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Sortable columns for the online 'todo' list

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:55
I'd like to be able to sort the todo list by day of week recordings. That would let me know, at a glance, how many shows I have on a given day of week.

OTA on Roamio

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:16
I currently have two 2 tuner premieres I use to record OTA. I have a decent setup with a rooftop antenna and preamp that seems to work pretty well. I also have a roku for streaming prime, netflix, hulu plus etc. My question is is there a reason to upgrade to a roamio? Only the basic does OTA from what I have read. It seems I would just gain another two tuners and some speed with the UI and apps? Not sure I care about the apps as like I said I have a roku 3 which works really well. Can anyone whose gone from a premiere to a Roamio for OTA chime in on why they did it what their experience is?
Thanks and Happy New Year!

Lost component video

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:03
A few days ago, I lost component video output. Was there a software release that might have messed this up (Software version Any suggestions for debugging the issue?


Slider Remote for Roamio - Bluetooth?

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 07:28
Does the current slider remote for the Roamio have Bluetooth? If it does have such functionality, it is not mentioned on the TiVo website.

Happy New Year!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:24
The new Netflix app (with profiles!) and the opera app store just showed up. :D

200 shows from my previous Tivo HD HDD stored on my PC

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:52
I have 200 shows from my previous Tivo HD HDD stored on my PC in my Tivo Desktop.

I want to copy them to a new 500gb HDD I just installed in my Tivo HD.

Do I have to select each show and send it to my "To Do List" to transfer or is there an easier way to do it?


Basic TiVo Service video failures

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:36
My decade-old Toshiba Series 2/DVD player with free TiVo Basic service has a progressing problem. Video got dark, red-shifted, and wobbly/fuzzy in recent months, and in the past month it began intermittently going to black for a few seconds when playing back a TiVo recording or watching live TV (though sound is unaffected). This week my device reports no Cable TV input; except during "blinks" menus work but are now superimposed on a black screen. Built-in troubleshooting didn't resolve anything. I can now only play back old recordings (with poor video as I was getting from watching live TV until that went black this week).

Scanning this forum for ideas, I rebooted the Toshiba and converter boxes, without effect. All cables are securely connected. I connected my Comcast HD coax cable service and SD converter box directly to the TV RF input and got a bright, steady, properly-colored, blink-free picture, so the problem seems to be the TiVo unit itself.

Issue 1: Any other fix ideas for this beloved relic?

Issue 2: If it's dead, my non-monthly fee replacement options seem limited (Full TiVo would have cost me $1000+ over the past 10 years, during which time Tivo Basic service has been peachy), but watching commercials again is a drag. Reviews for new stand-alone DVRs aren't good, leading me to seek out used device with TiVo Basic service attractive. Two questions:
  • Would any used Toshiba SD-H400 offer me TiVo Basic? Some I find on eBay say they do, some say not, though tivopedia says they all came with TiVo Basic Service.
  • Same questions about the Pioneer DVR-810H-S, as well as any general guidance about this machine?
Grateful for your thoughts...

New Roamio on the way! Can I transfer existing Premiere recordings to new Roamio?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:23
Like the title says, I've got a new Roamio Plus on the way. The Roamio will be replacing an existing Premiere that has a number of shows that I'd like to transfer to the Roamio when it arrives. Can I do that? If so, how?

Desktop Plus to iPad Problem

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:34
Hello all,

I have searched for this problem but I can't find a thread. I have Desktop Plus. I used to download shows to my PC, then right click a show and select convert for iPhone. As long as I checked "delete file when complete," the transfer to my iPhone was flawless.

I have since purchased an iPad Mini. The shows I downloaded for my iPhone transferred to my iPad no problem. But anything I have tried to download and convert for iPad isn't showing up on the iPad. They appear in the iTunes "TV Shows" section on my PC but they don't seem to make it over to my iPad no matter what I do. I have made sure that the sync settings "Sync TV Shows" and "Include all episodes" are checked.

Does anyone have any ideas?


MGMHD on FiOS. Nothing xfers past 300MB

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:41
I didn't notice this problem on my S3 or Elite. I've tried to transfer multiple recordings, and rerecorded many programs to try and get good copies. The result is always the same: The transfer starts slow, remains slow, then dies at around 300MB. Anyone else served out of of Burlington, MA notice the same?

I'm using curl with tivodecode.

SoapNET canceled

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:55
ABC/Disney has pulled the plug on SoapNET, it was scheduled to go off the air at 12am Dec 31st. For whatever the reason, BHN pulled the network in the last hour and wiped it from boxes and cablecards. Your TiVo should be announcing soon this channel has been deleted.

RIP Soap Network

Why do you have DriectTV?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:16
My brother and I are looking into changing from Cox to DriectTV. Yes, this will mean I will lose the use of my TiVo. My brother has friends who use DriectTV and he states the picture quality is so much better than what Cox provides. Is this true and can anyone verify this?

If we do change, how good/bad is the Genie box/UI? (I know it NOT a TiVo)

How is DriectTV VOD service? My brother was playing with it at his friends house and it seem offer more stuff than Netflix. Is this true?

What bundle package do any of you use? Because I am in a wheelchair I want the movie channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.)

Is DriectTV really cheaper then Cox? We will need to keep the Cox internet service, so can I keep the MoCa hook up? Now I have it hook-up to the TiVo and the Playstation3.

Any info regarding DriectTV will be welcome. What should/can we negotiate for?

FIOS MOCA networking

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:14
I have a Roamio plus and a Mini connected via coax only to my FIOS cable. They are physically connected to my Verizon 9100em router via a splitter, and everything works great because they connect to the internet and Verizon just fine. I installed kmttg today and while it "discovers" my two Tivo devices, it wont connect to my Roamio Plus. The following error message is displayed:

Exit code: 7
Check YOUR MAK & IP settings

curl: (7) couldn't connect to host

I have verified the MAK is correct by looking at the Roamio and verifying it is the one I use on my Iphone. I have also verified the IP address as well.

The only anomaly I notice is that I cant ping either Tivo devices IP address. I'm not a MOCA expert, so this might be expected, because they are obviously on the network because they are connecting to the Internet and Verizon, and the kmttg app discovers them.

Does anyone have a suggestion for me?


Check internal temp?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:08
Is there anyway to check the internal temp in the Roamio? I've looked, but haven't seen it.

Another Update?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:47
So I got home from work and I noticed my Tivo pulling a long update, it's holding at 90%. I already have the Opera TV Store and all the existing apps. So what's this about, Guide data does not take this long to my knowledge. When this is done, will reboot and let you know what shows up differently.

Cable card

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 14:52
I have verizon fios. Can I buy a cable card on eBay and register it with fios? I hate paying 5 bucks a month for those damn things


TiVo Premiere - Randomly pausing

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 13:31
Have TiVo Premiere that has begun to randomly freeze/pause during playback of recorded shows. When it happens, the remote does nothing. If you try to fast forward or rewind, the green progress bar comes up but nothing happens. Eventually it will start playing again on it's own. When it first began, it would do it every so often, but now the incidents are getting closer and closer together.

Very annoying to say the least.

What's your best guess....failing hard drive? If so, is this something someone like me (ie: no experience) can replace herself? Is Weaknees the way to go?

edit to add: Not sure if it makes any difference, but it does not seem to do it when watching live tv.

Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX for $119.99

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 13:17
at Newegg. Use PROMO CODE: EMCWVTW226

Macroblocking on 3 channels?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 13:13
Installed a basic Roamio this week. I'm on fios in Richmond va. The three main local channels 506/508/512 are macro blocking every few seconds. It ranges from mild to severe. Every other channel is perfect.

So far:

The signal strength seemed low at 70 so I installed a +15 db signal amp but it didn't help.

I've changed cables. no help

I've changed the box to another outlet and the macro blocking is still there.

SNR is 27

Also I've got a roamio plus that's been installed since early Sept with no problems.

Any ideas what's going on? Thanks.

Gateway not found

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:27
Hey all, kind of continued:
Code: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=512541 The above was mainly "weak signal" and I got that fixed; averaging a 85% signal strength now since I named the 5GHz SSID different then the 2.4GHz SSID.

Started last night, TiVo rebooted itself and couldn't get it back connected, rebooted router and Tivo didn't do any good so I was able to connect to the 5GHz band with a 40% signal so left it there till today.

Anyone know there are two network adapters in the roamio?
1 for the 5GHz and one for the 2.4GHz
I found this out because there are two different MAC addresses for each.

Spent some time today trying to get it back reconnected to the 2.4GHz signal and going through the network setup I keep getting N02 error No gateway :confused:

So, I tried assigning a static IP address, and adding the Tivo to the router to connect to that IP, no go, still can't find gateway when I try to connect to the Tivo service but the network page shows it connected to my router and 80% signal strength but can't find gateway??

Finally removed the static IP from the router and Tivo, rebooted both and got it connected back again and downloaded from the TiVo service but don't know for how long.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance