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Anyone have any luck repairing an ethernet port?

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 17:18
During a recent storm I lost my modem, router, and ethernet ports on both my tivos. The tivo's still work fine. The roamio built in wireless still works too. I was wondering before I dig in to it if anyone has repaired their ethernet ports on their tivo's. Thanks.

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 13:47

I haven't tested it out with the TiVo app yet, but this might just answer the question about a simple PC version

Arc Welder App: https://developer.chrome.com/apps/getstarted_arc
APK Downloader: http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
TiVo Android App url for Downloader: Code: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tivophone.android

Amazon and YouTube removed from Series 2 and Series 3 TiVo's

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 13:34
Amazon and YouTube removed from Series 2 and Series 3 TiVo's and TiVo has upgrade offers for those effected.


Quote: TiVo Series2 and TiVo HD/Series3 users:
Amazon and YouTube apps are being discontinued.
All good things must come to an end, right? Well, that’s the case here. As of April 16, 2015, you will no longer be able to purchase or download content from Amazon with TiVo Series2 and TiVo HD/Series3 DVRs. You will, however, be able to continue watching the movies and TV episodes already purchased and downloaded in your Now Playing list. TiVo HD/Series3 users, you will no longer be able to access videos through the YouTube app. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we realize that this is indeed a bummer, but there’s a silver lining…

We’ve set aside smarter, stronger and zippier TiVo Roamio DVRs (which include the Amazon YouTube apps) at an extraordinary upgrade price just for you. These offers are so good they will make you forget this minor inconvenience ever happened. To hear all about it, contact the TiVo Call Center today at 877-BUY-TIVO.
This stuff is going away because backend support is being removed.


Quote: Certain older YouTube apps will no longer be supported after April 2015

Devices affected: Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Players, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Players, and devices running Google TV.

On April 20, 2015, we will no longer support the YouTube app on certain device models from 2012 and older, as we upgrade the Data API that these apps are based on.

We will continue to focus our efforts on improving our official YouTube app for TV which is available on most 2013 and newer smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and streaming devices. You can find a list of our device partners here.

How can I continue using YouTube on my TV?

If you have a web browser on your Smart TV that supports flash and/or html5, you may be able to continue using YouTube by visiting youtube.com in your browser.

Netflix not working with Roamio

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 13:27
I just got a new roamio a few days ago (HD failure on old TIVO DVR), and am in process of setting it up.

Everything works fine but I just can't log into netflix. I get a message about how the account can not be found (Believe me, I am not mistyping anything). If I try to create a new account (after entering email/password), I get another error message (there as an error creating your account).

I don't think I have internet connection problem, because amazon videos are working just fine.

I do not have moca connection so I thought that streaming possibly wouldn't work (however, with amazon it does), but I didn't think that I couldn't even log in.

Note, on my old tivo dvr I had no problems with netflix (except it would occasionally switch to lower quality because of bandwidth)

Any help would be appreciated

Please add "audio only" streaming

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:38
"Audio only" streaming would be nice for news channels that I like to listen to on my drive to work.

Slingbox has this feature and it would be nice to have it on TiVo.

Also, make it work while in the background.

Amber Alert - total loss of control?

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:26
The other night there was a amber alert in Seattle, WA area. When this happened I lost total control of my Roamio, no buttons would work at all? I was watching a recorded program and it appeared the TiVo went to some special channel and locked itself there. I found it interesting that the TiVo would relinquish all control in that way. Makes me wonder from a security standpoint could a similar command be created maliciously? This is essentially a backdoor into TiVo OS to give over control?

Roamio Plus with OTA channels only

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:55
Does anyone knows if there is any way to make this possible?
I understand there are a couple of challenges:

1- Does the cable card needs to be programmed to accept those channels?
2- Does Tivo would allow you to manually configure the channels?, let's say the same way they have it on the roamio basic or OTA hardware.

Reason for this is that I made a huge investment on this equipment, but lately mostly everything we watch is streaming and for the summer have plans to do cancel the cable service for a couple of months and just watch local channels.

The Big Bang Theory [04/02/2015] - "The Skywalker Incursion"

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:36
So Howard and Bernadette are moving into Howard's old house. That could be interesting to see the remodeling disagreements since Howard will probably want to keep everything the same.

Also, Sheldon is Tasered (?....tazed, tased, tazered, or tasered? Sounds like a good tangent). :)
Sheldon: Is that the attitude to helped you get Penny?
Leonard: No, but I don't have three years to make that gate feel sorry for me.

Advice needed for Multi-Room / Multi-Tivo Setup.

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:59
Hey Guys..

I need some advice on how to proceed with upgrading my setup.
Currently We have 2 Tivo's in service. A Series 3HD, and a Premier, Oh and a Steam too. Up till this point we used Knology (Know called WoW) Which used mostly analog signals and couldn't upgrade to a Tivo with more that 2 stream capability. Recently WoW decided to drop a few of my favorite channels including BBC America, which means no Doctor Who, and they've continued to increase their pricing.. so.. they loose a customer.. I'm NO fan of Comcast, but, have no other choice, so, I'm switching.

Tivo has decided to remove additional features from the Series 3HD, So, they're basically forcing us to upgrade the hardware.

So, Here is my question. I want to upgrade to a Roamio or Roamio Plus. The current Tivo's are located in our living room, and Are Called Living Room 1 and Living Room 2, but, the truth of the Mater is, one Tivo records the wife's shows (and some times mine when I have conflicts on my Tivo), the other records mine. I have it setup so that Both Tivo's Composite Out and Stereo outputs are in fed into a 4x1 switch, which feeds a wireless transmitter to send the signal to our bedroom. I then have the HDMI outputs from each Tivo Fed into our TV in the living Room. We can watch either Tivo from either Tivo by simply switching inputs on the Living Room TV, or by hitting the Guide button on the remotes in the bedroom which signals the 4x1 switch to switch inputs. I want to retain the ability to watch either Tivo in either room, and would like to use HD or Component Video for the Bedroom TV.

I could simply upgrade to the Roamio Plus, and use a Mini in the bedroom... but... the Wife wants to keep the recordings separate so she doesn't have to wade through mine and vs versa. also, We both keep both Tivo's filled up (we even have 500MB external storage).

So, I'm looking for suggestions.

My Thoughts are

Option 1, 2 Roamio's (or Roamio Plus's) in the Living Room and a Mini in the bedroom.. But, how does the storage compare to that of the Series 3 and Premier with 500mb external storage?

Option 2, Relocate one of the Tivo's to the bedroom and if we want to watch shows from the other Tivo, stream.. Only issues I see with this is Not being able to set up shows and passes from the remote room..

Option 3, 2 Roamio's (or Roamio Plus's) in the Living Room, use some sort of 2x2 splitter, or maybe 2 1x2 splitters and run HDMI cables from living room into bedroom. Using 2 1x2 splitters, we can use the existing TV's Inputs, a 2x2 splitter might cause issues if it's not a learning remote style.. I don't want any more remotes if I can help it. If I used the Plus's, I could use the Component outputs into the existing switch box I have and run component cables to the Bedroom. Wouldn't have to worry about any funky issues with resolution not matching up on hdmi like I've read about with the switches. (example, TV in bedroom couldn't support same resolution as one in the living room, could cause issues... so I've read).

and of course, If I go with the Roamio Plus's I would sell the Stream as it wouldn't be needed.. and I can upgrade in stages.. No need to do away with the Premier HD just yet.. would give me ability to spread out the costs of doing this over a month or two..

Any other ideas of suggestions? Thoughts.. Sorry this is such a long post.

Thanks, Connor

Why do all recordings stop when the tuning adapter disconnects

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:12
Every time the tuning adapter disconnects all recordings stop. Is there anything I can do about this?
I never had this problem on Windows Media Center

I wonder if I can just unplug the tuning adapter. I don't know what channels use it here in St Louis

Setting Search Options

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:39
When i search I virtually always search for HD content. Is there a way to set the search so that HD is set by default so I don't have to go in and change it every single time?
I did try searching the forum first but had no luck.

20.4.7 being loaded on Roamio

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:05
I see in the Roamio forum 20.4.7 is launching. Hopefully premiere will not be delayed.

Pending restart!!

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:05
Must be 20.4.7!!!

sort by episode and more

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:24
Here is scenario:

I entered a new one pass for Ken Burns Cancer. It happened that an airing if episode 1 was in progress. Tivo started recording it immediately. I realized that meant I would only get a partial recording even though it could be recorded in full later. So I immediately stopped and deleted that recording. Ideally it would reschedule recording that one, but I knew it wouldn't. I checked upcoming episodes and saw it would record each if the *other* episodes, but not #1.

So I manually requested recording of an airing of #1. This however meant that #2 would be recorded before #1.

Today I had a folder with all 3 episodes: 2, 1, 3. So it takes some looking to figure out what order to play them.

Out of this I have two suggestions:

1) If show is playing when pass is entered, go ahead and record (just in case) but also record it again in full.

2) Sort OnePass folder contents by episode number, not by the time they ate recorded.

Where is the IR receiver on TiVo Roamio box? (re: universal remote control)

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 19:48
I'm using a universal remote control that I'd like to use to control my TiVo Roamio but I need to stick an IR blaster on the TiVo Roamio Pro.

Where is the IR receiver on the Roamio box?

Wishlist for Specific Episodes

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:05
Prior to One Pass and the streaming options, I previously could, under Explore show, select a specific episode of a program I wanted and then choose "Create a WishList" to record that specific episode the next time it came on. Now, it only allows me to select streaming and purchase, no Wish List. Are there any options to do this other than just manually creating Wishlists for each episode or recording every episode in that season just to catch the episodes you want?

Stream in chrome ? Google arc

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:54
Is it possible to get the android app working on chrome now ? Anyone try?


Lost SDV Channels

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:59
I've had my Roamio Plus for two months and it has worked perfectly. This morning I turn the TV on and I don't have access to any SDV channels. The error is "This channel is temporarily unavailable". I power cycled both the TA and the Roamio. I then called TWC local tech support and they transferred me to the cable card support line.

The cable card tech had me redo the power cycle, and then check the TA diagnostics. The STATU SUMMARY read Ready, B'cast Only. At this point he said the TA was bad, so I packed it up and swapped it out at TWC.

I installed the new in box TA and got the same result. I called the TWC cable card support direct, and after several reboots he thinks the problem is local and I now have a repairman coming tomorrow.

Has anyone else encountered this problem?

My TA readings are;

Status Summary
Status: Ready - B'cast Only

POST and Boot Results
UNcfg: Broadcast

RF Statistics
Status: Locked

PowerKEY Information
EMMs: 0

Authorized: Yes
Service Gp: 32033
RF Ip Addr:
Status: Unavailable


BitDefender Screwing up Transfers

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:50
About a week ago my TiVo Desktop started to intermittently fail mid file transfer (but most of the broadcast networks shows would get through). I installed kmttg and it was having problems as well ("missing CR" & 403 errors). I thought it was a powerline network issue, but turned out to be BitDefender.

My son has had BitDefender on his PC for some time & never complained about his TiVo Desktop transfers failing, so I'm thinking this behavior is fairly recent. Is this a known issue? Is there a way to tell BitDefender this traffic is okay?


Roamio standard (temporary) loss of WiFi connection--a not important happenstance?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:38
Last evening, after watching a TiVo-recorded show on my 2-1/2-month-old TiVo Roamio standard, I went to delete the show and was surprised to see the message on the menu: WiFi connectivity has been lost--some TiVo features may not be available until WiFi connectivity is established again. Then, when I tried to delete the show, it wouldn't delete.

I checked my home network and Internet connection and it all was fine and running. Not knowing what else to do, I shut down/restarted the Roamio under the set's Help menu option. A few minutes later, I was up and running again, no issue, WiFi connection re-established, and delete capability restored.

A couple of questions.

1. As I said, a new TiVo Roamio (with a 90-day parts/labor warranty ending this month)--anything to be concerned about? Or is a connection loss and restart for something like this just a routine thing? I don't think that I've ever seen a WiFi connection loss with my many-years-old S2 TiVo set with wireless connection (or, it was so long ago that I don't remember it).

2. Isn't it odd that the Roamio wouldn't delete a show (recorded from OTA--a regular half-hour recording from network television) because of the absence of a WiFi connection? I also had tried to delete another show at the time (also a TiVo-recorded, OTA, network television show) with the same non-result.