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Comcast issues with Roamio

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:13
I have two TIVOS, a premier and a Roamio Pro.

The Premier works fine.

The Roamio I can not see HBO or get streaming videos from Comcast ( I can get from Netflix though)

New cable cards, reconfig ... to no avail.

Anyone know what is wrong ?

Non-TiVo Network Question

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:59
Hello All,

This morning I found that my TiVo no longer had a network connection after doing a little testing I found that everything in my AV rack area except my Denon Receiver (Pandora worked on on the Denon Receiver) had network issues including a HTPC. My AV area was served by 2 Gigabit Trendnet green switches (one 5 port and one 8 port) all the lights were on and indicating everything was working. I have another 8 port Gigabit Trendnet green switch I keep for backup tried it and same results (actually at that point even the Denon receiver stopped working). Long story short after much more testing of everything put in an older 5 port Netgear GB switch and everything connect to it worked fine, tried each of the 3 Trendnet switches again and nothing worked when connect to them.

Anyone have any ideas what happened? The Trendnet swiches had been in place for at least a year, I tested the spare switch in the past and it worked then, and I have changed nothing on my network in weeks.

TiVo OTR with Xfinity Go

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:25
I'm thinking about upgrading my TiVo HD to a Roamio OTR. I don't have cable and typically watch basic OTR shows. For the last year I've been using my parents username and password to watch the occasional Xfinity On Demand shows and HBO Go on my ipad.

Can the Roamio OTR use the internal app to watch Xfinity Go without a cablecard just like I can watch Netflix currently?

I don't watch enough TV to get Xfinity and don't have access to a cablecard.

Thank you!

Next week's Arrow is titled...

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:19
..."The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak."

Oh, yeah.

I read an interview with Rickards in which she says that Felicity's glasses are based on her own...and she had to get new, different glasses so she wouldn't walk around all the time looking like Felicity. :D

The Amazing Race OAD 10/17/14 "Thinly Sliced Anchovies"

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:10
Man...I just KNEW it was going to be a non-elim leg...they teased us all ep long with the possibility that the dentists were going to have to "burn" their "save.."

It was perverse fun to see them fail, though....:p;)

Did anyone else think the female maitre'D resembled the dentists? She was so tan and her teeth were so white...UGH!

The cyclists were so smart to take the icing bag with them...and MAN! What a nice prize--a brand new C-MAX Hybrid for EACH of them? WHOA!

All those sandwiches sounded nasty to me...:p:p

Geez, what is with the Mom & Daughter stewardesses? They are at each other all the time! They need to get their act together....for real!

(Sorry, bad with names...I have a good memory for other things, though...I think I would have rocked that sandwich challenge...:D)

Tivo Mini and Moca

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:12
I just got my Tivo and Tivo Mini. The tech (Suddenlink) had trouble getting the two units to talk to each other on my home network. He then installed the Moca device and it was able to get it to work. During the time that he was setting is up, I noticed an IP setting in my router that was wrong, I corrected that and I think that is why it would not work before.

My question is, is there an advantage to connecting one way vs. the other way (Moca Vs. ethernet)? The reason I ask is, that I spent a lot of time and trouble installing the ethernet cables in my house and now with the Moca box, they are unneeded.

Also, can I change the Tivo network settings from Moch to ethernet to check to see if it will work? Or would that just be asking for trouble?

Thanks and sorry if this question has bee asked before. I'm new here.

Splitting the signal with a tivo roamio

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:25
I have a tivo roamio and I'm trying to split the signal to a second tv in the same room. Any suggestions on what to use to convert hdmi to s video as this tivo s video outputs

Program type gone from wish lists?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:56
There used to be more options for wish lists.

My old direcTivo let me use show type or some such, so that I could have a list of all series premiers, and all season premiers.

I can't find anything parallel on the Roamio. In fact, I can't even find a way to limit a search to "Series" other than using it as a keyword (and presumably gettng a lot of baseball :)

Monthly Survey

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:06
Without discussing details, I found this month's Panel survey more interesting than most. Be interesting to see how much makes it into future features.

Season Pass GONE!

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:40
This is the second time I have had this issue! A season Pass that has been working fine gets removed. We wondered why a show was missing. I went to the Season Pass Manager and it was gone. This has happened twice now several months apart on 2 shows....and 2 different Premieres. Any idea why a Season Pass would be removed?

How many minis can connect to a Roamio Plus?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:36
Here's what I'm trying to set up . . .

I have an office building that has eight offices that need to watch a particular channel. Normally, I'd just put a splitter / amplifier on the incoming cable and then out to the TVs in the offices. But, since it's a business, our local cable company charges per cable outlet and they want over $1200 a month for eight outlets. What I'd like to do is have one outlet installed from the cable company, hook a Roamio up to it, and put eight minis in the offices wired through Ethernet (no cable outlets in the offices). They'd all be tuned to the same channel (business related). So, the question is, can one Roamio support eight minis if they're all watching the same channel / stream? If they're all tuned to the same channel, would they all just use the same tuner?

Streaming / Download Problems

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:56
iPad Air 128; ios 8+ Large Roamio (among 6 TiVos)

I have not had good luck streaming or downloading to any of my IOS devices. I have plenty of room on the target machines, selecting the smallest download size, sit directly in front of the WiFi (also tried several different routers), different iPhones & iPads as well as different IOS versions but I never get a clean file. Never have been able to stream an entire program and the best I get is 'Download Failed - Try Again' a dozen times before completion.

Is there any way to improve the download probability of completion?

I have NO problem with my SlingBoxes for years but TiVo Streaming just does not work for me.


How to Get Away with Murder 10/16/2014 Let's Get to Scooping

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:11
I haven't watched yet, but because I love Robin so much, I started the thread.;) Be back soon, so carry on without me.

TV blinds TiVo box to its remote

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:54
1. With TV off, every buttonpress on the peanut lights the yellow light on the TiVo. (i.e., it's receiving the signal from the peanut.)
2. I switch on the TV (a Sharp (brand) LCD flatscreen). The TV responds to commands from the peanut (VOL UP/DOWN, INPUT, etc.) but the TiVo does NOT, and the yellow light does not blink.
3. After 3-4 minutes the TiVo becomes intermittently responsive to the peanut.
4. After 6-7 minutes the TiVo is fully responsive to the peanut.

I believe the signals from the peanut are on IR (infra-red light), and I wondered if perhaps the TV was somehow emitting spurious IR, so I tried viewing it through a digital camera's viewfinder (which can "see" IR) but none was visible.

The problem is only in the nature of an annoyance, but I'd like to overcome it. TIA for any ideas.


Roamio Pro MBT?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:41
I have my Pro inside a cabinet with a closed door in my entertainment unit. The back of the cabinet has a decent size cutout to route cables though. The MBT was 48C. I added a fan inside the cabinet and now the MBT never goes above 45C. What are others seeing for your Pro (or Plus) MBT?

Amazon Prime Update

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:09
Not sure how good this information is, but I just called to cancel service on my old Premiere since we just got the Roamio, and the CSR said the "next" update will enable Amazing Prime Instant.

So we'll see!

Momentary Pause at Recording Startup?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:51
I setup my Pro to record the NLCS playoffs on Fox1 using a Season Pass. I was watching Fox1 prior to the recording starting. At the time the recording started, there was a very brief pause where the video and audio momentarily froze on my TV while the Pro started the recording. After the very brief pause, everything returned to normal. I've noticed this before on other channels so this was not an isolated incident. Is this normal operation for a Roamio?

CBS to offer streaming service

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:44
It is interesting, but I wonder how many people will subscribe...

I guess I just hate multiple multiple subscriptions, for me a DVR and an antenna would be a better solution. This service will allow you to watch CBS content, on demand, 24 hours after the on air showing. Not a bad service, but is it worth $6 a month for what is already essentially free content?

Also, will this be like Hulu with embedded commercials that cannot be skipped?


NCIS New Orleans Casting

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:34
Dean Stockwell will be guest stariing during November sweeps.

Oh Boy!

Xfinity OnDemand takes me to the CableCARD info screen and channel is not authorized

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:10
Just set up my Roamio Pro with xfinity and most of the channels seem to be working except for for HBO and OnDemand (may be others...I didn't check every channel). When I go to HBO or OnDemand I get the black screen that gives the CableCARD information for the cable provider. If I hit Clear to exit that screen the screen shows the "This channel is not authorized" screen and says to contact my cable provider (V58). After searching I found that it may help to do a chat with tech support and ask them to send an "init signal" and then reboot. I got a tech to do that and same problem after a reboot. Does it just take time for it to work or is there something else I could try? Thanks.