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Dual drive 4tb upgrade

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 11:18
Weakness is selling a dual drive (internal/external) upgrade for the Romios.

I don't want to spend the money for that. I already have several spare 4tb drive av drives.

If they can make it work, why can't we?

How are they getting it to work?

What is the process?



Question about the Mini's remote control

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 09:36
What type of remote comes with the Mini? Is it the same IR/RF that comes with the Roamio or it just the standard IR control?

I looked all over Tivo's site and couldn't find any solid info about the remote, even on their accessory site, they list replacement remotes for all Tivos except the Mini.


comcast on-demand

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 09:18
I have on-demand thru Comcast. does that mean I can get it on the Premiere dvr?

Tivo S2 Upgrade from bad hard-drive?

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 01:34
I have a S2 Tivo which started getting stuck on the welcome/powering up screen. It would sit there for a few mins, then the light on the front momentarily goes off and reboots itself again. It's the original drive which I assumed was going bad so I bought a new 500GB drive and just attempted the mfsbackup from the original drive to the new one.

Well, it flagged a bunch of read errors from the original drive during the backup process but it successfully (or so I thought?) completed the restore to the new 500GB drive. However, when I reinstalled the new drive, and powered up the Tivo, it did the same exact thing as before.

Is it possible the original drive had a corrupt OS from the hard drive failing that would cause this? Would the mfsbackup software have anyway of checking this? This hard drive is brand new so I doubt the problem is the HD.



Sat, 02/08/2014 - 20:43
Why does my Tivo make such a loud noise. It sounds like an airplane coming in to land. Then it stops but is really annoying when it makes this sound for long periods of time.

Roamio reboots and then gets stuck on Powering Up screen

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 20:33
My 5 day old Tivo Roamio is constantly rebooting....I notice that it reboots any time it's recording. If I'm away for a while when I turn on the television, the Tivo is sitting at the Powering Up screen. Once I unplug and replug the power, the Tivo then comes up and I notice that there is a partially recorded show.

Anyone else experienced this issue? What should I do?

I have it connected via Ethernet, Comcast Cablecard.


eSata Expansion

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 19:29
Am I correct in assuming that even with the new TiVo Premiers and even the cable company provide TiVo Premiere Q's that the ONLY eSATA drives that will be recognized and work are the Western Digital 500gb and 1TB DVR expanders?

2nd question... Has anyone taken either of those eSata drives and replaced the internal drives with a larger hard drive and gotten them to work?


Production Server RollBack?

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 19:14
I saw notes on Twitter that indicated a Production server failed and they were working on the problem on Friday. As of right now Netflix rolled back to the old format new interface is missing. Anyone else seeing this or have an idea when this will be restored. Family got used to the new HTML5 app and were like ew.. were back to the old yucky one.:confused:

Even Youtube took a major change, will have to reset www.youtube.com/activate

Roamio starts up...almost there...one moment...blank

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 19:06
Haven't used the TiVo for a week as I am renovating home theater. So I try to use the zone 2 TV...nothing... So I plug the TiVo direct to the TV HDMI. Nothing.

I pulled the plug...waited 15 seconds and get the usual almost there screen. Then I get a small blue "one moment" and the TV goes blank. I can see from the screen flash that it has lost the signal or there is a change in resolution (lost sync).

I have unplugged it several times same thing. Tried the kickstart 54...can't get it to accept code.

This is a basic roamio. Probably 7months old from amazon. I did drop a 3 tb drive in it. If I had to guess...that is likely the problem?

If I drop the original one in, and it does the same thing, can I out the 3tb drive back in without loosing everything? (Assuming the cause of the blank screen is found and corrected)


Edit...purchased October 19, 2013!

Edit edit... Used this drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache Bare/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD30EZRX
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TiVo Premier XL4 (TCD758250) with Lifetime

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 18:12
$250 opening bid on eBay. Auction ends on 2/15/2014.

Item Number: 181320456573

New Pandora skips

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 14:46
With the next app for Pandora has anyone experience the song skipping? Right after you launch the app the music will start for a second maybe 2 then go to the next song.. It will do this for a while and not sure how Igot it to stop.

Help - my microwave zaps my roamio

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 14:34
My microwave oven in the kitchen raises havoc with my wireless router which is in a bedroom about 25 feet away. I have my roamio connected with an extender into the ethernet. My laptop loses the wireless connection but gets it back quickly. The roamio doesn't without intervention.
I had a xl4 in the same room as the roamio for a year with none of these issues. I've had the microwave longer than any TiVo.

Any suggesions? Is the roamio that finicky?

Moving with my Premiere to U-Verse temporarily

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 13:43
I'll soon be moving cross country to a community only served by U-Verse. I'll be there for about a year before eventually getting into a Fios area.

My question is whether or not I could use the TiVo Premiere to simply play the 100 hours of recorded shows while not connected to any kind of program source. No cable connection or cable cards. If so, would I need to be connected to the internet and have an active TiVo service plan?


Roamio Ir blaster issue

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 12:34
This is a weird issue that I have not seen before.
Removed an Ir blaster from a basic Roamio, due to recabling the area. Now when I reattached the emitter, it will not work. I tested the emitter with the av receiver on yhe shelf below and it extended the signal fine. Using a Harmony 880 so currently Rf isnt an option.
Any ideas? (with the cabinet open, the Ir remote works fine)



Are all audio outs live simultaneously?

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 12:33
I want to be able to use both the optical out and the RCA outs on my premiere. I have to get another optical cable, but don't want to spend the money for one if I can't have all audio outs pumping out signals simultaneously.

Can someone please tell me if they know for sure that if I simply plug in an optical cable I can have signal from it without losing the RCA line outs?

I really REALLY hate Time Warner Cable

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:49
I just need to vent a moment. So yesterday, I go down to the TW office to return my last cable box since I now have TiVo and don't need a cable box. After waiting in line for over an hour, I finally get to return my equipment and the cute little TW girl convinces me to get digital phone because it will reduce my bill by $15/month for 12 months. She says they just need to come out and "do something to the line" tomorrow (today) to get the digital phone working. She says they won't even have to come in.

So anyway, they apparently come out this morning and these assclowns apparently don't know what the hell they are doing. I don't know what they did to my line, but whatever they did completely screws up my TV signals. Only about 20% of the digital channels are coming through now and the TV I still have hooked up to the analog cable gets nothing but snowy, blurry channels.

On the bright side, the internets still seem to work, so I can stream the channels over the internet through the TW app, but still it's f-ing annoying. On top of that, when I call and tell them they need to come back out to undo whatever it is they did to the line to get the digital phone working, they say they can't come out until Tuesday. TUESDAY! They can come out the very next day (on a Saturday) at the crack of dawn to hook up a digital phone, but can't come out for 3 f-ing days to undo whatever it is they screwed up. UGH!!!

So I tell them that isn't acceptable and have them transfer me to a supervisor. He says he has no idea what they would even need to do to the line to get it to work, as all I should have had to do is plug in their stupid telephone modem. He says he can request they return today (though it's only a request), but apparently they haven't even closed out the stupid work order (and I'm guessing probably won't until the work day is done) and that he can't even request a return trip until the work order is closed out. FML

Part of me thinks they are messing with me because I switched to TiVo and refuse to use their crappy cable boxes, but then I realize, it's just Time Warner and they are just incompetent. If only the Roamio Plus had an OTA tuner, at least I'd be able to distribute broadcast channels to the TVs hooked up to my Minis.

Incorrect lineup change

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 09:04
I live in the South Chicago burbs, have comcast and I have a TiVo XL4. Yesterday I got a message saying TiVo had detected some lineup changes in my service and it deleted some channels. To be exact, all the HD channels of all the broadcast networks...ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, WGN and the local PBS WTTW. I manually went into the channel settings and re-checked that I get them and I'm able to watch them. However, nothing updates on the schedule. It says "to be announced" on the left when I bring up the guide and on the right it's totally blank for the hourly breakdown.

I've rebooted the unit and manually connected to TiVo for an update. No help.

Any ideas?

remote control for Tivo - shortcut or desktop icon available?

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 08:30
I know there is a remote control feature in kmttg and it's very nice and works very well, but...
I'd like a desktop icon that I could click on that either takes me to a direct remote control screen for the Tivo associated with the icon or takes me to a remote control screen where I can choose my Tivo unit(s). I searched for command line switches for kmttg thinking I could set up an icon that takes me directly to the remote control screen for my Tivo but there doesn't seem to be any command line switches for that.
So I'm open to any other Windows desktop app that allows quick and direct access for remote control layout of my Tivo(s) by using shortcut icons or some other quick access.

Roamio Internal Blue Light... No startup...

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 08:11
Can anyone tell me what the Roamio Internal Blue Light means ? ? ? (the INSIDE one which can be seen through the top, not the "downloading" front light one)

I unplugged my Roamio for 2 minutes (3 week old, OTA model, LTS, with 3TB internal WD AVGP) plugged it back in and went to bed. Next morning it was completely off, with only the INTERNAL blue light turned on. :confused:

I then unplugged it for about 10 seconds, plugged it in, same problem. (no signs of life, just internal blue) :confused:

I then unplugged it for about 2 minutes, plugged it in, and now it's 100% fine and fully working. :D

Is this cause for concern? Something I should ignore? Return it? Suggestions?