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TiVo Stream

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 21:27
Used for a few months. Like new. Purchased a TiVo Roamio Pro, so no need for the Stream.


Slide Remote Works WITH Blinking Blue Light but NOT WITHOUT

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 19:21
Returned from vacation to find that our Tivo Slide Remote stopped working. I changed batteries - didn't work. I tried re-pairing it with the BT dongle but still didn't work. I then did a global reset of the remote and the blue light started continuously blinking but now it controls the Tivo HD unit. I tried re-pairing it again with the blue light going off and it stopped working. I did another global reset and now it works again.

Any ideas? This scenario doesn't quite fit what I've seen described in the forums.

Gold Rush 2/21/14

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 16:16

For how many weeks have we all been yelling at the TV that the diamonds the Hoffmans were finding were next to worthless, yet they went after diamonds because they were going to be their 'gamechanger'.

I just can't believe that every single person on that crew was so stupid as to believe those tiny little rocks were worth anything, and now it's pointed out to them that all that work for diamonds results in about $1300 of value.

I'm no gemologist, but even our family knew they were worthless. Some otherwise pretty clever and resourceful men in the jungles of Guyana didn't know that? How does that work? I'm trying to figure out the angle of what happened here, they MUST have known, Discovery MUST have known but they had too much invested to just pack up after gold was a bust?

What's the right answer here, truly unbelievable stupidity or an attempt to save production investment and just put footage in the can? As foolish as the Hoffmans have been, I can't believe that a few dozen other people didn't know better.

Season Pass in guide but not scheduled

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 16:03
My 4-tuner Roamio is used for OTA only. I have a season pass for Father Brown on a PBS station which has recorded properly in the past. Wednesday I happened to notice an episode in the guide for today, but it didn't have check marks next to it, and when brought up the show didn't have a green thumb. I checked the season pass upcoming episodes, and none were listed. Rebooting didn't help. I checked my 2-tuner Premiere, and it showed the same situation.

I waited out the three days to see if the guide would correct itself, but it hasn't, so I added new season passes for Father Brown on both TiVos. They appear to be exact duplicates, but obviously the TiVos see some difference, so I examined them using kmttg (v1p0m). The only significant difference appears to be in "idSetSource" where "collectionId" is "tivo:cl.291315" for both original season passes and "tivo:cl.265039095" for both new ones. What exactly is that field? Did someone at TiVo (or maybe Tribune Media) think the series was new and assign a new ID instead of using the old one? Is this why people sometimes report season passes that don't record for no apparent reason? Thanks for any insights.

Were can I download Tivo Desktop?

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 16:00
I tried the search, that brought up nothing or perhaps I typed something wrong.

I purchased the plus key sometime ago but now in setuping up a new PC, I can't find the download.


Possible Bad HD on Roamio.

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:28
The Hard Drive on my Roamio began making a clicking sound a few weeks ago. I didn't think much of it at the time. Recently, the picture on the Roamio has become unwatchable. Heavily pixelated. I swapped out the Roamio with the old Series 3, and the picture is fine. I've also called FIOS, and they insist the signal strength is not a problem.

I bought the Roamio back in December. I'm hoping the device is still under warranty.

Anyone else had issues with Roamio hard drives?


TiVo central

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 13:07
Just got my Tivo pro last night and have it all hooked up and working. One question that I can't figure out. If I am watching something and go into TiVo central how do I return to what I was watching? When I watch live tv I just hit the live tv button but if I am watching recorded tv I can't do that.

Coming from Windows MediaCenter so there is a learning curve.

TiVo suggestions not working after adding cable card

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:55
I had a cable card installed in my Series 3HD and now I am not getting TiVo suggestions. TiVo support recommended disabling suggestions, reboot, enable, reboot. That did not work. Then they suggested thumbs upping programs I like and that did not work either. Any suggestions?

$49.99 24hr Dicount/Promo Code Auction

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:53
Anyone interested...the auction for this code starts at 11ET/8PT and runs for 24 hours

TiVo Roamio DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$149.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $110 - MSRP $199.99 and $14.99/mo. service
$499.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $200 - MSRP $199.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Roamio Plus DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$299.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $160 - MSRP $399.99 and $14.99/mo. service
$599.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $300 - MSRP $399.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Roamio Pro DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$399.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $260 - MSRP $599.99 and $14.99/mo. service
$699.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $400 - MSRP $599.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Mini (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$49.99 + $5.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $50 - MSRP $99.99 and $5.99/mo. service
$174.00 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $76 - MSRP $99.99 and $149.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Stream
$97.50 - Saving $32.50 - MSRP $129.99


Helix "Bloodline" 2/21/14 [SPOILED]

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 08:40
Well. I guess Constance shouldn't have given Hiroshi the watch. :eek:

A few seconds into the dinner scene, I was yelling "Alien rip-off" at the screen. But, by the end of it I was laughing out loud.

Another Alien inspired moment with Julia in the air ducts and the vector sniffing her and moving on. (Pregnant Ripley).

Why do these people forget to wear gloves when outside in the Artic?

WTF is next?

Is there any value in good upgraded DSR704 ??

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 22:13
I have a good DSR704 that I last used when I stopped using Dtv in 2008, upgraded with a 500gb drive, Ptvnet w/t a netgear 10/100 USB adapter and other "little mods" that allow a little more flexibility like MRV. I haven't had it up since I dropped Directv and went to cable in 2008 and I fired it up tonight and short of having no antenna to connect it to, it's running perfectly.

Is it worth much,? Will Directv allow such an old unit to be subscribed and didn't they change most channels to a different satellite that requires the newer leased receivers?

It has a nice Seagate 7200 rpm drive that hasn't seen much use so I'm trying to decide if it's worth more as it is, or scrap it and keep the drive for something else. Only thing I can use it for is to use it as a viewing TV box and stream content to it from a pc since the MRV only works with similer Dtv modded boxes (which I also have a DSR708 that is setup the same but with a 300gb drive).

Premiere xl4 or Roamio for mini which is better?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 21:28
I have a Roamio and a Premiere xl4 along with 2 minis. Is there any downside to using the Premiere as the tuner for the minis instead of the Roamio? I would like to use the Premiere so I can free up the tuners on the Roamio. Is Netflix affected at all (slower)?

Kitchen Design Lancashire Reviews

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 21:22
I have also read some excellent reviews about Kitchen Design Lancashire .

Kitchen Design Lancashire Reviews

'The Red Road' - New drama on Sundance Channel

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:52


Starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones®), Martin Henderson, Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire) and Tom Sizemore


THE RED ROAD is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover up occurs involving the cop’s wife an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and an ex-con, a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.

The first episode is on usenet already. Most likely it's available from mainstream sources (video on demand, ect). I haven't checked on that though.

Safe to put 15 lb. flat panel TV on top of Premier XL?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:36
I'm purchasing a 32" Samsung LED flat panel TV for the office. Would like to set it on top of the TiVo Premiere XL but obviously want to avoid damaging the TiVo.

Sansung weighs 15 lbs. Any concerns with this idea, or am I in safe territory?

Thanks in advance for your shared wisdom. :)

True Detective - Season One - spoilers

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:30
Why on earth isn't there any discussion about this show here? I just caught up to current (episode five) and while it's been slow at times, it's really pretty compelling and the acting is first rate. When did Matthew McConaughey go from being a goofy guy known for rom-coms and playing bongos in the nude to such a powerful dramatic actor?

Minis On Extended WiFi Network...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:30
Hi all.

I wanted to report in on the results of a little experiment I tried that worked out well for me, and may help some others that are having issue running network cables, or getting MOCA working.

I set up an Apple Airport Express in the "Extend A Wireless Network" mode at a location where I wanted a Mini, but couldn't easily get cabling (actually for me, it's a detached garage / workshop on my property).

Once the wireless connection was established back to the main network, I plugged the Mini in to the Airport with a network cable.

I am happy to report that it works PERFECTLY. The Mini has no idea it isn't wired right in to the main router.

While $94 for the Airport isn't CHEAP, it is certainly comparable to other types of network extenders; in my specific situation, there was no way to run cable out there without trenching.

Hopefully, my results will help out some others.

Idle timer for DVR HDD ... good or bad?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:15
I seem to find a different opinion each place I look.

some say that DVR/Tivo are consistently running so any idle spin down just adds wear and tear on the HDD.

Some say that any down time saves your HDD life

looking to replace a hard drive on a THR-22 and it seems like idle time on the HDD is a 'need to know' when deciding which hard drive to buy.

Main thing I'm looking for is reliability and longevity. I hate losing all my records/SP etc every 2-3 years.

at least the THR-22 seems to format/OS the drive for you so I don't have to worry about that.


TiVo Desktop Plus Transcoding

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:32
I'm using TiVo Desktop Plus to send videos from my PC to my TiVo Premiere. The TiVo Desktop Plus web page says:

Supported video formats include:
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)
  • MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)
  • DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)*

What I'm trying to accomplish is to encode the videos on my PC so that TiVo Desktop Plus doesn't have to transcode the file on the way to the TiVo Premiere.

What I see now is when I go to my TiVo Premiere and request to transfer a file from my TiVo Desktop Plus PC the transfer begins. But when I go back to my TiVo Desktop Plus PC I see a Windows process running transcoding the file.

Is it possible to avoid this transcode?

Interesting E-Bay TiVo offer

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:06
I have never saw this type of help being offered to purchase a TiVo before, the help cost is $250.:confused:

E-Bay http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Promo-D...item4ad06e961e

Or E-Bay item 321324488222