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Roamio Brand

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:30
While talking to Tivo about some of the issues I'm having with my new Roamio(not all solved yet), I noticed in the system info screen, the Manufacturer Brand line had "Tivo Customer Support" in it.

I asked the rep on the phone but she didn't seem to know, she sounded confused that it was there.

Anyone else have this? What does that mean?

Tivo HD w/ Lifetime and Upgraded 1TB Internal Drive $250 + Free Shipping

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:36
See my listing on Craigslist in Portland, OR.


I will pay for bare bones shipping in the USA. We can discuss shipping fees if you want a faster mailing option.

Mini and sonos playbar?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:34
Anyone have a mini with sonos playbar and able to get 5.1 sound? I can only seem to get stereo while I have the mini set to output Dolby...

Nightmare with Roamio -- No Response from Tivo

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:27
I am a very loyal customer of TIVO. Have an old set with a lifetime service. Got a new Roamio. Had an installer here to help me transfer my recorded programs and season passes to the new TIVO. He knew exactly how to do this and it would have taken an hour. Only we lost our internet connection and had multiple calls to TIVO, etc. We finally figured out that the wireless unit in the new TIVO is broken -- came that way.
So now I have to pay the installer for the extra time -- and then when I get a new unit, I'll have to bring him back to install the new unit.
I'm 70 years old and will not be doing the installation myself. In any event, he knows how to transfer the recorded programs and season passes. I'll pay for that.
I explained this out of pocket cost to the TIVO representative and said, "To make me whole, you should give me lifetime service on the new set, this being what you've cost me with the installer trying to install the broken one for three extra house." He said, "No." He offered me a MOCA adapter and filter, but why shouldn't I get a TIVO without wireless? Why should I take the risk that there is something else wrong with this unit? I'm out of pocket a large amount of money -- worth lifetime service -- and TIVO gives me nothing to compensate for my loss. I am amazed that TIVO is so cavalier with its loyal customers. Amazed.

HD antenna reccomendations for the attic

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:21
I live in a Dallas suburb and am looking for an attic antenna, anyone have a suggestion?

roamio and mini issues

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:18
I have the roamio connected to an HD antenna, then 2 additional Mini's connected via trendnet powerline network connectors (500mbs).

When 2 tv's are on the same channel (any combination) the signal is horrible.

Anyone have this setup and or issues?

2x Series 1 Tivo going free

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:33
Hi, I have 2 working Tivo Series 1 machines and 1x matched Freeview box plus 3 remotes. One is standard one has a larger disk. I think both set up for the new download guide.

These are free for collection from Milton Keynes or you can pay postage at cost.

Almost Human "Simon Says" 1/6/2014

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:17
Just got caught up on the show last week. My favorite new show this season. Haven't finished watching this ep yet, but thought I'd contribute a thread for discussion. I'll be back when I've finished the ep.:)

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off *Season thread with spoilers*

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:41
I've watched past seasons...but it seems like past contestants had more experience...?? Most of this year's celebrities seem clueless. Not knowing how to cut a cabbage? Or chop veggies the same size? There were other things...but I was not impressed. Maybe I just don't remember clearly, and there were some duds in those seasons, too?

And I'm only 30m in.


Intelligence on CBS - Anyone interested?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:23
The show, based on the previews, is the type of show I generally like, but my fear is that, much like Persons of Interest, it will just wind up being another CBS procedural with some sort of twist. I'll give it a shot because of Josh Holloway and hope for the best.

Tonight (Tuesday 1/7/14) at 9 EST.

CES == Android support?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:51
My FREE Tivo Stream I got with my Roamio is still sitting it the box.....

When is Android support going to be added?

Will Tivo announce it this week?

Only news so far is some prototype that will never happen... http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/07/t...=rss_truncated

1) when with Stream support android?
2) how much are you going to double charge us yet again for the Android app?
3) why are your engineers so slow?

The Definitive Fan Replacement Review - Tivo Series3

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 02:58
I have read some squabbling on other threads about what is the best fan to replace a worn out Cofan that came in the Tivo Series3.

So I bought three fans from NewEgg and made a video of my testing to end the debates. I decided to go with a fan which was very quiet (important to me) and actually put out a bit more air than the original Cofan ... it also happened to be the cheapest.

The video of my test is on YouTube. To view it, go to YouTube and search for "rws70 tivo".

I tested: (all from NewEgg.com)
EVERCOOL FAN-EC7025M12CA 70mm Item #: N82E16835119040
APEVIA CF7025S 70mm Item #: N82E16835228027
GELID Solutions Slient 7 FN-SX07-22 70mm Item #: N82E16835426040

The APEVIA CF7025S was the clear winner and only costs $5.

If you really want some extra air flow and don't mind a little background whirring sound during standby then the Evercool (out of stock today) might be for you.

I often read in my living room when the TV is off and the Tivo is on Standby, and I like it quiet. I am very happy with the Apevia and you can see and hear for yourself in the video of my tests on YouTube, so you don't have to take my word on it.

The video is my first, the editing isn't so great but it should help in the decision making and installation for all my fellow Tivo Series 3 diehards and do it yourselfers!


Unwanted Upscaling of Hulu?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 21:48
I was checking out the old British "UFO" series on Hulu and was noticing really bad pulldown, and I checked my receiver to see that I was getting 1080i from my TiVo, which was odd since I have it set to output everything native, and Hulu is usually 720p. I checked my settings to make sure they hadn't been changed (they hadn't), then went back to Hulu and found it was now 720p, with pulldown no longer noticeable. Later I went back to Hulu again and found I was getting 1080i. Exit Hulu, go back into Hulu: 720p. This is a little annoying, and I'm not sure how long it's been going on. Anyone else noticed?

P.S. Haven't noticed many TiVo issues in quite some time, and lately it's something every day.....

Sharing a Tivo Service Number- Bad Idea?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 21:03
I have a TCD652160 with lifetime service that died on me following a power surge*. I don't have the time to troubleshoot/repair, so I am considering selling it. Is there any way that a 3rd party can confirm the unit has lifetime if it won't power on? If I share my TiVo serial number (TSN) does that expose me to risk?

Thanks in advance,


*It doesn't make it to the initial starting up screen, so it is probably not the hard drive, but rather something on the motherboard that died (exploding capacitors come to mind).

Revolution preempted January 15, 2014 in Portland, OR

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 20:08
I saw that the final 3 episodes are scheduled for Jan 8th, 15th and 22nd. However, Portland, OR, has preempted the Jan 15th show forr Basketball!

I sent KGW an email, and will let you know when it will go on! I hope TIVO will see it and I hope, if they do show it it will be flagged as NEW!

Is there ANY advantage of MoCA over Ethernet?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 20:00
I currently have several Premieres and Series 3 TiVo set up in my home. ALL of them are networked with each other via ethernet cabling, routers and switches. It all works great.

I am looking to possibly get the Roamio Plus and see that it has built-in MoCA. Right now it would use Ethernet like all the rest, but is there really ANY good reason to use MoCA over Ethernet? Or is the MoCA option really for those that can't or don't want to mess with trying to run Cat5 cabling in an older home where it would be next to impossible in some situations? Or maybe in an older condo that is not network ready either.

Just wondering.

Can a TiVo Premiere work with an S-card?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:35
I have Series 3 (OLED) with 2 S-cable cards in it. I have a (refurb) 2-tuner Premiere on the way that will be replacing this Series 3. I went to my local Comcast office to get an M-card, but they don't have them right now and said to check back later.

Until I can get a hold of and obtain an M-card (either locally or over the phone with Comcast & mailed to me), can I just use one of my current S-cards in the 2-tuner Premiere? If possible, I also realize it would only have one tuner for now, but this future Premiere is not a main TiVo that willl be heavily used so I am not in a huge rush to get the M-card & can temporarily live with it being a one tuner DVR if needed (and if possible).

Basically just wondering about the functionality of an S-card in a 2-tuner Premiere.

TiVo no longer keeps old unit active for 30 days when you transfer service?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 18:17
I have gone from Series 2 to Series 3 to Series 4 and in the past TiVo always gave me a grace period of 30 days so that I could copy my shows and season passes.

I assumed the same would occur here so I ordered a new Roamio and transferred service to it but it immediately killed the service on the other box so I couldn't transfer shows or season passes. When I asked customer service anymore they said that since I "transferred" service I lost that option? I was told the 30 days wasn't an option anymore so I have basically lost the option to copy my season pass and the shows. I thought I could manually copy season passes by powering up the TiVo and just doing it by hand but now I can't even view the season passes unless it is activated.

Is this how it has always been or something new? The chat agent told me I would have to activate it and be charged to get it turned on long enough to see it which strikes me as very customer unfriendly...

Tivo Mini Remote

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:32
I'm a week into my new Roamio / Mini setup. Everything works great and I'm really happy. However, I just noticed the remotes are different. The mini one is much bigger and the buttons are configured slightly different, with the "back" button missing altogether. Why is this?

Are their still cable card issues?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:44
When I got my roamio on Verizon FIOS I had to get a different cable card inorder to get HBO and some channels. I am about to install a Roamio Plus on Cox Communications for my father. (yes there is a TA involved as well) Do you suppose his current Mcard in his TivoHD will work? If I get a new motorola Mcard for him with COX does it have to be a certain version? are their any issues? :confused: