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(Disclaimer: You may notice my DVR history in my signature, it is out of date)
So here's my situation:
I currently have DirecTV with a Genie + 2 "Genie Mini" clients. I live alone, so there's no multi-user issues to work out with my setup. I'm switching back to my local cable company (Charter) because their pricing, even after the promotional period is over, and including TiVo service fees is still cheaper than DirecTV after my promo credits expire w/ DirecTV.
I have a big screen in the living room, an older HD set in my office, and a smallish HD set in my bedroom. I work fro home, so I often have my TV on in my office, but usually on live TV, not recorded or trick playing content.
Got an Xbox One on order, it'll probably serve as my Netflix/HBO Go/Hulu/streaming media box for anything it supports, and whatever TiVo I get will only be used for things the Xbox doesn't.
Previous to my year stint with the Genie, I was with Charter with two Premieres (wasn't working at home and didn't use the office TV at that point).
I had a prior TiVoHD that I had activated but didn't really use, and when I deactivated it, they offered really really cheap lifetime service, and I fancied myself selling it, so I took them up on the offer, but never sold it. So, in my closet I have a TiVoHD with lifetime and two Premieres (dual tuner models) that are not activated. Last time I used them was last December.
So, for those of you who have stuck with me this far, and I really appreciate that, my question is this: Have updates to the Premiere made them more bearable? Are they any faster at all than they were a year ago? I don't know what I should do, whether I should activate both of the Premieres and get two cablecards, or if I should get a new 4 tuner Roamio and a Mini? I'm 99% sure I'm just going to get a CableCard for my lifetime TiVoHD and stick that in my office for daytime work viewing + hook it up to my slingbox. I just need advice on whether or not I should go Roamio + Mini or save the $300 and stick it out with Premieres, considering my Netflix, etc usage will be on the Xbox. Are the Roamios that much faster that it'd be worth upgrading?
Guide data screw up for this weeks episode.
"South Parkway Church" is what is listed for 10pm ET.
Interesting that it was Carol. I had myself convinced that it was the psycho little girl who named the walker, and I was just confused as to how she was able physically to drag the bodies. I still think that she was just pretending to be sick in order to get by Carol and gain admission to the sick ward - I have a feeling we'll be seeing her doing some proactive culling from the inside of the ward. I kept waiting for it through the episode, but it didn't happen.
So far, this season has been pretty good.
I'm pretty peeved at Carol. It's one thing to have a breakdown. It's another to take out your frustration on the prison's scant remaining water supply. When she kicked over that barrel she lost a lot of my respect.
Finally retiring them, I can't believe they still work
I want to use my glo learning remote with my new coming soon Roamio. Do I have to do anything to begin using it as an IR remote to control my Roamio, TV and sound bar as I now do with my HD DVR
With my move to a Roamio as a whole home system, using a TiVo mini and various iOS devices to view content in other rooms streamed from the Roamio, I'm surprised that there appears to be no parental controls for viewing via the iOS TiVo app.
Was actually a bit surprised that the Roamio settings weren't default for all devices when I set up my Mini, but could understand that...perhaps a mini is set up in a parent's room and they don't want/need to be entering a code to access content.
When I went to set up streaming for my 7 year old on his iPod, I discovered that I can stream anything from My Shows, even content that would typically require a passcode under the parental settings I use on the Roamio and Mini.
Unless I'm missing something, there's no way to limit content via the TiVo app streaming functions? There's nothing in the Parental Controls FAQ
that addresses this.
Switched my phone line to VOIP. Reading the TC forums, got it to download guide info, etc. After several months, it stopped downloading. Reading TC forums, it sounded like redoing the guided setup may straighten out the downloading. Now I'm stuck at the point where it wants to make the first phone connection.
So, how screwed am I if I want to just add a Turbonet card? I'm guessing guided setup won't have a clue about the Turbonet. Will I have to reformat the hard drive or will it recognize the Turbonet?
I am getting Resource Not Found
when trying to view https://[hostip]/nowplaying/index.html
after logging in with my MAK. Kmttg works fine though.
Its not a big deal, but any thoughts on what's going on?
I'm trying to record all of my teams football/basketball games in HD using a wishlist. I've got a wishlist that should work great, but unfortunately there is a national SD feed, a regional SD feed and a regional HD feed that are often all carrying the same game. I want the TiVo to default to the HD feed, but there are times when the national SD feed will be the one I have to record instead so I don't want to just remove the SD feeds from my channel list (this is my current work around). I've got the wishlist setup to record HD->Sports->SportsEvent, but the problem is the HD guide data never reports the games on the regional HD feed as HD. As a result the wishlist shows nothing matches. But if I take off the HD requirement, and then repeat the wishlist search, I see all the games (SD and HD channels).
I've tried to report the issue using TiVo.com/lineup. Is there anything else I can do to make TiVo aware of the issue? Anything else I can do beside removing the SD channels from my lineup?
Wow! This season is moving along at a breakneck pace! So many good moments. Loved Peter's gambit with the Internet tax.
I have a Windows7 PC hard drive full of many years worth of digital camera photos and mp3 music. I would like to be able to access all of this content from my Roamio (basic) unit. Is this possible?
I downloaded and installed the TiVo Desktop Plus software to my Win7 PC, but I' not having any luck getting the Roamio and the PC to 'see' each other.
The Roamio doesn't even seem to have menu options for this sort of thing - the only options I see under 'photos' are for online services Picassa and PhotoBucket.... but yet I have seen a few articles and postings indicating that photo & music content from a PC on the home network can also be accessed from the Roamio.
Can anyone confirm if this type of functionality is supposed to be there? If so, I will trouble-shoot further.
I tried searching this forum, but all of the references to 'streaming' seem to have to do with streaming content from the Roamio to other devices, instead of the other way around.
Ever since I got to college, my TiVo has been acting up.
A couple weeks ago most of my channels went blank. So after several weeks of resets, restarts, rescanning for channels, etc.
I have all my channels back, but after the first ten I have 2 of ever channel
51 and 51-1 as an example. Now 51 shows that say NCis is on and if I have a season pass NCIS will record on that channel, but that channel is completely blank. 51-1 has NCIS on it, but I can't record it ahead of time as the guide for all the -1 channels is blank even though they're the only one's the show plays on.
Also sometimes not blank, often the regular channel is sports, instead of what it's supposed to be.
This issue started over a year ago
On a couple of different days now the first time I try to use my Roamio it's not outputting anything over HDMI; no video or sound. The green circle is on and the yellow circle flashes ever time I press a remote button. A cold restart restores function. Its HDMI output is routed through an Onkyo TX-NR515 AVR which has been in standby mode for several hours; the same hook-up worked fine with my basic Premiere. Has anyone else noticed this?
Just finished marathoning it over the last couple of wknds. Great final season of one of the great series. I agree with some of the criticisms of the finale, some things stretched believability a bit, but not enough to spoil it by any means. (One thing I didn't get - how did Walt get the ricin into the unopened sugar pack?)
I thought there was an interesting shift of tone in the final few eps. The show has always been quite heavy on black humor, including some of the murders (Gus, for instance) but, appropriately, that changed with Hank's murder; with that act and from there on it took on much more of a purely tragic tone as the devastation from Walt's actions took the final toll on everyone he cared about. And the murder of Jesse's girlfriend was utterly chilling and heartbreaking.
The irony of Walt being alone in the cabin in the frigid wilderness with his precious barrel of money sitting there useless was brilliant.
It's a testament to both the skill of the writing and Cranston's talent that Walt's death was very moving; even though he'd essentially become a monster, somehow, we still cared about him.
My 250Gb drive crashed and I have a new 1tb drive I would like to install in my S3. Can anybody point me to a thread how to setup the new 1TB drive I have a download instantcake but can not find how to use it.
I've got a bunch of Tivo's, but only the Tivo HD unit has this problem. You go to Tivo Central -> Video on Demand.
It says Please wait, and a few SECONDS later, spits you back out to the Tivo Central.
I don't see ANY option to clear the activation code, etc. I've rebooted the Tivo to no avail.
The Tivo Premier XL I have are just fine.
Have seen the ads on BBCAmericaHD for the new season starting 11/7/13. But Tivo data is showing those episodes being from 2012 and listed as re-runs, so SP won't get them. Using Comcast.
Also, there is confusion on the title: is it "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" or "Kitchen Nightmares" ? thanks!
I remember that I used to not lose the buffer when another show started recording. For example...today I had a nice buffer watching a football game. At 430 another show was scheduled to record. But when it started it automatically put that on my tv and I lost the buffer and the end of the game that I was watching. Is this new? Or do i need to change some setting?
I know this is a fairly common topic here but I just didn't know which topic I should possibly piggyback off of so I just started a new one. If there is a specific topic that a mod feels this belongs in feel free to merge it with that one.
So a few weeks ago I started noticing one of my S3's started rebooting daily. Having changed out a bad power supply on another one my first thought was to see if this one was going bad. I take it apart and blow out all the dust and check out the caps. Visually they look fine. No bulges, leaking or anything, not even the slightest bit. I put it all back together and think maybe it was just all the dust(it was pretty loaded with it) and carry on. All is good for the day and I watch a good 6 hours of programming with no hiccups or anything.
Now here's where I start to wonder. The next morning I notice it's around 6am and I see the S3 reboot as all the lights on the display are on. A few minutes later and I see the clock. I switch over and see it sitting on an HD channel. I decide to put the box on a few SD channels and let it go. I move a few menus around so they're not at the default "top" spot and then leave for the day. I get home and check the box and everything is still as it was when I left it other than the channels as it recorded a few shows in prime time. I spend some time watching them and again no issues with the recordings. No pauses, stuttering, etc which wouldn't make me think I have a bad drive. I go to bed and again the next morning it's around 6am again and the box once again reboots. After it's up and running I check the channels and once again it's on HD channels. This repeats for a few days.
Time for more simple troubleshooting I figure. I move almost all season passes that are for HD channels to another box and delete them from this one. Now it's only recording a single HD show(which I couldn't move due to multiple tuner conflicts but doesn't record for a few days out so I figure I can still test) and a few SD shows. I put the box on SD channels once again and leave it alone. No recordings scheduled on the box for this day/night. The box stays on SD channels. Once again all is good until the next morning. Around 6:30 it reboots yet again. It seems that something is triggering a reboot in the mornings as they always seem to happen between 6-7am and it's not related to the HD channels which I was thinking prior.
Now this morning I had what I thought was the bad drive signal because it started to reboot loop. It would get to the "almost there" screen and right as that was going away I was back at "welcome" again. However after 3 times of doing this it started up like normal and has been fine since. Again, no menu issues, no stuttering, etc.
So where would be a good place to start with this? Should I run a specific Kickstart? Could the power supply still be bad despite visually looking fine? On the box that has the replaced PS the caps were visually swollen on the tops which is why I ask. Can you actually have a bad drive even with no pausing/stuttering issues? I ask because in the dozen or so boxes I've had through the years every bad drive I'd encountered had those symptoms so I just never experienced anything but those. Can it be some weird cable card thing? Whenever I check the signal levels on the box they're never really low(most are in the 80-90's range with the remainder being 60-70's) so I'm a bit lost on what to look for. What would cause the box to reboot every morning at around the same time? Is that just a big coincidence?
Sorry about the length of this along with the mass amount of questions at the end. I'm just trying to think of anything and everything. And just to add since I didn't mention it above, the drive is an upgraded 1TB drive. No eSATA connected drive. The box is also plugged into a UPS.
I'm babysitting my nephew at my parents' house which is in the same part of town. They have cable, but no premium stations, so can I being my tivo over to their house for the night so I can watch channels they don't get? If this is a legal matter, then I won't don't it, but am still curious if it is technically possible...