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Help with best setup

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:34
I have just joined the Tivo world the other day! I'm quite pleased thus far.

However, now that I'm 'expanding' (and eliminating cable boxes) I have a question in regards to the best approach.

Right now I have the following:

1 Roamio Plus
3 Mini's

(4 tv's to be hooked up)

I'm worried about tuner capacity if all televisions are being 'watched' live.

Should I invest in another Roamio (basic?) to replace one of the mini's? And, if so, does it have the capability of 'sharing' recordings with the Plus?

What are your suggestions?

Out of Home Streaming Technical Architecture

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:31
Has anyone discovered and/or described the technical architecture behind out of home streaming?

It appears to be firewall friendly and doesn't require opening ports for connectivity to be initiated from the destination device, so I'm wondering if every TiVo and/or Stream now has a constant open connection that allows instantaneous connectivity between an out-of-home device and the TiVo. Perhaps some type of long polling architecture is being used?

Season Pass for the Today Show - Only Want to Record the 1st Showing

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 07:48
The Today Show on NBC is listed as 3 shows: 7am-9am, 9am-10am, and 10am-11am.

I only want to record the first showing (7am-9am). Is there any way in the Season Pass options to do this?

I know in Windows Media Center, you can do this selecting the start time of the show. I could not find any options in the Season Pass Manager.

Fast n Loud - Smokey & the Bandit

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 05:00
Tacky, predictable, over the top, bad acting, produced...and I loved every minute of it. The sheriff was a riot. Burt Reynolds is still awesome.

Wishlist - Multiple Categories?

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 23:23
Is there any way to use multiple categories in a wishlist?

It'd be great if TiVo would add channels, mpaa ratings, o wishlists as well.

Streaming Stops just before end

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 22:29
I've had the same issue since I started streaming with my Roamio Plus, when I stream a recorded show from the Roamio to my iPad, the show stops 1 to 2 minutes before the end of the recording. I know there is more time left if I go check the recording on the TiVo, I can watch the last minute.
Anyone else had this happen?

I'm stuck on Getting Program Info on my Series 2...

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:57
I'm stuck on "Getting Program Info" while setting up my newly inherited Series 2.

It stays on "Preparing" for a long time and then connects, but it times out on "Getting Info".

I already tried a "Kick Start" and now it gets this far, but I'm stuck here.

Betts4 sent me here to see if anyone could help, she already talked about this on HH earlier.

I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone can provide!

Thanks in advance!!!!

Location of record for this site.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:55
I have decided it is time for a official complaint where is the location of record of this site owner?

Tim S.

Update to Netflix??

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:20
TiVo Margret Schmidt (@tivodesign)
12/9/13, 3:04 PM
#TiVo Premiere customers who love #Netflix - today is a good day to get on the list for the next update: tivo.com/priority

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Bonnie and Clyde (2013)

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:42
Anyone watch the mini series? I just heard about it yesterday so I missed the first part. I heard the ratings were good so hoping to hear how some of the members liked it.

I'll find it somehow and watch eventually.


Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:15
I thought it would be awful was surprised the pilot was great next episode very good.

FX and Thor

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 16:23
I just noticed that Thor was going to be on FX tonight at 7:30 est 12/10/13 I been waiting to see this for 2 years and I was wondering why it never showed on HBO, Showtime or Starz.
My DVD player died so I never rented it. Is it as good as they say?

Roamio & TWC Activation Smooth Sailing

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:56
I just thought I would praise TWC, since most of the stories are horror. One call no glitches all 6 tuners activated, everything works perfect.

I called 866-606-5889 and spoke to Patrick.

My first 2 Tivo's required multiple visits.

Kids shows on Roamio-help me convince the wife

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:45
First time poster here. I have Fios and am seriously thinking about getting the Roamio as Fios' DVR is behind the times.

The challenge I'm having is getting the dreaded buy-in from my wife. It's primarily due to the kids' on demand programming. My kids are used to Fios on-demand and she is concerned we won't have the same amount of choices with Tivo (since VOD isn't available with Fios when you have Tivo).

I know I can just record a lot of kid's shows but what about streaming on the Roamio? Admittedly we don't stream much now (primarily due to the fact that I have trouble with a wireless stream from my router to the blu ray player). From a little research I've done it seems Moca will correct my wireless streaming issues as I'll have a wired connection (please correct me if I'm wrong). Assuming that's the case, what is available via the Roamio's apps/channels? I'm not going to pay for more TV so Netflix isn't an option. What kids programming is available for free via Roamio's apps (youtube?)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Almost Human S01E05 "Blood Brothers" 9 Dec 2013

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:47
OK, maybe I don't understand the future justice system, but how is it that at the end, everyone seems certain that the guy will be convicted?

It's been firmly established that he has a bunch of identical-looking clones running around. What use is an eyewitness account? Maybe one of the clones killed the guy.

Mob City S01E01-2 "A Guy Walks into a Bar"/"Reason to Kill a Man" 12/04/13 *spoilers*

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:00

Yeah! That's the ticket.
I love the snappy 1930s dialog.
"You don't look to be in mourning."
"You want me to cry here?"

"Am I in the clear?"


I watched in SD on VoD. It was really tough keeping track of which mug was which.

I gather that the guys who went to meet Hecky were Mickey's guys and one of them hit the guys in the restaurant. (Why?)

They make Mickey Cohen look like a goof. He was very dangerous and ruthless in Gangster Squad.

Who were the two guys in the church? The hit man and the second hit man hiding and watching?

I also lost track of which goon was Joe's the cop's old Marine buddy.

Being that we've seen Neal as a really bad guy before, I was wondering if Chief Boyscout was really corrupt.

I need to watch again in HD.

Amazon downloads stuttering

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:50
I have a Humax S2 Tivo (one with the DVD recorder in it). I don't have cable anymore, so all I've been using it for is Amazon downloads.

The last few I've downloaded have had bad issues with the video stuttering. I have a Roku, so I just ended up watching the shows there, and they streamed fine, but I'm wondering if this could be a problem with the TiVo, or if it is more likely just a problem on Amazon's end?

Transfer service and transfer shows from TivoHD

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:34
Not sure if I'm in the right place for this question, but its regarding my new Roamio, so here goes.

I just picked up a new Roamio to replace my TivoHD. I did an upgrade through Tivo so I can keep my old monthly rate.

My understanding was that I'd be able to transfer my shows direct Tivo to Tivo. They are telling me now that as soon as I activate the new Roamio, the HD is basically a brick and I won't be able to transfer shows from it, watch them from there or even transfer to a PC.

Is that all correct? Is there any way to get these things online at the same time so I can move my recorded shows over?

I can probably fool the old Tivo into staying alive a bit longer by giving it a bad default gateway which may give me time to transfer shows to a PC. But I'd really prefer to avoid trying to do that if I can and would like to just go Tivo to Tivo.

Is there any solution here that I'm missing?


Purchase Own Cablecard?

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:21
I'm on Comcast in Central Mass. and I'm thinking about buying a couple of cablecards...

Those of you who have bought your own, have you had any troubles getting the cable company to pair them for you? Do they give you any grief,or do they insist that you have to use their cards?

Any info would be great...

Website/Mobile App Recording Broken

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:10
I haven't been able to schedule recordings from the website or mobile app since at least mid November 2013. I've placed two support calls to Tivo and they've confirmed that this has been broken since a website redesign some months ago. They also can't provide an ETA for a fix.

It's surprising to me that this wouldn't be a major issue for Tivo but maybe people don't try to record and find programs from the website. Is anyone else encountering this problem or have any insight to what's going on?