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When Searching, Why Does Tivo List "Not Currently Available" Shows?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 08:04
When searching and filtering results, I noticed many of the results are listed as "not currently available". For example, I did an actor search on Jennifer Lawrence and it listed 22 TV shows and ALL were "not currently available". In fact, it listed her being on the Today on 11/21/12. Really, a show from 1 year ago that I have zero chance of seeing. I'm guessing it's listing all these shows so you can create a wish list. Well, on my wish list is to have an option to just list only currently available shows.

Just my $0.02.

Mini telling me to press TiVo or Live TV when turning TV on

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 07:47
I'm new to the Roamio and Mini, and so far I have been very pleased and impressed with the speed and functionality coming from a TiVoHD.

There's one quirk which I am curious if it is a bug, or just how it is designed to work. When I turn my TV on that is connected to the Mini, I am greeted with the message to press TiVo or Live TV. My desired function for when I turn my TV on is for the Mini to detect the HDMI signal from my TV being turned on, and then just go straight to live TV. Is what I'm experiencing normal? Thanks

Weird problem - NOT recording

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 03:51
hello.

I'm currently (now) recording 2 x movies on TIVO. This is good.

I've watched one (separate) movie which was/is set to NOT DELETE.

i want to change it so it deletes / expires in a week, and tivo advises it will; NOT record (or stop recording) one of the two movies its currently recording - due to insufficient disk space. I'll wait till it stops recording & then change the settings of my movie ive just watched.

ISSUE - if i have a programme that is set to not delete, & then change it to expire - would this not free up MORE space (& in theory delete programmes earlier ?)

why would it stop the currently-recording movie ?

Is this fixable ? (re-programme of TIVO programme & then upgrade the next time a person connects to the tovo EPG etc..)

PS, I'm in NZ.

EDIT: 1 of the movies has now finished, & i was able to edit my older movie to delete in a week. Must bea n error when recording 2 shows at a time ??

EDIT: version 11.3b6-01-2-663

rf remote + Bluetooth at same time?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 03:26
I understand that the basic Romeo remote with the new RF dongle that comes with the new slide will work with premier TiVo. anyone know if this RF remote will work on the premiere at the same time as an existing bluetooth original slide remote? i mirror a premier to two different rooms and I'd like to keep one remote in each room.

Subscription needed?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 00:52
Just bought a new Roamio and Mini. Should arrive this week. If we transfer our subscription will we still be able to watch the recordings on our HD XL? Just looking to watch what's in the now playing list so we can get caught up on our shows. Don't want to record anything new. Do we still need an active subscription for the old unit? Thx!

The Amazing Race Finale - "Amazing Crazy Race" 12/08/2013

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:26
I am very happy with the winners!

And Travis is a major BUTT! Did he do so many of the early roadblocks that Nicole had to do all of the later ones? If not, STFU and do them yourself! I wound up feeling bad for Nicole. But she really was bad at those challenges!

And finally, no idiot taxi drivers affecting the outcome. :up:

Homeland S03E11 "Big Man in Tehran" EOD 2013-12-08 ***spoilers***

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:08
OK, then.

You know you've seen too much Homeland when you wouldn't buy for a second that Brody had gone all Muslim again. I was NOT in suspense.

Once again, WHEN are they gonna stop sending Carrie on missions where she can defy her orders. "Get on a plane!"

Once again, is Carrie the other field operative the CIA has? No one else could have gone? How about Quinn?

No one noticed the white woman walking around? Security watched her check into the hotel but doesn't follow her when she promptly goes directly to her contact? Oh yeah. She used the back door.

Prediction: Javardi gets the call to sneak into the office and get Brody out.

Center Audio Channel dropout

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:23
I lose the signal to my center speaker periodically during live and recording playback. I've noticed it on CBS, but not other channels. Sometimes the commercials lose it, but not the programs; sometimes one commercial loses it while another doesn't. Now the programming is losing it.

A search shows this was a big topic in the Premiere era. But there is no recent discussion I could find.

I'm at a loss to identify the source of the problem, but it only started happening recently, after I changed to Roamio.

Any suggestions?

Roamio has gone into standby twice today - why?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 17:53
Hi folks,

My Roamio Plus has gone into standby twice today:
  • When I came downstairs this morning, I found the Roamio in standby; it must have gone into standby some time overnight.
  • This evening, we paused a Netflix movie for a quick family dinner break. After being paused for some time (maybe 7-10 minutes?), the Roamio put itself into standby again.

Is anyone else seeing this behavior? We've had our Roamio for a month, but this behavior just started. Why would it put itself into standby during a Netflix movie? I thought TiVos only put themself into standby when explicitly selected by the user.

S2 overheated, now won't display anything. Fixable?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 17:52
I have a lifetimed S2 that was displaying a message about the DVR being shut down due to getting too hot.

So I unplugged it, opened it, and cleaned out the dust. It did seem like after cleaning it, the fan spins faster than it did before, so maybe the dust was slowing down the fan speed causing the overheating.

The problem is, when I try to power it on, I do hear the fan spinning, but there's no video, other than a faint white flicker that kind of scrolls down the screen. So no TiVo starting up screen or anything.

Does this mean the TiVo is dead, or might there be something else I can try?

My wife is worried about two things:

1) There are lots of shows on the HD she doesn't want to lose. I told her maybe the problem is with the motherboard, and maybe her shows can still be salvaged from the HD

2) Her To Do list has lots of stuff, that she would like to record, but right now, the TiVo no worky.

I'd love it if the TiVo can be saved, but if not, it'd be nice if my lifetime sub doesn't have to be forfeited. Years ago I lost an S1 due to motherboard problems, and I lucked out with customer service, as they let me as one-time favor, transfer my lifetime from it, to a TiVo HD. They did say "one time favor", so unlike a cat, I may not have two lives, let alone nine.

If I have to replace the TiVo, my wife did say she'd prefer an S2, and not a Premier or whatever's on the market these days, because Time Warner copyrights a heapload of her shows, preventing her from using HMO, but S2's seem to be exempt from this copywriting shenanigans.

Need .TBK image for SVR-2000 using Winmfs

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 15:17
Hi, first time post. Looking for a Image for my SVR-2000 I am using Winmfs to load it I need a .TBK. 30GB Drive Thanks for your help.

I also found DvrBARS software and downloaded it so if you have a VHD file for the SVR-2000. I have a 30GB disk that I would like to re-image since it seems corrupt.

Again thanks for your help. BDM351

Out-of-home streaming with Closed-Captions

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 13:44
Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but a google search has sent me on a goose chase.

I have a TiVo Premiere XL4. I travel a lot for business and would love to take my shows on the road, but ONLY if I can have closed captioning. I am considering purchasing an iPad for this sole primary purpose. I would go as far as being willing to transfer the shows to my iPad before leaving home, as I am more of a fan of recorded shows over live television.

Will TiVo Stream provide the means to take the captioning with me?

Possible to stream live TV from Roamio to TV via wifi?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 13:36
For clarification of the title:
Possible to stream live TV from Roamio to a TV that has no cable outlet?

Set up:
• Roamio Plus in living room, connecting via MoCA (i.e., cable outlet)
• Second TV in kitchen, where there's no cable or ethernet option
• Airport wifi throughout the house

Also own:
• Spare TiVo Premier box

Is it possible to connect the spare TiVo Premier to the kitchen TV, then stream live television from the Roamio? If not, is there another way to accomplish the same?

Due to the design and construction of my house, an over-the-air decoder gets almost no signal...installing a cable outlet (or MoCA, as a result) would be impossible without ripping into fragile wall tile, then tearing out part of another wall.

Would love a way to stream live TV to the countertop set in there. Any ideas...?

Thanks in advance!

new youtube app

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 12:24
Anyone else see the new youtube app?
The OS has not changed.
The netflix app has not changed.
The new youtube app seems to give better controls....

Cannot See Subscriber Playlists on New Youtube ...

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 12:19
One person that I subscribe to has all of her videos in playlists. There are no videos on the top level. I don't see any way to access her videos using the new VOD Youtube interface.

When I select her name from the list of subscribers, I see the message. "No videos are available."

Tivo Support said to press the down-arrow while playing a video and that will give you access to "More Uploads from."

If there is no video to play, pressing the down-arrow just moves onto the next subscription name.

Has anyone found a way around this??

Thanks.

basic questions...

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 10:56
I'm going to to be traveling to my mom's house which doesn't have tv over the holidays. I've got the stream installed & love it for our ipads *but* i've still got a few questions,

I assume we don't have the capability to stream over the web yet?

The stream only works to an ios device? not a laptop?

Tivo Desktop is the easy way to transfer shows to my laptop?

TiVo Mini Lost Connection v87

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 10:20
I get intermittent Lost Connection errors between a brand new TiVo Mini and a brand new TiVo Roamio connected directly to an Airport Extreme. This happens for all recordings (active or complete) even live TV.

TiVo Support ran me through things like unplug the Mini, Roamio. Connect to TiVo. Restart router. Force a new network connect. Nothing worked.

Roamios available! Minis, Streams, and even Premieres

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:40
For sale, all are NIB, factory sealed, with full warranty from date of purchase.

Roamio - $179
Roamio Plus - $374
Roamio Pro - $550
Mini - $75
Stream - $122 (Yes, I know it is a high price)

Yes, the Premiers are still available. Sorry, but currently there are no price breaks on them.
Premiere 75 - $125
Premiere 4 - $199
Premiere XL - $200
Premiere XL4 - $299

Plus actual shipping

Please PM me

Expanding 1TB XL to 3TB

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:17
For those of you who are interested, a 1TB XL (748) can be expanded to 3TB. Ggieseke discovered that a Premiere XL can boot from a 3TB drive and that the important thing is that the image you need to work from is one of the later iterations of the OS. I have tried booting with older images but they bootloop. So if you have the original image backed up somewhere, you will need an update to it. Also you will need a copy of JMFS.

First copy the updated OS image to a 3TB drive. I used DvrBARS to do a modified backup and a quick restore. However, I believe using a variation of dd will work as well (ie using the copy selection in JMFS).

Once that is done, just use JMFS to expand and supersize the image. Here is a picture of my XL with a 3TB drive.



I have tried this with the 2TB XL4 (758) image but JMFS fails on expansion. So currently only a 1TB XL (748) can be expanded to the full 3TB drive. For those of you who are adventurous, after copying the 1TB image to the 3TB drive, you can 4k align it manually and then expand and supersize it.

Before someone asks, I don't think a Series 3 1TB HD can be expanded this way as JamieP pointed out in another thread, the kernel of Series 3 TiVo's does not appear to be compiled with large disk support. If someone wants to attempt this and report back on their findings then we would know for sure. Just make sure you use 11.0m when you do this.
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