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Manual Recording

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:54
Due to an issue with my local channels/Tivo/antenna power/amplifiers (long story), one channel is shifted two sub channels (42-3 instead of 42-1) so it does not have a program listing. As a result, I have to manually record shows on this channel. To ease the problem, I simply record from 7PM to 9PM each week night, watch what I want, and discard the rest.

This evening I wanted to record a football game on the same channel so I cancelled my recording from 7PM to 9PM and added a recording from 7PM to 12AM. The regularly scheduled program was cancelled (shows up as cancelled in my history) and the new recording showed up in my to-do list.

When I sat down tonight and started watching the program (recording in progress), I noticed that the channel was only recording for 2 hours (7PM to 9PM) as is usually scheduled.

How can I prevent a one time scheduled recording from being deleted and replaced with a previously cancelled daily recording should I need to do this in the future?


- Tivo Roamio w/antenna input
- DVR 3% full so plenty of room available
- no loss of power to the Tivo
- recording programmed at least 1 hour before it was supposed to occur
- regularly scheduled program cancelled at least 1 hour before it was supposed to occur

Streambaby address already in use error

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:51
Just purchased new Netgear N750 router and having issue with Streambaby address already in use error. I do have port 7290 open on both router and windows firewall.

Here is the log file. How can I figure if another application is using the same port? Or what else should I check?

Please help. Thanks.

Initializing StreamBaby v20120828-2030...
01/03/14 21:50:14 StreamBabyConfig: WorkingDir: "C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-20
01/03/14 21:50:14 StreamBabyConfig: StreamBabyDir: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-
01/03/14 21:50:14 StreamBabyConfig: CurDir: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-2030\na
01/03/14 21:50:14 StreamBabyConfig: CoverDir:
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loading avutil, default: avutil-49
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loaded: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-2030\
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loading avcodec, default: avcodec-52
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loaded: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-2030\
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loaded avCodec version: 52 (3409408)
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loading avformat, default: avformat-52
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loaded: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-2030\
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loaded avFormat version: 52 (3413761)
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loading swscale, default: swscale-0
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Loaded: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828-2030\
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaConfig$1: Marking libswscale as available.
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegJavaVideoModule: FFmpeg-java Module: loaded
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegExeVideoModule: FFmpegPath: C:\Users\streambaby-20120828
01/03/14 21:50:15 FFmpegExeVideoModule: FFmpegExeModule: Loaded
01/03/14 21:50:15 StreamBabyMain: STARTING StreamBaby v20120828-2030...
01/03/14 21:50:15 Main: args= start=true
01/03/14 21:50:15 Main: args= loader=sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@757aef
01/03/14 21:50:15 Listener: config=com.tivo.hme.host.util.Config@1975b59 logger=
java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketBind(Native Method)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.bind(Unknown Source)
at java.net.ServerSocket.bind(Unknown Source)
at java.net.ServerSocket.<init>(Unknown Source)
at com.tivo.hme.host.http.server.HttpServer$PortInterface.<init >(HttpSer
at com.tivo.hme.host.http.server.HttpServer$Port.<init>(HttpSer ver.java:
at com.tivo.hme.host.http.server.HttpServer.start(HttpServer.ja va:79)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.host.Listener.<init>(Liste ner.java:
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.host.Main.<init>(Main.java :137)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.StreamBabyMain.main(Stream BabyMain.
error: Address already in use: JVM_Bind
usage: Main [--port <port>] [--ip <ip>] class

01/03/14 21:50:15 ShutdownHook: Cleaning up...
Press any key to continue . . .

Do some shows just feel like they should be on on certain nights?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:26
For example, Warehouse 13 just seems to me like it should be on on Sunday nights, and Sleepy Hollow just feels like it should be a Friday night show.

Am I the only one with this particular mental aberration?

Tivo channel listing

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:34
I just purchased a Tivo Preimer off of ebay. I have Time Warner Cable and was wondering if the channel numbers for the Tivo will be the same as a Time Warner DVR?

Roamio does not find new show "Intelligence"

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:26
My new TiVo Roamio does not find the new CBS show Intelligence when doing a search. There are a couple of older, different shows called Intelligence but the new show that starts on Jan 7 does not show up. It shows up in the guide data so I set the recording up that way. It shows up when searching on my TiVo HD.

Premiere XL4 conflict question

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:58
Just added a Premiere XL4 and a Mini to my network. I'm coming from HD's, and the handling of conflicts seems to be different.

On my HD's if 3 shows were scheduled to record at the same time, a show with a later repeat would automatically be scheduled later based on my having given it a lower priority than the network shows (ie, ABC show & NBC show would record on time and a Cable show would be bumped to the next airing w/o a conflict).

I'm not seeing that on the Premiere; just a red x next to program in the to-do list. Is this normal? Do I have to resolve such conflicts manually -- or set the season pass to a repeat schedule rather than first-shown sked?

Also, in the to-do list, I'm seeing four shows set to record at the same time. But because I have a Mini, shouldn't I be seeing a conflict? I thought a Mini took control of one of the four tuners.


OTA channels not in guide

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:32
I receive a number of OTA channels that are not listed on my channel list for my zip code. This is a series 2 using a converter box that I control manually. I there a way to force it to add these stations? I am probably going to buy a series 3 or 4, and would like to know if the onboard tuner scans a station will it then be eligible to be part of my channel lineup even if my zip code is not supposed to receive it OTA?
Thanks, Rob

folders for non-Tivo Shows/Py Tivo Configuration

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:25
I transfer movies from my computer using Py Tivo. Is there a way to create folders for shows not recorded on my Tivo but those transferred?

Roamio as Ethernet - Moca bridge?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:10
I know the Roamio can take in Ethernet and output Moca to other Moca devices. My question is can it work in reverse?

Cable -> Moca -> Cable Modem -> Router

+ are just for spacing

Cable -> Roamio -> Ethernet -> Switch -> Other devices

Does that make sense? Does it work?


Upgrade promo code expired early?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:56
I got the email from TiVo since I am Series 3 lifetime owner for the first time on 11/4/13 and most recently four the fourth time just last week 12/30/13. Today I went to try and use it however and the code has expired according to web site. Email says it is good until 1/31/14 though? I called TiVo and they said yep expired but don't know why. I really wanted it more to price match at Best Buy the $499.99 price so I could get 5X points on purchase today. I guess I will try to price match with the flyer email rather than checkout screen.

Just wanted to give others a heads up that the codes may be expiring sooner than later.

Roamio with Cisco STA1520 on TWC not working

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:45
So after two separate service visits from TWC that totaled about 8 hours, I am still without encrypted channel service on my new Roamio Pro on TWC in Los Angeles (I am however receiving unencrypted channels, which is basically just 2-13, 402-413). The current problem seems to be that the latest Cisco STA1520 tuning adapter I've received today is not communicating with the Roamio; no matter what order of bootup/USB connection hoops I jump through I either get a solid green light or a fast blinking green light on the TA. However in the Roamio settings menu, it never recognizes the TA, it just says No Tuning Adapter under the Tuning Adapter menu. I've done some searching on the forums here but haven't found anyone with this same problem.

The Tuning Adapter is brand new and I just received it today, hooked it up, and spent 30 minutes on the phone with TWC TA support attempting to get it to work. During the previous two TWC tech support in-home visits, he tried two different tuning adapters (Motorola MTR700), and he eventually gave up because it would blink indefinitely as well. Interestingly, when he very first hooked up the tuning adapter, I got decrypted channels for about 10 seconds (TNTHD), and then it went blank and I get the V58 error message for every encrypted channel now.

I also spent a good hour on the phone with TiVo tech support and conference called in TWC CableCard support to no avail. Each was blaming the other for the failure to decrypt my channels and get the TA to work. TWC said all the CC data looked right, however TiVo said that one of the settings was wrong, then TWC said that setting doesn't apply to Motorola CCs.

I am also on my fourth M-Card, as the tech kept thinking that was the problem and went through several cards during his visits to try to resolve the problem (never changing out the Motorola TA).

During the previous two visits, the TWC tech replaced all coax cable in my house and the line to my house from the pole, as well as had additional TWC folks come out and change some settings at the box on the telephone pole; IIRC they said the signal was too high and they changed it from 55 to 42 (sorry, they didn't give me much info besides that).

I have a Motorola cable box in another room that works perfectly fine, as well as internet through TWC that is working perfectly fine. The tech checked the levels on all my cables with his equipment multiple times during his troubleshooting adventures.

Currently, it appears that the M-Card is paired properly with the unit, as far as I can tell and what TWC says as well (though I don't trust them entirely).

I previously had a TivoHD Series 3 with 2 S-Cards and NO tuning adapter that worked perfectly fine for several years. I can't explain how that worked without a TA other than it had been setup before they went SDV in Los Angeles and it retained it's ability to tune to those channels (?).

My best educated guess at this point having read up on the forums briefly is that the channel map is screwed up on the Roamio and that is preventing it from communicating with the new TA? Or the firmware on the TA is not compatible with the Roamio?

So here I am, waiting on another service call for a tech to come out tomorrow morning, however I have little faith that anything will get resolved.

I tried to cover my entire setup in this post, but I probably missed some key pieces of information. Hopefully someone out there has some suggestions to try; at this point I think I'm just going to do a full wipe on the Roamio and start from scratch, since I am out of options and am really frustrated.

Thanks for reading.

Premiere worth it for OTA?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:29
I'm considering the current deal Tivo has while clearing out their Premiere models. We're planning to dump DirecTV completely, but we like our old DirecTivo so the natural thought was go OTA with a real Tivo. I've heard so much bad about the OTA tuners in the Premiere I'm wondering if it will be worth the money...?

Should I expect the OTA tuning to be similar in quality to my TV's direct antenna connection?

Episodes new season

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:17
My TiVoHD is not picking up season 3 of Episodes as new. It begins the same night as Shameless and House of Lies (1/12/14) but has an OAD of 1/8/13. Season 2 aired in 2012 so did season 3 air elsewhere last year and we need to change our SP to include repeats?

Comcast CableCard

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:02
Quick question...

Have a premiere that has no service. If I get another cable card from Comcast, will I be able to use the tivo to tune into channels? I realize there will be no guide or recording ability, but I'd like to be able to watch ESPN if it's easy to do. Can I even do guided setup without service?


The Official Good Guys of TV Thread

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:15
So, are good guys really that boring these days? Is every show about the anti-hero? Does every female character need to reform the 'bad boy'? Can the good guy be interesting on a tv show?

I've got a current example.

Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreation. Never was such a good guy found, and yet the show continually finds hilarious things for him to do, and interactions with Leslie.

Another one.

Nick Miller, New Girl. Granted, Nick isn't a 'catch'. But there isn't a bad bone in his body either.

Roamio problems that I cannot live with...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:44
Roamio must be able to record reliably. see this thread for details:

Another issue that I am seeing that I have not seen mentioned yet. When I use FF to fly past commercials, it sometimes takes 30 seconds or more for the audio to get synced back to the video. I have been forced to back up 30 seconds to give the Roamio a chance to get back in sync when the program restarts. It doesn't happen every time, but when it does it is very frustrating. Basically, all I hear is a popping sound every 5 seconds or so until the audio comes back even though the video starts immediately.

Note: I have used the 30 second skip option over the standard "fast scan" option.

I have seen this behavior on 2 different Roamio's so I expect the audio glitch to be present in all roamio's. Is anybody else seeing this issue?

pytivo .vob choppy playback

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:16
I have been using pytivo for a while now, and it's working great! BUT I recently started ripping my Penn and teller bull***** dvd's to my external. Season 1 and 2 ripped fine, but every season after that when i play them on the tivo, they play back choppy. It's every second or so, it kinda "skips" in a way. I have ripped several other movies in between seasons, and they play just fine. So it seems to be just seasons 3-6 of P&T that's doing it. I am ripping them using DVDfab9, using the default vob settings. I am ripping each title individually. So each episode is nameofepisode.vob. Any suggestions on how to fix them?

Adding Moca to Comcast Triple Play Modem

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:26
I've read all that I can find on this topic but not exactly what I'd need. I am wondering if someone can help me with the specific equipment I need. I'm hoping to order it all from Amazon today.

I have a Roamio Plus and a Mini coming next week - and I have Comcast Triple Play. My internet/voice modem is in a different room than my two TVs and I am currently using wireless to cover my house. (Airport Extreme)

In my reading, I can't use Wireless to stream live TV or recorded shows to my Tivo Mini, so I'm going to need to use Moca. All well and good, but I'll need a Moca Adapter at my modem, correct? I'd like to order one today, but I'm not sure which one (Actiontec looks like it's best?) and if I'll need splitters (which one?) or filters?

It's all a bit confusing, and I'd love to order known good components based on someone else's experience. Thank you for paying it forward!


Adanced DVR-Lifetime fee

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:12
My HR10-250 is definitely on its last legs so I'm thinking of either upgrading to the new THR22 or possibly switch to Comcast. I bought the HR10-250 on my own and got the lifetime service with it which was grandfathered in when Directv took over the Tivo handling)

A few years back there was some screwiness with my billing where they kept charging me HD even though I specifically couldn't get HD channels and that finally got resolved after much back and forth.

While checking the bill today to see the price difference between Directv and comcast I noticed that my DVR service is activated ($10 fee) along with my waived Tivo fee. However, I don't get charged that $10 fee. My bill only shows my channel package and "Advanced Receiver-DVR Lifetime" which is $0.00 (and the sports fee and tax).

Does the $10 DVR fee go along with the lifetime service or is this a billing error in my favor (possibly caused by that back and forth in the past)

I know if I upgrade to the THR22 that I'll get the $10 HD fee but I'm trying to figure out if I'll get the $10 DVR fee added back in too. ($20 more per month plus the lease fee?! Hullo Comcast...)