). Once your DVR or TiVo Stream updates to the new software release, the App will automatically support these features.

OnePass, which replaces Season Pass recordings, gathers every episode of a series and adds them right to your My Shows list. If an episode isn't available to record, OnePass shows you episodes from On Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and more.

Stay tuned to our blog (http://blog.tivo.com) for the formal announcement of its availability!

With your TiVo Roamio Plus, Pro or TiVo Stream updated to version 20.4.6, you will be able to download all of your favorite programs to the App, even when recorded on premium channels.

Due to copy-protection requirements, initiating such download will only be possible from home and the original recording will be deleted from your DVR.

Justified "Cash Game" 1/27/15 S6E2

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:42
Like Shakespeare in Harlan County.

"I'm not following you."

“I shoulda choked his cowboy ass out and left him for dead on the side of the road. But then I figured, someone drives by and sees I’d have to kill them. You know, and then somebody else drives by and sees, then I’d have to kill them. Then, you know, another car drives by and sees and I’d have to kill them…you know.”

As soon as Dewey departs this vale of tears, we get Choo Choo to replace him.

And the Raylan/Tim dialog is as good as it gets.

Oh, and if Boyd & Raylan aren't careful, they'll find Ava playing both sides against them.

Was that the first time Sam Elliott's upper lip has seen the light of day?

I know it's the right time for this show to wrap it up, but dang I'm gonna miss it.

Downton Abbey season 5 (spoilers through most recent PBS episode)

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:37
Thought I would start a discussion thread for any comments on the current fifth season of Downton Abbey as it airs on PBS.

A note on thread etiquette: since a lot of people have probably seen the whole season already, please note that comments about episodes that have not yet aired on PBS are not welcome. (Feel free to start a thread to discuss the whole season if you'd like.) This includes even spoiler-tagged comments and oblique references to things coming up, like "I really can't wait to talk about what happens next week." Thanks for being respectful.

Tivo Removing Case

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:56
I have removed the case to my TiVo to install a HDD and its really pretty simple. I do notice that when I put it back on however it becomes tricky. The front part seems to line up ok but the sides can stick out and appear not flush. Is there a trick to doing this on a Roamio Plus?

Thank You

TiVo roamio ota - can I use formatted hd for upgrade

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:18
I just received my roamio ota and would like to upgrade it's harddisk. I understand that this is really easy if I use a brand new drive but I would prefer to reuse a 1.5 tb drive I already have. This drive is currently formatted for windows.

Can I just put this in the roamio and will it sort itself out or do I need to do something with the the drive first?

HELP-- TivoHD HDMI issue post-hack

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:55
I apologize that I also posted this to the dealdb forum because I wasn't sure which one is appropriate. Please let me know if I'm posting incorrectly.

I have an eProm hacked TivoHD. It has a 2tb WD drive in it (limited to 1.2gb or so, as I recall, but it's been a while). I hacked / put in place a replacement initrd a couple of years ago. Everything was working previously.

Before doing anything today, everything was working fine.

So I took out the drive, followed these instructions to install the hack again: http://www.************.com/forum/sh...-the-S3-TIVOHD (I added the . before the command that it is missing it, and created a rc.sysinit.author file, which are corrections that need to be made to the instructions.

After the installation, the TiVo booted fine and I was able to telnet into it. At this point, I hadn't screwed the hard drive back into the TiVo yet, or put the cover back on. So I shutdown, and did those things.

Then, when I booted up again, after the initial "Warming Up" screen, I get a black screen. I've tried reverting to my backed up sda3, but still the same problem.

Interestingly, I happened to try a component video cable, and the TiVo seems to work fine on component video, just not on HDMI.

My conclusion: Somehow, I corrupted the kernel during my upgrade process, and I need to restore a good copy of /dev/sda3

Thoughts? Any idea how I get a good copy of /dev/sda3?

I still have my original TiVoHD 160gb drive, which, I assume, if I put in the TiVo and leave for a while, will get upgraded to the current version of the software. Can I then just dd the /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda7 from the 160gb drive to the 2gb /dev/sdb3?

--> C


P.S. Because of some recent fairly tragic events in my family, I don't want to lose some of the recordings that are on the drive. There are some recorded news shows relating to our family tragedy.

Firmware problem again?

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:34
I just noticed that the first of the back to back Doctor Who episodes on BBC America didn't record tonight and the history says "not authorized". The 2nd showing on the same channel (but with one minute overlap on the recording times) worked fine. Since that 2nd recording will have used a different tuner, this seems suspiciously like the firmware problems we used to have all the time.

I just got a new cable card (because the old one died). This new one says it is Cisco Model 0803 version 0010 running PKEY1.5.2_F.p.3001 Build time Apr 12, 2011. (The new firmware showed up as soon as I plugged it in the first time).

Anyone know if this is supposed to be a "good" version?

I suppose I could dig up the magic codes for reducing the number of tuners and see if the problems go away...

Internal Stream unreliable, keeps crashing/restarting

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:10
The internal Stream in my Roamio Pro seems to be going bad. From what I can tell, it is always restarting, which interrupts anything that's going on (streaming, downloading, etc.). This adds up to a frustrating experience because I can't get through a single 30 minute show, in my house, without multiple interrupted streams, waiting for the Stream to reset and resume. Trying to download is a similar exercise in frustration.

This used to be near rock-solid, and I'm pretty sure it's not my home network (no changes recently).

It's currently running 20.4.5a.stream-USB-6-Z. Has anyone else had a similar experience/problem with their Roamio's internal Stream?

Android 5.0.2 & TiVo App

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:53
My Nexus 7 2013 has lollipop 5.0.2 and I'm getting the unauthorized changes error when attempting to stream anything, is this a known issue with 5.0.2?

Any help appreciated, streaming works fine on my nexus 5 but it is 5.0.1. My device is stock BTW.

Minis say all tuners in use, but all tuners aren't in use

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:44
I can't watch Live TV on either of my Minis. The error message says all tuners in use even though the Roamio Plus is only recording 5 shows.

However I can watch live tv on the Roamio Plus.

To make sure the Roamio isn't using the last tuner, I switch to a recorded show on the Roamio and press pause. But I still can't watch live tv on either Mini.

I go into the guide on a Mini and select a program to record and it starts recording! What happened to all tuners being used? :D

Suggestions? Thoughts? I figure the solution is a reboot/reset of the Minis and then Roamio if needed. I say reboot Minis first because I am recording stuff right now.

I did notice my Roamio rebooted unexpectly yesterday. First time it did that since I bought it last July. My 8 yr old was involved so it remains a bit suspicious. :) It seemed to happen at the same time he turned off the tv.

Girls s401-3

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:35
I'm pathologically incapable of starting a full season thread. Sorry.

Who else wants to admit they're watching?

I loved the house hunting. "All this for $200? What can I get for $850?"

I liked Jessa admitting she needed a friend.

Shoshanna is such a dummy. You know she's going to end up needing that job.

Spanish Audio Track

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:15
I have been learning Spanish over the last year or so and recently have started watching media in Spanish. Today I suddenly realized that I could probably watch familiar shows dubbed in Spanish and found that I could switch audio tracks on at least a few channels. Problem is, it does not work. Moat recordings give me descriptive audio when I pick Spanish, and one even just played the English track only much quieter. Anyone have any experience with this?

Premiere as a mini with Roamio

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:00
Can my Tivo Premiere function like a mini if I buy a Roamio? Would I need a subscription on both?

cancellation 'policy' takes money for *nothing*

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:11
I just noticed that I have been receiving an annual charge for a unit that has not been in operation for over 3 years. Shame on me for not noticing the details on my statement every December (buried among the many holiday season charges), but it was a clear mistake and TiVo certainly could make it right. Nope. I'm not sure what happened 3.5 years ago when I initiated my service on the new unit - was it my fault or theirs the old service wasn't discontinued or transferred?, but taking nearly $400 for *absolutely nothing* is at best unethical, and, in my mind, stealing. They have the chance to make it right and credit my account, keeping a customer and keeping them happy. But they won't even offer half measures, only token appeasement (which, in case you can't tell, isn't working).

Turns out my cable company will give me the HW for free *and* charge me less per month than I pay for TiVo. I'm sure the HW is comparable or at least good enough, and anything I can't get through that DVR I can get on my Roku.

See you later TiVo....

Missing What To watch Now?

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:46
I don't have the what to watch now on my TiVo plus. I am connected to the internet without a problem. Called TiVo and they say it has something to do with a group number and to give it 5 days and they will fix it?? Is that right?

Thank u

S3 w/Lifetime, Extender HD and wifi dongle for sale

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:14
I finally upgraded to a Roamio and want to sell my old S3.

Perfect condition but I don't have the box.

Any interest here? I don't have an Ebay account and I'm too lazy to set one up.


New iOS app v3.5

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:45
Noticed the icon on the iOS app had changed this morning. Looks like it's been updated to 3.5. Visually it has a more flat look on all the controlls now, including the My Shows list, so it seems more consistent. It doesn't seem to mention OnePass nor does it support Premium Sideloading, but that may be linked to the version of software on the box.

One ting that annoys me is that it still does not honor the default recording options when setting up a recording or SP. And there doesn't seem to be a way to set them in the app. I tend to use the app a lot to setup new SPs when I see a commercial for a new show because it allows me to do it without having to interrupt what I'm watching. Would be nice if it honored the defaults so I didn't have to change them manually every time.

Verifying number of streams on cable card

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:01
Hi I just bought the Roamio Plus and have it connected with TWC using a multi-stream cablecard and tuning adapter. How do you verify that you actually can use the six built in tuners on the Roamio?