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Mini, Premiere 4, and the old HD Tivo

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 06:27
I had the Mini and the Premiere 4 hooked up via a MOCA adapter. It worked fine. I love the Mini by the way.

I was going to cancel my old HD TIVO. But the rep talked me into a cheap plan. So I ordered another cable card from comcast, and got a cable splitter and hooked up the old Tivo. It is on the same cable outlet where the MOCA is hooked up. Unfortunately now the mini is not working anymore, and I am also not getting HD channels on the old Tivo.

Is this setup even possible? I know the old HD Tivo is not compatible with the Mini, so I guess by hooking it up I disturbed the setup. Am I right? If so, is there any way to use this old Tivo?

Thank you!

4K HD and Tivo

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 06:13
What are the chances that these new Roamio's will be easily upgradable to support 4K HD?
I have read several articles recently, stating that 4K content is not that far down the road in 2014.

With the cost of getting to 4K viewing, I would hate to buy 2 Roamio's now, only to need to buy more in 18-24months.
That is assuming Tivo can have product out that quickly.

Thoughts?

App stops downloading, can't seem to get it to resume

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 05:51
tivo ios app stops downloading, and I can't figure out how to get it to restart. This is when I'm on the home network, using the Roamio pro as the source, an ipad with the lastest version of ios 7.0.4, updated tivo app on it. The Roamio Pro has the current sw load on it.

I've tried pausing, restarting, it just sits there with 0 bytes it knows the size of the download, but never makes any progress. It will just sit there like that forever.

I've tried selecting a different download, which may work once or twice, but eventually that stops working also.

I've tried restarting the app, restarting the device, turning wifi on and off, and anything else I can think of.

The only thing that works is to restart the roamio pro.

This is ridiculous. I should just be able to queue up as many downloads as I can and let them run overnight without having to sit there and watch with a reasonable expectation that they will complete. What's the issue?

-David

TiVo Streaming Premium Channels like HBO

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 05:50
Can I 'Stream', verse 'download' premium / DRM content with a Roamio?

Signal strength vs faulty tuner

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 00:19
I have owned a Premiere just under a year and have an OTA connection. When I received my Tivo I was disappointed because some of the channels where getting what I thought was a poor signal. My previous Tivo HD was rock solid in reception. Over time the issue seemed to somewhat resolve itself. Lately it has gotten worse again. Only now am I discovering that this is most likely a tuner issue. When I have a channel that starts getting choppy and skipping images ( never a lost signal) I go to "Antenna Strength" and the channel that was previously poor, magically is running perfect in the background of the Signal strength page. It's as if something kicks in and activates the tuner properly.Does this issue seem familiar to anyone or have you recreated what I have?

Btw I have a good Channel Master antenna signal that pulls from the attic through a good coax cable. If interested I could post video.

Advice needed: Receiver click clicking with Dolby Audio a lot

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 23:02
Have a Roamio Plus connected to Marantz SR7008 receiver via HDMI.

When I have the TiVO Dolby in use I get an annoying mechanical click in the receiver whenever I skip forward or backward, and other times like when some commercials play or I change channels. I presume this is when there is an interruption in the Dolby audio.

To get rid of the click, I can set the Roamio for "PCM only (no Dolby)" in the audio settings. The Marantz also has a decode option in the Inputs menu for "Auto", "DTS" and "PCM" that I just left on Auto.

Question: Isn't "Use Dolby Audio" better than "PCM only (no Dolby)"? If Dolby is better, is there any way to "Use Dolby Audio" instead of "PCM only (no Dolby)" on the Roamio and not have the mechanical click in the receiver all the time?

Question: So what is the real difference between "Use Dolby Audio" and "PCM"? The receiver says, "Dolby D" on the display with the Tivo set to "Use Dolby Audio" and "PLIIx" with PCM. Both have what looks like a Dolby icon on the receiver display.

Will Tivo activate your box if you're in Canada?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 21:51
I ask this ,because on their activation page in the user agreement it says "you must be a resident of the United States..."

The activation link doesn't work(didn't last May either),so before I phone I thought I'd ask.

Major Crimes - Season 2

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 21:33
TNT ran a marathon today and accomplished its goal -- I'm interested in the show now. I couldn't get into it when "The Closer" ended but after watching a few episodes, I see that the cast and script have found footing. I've been a fan of Mary McDonnell since the movie "Sneakers".

The backstory of Rusty is slowly being revealed -- too slowly.

New stream- Blinking white

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 21:09
Hey folks,

I know this will work out, but I want to work NOW! lol

Just picked up a Stream on clearance...
-Registered it on Tivo.com (something the setup sheet doesnt even mention!)
-Waited 20-30 minutes
-Plugged in the stream to my router
-waited a several-10 minutes
-tried to connect the (current version) Ipad app. (IOS 7.04, Ipad "4")
-the app errors out when trying to setup stream "setup did not complete successfully", through it can see it under system information with status 'unknown', the TSN and Name show the TSN, software version 'unknown', it has a valid IP, Mac Addy is 'unknown', and mobile devices says 0 of 0. Full system info gives an instant error 'unable to communicate'
-broadband test opens the window, saying 'buffering' but never goes anywhere
-Force connection on XL4... it actually downloads something that it needs time to digest, which gives me hope... wait for it to finish, no change with stream.
-Go check on the stream, white light is blinking.
-reboot router
-reboot stream
-reboot Ipad
-20 minutes later, no change.

Oh, I even signed out and back into the ipad app a few times mixed in there. On sign-in it tries to setup streaming, but just fails with the generic message to try again.

I havent rebooted the XL4.... its recording atm. I guess I could disconnect my 2-tuner unit to simplify things, too?

Tivo Stream stopped working after ios update

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 20:07
My tivo stream stopped working after the latest app update. It does through the setup process correctly, but when I try to stream something, I get "problem playing recording. An error occurred while playing this recording".

I've reset the app, power cycled the stream, and tried the step recceomended on the tivo site (connected the tivo premiere to tivo servie and restarting the stream)

still, nothing seems to work.

I'd appreciate any suggestions and advice.

V53 and V58 Errors

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 19:59
OK so let me get this straight. If I downgrade my Pro to a basic (yes I know the differences and its ok), I won't get anymore V58 errors because that's what I'm getting due to not being able to tune the extra 2 tuners on the plus/pro because of my crappy Cisco TA with old firmware. I will however still get the occasional V53 tuning error where it just fails to tune, right? I think I got that right, but now I'm just so damned confused I don't know which way is up anymore! :(

pyTivo vs KMTTG for mac mini plex server

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 19:08
So I am buying a TiVo for the benefit of my Comcast fearing family, However the overwhelming amount of information and know how on these forums has led me to a nervous breakdown. I have always considered myself to be A/V savvy but my current dilemma has me stumped.

So our house has exactly 1 Comcast DVR so if I replace this with a TiVo then the cable card should be free and I should receive a $2 credit? In doing so I would like to augment my current setup which consists of A Roku box and a mac mini Plex server. I am told that plex has a plugin so it will work with a TiVo but I would also like to pull content from my Tivo to my Mac Mini (Thus completing the circle of Plex, "Adding tivo shows to my plex registry").

I see so many options to do this but I do not know which one is suitable for me. Basically my needs are transferring HD(1080p) content from my Tivo to my mac mini in a suitable format (MKV, MP4, H.264) and to have it organized. This means the correct file name saved in folders (so if I have multiple seasons or episodes that they are organized). I would also preferably like the commercials to be automatically removed (but this is not essential).
Also if there is a heaven, live tv from my TiVo to my mac would be nice.

I was told that there are many programs to do this pyTiVo, ItiVo, KMTTG, etc
Which one will make me the happiest with the least amount of work? Also Which will work with Plex or should I adopt something else for OOH streams?

Netflix on Tivo Roamio not working UI-113

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 18:55
I have not been able to sign into Netflix since yesterday - I keep getting a ii-113 error.

I called Tivo and they were of no help. I cannot sign out of Netflix though the Tivo. Rebooting it was of no help.

Anyone know if there is a known issue?

pytivo errno 10053

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:42
I get this error when transferring a .vob file from my pc to either of my premiere's. One tivo is wireless with the n adapter, one is ethernet. Desktop with pytivo is ethernet. I try to transfer and it starts working, then just fails. The error i get is: [Errno 10053] An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine

I have tried everything network-wise to fix it, and I am pretty sure it is not a network issue. I read somewhere it could be due to the .vob file, so i ran it through mpeg streamclip, and fixed the timestamp and converted to mpg, and it still fails. The file size is 3.15 gb. Could that be the cause? Any suggestions?

I have also tried pushing instead of pulling, and it fails with the same error.

Dazed and Confused: Yes I am New

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:38
So I am buying a TiVo for the benefit of my Comcast fearing family, However the overwhelming amount of information and know how on these forums has led me to a nervous breakdown. I have always considered myself to be A/V savvy but my current dilemma has me stumped.

So our house has exactly 1 Comcast DVR so if I replace this with a TiVo then the cable card should be free and I should receive a $2 credit? In doing so I would like to augment my current setup which consists of A Roku box and a mac mini Plex server. I am told that plex has a plugin so it will work with a TiVo but I would also like to pull content from my Tivo to my Mac Mini (Thus completing the circle of Plex, "Adding tivo shows to my plex registry").

I see so many options to do this but I do not know which one is suitable for me. Basically my needs are transferring HD(1080p) content from my Tivo to my mac mini in a suitable format (MKV, MP4, H.264) and to have it organized. This means the correct file name saved in folders (so if I have multiple seasons or episodes that they are organized). I would also preferably like the commercials to be automatically removed (but this is not essential).
Also if there is a heaven, live tv from my TiVo to my mac would be nice.

I was told that there are many programs to do this pyTiVo, ItiVo, KMTTG, etc
Which one will make me the happiest with the least amount of work? Also Which will work with Plex or should I adopt something else for OOH streams?

Dead Tivo HD: Is there any way to transfer my shows to a Roamio?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:38
Our TivoHD appears to be dead - either bad PS or MoBo. The hard drive appears to still be functional. Is there any way to transfer our TV shows from the hard drive of the HD to a Roamio?

Roamio and Xbox One Initial Thoughts

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:34
I was able to get an Xbox One on launch and played around with it connected to my Roamio Plus. The XB1 has a passthrough video HDMI connection and has functionality to allow you to change channels on the Roamio via voice commands. Here are my initial thoughts on the integration.

1. HDMI Passthrough does not work unless the XB1 is on. Even in sleep mode it is dead. Though I understand why Microsoft wants to be the TV source going forward I don’t understand this move. My TV is on most of the time and I don’t want the XB1 on all the time. I went through 2 XB 360’s and I assume these boxes will have a high failure rate as well.

2. XB1 does not understand DVRs. Not just Tivo’s but any DVR. You can only change channels, basic pause/play and power on/off the TV and Cable box via the XB1. Seems like a waste to put all this functionality in to work with cable boxes and not understand that most are also DVRs. Another reason why it makes no sense to not allow passthrough when off.

3. Downgraded picture quality. I am not positive about this due to weather issues over the weekend and TW Cable signal issues but it sure seemed to have degraded picture quality when running through the XB1. I have read that others believe this to be the case as well.

4. Voice commands fail – a lot. Even the standard XB1 commands failed more than half the time but TV commands only worked once in a while. I am sure this will improve over time but I wish they had done a better job for launch since it is just about the only wow factor in a new $500 console. I will say that it is somewhat empowering when they do work.

5. One Guide is nothing special. I didn’t mess with it much but the guide is rather simple and would require a lot of time to delete the channels I don’t use. Seems that channels must be added to favorites in order to work with voice commands. Ugh.

6. Snap is a nice feature and having TV on the side of the screen is nice. However, it is not worth dealing with all of the other issues to get it.

So far the integration seems like a fail. I have separated the Roamio and XB1 again but will keep an eye out for updates to see if it comes around.

Mini vs TiVo HD for second room

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:33
I am upgrading from a TiVo HD to Roamio Plus. However, we have a second DVR in our basement (currently a verizon fios HD box) and am I'm trying to decide which is the better option for there:

1. Sell the TiVo HD (it has lifetime sub) and use the proceeds to get a Mini w/lifetime.

2. Keep the TiVo HD and move it to the basement.

I guess one small advantage with the Mini is that I'd only need one cable card, while with the Roamio and HD I'd be renting two. On the other hand, the HD gives me more recording space overall. In case it matters our basement box actually feeds two rooms, so I'm using the fact that the Fios DVR has both HDMI and component simultaneously active. From what I've read I think that's true for the TiVo HD as well, but I'm not sure about the Mini.

Appreciate feedback on this as I want to end up with the best configuration in the end.

No picture when streaming certain channels

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:24
Hi,

Apologies if this is in another thread, but I can't seem to find mention of the same problem.

For the most part, my streaming works fine except that on a limited number of channels I get sound with no image, just a black screen. This is true whether I am in or out of home and also applies to shows that I download to my ipad.

does anyone know what my issue is?

thanks

Extended Warranty

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:22
What's everyone buying, Is the tivo extended warranty the best way to go? I just got the entry level roamio with lifetime. So I would like to make my investment worth while.

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