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Slow Transfer Speeds with Moca

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:17
Howdy. First time poster.

I've had a Premiere Q, provided by my cable company, for about a year, and I just recently started downloading recorded videos with kmttg. It is connected with an Actiontec ECB2500C, and I get transfer speeds of 24Mbps to 32Mbps. That seemed rather low to me--especially to the 60+Mbps numbers I see on the Web. I get better speeds by connecting the TiVo via ethernet to a 5Ghz wireless-N bridge (32Mbps to 40Mbps).

Are there any settings that might be causing this low speed?

The Best "Holiday" Television Specials

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:44
"Holiday?" another attack on Christmas!


Watch the Judy Garland special when Judy Garland (high as a kite, natch) messed up the lyrics for his "The Christmas Song" and Mel Torme says, "Close!"

Bob Hope brings out Raquel Welch for the troops! USO! USO! USO!

Mob City S01E03-04 "Red Light"/"His Banana Majesty" OAD 2013/12/11 *spoilers*

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:33
Now it's fitting together a bit.

The biggest WTF is Hecky trusting Stacks to recommend Joe as "a pal" when Hecky knew Stacks worked for Benny Siegel and probably used Stacks to make contact about the blackmail payment.

It makes some sense that the cut mouth guy was outside the confessional when Rothstein shotgunned the "am I in the clear?" guy, who must have been another snitch, and told him the name of the other rat that Benny killed? "You want nnn." Mr. Creepy heard that and told Hecky. Why he was following is mystery.

Mickey is not so goofy now. He also knows that Jasmine is the photographer.

The cop who planted the bug kept what he heard to himself. Either he knows that Joe was involved and/or he's Benny's mole in the LAPD. Why would he bug Mickey, where none of other cops knew how to do it, and work so hard if was on the mob's side?


Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:26
I bought a Roamio with 2 TiVo Minis - So I am selling my old hardware

TiVo Premiere Series 4 - Lifetime Service -157 hours HD & Wireless N Adapter

TiVo Premiere Series 4 DVR with Lifetime Service - 318 HD recording hours

TiVo Series 3 with Lifetime Service - 143 HD hours & Wireless G Adapter

Roamio Wifi--What is the Truth?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:24
Have searched the threads and contacted Tivo technical support, but have only gotten conflicting answers to my question:

I just purchased a Roamio Plus. It is installed next to sensitive audio equipment, so I want to make sure the Roamio's wifi is not active. When setting up the Roamio, I never connected via wifi--only by Ethernet.

Can anyone tell me whether the Roamio's wifi will be off in this scenario? Or, as some have reported, is it always active, even if it is connected by Ethernet?


Amazon Downloads will play on the Tivo Mini

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:14
Amazon downloads on the Roamio will not play on the Tivo mini if the show is selected from the Tivo mini menu. If you try to play it on the mini you will receive a "Copyright message".

Here is the work around that works for me -
I have the Tivo App downloaded to my IPad.
Open the app.
In the drop down menu that lists your Tivo devices - Select the Mini that you want to watch a program on.
Now, go to My shows in the Tivo App.
Select the Show that you downloaded from Amazon.
Press Watch Show.
The show will now play on the Tivo mini that you selected.

I have confirmed that this will work on the Tivo App for Iphone and the Ipad.


Watching on Roamio from another Tivo

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:06
Hi Gents wondering if someone can clarify please:

In my apartment, I have a Roamio feeding a Tivo mini, and it's great.

In my weekend place, I may end up with 2 Roamios, or a Roamio and a Premiere XL (both on same network via ethernet).

In the case where you have 2 Roamios or a Roamio and a Premiere, how clunky is it to stream programs between the 2 units? Is it streaming like the Mini, or is it a full transfer? I understand the transfer can be clunky. Thank you for clarifying.

Android app says "on time" is only option for end time?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 10:24
The TiVo app for tablets has suddenly started offering "on time" as the only option for the end time when I use the app to schedule a recording.

The Roamio itself doesn't have this problem, just the TiVo app.

I have other recordings scheduled where the app did indeed once let me say "1 minute longer", but I can't do it anymore.

Could this be some kind of totally strange interaction with the new kitkat 4.4.2 update I got on my Nexus 7? It started happening at about the same time (of course, I also got the latest 20.3.8 update at about the same time as well).

a few TWC cable card questions

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 10:13
Last week I went into a smaller TWC cable store to ask some basic questions about a cable card and tuning adapter, which I'd need for new planned Roamio plus purchase.
It was a very slow day and 1 other person was being waited on so I had one guy who gave me his undivided attention. I asked him if it was possible to 'see' what a tuning adapter and cable card looked like and he willingly obliged by going to a bin and pulling out one of each so I could eyeball it.
Since I'm going to order my TWC cable this week I planned on going back to the same store and seeing if I can talk to the same guy.

A few questions. If he has a 'bin full' of cable cards, is it possible I can ask him for a specific brand, or to even go further, is there any way he is able to tell the version number on the cable card by 'testing it" or something like that?

If this is a possibility, is there a known brand and version that seems to be less problematic for TWC? I've seen mention of this for various other cable providers but haven't yet come across anything specific for TWC.

Web Videos and RSS feeds

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 08:13
Since the fall 2013 update(not 20.38) I am missing the ability to browse web videos or enter in a RSS feed to view them and set up a download subscription. Am I missing something?

Channels not coming in after moving

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 07:49
We moved to a different city and I did the full setup to catch all the channels. In the discovery process, channels 8.1,2 & 3 were found, but 2 of each on my premier. Signal level is below 20 and do not come in. I have a series 3 on the same off air antenna and it found one each of the channels and it comes in fine. Is there someway to delete only a couple channels from the list and have it rediscover? I have all my season passes in so I would hate to have to put them all in again by starting completely over. Btw, I am in the Indianapolis market. Thanks.

Transfering recordings to roamio

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 07:10
Hey guys, been a while but just got a new roamio pro and having some issues.

I actually have two issues but the wireless can be dealt with later, first I need to transfer the recordings.

I transferred the service from my Premiere XL to the roamio then had the Premiere set up with new service just to do the transfer after that I was told to call back and cancel that within 30 days.

For now I have both connected via Ethernet however it won't let me queue up the shows to transfer? It gets weirder, I select one show in the group say episode 1 and it transferred another episode, not episode 1?

From there, try to queue up more and just won't do it.
This looks like what's happening to me only I can't queue up:
Code: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=510888&highlight=Transfering+shows Since I did just get the service and hooked up yesterday Tech Support said give it some time since I did just download the service update also yesterday?

Any help appreciated.

Can you add time to a non-scheduled recording??

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 01:49
Say you are surfing and find a show you would like to record. You start taping it and find that you need some time added to the end of the show. Is there an easy way to expand a current recording(like I could on the old Comcast DVR) or not? I know there is with scheduled events and season passes, but I can't find out how to do it for shows being recorded live.


Wanted: Series 2 DT or RS-TX 20

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 22:59
I live in an analog area, and would like one of those units, for a 2nd bedroom, its a guest room and nobody uses it hardly ever. But I do have the occasional person use it maybe one week out of every month. would be nice for them to have Tivo service and a dvd player during their stay with me.

How to transfer movies to Roamio from iMac

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 22:10
I have an iMac with movies that I want to transfer to my Roamio Plus. I have tried kmttg and pytivo and none of them seem to work. kmttg is for downloading from Roamio to desktop. What software do you recommend?

Delete recordings

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 19:38
Is there a shortcut or something to delete a recording after you are part way thru watching it, without having to go back thru my shows, folder, name episode or whathave you.

Does the mini have dynamic tuner allocation now?

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 19:24
I ask this because I keep having my main premier xl4 box going into recording 4 shows at once mode, even though I have a mini... this started in the past two months where I will turn on the mini and be told live tv isn't available now because all tuners are in use, and I have to cancel recordings just to watch live tv now...

Plus/Pro using wifi to create moca network?

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 18:13
Can you have a TiVo roamio plus or pro (which has the ability to create a moca network with internal hardware) and have it connected to your network via wifi only, but create a moca network for other devices like a mini to use?

I originally expected the answer was yes and told others on the forum the answer was yes; however, I think that some people said it was not possible. I looked on the TiVo website and it seemed to indicate that ethernet was necessary to create moca. However, I don't see why using Wi-Fi would not work to create a moca network as the Wi-Fi would only be used for Internet connections and the moca/coax wire itself would be used to transfer live TV / recordings between TiVos.

Has anyone used the built in wireless to create a moca network for other devices?

Holding buffer position when switching between tuners.

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 16:43
I'm not a roamio owner yet, but something that I have on my current time warner dvr is that I can switch between the two tuners. I can rewind on one tuner all the way the beginning of the buffer and then switch to the other tuner to watch something there. Then when I switch back to the tuner I had rewound, it would stay rewound.

I see with the roamio (as well as the newer TWC boxes) that when you switch tuners, you can rewind, but when you switch tuners again and then go back to the rewound tuner it doesn't stay rewound. This to me is a bit of a deal breaker, I love being able to do this and I do do this a lot.

I saw an example on youtube but I can't post the link because I don't have enough posts yet.

Is there a way for tivo to do something to fix this? To be able to keep the position of a rewound tuner. I hope I'm explaining myself well enough.

American Horror Story: Coven S03E09 "Head"

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 16:12
OMG! :eek:

IMO, this was the most intense episode of the season and the last 10 minutes was incredible. I actually re-watched that last 10 minutes. The joined covens is going to be epic, IMO. Too bad much of Bassett's coven was wiped out.

Bates has me laughing and methinks her character does have a soul. She appeared to be moved.

The phony Christian mother killer her son? Too much.

Red-headed witch with the cat-eye glasses is a pretty good optometrist. :p

With all due respect and admiration of Lange, Bates and Bassett are the reason I've been watching this season since I'm not usually interested in witchcraft shows. So far, it hasn't disappointed me but until this episode, I've been multitasking on AHS and SoA the next day or so. I just finished and was surprised not to already find a thread here.