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Using the Quickflix PLAYLIST feature ?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:22

In the QUICKFLIX menu, there is a "playlist" feature.

Has anyone used it ? How do you use it ? what instructions ?

from what i THINK it does (or should do), is let you "add" programmes to your playlist, - EG a whole series, and when you watch each episode, it gets removed.

is this what it does ? i've not figured out what / how to use it. What buttons do we press.

Mini stalls on HD content

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:46
I just purchased a Tivo Roamio Pro and Tivo Mini to replace my old 2-room / 2-tivo setup. I have these connected through 2 Netgear GS108 switches:

Tivo Roamio Pro <---> Netgear GS108 <---> Netgear GS108 <---> Tivo Mini

This setup worked fine with the old tivos for room-to-room transfers, but with the Mini, HD content stalls out within seconds, usually with a V87 error (network too slow). This occasionally happens with non-HD content as well (live tv and recordings).

I tried to measure network bandwidth by connecting 2 Macs where each of the tivos are connected, and ran the iPerf program. This consistently gave me around 940Mbps, for a variety of packet sizes (close to the 1Gbps maximum).

I've also tried power cycling all the boxes, assigning static IP addresses, and even removed a switch, but nothing seems to fix the problem. Tivo technical support was not able to help either.

I'd appreciate any suggestion on what to look for or how to diagnose the problem.

Different remotes - very awkward

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:22
I just installed a Roamio Plus and a Mini. Starting to use them and realized that the remotes are different, buttons like "Back" and "Guide" are in different places, making it very awkward. Surely they should be consistent. I am obviously not at all impressed having sunk over $1,000 in what is a very poor user experience.

I could not see any other posts on this issue - are others happy to juggle two similar but different remotes and keep it all straight?


Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:52
A new show Wallykazam is supposed to be starting on 2/3 at noon Central on NickJr. My guide data still isn't showing it. Does anyone else see this show?

TiVo Roamio Pro with Lifetime for $699.99 - 3 more codes!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:34
For those that followed the previous thread and missed out last time, I have 3 more codes to sell.

These will likely be the last ones I can offer, so if you are interested make an offer or use the "Buy it Now" option.


The last 2 I had were bought at the full price, but all offers will be considered as I know not everyone will want a full whole home solution in one go.

Any questions, please ask

Amazon Instant Video IS NOT Transferring - No Blue Light

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:30
To All,

Just got off the phone with TiVo support and they said this is a known issue that they are monitoring, affecting all TiVo's, and they don't know when they're going to get a fix.

But...when I search the web, I can't find anyone else having the same problem, so is it really a "Known Issue"!?!?

Basically, debugged with Amazon first. When I go to my video library, specify the movie to transfer to my TiVo, the Amazon site says everything is OK.

Per the Amazon help desk, everything on their side says that the video was transferred successfully.

Problem is...NO BLUE LIGHT on TiVo.

Did all the usual, restart router, restart TiVo, force connect to TiVo HQ, etc. Nothing....Movie never downloads

Like I said, called TiVo support last and they said it's a known issue with a pending fix.

Anyone else have any insight into this? Can confirm this is a current problem?



Inconsistent Start/End/Duration Displays

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:04
Hi, new poster here ... have been lurking since a few days before I picked up my Roamio Pro last week and have learned a lot from all of you. Decided to sign up when I noticed some inconsistencies from my Series 2 days in the way Tivo shows start/end/ and duration data for programs and I'm getting frustrated when the info screens don't give me what I need. Here is what I observed (I couldn't find this in other threads so I'm hoping it hasn't been covered before); I am generalizing and these observations may not apply in all cases:

Explore, Upcoming, and Episodes screens: Start time, but no End or Duration info

My Shows: Station (or logo) and HD flag, but no channel # or End Time.
Duration is sometimes in the preview window on the right (always for movies with star ratings), and is also in the program info window if you select the entry.

To Do: This usually has everything in the item entry or in the preview window if the item is highlighted, except for Duration. For Wish List future recordings however, there is no Start/End/Duration available in the To Do screen or program info window if you select the item (it is available if you locate the program in the guide).

I find this frustrating and more complex than I remembered with my S2 that I used from 2002-08 and retired when I got my HDTV. Sometimes I just want to know how long a future recording is when I am editing down my My Shows and To Do lists (like for my Olympics wish lists). Has anyone else felt the same way about this? I guess what I'm really looking for is a quick way to determine the duration of individual current and future recordings.

HIMYM - "How Your Mother Met Me" OAD 01/27/2014

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 17:52
This sounds like it's going to be a good episode for all of us who want to see more of the Mother. I'm guessing it will be her narrating the story and will be from her perspective. I'm very excited to see how the episode goes.

Recording with broken timeline

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 17:10
Last week's Michael J Fox Show recording on my Roamio had an odd problem. When I start watching it, the timeline at the bottom is all empty, as though it has just started recording (i.e. there's no green in the timeline). In addition, I can't use any trickplay buttons. I just get the Tivo rejection dung noise when I press any of those buttons. I had to watch the episode without skipping any ads.

I initially noticed the issue while the episode was half-recorded, and now going back to it in the future, that recording still behaves this way. I'm also unable to stream this episode to my phone or ipad. Has anyone else seen this happen?

Ultimate Survivor Alaska

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:41
Anybody watching this on Nat Geo?? Its the best reality show on TV IMO
Very intense and dangerous.

Lost All Channels - Reboot Brought Them Back

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:40
Hi all,

I've been having periodic channel loss, but it was rare and usually only a single channel. Changing up or down then back to the lost channel recovered it.

Today I turned on the TV and had nothing. No channel content at all. Checking diagnostics on the TA and CC had no results, like they were disconnected.

Rebooting the Roamio brought everything back, but I need to find out what's happening. Is there a shortlist of things to check to see what might be happening?


Ebay listing for Premiere XL4 w Lifetime

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:10
Selling a Tivo Premiere XL4 - with Lifetime Service.

Less than a year old!


Thanks for looking -


Can you copy (or watch) programs from an unsubscribed Premiere?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:58
Hopefully a few quick questions - but first a little context:

I'm getting a Roamio to replace my Premiere. I'll be switching my current service plan over to the Roamio, and unsubscribing the Premiere. However, I have a lot of as-yet unwatched programs on the Premiere that I'd like to transfer to the Roamio.

So the question is: Can I copy programs off an unsubscribed Premiere to a subscribed Roamio?

Follow up question: Some of the programs may be copy protected; if they can't be copied to the Roamio, will I still be able to watch them directly from the unsubscribed Premiere?

If necessary, I can take the Premiere off my home network, so it can't 'phone home' and won't know immediately that it has been unsubscribed. If I do that, can I copy programs to the Roamio by connecting the two units directly with an Ethernet cable? (And does it need to be a cross-over cable?)

Thanks for any advice anyone can give me!

Selling a Tivo Series4 with Lifetime plus Extras

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:44
Listed on ebay.


Included in the Auction:
- Tivo Premiere XL Series 4 DVR with 1 TB hard drive
- Tivo Glo Peanut Remote with Backlighting
- Tivo Power Cord
- HDMI Cable
- Lifetime Service for the Tivo
- Actiontec MOCA adapter (sold by Tivo) plus power, ethernet and coax cables

Thanks for looking!


Series 2? (don't laugh)

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:21

"Reset" Roamio Remote

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:13
I went through the process of setting up my Roamio remote to be RF, but it seems to randomly toggle between IR and RF. Sometimes I get a connection, sometimes I just sit there and press buttons to no avail. I'd like to just complely reset the remote so it starts back at "out of the box" settings and allows me to go through the RF activation again. Possible?


Amazing Race spring 2014 "All stars" cast announced

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:28
The cast for the new season is now announced. Looks like a few to like and quite a few to hate.


Flight Time and Big Easy
Bopper and Mark
Jen and Caroline
Dave and Connor
Margie and Luke
Natalie and Nadiya
Brendon and Rachel
Jessica and John
Cord and Jet
Joey and Meghan
Leo and Jamal

I like the globetrotters, the cowboys, and somewhat team big brother. Really have had enough of Margie and Luke. Ugg. Also really could do without afganimals and twinnies.

TWC Dropping Channel - Any Way To Counter This?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:26
Hi all,

My area TWC provider is dropping beIN2, one of the reasons I switched to TWC in the first place. As a subscriber, do I have any recourse or ability to get this channel back? Why is TWC removing channels at all? Shouldn't they increase over time?


Where to get the most for my S3 HD?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:20
I'm finally making the jump to Roamio, whoopie! I currently have a S3 HD XL in my living room and an S3 HD in the bedroom. I plan on moving the HD XL to the bedroom, using the Roamio in the living room where we do the most TV watching, and selling my S3 HD.

My question is - where can I get the most for it? The good news is that I have a lifetime subscription attached to it, so I hope to get a decent amount for it. So far, I have only looked on the two places I'm most familiar with - eBay and Amazon. However, I'm seeing that an S3 HD with lifetime is fetching somewhere around $200-300, and this seems a little low to me for a unit with lifetime.

Thanks in advance!

How's the Roamio Plus/Pro video scaler?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:09
With my TiVoHD I've left it the resolution at "native" and let my 2009 Samsung 750 deal with scaling. Which means I have to live with blankouts when going back to the TiVo menu or when changing between channels that have different resolutions.

How's the Roamio's video scaler? Should I leave things in native mode or just set fixed 1080i so as to avoid any blanking?