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Feasibility of an AT&T U-Verse TiVo?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:44
How feasible is the possibility of a TiVo that would work with AT&T U-Verse?

I realize that there are any number of problems, probably the biggest being the limit of 4 incoming feeds (that's a limit for the house, not per set-top box), but even a non-recording box with the TiVo interface (well, it would be recording, but only what was currently being watched on that particular STB) would be better than what exists now - there's no provision for frame-by-frame or slow motion. Even a one-tuner box (that mimics the STB - and only what was being watched could be recorded) would be better than nothing.

Network Roamio -- Same Cat5 for Tivo and internet access for computer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:37
I have what seems like a simple question but so far haven't found an answer.

I'm networking a new house (new to me, old house), and I want to run ethernet cable (Cat5) from a single Roamio to several rooms throughout the house. The reason I choose ethernet over MoCA is that I want to have internet access for computers in those rooms also. (And smart TV's, and other smart devices like PS4).

Can it all be one ethernet cable to each room? Or should I go ahead and run 2 -- one from the router, and one from the back of the Roamio for streaming content?

Thanks for any replies. I was thinking that perhaps the Roamio, if plugged into the back of the router (it will be co-located) might just talk to all the rooms, and I would perhaps use a switch box at the other end to enable two or more devices (such as a bedroom that has a computer and a TV with a Tivo Mini or Smart TV functions).

Seems like this would have already been asked and answered 1,000 times.

Metagenerator doesn't work with Netflix

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:52
I'm using version 351t10. I get the following error message when searching for a movie using Netflix

Quote: Search failed: An error occurred while parsing I get it when searching for any movie. An example, Godfather

I'm using FiOS.

'Intruders' - BBC America

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:32
New series starts August 23.

Quote: From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, the eight part series spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, the series is based on British novelist Michael Marshall Smith’s ‘The Intruders’. Stars John Simm and Mira Sorvino.



Welcome to Sweden airing double episodes, starting tonight

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:27
A heads up on Welcome to Sweden programming.

"Working the Engels", the show following WtS, has been cancelled, and NBC is yanking it from the schedule immediately. WtS will be pulling double duty, airing a (new) 2nd episode in the WtE timeslot.

Your guide may not get this update in time (it's effective tonight!), so you may need to set a manual recording.

BTW, Welcome to Sweden has been renewed for a second season.

Big Brother - 8/20/14

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:54
It's interesting how the Team America prank ended up royally screwing Zach. I give credit to Frankie for seeing that the house was turning against Zach, and seizing the opportunity. The next episode should be interesting. I assume Zach will have a global meltdown, and it will be fun to watch. They are also bringing someone back into the game from the jury. How funny would it be if Zach came right back into the game after getting backdoored? :)

This episode marked the first time I can recall where players openly acknowledged that Derrick is running the show, and that he will win if he makes it to the end. The season has sucked so far, but it should at least be a bit more interesting from this point forward.

How to sign in to YouTube on Series III?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:45
I'm trying to access my list on YouTube. Google blocks me (although my name and password are correct) then sends pithy messages to my email account, saying, in essence, they had blocked me. There are some things they suggest, including clicking to a site that says "allow" the site (they don't say _what_ site or if they're talking about my TiVo) access, but that doesn't work.

I can't find any solution on Google/YouTube help or help forums, although several have the same problem.

Do you know how to fix this?

Any one else have strange Record activity?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:17
Since the Summer update, my Roamio occasionally pretends to record shows. I say pretends because it turns on the red record light, and if I check my four tuners, I will find one that shows the record icon, and if I check the Guide for the channel to which the tuner is tuned, it will show that the program is being recorded. But nothing appears in "My Shows" or "To Do List" before, during, or after the record light activity.

I've checked my Season Passes, Wishlists and Manual Recordings and nothing matches the show that is seemingly being recorded. I've checked the History, and nothing appears for the program that the Tivo pretended to record. Anyone else see this kind of behavior? Or have suggestions for what else I should check?

CSpire Fiber??

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:59
I currently own a Roamio Plus and a Mini and am thinking about getting another Roamio Plus. A place where I own property is getting CSpire Fiber(think Google Fiber) with 1 Gb download speeds. The information on the Roamio say it doesn't work with Google Fiber, but is that Google Fiber TV or Internet?

I'm thinking if I get CSpire internet and then get Comcast TV, I will still be able to use all the Roamios at the new house. Is that correct?

Extant "More in Heaven and Earth" (8/20/14) [Spoilers, sure]

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:10
What is it with humans when they make contact with an extraterrestrial entity? Have none of these goobers ever seen Alien? Independence Day? Falling Skies? It almost always turns out bad for the locals. And you can never contain it.

Two questions - What year is this supposed to be?

Is this a one season show or do we know yet?

ETA: Yes, I forgot to add the title of the second ep. It's "Incursion."

Another Conflicts Issue

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:29
I have the Premiere XL with the latest (within the past couple weeks) update and am having a conflicts issue. I've read dozens of threads on conflicts and still can't understand what is happening.

I had two shows that were flagged with the red X as conflicts. I deleted the conflicting shows. Normally, I would check the next day and the conflicting show would then be set to record. In this case, those two still show as conflicts. When I highlight the show in the ToDo list, the explanation is that there are 4 conflicting shows. For one of these examples, there is just one other show recording at the same time, but for the other example, there's not even ONE conflicting show!, and yet they still show as conflicts. Its now been at least 4-5 days.

Is there something I'm missing, or some way to tell the TiVo to refresh the schedule?

Wilfred - Series finale

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:05
So Ryan is bat**** crazy, Jenna is a bitch, and the poor dog died (except for Ryan's imagination).

I thought it was pretty depressing for Ryan...
  • The man he thought was his father wasn't. But really truely loved him despite Ryan hating him for years.
  • Both Ryan's biological parents are crazy as ****.. He drew the short stick of the gene pool.
  • The dog dies.
  • Jenna leads Ryan on then gets back with Drew.

I was fooled at first, I thought the suicide attempt was a flashback of the pilot.

Anyone else see it???

iPad Channels not filtered as on Roamio

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:32
This happens with either OTA or Cable, but I remove channels I don't want from the standard menu item called "Channels" on the main Roamio (i.e. not favorite channel). My Mini channels match (I think). My iPad app shows all the channels regardless of what was deselected on the Roamio. In my title I say filtered, but I do NOT mean favorite listing. I mean removing the channel under Menu>Settings>Channels (or whatever).

The pain with this, is that my wife and I maybe don't remember that we don't get that channel. We see something we want to watch, so we select it. Then, we get the blank screen with the box saying to contact your cable provider type of deal.

Is there a way to make the iPad app see only the channels available / selected in the Channel lineup? Tell me what I should try and report back on.

I thought of creating a favorite listing of all the channels that we get, but seems like the backwards way of making it work.

The Strain - S01E06 - Occultation - *spoilers*

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:36
I'm still really enjoying this show. I'm not sure why it isn't getting more discussion here, but it's probably my favorite new series of the season.

Wireless to Ethernet Solution for SVR-2000 with Turbo Net

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:35
My nephew recently inherited my old SVR-200 as a going away to college gift.

He is staying in a dorm which has wireless access, but no ethernet availability to use with the TIVO which has a Turbonet card installed.

What options (if any) are available to use the wireless signal in the dorm, and set up an ethernet port connection for the TIVO to connect to the service?

I have been looking at wireless adapters and bridges, but am not sure exactly what I need to make this work.

Thanks for any help.

Rectify returns for a third season

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:52
Haven't seem much here at TCF on "Rectify", but it's been renewed for a third go-around....looking forward to binge watching this since our cable system recently added Sundance.

Masters of Sex renewed for S3

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:44
Not a big surprise, but welcome news nonetheless...12 ep season in 2015.

Double Recordings

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:31
Kind of strange occurrence that has happened twice now (once a week). I have a scheduled Season Pass for "Under The Dome" on Monday nights. For the past two weeks, this recording has been missing from the "My Recording Screen" once another recording has completed the following day. Another multiple recording (Folder) is showing up twice. I need to restart the TiVo Premiere each time in order to get back the missing recording of "Under The Dome" and it then has the other folder showing up once as it should be. Any one else run into this issue and if so, how did you solve it? I called technical support and they just had me change the Season Pass options from "Space Needed" to "Keep Until I Delete". Thanks

YouTube app won't start

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:44
Since the spring update, my roamio plus youtube app won't start. I get the youtube logo, and then it just sits there, until I exit the app. I was hoping the summer update might make it start working again, but that didn't happen. I have a mini also, and the youtube app there is fine. Youtube works fine from several other devices on the same switch as the roamio.

Anyone have any ideas? I talked to customer support a little while back and they basically said they don't know what's wrong and I'd have to send it in to get it addressed. I've been reluctant to do that, but I really like the youtube app and want it to work like it used to. Is an exchange my only hope? How do I exchange without being without the tivo for a period of time?


Anyone had to return DirecTV TiVo?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:02
I haven't been willing to get a DirectTV HD TiVo because I hate the idea that you have to buy it but you don't own it.
Has anyone been forced to return a unit that they bought?

We have older DirecTV TiVos and a variety of TiVos, all of which are mine. We keep going in circles about upgrading our dish but keep getting stuck on this idea. My husband feels that they aren't going to want a used unit back. I just can't get past those terms.