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No sound for 3 seconds

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:50
I have had my Roamio for about a year and on most recorder show I have no sound for about 3 seconds and they everything is fine. No problems with live tv just like to know if anyone else has this or is it a problem?

quick question..... help needed with my MoCa setup

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:41
There are 3 rooms in my house involved here.

1) side room, includes Verizon FIOS router which cannot be moved

2) bedroom, has a Tivo Roamio with the MoCa bridge enabled. There is currently no ethernet cable going into this room. I do NOT wish to add any ethernet cables to this room.

3) living room, has a Tivo premiere. There currently IS an ethernet coming into this room from a different room. This setup looks terrible.

My goal is to get rid of the ethernet cable coming into the living room from a different room.

Here is what I have in mind....

I would like to establish a MocA to ethernet connection in my living room. ALSO, i would like to add a 4 port ethernet switch to this exact same area.

I already have in my possession a couple of Actiontec ECB2500C MoCa network adapters.


Sooooooo........ what is the best way to proceed here?

Is this a simple matter of using a COAX splitter in the living room, and running one coax line from that to my Tivo Premier, and then the other side of it to the Moca Adapter that I already have, and then connecting an ethernet switch to the MoCa adapter?

Or is there a better way to do this?

Any assistance that you can provide in this matter will greatly appreciated.



Season Pass only new shows?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:11
Practically all of my season passes are configured for only new broadcasts.
I'm now seeing many lined up to record that are NOT NEW. Multiple old shows to be recorded within a short period.

Blue Spinning Circle Problems

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:04
For those of you who don't ordinarily check the Roamio board, there is a new thread dealing with blue spinning circle hang problems with Roamios and Premieres. Problem may be widespread judging by posts. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=520089

New Show: "A-Z" pilot available online

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:27
Looks cute.


See if you can guess who the narrator is. I thought it was

Spoiler: Allison Janney

but the credits say

Spoiler: Katey Sagal

What's the current software version for Series 1

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:13
I just got off the phone with Tivo trying to get some help with the known problem "Failed while loading series". They started out helpful but when the questions started to get hard they reverted to "we can't help you because it doesn't have the original disk" line.

One thing that came out is they say the current software for a Philips Series 1 should be 7.2. This web-page says the same thing: http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/311/

But all four of my Tivos have been on 3.0-(something) for years. Putting an older image on a disk and letting it upgrade also went to 3.0.

I can't help but think their documentation is wrong. But if it's correct, then how to I get it up update past 3.0?

Does anyone have a Series 1 Philips Tivo with software newer than 3.0?

Rush - season thread - **spoilers**

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:35
I am kind of surprised to not see a thread about this show. I have been enjoying it and have SP.

I like the character (and the actor!!) and it is a nice take on a different version of Royal Pains. Basically Hank Med set in LA with drugs and guns and such. The Doc is an interesting character and I can't figure out how he is able to deal with emergencies after taking the stuff he takes.

Anyone else watching?

Big Brother 8/14/2014 - Eviction night

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:10
Another predictable episode from a season of predictable episodes. Same formula as always. They focus on Nicole and that she's going home, then the red herring of Donny being such a big threat, then a couple of the houseguests saying, "You know, Nicole makes a good point, perhaps we should vote Donny out?" And in the end, Nicole goes unanimously.

Then they show them fawning over the Dallas Cowboys, and Jerry Jones who never met a TV opportunity he didn't like. Only funny part of was seeing Christine look up and Whitten. My sons and I were talking about how we'd have a hard time with that if we were chosen to go. As we are all avowed NY Giants fans and thus Cowboy haters, having to wear their stuff on national TV would have been horrible and highly hypocritical. I think, if it were my shoes, I'd have had to make a "bold gesture" and give my "prize" to one of the other houseguests.

And lastly, just to make matters worse, we have to endure another 5 minutes of Rachel Riley fame. At that point I shut off the recording and went to prepare for bed. She makes me want to bust my eardrums.

One Tuner Out

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:05
Help! In recent weeks, I have lost one of two tuners on my Premiere several times. I turn on the TV, the tuner showing is working. I switch to the other and it's blank - with the searching for signal error message.

I reboot and both tuners are working again. Also the last program recorded on the channel to which the non-working tuner was tuned was recorded.

Any idea on what keeps knocking out one tuner and what can I do to stop it?

Roamio In-home downloads get stuck

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:06
I have had this problem crop up numerous times. The recent software update certainly made downloads go faster again, but I'm still having this issue.

Essentially, I will queue up a bunch of shows that I want to download to my iPad (for watching on a airplane or when I have no/bad wifi connectivity, so streaming isn't an option). At first everything will go fine.

But at some point, the downloads will just stop. Whatever show it's on will just not download any more. the iPad thinks it is still downloading (at least, the icon stays as the pause icon [meaning it is the one currently being downloaded]), but nothing.

If you try to manually select another show farther in the queue, it will show "0.00 B of XXX GB. Calculating..." and just stay stuck on calculating.

I'm not sure if it will stay stuck like this forever. I have sometimes also seen a handful of the shows in queue showing as "download failed" and it looks like it's stuck on whatever one is next in queue, but I'm not sure if this is the same problem, just farther along in the process. I assume it probably is.

Sometimes, when I've seen this issue, I've been able to fix it by going back to Streaming setup and redone setup. Then I go back and restart the failed download and it starts right back up again. But sometimes this doesn't work (like right now). The setup goes fine, but the download still never starts.

I've tried deleting my whole queue, then restarting the app, then adding a show to download again, and it just stays stuck in the calculating step.

Anyone have any ideas? Rebooting the Roamio is the next step, but I'm in the middle of recording stuff now so don't want to interrupt that process. Plus, this seems to happen often enough that rebooting is not an acceptable long term solution.

Aluminum foil in remote to increase range

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:37
Has anyone opened up their Series3 peanut remote and placed aluminum foil inside to increase the range of the remote?

There are lots of sites that talk about opening a remote control and placing a piece of aluminum foil over the IR emitter inside in order to increase the range of the remote. Here are some of the sites that discuss it:


I'm wondering if this actually works on the S3 remote before I go about opening up the remote, which seems to be a pain based on this:



Garfunkel and Oates on IFC

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:39
Think Broad City meets Flight of the Conchords. I find it very funny and a pleasure to watch.


Month-old Roamio Pro Hanging with spinning circle

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:22
Roamio Pro suddenly has begun hanging, with spinning window-like circle. For example, clicking on a recorded program frequently results in a blank screen with spinning circle hanging for about 30 seconds to a minute before program starts. Tried power-cycling, but problem remains. Suggestions? Call Tivo for warranty resolution?

Spinning blue circle 😳

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:20
I have noticed since Tivo did their fall update the spinning blue circle in constantly popping up when I switch from screen to screen. Sometimes it just returns to Tivo Central.

It seems to have slowed down the whole process. Just wondering if anyone else is have this issue.

I have 2 Tivo Roamio Pros and it is on both of them.

Thanks, Debbie

Series 2 channel changing issues

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:23
I have TWC cable. They recently updated to digital channels. My Series2 won't change channels with the DTA box and IR cables. I have tried numerous codes and nothing is working. I have tried 3 sets of IR cables, 2 calls to Tivo and 2 techs from TWC have come out in the last 2 weeks. Can someone give me any other ideas? I love my Tivo and have a lifetime on 2 units that I cannot use as they are.

To Do List Problems

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:07
I'm having an issue with the To Do List and with changing recording options on scheduled shows. Because the HD menus do not show an indicator when a show is being clipped, I have to check the recording options of each show to make sure they are starting and ending on time.

However, when I try to use the right-arrow to go into a show on the To Do List, I get the "wait" spiral for a minute, then it jumps back to the To Do List.

There doesn't appear to be any way to get into the options. I've tried displaying the program guide, finding the scheduled show, and using "Season Pass and Other Options" to get into the options, but it does the same thing - except it kicks me back to the program guide.

Anyone else experiencing this?

Zoom setting doesn't stick

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:06
Is it just me pressing the zoom button unintentionally, or does the latest firmware have an issue where the zoom setting keeps reverting to either zoom or full? I don't think it is me since this never happened before the latest update.

Also, when I notice that SD content is full screen and I press the zoom button once, it shows PANEL. That would appear to indicate that the Tivo thinks the setting is still PANEL, not ZOOM or FULL???? Pressing it repeatedly until it cycles back to PANEL causes the SD content to revert to showing sidebars as expected.

This issue is HIGHLY annoying. When the zoom setting changes and I don't notice it, ALL programming expands to fill the screen and I don't notice it right away until I realize that shows that I know to be SD look worse than usual.


Internet usage on local play?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:56
Relatively new Tivo user here. About 2 weeks now. Have a Roamio Plus and one Mini.

One of my big reasons for adopting Tivo was the stream capability. Have kids ages 11 and 13 and don't want to put TVs in their bedrooms, but don't mind them streaming a few programs to their iPads.

Previously they were streaming over the net using apps from Disney Channel, ESPN, etc. But my ISP caps data usage (250 GB / mo) so that's not sustainable.

While the Tivo Streaming is functionally working great, data usage really hasn't changed much. I deleted the other streaming apps from their devices so that isn't even an option. I would have expected SOME noticeable decrease in data usage.

So with that background out of the way, my question is would Tivo Stream still be using any significant amount of Internet data even when streaming on our local network?

Yesterday for example, kids were gone half of the day and ISP reported data usage of 15 GB.

Between tablets, smartphones, computers, game consoles and other connected devices in the house, it's frustrating to try and track down this usage. My ISP just gives me a very basic reporting page which lists total usage month-to-date. Trying to track down specific sources of usage is frustrating.

Local setup is Moca with a stand-alone Moca adapter in front of the cable modem, then patched into the wifi router via ethernet.

I'm not even sure how the ISP data reporting works. Part of me wonders if the Moca setup could somehow be erroneously ticking the ISP's data tracking, even though the traffic is all local.

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

Big Brother - 8/13/14

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:05
Escape Goat.

That's all I've got. :)

Tivo Mini...watch two channels at the same time

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:01
Looking at getting a Roamio and a Tivo Mini. Right now I have a Tivo HD (series 3) with Two Tuners. I find myself watching a couple sporting events on different channels at the same time. I have one tuner on ESPN, pause...hit Live TV (which changes the tuner) go to FOX Sports for example and watch that game till commerical...hit Live TV and go back to the other tuner (ESPN) and watch that game (rewinding if I need too) and as long as I am within each channels 30 minute buffer this works beutifully (all my directv friends are envious).

My question is...can Tivo Mini do this? Can it switch between a couple tuners on the Tivo Roamio? This could be a deal breaker!