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Recording Playback Noise

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 18:38
My Premiere XL4 sometimes has a loud surf sounding noise (varying volume but very noticeable) when playing some recordings, especially some recorded movies. This has been going on for couple of years and I may have asked about it before.

Does Tivo work with Charter cable?

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 18:25
Hi all, new member here. I have been with Dish Network for about 6 years, I love the channels and guide, but hate the cost. Yesterday we had Charter come and install their cable, phone and internet. I hate their cable box, and guide.

I have been checking around looking at Tivo's, and am wondering if I can use a Tivo with Charter.

My wife went to Charter today and they make it sound like they don't support Tivo.

Thanks for any help,


recording history anolomy/question...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:42
Last night I had an issue with my Roamio plus and had to reload the channel list again, which takes several minutes.
During that time (say 6:55pm - 7:05pm) I was on the screen where it's downloading channel info. After I got out of that screen, I noticed my red light wasn't on (recording) and it was a few minutes after 7, so the recording should have started. This is a season pass and the show was a new show, so there is no doubt it should have recorded.
What puzzled me was why didn't the recording start anyway, and/or why is there no entry in the history about the show not being able to record (for whatever reason)?

Does it sound reasonable that there may be certain screens that you could be in that somehow take the Tivo 'offline' in some way that prevents a recording and history update from taking place?

No check marks next to scheduled recordings

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:35
All of a sudden one of my system 3's doesn't show a checkmark in the guide next to scheduled recordings. The shows are indeed scheduled and show up in the to do section, just no check in the guide. Any thoughts? Thanks.

I'm a MoCa moron- Help!

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:24
About a month ago, I got a Roamio Pro to replace my HD XL (which replaced my Series 2). I have had a lot of wireless connection problems from the get-go, but finally got it to work, for the most part. I just got a new router (Netgear Nighthawk R7000 on a good deal from NewEgg), and my connection is better than ever.

I guess I could continue to use WiFi, but I thought I would use MoCa for faster connectivity and ability to more easily use multi-room viewing if I use the old Tivo on another TV.

My problem is MoCa. Here is my set-up:
Downstairs: Main TV, hooked to Roamio, with Time Warner tuning adapter and cable card.
Upstairs: Cable Modem and Router.

Before the new router came, I ordered a MoCa adapter and POE filter from TiVo to connect to my router and cable modem upstairs. I tried to install it today, but there is no CoAx upstairs, and the Coax light on the ActionTec Moca Adapter is not lit. I tried to set up a MoCa connection through my Tivo downstairs with this connection in place, but it failed, so now I am back to WiFi.

Is there any way to make this work without having Time Warner roll a truck to install and extra outlet (either a cable internet outlet downstairs near my TV or a CoAx outlet upstairs near my router)? I have looked at MoCa installation schemes, but I can't seem to figure out how to make my situation work.

Thanks in advance. I am normally pretty good with electronics, but I feel like an idiot trying to figure this out!

Video Input and Slo Mo

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:41
Sorry if I am being too lazy to keep searching but I gotta go back to work soon - I was referred to this forum by 3 separate TIVO departments.

I want to use some sort of TIVO type unit to record high school sports live from an HD video camera (HDMI, analogue component or HD/SDI out) and then be able to play back a short segment to a TV, recorder or projector in variable slo motion speeds and even stop and go freezes for training. Is this something that TVO can do? Does the input signal have to be an RF signal or can it be straight video? And do I have to subscribe to make it work in addition to the cost of a unit?

Thank you.

TiVo Mini - blank screen or loss of sound - occasionally

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:12
I have 4 TiVo mini's in my house.

On occasion, I have the following issues with one or the other, so its not isolated to one bad Mini unit.

1 - No sound at all - need to standby and turn off TV - then turn all on again and it works - happens 2-3x month. Might be an HDMI issue

2 - Turn the TV on and Mini out of standby = blank screen, I then unplug the Mini and it reboots and everything is good - this tends to happen if I haven't turned on that Mini for several days

Now I am not sure if all of this is tied to some sort of combination of using switches (blank screen requiring reboot) on all units (green) and/or HDMI (sound loss issue).

Any feedback or others experiencing these issues?

TiVo Premiere goes to black screen when I press the TiVo button

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:54
Except for the top-right corner which shows the channel on the active tuner. If I go to the guide and then hit the TiVo button I can get to the main menu. Anybody else ever experience this behavior? If so, how did you fix it?

Will Tivo Honor Lifetime reguardless?

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:33
With the announcement yesterday on all news networks about Tivo getting out of the hardware business, will they continue to honor "Lifetime" ownership. My contract ends in March, and I'm concerned if Tivo pulls out from the DVR line will they continue to work with us as a whole? It sounds like they want to concentrate on the Cloud movement with the cable companies. Any input on this is appreciated. :confused:

Justified to get Mary'd

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:24
Quote: Justified this season: Mary Steenburgen has signed in a recurring role on the FX drama as Katherine Hale, an attractive southern belle who was married to Wynn Duffy’s (Jere Burns) mentor in crime

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/17/ju...y-steenburgen/ Note that she wasn't married to Duffy. They like hinting that Duffy is teh ghey.

Stutter in recordings around the beginning

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:23
So because the Tivo clock cuts off shows, I've been routinely adding a minute at the end of each season pass.

But my recordings have this stutter about a minute in (though the indicator bar shows 0 min). The video breaks up and the audio mutes or stutters during this time, which lasts a second at the most.

Could it be the ending of other recordings being reflected in the new recording?

Anyone else padding their recordings and having overlapping recordings?

Like if you record shows that air one after the other?

Does Boston-area FiOS have the right CableCARDs by default?

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:21
I live just outside Boston, have FiOS, and will very likely be getting a Roamio Pro pretty soon.

I've been reading CableCARD-related threads here and see that it's important to make sure to get a 514517-017-00 card from FiOS.

Is that pretty much all FiOS around here is giving out these days, or should I expect to have to bug the store to grab the right one?

Also, any recommendations on which FiOS store(s) to go to? Are some better than others or does it not really matter?


RAKE on Fox starts tonight 1/23/2014

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 09:36
Just a reminder. Looks promising:


TiVo Premiere DVR Newbie Question

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 09:16

I am a new TiVo customer and I have a few questions and was wondering if anyone can answer it? Thanks for your help in advance. I currently have two Series4 TiVo Premiere boxes, Tivo XL Premiere Model: TCD748000 (activated) and Tivo Premiere Model: TCD746320 (not activated). I want to stream shows from the activated box to the not activated box.

1. Can I stream recorded shows without activating the box?
2. Can I stream recorded shows with activating the box but not renting a cablecard?
3. Can I stream live TV without activating the box?
4. Can I stream live TV with activating the box but not renting a cablecard?
I really just need one DVR but I want to view it in other rooms. My other way is getting at TiVo Mini. Any other ideas would be helpful.

Thanks again

Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 08:17
I'm excited. I loved the original Cosmos. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great--he's a Pluto killer, and great! I look forward to seeing this.


Don't Trust Andrew Mayne

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 06:27
Anyone watching this? It's a "magic prank" show. Kind of funny. I went to high school with the guy.

Weird Tivo entry in my router log

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:41
So I have a Roamio Pro, Roamio Basic and two Minis. Three connected via Ethernet, one connected via Ethernet through a MoCA adapter. None are using wireless for anything. Here's the weird thing, in my FiOS router logs, I have five Tivo listings - all with different MAC addresses. Anybody have a clue what that's all about? Have to admit I'm a bit stumped. Thanks.

TiVo Series 1 UK

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 04:52
TiVo Series 1 UK reviews with scores, specs, photos, and details. Compare prices, get answers and support, and read discussions.

FS: Tivo 3 (648) & Premier (746) /w lifetime

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 23:12
1 - TCD648250 Series 3 Standalone High Definition DVR - caps replaced on power supply, original disk, includes remote, lifetime service

1 - TCD746320 TiVo Premiere Series4 HD DVR, original disk, includes remote, lifetime service

Will to consider any reasonable offers.

SF Bay area.