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Roamio / Mini watching same channel live

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 13:45
If the roamio is watching a channel live, and a mini in a separate room is watching THE SAME channel (also live), does the roamio use two tuners or just one?

Roamio / S2 question

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:39
I've been happy just using my 3 S2's, but saw a new offer for a Roamio with transfer of service.

I have a question that I have not seen the answer to(sure I'm just missing it). I know I can't transfer a HD recorded show to an S2, but can I transfer SD shows to and from a Roamio and my S2's?

covert affair s04e015

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:09
THis is getting stupid NUFF STAID

Q: Adding pad

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:21
Still learning the TiVo way.

When CBS has the 2nd football game, I've been adding 30 minutes at the end of The Mentalist, which is currently set up as a season pass.

My expected behavior would be for 30 minutes to be added on to that particular episode of The Mentalist (that I've added pad to)

The outcome I'm getting is that The Mentalist records at it's normal time (not adding the 30 minutes), and then adds a secondary recording that is an hour and a half long. It isn't labelled as The Mentalist either.

Is this just the way it is, or is there some kind of user error?

What I would like to happen is that I get The Mentalist, with 30 mins of pad, not an extra recording on top of it.

Thanks for your time and help,


Opera TV App Store

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:11

KMTTG Remote

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:03
I have a question about KMTTG and running it remotely. This has NOTHING do do with the remote tab, where you remotely control a TiVo. This is a computer networking thing where I want to remotely control KMTTG.

I have a home media server that stores all my iTunes content and archived TiVo recordings. That server runs KMTTG to automatically download certain shows from my TiVos after they record. It works just fine, but I have found that it is a little annoying to connect remotely to the desktop of that server to administer KMTTG (change auto transfers, check for TiVo conflicts, etc). It would be nice if there was a way to access the features of KMTTG from another computer on the LAN (or even from a remote computer if I'm out of town). That way, KMTTG is still doing it's thing on my home server, but I can control it without having to access that server.

Does anyone know of a way to control KMTTG from a remote computer?

Revolution - 11/13/2013 Come Blow Your Horn

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 09:01
No interest anymore? No discussion?

American Horror Story 11/13/13

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 07:18
Kinda took a strange turn with the Axe Man.

I'm still unsure what's going on with the guy that shot the red head girl. I'm bad with names btw. He obviously has ties with the black voodoo lady. I'm guessing he's indebted to her for something so he has to kill some if the witches??? Or all of them???

"AMC Renews Hell on Wheels for 'Super-Sized' Season 4"

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 06:03

The wheels kinda fell off the Hell last season...let's hope they can get it back on track.

Sorry. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

Problem w/ TiVo G adapter after update

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 02:35
Hi All

TiVo just updated my Premier box and restarted the guided setup. When it gets to network hookup my only choices are ethernet, TiVo wireless N adapter or phone. Phone and ethernet are not possible and I have the TiVo wireless G adapter AG0100. Am I missing something here or can I really not use my G adapter with this latest update?

So right now I'm totally TiVo-less and totally ticked :eek:

Has this happened to anyone else?

Preventative maintenance with Expander

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:59
Just got my Premiere running and I picked up a used 1 TB Expander on CL.

I've used various Tivos over the years and this is the 1st unit that I can't self modify. As a longtime user, I'm well aware of how to check/fix HDDs. I've learned how to use SpinRite ONLY because of Tivo...

As such, I'm cautious adding the expander because I know that it has a limited life. I'll do my best to make sure this HDD has as much ventilation as possible outside of an active fan.

1) Any preventative maintenance I can do to help extend the life of the Expander?

2) Assuming this HDD will fail (since I know it will), has anyone successfully 'fixed' a failing drive with something like SpinRite? I've had multiple successes on previous HDDs in the past.

3) Has anyone ever dd'ed an Expander drive? Wondering if there's a recovery method if/when it does fail, that way I can keep the Expander/Tivo pairing in tact if I'm able to find a replacement bare HDD in the future.

4) Has anyone used an Expander for more than 4 years? I run my Tivos forever...

Share Mini's Moca network connection over ethernet?

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:48
Can I share my Tivo Mini's Moca network connection through its ethernet?

I am doing this successfully with my Roamio Pro. The Pro is connected via Moca to the home network and 2 Minis. I also have an ethernet switch plugged into the Pro. An XBox, AppleTV, BluRay, and Wii are all connected into the switch and get great throughput. I am trying to do the same thing with my Mini, but it won't seem to share it's Moca network connection over ethernet. Should this work?

Pioneer DVR810-H Stopped Connecting

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:46
I have a Pioneer DVR810-H TiVo that I got off eBay several years ago and it's worked great since I got it. That is, up until yesterday when it just stopped connecting to the TiVo service. The unit has a basic lifetime service and an upgraded hard drive (the previous owner did all of the upgrading.) I'm relatively knowledgable on electronics, so my first conclusions are that either the hard drive is going bad or that the wireless adapter I have has stopped working. The adapter is a Belkin F5D6050 that the previous owner sold me along with the unit. I've got the device connected to an old Airport Extreme (which is definitely not the problem, as I've tested connecting my iMac and Macbook to it.) I have no problem taking the thing apart and swapping out a drive, but I need to get a copy of the TiVo software to flash a new drive with and also insure that it's not going to remove the basic lifetime service from the unit. Help!

Tuner preview easter egg??

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:30
My wife was using our new Roamio, and I thought I saw something pop up, and then it went away ...

What I thought I saw was 4 boxes along the bottom of the screen showing (what I thought/hoped was) what was playing on each tuner. Like, a little live visual preview of each tuner.

I thought - that would be an AWESOME feature, and even hoped it was for real. I've been pushing different combinations of buttons to try to make it re-appear, but in vain.

I can't find it documented anywhere, so I was probably imagining things.
But, just in case...
Is this a thing?
Could it be? Would Tivo ever program that in to the Roamio software?

That's all.
Thanks for confirming my insanity.

Strange occurrence - identical recordings, one as if it were manual

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 21:22
Had this happen last night. I have two recordings that seem to be identical, and one of them shows up as IF it were a manual recording..

and I have pics to prove it.

I don't see how to do inline images..

photo1 shows the 'manual' recording
photo2 shows the SP recording in the Super Fun Night folder
photo3 shows what History showed afterwards.

I know sometime before (probably within an hour of the recording) I manually added pre and post padding to the recording.. But neither of these recordings actually had padding (so I missed the very very end).

If I had a reproducible case or more useful info, I'd write a bug on tivo's forum.

Argh, two of them are rotated..
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Hockey Season Pass

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:49
I having trouble programing a wishlist / season pass for the Chicago Blackhawks. I currently have "Blackhawks, BlackHawks, Chicago Blackhawks" listed in the keyword section. I also have "Blackhawks" listed under the title keyword section.

The problem arises when their games are on Comcast Sportsnet. The guide lists the game as NHL Hockey and then in the description it will have the teams listed, such as "Phoenix Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks."

How do I get it to pick up these games in the season pass? I would assume if I put "NHL Hockey" in the keywords then I would get every NHL game which is something that I definitely don't want.

Station Logos

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:30
My suggestion would be to have the station logo/icons available in the guide. I live in Chicago and have ComCast and the organization of the channels is quite ridiculous.

Example: our NBC affiliate is WMAQ, broadcast channel is 5 and referred to throughout the area as NBC5. Comcast lists their channel (as does TiVo) as WMAQHD on channel 188. I'm not one to memorize channels so any visual clue as to where the channels are would help.

ABC is ABC7 but the HD channel is on 189 (kind of makes sense with the last digit as 9) but CBS2 is on 189.

I have to say that the guide on the iPad app is great and would be nice if it was mirrored on the TiVo iteself. I can find the channels very quick with the logos but not everyone in my family wants to use the iPad. They just want to use the TiVo.

Repeater with New Roamio????

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:35
Do I need my IR repeater with the new Roamio??

Will the new Roamio RF remote control my TV?

Will it allow me to change the signal input on my TV?

tivo app on Android

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 14:18
Using the TiVO App on Android 4.1 = When I go to the Roamio Guide, it comes up with an error msg that ends with "The Middlemind connection is currently down." I looked on the TiVO site, and there's no mention anywhere of anything "Middlemind." I called tech support, and THEY never heard of it, escalated my question to tier 2, and said they would be in touch (didn't have a clue when). Anyone know what that is?

Shortcut to put Roamio Pro into Standby Mode

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 14:05
I would like to put my Roamio Pro into "Standby Mode" when I shut my entertainment system down for the night.

I've tried programming my Harmony 900 several times to do the appropriate selections, but for some reason I always end up at the wrong screen.

I've done some searching and I do not see that there are any shortcuts in the Tivo remote to go directly to standby mode.

Hoping someone else has gone down this path and has been succesful!

In the mean time I'll keep tweaking my "code" and see if I can come up with a sequence that works.... :confused:

(I'm a recently retired Systems Programmer and this is driving me NUTZ that I can't get it to do exactly what I want! -lol-)

Thanks for any suggestions! :)