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Selecting Input on TV with TiVo Remote

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:18
In order to change inputs on my Westinghouse TV I choose "input," scroll to the desired source, then select "enter."

My problem is that my standard TiVo remote does not seem to have an "enter" button for the TV. I can choose "input" and scroll to the different sources, but cannot select any of those inputs.

Any thoughts/advice?


Channel Logos in Guide

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:57
Coming from WMC, and using an application like My Channel Logos, it is very nice to have the channel logos present right next to the call letters in the guide. This makes it very easy to glance at the guide and see which channels you are looking at.

Is there any way to add this ability to the TiVo?

Tivo HD freezes reboots

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:10
Hi I own 3 Tivo Hd units with lifetime. 2 of them I have upgraded to 1tb drives. Recently I have had an issue with one of the units rebooting and freezing all the time so I thought I was having the power supply problem. I swapped power supplies with a good unit and no change. So I went and replaced the drive with the original and it rebooted much less but now randomly freezes up and has to be unplugged and restarted. What causes the freeze up is that only hard drive or could I have a bad motherboard. I just cant see the original drive being a problem as it was fine before I upgraded to the 1tb drive.



channel lineup on Roamio vs online - same?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:33
If I view the channel lineup on Tivo's site for the same cable provider I've selected on my Tivo, am I seeing the full channel listing for that carrier online or just the channels in 'my channels' listing I've set up on my Tivo?

In other words, does one list have anything to do with the other or are they independent of each other?

Mini netflix

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:24
Thinking about getting a mini. What are the streaming options? Does it have the new netflix HTML 5 app? Hulu plus? Opera store?

Issue with MRV losing network connection (V87 error)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 07:15
I have 3 Tivo Premieres using MRV. The feature has worked fine until recently I am having issue with one particular unit.

The MRV begins to work and then about 10 minutes in I get a V87 error and suggests an issue with the network or the Tivo losing power.

However, I don't think the Tivo is losing power because I it would take several minutes to reboot and I can go almost immediately go back to MRV the same show after a minute.

Any idea on how I can troubleshoot this?

Odd Tivo Suggestion?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 06:33
I was browsing through my Tivo suggestions this morning and noticed that among them was a recording titled "to be announced". In other words, Tivo, after carefully evaluating my viewing habits and thumb ratings, decided that a best fit was a program with NO description, NO keywords and NO synopsis.

I'm.... a little....... offended? ;)


Tivo Previews <-> Premiere ?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:47
I came across someone selling a Q4 and Previews. I thought it a little odd cause we're not in a RCN or Grande city. (Comcast instead).

Does anyone know whether these would work on Comcast, or do they required CableCo setup or Tivo activation?

I was thinking of getting the Previews just for viewing recordings off of an active Premiere.

I found it a little suspicious, thinking they might properly belong to a CableCo, but they appear new and don't have any rebranding. If anyone can think of a way to check that, I welcome hearing about that too.

Tivo Roamio+Mini saved Tivo for me...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:03
Welp, Tivo finally did it. They produced a box that is fast, responsive and a good balance of features. I was about to ditch my SD and HD, take my Premiere and whittle my channel count down to the bare minimum and see about weaning myself off Tivo and cable entirely. What a difference 48 hours makes! On a whim I decided to try a Roamio and Mini, and what can I say - this is the Tivo setup I always wished for! One box with all the tuners, easy upgrade to 3TB and an extender that doesn't feel like a second class citizen. It only took them 11 years, but finally - the Tivo I always wanted is here.

Good job, Tivo! Better late than never :cool:

PS: The netflix app is way better than the Apple TV or PS3 versions - my previous gold standards. The quality is as good if not a bit better, it's more responsive and the Tivo remote kicks the crap out of the wimpy ATV remote - especially when hopping back 15-30 seconds.

New Roamio Plus won't stream OOH

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:04
I've been troubleshooting a problem with TiVo tech support concerning a brand new Roamio Plus and OOH streaming. I have an iPhone on iOS7 with the latest version of the TiVo app installed. I have a new Roamio Plus updated to the latest software. In-home streaming and downloading works flawlessly, but neither OOH streaming or downloading will work when connected to a stable wifi connection. When I select a show to stream, I get the standard "setting up your streaming session" message, then a vague error message telling me there is a problem with my streaming device. Downloading does not appear to be working either; any attempted OOH download hangs at 0%.

Phone support at TiVo has been next to useless. Any suggestions?

Relevant info:

ISP: Frontier FiOS 25Mbps down/25Mbps up

Router: Apple Airport Extreme

Roamio Plus SW version: 20.3.8

TiVo App version: 3.2.2, OOH streaming enabled via Streaming setup

comcast V58 probs

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:44
Hi all,

I have read through several posts but can't find anyone that has the same issue I am having.

I have a Tivo Roamio Plus with comcast. I have had it for about 3 months now. I had issues getting it setup and paired in the beginning but everything was fine until about a month ago. Randomly I would get the V58 channel not authorized message on all my channels. I would call comcast, they would send a signal and that normally fixed it. For the past month I've had to do this about 8 times. Today it happened again but this time the refresh signal didn't fix it. Of course we go through all the troubleshooting but nothing works so they want to send a tech out. I don't want to do this because I'm sure there is nothing a tech can do from here that a tech over the phone can't do. I've checked my signal levels and they are all fine and I have a comcast STB HD in the back that is working just fine. Has anyone else ever had this issue? I love my tivo but at this point I'm just about fed up with this (not blaming Tivo).

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


Street Outlaws

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:24
Anyone watching this on Discovery? I'm really enjoying the couple of episodes I've watched.

Tivo Slide Pro Learned Buttons Register Multiple Presses

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:46
I just got this remote and I absolutely love it, but the one problem I am having is that every button I successfully learn registers multiple presses when I use it from the Tivo remote. For instance, I programmed the Tivo remote's input button to learn my television input button, but every time I press the input button on the Tivo remote, it skips over several inputs even if I just tap the button. The same thing happened when I programmed my receiver's volume buttons to the remote. I used the Linux evtest command to spy on the values being thrown by the Tivo remote. Evtest shows a single Tivo remote button press registers value 0 for the keydown event, a series of value 2's, and finally a value 1 for the keyup event. Has anyone else had this problem and is there any way to resolve it? I guess I could program the remote to learn the entire television via code cycling, but would I then be able to control the volume and mute buttons to only send to my receiver?

Problem with 2 consecutive shows, same channel

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:20
I have a season pass for all NFL games, and I have them record an extra hour. When there are 2 consecutive games on the same channel, the 2nd one is scheduled to record if you look before the 1st one ends, but it never records! The first show extends by 1 hour like it's supposed to, but the recording stops and then the next game doesn't record. This only started happening after I switched to the HD menus a few weeks ago. I had always used the SD menus, and it worked fine. I have the 4-tuner, 2 TB premiere elite. Anybody else have this problem?? It seems like a major bug.

My feature requests

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 19:46
After a month with the new Roamio, these are features I'd like:

1) while watching one channel, and searching the guide, it would be nice to hit record for another channel, but using a different tuner so you don't lose what you're watching ( assuming you're not recording it)

2) the ability to have a pre-recorded show stay active the among the tuners, even if it means disabling that tuner. This is better that popping between live TV, and Tivo central all the time.


Anyway to Quickly Use a Mini?

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 19:07
I have the big Roamio and 1 Mini hooked up with MoCA using Fios, that work fine. Today, I added a 2nd Mini to our guest room since we had some unexpected guests with a kid who I want to watch TV in the guest room. I did the on line activation and it asked me to name the Mini, which I did but did not write down exactly but included the word "guest". Now I have completed the TV hookup and it did the latest software upgrade which seemed to go fine and now it asked me to name the device again on the TV screen and I just picked "guest" from the default menu and now it is saying it cannot find a compatible DVR and when I go to my TiVo account I can see the guest room mini is added but it says "processing check back in 24 hours". Is there anyway to get this working tonight or does it actually take 24 hours to activate an added mini?


Transfer files from expander?

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:58
I am currently using the dvr expander with my tivo premiere that records two shows at one time. I want to upgrade to a tivo premiere 4 that I purchased thru Ebay. How do I go about saving the files already on the expander? I understand that the files are spread between the expander and the tivo. It is at about 33% status. Is there a step by step for upgrading somewhere?

Lifetime MSD issue

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:45
I currently have an S3 with lifetime, which I paid full price for. I just bought a Roamio, and want to buy lifetime for it. However, I'll soon be selling off the S3, which will remove it from my account.

I want to buy a non-MSD lifetime for my Roamio, and use the PLSR code to get the same $100 off that I get from the MSD. However, it seems like Tivo's system won't allow this. When I try to activate online, there's no non-MSD option. And calling them resulted in the same no-go.

Is there some way to accomplish this? I want a non-MSD on my Roamio so that it saves me issues down the line if/when I buy another TiVo or some Minis and want to get those activated.

What are GROUPS?

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 17:43
On the My Shows screen there is a note to turn Groups on and off with the red "C" key. How do you set up Groups?

Should I buy a new tivo?

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 17:30
I would be interested in getting a roamio pro, i know i could upgrade the hard drive on a plus but i worry about losing my warranty.

I current have time warner in socal and I'm reading that lots of people are having problems with tuning adapters and their cable cards and sometimes recordings are being missed.

I really would like to have more tuners and more hard drive space to work with but I wonder if it's worth it with the problems I'm reading that people are having.

I also like with my current DVR that I can swap tuners, rewind one of the tuners and it stays rewound even when I switch back and forth with the other tuner. I know there are workarounds but a workaround is not the same thing.

I'm leaning towards yes, but I'm wondering if the problems of the tuning adapter and cable cards might cause too many problems.

thanks for any tips and advice.