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Tivo can't find published music

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:26
I have 3 computers running Tivo Desktop (one with Plus) and 2 Tivo Premieres and a Mini. I have a lot of music on two of the PCs published. Sometimes the Tivos see the published music and photos on all 3 computers, sometimes only photos, sometimes it sees one or two computers but not all three.

The most frequent issue is that the photos show up (even though there aren't any photos published) music doesn't, and that's what a really want to access.

Are there any magic methods to getting Tivo to re-establish connection to the published music short of rebooting every box one-at-a-time until the music shows up?

P.S. - Tivo Desktop has no problems seeing the Tivo boxes and transferring programs back and forth.

Roamio iOS Stream issue

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:24
I have an issue with the iOS app on multiple devices in my house.

I had to replace my Roamio Pro last month and now I have two entries in the app, one for the old TSN and one for new TSN. I have called TiVo and they tell me there is no way to get rid of the orphan entry and I find that hard to believe.

I tried to remove the app, reboot the device, and reinstall but old box still appears.

I am wondering if anyone here has seen this behavior in the iOS app and know how to remove boxes that are no longer active or on my account.

If I login with MAK I only see my active boxes but if I use my tivo.com account which is needed for OOH I see the old box as well.


The Sing-Off

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:21
Anyone watching? In general I skip the singing shows (I quit American Idol after 2 seasons, and I've only watched a handful of eps of The Voice, although I like that much better), but I have a soft spot for a cappella music and for show choirs, so I enjoy The Sing-Off. I like that the judges (Ben Folds, Jewel, and Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men) are complete music nerds - sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about :) - but they are very helpful with their constructive criticisms.

One thing I've noticed so far this season (first ep was Monday night, next one is tonight) is that in this first season after Pitch Perfect came out, there is a lot of bad aca-punning going on, but I generally enjoy that as well, since it fits right in with the loud outfits.


Where is best place to sell my Premiere w/ Lifetime?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:21
i just got the Roamio... but my premiere has lifetime on it and i have the slide remote (full keyboard).

any idea best place to sell it? I wish i could transfer my lifetime to the roamio but obviously that's not an option.

Valid way to repair a Tivo Premiere

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:55
Tivo Tech guys..

I have three Tivo Premieres 746320, two with lifetime, one with subscription. I'm very much a tech guy, so no worries on that end.

One of the three Tivo went out. Unfortunately one of the lifetime units. I believe the 320G disk drive went out so the unit is stuck on the Welcome screen with a green LED when powered up. (I assume it cannot load its program from the disk drive.) Tivo wants $349 to exchange so that's not going to work. Before the failure the three units were at similar sofware version numbers.

So....Assuming the HDD is bad, how can I go about replacing/repairing it? I have lots of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB Seagate SATA disks laying around.

Can I use one of the other Premieres to clone an existing HDD from a good Tivo using jmfs then install it onto the failed Tivo?
Will this even work?
Do I need to run Clear and Delete?
Do I need to run any Kickstarts?
Is there any place to download (for free) a image without messing with the other Tivos?

Largest eSATA Expansion Drive Supported

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:15
Hello -

Quick / easy question (hopefully)...

What is the largest capacity drive you can install in an eSATA enclosure, attach to a Roamio Pro and have it auto-configure?

I know the 1TB WD DVR Expander is the largest "official" drive that TiVo supports but was wondering if there was an opportunity to go the unsupported route with a 2TB or 3TB expansion drive for extra capacity and still have the auto-configure feature work?

Not looking to get into a hacking/WinMFS/manual "marrying" type of situation like was prevalent on earlier models.


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.