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Been out of the loop, Netflix on TiVo in Canada 2014?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:35
Okay, I've been out of the loop while my Premiere has been collecting dust. It looks as though people are using the Netflix app on their TiVo in Canada. I know Unblock-Us had some instructions, but I never read an affirmative post stating that these instructions worked for the various TiVo USA streaming apps. I'd rather use my Roku for streaming services, but it would be nice to have the TiVo run Netflix' Canadian content or just getting it to work with stuff from the States. I get Netflix to run on a Premiere, select a title, and it gets to either 63% or 100% and then errors out with V301. I've tried every situation I believe, VPN, DNS redirection, and pure Canadian broadband (for Netflix Canada) and I can't get a stream to work. I removed the TiVo app, rebooted, and then added the sucker again with no luck. I am using the TiVo Wireless G adapter.

Does the TiVo Netflix app work (now 2014) without DNS redirection in Canada?
Without any intervention it works with Netflix Canada?

Is Unblock-Us the only DNS redirector that works with TiVo & Netflix USA?
What about cheaper services like UnoDNS, ibDNS, USAcess, etc.?

If you're using Netflix USA through a VPN, which one are you using?

Did you set anything up in your open source router to make things work, USA-wise?
Like dealing with hardcoded DNS in DD-WRT and Tomato

What version is your TiVo software?

Is the Netflix app responsive on a TiVo?
My experience has been an interface that lags

I'd very much appreciate instructions, companies you're using, and screenshots of your router's configuration and TiVo's network settings please.

Links of interest:

Tivo Premiere Elite (XL4) w/ Lifetime and Ext. Warranty $549

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:07
Tivo Premiere Elite (before the name change), lifetime service, 300 hours HD recording. Extended warranty is through March, 2015.

Starting at $399, Buy it now for $549. Free shipping, ships from CT.


tivo IR entender

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 16:58
Have any one done this before. Have one Tivo extender connected to one of the usb ports to use in another room then have another tivo extender to the other usb port on top of the tivo to control the tivo in the same room.
I bought a tivo extender and connected to one of theusb port to use in my bedroom. The problem I having now is the remote will not control the tivo in the same room. If I disconnect the usb extender the tivo will work ok. I would like to know if any used this type of set up of using 2 tivo extenders connected to the 2 usb ports.

Ghost Recordings in Laptops Tivo Folder

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:54
I have a folder on a laptop which I use to transfer recordings I may want to watch on the laptop while away from home. I notice that when I access this folder from one of my Tivo's it lists recordings that have previously been deleted and no longer are on the laptop. Is the deleted file entry on the laptop directory being picked up by the Tivo somehow and if so how would I go about clearing it.. Thanks

Random ReStarts on Tivo Elite

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:38
My Tivo Elite 2TB unit has recently started rebooting without prompt several times a day, doesn't seem to occur in conjunction with any particular activity or action oftentimes while viewing live TV it will re-boot without warning. Wondering if this a sign of impending Hard Drive Failure. Anyone experience this or have suggestions to troubleshoot.. Thanks..

Minis stutter only for a frame or two repeatedly

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:50
I have 2 XG1's with Tivo and 2 Tivo Minis. Each Mini is going to its own XG1 Box.

I have Coax from street ->4 Way Splitter->(Line 1) XG1, (Line 2) XG1, (Line 3) Tivo Mini, (Line 4) 2 Way Splitter [line a-Tivo Mini, line b-Netgear MOCA Bridge->CableModem]

The connection doesn't drop out or lose internet. Haven't really had problems with the Minis talking to its XG1 counterpart. I can watch Live and Recorded stuff with very little problems. There is one issue of screen frame skips. This doesn't bother me too much when watching slow moving things like sitcoms, news etc but it's pretty much unbearable trying to watch sports. The picture is great, it just seems to either skip a frame or lose a frame ever few seconds. It kind of has a human blinking effect when you close your eyes. If you look at something stationary on the screen, such as an NBC logo you get see it get pixelated for a frame and then go back to normal. This happens about every 3 seconds or so. This blinking / frame skip is consistent on both Minis connected to different XG1s on both recorded and live tv.

Moca settings show 220-250 MBPS in PHY values. Not sure what these are measuring to tell you the truth.

My only bet was needing a POE Filter which I ordered online the other day. But that didn't help at all. The splitter is only rated for 1ghz but must be working enough to get that PHY values above. People say anything over 200 is good.

Tested a different router and same thing.

Maybe some weird interference things.


4 Hughes SD-DVR40 units

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:40
I've upgraded all my receivers to DTV Genie and Genie minis. I have 4 Hughes SD-DVR40 units that were last used 3 years ago or so. I powered them 3 of them on the other day with no issues...the 4th had some trouble coming up. Only have 3 power cables. I've pulled the hard drives. I also have a "TwinBreeze" kit for one of them that allowed 2 hard drives to be put into the unit. And I have 9 peanut remotes for these (don't ask me why I have so many).

Any market for all this or should I just put it out to the curb? Anybody interested here?

Will the Mini work with DirecTV Tivo?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:32
I have DirecTV. If I get one of the Tivos that DTV offers, will I be able to hook up a Mini to it or does DTV block all of that?

DirecTV options?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:30
I have DirecTV now and want to keep it. Used to LOVE Tivo but kept DirecTV because of NFL Sunday Ticket and moved to their DTV DVRs (like the Genie). I lately noticed that DirecTV offers HD Tivos again. Am I better offer sticking with the Genie or moving over to the new Tivo offerings?

MoCA not getting Info

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:08
Have cable router plugged with ethernet to airport extreme Airport extreme then into Roamio plus with ethernet. I am setting up MoCa network to Mini. The mini connects but when it tries to get Info process is interrupted Error message states to check UDP and TCP ports. According to what I read if "NAT portmapping Protocol" is checked it should allow software on device to open ports as necessary I have attempted many times tried rebooting everything

any suggestions for getting past this problem

"Orange is the new black" S2

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:20
Premiers June 6th. Article below with a link to the 15 second teaser.... Can't wait!


Did we ever decide how to handle season discussions for netflix shows?


Sun, 02/16/2014 - 09:32
I have a Roamio Plus connected via WIFI in the living room. I am trying to set up a MOCA network to connect a Mini in the bedroom. I connected the Actiontec MOCA adapter to my modem and router. The Coax light is not on on the Actiontec adapter. Could this be because I have not installed a POE filter yet? Needless to say nether the Roamio nor the Mini are connecting via MOCA.

Tivo HD Reboots / Squaretrade

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 09:19

I have a Tivo HD with lifetime service that randomly reboots a few times a day. I bought this off of ebay and bought a Squaretrade warranty. They said I have to find a local repair shop, submit an invoice, and then they will reimburse me, minus the bench fee.

I will be reimbursed up to $339. From what I have read, it sounds like the hard drive. My question is do I take this to an electronics shop or a computer shop?

I appreciate your help!


Helix "Survivor Zero" 2/14/2014

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 08:17
Thought I'd create an episode thread so we can discuss freely without worrying about spoilers in the other thread. Maybe there's interest, maybe not.

I can't tell if this show is getting good or is entering a hitherto unknown level of stankiness. If there were ever a show that needed a "WTF? Is goin on with" web page, it's this one.

I knew Seven Of Nine and Ballesteros were going to make out as soon as she told the guards that she wanted privacy with him. I didn't expect her to go upside his head a couple of times but it was obvious what was going to happen next. I already dislike her way over the top character.

Now Dr. Hottie is bent out of shape because she caught Alan and Julia hugging. Snooze. I hate love triangles in shows that don't need them.

Looks like Ilaria gets its guards from the Imperial Stormtrooper School of Quickly Disposable Henchmen. They should have shot the crap out of the zoombies (TM) but instead just mostly stood around and got attacked.

I still don't know wtf is going on with Hataki. Maybe I should try syfy.com's Helix Access Granted web page but I don't have the patience.

Lag issue when tuner is paused

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 08:14
Roamio Pro model. i am having a lag issue when i pause 1 or more tuners and switch to another tuner. there is a lag when switching back and forth between the tuners. it's a very noticeable lag, several, several seconds. anybody else?

software version 20.3.8-USA-6-840

on Brighthouse, with cable card and tuning adapter.

OTA channel guide lists 1 channel twice..

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 08:01
Premiere using cable/ota and 1 station lists twice on the guide. Mundo Fox 26.1 is the culprit. Both mirror each other in their listings but the difference is when I choose one, I get Mundo Fox. When I choose the the other, I get the V53 error. Looking under the hood in Channels, I only see one 26.1 and removing it removes both channel listings from the guide.
Anyone else have this happen and how is it fixed?

how do you hook up tivo and the fios set to box in one tv using a splitter?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 00:55
Guide me on what needs to me done? I tried no luck all I get a my local channels not even channel 131 fios learning channel would work. I was sent two cable cards replacement. Now I am fed up what is the wiring suppose to be like?

Disable Wireless?

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 22:25
Just noticed that my roamio is using two ip addresses on my router. Since I have it hardwired and do not use the streaming feature (nor can I until TiVo gets their act together and produces an android app), I can only surmise that the second ip is being grabbed by the wireless adapter.

Is there any way to disable the wireless adapter? Or at least make it unreachable by potentially malicious folks in the area? Any security settings?

And how is it grabbing an ip address off of my router, which I have setup with wpa2/aes security and a hidden ssid?

The Caps Cap Another S3

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:42
My OLED S3 has been running happily for over 7 years. I've been patting myself on the back about not having sick capacitors. Can you see it coming?

The TiVo is on a UPS, so it hasn't shutdown for a year or more. Today, I needed to reconfigure my electronics stack. That all went well until I plugged the TiVo back in. Oops, it looks like it is stuck in a reboot loop. Won't even respond to kickstart.

Back out of the stack and take off the cover. There are three obviously bulging capacitors. Off to Fry's tomorrow to replace all the ones in the lists from around here. Thanks for that.

The good news? The beloved bride said "Why don't you get a new one?". So I've got a Roamio Plus with lifetime on the way.

New caps in my loyal S3 and then off to ebay to find it a good home.

-- Doug

Tuner recording priority

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 19:08
(newbie to multiple tuners coming from series 2)

What is the tuner selection priority?

Scenario 1:
Recording 1 program, watching 1 program, then the schedule for a season pass comes up....
I get a prompt 'about to start recording... on other tuner' with option to cancel.

Scenario 2:
Recording 1 program, watching 1 program, then the schedule for a season pass comes up....
One of the other tuners automatically switches to that channel and starts recording without any prompts

This got me confused :confused: