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Kitchen Design Lancashire Reviews

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:25
All the reviews about Kitchen Design Lancashire are good from what I can see.

Stop the Comcast/TimeWarner merger

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:53
Here your only chance to stop the Comcast/TimeWarner Cable merger and require more competition in the cable industry.


How do you get Tivo Desktop to retreive programs from 2nd Series 2?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:10
I had a Series 2 that failed, but before it did I downloaded a bunch of shows off of it using Tivo Desktop. I can watch any of those programs. My sister recently gave me her 40 G Tivo with lifetime subscription and now I am trying to figure out how to download programs from that. The Tivo Desktop sees it but I get the following message:

There was an error while attempting to retrieve data form the selected DVR.

The TiVo DVR’s Media Access Key does not match the key in the TiVo Desktop.

To authenticate this DVR for transfers over your home network, you’ll need the Media Access Key to your account. Please choose Set Media Access Key from the file menu

When I go to change the MAK it tells me I will loose access to all of the programs that I downloaded from the other Tivo. I’d like to keep access to those and I might even get the broken Tivo fixed. How do I do that and still download programs from the inherited Tivo?

C133 question

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:01

First some background then my question to the people reading this post.

I live in Western Washington state, in the Seattle/Tacoma area. I setup and installed my TiVo Roamio on 1/15/2014 and everything was fine for about 3 weeks. Then on or around 2/06/2014 I started receiving C133 errors almost daily, at least 4 days per week, at different times while trying to create a season pass or when selecting “What to Watch Now”. I reported this issue, via email, to TiVo support and they offered the following suggestions, 1) un-plug then plug in the TiVo box and un-plug and plug in my gateway/router/modem, after everything resets force a connection to the TiVo service, 2) verify that my TiVo is configured properly and that the recommended ports are open. I have performed both of these tasks but the problem still exists.

My question to you is; is this error, C133, just something that I should get used to and learn to live with, or is there a solution that you found.

I have read several posts that refer to this same issue, occurring around the same time, but the folks at TiVo support say that the issue was resolved. It appears to have been a problem on their end.

Issue with HDMI?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:46
I've seen people reporting odd behavior with roamios and (some) tvs linked with HDMI cable. Here is what I posted in a review on amazon: "Replaced a series 3 unit with the plus. I was using an HDMI cable from old tivo to new samsung plasma TV, audio then going to sony sound bar via optical audio cable. Worked just fine. After replacing the hd3 with the roamio plus, I noticed that after the tv had been off for a bit, turning it on didn't work - the power light would cycle on and off, with very brief flickering on the screen. After much google-fu, I discovered this is a known problem with roamios and hdmi (at least to some TVs.) The speculation seems to be that the roamio is not doing *something* right." It isn't a killer for me, since the picture quality with the component video cables is fine, but it would sure be nice to know what the heck is going on, and how to fix it (if possible.)

Being Human

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:13
Maybe it will be fixed before then, but next Monday's episode of "Being Human" has an OAD that is off by a year - 02/24/2013 rather than 2014, so it will not be recorded by an FRO SP.

New Roamio Pro Arriving Tomorrow

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 18:50
Tracking my new Roamio from TIVO.com, and it is set to arrive via UPS tomorrow.

Have my new cable card and SDV Tuning Adapter from TWC in hand and ready to go.

I have set up a TIVO HD, a Premiere XL4 and a Series 3 in the past, so not anticipating any issues. Anyone have any experiences with setup that I should watch out for with my new Roamio?

WTB - Bluetooth dongle for the standard slide remote

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 18:27
I need a couple Bluetooth adaptors for the orginal BT slide remote, anyone got any extras or know of any broadcom based USB adapters to try?

I called Tivo sales and they told me they didn't have any but does anyone know a Tivo employee who might have an inside track to these? I might call Tivo again since the sale lady I spoke too also told me they only sold the new model slide remote but didn't currently have them? I offered that was strange as I just recieved mine today (the slide pro) .


Also Btw - if you have an extra dongle and an orginal broken slide remote I might be willing to make a trade for a dongle for a working BT slide remote since I really don't need two slide remotes. At the worse, I may have a couple slide BT remotes for sale that don't have dongle....

Mini and Multiple TiVo's

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:42
I wanted to know if I had two Tivo's on my network and added a mini that connected to one of the Tivo's, would the mini be able to watch shows that are on the second Tivo?

Roamio remote on a mini?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:31
I switched my roamio remote to the mini and it is sometimes sluggish with its response. I have to repeatedly press buttons before it changes. The mini remote worked perfect, but I prefer the feel of the roamio's.
Are the remotes supposed to be interchangeable?

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TV Genre question

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:53
Is there a genre name encompassing the wide range of SciFi, Horror, Comic Book & Fantasy TV shows? Any sort of scripted show that would be at home on SyFy.

v301 on Mini

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:58
My setup: Roamio Pro & Mini connected using Ethernet to gigabit switch.

Losing my patience with this issue. Netflix on the Mini has started becoming more unreliable. Last night, Tivo was working fine, but I couldn't launch Netflix. I even forced a call to the mothership, but that didn't work.

Instead, I dug out my laptop and Chromecasted to my tv! Such a clunky work around worked perfectly, but somehow Netflix on my Tivo Mini was unavailable.

What the hell is going on? This is happening more and more, and it shouldn't be.

FS: S3 OLED w/ lifetime, 1TB upgrade and newly refurbished power supply

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:29
Recently upgraded to a new Roamio.

I have a Series 3 with OLED display, 1TB hard drive, newly repaired power supply and lifetime service looking for a new home. I'm really going to miss the clock from the OLED display.

$250 shipped

The Tomorrow People 02/05/14 "Things Fall Apart"

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:30
First, why isn't anyone talking about this show? The only thread about it was for the pilot and it seemed like the majority liked it yet no discussion since.

Ok it was a great episode but I am confused slightly about ...

Spoiler: Who stopped the camera from falling in the past episode "Sitting Ducks"? Was it his brother or what as the mom wasn't at the bridge with them right? So if both Stevens parents have powers then he is just like the founders daughter then.

I am enjoying the show, just surprised no one is talking about it here.

Discrete List My Shows button

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:03
Is there a discrete button to list recorded shows without pressing "Tivo" twice?
Several threads show the list button on older remotes working on the Premiere Tivos but I can't find any posts on the Roamio.

If an older remote works on the Roamio I can program my remote to use it.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Forever Thread SPOILERS

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:40
I thought it was a good debut episode. It didn't bowl me over, but was petty solid. All those years on Late Night have seasoned Jimmy Fallon well. I can see him lasting a long time. And hope he does.

Upgrade to lifetime on Roamio

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:24
I purchased a Roamio about 4 months ago along with a mini - put lifetime service on the mini immediately but decided to wait on the roamio. I just logged in to switch to lifetime and realized you cant do it until the end of your one year contract. Anyone have any luck getting tivo to let you switch ti lifetime earlier?

TV Tuner Question

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:24
I live in central florida using brighthouse networks as my tv provider. I have a roamio plus with a card and tuner attached. I get all the first 100 channels
perfectly but most the channels about 100 tell me I'm not authorized for
that channel. I get a few local HD channels but thats about it. I just picked up the tuner add-on about two days ago from the cable company. I didn't know I needed one until then. Is there anything special I need to do after I hook it up to get it to work? I'm not even sure what channels the tuner is expected to pick up. I just know that I'm getting very few channels about 100. Its like I'm only getting the basic channels from brighthouse. I don't have any other cable boxes in my house. Do they only give out the basic channels if you don't rent one of their boxes? Trying to figure this out so I can get the other HD channels that are not tuning in on my roamio. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have not called the cable company yet because I'm not sure what to ask them.

Olympics - US Men's Hockey on Weds.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 07:51
Seeing reports that the USA vs. Czech Republic/Slovakia match at noon EST Wednesday will be live on the USA Network, not NBCSN.

TiVos in two homes?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 07:35
We have 3 TiVo Premieres, cable cards and Comcast at our main home. All works good. We also have a vacation cabin in the same state (about 2hrs away) and they are also on the Comcast network. I have a basic Comcast account for this location as well.

I have an inactive Series 3 TiVo and was thinking I could simply get another cable card in my home area for this TiVo. Activate this Series 3 and then call Comcast and have it paired as needed. Once all works well at my home location, could then theoretically take this cable carded Series 3 up to the cabin location and should be able to plug it in.

Since its still on the Comcast network, would this theoretically work? Anyone ever try this?