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2014 Tournamnt of Roses Prade

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 10:22
I set my DVR up to record the NBC coverage, good thing I caught the beginning, it is being broadcast in SD. Seriously? And wasn't Al Roker just on the Today Show in NY? How did they get him out to Pasadena so quickly, that would have to be like 3 hours door to door wouldn't it? I switched my recording over to the ABC broadcast.

Preview window control in Grid Guide Mode

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 10:04
The preview window that shows in the "grid guide" view, is distracting. The 8 rows of channel listings are harder to read because they've been compressed to accommodate the preview window. Preview windows should always be "an option" during the time you're trying to read text, because they usually end up looking like distracting strobe lights as the images change so quickly. So distracting that I find I am always hitting the pause button after going into the channel guide. I suppose I could set up a macro on my new universal remote to cause the pause to happen, but -- does anyone know of a code to turn off that preview window?
Shouldn't it be an option for those of us who are distracted by it?

OTA V53 issue & temp Solution

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 09:37
I am posting this for general info and also posting it in the Roamio forum as it affects Roamios the same way.

General Info: I currently have one antenna feed split through a 4 way splitter to my Roamio, Premiere, TiVo HD, & HDHomeRun. This morning I found I was getting the V53 error message for Channel 31.1 (Fox Rochester NY). I rebooted the unit and also did another channel scan and found something fairly interesting 31.1 actually broadcasts on frequency 28 and the scan found a channel on 28.3 that is actually 31.1 So of course I had to see what was going on with all my devices and this is what I have found:
  1. Roamio gets V53 error message and can not tune anything on 31.1 however no issue recieving 31.1 on 28.3 (of course no guide data)
  2. Premiere also gets V53 error message in HDUI & SDUI and can also tune 31.1 on 28.3
  3. TiVo HD works fine, tunes 31.1 on 31.1 and gets nothing when I manual tune to 28.3
  4. HDHomeRun via Media center can not tune 31.1, scan did not find anything on 28.3 and I have not found a way to manually try tuning 28.3
  5. HDHomeRun via HDHomeRun Quick TV software works fine, tunes 31.1 on 31.1 without any issues.
Not sure what to assume from the above, but I am guessing Fox 31 is at least partially at fault (note channel just change ownership). So if people are getting V53 errors from OTA channels they should see if they can get the channel on the actually frequency it is broadcast on. Not sure how to get this fixed permanently, will just wait a few days and see what happens.

On a different note for those interesting in how well the tuners in my different devices compare, today I was getting great reception over all and found more channels when I did rescans and walked through all my channels on each device. Again the Roamio was the best with the TiVo HD coming in a close second, what was surprising is that the Premiere was closer to the Roamio & Tivo HD than normal and the HDHomeRun was actually worse than the Premiere (normally they are the same).

OTA V53 issue & temp Solution

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 09:33
I am posting this for general info and also posting it in the Premiere forum as it affects Premieres the same way.

General Info: I currently have one antenna feed split through a 4 way splitter to my Roamio, Premiere, TiVo HD, & HDHomeRun. This morning I found I was getting the V53 error message for Channel 31.1 (Fox Rochester NY). I rebooted the unit and also did another channel scan and found something fairly interesting 31.1 actually broadcasts on frequency 28 and the scan found a channel on 28.3 that is actually 31.1 So of course I had to see what was going on with all my devices and this is what I have found:
  1. Roamio gets V53 error message and can not tune anything on 31.1 however no issue recieving 31.1 on 28.3 (of course no guide data)
  2. Premiere also gets V53 error message in HDUI & SDUI and can also tune 31.1 on 28.3
  3. TiVo HD works fine, tunes 31.1 on 31.1 and gets nothing when I manual tune to 28.3
  4. HDHomeRun via Media center can not tune 31.1, scan did not find anything on 28.3 and I have not found a way to manually try tuning 28.3
  5. HDHomeRun via HDHomeRun Quick TV software works fine, tunes 31.1 on 31.1 without any issues.
Not sure what to assume from the above, but I am guessing Fox 31 is at least partially at fault (note channel just change ownership). So if people are getting V53 errors from OTA channels they should see if they can get the channel on the actually frequency it is broadcast on. Not sure how to get this fixed permanently, will just wait a few days and see what happens.

On a different note for those interesting in how well the tuners in my different devices compare, today I was getting great reception over all and found more channels when I did rescans and walked through all my channels on each device. Again the Roamio was the best with the TiVo HD coming in a close second, what was surprising is that the Premiere was closer to the Roamio & Tivo HD than normal and the HDHomeRun was actually worse than the Premiere (normally they are the same).

Sortable columns for the online 'todo' list

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:55
I'd like to be able to sort the todo list by day of week recordings. That would let me know, at a glance, how many shows I have on a given day of week.

OTA on Roamio

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:16
I currently have two 2 tuner premieres I use to record OTA. I have a decent setup with a rooftop antenna and preamp that seems to work pretty well. I also have a roku for streaming prime, netflix, hulu plus etc. My question is is there a reason to upgrade to a roamio? Only the basic does OTA from what I have read. It seems I would just gain another two tuners and some speed with the UI and apps? Not sure I care about the apps as like I said I have a roku 3 which works really well. Can anyone whose gone from a premiere to a Roamio for OTA chime in on why they did it what their experience is?
Thanks and Happy New Year!

Lost component video

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:03
A few days ago, I lost component video output. Was there a software release that might have messed this up (Software version 20.3.7.1a-01-2-758)? Any suggestions for debugging the issue?

Thanks

Slider Remote for Roamio - Bluetooth?

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 07:28
Does the current slider remote for the Roamio have Bluetooth? If it does have such functionality, it is not mentioned on the TiVo website.

Happy New Year!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:24
The new Netflix app (with profiles!) and the opera app store just showed up. :D

200 shows from my previous Tivo HD HDD stored on my PC

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:52
I have 200 shows from my previous Tivo HD HDD stored on my PC in my Tivo Desktop.

I want to copy them to a new 500gb HDD I just installed in my Tivo HD.

Do I have to select each show and send it to my "To Do List" to transfer or is there an easier way to do it?

:confused:

Basic TiVo Service video failures

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:36
My decade-old Toshiba Series 2/DVD player with free TiVo Basic service has a progressing problem. Video got dark, red-shifted, and wobbly/fuzzy in recent months, and in the past month it began intermittently going to black for a few seconds when playing back a TiVo recording or watching live TV (though sound is unaffected). This week my device reports no Cable TV input; except during "blinks" menus work but are now superimposed on a black screen. Built-in troubleshooting didn't resolve anything. I can now only play back old recordings (with poor video as I was getting from watching live TV until that went black this week).

Scanning this forum for ideas, I rebooted the Toshiba and converter boxes, without effect. All cables are securely connected. I connected my Comcast HD coax cable service and SD converter box directly to the TV RF input and got a bright, steady, properly-colored, blink-free picture, so the problem seems to be the TiVo unit itself.

Issue 1: Any other fix ideas for this beloved relic?

Issue 2: If it's dead, my non-monthly fee replacement options seem limited (Full TiVo would have cost me $1000+ over the past 10 years, during which time Tivo Basic service has been peachy), but watching commercials again is a drag. Reviews for new stand-alone DVRs aren't good, leading me to seek out used device with TiVo Basic service attractive. Two questions:
  • Would any used Toshiba SD-H400 offer me TiVo Basic? Some I find on eBay say they do, some say not, though tivopedia says they all came with TiVo Basic Service.
  • Same questions about the Pioneer DVR-810H-S, as well as any general guidance about this machine?
Grateful for your thoughts...

New Roamio on the way! Can I transfer existing Premiere recordings to new Roamio?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:23
Like the title says, I've got a new Roamio Plus on the way. The Roamio will be replacing an existing Premiere that has a number of shows that I'd like to transfer to the Roamio when it arrives. Can I do that? If so, how?

Desktop Plus to iPad Problem

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:34
Hello all,

I have searched for this problem but I can't find a thread. I have Desktop Plus. I used to download shows to my PC, then right click a show and select convert for iPhone. As long as I checked "delete file when complete," the transfer to my iPhone was flawless.

I have since purchased an iPad Mini. The shows I downloaded for my iPhone transferred to my iPad no problem. But anything I have tried to download and convert for iPad isn't showing up on the iPad. They appear in the iTunes "TV Shows" section on my PC but they don't seem to make it over to my iPad no matter what I do. I have made sure that the sync settings "Sync TV Shows" and "Include all episodes" are checked.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

MGMHD on FiOS. Nothing xfers past 300MB

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:41
I didn't notice this problem on my S3 or Elite. I've tried to transfer multiple recordings, and rerecorded many programs to try and get good copies. The result is always the same: The transfer starts slow, remains slow, then dies at around 300MB. Anyone else served out of of Burlington, MA notice the same?

I'm using curl with tivodecode.

SoapNET canceled

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:55
ABC/Disney has pulled the plug on SoapNET, it was scheduled to go off the air at 12am Dec 31st. For whatever the reason, BHN pulled the network in the last hour and wiped it from boxes and cablecards. Your TiVo should be announcing soon this channel has been deleted.

RIP Soap Network

Why do you have DriectTV?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:16
My brother and I are looking into changing from Cox to DriectTV. Yes, this will mean I will lose the use of my TiVo. My brother has friends who use DriectTV and he states the picture quality is so much better than what Cox provides. Is this true and can anyone verify this?

If we do change, how good/bad is the Genie box/UI? (I know it NOT a TiVo)

How is DriectTV VOD service? My brother was playing with it at his friends house and it seem offer more stuff than Netflix. Is this true?

What bundle package do any of you use? Because I am in a wheelchair I want the movie channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.)

Is DriectTV really cheaper then Cox? We will need to keep the Cox internet service, so can I keep the MoCa hook up? Now I have it hook-up to the TiVo and the Playstation3.

Any info regarding DriectTV will be welcome. What should/can we negotiate for?

FIOS MOCA networking

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:14
I have a Roamio plus and a Mini connected via coax only to my FIOS cable. They are physically connected to my Verizon 9100em router via a splitter, and everything works great because they connect to the internet and Verizon just fine. I installed kmttg today and while it "discovers" my two Tivo devices, it wont connect to my Roamio Plus. The following error message is displayed:

Exit code: 7
Check YOUR MAK & IP settings

curl: (7) couldn't connect to host

I have verified the MAK is correct by looking at the Roamio and verifying it is the one I use on my Iphone. I have also verified the IP address as well.

The only anomaly I notice is that I cant ping either Tivo devices IP address. I'm not a MOCA expert, so this might be expected, because they are obviously on the network because they are connecting to the Internet and Verizon, and the kmttg app discovers them.

Does anyone have a suggestion for me?

Sam

Check internal temp?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:08
Is there anyway to check the internal temp in the Roamio? I've looked, but haven't seen it.

Another Update?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:47
So I got home from work and I noticed my Tivo pulling a long update, it's holding at 90%. I already have the Opera TV Store and all the existing apps. So what's this about, Guide data does not take this long to my knowledge. When this is done, will reboot and let you know what shows up differently.

Cable card

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 14:52
Hello
I have verizon fios. Can I buy a cable card on eBay and register it with fios? I hate paying 5 bucks a month for those damn things


Thanks
Adam

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