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v69 error with powerline network

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:50
I have two Premieres connected via a powerline networking kit. I get constant v69 errors even though speed tests show 20+Mbps. I have rebooted every component multiple times but still get the error.

Any thought or suggestions would be much appreciated!


Tivo Desktop Plus Now Playing folders

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:10
I just installed Tivo Desktop Plus. I would like to transfer about 10 MP4 videos to my Roamio (all parts of a review course I purchased). However I can't figure out a way to transfer them to one folder. Rather they transfer as individual shows under My Shows. Anyone now how to do this? I was hoping this would be simpler than using pytivo and creating metadata files, etc. Thanks.

Nevermind. I figured it out. If you push from Tivo Desktop rather than pull from Tivo it will create a folder named the same as the folder within the transfer list. If you pull from Tivo it just creates individual listings within My Shows.

Is it safe to give someone your TiVo Service Number?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:28
I am currently selling a Premiere with lifetime service on ebay. Someone asked me to give him my TiVo Service Number so that he can confirm my unit's lifetime service is still active. Is this okay to do? On my listing I included a pic of my screen that clearly says the lifetime is valid. I blacked out my TSN. Is this a scam? What can he do with my account if he has my TSN?

Sound issue on the Romio on TWC

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:02
Let me preface this by saying I don't personally own a Romio, but I am a longtime Tivo customer. Recently I encouraged a friend of mine to abandon all of the TWC equipment he was renting in favor going TIVO all the way for a better and more reliable experience. He took my advice and jumped in with both feet, but his experience has been less than stellar.

He's seeing an issue where when he changes channels to the pay channels(HBO Showtime, etc.) he consistently has channels tune in with a picture and with no sound. Not all of them mind you, but he can make this scenario occur. We have tested his machine at my house where I have no issues with my premiere equipment and his Romio showed this behavior at my home as well.
He has two cable cards and two tuning adapters that he has tried and again he gets the same behavior with either.
He even had Tivo send him another Romio and again it's the same behavior. I'm convinced this is a software issue with Tivo or with the cable card. I don't have the software and HW versions for either at my disposal right now, but I wanted to ping the community to see if anyone is seeing this.

Maybe something introduced after the most recent update?

We both live in the Raleigh area of NC and have TWC as our cable provider.

To test for it simply tune to the first HBO in your guide. Channel up from there. When it occurs there is always a slightly longer pause before the channel tunes in without sound.

To get the sound to come in he can simply menu out until there is no mini TV picture and when he goes back the sound is there.

He's initiated a recording without the sound and sure enough no sound was recorded.

Anyone that can reproduce this please post here.

Thanks in advance,

Out of warranty repair costs

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:21
Does anyone know what TiVo charges for an out of warranty repair for a mini? The NIC is apparently dead. I switch cables and ports to no avail. I can switch it to MOCA, get it repair, or just replace it.

Tivo Mini stutters for 1 hr same time everyday

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:00
I have a Tivo Roamio (6 tuner) and 2 Minis connected via MoCa. Typically, only one Mini is in use at this time. Everyday, at around 11:00am, the Mini starts stuttering for about an hour. By noon, it works as expected. The hosting Roamio does not stutter, so I am assuming my inbound cable signal is sufficient.
  • All Minis and Roamio are on the latest update.
  • There is not any additional load on the Roamio during this time (no recordings occuring, system/programming downloads).
  • There is not anything else running on the MoCa network (no additional cable boxes, etc.)
  • The cable network is relatively clean - a 4-way splitter coming in to the house behind the POE filter. I did install a signal booster to the one room with the Mini, but that has not impacted the stuttering one way or the other.


CSI: Cyber - "URL, Interrupted" S1:E7, OAD 04/21/2015

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:36
Anyone still watching this show? It's good for comedic value, at least.

Please, this episode had the Best. Line. Ever.

"She just blew through that stop sign, and she's got ammo; she means business."

Anyway to add Xfinity VOD to Roamio Basic OTA?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:20
I have two TiVos: (1) Roamio Basic that I use for OTA recordings and (1) Roamio Pro that I use for Comcast recordings. I like how I can go back in many cases to all seasons on certain shows now with Xfinity VOD on my Pro. On my Basic, there isn't an option for Xfinity VOD. I was hoping there would be and I'd be able to input my Comcast login credentials, like I did for Hulu and Netflix, so I could have Xfinity VOD on my Basic unit as well.

Has anyone attempted to do this and figured out how to get Xfinity VOD onto a Basic unit that uses OTA? I was wondering if I could temporarily put my cablecard into the Basic, set it up for cable to see the Xfinity VOD and then revert back to OTA and see if the Xfinity VOD "stays" as a streaming option.

Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions or definitive answers.

TWC Digital Adapter needed?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:01
I have a Tivo Roamio with a Cable Card and a Time Warner Cable (TWC) (large) Tuning Adapter. TWC keeps emailing and calling me to upgrade to a pocket-sized "Digital Adapter". Do I need to do anything, or will my current setup still work after their transition on May 5?

Thanks in advance?

Comcast merger is now probably dead

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:35
While not official just yet, this is encouraging:


Unable to download any shows from Tivo to iPhone (Unknown Session Error)

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:06
I have a Roamio DVR and I'm having trouble streaming content, especially premium shows. Every time I download a show from the DVR to my iPhone the transfer is stopped after a few minutes. When I try to resume the download, I get an error message (attached to this post) that reads "Unknown Session Error [0x10005]. We are unable to download 'show name' in my shows: iPhone."

I contacted Tivo support and this is now with their engineers. I have tried everything (Tivo suggested) to fix this issue to no avail. It is incredibly frustrating I cannot download premium shows, or most shows at this point.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Roamio, Moca Help/Questions...Point me in the right direction.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:41
I’m a new Tivo user and so far, I love it and punch myself in the face for not doing this sooner.

I really only have 1 hiccup and I blame myself for this. :p When I built this house 10 years ago, I wired Ethernet in every room except 1. No idea why, but its done and I have to move on..lol

I have 1 Roamio plus, 3 minis with 1 on a wireless bridge (in this room we mentioned above.) As expected the connection works but is spotty and Video on demand isn’t a great experience.

Obviously my next thing is Moca. I’m pretty technical but still unsure what I need to get this working. With my setup, do I even need a moca adapter? If so, Amazon has some, Tivo has some (which are cheaper) but I’m not sure which and how many I need. I think only 1 but not sure. I think I also need that filter (Point-of-entry).

The cable splitter in the house I could easily join the 2 outlets together and avoid the amplified splitter in the house if that is a good idea. Just not sure what I need or the best way to set this up for what I have (Roamio and 3 minis).

My house has 2 8 port dlink switches which are right next to the cable splitter. I'd love to hide a moca adapter right there if i need one. Like i said, if i'm not explaining anything or you have questions, ask and i'll answer!


Green Arrow: OAD n4/22/15

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 02:14
Oliver and Felicity --- finally! The show was ramping up that sexual tension in recent episodes, so it's nice to see some resolution.

I have no idea what will happen now that Oliver is to be head of the assassins.

Closed Captioning Issues?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 02:10
I have had my Roamio since Sept 2013. I am hearing impaired so I use the closed captioning when watching TV. For the last couple months I have noticed that there are times when the dialogue is not captioned or the captions will only flash on the screen for a second and you can't read them before they're gone. It is on several channels and different shows so it is not station or show specific.

It is happening more and more frequently and is getting very distracting and annoying when trying to follow a show. I don't have these issues when I watch the Apple TV so I do think that it is the captioning that is coming through the Tivo that is at issue.

Is anyone else experiencing problems? Any advice?


NBC Nightly News did it yet again (Wed. April 22nd)

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:41
Seems the Boston marathon bomber made a profane gesture at a security camera in a cell he was being held in, and a still shot from the recording was shown in the courtroom.

NBC news showed the images from the security camera without pixelating the hand, and then showed a drawing made by a courtroom artist of the picture being displayed in the courtroom. The drawing also plainly shows the offending hand...and finger.

This is the same thing they apologized for a few months ago when the same gesture was shown on someone's t-shirt without pixelization.

Have they changed their policy, I wonder?

The Americans "March 8, 1983" S3E13 4/22/2015 Season finale *spoilers*

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:32
RIP Pastor Tim sometime soon. :p I knew Paige wouldn't be able to keep her mouth shut. Can't really fault her, it's a lot of information for a young girl to handle.

Survivor - "Bring the Popcorn" 4/22/2015 *spoilers*

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 22:45
Wow. That's the best episode of Survivor in many seasons. First, they do something totally new at the Trader Jeff's Auction by having the first item be kicking the winner out of the Auction, only to find out later that it came with a secret reward, which he decides to share with the tribe.

Mike made a huge blunder by waffling on whether to buy the family letters and showed everyone else where he stands.

Dan wins an advantage that we've never seen before.

Mike blows up at camp and outs Rodney's new alliance.

Will blows up at camp and verbally destroys Shirin for having the audacity to question whether he stashed some of his secret reward for himself.

Shirin has the power to allow Will to get his family letters at the Immunity Challenge but she votes to deny him.

Lots of fireworks at Tribal Council. Jeff seemed truly blown away by the level of animosity among all the players.

Ultimately, Mike and Shirin turned on Jenn and voted her out. They could have voted Carolyn and forced a three-way tie, but it would have just prolonged the inevitable as the six would have simply voted Jenn out on the revote.

Can't wait to see what happens next week. I think there are now several players drawing dead in this game (can't win). Dan, Mike, Rodney, Will, and Shirin. I'm rooting for either Tyler or Sierra.

I'm wanting to buy a used Roamio Plus

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 22:17
But these clowns on EBay are bidding up the prices higher than I can get a new one from TiVo with its latest deal. :(

Questions from a noob

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 22:09
I'm moving from Window's Media Center with a cable card tuner to a Roamio Plus. I'm trying to learn the idiosyncrasies of Tivo. At first blush it’s a great improvement over WMC. But, like all humans, I like my routine and want to do some of the things that I was used to on WMC. So, I’m here to ask how I do things on Tivo that I was able to do on WMC. Hopefully the experts here can steer me in the right direction.

Remote control
- When I press the jump forward button on the Tivo remote it goes forward 30 seconds. However, it emulates a fast forward. Is there a way to change this to jump instantly 30 seconds? I’m not fond of the FF emulation.
- On WMC jump back defaulted to 10 seconds and jump forward was 29 seconds. But they were modifiable to any number I want. College football is better when jump forward is 20 seconds, not 30. Is it possible to change those in Tivo?
- On WMC I can press a number on the keypad and then press jump and it multiplies the jump. For example, press 20 on the keypad and jump and it will jump 20 times 30 seconds, a total of 10 minutes forward. Can I do a similar task in Tivo.
- On WMC I can press a number on the keypad and then press play. It will jump to that point (in minutes) on the recording. For example, press 60 and Play and it will jump 60 minutes into the program. Can I do this somehow in Tivo?
- On WMC when I pressed mute it automatically turned on close captions. Works great when the phone rings and the wife picks up the phone. Any way to do that in Tivo?
- On WMC when in the guide or watching a show, pressing the red record button once recorded the show, pressing it twice set up a season pass. Is there a similar method do an automatic OnePass?

- WMC automatically recorded up to 2.5 hours in the live TV buffer. How much is in the Tivo live buffer?
- On recorded TV show listing I can list them descending by title. Can the recorded list be sorted in Tivo?

For the most part Tivo does things waaaay better than WMC, I’m just trying to raise my comfort level.s

TiVo vs FiOS Quantum for 6 TVs??

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:36
Hello all...hoping some of you can help me decide which road to take for what I NEED to do.

For the past 6+ years I used a Tivo Premier XL connected to an HD antenna on the roof. Internet was Brighthouse cable. The house was small and we only had 1 location to watch quality TV (quality as in big screen and 5.1, etc). The bedroom was just wired to antenna, no DVR.

Sooo, we sold that house and decided to build. The new house is not in a good location for OTA, so therefore I ordered FIOS. I requested 1 cable card for the Premier and 1 non-dvr box to start off as I did not have all the TVs bought yet. I instructed my builder to install coax in 6 locations. (The main living/family room, the bar room, 2 guest rooms, the master and out on the lanai.
A few weeks after move in I wanted to get going on setting up all the locations, but soon realized the cost increase of renting each HD, non-dvr box at something like $10 a box. And I wanted a DVR out on the Lanai as that will be used nearly as often as the main room.
I started to research DirectTV as they provide like 5 or 6 boxes for no more money than 1 box. While I researched it, I got on the phone with Verizon to get a better understanding of my bill and to see if I will be "penalized" for having just Internet should I decide to drop them for Sat. During the call the Verizon sales guy advises me of this Quantum program/package they have that would be $10 more then I was currently paying, but would get a better DVR and up to 6 client boxes to cover all my locations. It allows for pausing in any room, blah blah, so fourth and so fourth. I'm thinking sweet!, it's exactly what I need and I dont have to rent each box.

Well, 2 days ago a large box came with the new DVR (server box) and 5 client boxes and soon after set a few of them up.

O_M_G! I hate the DVR front end / software / GUI. It's horrible and miss the simplicity of the TiVo screens. I miss the new one pass or whatever they are calling it. I miss the access to Pandora, Netflix, etc etc. I even miss the fact that recorded shows or even shows listed in the guide for that matter do not indicate the Season and Episode (S3 E15).

Everything else about the Fios Quantum package is great, the small client boxes each with a front clock, the ability to pause and rewind on ANY of those client boxes even though they are not DVRs....a lot of great features, but the damn channel guide and recorded shows list is a cluster F.

How do I solve my problem if I go all Tivo? I saw that the Roamio Plus "works" with Fios but is it a card?
Whats the minimum I have to rent from Fios to get TV in 6 rooms?
I did not get the house wired for Cat5. Is this a problem. Right now the Fios router (50up/50down) is located in main room with Cat5 going to AppleTV, Tivo, Fios Server/DVR, Smarthings Hub, and PS3.