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android app

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:17
I have this fairly new Tivo Roamio basic that is working just fine. I recently downloaded the android app that is available. It is setup and it has found my Tivo. I have a guide, I can record programs. However I dont see anyway that I can watch anything on my Tivo. Am I doing something wrong or is that feature not available on the Tivo android app.


Utopia-live feeds

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:48
So the live feeds for Utopia started on Friday. Anyone watching? 2 feeds are free and apparently censored. $5 a month for premium gets the other 2 feeds.

I haven't watched much yet since I'm still watching BB. I'm concerned that after the initial excitement, it might get boring. I like the game aspect of BB more than the watching strangers aspect.

So far, they have had 1 guy almost kicked off for fighting. Josh?

The After, Amazon series pilot

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:20
I just watched The After pilot, available online from Amazon. Starts off with six people trapped in an elevator. When they get out, they find there is no power anywhere, and no phone communication. And things get both worse and weirder from there.

If you like things with a post-apocalyptic vibe, you'll probably like this. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series episodes.

Doctor Who - Into The Dalek - OAD 8/30/2014

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:08
I enjoyed this more than last week's episode. Capaldi is stepping up nicely and he felt like the Doctor in this episode albeit more callous than the previous few Doctors.

The ending was a bit off though. The Doctor may hate the Daleks, but that doesn't make him a "good Dalek" as the Dalek's hate everyone different from themselves. That doesn't apply to the Doctor. A minor not though since that was the Dalek's interpretation.

I'm curious though how much BBCA cut from this episode compared to what shows in the UK. The commercials were obviously randomly inserted and it seemed like a chunk was cut during that time. For example after the last commercial everyone is suddenly full size, yet they were still shrunk before the commercial.

Haven starts thursday 9/11

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:33
It's showing up in the DirecTV DVR To Do List. Thursday September 11th at 9pm Central.

Diagnostic Mode iPad Tivo App

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:30
If you swipe to the right with 2 fingers a diagnostic bar will appear at the bottom of the screen disclosing:
Video Bitrate
XC Bitrate
Program Bitrate
DVR Bitrate

What's the deal with eBay coupons?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
The coupon deal seems fantastic, but it just seems incredibly odd. How can a reseller allow these types of discounts, but TiVo does not give them to the public?

Is this some special reseller program authorized by TiVo? Do eBay sellers just sign up to give discounts and then sell them? It seems like a perfect revenue stream (we should all get into it).

What is this program?

No internet access with Moca adapter

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:19

Can't seem to find an answer to this.

Recently bought a Roamio Plus and set it up on a Moca network using an Actiontec ECB2500C adapter.

Connection is like this: coax from wall to Actiontec, coax from Actiontec to Comcast cable modem, ethernet from cable modem to Linksys router internet port.

But when I try to connect the ethernet port from the Actiontec to an empty port on the Linksys, I lose all ethernet network connectivity for the house and the ethernet light on the Actiontec starts to blink rapidly. If I unplug it from the router, all goes back to normal.

I thought this was the correct way to do it so any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Force OTA on Roamio Plus/Pro?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:05
I've been looking to get the base Roamio for OTA (of course watching the $49 OTA-only that is coming in September). My problem here is that the base model would require an extra $129 TiVo Stream unit to steam to mobile devices, and this feature is baked in (with additional recording capacity) in the Plus/Pro.

Additionally, the Plus/Pro has the option for cable access in the future.

I am going to assume the answer here is no, that the Plus/Pro cannot tune in ATSC, but is there a way to force it? Or is it a better idea to just get the base model, buy the Stream, commit to a lifetime of service fees, and an external HD to expand space?

RedZone on Fios

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:54
Have had yearly problems getting RedZone to work on Fios cablecards. Can somebody without a RedZone subscription tell me what you see on channel 835. I see the RZ splash (every touchdown from every game) which seems promising, but not sure if that is the default.


No ads?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:22
I just upgraded my 2 S3 OLED's from 1TB drives to 2TB drives in the past 2 weeks and I noticed that I haven't seen any ads on either. I don't think this is related to the upgrade as I'm pretty sure the ads would have copied over but I'm not sure when I noticed the last ad. I think I happened to notice it at this time as I was paying more attention to see if there were any issues after the upgrade.

Anyone else also have no ads recently? I believe I also saw a post in the Premiere or Roamio forum about someone who had not gotten any ads after their recent software update.


Turn off Power button Functionality

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:51
Is there a way to disable the power/standby button on the front of the Roamio?

New OTA-only $50 Roamio

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:41
Nevermind! lol

Tivo suggestions: just trickling in

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:32
Tivo suggestions has started acting oddly for me...

Normally, it would keep the disk at near 100% full. Now... it doesn't. It does record 2-3 shows a day. But not many. There are clearly lots of thumbs up shows that have not played recently that it can record.

Just as an example... see the attachment. (I can be a little bit of a graphing nut...) I graph several things on tivo stats. If you look at the graph you'll see where in February I tossed all the tivo suggestions. (I replaced a failing hard drive). The suggestions refilled over about a month. If you look at somewhere around June, suggestions suddenly slow down. There is lots of free, unused space and they don't record.

This slow down coincides with me adding cable. I previously was only recording off of an antenna with about 6 channels. Now I have cable and antenna and a ton of channels... but just a trickle on the suggestions.
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Call for PlexTivo testers

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:00
Forum member "ntlord" has been developing a Plex Media Server client for series 4 or later TiVos and TiVo Minis called PlexTivo. Eventually the application may be submitted to Opera TV for formal integration so easily accessible to everyone, or some other means of launching it more easily. For now though, you have to sign up to be an Opera developer (not much to it) in order to gain access to running it from your own computer.

If you would like to help out testing PlexTivo, I've posted some instructions on how to get it going in this post:

If you do test and want to provide feedback please post in the above linked thread.


Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:47
I just got a tivo premiere , and it has an evaluation sub on it. I would like to ask any one if there's a way to find out if it was a promotion giveaway or a retail unit. In afraid to call tivo and have them cancel it .
Any help would be great ..

Forever (new immortality show on ABC)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:33
HuluPlus and ABC OnDemand have the pilot episode of the new show Forever available.

The pilot is 16x9 aspect ratio from HuluPlus, and 4x3 aspect ratio from ABC OnDemand (4x3 on my DirecTV DVR).

The main character is a 200-year-old man who doesn't know why he doesn't stay dead. He has died many times in many different and painful ways, but he always returns to life a few hours later.

Ioan Gruffuld, Alana de la Garza, and Judd Hirsch appear to be the main actors, based on the pilot.

I enjoyed this pilot a lot, enough to watch it a second time.

If you like scifi-ish mysteries, give it a try.

How does Tivo Desktop Plus work?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:20
I wanted to try Tivo desktop plus, so I ordered it on Tivo.com about a week ago. At the time of checkout, it said it should be delivered in a few days.

A day later, I got an email from tivo that includes a Tivo Desktop Plus license key. The installation instructions say:
"To use your purchased license key(s):

TiVo Desktop software for PC
Step2: Open the TiVo Desktop software and select "Upgrade to Desktop Plus" from the
"Help" menu. Enter the license key provided above and enjoy."

I was expecting to receive either a download link, or an installation disc in the mail. I have no Tivo desktop software from which to "upgrade".

Keep SD Channels ??

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:00
This may be a silly question, but is there any practical or logistical reason to keep my SD Channels active in my TiVo if all I ever watch are the High Def Channesl? Pros? Cons?

Thanks for any advice.

Best price for roamio plus w/lifetime-- labor day sale?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 02:29
Hi. I am new here. I am new to tivo actually.

I am looking into buying my first tivo. I want to get the Roamio Plus w/ lifetime but its proving to be quite the investment.

I see a few different codes and methods to getting the best price so I was wondering what a good price to aim for would be.

I wanted to know if anyone knows if they are offering a labor day sale?

I have an old tivo someone gave me (2nd generation they said). I was wondering if calling about activating it would get me a better price?

Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!