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Youtube Unavailable?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:44
Activated my Roamio yesterday, and everything works fine except YouTube. Whenever I try to use it I get error code v301 with the URL http://www.tivo.com/support/v301 which leads to nothing. It's not my internet connection, because Huku and Netflix work just fine.

Captions on mute

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:40
Does the Roamio have closed captions on mute? I have captions turned off, but they show up whenever I mute the tv. I've looked through the tv's menu and can't find any setting like that.

Will disconnecting coax delay/prevent my activation?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:34
I just activated my new Roamio today, but the activation hasn't gone through as I'm unable to see my Series3 recordings on the Now Playing list (getting some network error message). I'm in this weird limbo state right now where I can't transfer my recordings or Season Passes, can't watch HBO (since the CC is not paired to the new Roamio, and probably will need to be repaired if I move it back) or do much else.

I moved one of the requisite two CableCARDs from my S3 OLED to the Roamio in order to set it up, but I want to move it back so I can watch some stuff from my old DVR as well as make sure my scheduled recordings for tonight are still recorded.

Will removing the CC and coaxial cable from the Roamio halt or delay the activation of the unit?

Amazon Vod Unwatchable

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:55
I rented Man of Steel HD but couldn't watch it. For those of you who can remember VHS tapes with copy protection, if you tried copying one of those tapes, the vertical stabilizer circuit would go crazy. You could hear the movie but it was impossible to watch. The picture was jittery and wavy. Well that's how it was trying to watch Man of Steel. I contacted Amazon and they sent me another download of the movie. Same results. I have the Amazon VOD channel on my ROKU and tried watching the movie. The movie was just fine.

Has anyone else experienced this problem. It's the first time this has occurred.

Thanks.

john

Cox Tuning Adapters

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:54
We just finally got moved to SDV here, and I was sent 2 tuning adapters for our Premiere and Series 3. I hooked up the Premiere, and i get a screen telling me that the TA doesn't support 4 tuners. Do I need something different from Cox or am I just hosed? i tried calling last night but gave up after 45 minutes on hold.

i assume i won't have any issue on the Series 3 since it only has 2 tuners?

American Horror Story: Coven S03E08 "The Sacred Taking"

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:00
I like Fiona more as the show continues, but am having trouble following the storylines. I don't find this season as compelling as the first season. :(

The box delivered to Fiona's stoop was easily anticipated to be someone's head, but the final scene made me laugh out loud! Recalling it now makes me laugh as I write this. LOL!

The Ajax enema scene was weird as I had forgotten who that mother & son were in relation to the story. It reminded me of the inappropriate relationship between Frankenstein boy and his mommy.

Myrtle's response about buying her wigs in bulk from North Korea was funny.

I think this season would be more understandable if watched marathon-style over one weekend.

Premiere missing channels

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 14:54
This seems to be a common problem but here's my issue.
My Premiere 4 is missing certain channels it displays a V52 error on - 702 (Fox), 705 (CBS) in particular. All other channels work fine. These channels work fine on my Tivo HD.
Had comcast out twice to redo the entrance cable and test as the Tivo was reporting very high RS Corrected/uncorrected numbers.

The problem seems to be intermittent. My cable strength is good, the wiring is good, and the HD has been rock solid. The Premiere however seems to have issues like many others have been reporting.

I've contacted support multiple times and am waiting for their latest response.
I'm about ready to cancel service and maybe try dropping cable altogether.
I would upgrade to a Roamio but from looking at that forum, the new product is having its own issues.

Operating w/o coax and only 1 CableCARD

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 14:18
I just bought a Roamio Plus and upgraded the HD to 3TB to replace my S3 OLED. The Series3 was the only Tivo in my house up until now, so I only have 2 CableCARDS to operate it.

Can the S3 still be operational with just one CC? Right now it's not functioning because I also removed the coax to plug into the Roamio. I have the units side by side so that they're both within reach of my router.

I was hoping to transfer shows from the S3 over to the Roamio on the wired ethernet connection, but perhaps this is not possible if the S3 does not have (1) the coax connection and (2) a second CC?

Do I need to temporarily obtain a third CC to do this? My other option is to move the Roamio upstairs where another TV/coax connection is available. However, this would significantly impact the transfer speeds as this unit would no longer be on a wired connection--unless I found a 200ft ethernet cable.

I'm sure someone else must have been in a similar situation. Kindly advise me on the best approach to proceed with transferring my S3 recordings to the Roamio based on my setup.

SNL 11/23/13 - Josh Hutcherson

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:15
Surprised there wasn't a thread for this.

Even though the host really didn't bring much to the table, I thought this episode was pretty good.

And I really enjoyed Haim. I'd previously downloaded some of their stuff, so I already knew I liked them. But I enjoyed seeing them play live even more. I just wish I could understand a single lyric of The Wire other than the words "down to the wire". :)

Oh, and every time their bass player sneered, it made me wonder if Melanie Hutsell had rejoined the cast of SNL. ;)



Does Stream with with Pytivo?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:15
By that I mean can I stream the videos that show up in the "My Videos" folder on my Tivo (courtesy of pytivo)?

I have two Premiere XL4s and am thinking of getting a Stream. Just want to make sure I understand what it can do.

A follow-up question: would the stream allow me to stream shows recorded on either of my Premieres? I assume so, but haven't seen anything confirming that.

The Big Bang Theory [12/05/2013] - "The Discovery Dissipation"

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:11
First episode where anyone has made fun of Barry's speech impediment. I was so used to it being ignored that I was a little shocked when Sheldon mocked him.

Also:

Raj: I'm being a good houseguest.
Howard: No, you're being a better husband than I am.

Bernadette: Yeah, we were totally fine half-assing our marriage till you showed up.

:D

any promo code for Mini lifetime activation?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:55
I just activated the Roamio using the PLSR and brought the price down to $399. But same code does not work for the Mini. Any other codes I can use??? Or $150 is as good as it gets? Thanks!

Stream Music from PC to Tivo?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:51
Plan is to stream Christmas music to the TV room where the tree is.
TV+TiVo is hooked up to AV system - so plan was to have TV screen off but music can still pipe through TiVo attached to AV.

Didn't want to spend $200+ for a Sonos...so is the $15.99 TiVo Desktop worth it to stream content - specifically music from PC to my TV/AV system?

Or any other alternative?

Network Attached Hard drive that supports streambaby

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:05
Is there a particular network hard drive you could suggest which would support Streambaby?

I don't know Linux so how much would I need to learn in order to configure a network hard drive? And what is the least expensive brand/model that could support Streambaby?

Please help. Thanks.

Help me pick a new show to watch!

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:46
So over the years I seem to miss out on shows when there new. I can't seem to bring myself to suffer through crappy shows to get to good ones.

24 I didn't watch until after it was done. I love it!
Sopranos we didn't start until season three, and both loved it.
We loved the 4400 and Jericho.
We just watched all of Breaking Bad in the last few months.

Now were feeling like we need a new show since we're done with Breaking Bad, what an awesome show.

What really awesome show did I miss out on that we could start from season 1?

6 Tuner question in Carolinas

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:41
Just received my my new Roamio Plus and two minis. We are on TWC here and in my research, TWC only supports 2 tuner cards and in their boxes as well. I am upgrading from an HD and believed from conversations with cable reps and Tivo reps that a firmware update would enable additional tuners. We are located in Lexington, SC. Am I FUBARed? :confused:

Anyone having odd HDMI issues?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:37
Hi all,
I have a Roamio Plus connected directly to a Samsung (LN37A55) LCD TV.
Pretty basic setup, no other component in between.

So it used to be that once in a great while when I turned on the TV there would be a scrambled picture and a loud and annoying audio screech.
The TV would then turn itself off and back on again to correct.

But now this happens every time I turn on the TV after its been off for a couple hours.
Sometimes the audio screech happens, sometimes not.
Sometimes its just a black screen or sometimes garbage video and no audio.
But it now takes anywhere between 2-7 attempts of the TV turning itself off and on before it works normally.

I have 3 HDMI ports on the TV and an Apple TV and a PS3 connected directly.
Ive tried every combination of cables, ports and devices to correct this but it didnt help.
The issue will always happen with the Roamio on any port with any cable.
The other devices do not have this issue ever.
(my Tivo HD never had this issue either)
Ivd tried the Roamio on another TV and it seemed to work fine, but that was a newer and different brand TV.

The latest thing I tried was using a simple HDMI switch between the Roamio and the TV, but the switch doesnt get enough power from the Roamio's HDMI port to work.
It cant even get the LED on the switch to stay on and no signal will pass through.
If I add another device to the switch, like the PS3, it gets proper power and pass through works for the Roamio and PS3 (but it still doesnt correct the problem).

I have no way to diagnose the HDMI port so dont know if anything is wrong with it.
But I find it odd it cant even power a simple HDMI switch, when my PS3 (thats not even turned on!) can.

Does anyone use a self powered HDMI switch that gets proper power from a Roamio?
(I know I probably shouldnt use a self powered switch, but this is just for testing purposes I have no need for one otherwise)

TivoHD vs Tivo Premiere OVER THE AIR

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 01:44
Hey Guys, does anyone happen to know definitely which is better for OVER THE AIR? I have a basic tivoHD with lifetime service on it. I don't plan to put a cable card in it. Will tune it with over the air antenna.

I also have a basic premiere without subscription on it. Will also tune it with over the air, with no tivo function.

TivoHD will get back more money, but that doesn't matter. I just want to know which one is "known" for better over the air reception. Or, is that solely dependent on the antennae? Thank you.

Tivo Premiere - Santa Login ?????

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 21:56
Switched on the TV to the TiVo input today, and it said this on the screen:

Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
Kernel 2.6.27.5-117

Santa Login:


I posted a picture of it here (but can't post links, so remove spaces):
https :// w w w . iCloud .com / photostream / #A25Uzl7V4sn4O

I didn't have a way to type, but was hoping the password was "Christmas" :-)

Pulled the power and forced a reboot and it seems to be working fine.

can I swap cablecard into new tivo without dealing with Fios or cablevision?

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 21:25
I have a Tivo HD. I have Verizon Fios. I am looking to get a Roamio to replace the Tivo HD. Can I just swap the card into the new unit or must I call or have Verizon come out to do some setup?
What is I had Cablevision, because I might switch back to them next month when my deal with Verizon runs out and they don't offer me a better deal than Cablevision can.

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