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Questions about Tivo Roamio on Wave Cable

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 22:35
So I just received a Roamio today for Christmas and had a few questions.
-Does anyone know if this will work on Wave Cable?
-Can I just purchase a cable card eBay instead of getting one through the company so I won't have to pay them monthly for it?
-Is it worth paying for the lifetime service and is it transferable to another device if I decide to upgrade?
Thanks for the feedback.

No more waiting - got a Roku for xmas

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 22:26
I'm tired of waiting for TiVo to fix the Netflix reboots and for Amazon Prime support. Now I don't have to wait. I got a Roku for Christmas. Now I have to figure out which HDMI device to unplug from my TV so I can use it.

Ethernet Connection Question

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 21:57
I just ordered a Tivo Premier TCD746500. I am waiting to receive it. My current Tivo Series 2 is connected with a phone line. I would like to connect my new Tivo via Ethernet. I just don't understand how I can do this.

I read where you connect the ethernet cable to the Tivo and then to the router. My router is hard wired and is in another room.

How am I supposed to work this out? The ethernet cable is short.

Please talk in layman's terms.

Thanks for your help.

One show always records - no season pass

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 20:56
This is driving me nuts. "Stoked on Fishing" always records when it is aired. There is not a season pass and I've given it three thumbs down. There is a star next to the episode when its listed as well. How do I stop it?

Recording one channel continuously...

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 20:49
I setup a manual recording SP to record one channel 24 hours, every day.

It is probably not a big deal for a Tivo HD since it is doing it anyways, but this is probably going to prevent the unit to reboot itself (at least intentionally)

I don't expect frequent software updates on a HD XL, so this is probably not a big deal. I have been doing this for about a month now.

Anyone done this for a long time? Any problems?

Will Tivo HD's & Roamio's Play Well With Directv Tivos?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 20:40
I may be moving in a year or so, and may have the option of going with Directv. I know that Tivo HD's and Roamios won't work with satelite, but can they be used for MRV and transferring programs to/from a Directv Tivo receiver?

Doctor Who "The Time of the Doctor" 12/25/13

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 18:29
Comparable to the Day of the Doctor for me. A great episode but not one of my favorites ever. I was really glad they had the real Amy at the end, would have seemed weird without her.

At one point I thought that Smith was just going to age into Capaldi without a regen. I don't think this resolves the Galifrey thing but I thought it might for a while. Smith looked like Gordon Ramsey as he aged then like William Hartnell for a while :D

New Roamio Plus

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 16:00
My great girlfriend got me a Roamio Plus for Christmas. I currently have a XL4 and a Mini. Wondering if anyone has any tips on setting up the Roamio to work with existing Mini. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks!

No 3NET?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:35
Hmm. I have the Premiere package which supposedly includes 3Net -- the 3DTV channel, on channel 107 -- but the channel doesn't appear in my THR-22's channel guide -- what's up with that? I just asked a DirecTV rep on the phone and she said that the TiVo receiver is not 3D compatible. Well, I was under the impression that the signal for 3DTV (SBS or whatever) is just a normal HD signal and the TV does the switch internally to show it with the proper polarization to work with the 3D glasses.

Am I wrong about this? Is there a way to get TiVo to receive channel 107? Maybe repeat Guided Setup?

Who got a TiVo Roamio for Christmas?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 10:49
Post your results here. Happy Holidays!

Moca works without POE filter - Do I still need to get one?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 06:06
So if Moca works just fine w/o the POE, do I need to add one for any reason?

What else could be the problem?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 23:24
I have three identical series 3 (TCD648250B) lifetime Tivos. Recently, one of them started in a reboot loop. It never gets past the "welcome, powering up" screen. The other two series 3s still work great.

I wound up swapping the power supply, hard drive and fan from a working TiVo and into this non-working TiVo, but none of it solved the issue and the unit STILL reboots.

Any other suggestions on what might be going on here and how to fix it?

What else could be the problem?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 23:24
I have three identical series 3 (TCD648250B) lifetime Tivos. Recently, one of them started in a reboot loop. It never gets past the "welcome, powering up" screen. The other two series 3s still work great.

I wound up swapping the power supply, hard drive and fan from a working TiVo and into this non-working TiVo, but none of it solved the issue and the unit STILL reboots.

Any other suggestions on what might be going on here and how to fix it?

What else could be the problem.

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 23:23
I have three identical series 3 (TCD648250B) lifetime Tivos. Recently, one of them started in a reboot loop. It never gets past the "welcome, powering up" screen. The other two series 3s still work great.

I wound up swapping the power supply, hard drive and fan from a working TiVo and into this non-working TiVo, but none of it solved the issue and the unit STILL reboots.

Any other suggestions on what might be going on here and how to fix it?

TiVo HD Series 3 with 1TB plus Lifetime - $200 + shipping

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 19:40
TiVo HD Series 3 with 1TB plus Lifetime - $200 + shipping

If interested contacted me via PM or email.

I hate Time Warner Cable -- What can I do?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 19:29
Vent time.

A few weekends ago I tried to order the UFC PPV as I was told here that it would work. I set it to record and about fifteen minutes in I tried to turn it on only to find a black screen. This part didn't annoy me as I had braced myself for the possibility going in. I called back and this time explained that I had a TiVo and they put me on hold for about ten minutes. They came back on and said they'd need to transfer me to a tuning adapter specialist. The phone line then rang and rang for a few minutes and I gave up. I called back and got the same experience verbatim.

At this point I figured I was too far into the fight card for it to be worth it anymore. I was disappointed as I had read many times here that non-on demand PPVs would work, but I had anticipated problems and was fine simply cancelling the order as I hadn't received it.

But this is Time Warner Cable we are talking about here.

When I called back to cancel I was informed that it is impossible for them to tell whether or not they had billed me for four days. I pointed out that since I had ordered the show I was likely billed for it and would simply just like the charge removed as I didn't receive it, but they said there was nothing they could do until the charge showed up in four days. Okay. Four days later I call back and they had billed me. The fact that this had strung out for days was annoying, but all I needed was the charge removed and everything would be fine.

But this is Time Warner Cable we are talking about here.

I was told that because of where I was in the billing cycle, the charge could not be removed, only credited back on the following month's bill. I protested and said that I was simply asking for a refund to my bank account for a show I had paid for and had not received. I was again told there was nothing they could do, but the rep offered a work around. If I simply cancelled my auto-pay, made a payment for what I should owe minus the PPV, then I would briefly show that I had missed a partial payment until the next month's statement with the equivalent credit appears and evens it out. This is an absurd and ridiculous step to take in order to prevent a company from taking a mandatory, interest free one month loan from you without your consent, but I did the math and did as he suggested. I just had to wait a month and re-enroll and then everything would be fine.

But this is Time Warner Cable we are talking about here.

Fifteen days after I cancelled auto-pay and paid the amount that I should owe, Time Warner Cable charged me the entire balance automatically. Let me repeat that. Fifteen days after I removed Time Warner Cable's right to take money for me and made a payment for what I properly and truly owed them, they AGAIN, without authorization, deducted that SAME AMOUNT for a second time PLUS the cost of the PPV that I DID NOT RECEIVE!!! This is where I started to lose it, mostly because I was leaving the country the next day and I'd have to deduct the act of theft from my vacation budget.

As calmly as I could, I called Time Warner. Billing was busy twice before I got through. I was put on hold and a few minutes in they just dropped me completely. I called back, was put on hold, and then was randomly transferred from hold to a machine asking me a question I didn't understand about some tech I don't have. It sounded like it was meant for their installers. On the FIFTH try I got a rep that was able to put me on hold without losing me. He said that even though I did indeed cancel auto-pay over two weeks earlier, that "I must have already been in a batch scheduled to go out."

Bluntly I stated that credit would not work and that they needed to refund me flat out. He put me on hold again and came back to tell me they could do that. He just had to fill out a form and it would be refunded in 48-72 hours. Knowing that would be fine, I consented and shortly after left for my trip satisfied.

But this is Time Warner Cable we are talking about here.

I returned from my trip this morning and was able to check my banking situation. They never refunded the money. What I am listed as owing on the website makes no sense. The online statement in pdf form gives me an error message when I try to download it, but only the December one that I need -- all the others archived will load perfectly.

I know I need to call them, but I am at a loss here. This is the single worst experience I have ever had with a company and I have dealt with Time Warner Cable previously. Yet there is nothing I can do to punish them while still retaining TV at all, let alone TiVo. I can't get either dish provider because of obstructions even if I was willing to get rid of my TiVo, but I am not.

What would you do?

Refurb replacement w/in 30 days?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 16:59
After nearly a month of intermittent troubles, I've given up on my current Roamio box and asked Tivo for a replacement. After going through all the hoops, they eventually agreed to replace it, but said they would send a refurbished box.

I told them that I was still within the 30 day return window and I wanted a NEW replacement box. They said "okay," they can send a new one, but that it will still be just the bare box, not in the original retail packaging (no cables, remote, etc.).

I feel like they just "yes'ed" me and are sending a refurb anyway. Does anyone else have any experience or knowledge about this?

(Certainly if I had purchased from BestBuy instead of direct from Tivo, I could have walked into the store and exchanged for a new retail box. Maybe I should have fully returned my unit, and repurchased later.)

V53 on TBSHD

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 15:30
Does anybody else get this error on TBS ?

I'm on COMCAST, Miami and I have a Roamio Plus. I'm using a CableCard that was installed on a previous Tivo with no issue at all. After transferring and activating the card on the new Tivo all channels work as expected except TBSHD (421). You can watch this channel sometimes, but when it returns from commercial breaks the screen goes blank and the v53 error appears.

I've tried changing channels, changing to a SD channel and back and nothing. The problem autocorrects itself after a while as long as the channel is not tuned. When you start watching the channel again after a whiles it does it again.

Any suggestions ?

(I have tried with two different Tivo boxes, and two different CableCards, same result)

Thanks !

Graveside TV Funerals

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 13:45
It seems every time there is a funeral on a TV show or movie there is a beautiful graveside service. Has anyone else noticed this?

I have been to several funerals for rich and poor and the service is always inside some tacky Holiday Inn like funeral home room. Then they cart the corpse off to the cemetery where they store it for burial at the grave digger's convenience.

Are graveside funerals a TV trope or are they actually common in some places? Most funerals I have attended have been in Michigan so I supposed funeral home only services could be a Michigan thing.

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