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They started The Following early!!!

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 21:21
They dumped The OT entirely and started The Following at about 10:18 PM EST.

So you probably need to set up a recording of the repeat on the 27th.

Suddenlink to Fios

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 19:45
Hello I purchased a tivo off of ebay.
It appears it is a suddenlink model.
The buy claimed to sell them for parts but I intended on using them.
I tried to activate it but it says to contact suddenlink
Does anyone know if they can be used with my FIOS?
Would these be considered stolen? I have not heard of suddenlink.

Is there any way to change the TSN?

Thank you

Fast forward jump back

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 17:12
I know this has been asked before, but I'm going to try one more time.

Is there any way to adjust the The Offset and Delay control for Fast-Forward overshoot correction? (i.e., how far back the program jumps after you finish fast-forwarding) Mine currently jumps back about 15 seconds (too far!) when fast forwarding 3X speed.

I've looked at the instructions at tivo.drosoph.com, but can't make heads or tails out of it. I've had a lot of experience using kickstart codes and programing remotes in multiple TiVo setups, etc., but I don't know what the hell this guy is describing for the "E-E-FastForward" feature. :confused:

Any help would be appreciated.

TiVo Premiere 4

AG0100 compatible with Premier Series 4?

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 17:07
The title says it all. Has anyone had any success making the pair work.?

gbit Ethernet on all Roamios?

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 15:08
I’d read here in a few posts that one of the differences between the basic Roamio and the other two (Plus and Pro) is that the basic unit is not capable of the same Ethernet speeds as the Plus and Pro.

I just spoke to a CSR at TiVo who told me that they all have the exact same speeds, i.e. 1 gbit.

Can someone please give me the correct information? Thank you.

SNL 1/18/14 - Drake

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 14:31
I thought it was a pretty good episode. They made an effort to put the new black female cast member, Sasheer Zamata into virtually every sketch.

Sherlock returns tonight!

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 13:47
It's on PBS as, oddly, "Masterpiece Mystery!" (Downton fans, suppress your chuckle).

Premiere creates duplicate "ghost" recordings

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 13:33
I have a reproducible bug. Here is the scenario:

I have a lifetime TiVo Premiere running 20.3.8-01-2-746.

A recording is set from a season pass to record from 7pm to 8pm.

I go into the to-do list, and modify the recording (not the pass) to record longer -- say until 8:30. Appears to work fine.

Tivo does not modify the original recording. It creates a duplicate one-time recording (one check mark) with no name on the same channel that runs until 8:30. I cannot display the details of this stealth recording from the directory or the to-do list. It makes the "tone up" sound, but never displays.

So I end up with a named recording that did not get modified, and an unnamed recording that did -- the recording process takes up both tuners.

It gets worse. If I attempt to record a second show between 7pm and 8pm, Tivo silently cancels the "ghost" recording without notifying me. It does show as "will not record" or "did not record" on the to-do list. Even better, it says "conflicts with 3 shows"! I only have two tuners -- how can it conflict with three shows?!

So I end up with the original recording from 7pm to 8pm, even though I told it to extend, and I am never told that it didn't until I have lost the content. For a while I thought I was going crazy -- didn't I extend this? (Yes, I did.)

This does not happen when I record a show from scratch and specify a longer run time -- only when I am modifying an already scheduled recording.

Roamio restarted automatically

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 13:06

Being a new TiVo owner I am not sure if this is issue is a "regular" occurrence after the updates are downloaded to my box. I have checked support and this forum but could not find any information on this topic, I may not be searching using the correct keyword(s), if there is a thread that covers this subject, please point it out so that I can read through it.

Anyway, when I turned my TV on this morning, 1/19/2014, I noticed that my TV and my TiVo Roamio restarted several times. Is this a ‘normal’ occurrence or is it an issue I should be concerned about?



Mini connection issues v112 v125 errors

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:32
Setup -

Roamio basic connected to Verizon Fios via ethernet
Mini connected via Coax (also have issues connected via eithernet)

Problem -

Mini loses connection at least once per day, returning a v112 error when I try to watch live TV, and v125 error when I watch recorded shows. The Mini can see a current list of all shows recorded on the Roamio, just not play anything.

Live TV and playback of recorded shows both do not work at the same time, never had one work but not the other.

Mini is connected to the network when problem occurs (verified thru network settings, and forcing connection to Tivo service).

Restarting the Mini always re-establishes the connection, and both LiveTv and recorded programs work fine for another day. Then, back to the v112/v125 errors.

Anyone else having this issue? I've seen suggestions about assigning staticIPs to the Roamio and Mini, but am not sure what numbers to assign, or whether this is the correct solution.

Tivo Series 1 UK – avaliable for free

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:10
If anyone is interested I have a Tivo Series 1 UK, upgraded with a 250 GB Disk and Ethernet module.

I no longer use it and I am willing to send it to the first caller for the price of shipping, or have it collected for free (West London).

If you are interested please reply here

Buy base Roamio + upgrade HD vs buying Pro?

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:26
I have a 2 Premieres now (plus external stream and moca adapters) but have been getting itch to upgrade to Roamio for one of the units (can pass it onto a younger brother).

Was about to buy the Pro when Amazon had it for $433 but just missed out (now it's $530).

Have been now thinking to maybe just buy the base model for $150 and upgrade to a 3 TB hard drive (seems to be approx $130). So 280 vs 530 seems like a no brainer.

Before I move forward I want to make sure that I understand what I am giving up. As far as I can tell, the speed and performance of base model is same as pro, with the cons being:
1. No internal stream. But I have my external stream so no loss in my functionality. Only negative is extra clutter.
2. 2 less tuners. But as I have lifetime on my other premiere not a big deal as I still have 6 tuners in household. Granted if premiere dies then I'd maybe want to replace it with a mini...but even so I don't think 6 tuners for me is crucial.
3. Warranty issue if I replace my drive early. I can always wait the 90 days before putting in new HD.

Anything else I'm missing? I'm most concerned with performance and snappiness of menus and such that people rave about so want yo make sure I'm not sacrificing that with base model roamio.


Purchasing another Tivo

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:25
I have a Tivo premiere two tuner which I enjoy. In the future if I purchase an additional Romeo for a bedroom, and add it to my home network (Ethernet) will I be able to watch TV or recordings that are on my original premiere? Unfortunately I don't think a mini will hook up to my two tuner premiere.

Upgrading from 1TB to 2TB TivoHD

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:17
Been reading on how to upgrade my TivoHD to a 2TB HD and just want to confirm that I can use WinMFS for the entire process or will I have to use JMFS then WinMFS to Supersize. My Tivo is at current software revision. I found these instructions for WinMFS:
Quote: Use WinMFS to mfscopy your current drive, shows, settings, and all, to the 20EURS.

When it finishes, it'll say something about extra space (unless your current drive is also a 2TB), and do you want to expand.

Tell it no.

I don't know why you need to do it that way, but that's the way that seems to work.

After you tell it no, select the new drive, the 20EURS, and click on mfsinfo just to make sure everything looks alright.

The partition map will probably show a large Apple Free partition at the end.

That's okay.

Close mfsinfo, and then click on mfsadd.

You should get the "do you want to use a partition bigger than 1.2TB" warning--tell it yes you do want to.

TV Listings

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 09:11
Does TIVO still get their TV Listings from Zap2it ? Just wondering because we had some channels added on my Comcast system months ago and the Listings (channel descriptions) are not added. The channel is added but not the listings. Just wondering if they are still coming from zap2it or somewhere else.

TiVO Desktop Plus D/L Reliability Issues

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 09:02
Hi. Here’s a real puzzle I’m working. After going thru a major upgrade to my home network I’m seeing something very suspicious results when downloading HD programs using TiVO Desktop Plus, Version 2.3.8 (412370) from my new Roamio Plus over MoCA to my PC running Win 7 Pro 64x. Basically, some channels (Smithsonian, Velocity, Discovery) always fail at some point in the transfer while some channels (typically PBS related) are rock solid. I’m using Verizon FiOS here in the Washington, DC area. Now consider this. My Roamio Plus DVR allows me to download programs (via Steam feature) from my DVR to my iOS mobile devices. Transferring the same programs that failed transfer via TiVO Desktop are successfully transferred using the “Stream” feature. The problem seems to point to an unreliable TiVO Desktop program.

QUESTION: Can anyone explain the unreliability of TiVO Desktop Plus downloads or the dramatic difference in Desktop Plus download reliability performance between non-premium channels?

Here’s some more background on this matter. The TiVO Desktop reliability problem started before my Dec 2013 home network upgrade. Previously, I had a 9 Mbps Ethernet connection between my Series 3 TiVO and my PC using Netgear powerline adapters. Around mid-2013 Desktop transfers between TiVO and my PC would suddenly stop w/o explanation other than the red X on the Desktop transfer status listing. The downloads are very ‘clean’ up to the point of failure. This was a new development. I blamed the drops on the powerline adapters.

This past December I changed my home network to use MoCA by having Verizon remotely enable the MoCA capability in my FiOS ONT box and shifted over to a coax connection to the router. I also upgraded my Verizon router to the Rev I version of the MI424WR router (from a Rev C version) and replaced the Series 3 TiVO with the Roamio Plus DVR. I installed a Netgear MoCA adapter and a new Netgear Ethernet 5-port switch to distribute IP services to my TiVO, TV, DVD Player, and Wii console, all located in my media center which is one floor down from my router & PC. With the MoCA setup my TiVO Desktop Plus download speed went from ~9.3 Mbps to ~97 (yes 97) Mbps as measured using the PC Magazine NetPerSec utility on my PC. With the higher speed (6 Gigs in about 10 minutes) I now use Desktop Plus more often and can test more often. There is no doubt that downloading the HD PBS related channels (and the Weather Channel) is much more reliable than downloading the few other HD channels I’ve tested.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Weather Channel not authorized in Hudson Valley, NY

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 03:57
My Series 4 can't get the Weather Channel when the tuning adapter is hooked up. I get the V58 "not authorized" error. I'm on Time Warner Hudson Valley region.
As soon as I pull the usb, it comes in. Been through several Cisco tuning adapters and cablecards. They've sent several hits. Weather Channel isn't even SDV, so it's baffling. It's the only channel with an issue.
CableCard support blames tivo. Says it's a channel mapping issue. Tivo blames Time Warner.
Time warner insists that tivo fixed this issue with a firmware update, which is not true. One cablecard tech is convinced it's a network issue since it only happens in my region.
I even had a 3-way call with tivo and Time Warner. They ended up arguing with each other and I was stuck in the middle. Nothing's been resolved. Any ideas?

Watch now from search

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 21:06
I used to have this option with my older version of the iPhone TiVo app. Since I upgraded I can't do a search across xfinitiny on demand Hulu etc. I used to be able to search and select get from. Now it doesn't allow me to.

What happened and how do I get it back?? It was so useful.

Even according to app details it says

Tap the Search window (on the iPad) or Search icon (on the iPhone) at the top of the screen, and enter the title of the show or name of the actor you're interested in. A list of matches will appear beneath the search window. Tap the best match to get more information about it. Depending on the show, options include:
Tap "Watch Now" to watch the show on your TV or iPad/iPhone (TiVo Stream or TiVo Roamio Plus/Pro required for iPad/iPhone viewing), or to get the show from another source (like Amazon or Netflix).

Lost a Favorite

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 20:17
I somehow deleted one of my Favorites and cannot find it again. It is a TV related site that was called something like epiguide, not even sure, but I think the name began with epi. It is a very basic site with little graphics and mainly text.

One feature on the site was a list of cancelled TV shows by year. Since I originally found the site while not even looking for it, you would think it would be easy to locate, but it has been a week now and I can't find it.

Rarely, but every now and then when I used the link, I would get a message that I was not authorized to view the site but by just navigating away from the page and using the link again, I got access.

I am hoping someone will recognize the site I am talking about by the paragraph above.

Flowers in the Attic

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 18:23
The new movie based on the book airs tonight at 7:00 CST.

Looking forward to it, read the books when I was 13.