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Should I upgrade?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 14:18
I am thinking about upgrading from a TiVo Elite (TiVo Premiere XL4). However, I am not sure I can justify the upgrade (even though I want too)

Here is what I know is different:
  1. Faster - My current TiVo seems a little slow, but doesn't bug me too often
  2. Stream - I don't have an iPad
  3. More Space - Don't think I have ever used more than 60%
  4. More Tuners - it happens but is rare I use all 4 tuners

I do have a mini and I love it.

I would get a Pro. I figure I can sell my current TiVo (has a lifetime) and with that the new TiVo would cost me about $500.

What am I missing? How can I justify this? HELP!

Golden Globes 2014

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 13:13
I missed recording this. Where would you go to try and obtain this for viewing?
Feel free to IM if necessary.

Is there any way to transfer a video from a pause point

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:08
.....other than a Tivo to Tivo transfer?

Here is my problem..... i have two Tivo Premiers. Both of them are pretty full at this point.

I have tried several times to do a "transfer from pause point" but it does not work. Perhaps that is because both of them are so full.

Is there any other way to accomplish this?



Port 80 not open. Do I need to open it?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:36
I recently had to factory re-set my Comcast Gateway modem (Arris TG862). All is working fine. I did a diagnostic check on my Premiere XL and it failed the port test saying Port 80 was not open. The Tivo is hard wired to my networked via LAN and can pull down the guides fine (I have guide info to 2/5/14), access my desktop so I can show home pictures and videos on the TV, transfer shows to and from an older Tivo on the network, and Tivo Desktop sees it and lets me download recordings fine. I can also stream Netflix. In short, I don't see that I am missing out on anything so do I need to open that port and what value would it be? Thanks

Pandora Gone From TiVo Premier- If so, I'm finally Dumping TiVo

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 08:56
Hello- Woke up this morning, and TiVo removed Pandora from the music service options.

What happened? It is absolutely gone (as far as I can tell). If TiVo removed Pandora, I am finally soooo done with TiVo and will end my 10+yrs of time with TiVo.

Where did Pandora go?

outputs from mini

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 07:29
We're going to be hooking up a mini and a slingbox 350. Using the breakout component cable between them. Debate over whether to do component from slingbox to tv or can we do hdmi from mini to tv. Would both component and hdmi outputs from mini be active simultaneously? Any comments?

King of the Nerds season 2

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 04:41
Anyone watching?

A few days ago, I noticed a new season was starting as my season pass started picking up reruns of season 1.

How do you know when it's time to upgrade your hard drive?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:55
So I joined the Tivo fan base over a year ago with a used Premiere XL and a OLED S3, and while I love my XL it is starting to act up. For example, every once in a while my rewind function will go past the normal 30 min live record time then when I hit play it will start but out of nowhere it will catch itself up to where it needs to be. Then there are times when a recorded program will end and it goes back to My Shows and it would be all black except for the live tv show in the upper right corner. Is this just my hard drive or are you guys experiencing the same software issue?

The S3 needs a new hard drive, which is understandable due to its age, and I know it is not that difficult to replace, minus the striped screw, but I would hate to replace this hard drive as well seeing that I would have hoped to get at least a couple more years out of it. Any information would be great. (Especially on the striped screw) Thanks!

Moving to Romio from III and HD - setup questions

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:40
Hello, hope this is an appropriate forum.

I just took advantage of the Romio offer and ordered a pro. I currently have, in the living room, a Series 3 and an HD. I have two A/B remotes, one for each TIVO.

So, enter the Romio. My plan is to replace both of them with the Romio. In the short term, however, each TIVO has a 500 G external drive (I think they are 500G). They are both close to full. (We've been traveling a lot, so are way behind on lots of shows).

I have a few questions before it gets here.

My original plan was to move the cable card out of the HD since it is a single card for both tuners. (However, since there was an issue with the tivo over the summer, and Weaknees reset it, I've been unable to get premium channels on it, in spite of the cable company sending signals). Should I risk it or just replace it?

I will probably take both Tivo's off the cable, with the plan to eventually just use the Romio. However, I'm sure what to do to preserve the content. Originally, I just figured I'd keep them both attached to the tv, and watch things until they run out, while recording all new stuff on the Romio. However, I'm not sure about how that will work with remotes. Does the Romio use the same remote? If so, is there a way to keep 3 devices in the same room without them stepping on each other?

Any suggestions?


should i keep my tivo premiere when i get the roamio & mini?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:36
Is it better to keep my tivo premiere xl2 in the bedroom when i get the roamio pro,or should i buy the tivo mini with lifetime and take advantage of the tivo advisory coupon? I was going to buy both the pro & mini ,but my wife thinks we dont really need to spend the extra $175.00 for the mini. what would you guys do and why?

You tube?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:31
I have the tivo roamio pro and I know you tube is there but I can't seem to find it. Guide me please 😄

Tivo Service Up / Down Status Indicator

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:28
This is very helpful, especially if you get a C133 or 133 error:

Please feel free to comment.


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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:58
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FS: 2x TiVo Premiere HD units (Lifetime Subs)

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:22
Cut the cord and have my two beloved TiVo Premiere units for sale. Both are the base 42? HD hour units. I don't think I used the remotes for either unit so they should be basically new. Will factory reset and blow the dust out of them. Never opened up, modded, or anything.

Going to miss my TiVo units.

$250 ea shipped FedEx ground insured etc. $450 for both units.

Heatware trading evals:

MOCA setup help

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:40
Hi all. New to MoCA and have two Actiontec's but my coax light isn't lit although I am getting access to Internet.

Here's my setup most of which was initially setup by Cox before I added the MoCA.

From the wall the coax goes to a Genesys II 2-way splitter, one leg goes to the MoCA (it used to go to the cable modem), then I have a short coax from MoCA to a Docsis 3 cable modem and then patch cables from MoCA to router and Modem to router. The other leg split goes to a 5-1000 DC6 Tap which then has a short coax to the digital phone modem (cox did this).

So, with that being stated, I thought I needed to go directly from the wall to the MoCA, but if I do that, where does the split go for the digital phone modem?

One thing I noticed when I first set this up is my channel bonding blue lights on the Docsis 3 cable modem came on - I could be wrong, but I don't recall seeing them as blue before, just green.

Also, I did install a POE on the incoming cable to the house.

I haven't installed the 2nd Actiontec to my Tivo and TA yet because I wanted to confirm this part of the setup first.

Thank you for any help!

iPhone app guide problem "To Be Announced"

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:08
Whenever I access the guide in the TiVo app on my iPhone 5 I encounter a problem. The majority of the channels list the program name as "To Be Announced". Sometimes if I advance forward in time to the next hour they will load. More often they do not. Without program names the guide is absolutely useless.

One of the things that sold me on the Roamio was the excellent reviews of the mobile apps. Can anyone help?

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Wishlist auto records?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:34
When did Tivo make newly created wishlists auto record? I HATE this! Anyway to just turn it off, the way it used to be?

Extended Time uses 2 tuners?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:16
I'm recording hockey games using the wishlist and i've added 30 minutes to each game. In the to-do list, the game is listed twice. One, I can't do anything to and the other I can edit but when it's recording, it looks like it's using 2 tuners. Has anyone else had this problem?

I'm new to the tivo so maybe i'm doing something wrong. Any advice would be helpful, thanks.

Mediacom Copy Protection?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:56
I don't see any recent "copy protected" posts, so everyone gets to hear my story.

I have a TiVo Roamio, and often use the TiVo desktop software to transfer movies and tv shows from the dvr to my networked hard drive. Mediacom recently had a rash of complaints on their customer forums regarding the sudden loss of pay channels. They had to send signals out to many boxes to re-pair the various devices and my TiVo was among them.

Now, I have noticed that when I record on the Movie Channel or the NFL channel, the shows are marked "copy protected" when access through the TiVo desktop software, and therefore cannot be transferred to another drive.

I asked the Mediacom board if this was intentional and got an "I am not aware" type of answer. Maybe not a good sign.

Has Mediacom joined the dark side and plans to copy protect some or all of their programming? Does anyone have any insight? I will be very disappointed if the answer turns out to be "yes".

Looking to switch to Comcast with a Roamio

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:36
My HR10-250 is on its last legs (tuners are dying). I've got an old DirecTV dish (dual LNB) so upgrading to the THR22 means not only buying the THR22 (and which I'll get charged as a "lease") but also upgrading the dish which may or may not be free (I suspect calling DirecTV to upgrade the dish for free will force me onto one of their Genie boxes before I can "downgrade" to a THR22).

I live in an apartment which gets Comcast and am looking to switch to them with a Roamio.

Can I buy the Roamio from a local Best Buy (or weaknees) and then just do a self-install once they activate the service or will they have to have someone comeout and install a default box and THEN I can switch out to my Roamio?