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Tivo To Go truncated files - still? Really?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:55
I have a Tivo Premiere connected to an OTA antenna, and with some frequency I get recordings that will not transfer in their entirety. I last ran into this on three of seven of Ken Burns' "The Roosevelts". They are all close to 9Gb on the Tivo, and one download clocked in at 896 Mb (about 10% on the show). There is definitely a glitch in the recording at that point. If the hardware can skip past the glitch and resume, silly me but I think the TivoToGo server can do that as well. I think the first reports of this stupid bug are over six years old, thanks for all of the support on this, Tivo. What's truly sad is that the transfer is done via standard HTTP, so Tivo has supplied an HTTP server that thinks too much about the data in the stream and errors out instead of letting the download proceed.

I am aware of the kmttg software and am as I write this downloading from a pause point past the glitch and it's going OK for the moment. But I remain annoyed that a key (to me) feature of this platform can't get what should be a reasonable bug fix after all this time.

Rob T

How to Get Away with Murder- "We're Not Friends" 10-23-2014 (SPOILERS)

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:05
I guess folks aren't as interested in this show as initially thought. ;)

This was sort of a blah episode. Run of the mill case of the week IMO.

I'm getting officially a bit tired of the whole bonfire stuff and flashbacks. Let's wrap things up and move on please Miss Shonda and crew.

As is the norm on the show, Conner conveniently uses his gay powers to get some key info for the case. That was IMO a totally laughable scenario.

Not giving up on the show yet, but I'd like to see them tame some things and get on with others.

Pandora keeps cycling through songs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:51
Has anyone else has any issues with Pandora lately? I'm having an issue where Pandora continually cycles through songs without actually playing them. It will show a song, then go blank, then show another song and then go blank. It doesn't even start playing the songs. :confused:

Nothing but lights

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:33
I have a Tivo Premier (basic 2 signal input cable card) that is about 4 years old. The unit was making a loud noises like a fan or HD wasn't right for a few days so I unplugged the unit overnight to let things cool down then powered it back up. NOTHING on TV screen. Unit has two red lights, a blue light an amber light and a green light all on (Not blinking). Any ideas of problem and repair solutions?

How to connect 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet switch with internet

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:18
Recently i brought a 10/100mbps Gigabit Ethernet switch at Router-Switch.com. Is it enough to connect desktop pc and PS4 to my router or if I need to instead of a gigabit switch? I simply want a solid connection to the internet. Thoughts?

Add an app to home networking- Ideas?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:44
Can a few of you share some ideas with me on what Apps you have added to the Apps and Games area in TiVo Central? I've been a TiVo owner/subscriber for about 13 years and, maybe not so much in the beginning with the S2's but now with the Premiers, I have a feeling I am using these devices at maybe 25% of their capability. We have four machines, 3 Premiers and 1 S3 and aside from having them all networked for streaming and transferring purposes, and at the risk of sounding like a 13 year old, I really haven't explored what other cool stuff can be done.

Can you save season passes and recordings when replacing hard drive?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
I have a Tivo Premiere XL and it is occasionally stuttering and even locking up for minutes at a time. After reading about that symptom, I ran the Kickstart code 54 hard drive S.M.A.R.T. tests and it shows "Fail 7" on a couple of the tests. Tivo support doesn't seem to know what that specific error means other than my hard drive is failing. So, I need to replace my hard drive.

Does anyone know if there is a way to save/copy your season passes and existing recordings so that they will all be present on a new hard drive?

Was CSI on Sunday 10/26 in Central time zone?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:14
It was scheduled for 9:30p Central, football went 1/2 long so it would have started at 10p Central, but my local news came on at that time instead.

Guided Setup?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:23
I'm replacing our router and switch.
Currently our Pro is connected to an Ethernet switch that is being replaced.
One of our minis is connected to the router that is being replaced.

My plan was to cut power to:
Roamio Pro
Minis x2

Replace router
Replace switch

Power up the Pro, then the Mini's after the Pro is going.

Should I run the Pro and Mini's through guided setup again at this point?

Appreciate any feedback/opinions.

How to turn off dolby surround encoding?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:04
How do I turn off dolby surround encoding? I have a TivoHD but I'd like to know the answer for other models as well.

Devices that handle dolby digital typically have "stereo" and "surround" options. Stereo is normal 2 channel (for two speakers) and surround is 2 channel with dolby encoding (for a dolby pro logic decoder). I don't see any options like this on my Tivo.

Dolby surround encoding can be recognized from the weird phasey sound it produces when played back with two speakers.

TiVo Mini Composite A/V Cable Issue

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:55
I purchased on eBay what looks like a standard composite A/V cable to hook up a TiVo Mini to an older SD TV. The description says it should work. However, for the cable to work properly the red connector has the video feed. The audio is coming from the yellow and white connectors. ??? I'm not sure what to make of this. Is the Mini plug non-standard? Anyone else seen this problem? Should I be concerned?


Anyone loaded TiVo app on FireTV?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:24
Just wondering if anyone has tried loading the TiVo app on a FireTV to see if it will allow streaming to a TV. I assume even if it loads you'll get an error about HDMI out not being supported but if anyone has one it might be worth a try.

Premier and tuning adapters

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:54
I have had a Tivo Premier for about 5 months now with no problems til lately, when I lost about 30 channels (code V52). Cable guys say I need a tuning adapter, because of a "digital switch" (going full digital). After 2 hours today, the cable tech never could get the TA to be recognized. About an hour after he left, the TV screen had a message "tuning adapter installed". I figured, GREAT...here are all my channels. Well it seems some of the channels that were off have come back in-but not all of them. While the tech was here, he asked how old my Tivo was, I told him the Premier is not an old model. He said that some of the older Tivos require 2 tuning adapters. Has anyone heard of using 2 TAs? And could that be what's causing only some of my channels to return?

Transition off Premere

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:39
This summer my Premiere (2 tuner, got it the first few months it was out years ago) started making a loud grinding sound. It is quite worrisome and I think the machine could go any day.

I'm considering this Romeo upgrade program where I can keep my old subscription rate (from even before I got the Premiere so it is low) and upgrade to a Romeo Plus.

But, I have a LOT of unwatched shows on the premiere from this fall's new shows. Just haven't had time to watch. Do I have to keep the cable card going on that machine until I get caught up? Or do I cancel the cable card?

What steps do I do for transition.

Also, will my old IR remotes from the premiere work on the Romeo? (I have a few remotes I use but Romeo is RF only?)

The Good Wife - "Old Spice" (S6 E6) - 10/26/2014

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:46
All of this and now we have Lockhart/Gardner seemingly replaced by Florrick/Agos/Lockhart. It's almost as if they've put them in the position of a reboot by reusing the original set.

I like Linda Lavin, but I don't like her character. It's not so much who she's playing, who's supposed to be disliked, but the way she's playing her. It almost seems as if Lavin isn't comfortable in that role. Perhaps that's just the way the character is coming across to me.

I was amused by the comment near the end that the F, A, and L keys were missing from the keyboards. It was an interesting throwback to what happened when George W. Bush entered the White House to find that the W keys were damaged or missing.

Suggestion: progress bar less obtrusive on left side for sports scores

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:16
The Tivo progress bar (when fast forwarding a show) obscures the sports score boxes. The most frustrating part is that it is the TIVO logo that makes one of the scores not viewable. It is not even the green progress bar that is blocking the scores.

It would be great if this is adjusted somehow. For long sports recordings where the score is unbalanced, I often fast forward until it is more interesting. I have to stop fast forwarding, view both scores, then fast forward again.

FireTV stick

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:31
I snap ordered one of these. No idea if it's going to be possible to run the TiVo interface on one, but for $19, it's a low risk investment for something that will do things that my various other media devices won't (in this case, the Amazon Prime Music streaming and Kindle Fire screen mirroring).

Anyone have any thoughts? I mean, if there's even a 10% chance this thing can someday stream from my TiVo via a fire app, it's worth every penny. It would let me skip buying a TiVo Mini for a rarely used TV. Like, one in a workout room or the kid's playroom.

Roamio suggestions for channels I don't get

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:25
I have a Roamio pro and noticed that I had a suggestion (on the little boxes up on top of Tivo Central) to watch the Tennis channel, which I do not get and its turned off on the channel list.

Is this a sponsored thing so I have no control?

Streambaby Push

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:20
I have tried searching for the answer before posting this thread. I have streambaby working and can stream .mkv files perfectly. I am trying to push files to my Roamio so I can view them on my minis. I have converted the .mkv files to .mp4 and .wmv and when I try to push them streambaby says Push Failed.

Where am I going wrong?

Take your shows with you: Portable DVD size unit question.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:15
Ok, first and foremost, sorry for the weirdness of the title... I couldn't come up with anything better but maybe that's a good thing since the title may peek interest.

So, I will be starting a new job soon and it will have a good bit of downtime. Well, I have a lot of shows I need to catch up on to free space on the unit however I wont have as much time at home to do the catching up.

Since the new job will allow some "free time" I would like to watch some of the shows when I wouldn't be busy dealing with customers and this got me to thinking.

Is there something nice that's not as bit as a laptop that I can transfer shows to and watch them on later like some sort of tablet or small netbook or something ?

Please post links to items you suggest and why you feel it would be a nice option to consider, Ty.

Edit: I know this may bite me in the ass a tad since all my shows are HD... but if I'm not mistaken, and I hope I'm not, whatever I did / do try to watch the shows on should scale to screen with little to no issues.