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Game of Thrones S4 trailer (spoilers), non bookreaders beware

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:43
Saw Tyron in chains, the dude that fights for tyrion, nothing of bran... Have to go look again to find more...

2 remotes - 1 tivo ???

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:48
I have a premier TiVo in the closet so it has no line of sight. it is connected to 2 TVs in two different rooms. what I want is one remote in each room for each TV. I'm currently using one slide ver.1 remote for both rooms. I have a friend who is upgrading his Romeo remote to the slide version 2 remote. if he gives me his basic Romeo remote with the new dongle that comes with his slide remote, will I be able to use the basic roamio remote for my second room In coconjunction with my Bluetooth slide in my first room? If not, anybody know if I can get a second original bluetooth slide remote - so that I'd be using 2 Bluetooth slide remotes at the same time?

Shameless - Official Season 4 Thread (Spoilers)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:12
Another season of the Gallaghers...

Backdoor code for time and elapsed time

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:45
I was pretty amazed to discover that not only does the elapsed time for a TiVo recording show, the elapsed time for a playing DVD also shows. I am confounded about how this can work as the DVD player is completely separate with its own connection to the TV. Am I going crazy?

Buying a TiVo Slide Pro Remote

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:05
Can it be purchased anywhere besides tivo.com?

Slinbox with Slow connection at one end?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:05
Not really familiar with how slingbox works...

I saw this refurbished Slingbox Solo deal for $49:


Here are my issues:

My second TiVo Premiere is in an area which does not offer the Denver local channels in HD...either on cable or OTA.

The free WiFi in this home is very slow, maybe about 1.5 mbps if I am lucky.

Realistically, could I watch recorded (HD) shows from my main TiVo in Denver (smoking fast Internet connection) on my "in-the-middle of nowhere" TiVo that connects to free wifi via a very slow Internet?

I think its the hard drive

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 09:44
I have a lifetime series 3 (TCD652160) that seems to be giving me problems and is in a reboot loop. It basically gets past the "Welcome, Powering Up" screen and proceeds to the "Almost there...". I then reboots.

From reading these forums, this seems like an indication that there is a problem with its hard drive, correct? I will open it up and take a look at the power supply as well, but I actually also have another identical series 3 that is fully working, but not subscribed to and could cannibalize/use it for parts (hard drive or power supply).

Seeing as a lot of S3s are dying though, I am debating several options (in poll).

Sherlock Season 3--Avoid all news!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 09:22
For those of you who are watching via American television, Sherlock Season 3 has aired in Britain, and there is a fairly major development that will probably be much talked about. So between now and Episode 3, you should probably avoid all press coverage or message board discussions of the show unless you are absolutely sure it will contain no spoilers.

Another Moca question - using Mini and Roku

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 08:05
I have been using Moca for several years (and love it), so I should probably know the answer to this, but what is the best way to set up my Tivo Mini and Roku on my network? Right now I have a splitter that sends ones signal to my Mini (to use its internal Moca adapter) and the second signal goes to a Netgear Moca adapter with ethernet connected to the Roku. This works, but it doesn't seem the most efficient to me and I was wondering if there was a way to eliminate the splitter - maybe by connecting the Roku directly to the Mini via the ethernet cable? Or should I chain them via coax cable (first to mini then to Netgear adapter)?

Thanks in advance.

Scheduling Online

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 00:20
A few days ago I scheduled several season passes online for my Tivo Premier which I just got on 12/25/13. Now I can't find the list so I can modify it. If I go to "my shows" I see them all but can't modify them. When I go to the "Season Pass Manager" online, all I see is a box that has my particular Tivo listed but that's it. There is no drop down box or any list of my shows. I need to know exactly how to get there again.

It's probably something simple I am overlooking, I hope. :)

Thanks so much.

On Screen Half Guide?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 22:28
When changing the HDMI inputs on the TV,
upon returning to the Tivo, this half screen guide pops up.

What I can't find, however, is a way to re-create purposefully.

Is this just a glitch, or is there a menu command/setting I'm unaware of?




Mentalist delayed?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 20:13
Anyone know if The Mentalist will be delayed tonight?

I don't think I received an alert.

Signal issue on Premiere but not on TiVoHD

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:58
I have a strange issue that has nagged me for a while. I have a TiVoHD upstairs in my den and a TiVo Premiere down in my media room. Both use an OTA antenna that is in my attic. I do not use cable or satellite at all. On occasion I get significant signal issues (choppy, stuttering, pixelated playback) on my TiVo Premiere but NOT ON MY TiVoHD. Case in point, tonight I was trying to watch football on CBS downstairs and it was unwatchable, but when I checked the channel upstairs it was totally fine, no playback issues at all. I guess I want to know if the Premieres are known to be more sensitive to signal issues than the HD. Or do I have a bad Premiere or something like that.

FS: Tivo Stream

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:18
For Sale: Tivo Stream. i don't need it anymore. comes with original box, stream, power supply, ethernet cable and instructions. in mint condition, no issues.

asking $ 100.00 shipped to the 48 states.

located in Orlando, FL

Mini Power off Incistencies

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:01
I've got 2 Roamio Basic (OTA only) and 2 Mini (one mini linked to each Roamio) and I'm running into a weird inconstant behavior between the 2 Mini's that I can't seem to find any way to deal with it.

- On the master bedroom Mini, when I hit the power button on the TiVo remote, the TV powers on and the Mini is immediately ready for access.
- On the guest bedroom Mini, when I hit the power button on the TiVo remote, the TV powers on and the Mini starts a new cold boot cycle like it was just plugged into power. When watching TV here, everything works just fine with no issues at all. However if I hit the power button to turn things off, and then immediately power it back on again the TiVo Mini is in a cold boot cycle.

For some reason I cannot seem to identify they are acting differently and it's driving me crazy.

Is there a setting somewhere that I've missed that is causing the behavior on these 2 Minis to be different? It's really annoying to have to wait 2-3 minutes for the Guest Room TV to be ready for use, especially when it's clearly not necessary since the master one is immediately available.

HME server in C++?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:04
Has anyone ever done an TTG server in C/C++? I know there was JavaHMO, and pytiVo is python, but I can't remember ever seeing anything written in C/C++ that could serve a TiVo. (Well except TiVo Desktop which is Borland C++)

I have an idea for an app, but it would require basic TTG features. I might also want to add an HME interface to it, but that's not required. Just basic TTG to/from PC.

Has anyone ever done a TTG implementation in C/C++ that I can reference?

IFC "The Spoils of Babylon" The Foundling ep1

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:47
Caught the 1st episode of this IFC mini series (I Guess 6 30 minute episodes)

Created by SNL writers. Cast includes Toby McGuire, Tim Robbins, Kristin Wiig, Haley Joel Osment Will Ferrell.

A satire of the 70-80's melodramas.

I chuckled a few times...

Is tivo really dropping rhapsody?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:38
I called tivo friday 1-10 2014, to complain about the v301 error code i get when i try to find music on rhapsody,I already have a thread on tivo premiere section about how i have had problems for 4years with this v301 error code. Anyway the csr at tivo was surprised i still have rhapsody in my tivo central screen and that i shouldnt even have it, as tivo was dropping rhapsody! I told him i cant believe that as i havent read anything anywhere about tivo dropping rhapsody on the internet. I still have rhapsody sometimes it works great other times not! Personally i dont think the csr knows wht hes talking about, he told me to just use spotify. Has anyone here heard anything about this?because if so i might as well drop my subcrpition to rhapsody.:eek: P.S. when i try to find rock bands like blackfield,rpwl,pendragon,,I get the v301 error code and i get kicked back to tivo central.i guess tivo just doesnt like progessive rock music.:(

Tivo Roamio WIFI issue - Found something

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:32
Hi folks. Long time reader, raaaaare contributor as I've been away in Windows Media Center world for 4 years. I got tired of futzing with the Media Center and jumped on the Roamio when it came out. I haven't had a single issue myself, but.....

I bought one for my folks for Christmas and once he got it home he couldn't get it setup. Tivo tech support worked with him and eventually mentioned swapping it at the store.

New unit, same issue. Wired works fine, WIFI has N02, N06, on and on.

I just spent 90 minutes logged into his router working through every permutation. Hex only passphrase? Nope. Security set to WPA2, AES, WPA, and then went to TKIP and everything worked beautifully. Odd.

We worked back and forth with different settings and suddenly realized it was not TKIP, but the fact that the WNDR3800 locked 2.4 to 54M mode under TKIP.

I swapped him back over to WPA2, AES, old passphase, and locked the router to 54M mode. Everything discovered and work. We bumped up to 130 and 300 and things broke.

We went back to lock in at 54M on the router and it worked perfectly.

If anyone else is bumping into this give it a shot. It as worked for a couple reboots and seems to have stuck.

Sound Bar Power

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:59
I just installed a new sound bar. I was able to use the A/V remote programming (holding down Tivo button and mute button) to control the volume and mute. I would now like to use the remote (regular Tivo remote and not the GLO remote) to also power the sound bar on and off. I already have the remote set to power on and off my tv so if I try to program the remote power button with the sound bar code also will it turn both the TV and sound bar on and off or is it just one or the other?