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Software required for downloading programs from Roamio? (H.264)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:58
I've encountered something unusual that I think I understand what's going on, but I wanted to get others' opinions to see whether I've missed something.

I want to download a program off my new Roamio Pro. Here's what I've encountered:
  • If I download it normally using kmttg, I end up with a quite small decoded .mpg that is just the audio portion with no video.
  • If I tell kmttg to download the program's transport stream instead, not only does it download much more quickly and I get a much larger file (~8 GB), but I find that the tivodecode step fails since it doesn't understand transport streams.
  • If I load this resulting .TiVo file in VideoReDo Plus, I get a message that the content in the .TiVo file is actually an H.264 stream, and VideoReDo Suite H.264 is required to handle this file.

So, what I think I've learned is that the program I'm downloading from my TiVo is not working with my normal processes because the channel is being sent in H.264 instead of MPEG-2 format. If I want to download programs from my TiVo from an H.264 channel, it seems that the only way to decrypt it currently is VideoReDo Suite H.264.

Am I correct, or is there some part of the problem that I've overlooked?

I should add that I'm on a Mac, but I do have access to Windows XP via VMware Fusion.

cable modem/gateway and router

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:32

Sorry if this topic has been covered, I searched for an answer but could not find one. If you know of a thread that covered this topic, please let me know.

I will be receiving my basic Tivo Roamio on Thursday and plan on connecting to the internet wirelessly. I currently have a cable modem/gateway supplied by Comcast, but am wondering if that will provide a strong enough signal to connect my Tivo, or if I should invest in a wireless router. The Tivo will be located about 20 or 30 feet from the modem/gateway which is in a spare bedroom, so there are walls that may block the signal. My phone is currently connected through the modem/gateway and the signal fluctuates between “good” and “excellent”, depending on where I am in the house, it’s “good” in the living room where the Tivo will be located.

Thanks for your input.

Pete :confused:

Programming my guide

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:14
How do I get to the screen to uncheck channels that I do not want to appear in my guide?

Clueless on Tivo, Need info!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:09
Hello, I'm new here and don't have the first clue about getting Tivo or subscribing to their service.
Or what fee Cable will charge me.

Currently Subscribe to Directv with HR34,Hr24,HR23,H25, D12 and whole home service. While I love the system, I don't love some of the rate increases, the sometimes slow response times by the receivers and the over all lack of Local channels that my Blue ridge cable offers.

Cable claim they will offer tivo in June, but untill then I want a feel for what I'm looking at .
I will never use the Cisco receivers again. :down:

I already Kind of know what I want
Roamio Plus , maybe Pro, and 3 Minis

What would Cable charge me? Just one cable card Fee?
Or since its 6 tuners would it be 6 $0.50 outlet fees?

For my fifth receiver , it just needs a standard cable box.

My Question is, If I decided to Get 2 Roamios and 2 Minis
Would I be charged 2 cable card fees, and thats it?
Or 12 outlet fees?
Also can both Roamios interact into your whole home to access recording and play back from all rooms?

Thanks any Help would be great.

Does mini have ability to have a video window in the guide?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:05
Wondering if the video widow in the guide is available on the mini. Thx

Roamio Series 5 Menus on Mini?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:43
I am late to this particular party, just added a mini to our whole home system.

Anyway, has Tivo stated when they intend to update the menus on the mini to match those on the Roamio?

TCD746320 with Lifetime for sale

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:27
$325 shipped UPS ground.
Tivo extended warranty until April 2014

Selecting Input on TV with TiVo Remote

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:18
In order to change inputs on my Westinghouse TV I choose "input," scroll to the desired source, then select "enter."

My problem is that my standard TiVo remote does not seem to have an "enter" button for the TV. I can choose "input" and scroll to the different sources, but cannot select any of those inputs.

Any thoughts/advice?


Channel Logos in Guide

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:57
Coming from WMC, and using an application like My Channel Logos, it is very nice to have the channel logos present right next to the call letters in the guide. This makes it very easy to glance at the guide and see which channels you are looking at.

Is there any way to add this ability to the TiVo?

Tivo HD freezes reboots

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:10
Hi I own 3 Tivo Hd units with lifetime. 2 of them I have upgraded to 1tb drives. Recently I have had an issue with one of the units rebooting and freezing all the time so I thought I was having the power supply problem. I swapped power supplies with a good unit and no change. So I went and replaced the drive with the original and it rebooted much less but now randomly freezes up and has to be unplugged and restarted. What causes the freeze up is that only hard drive or could I have a bad motherboard. I just cant see the original drive being a problem as it was fine before I upgraded to the 1tb drive.



channel lineup on Roamio vs online - same?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:33
If I view the channel lineup on Tivo's site for the same cable provider I've selected on my Tivo, am I seeing the full channel listing for that carrier online or just the channels in 'my channels' listing I've set up on my Tivo?

In other words, does one list have anything to do with the other or are they independent of each other?

Mini netflix

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:24
Thinking about getting a mini. What are the streaming options? Does it have the new netflix HTML 5 app? Hulu plus? Opera store?

Issue with MRV losing network connection (V87 error)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 07:15
I have 3 Tivo Premieres using MRV. The feature has worked fine until recently I am having issue with one particular unit.

The MRV begins to work and then about 10 minutes in I get a V87 error and suggests an issue with the network or the Tivo losing power.

However, I don't think the Tivo is losing power because I it would take several minutes to reboot and I can go almost immediately go back to MRV the same show after a minute.

Any idea on how I can troubleshoot this?

Odd Tivo Suggestion?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 06:33
I was browsing through my Tivo suggestions this morning and noticed that among them was a recording titled "to be announced". In other words, Tivo, after carefully evaluating my viewing habits and thumb ratings, decided that a best fit was a program with NO description, NO keywords and NO synopsis.

I'm.... a little....... offended? ;)


Tivo Previews <-> Premiere ?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:47
I came across someone selling a Q4 and Previews. I thought it a little odd cause we're not in a RCN or Grande city. (Comcast instead).

Does anyone know whether these would work on Comcast, or do they required CableCo setup or Tivo activation?

I was thinking of getting the Previews just for viewing recordings off of an active Premiere.

I found it a little suspicious, thinking they might properly belong to a CableCo, but they appear new and don't have any rebranding. If anyone can think of a way to check that, I welcome hearing about that too.

Tivo Roamio+Mini saved Tivo for me...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:03
Welp, Tivo finally did it. They produced a box that is fast, responsive and a good balance of features. I was about to ditch my SD and HD, take my Premiere and whittle my channel count down to the bare minimum and see about weaning myself off Tivo and cable entirely. What a difference 48 hours makes! On a whim I decided to try a Roamio and Mini, and what can I say - this is the Tivo setup I always wished for! One box with all the tuners, easy upgrade to 3TB and an extender that doesn't feel like a second class citizen. It only took them 11 years, but finally - the Tivo I always wanted is here.

Good job, Tivo! Better late than never :cool:

PS: The netflix app is way better than the Apple TV or PS3 versions - my previous gold standards. The quality is as good if not a bit better, it's more responsive and the Tivo remote kicks the crap out of the wimpy ATV remote - especially when hopping back 15-30 seconds.

New Roamio Plus won't stream OOH

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:04
I've been troubleshooting a problem with TiVo tech support concerning a brand new Roamio Plus and OOH streaming. I have an iPhone on iOS7 with the latest version of the TiVo app installed. I have a new Roamio Plus updated to the latest software. In-home streaming and downloading works flawlessly, but neither OOH streaming or downloading will work when connected to a stable wifi connection. When I select a show to stream, I get the standard "setting up your streaming session" message, then a vague error message telling me there is a problem with my streaming device. Downloading does not appear to be working either; any attempted OOH download hangs at 0%.

Phone support at TiVo has been next to useless. Any suggestions?

Relevant info:

ISP: Frontier FiOS 25Mbps down/25Mbps up

Router: Apple Airport Extreme

Roamio Plus SW version: 20.3.8

TiVo App version: 3.2.2, OOH streaming enabled via Streaming setup

comcast V58 probs

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:44
Hi all,

I have read through several posts but can't find anyone that has the same issue I am having.

I have a Tivo Roamio Plus with comcast. I have had it for about 3 months now. I had issues getting it setup and paired in the beginning but everything was fine until about a month ago. Randomly I would get the V58 channel not authorized message on all my channels. I would call comcast, they would send a signal and that normally fixed it. For the past month I've had to do this about 8 times. Today it happened again but this time the refresh signal didn't fix it. Of course we go through all the troubleshooting but nothing works so they want to send a tech out. I don't want to do this because I'm sure there is nothing a tech can do from here that a tech over the phone can't do. I've checked my signal levels and they are all fine and I have a comcast STB HD in the back that is working just fine. Has anyone else ever had this issue? I love my tivo but at this point I'm just about fed up with this (not blaming Tivo).

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


Street Outlaws

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:24
Anyone watching this on Discovery? I'm really enjoying the couple of episodes I've watched.

Tivo Slide Pro Learned Buttons Register Multiple Presses

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:46
I just got this remote and I absolutely love it, but the one problem I am having is that every button I successfully learn registers multiple presses when I use it from the Tivo remote. For instance, I programmed the Tivo remote's input button to learn my television input button, but every time I press the input button on the Tivo remote, it skips over several inputs even if I just tap the button. The same thing happened when I programmed my receiver's volume buttons to the remote. I used the Linux evtest command to spy on the values being thrown by the Tivo remote. Evtest shows a single Tivo remote button press registers value 0 for the keydown event, a series of value 2's, and finally a value 1 for the keyup event. Has anyone else had this problem and is there any way to resolve it? I guess I could program the remote to learn the entire television via code cycling, but would I then be able to control the volume and mute buttons to only send to my receiver?