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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:40
Has anyone had any joy using the 0845 number for this alternative EPG service since TIVO dumped us all? It started failing ages ago and I was advised to use the Manchester number instead; however, it becomes very expensive dialling this number. I did email the support people for the service but am getting no response.

anyone having slingbox issues today?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:38
I have 4 slingboxes connected to my Tivos in two homes. Starting today on each one I get sound and no picture when using the website plugin. Tried IE, Chrome and firefox, same results. But the iphone and ipad and boxee box apps work fine so it is not my slingboxes. can someone else with a slingbox replicate this?

MoCA setup issue

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:06
I'm in the middle of trying to get MoCA setup in my home which has Comcast Cable/Internet using Verizion MI424WR's. I followed instructions on Avsforum and have the units configured and working with coax when directly connected to each other. When I attempt to move them to in between the cable modem and router and to my desired upstairs location I am running into an issue. I get a blinking Lan Coax light on both units but soon there after I'm losing my Internet connection on the Cable Modem (Linksys BECMFU10). Any ideas what could be causing this? I don't have filters included in the setup...could these be needed/help rectify the problem with the cable modem? Thanks in advance.

Celebrity Doppelgangers

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:46
I recently saw an old photo of Alan Arkin from the 1968 movie "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and thought it looked just like Jimmy Kimmel.

There's gotta be more doppelgangers out there ... let's share 'em in this thread!


Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:55

Series 2 value?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:48
Before I take the hard drives out and take them to the dump, do the following Series 2 units have any value whatsoever?

1) Series 2 with lifetime service, won't boot
2) Series 2 without lifetime service, works fine

TiVo BlueRay Add on Player

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:09
I would love to see TiVo release a USB add-on Blueray player. In the spirit of the HDDVD player the XBox offered some time back.

Something that would use the same remote and the same trick play look and feel.

Put a DVD in the player and the movie shows up in your My Shows listing!

I would pay for that add-on.

Casting Netflix to Tivo

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:13
I just got the new Netflix app on my Premiere. Because I had problems with the old Premiere app, I've been watching Netflix on a Chromecast, "casting" from my Galaxy Note 2.

After the update, my Premiere shows up in the list of "where to watch" in the Netflix app on the Note. If I'm in the regular Tivo menus (like at Now Playing), "casting" a show to the Tivo makes it enter the Netflix app (and prompt me if I want Netflix or Kids - can't I just say I never, ever want Kids?). But the show doesn't play. If I'm already in the Netflix app, nothing at all happens. After a while, the Note gives an error that playback timed out.

Is this working for other people? Any suggestions of things to try?

Losing connection even when attached to Fios Router...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 08:46
The mini was used with a coaxial directly to it with the router upstairs. It would drop connections from time to time. "Finding tuner...." Then error code.

I was sick of it and decided to take router downstairs and install it right next to the Mini. Coaxial goes into Router, and ethernet connects the mini. To my surprise and disappointed, I still lost connection yesterday, error code v87.

It takes turning on and off the router to get it fixed, but this is very annoying. I do have several attenuators attached to the main tivo, which is upstairs by the way. I do this cause the signals were coming in too hot. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the drop connections for the mini? If I remove them, then I would frequently get stuttering and lose volume, and would have to hit rewind or something to snap the drive out of it.

What do you guys think, could it be the attenuators?

Question about out-of-home streaming with a Premiere

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:42
I see that the TiVo stream now supports out of home streaming for live TV. Can this be done with a 4-tuner Premiere? If so, does it basically "borrow" a tuner from the DVR and will then not affect the current viewing of the 4-Tuner premiere in any way? Or does it work some other way?

Lenovo Wireless Remote N5902 and a Roamio Plus

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:58
Does anybody know if Lenovo wireless remote N5902, and the included 2.4 ghz dongle Will work with the TiVo Roamio plus?

I think it would emulate a standard USB keyboard, and for that reason work with the TiVo.

Anybody have first-hand experience?


The Simpsons "White Christmas Blues" 12/15/2013

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:45
I still watch the Simpsons. Usually I just sort of breeze thru the episodes but this one really caught my interest.

I laughed out loud a few times and found myself saving it to watch again.

Once in particular was when Homer came outside and discovered it had snowed overnight. He falls on his knees and says, “I don't have to pick up the dog poop!” I laughed at this because, hmmm, I was thinking the same thing when it snowed here last week.

Best line in the episode was Marge "Well, there's a rec room off the kitchen. But sometimes it's there and sometimes it isn't. Our house is very odd that way. "

Stream movies from Mac to Tivo Romeo

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 20:17
I am confused about one thing on a tivo romeio. Can I stream the 100 or so movies I downloaded in iTunes to the romeio?

Also I get how a romeio + a mini works but can you link up 2 Romeios together to get more features and increase storage space and have.

New TiVo Roamio Won't Transfer Videos

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 20:09
I received a new Roamio recently and for some reason I can not transfer videos from my other 2 Pemiere's I have or transfer from TiVo desktop. I can stream from these devices perfectly fine. I can transfer from the Roamio to the Premier it will just not transfer from Premire of computer to Roamio.
Each time I start a transfer I get a pop-up telling me it in the queue and will transfer after other shows are complete. The problem is their are no other shows in the queue.

This has been a problem since I received the new Roamio.

Very strange problem any suggestions would be appreciated.


20.3.8 update fixed my SDV issues (V53/V58)

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 18:33
A little background

I am a Cox Customer in Santa Barbara, CA. Cox has deployed Switched Digital Video (SDV) in my area, and as such it requires an Tuning Adapter to be attached to the TiVo to allow it to tune those specific channels that are SDV enabled. This, combined with a CableCard allows me to access all channels in Cox's channel lineup. Before the Roamio, I used to have the original two tuner TiVo Premiere. I never had a failed recording with SDV unless the box locked up, which happened maybe once a month, but other than that, I had no problems.

When I got the Roamio, it became pretty clear that having 6 full tuners along with SDV was causing an issue. I didn't realize it at first but after reading the reports on this forum, it became clear that I wasn't the only one. I didn't have an issue with the CableCard not being able to tune the 5th & 6th tuner, but a combination of that issue along with SDV was causing recordings to just fail midway through, or not record at all. Seeing V53 & V58 errors became commonplace.

In the main thread (Tuners 5 and 6 Not Authorized), it was suggested to disable the 5th & 6th tuners as a way of temporarily reducing the frequency of the tuning issues. So I did that, and the issue became less frequent, but it was still happening.

Then came 20.3.8, included was a blurb from Margret about how it will now "retry tuning requests after a Tuning Adapter fails to respond". I was skeptical, but I figured it couldn't hurt. Boy was I wrong, all of my tuning issues were resolved! Three days later I re-enabled tunerr 5 & 6 and it's been going great ever since.

I have attached a spreadsheet detailing about 38 days of recordings. The recording bitrates in red indicate a failed recording, green indicates a successful recording. Because of the way the SDV failure exhibits itself in a recording (The TiVo records an empty signal, so the duration is as if it was successful, but the actual size on the disk is reduced and the resulting bitrate is low), I know that a fully successful recording averages between 11.30mbps and 11.70mbps. So anything less than that is a failed recording, I spot checked about 20 of those *bad* recordings and they all had tuning failures at some point in the recording.

As you can see, disabling tuners 5 & 6 help a little bit, but did not resolve the issue. However, 20.3.8 completely resolved the issue and I am now running with all 6 tuners.

Thanks to TiVo for solving this issue, and thank you to moyekj for the awesome kmttg software that gave me the information needed to verify this with hard data.

Recording size are very large

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:40
On my Premiere XL, I have notice that the recordings are very large every since this past Sunday (11/15/2013). A recent test of a half-hour show is 7.26GB!!! This was off a regular SD channel, not an HD channel. Past recording before Sunday are fine. It also is not happening to all the recordings.

If I copy the show to my Tivo HD, it becomes much smaller. I can then copy it back to my Premier and it remains small.

Is anyone else having this problem? Or know what is going on?

Is there a workaround to allow TiVo Stream to allow shows to download in background?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:55
Whenever I switch apps, the download PAUSES. No other apps are running. I can be in the TiVo app, mark the amount downloaded so far, press the home screen and wait 30 seconds, and return back to find out the download has been paused. It resumes immediately, though.

Ultimately, I would love to be able to multitask without having to have the app in the front all the time. I would like to browse Safari or read an ibook while the download continues in the background.

Has anyone found a workaround that will allow show downloads to progress while in the background?

Moving cable card from Premiere to Roamio

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:50
The faq says this:

Quote: Can I use my old CableCARD in my new TiVo DVR?

You may use a CableCARD from an earlier generation TiVo box, but it must be a Multi-stream CableCARD (M-Card). Single-stream cards are not supported by TiVo Roamio boxes. Simply move the Multi-stream CableCARD from your old TiVo box to your new TiVo box and follow the instructions on the installation menus that automatically appear on your TV screen. Is it really that easy? or will I have to get the cable company involved to un-pair the card from the old Premiere and re-pair it with the new Roamio? I'm a comcast subscriber.

Are Opera apps supose to be available?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 15:43
Are the Opera apps suppose to be available on the Premiere too? I have them on my Roamio but I don't see them on my Premiere anywhere.

NBC Olympics coverage may be improving

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 15:29
Press Release

More hours of coverage (TV and online) than ever, as expected. However, I see a substantial amount of live sport mentioned in there as well. Sounds like a number of things will be shown live, on say NBCSN, and also shown "packaged" on NBC that evening.