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Does your Mini keep rebooting? If so, try using an HDMI switch ...

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 09:58
I recently bought 2 Minis. One of them worked fine right off the bat, but the other one kept rebooting, or would boot to a blank screen. At first I thought there was something wrong with the unit, but when I hooked the other Mini up to the same TV, it exhibited the same behavior. This led me to the conclusion that there was some type of incompatibility between the Mini and my older Pioneer Elite plasma. I assumed it was an HDCP issue, so I stuck a Monoprice HDMI switch that I had lying around in between the Mini and the TV. Voila! Problem solved!

The weird thing is that I had an old S3 hooked up to the same TV via HDMI for years and never had a problem. I don't get it, but at least I found a solution that appears to work. Just thought I'd pass along the info in case others are experiencing the same problem. :)

Networking Issue With Menus - Help!

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 09:48
My Roamio Plus is my first Tivo so I need a little help with a menu issue I am having.

I am getting both the C113 and C501 networking errors when accessing menus on regular basis. If I give it a minute it always comes back and everything is fine for a while. I thought it might be my network so I have spent the last two weeks trying to improve it but I have come to the realization that my network is fine.

I am running the Tivo on Wi-Fi but have an ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 and the Tivo is on the 5GHz side with 80% signal strength. I have tested the connection with several other devices and everything is supper fast. Also, when using Netflix the system is very fast and stable - no issues. So I know the network is fine.

Spoke with support and they wanted to blame the network but I am beginning to believe there might be a bigger issue.

What I need to know is if this is a common problem or if everyone else has really fast menus with no network issues?

Under The Dome OAD 9/2

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 09:16
I believe that some of the writers of this show also worked on Lost. Whenever I hear someone say "the dome wants this" or "the dome protects us" I can't help but think that if I substitute "dome" with "island" I get a show that wants to be another Lost. Sooner or later I expected to see a black smoke monster. Well, it came to pass. Except that it's a white smoke monster.
Next, someone will be pressing a button every hour.

FIOS & Roamio & Mini's

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 08:49
I was going to buy a Roamio Pro and 3 mini's to replace my FIOS DVR and 3 boxes, however in reading the various forums, it appears there are many issues. I see from other posts that FIOS has MOCA built into its router and that it also have a filter built in. I also see where a FIOS tech suggested a certain model cable card. Would some of you with FIOS please comment on this? Would it be easy to set up the Pro with 3 mini's with FIOS? And do I need to specify a certain model FIOS cablecard to make it easy? Or should I wait until the bugs are worked out?

One other question, will the Mini work if wall mounted behind the TV, out of sight? I have a pivot mount that would allow that.



LAN Packet losses and slow ping times to new Roamio causing stream disconnects

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 08:46
I recently bought a Roamio and two Minis. This is my first TiVo since 2005, so I was excited to get back to TiVo with the new DVR.

However, the experience so far has been less than enjoyable. When everything works, it's great, the problem is that my Minis regularly lose their connection (V87 error) to the Roamio and the stream cuts out. Sometimes it happens every 5 minutes, sometimes it takes an hour. But it always happens.

I'm fairly tech savvy, and I've tried a million and one troubleshooting techniques. I've spent hours on the phone with TiVo support. I've tried plugging my Roamio and the Minis directly into two different routers using different cables. No matter what I do, when I ping my Roamio, I regularly get ping times above 1ms (often as high as 10ms) and regular packet losses on my LAN.

Anyone have any thoughts? Could my Roamio just have a bad NIC? I'm at my wits end here.


Can't Transfer Individual Shows from Tivo-HD to Roamio

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 06:37
I've set up a Roamio and am trying to transfer a number of shows from my Tivo Series 3. The Roamio is using MoCA and the Series 3 is connected to my home network via Ethernet. I was able to transfer a number of episodes of a television series from the Series 3 to the Roamio. But a few of the episodes cannot be transferred.

When the transfer fails, I see the following message on the Roamio: "There was an error. Your request could not be processed. Please try again (Messages # 86). Sorry, you can't watch this program now, either because the Tivo-HD DVR is no longer available on the network or because the requested program could no longer be found..."

This isn't a copyright issue. I am able to transfer other programs of the same series. I've rebooted both Tivos as well as the router.

At one point I was able to schedule these shows to be transferred, but I had to cancel the transfer to deal with another Roamio issue. But several other shows were also on the transfer queue and had to be canceled, and these shows were later successfully transferred.

Feature Request, Live Box Audio Levels

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 05:38
Another wish, It would be awfully nice to be able to set TiVo to either mute or cut the sound to half level when one goes to TiVo Central after watching a show. I know you can debate where you'd like the audio to be when you enter TiVo Central, but it would be cool for each owner to have their choice, similar to the sound effects levels. Is this possible now?

160Gb Series 1 give away

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 03:55
I'm in Maidenhead, was working, but a few years ago.

Watch recently aired network shows through my Tivo

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:03

I just bought a Roamio and I really want to love it, but so far, I'm frustrated. One of the first things I want to do is just to watch network shows that have already aired on my Tivo. For example, I just missed 3 episodes of Big Brother. I can go to the CBS website on my laptop and watch those 3 episodes, for free. How do I do this on my tivo?

I see that I can pay for it through Amazon Prime, but why would I want to do that when I can get it free from their website?

Can anyone tell me how to watch this through my tivo?

Mini reboot in YouTube

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 22:44
Just got my Mini today and was using it to watch YouTube. It rebooted twice, once while browsing videos in my subscriptions and again when I pressed the TiVo button to exit YouTube. Is there an issue with YouTube or should I be concerned I got a bad device?

Picture-in-Picture - Technically Possible?

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 22:15
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here but this first weekend of college football brought the idea to mind...

Is there any way that the multiple tuners present in the Roamio models could be utilized to permit viewing multiple channels simultaneously on the same screen? Obviously it would have to be supported by the software, but would the hardware permit this?

WTB: TiVo Stream

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 21:52
I've got the Roamio base model, looking for the Stream function. Get in touch if you have upgraded and are looking to unload one.

Transfer $6.95 MSD to a new Romeo base?

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 21:21
Been a longtime Tivo user. Been paying $6.95 (MSD) for my 2nd Tivo box. Had upgraded my S2 to a Premiere unit some time ago with this MSD. Wondering if I can do the same by transferring to a Romeo base unit.

tivo series 1 with ethernet card won't connect

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 20:53
I have been a TiVo consumer since they came out.. I had 4 of them at one time. I still have my orginal series 1 with lifetime subscription since the beginning. the modem died on it, so as an alternative I installed a Ethernet adaptor and set it up with a bridge, and it would connect via my wireless network. Its been working like this for years but now all of a sudden it won't connect . I checked my dlink bridge and it appears to have died. So I setup an old router and set it up as a wifi bridge. It works, as I can plug in any latop with no wifi card enabled and it connects fine. I also replaced the Ethernet cable.. but it still won' t connect. That leaves me to think it could be the nic. I don't know what my options are.. is there another way to get this old TiVo to connect ? When its trying to connect it says service unavailable. So I don't know if its them or my device.

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.


Mon, 09/02/2013 - 20:53
Familynet is showing Newhart.

Looking to come back to Tivo after stops at DirectTV and Dish

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 19:56
I have pretty much decided to come back after my commitment ends, but I was wondering... Is there a real difference in the Roamio vs Premeire UI. I know the Roamy is faster but the price is the premier is significantly less. I asked Tivo the question through chat and all they gave me were hardware specs.

Is there any difference in the UI itself? This question is especially for folks that have done the upgrade.... Can you articulate why its worth it? I am coming directly from dish. I imagine the speed of the premier will actually be faster than what we are currently using.

Replace HDD in Plus

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 19:54
I know we have a thread for HDD questions but it is too long to dig in to find the answer to a simple question..

Has anybody tried swapping out the drive in a Roamio Plus for a larger one?

Lineup Issue page does not work

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 19:54
Since the Tivo website redesign the lineup issue page does not work for me. Mediacom did their digital upgrade here and I've tried three times to submit the changes over the last two weeks. When I hit submit I get sent to the "UH OH! Looks like you're lost." page and I don't get the auto-generated ack e-mail as I have in the past. Has anyone else been able to use it since the new site went live?

MoCA clarification

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 19:46
Please confirm what I believe I can accomplish. I have a TIVO Roamio Plus. I have no wired internet where I want to place it. I believe that MoCA is supposed to provide that function but needs to be set up in a room with both wired internet and coax. Is that correct? Then if I take it to the room with no wired internet but coax, I can stream via MoCA over coax? I've tried but haven't been successful in the setup but I think an earlier post addressed my problem which is that my cable TV and cable modem are provided by different providers. Before I start crawling around to find my TV input, are my assumptions correct?

Thank you - Lynne

Recorded suggestions disappearing

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 19:36
I've noticed several times where a suggestion is deleted as soon as it finishes recording from my Roamio Pro. Note that this doesn't happen with every suggestion recorded. FYI, my hard drive has 99% free space. I've never seen this behavior with my XL4. Anyone else seen this?