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V70 insights

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:32
Note: This will be a little long, so I'm going to break it up into chunks.

I just went through the v70 troubles well documented here. Today when working with support* I stumbled upon some info that may be helpful.

The equipment:
- Tivo Premiere 2 Tuner Series 4 (Room B)
- Tivo Mini (Room B)
- Tivo Roamio 4 tuner series 5 (Room A)
- Cisco WRT54G Router (basement)
- Cisco 5 port 10/100 hub (Room B
- Cisco WRT54G router (Room A)
- Netgear 24x1gbps switch (Basement).

- Rebooting
- 2x force connects on all
- Powercycle on all incl network
- Rename, 2x force, reboot (all)
- Letting sit on for 12 hours after all of the above.

What worked:
- MRV between the Premiere and Roamio

What did not work:
- Tivo Mini (Saw both devices, got downloads, v70 error)

*First person refused to help as soon as "switch" was mentioned. Asked for an escalation and got a helpful person.

Roamio basic Tuner PQ vs older models (OTA)

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:02
Hi -

I recently unplugged my Tivo HD from OTA (Amazon Basics antenna w/ amp), since I wanted to test the Tuner on the TV itself (new Samsung F8500 series), and I noticed that the PQ is much better, and CW channel doesn't pixelate anymore.

For people who have had the new Roamio lines (especially basic), how does the PQ compare to Premieres & Series 3 on OTA ?



Remote Code for Arcam AVR360 (Volume/Mute)

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:57
Does anyone know what the Tivo remote code is for an Arcam AVR360 A/V receiver to control volume and mute?

Tivo Roamio Pro Remote - old Tivo models work?

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:32
Being frugal (read cheap) I want to get a Tivo remote on eBay for my new Tivo Roamio Pro. We want his and her remotes.

Has anyone tried an older Tivo remote as a second remote on a Pro?

Has anyone tried the DirectTV remote on the pro?

Retired and saving money if possible,


iOS Chrome Browser sudden problems

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:50
Using Chrome browser on iPad 4, suddenly today I get the following error when trying to preview a post, and at other times:
Quote: This page cannot be loaded via the Chrome Data Compression Proxy. Try reloading the page. ... and reloading does nothing. I've shut down Chrome and cleared all data,cookies, cache etc. Nothing helps. AFAIK, there have been no recent updates to the Chrome browser app.

I don't have such problems browsing other forums with Chrome and I don't have this problem browsing TCF with Safari. However I much prefer to use Chrome for several reasons.

I have to assume this is a problem with the TCF.

HDMI for video and Stereo out for audio?

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:38
I want to hook a Tivo Mini up to one of my monitors. It has an HDMI video input but no speakers. Can I use the HDMI for video and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable for audio out to external speakers?

A shortcut for changing setting on 30+ programs to: "Until I Delete" ?

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 00:22
I have a Series 3 and a Premiere. Each has about 30+ movies which are scheduled to be deleted this week. Is there a shortcut for changing all of them (i.e., 30 movies at a time) to, "Until I Delete" ... instead of spending 30 mins opening the menu for each movie to change the setting individually?

Thanks much!

Will New Settings be applied on recording that already began?

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:36
Hello I was curious to know whether the recording settings on a program would be updated if the program had already began recording. These new settings would be applied by sending a request to record that episode with the new settings via remote scheduling.

RF dongle for Roamio Remote?

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:21
Does anybody know if the RF dongle that comes with the Slide Pro remote for the Mini will work with the regular Roamio remote. I recently received a Roamio remote for my Mini as I personally did not want the slide remote. I emailed TiVo a few days ago to ask about buying the RF dongle for the remote, and they stated: "The dongle will only work the Slide Pro remote and not with a Roamio remote."

That doesn't make sense to me. If the dongle is a receiver for RF remotes, wouldn't it work with the standard Roamio remote since it has RF capability? Or am I wrong in this assumption?

Can somebody please let me know if this would actually work? And if it does, how can I get a dongle from TiVo?

Thanks for your help!

After booting FiOS DVRs, TiVo Roamio Pro saving me money, frustration

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:55
Well, I'm pleased to say I'm back with TiVo.

I was spending this to have TV+DVR in three rooms with FiOS Quantum:

$22/month - FiOS DVR service (6 tuners)
$7.99/month - first box
$7.99/month - second box
$7.99/month - third box

$45.97 total

Now I'm spending this:

$19.99/month - TiVo fee (I got in on the discounted preowned deal -- save on box price and have a slightly higher monthly fee)
$4.99/month - CableCARD fee

$24.98 total

And with two Minis I now have TiVo in all three rooms. Still with 6 tuners.

Yes, I had upfront costs with TiVo, but the service is so much better and I can sell the boxes later if I want.

Other pluses:

+ So much faster. Inputting channels took forever on the FiOS DVRs. Typing in channel "505" would sometimes take me to 505 after a few seconds. But more regularly it would take me to channels 50, 05, 5005, 55, etc.
+ More integrated. A search for "Broad City," for example, gives me upcoming showings, Amazon Prime listings, and showings on my DVR.
+ Episode numbering and list. I love that I can make sure I'm watching shows in order.
+ First aired date. TiVo tells me when the show first aired, so I know whether it's pretty new or really old.
+ iPad app. Streaming live TV out of home or in. Finding shows to watch while sitting on the couch. Downloading shows for offline viewing. It's awesome. When browsing movies you see their Metacritic score. When browsing live sporting events, you see their Thuuz score. Love that because I use both of those sites.
+ What to Watch Now. I'm digging this portion of the TiVo menu. My favorite part is probably the list of all the movies playing now. It even shows the movie posters.

What else do you love about TiVo that FiOS DVRs don't have?

Keep HDD from Premiere in Roamio?

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:31
Just purchased a new Roamio OTA, but we have an upgraded 1TB drive in the Premiere it will be replacing that I would like to use instead of the stock 500GB drive in the Roamio.

What is the easiest way to move this drive to the Roamio and keep all of the recordings?

Transfer Issues

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:10
I've got a Tivo Series 2 Dual Tuner and have been running a Macbook Pro with Roxio Toast Titanium 11 with Tivo Transfer (and pyTivox which I don't use) and have had no problems up until 2 weeks ago (approx.)

Tivo transfer can see my PVR and see the shows on it but when you go to transfer from the Tivo to the Mac the show queues up but stays in waiting mode for 2 or 3 minutes and then disappears as if it had been transferred.

I've tried rebooting the Tivo, my router (Tivo is wired directly into router) and the Mac. Still have the same problem. I would have said this is a network issues but Tivo transfer can see the PVR, can see the shows, but can't transfer them from the Tivo.

On the Tivo PVR side, I can see the folder where the files are and I can actually transfer from the hard drive to the PVR to watch them.

I don't think this has anything to do with Tivo no longer supporting Desktop for Mac and I am doubting it is a network issue. Any thoughts on why I can't transfer from the Tivo to my Mac?

Thanks, David

Tivo connected to another Charter account..Can't activate

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 18:57

I bought a used Tivo online. Had a Charter tech over today to install the tuner and card. Charter could not activate my dvr because, they tell me, that this dvr is still registered with another active charter customer. They said I have to contact the customer and ask them to call in and remove the dvr from their account. I've contacted the seller and waiting for a response.

Has anyone come across this problem and know of a work around other than having to be at the mercy of the original owner/seller to take the time to contact Charter?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

Audio and Video sync problem -- Desktop Plus

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:17
I am using TIVO Desktop Plus to copy recorded shows from both my TIVO Premier 4 and my TIVO Series 2 recorders. The shows copy to my PC ok and play well using Windows Media. However, when I then use the Convert For MPEG-4 option on the TIVO Desktop, the audio and video are not in sync on the resulting MPG files. I just spend about an hour chatting with a Tivo rep and they could not figure it out and suggested that I post in the forum. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? Thanks.

ReadyNas RN10400 ON Sale $140 AR

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:57
Fry's has diskless ReadyNas RN10400 for special price of $220 with a rebate of $80. Shipped free.



Introduction And New TiVo Roamio Vs. Used TiVo Premiere

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:47
I am brand new to this forum, so I just wanted to introduce myself and them ask some questions. I am a current DISH 722K user. I was all set to cut the cord in April 2014, but my wife loves the Dallas mini series. DISH cut my rate in half for one year, so I am taking time to see what my best choices are today.

We are also NetFlix users, so between that and Over The Air (OTA), DISH content is really no longer necessary for us. My wife, however, records a soap opera daily from CBS through OTA signal, which is why I joined this forum.

Someone on another forum suggested either a new TiVo Roamio or a used TiVo Premiere with Lifetime Service. I am still trying to find out the pluses and minuses of new vs. used. Certainly there is the issue of the warranty on a new device. With regards to features, what are some of the biggest differences between the new Roamio and the older Premiere?

Also, with regards to the cost of Lifetime Service. I see that some people have been able to get a $99 deal for Lifetime Service. Is that a Black Friday deal, a longtime customer deal, or something else?

Finally, the issue of streaming comes to mind. I have a legacy Slingbox PRO HD and a DISH Sling Adapter. Both fulfill by needs pretty well currently. Would the Slingbox PRO HD work pretty well with a TiVo Roamio or TiVo Premiere? Also, is there some means to stream natively on certain TiVos? If so, how does that compare to Slingbox?

My family and I currently have mainly Android phones and a couple of Android tablets, so any thoughts of steaming would be with those devices in mind. Also, with my Slingbox and DISH adapter, I can watch on a PC remotely. Is that also an option with any sort of TiVo streaming device(s)?

Newest Tivo model that will work with DirecTV (SD)?

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:31
After a number of upgrades, I have quite a collection of retired Tivos (Series 2DT, Series 3, Premiere) that have all be used with Comcast. I have a second home in the mountains that has DirecTV (SD service - HD is not available due to line-of-site) with a Tivo Series2 single-tuner (standalone, not integrated DirecTivo) that has been faithfully chugging away for close to 10 years with no failure.

My question is, despite this unit running fine, I was wondering if it makes sense to swap out with something from my graveyard? What's the latest Tivo model that can operate standalone with DirecTV?

I am hoping that once DirecTV's new satellite 14 comes online mid this year, I will be able to receive HD programming and will upgrade to a Tivo-compatible HD receiver.


Tivo And Amazon

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:22
I bought some shows from Amazon and I put a new drive in the Tivo and went to pull the shows back and on the download page it will only let me select one of the other Tivo's but not the one it was downloaded to originally. It show already download so it won't let me pick it again.

Series 3 w/ Lifetime

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:38
I have Series 3 (LED) with Lifetime that I no longer need. I would like to get something for it, but I think it's having some issue with HDMI out (doesn't work) and the component does work but has a slight flicker in the menus.

Any idea of the value? Can the video issues be repaired and be valuable to someone? I don't want a lot for it, but would like to get something.

Let me know your thoughts...


comcast SF bay area, Jade channel 360, tivo HD

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:22

Anyone with TivoHD and subscribe to jade channel 360 able to receive programming? Can someone try and let me know?

I have spent multiple sessions with comcast trouble shooting, swapping cable cards, comcast sending signal to cable card, rebooting the tivo, etc...

Still our jade channel 360 does not show up. signal strength indicator shows 100% like all of the other channels. We also tried adding attenuators to the physical cable just in case the signal was too strong.

All of our other normal channels work including HD channels.
Could this be a tivo software issue?

I tried everything I can think of for comast to try.

Did comcast switch to mpeg4 for certain channels maybe?

Please advise.