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Pre-emptive hard drive replacement?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:35
I replaced the original hard drives in our 2 S3 OLED TiVo's (December 2006 and January 2007) in September 2008 with 2 Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVCS drives so they are about 5 1/2 years old now. I've been tempted to pre-emptively replace them with 2GB drives to try and head off possible failure with loss of shows (and with the side benefit of gaining more space). We've had good experience with hard drives in computers and TiVos. Our original S1 drives were still working after 6 1/2 years and 9 years respectively for example.

I was curious if anyone else had thought about replacing their drives as they started to get older to avoid a failure.

Scott

Will a Roamio work with my apartment setup?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:30
Hello everyone!
So I am thinking about getting my FIRST Tivo box...the Roamio Plus is what I've got my eye on. This being my first, please forgive any ignorance I may show, or any stupid questions I may have.
But I wanted to ask here (instead of, say, Best Buy, or Time Warner Cable) because you all are the experts :up:

So this is my current set up in my NYC apartment, wired for Time Warner Cable.
  • Office - This room has a coax cable out from the wall, connected to my modem, which is connected to my wireless router via ethernet, which feeds everything else in the apartment wirelessly (computers, AppleTV, Roku, etc).
  • Living room - This room also has a coax cable out from the wall, which is connected to the Time Warner Cable DVR.
  • Bedroom - This room doesn't have a coax cable out from the wall, so all I have connected to the TV in there is the Roku.

So I guess I should just tell you my ideal setup, and you let me know if it will work?
  • I would like to keep the modem/router in the office, as is.
  • I would like to have the Roamio in the living room, connected to the internet wirelessly.
  • I would like to, down the road, add a Tivo Mini to the bedroom TV, connected wirelessly.

That SEEMS simple enough to me, but the more I read, the more confused I get.
Do I need to have the Roamio connected via ethernet?
Do I need a MoCA connection? (I still don't fully understand what that is)

Thanks for any and all info you may have in advance!

TV input button won't work

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:54
I am trying to program the TV input functions to alternate between my TV and TiVO on HDMI 1 and my Blu-Ray on HDMI 2.
I found a code which pops up the menu to choose between the sources. However, the remote won't let me scroll to the appropriate source, nor to hit "select" or "enter" to change it.
Any suggestions?
I have a Panasonic TV

Transfer Season Passes from Series 3 Corrupted?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:45
I just got a new Roamio Plus and am trying to transfer the season passes from my old OLED S3 to it using the season pass manager on the TiVo web site. Most transfer fine, but some end up showing "Corrupted, Delete". It seems to be the ones that don't have any shows in the next 14 days.

Has anyone else seen this? Does anyone know of a solution?

Thanks,
Doug

The tcf time is off

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:09
In case anyone cares.
Post times seem to be at least 5 minutes behind actual time.

The time on my atomic clock when I hit the submit button will be 3:14pm CST

ABC closed caption issue, need feedback (esp Houston)

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 14:52
Having an issue with captions, need feedback from enough people to narrow down the problem. I am in Houston, but need feedback from all over to see if this is a local or broader problem.

Short version: The captions on ABC are delayed, just enough to be difficult to use. I need to see if others are having this, and if so, where you are, so I can provide focused feedback to someone (ABC?, Comcast? local station?) to get it fixed. This is HD only.

Background: For those who use captions, you know that when properly done, the captions appear a split second before the actual spoken words. Captions that appear late are very difficult for the brain to process.

[Aside: this is for scripted, prime-time series only. Live shows, news, reality shows are often captioned on the fly, and the captions appear several seconds after the words are heard. I am referring to scripted TV, such as SHIELD or Trophy Wife or Modern Family.]

About 3-4 months ago, I had a problem with captions on ABC appearing late, about 2-3 seconds late. I watch on a TiVo with a Comcast feed. I also have an older TiVo on antenna, and when I watched the same show on that (via KTRK-13, the local affiliate), it was perfect. This told me it was something between the local station and Comcast going wrong. I wrote to Comcast, they responded quickly by asking a bunch of questions, and before I could get around to answering them, the captions started appearing correctly again (couple weeks later). So I dropped it.

Now it's back. Every ABC scripted show has delayed captions. So I check my OTA TiVo, and they are delayed exactly the same. Hmm, so OTA and cable are both bad. I also have DirecTV at another house (same city), and they are delayed too! So now it's clear every form of broadcast has the same delay--OTA, cable, DirecTV. It started about 2-3 weeks ago.

So now I'm wondering, is it everything broadcast from this station (KTRK-13) that has a problem, or is it more widespread? So I need to see two things:

1) Does anyone else, outside of Houston, have a delayed caption problem on ABC?

2) Does anyone else in Houston have this problem? Whether you do or not, if you could respond in this thread, and let me know how you get ABC (antenna, DISH, DirecTV, cable, ATT, etc), I would appreciate it.

Thanks! I need to get some data so I can figure out where the problem originates.

No premium content

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:36
Decided to get HBO and Cinemax from our cable company (Suddenlink). I have 2 Premieres and can't get either one to receive content. They both give me a V58 error. I've worked with Suddenlink twice so far to reset and re - pair the M - cards and nothing has changed. I've gone through the guided setup for the channels, added and removed the channels and unplugged and restarted the Tivo. I can see the information for the shows but then the screen blacks out and the message appears. Any suggestions? They both have Cisco M-cards. Under the Cisco Cable card VA Screen, the both give the status "not staged". Under the Active Program Authorization, one gives 3-103 - not ent-0-???-???. The other doesn't have that but has LTSID-PRGNO-STATUS-ECM-CCI-EIDI.

Spring Update

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:35
Anyone know when usually TiVo releases spring updates?

Eager to get the Roamio UI on all the Minis in my home so everything looks consistent. Also hoping they update the Stream so the audio quality is a little better with OOH (it sounds tinny despite a great connection; video is always great).

Why I love Tivo

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:11
New contest, chance to win a new Tivo Roamio home entertainment center or $10,000 in cash! Not to be slamming TiVo, but wouldn't this have been a better promo contest for valentine's day? I'm not a marketing genius but it seems if you have a new product t with the "Roamio" name and have a contest to tell the world why you love Tivo, it seems valentine's day would be the perfect time to have the contest.







www.WhyiLoveTiVo.com



ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
TAKE MY TIVO AWAY
AND I WILL HURT YOU

(BUT, I don't think that's what they have in mind!)



Might be fun for those members here to post links to your story of why you love Tivo just to share with others here.

Newegg has WD AV-GP WD30EURX 3TB IntelliPower for $119.99

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:52
until 3/10/14 w/ PROMO CODE EMCPGPF27

Will a TiVo Stream "Stream" from an S3 HD that is on the Network?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:11
I am planning to set up a "MoCA network" with a Roamio and an S3 HD with MoCA adapters. I have also purchased a stand alone TiVo Stream.

With an S3 HD, a Roamio (basic), and a TiVo Stream on a "MoCA network" will the TiVo Stream "Stream" from the S3? :confused:

Obama sides against Aereo

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:05
I was a little disappointed to see this:

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/04/tech...ama/index.html


Could be the beginning of the end for Aereo. While I guess it doesn't really affect me or most TiVo users, I had tried the service here in the Atlanta area. It was pretty good and promising and I had hoped some competition would be a good thing. Nothing is definite but oh well.

old internal to an external?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:28
I will be upgrading my premier XL to a 2t. I'm not to tech savy but want to keep my current recordings. Is there a way to keep the original hooked up as an external until i watch or re-record what i have, I've read some of the cloning posts but do not have a sata port on my home PC

Can I use a Dlink USB wireless adapters for Series 3

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 09:01
I have a Dlink DWL-122 USB wireless adapter. Can this be used with my Series 3 (TCD652160)? If so, is it just a plug-n-play type install?

Almost Human "Straw Man" - OAD 3/3/2014

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:59
It looks like somebody learned a lesson when working with Fox - that episode had all of the makings of a "last episode of the series if it has to be, or we can continue if it's picked up for another season," as opposed to leaving story lines open (like Alcatraz) or "this is definitely the end" (like The Mob Doctor).

Dancing With The Stars: Season 18 Cast Announced!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:48


Unhide to read the Bios. And trust me, you're going to need to read who some of these people are!

Spoiler: SEAN AVERY Former pro hockey player Sean Avery is known for his unpredictable antics on the ice and a humorous personality. During his twelve year hockey career, he played left wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and the New York Rangers. Typically known as his team’s “enforcer,” Avery had a reputation as an outspoken agitator on (and sometimes off) the ice. Controversy followed him wherever he played, and he became known as much for his mercurial style of play as for his eclectic interests. These interests led Avery to many unique experiences including an internship at Vogue Magazine, working under the famed Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley. He has been featured in numerous ad campaigns as a model, including 7 For All Mankind and is currently the Luxury Advertising Director at Playboy. Also an activist, Avery is on the Board of Directors of Athlete Ally, a nonprofit raising awareness about homophobia and transphobia in sports. SEAN AVERY partners with KARINA SMIRNOFF.

CANDACE CAMERON BURE Actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author and inspirational speaker, Candace Cameron Bure is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Known to millions worldwide from her role as D.J. Tanner on the iconic family sitcom “Full House” Cameron Bure continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as role model to women of all ages. With an acting career that started at the age of five, Cameron Bure grew up in show business alongside her brother Kirk Cameron and has appeared in countless national television commercials, prime-time hits, TV movies and feature films. Mostly recently, Cameron Bure starred in the Hallmark Original Movie “Let It Snow.” In addition, she starred on ABC Family’s hugely popular show “Make It Or Break It” in a three year run as Summer Van Horn. Cameron Bure added bestselling author to her many titles with her book Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness, inspiring women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront of their relationship with food. Her second book, Balancing It All, shares her story of successfully balancing different roles and responsibilities including motherhood, work, and Hollywood. Cameron Bure and her husband, former NHL star Val Bure have been happily married since 1996. Together with their 3 children, Natasha, Lev and Maks, they split their time between Los Angeles and Napa Valley, California which is home to their boutique wine label, Bure Family Wines. CANDACE CAMERON BURE partners with MARK BALLAS.

DREW CAREY Stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of "Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars," an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country. In July 2007, he was named the host of “The Price Is Right,” succeeding longtime host Bob Barker. He began his successful career as a comedian in April of 1986 at the Cleveland Comedy Club. In 1988, one of his first big breaks was competing on "Star Search.” In 1991, Carey landed a spot on HBO's "14th Annual Young Comedians Special" and appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Carey landed his own television development deal with Disney, which led to an opportunity for him to co-star in the series "The Good Life." He also had the opportunity to work with Bruce Helford, who was a consulting writer on the series and hired him as a staff writer for "The Gaby Hoffman Show." Their experience led the two of them to decide to co-create a series for Carey. He went on to star in his own comedy special for Showtime, "Drew Carey: Human Cartoon" and performed in Showtime's "Tenth Anniversary of the Montreal Comedy Festival." Carey was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Los Angeles. DREW CAREY partners with CHERYL BURKE.

MERYL DAVIS Paired in 1997, Meryl Davis, 27, and her partner Charlie White, 26, are the longest-running ice dancing partnership in the history of United States figure skating. As a child, Davis wished to glide atop the frozen surface of the Michigan Lake adjacent to her home, so learning to ice skate at the age of five was a natural choice. They are 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalists and 2011 & 2013 World Champions. Davis and White are also six-time (2009-2014) U.S. Champions, and five-time (2001-2013) Grand Prix Final Champions. Led by one of the most successful coaching teams in the world, she and White have steadily climbed the ranks of the U.S. and international ice dancing world. In 2006, they made their senior debut on the Grand Prix Series. They dominated the international skating scene this season, standing atop the podium at all six competitions they entered. By winning the 2013 World Championships, the team made figure skating history, becoming the only U.S. ice dancing team to ever win two World titles. The second title cemented their place in figure skating history and positioned them as the team to beat at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. When not on the ice Davis enjoys reading, traveling and learning about other cultures. She is currently a student at the University of Michigan. MERYL DAVIS partners with MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.

NENE LEAKES Shot to stardom as a fan favorite on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Her popularity as a housewife led to her own Bravo television series “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding.” In 2012, she was cast as coach Roz Washington on “Glee” and later that year landed a starring role on NBC’s sitcom “The New Normal.” Leakes has also guest-starred in BET comedies, “The Game” and “Let’s Stay Together.” She was voted as one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year and was the recipient of Bravo’s A-list Award for Fan Favorite. She is the author of Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, discussing her fractured childhood, abusive relationship and struggles with being a single mother. Currently, Leakes resides in Duluth, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, along with her two children and husband Gregg Leakes. NENE LEAKES partners with TONY DOVOLANI.

JAMES MASLOW Best known as the star of the hit television series “Big Time Rush” and as a member of the worldwide bestselling music group of the same name. Maslow has headlined sold out tours across the globe, most recently the Big Time Rush Live 2014 World Tour, performing at some of the largest venues across North & South America. Maslow began his acting career on the popular series “iCarly” and completed the fourth season of “Big Time Rush” last year. As one of the most popular music groups internationally, Big Time Rush has won countless Kids’ Choice Awards, and a 2012 Parade Magazine poll named Big Time Rush the “Best Boy Band in the World,” topping other well-known bands such as One Direction and The Wanted. Maslow has collaborated with many popular recording artists, such as Jordin Sparks, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and with Snoop Dogg on Big Time Rush’s international, chart-topping hit single “Boyfriend.” Born in New York and raised in San Diego, Maslow began performing at an early age, training at the prestigious La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and the Coronado School of the Arts. JAMES MASLOW partners with PETA MURGATROYD.

DANICA MCKELLAR Best known as Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years” and Elsie Snuffin on “The West Wing,” is a New York Times bestselling author with her three groundbreaking books, Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math and Hot X: Algebra Exposed. She is also the author of Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, McKellar wrote a theorem that has been dubbed, “The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem,” and was published in Britain’s esteemed Journal of Physics. Her recent acting roles include appearances on “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory.” DANICA MCKELLAR partners with VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY.

DIANA NYAD 25 million people worldwide rooted for Diana Nyad last September as she approached the Florida shore, at long last achieving her 35-year-old dream of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad is not one to quit. On her fifth attempt, speaking the words “Never Ever Give Up” to the wildly cheering crowd on a Key West beach on September 2, 2013, Nyad may have been dazed and physically spent, but she showed the world what persistence and belief can manifest. Nyad stroked the amazing 110.86 miles in 52 hours, 54 minutes, 18 seconds. Daring to reach for the stars, this swim beginning to seem impossible (after her four attempts and other strong swimmers trying and failing since 1950), Nyad has motivated the world at large to be bold, to live fearlessly, to chase one’s dreams with unwavering commitment. The second statement the victorious 64-year-old made on that Key West beach? “You’re never too old to chase your dreams.” And her third statement on that historic day: “It looks a solitary sport, but it’s a TEAM.” A prominent sports broadcaster, reporting for National Public Radio, Fox Sports, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, The New York Times for thirty years, Nyad has carved her place as one of our compelling story-tellers. She has written three books and is currently writing her memoir for Knopf, due out in 2015. Nyad is a talented linguist, speaking three foreign languages fluently. She has also earned the reputation of a uniquely entertaining and inspiring public speaker. DIANA NYAD joins first time professional partner HENRY BYALIKOV.

AMY PURDY Purdy had a typical childhood until losing her legs at 19 as a result of Meningitis, which has led to an adulthood of extraordinary accomplishments. Currently training for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia she is the top ranked adaptive snowboarder in the U.S. and three-time World Cup Para-snowboard winner. Purdy is the Co-Founder of Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit organization which helps disabled youth, adults and wounded veterans get involved in action sports. AAS was instrumental in getting adaptive snowboarding added to the 2014 Paralympic Games. Purdy’s positive outlook has opened many doors to other opportunities including being featured in a Madonna music video, a lead acting role in an award winning independent film and multiple modeling projects. She is an accomplished motivational speaker who has shared her story with audiences around the world. In 2013, Purdy was named by the International Olympic Committee as one of the top 15 most marketable Para-athletes in the world. AMY PURDY partners with DEREK HOUGH.

CODY SIMPSON With over 6.4 million Twitter followers, over 6.7 million Facebook likes and nearly 200 million YouTube views, 17-year-old pop star Cody Simpson has taken the world by storm. Simpson recently released “The Acoustic Sessions” EP that followed the release of his sophomore album, 2013’s “Surfers Paradise” that debuted top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the Top 40 hit single “Pretty Brown Eyes.” He recently wrapped his sold out US and Canadian Acoustic Sessions Tour and had previously been touring with Justin Bieber on Bieber’s Believe Tour. In 2013, Simpson released his first book Welcome To Paradise: My Journey published by HarperCollins. CODY SIMPSON joins first time professional partner WITNEY CARSON.

CHARLIE WHITE Paired in 1997, Charlie White, 26, and his partner Meryl Davis 27, are the longest-running ice dancing partnership in the history of United States figure skating. White, who grew up just down the street from his partner began skating at the age of three. They are 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalists and 2011 & 2013 World Champions. White and Davis are also six-time (2009-2014) U.S. Champions, and five-time (2001-2013) Grand Prix Final Champions. Led by one of the most successful coaching teams in the world, they have steadily climbed the ranks of the U.S. and international ice dancing world. In 2006, they made their senior debut on the Grand Prix Series. They dominated the international skating scene this season, standing atop the podium at all six competitions they entered. By winning the 2013 World Championships, the team made figure skating history, becoming the only U.S. ice dancing team to ever win two World titles. The second title cemented their place in figure skating history and positioned them as the team to beat at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. White is an avid sports fan, particularly hockey. An accomplished hockey player himself, White was part of a State Championship-winning team. Believing education is important, he is currently a student at the University of Michigan and hopes to attend law school in the future. CHARLIE WHITE partners with SHARNA BURGESS.

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS Legendary leading man, Billy Dee Williams, was often touted as the 'black Clark Gable,' especially after his co-starring role in “Lady Sings the Blues,” opposite Diana Ross. George Lucas tapped him to play the scoundrel Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “The Return of the Jedi.” He also played the district attorney Harvey Dent in 1989's “Batman.” Williams many films include “The Ladies Man,” “Undercover Brother,” “The Visit,” “Fanboys,” “Barry Munday” and “Constellation” opposite Gabrielle Union. Most recently, the iconic Williams appeared in the blockbuster film “The Lego Movie.” In 2006, the NAACP recognized Williams for his immense contribution to the arts by awarding him the Lifetime Achievement Award. His television appearances include “Lost,” “Private Practice” and “Scrubs.” In addition to his impressive acting career, Williams is also a very accomplished artist and has a painting on display at the Smithsonian. BILLY DEE WILLIAMS partners with EMMA SLATER.

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Is there a shortcut to other Tivo boxes?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 07:27
I have a lot of shows on my each of my Tivos which means you have to scroll down to the bottom to find the other Tivo boxes to watch something on another unit. Is there a shortcut to get to the other boxes directly or to the bottom of the list where they are located?

New Roamio base - Video Providers Missing

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 06:51
Just bought a Roamio. I am not seeing any of the VOD apps (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc) in the Video Provider List. I do not see them in the "What wo watch now" list.

In fact, when I try to look at the "What to watch now screen," I get a (C501) error.

I called TIVO support and they told me to wait 3 days for those apps to come down from the servers. Does this sound right? I would have thought that those apps would have been pre-loaded.

Harmony Smart Keyboard

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 06:23
Out this month, according to their press release. How well will it work with TiVo equipment?

Pairing a CableCard to Another Device

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:17
I'm currently using a HTPC with a Ceton InfiniTV 6 tuner installed for my DVR needs. Long story short, I decided to get rid of the HTPC and get a TiVo Roamio Pro.

My question is, will I be able to take the CableCard from the Ceton, insert it into the TiVo Roamio, and call Comcast to re-pair it to the new device or will I have to go get a new CableCard all together?

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