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Streaming to PC/Mac

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 13:24
Will the Series 5 eventually be able to stream live and recorded TV to PCs and Macs? This feature would come in really handy for me.

Starting with a bare 2tb drive

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 13:05
I have a series 3 with what I believe is a bad drive so I cant back it up. I also have a Hatachi(p/n 0F10311) 2tb SATA 3 drive as a donor.

What I need is some direction in locating instructions for imaging the drive with the appropriate software to get back up and running. Most things I have read thus far are dated and talk about the lack of info on TB drives as well as the need to have a backup to begin with. Can someone point me to a relevant thread where I can find an image as well as instructions for tools to get the job done.

Thank you in advance.

Pip ?

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 12:22
Any way to do picture in picture with a Roamio Pro ?
Is there a switch or an adapter you could buy where this can be rigged up ?

so tired of the black screens

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 11:40
i just moved and had to get TWC.. Ive had nothing but trouble with my switched signal. Sports pass works when it wants(black channels), channels constantly dropping(regular cable). Three Techs have come out, all stating they have never worked with mcards. call TWC and the cable card tech on the phone says they cant do anything for the signal the tech at the house has to fix it. Its a revolving door nightmare of stupidity.
I have a tivo premire xl4 and Cisco TA
I come back from watching tivo and have black screens. I have to unplug the TA and reset it to just watch tv again.

I finally got the redzone channel working at 10am this morning, Im afraid to change the channel and lose it

does anyone have any other ideas?

Can't connect at hotel

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 03:31
I am trying to get my tivo to connect using the wifi at the hotel I am at and it wont work. My laptop and my iphone work just fine on their wifi. I am able to program it to the wifi it offers here but when i hit the "connect to service now" it keeps giving me an error. I think its because there is a "connect page" i have to hit the agree button on. I tried connecting my laptop to the tivo and still got the same error message. It says "failed while negotiation". If I use my laptop do I need a router between the laptop and tivo or can I connected them both together and share the laptop internet?
any advice?

I have a TiVo Premiere with a TiVo AG0100 Wireless Adapter and my laptop is using windows 8


Also I dont want to talk about my personal life so please do not mention slingbox

List of favorites...

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 22:06
Is there a way to add a list of favorite channels to the tivo roamio? This is one of the few features I liked about the directv dvr. The comcast x-1(worst dvr ever made) had a last 7 channels watched option. Thanks for your help

Tivo Romaio flashing picture

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 21:52
I just purchased my Tivo Roamio plus and am having several issues.

The current one is renting a movie from Amazon and when I go to watch the movie the screen flashes about every 5 seconds. I will get the picture for a few seconds, sometimes sounds, sometimes not, and then it go blank. This process repeats without end.

The movie is currently downloading - but according to the progress bar it is over 1/2 way through the download so this should NOT be the case of where playing the movie over-runs the download.

Additionally - if i go back to Tivo so that the movie is in the window off to the side - the entire Tivo menu flashes in the same way.

My Amp indicates that the HDMI signal is dropping out as the icon for indicating HDMI flashes on and off with the screen.

The Tivo screens won't be normal until I stop playing the movie in the background.

Anyone else have issues with this?

Tivo roamio time Warner nyc tuning adapter

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 21:20
I just changed from a premiere to a roamio base model. When I called time Warner to pair my Cable card we had issues seeing EMM I have i believe it was. I was then told to unhook my tuning adapter. The lady told me someone else had similar issue with a roamio. Without the tuning adapter everything is going now fine. We tested several switched video channels and all works. I I found it strange and so did the cable card support rep. But this is now two cases of this she said. I figured I'd share and get the tivo community input.

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About of boxes/cost

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 21:12
Ok So I have 3 Premieres and a Stream now.

I am moving into a new house in 3 weeks and I am all about jumping to Direct TV. Mostly because i dont like my cable company. I do like my Tivo's but i need a lot of boxes and I think sticking with Tivo is Cost prohibitive.

With Direct TV

I Plan to get a
Genie(Living Room)
HD DVR(Master bed)
genie client(Kids Room)
genie client(Kids Room)
Regular HD Box(kids room)
regular hd box(office)

Total Tuner count is 9 with 7 that record

I would like to shift to a Roamio and some minis. But debating how to do it.

Total Monthly cost with Direct would be 80 for the first year and 123 after.

My current cable bill is 100 including the Monthly Tivo fee's.

I think I would need a Roamio, Roamio Plus and 4 mini's to match what i want with Direct TV

Biggest Plus Direct TV has is the unified playlist among the DVR's..

Thoughts?

Hardware clone, then software "expand"?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 20:37
I own a hardware hard drive SATA cloner.

My plan is to upgrade from a failing 1TB to a new 2TB disk.

If I want to use my hardware cloner to clone from 1TB to 2TB, it will keep the partions exactly the same... So I'll have 1TB used and 1TB "unused."

My theory is that using a Windows partition "expand" tool I'll get the extra 1TB to be seen.

Thoughts?

Or should I just not bother and use JMFS for it?

Thanks in advance.

Roamio Searches with Live

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 18:32
This Roamio search sure seems cumbersome over the series III. Two big irritations come up right away:
1. Even if I uncheck a channel (foreign) in the settings it still comes up in the program searches...unbearable.
2. Is there any way to get rid of the live stuff showing in the searches?
I search for stuff to record later not for shows that are running. After some digging I managed to figure out some of the old sort items but I can't find a way for it to not show live stuff.

Roamio Not Showing "Transfer This Program" Option

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 17:29
I have a Series 3 and Roamio on the same Network. I am trying to get programs from the Series 3 to the Roamio. I can see the programs I want to transfer when I am in the Roamio but there is no transfer option...i can play them without a problem but can't transfer..any thoughts?

Popping, static noise when playback resumes. Premiere only.

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 17:23
I have two TiVo HD units and one Premiere. The Premiere now has a little pop and some static after playback resumes from fast forward, rewind or pause. Anyone else have this? The two HD units do not do this and are connected through the receiver the same way as the Premiere. I use the Premiere very little as I just got it to look at the on demand stuff and it sooooooo sloooooow, the on demand and the menus.

It seems this popping is new. I don't think it was there when I first got it.

Test

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 17:07
Test.

Roamio Web Interface changes / broken functionality?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 16:55
I'm looking at the TTG XML interfaces on the new Roamio's and several things don't seem to be working right --

This is even using their web interface in a browser.

1) The channel logos don't show up. I get a not available. When I go to the URL manually, I get an error saying "Resource Not Found"
2) When going to nowplaying/TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2FNowPlaying, I get the folders view. The TiVo Suggestions folder shows "130 items". When I go to the folder URL itself (/nowplaying/TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2FNowPlaying%2 F0), it says 0 items.

I see the same results trying to get the XML back - no items returned there.

Anyone else seeing this behavior? Anyone figure out how to get the icons and suggestions XML?

Initial setup experience and issues

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 14:53
Initial setup went fine, although I was unable to get MoCa working over my cable connection. Ethernet works fine and I happen to have Ethernet everywhere I have cable outlets in my home, although I would prefer MoCa to save network ports and avoid interruptions if my switch or router is acting up.

(UPDATE: Found out that MoCa wasn't enabled on the Premiere XL4, once I changed that it worked great on first try!)

I didn't have a problem getting everything working once activated and connecting both to update their account information.

-I have noticed that it hangs when trying to open the App for web videos hotlist and I have to power cycle to recover.

-I also notice that I am unable to play shows on other TiVo Premieres in my house. I have two Premieres and when I try to play from them it goes into a loop of folder after folder with alternating names.

-OnDemand isn't working, it shows up and I can browse, but choosing to watch anything fails with errors. My main unit is working fine with OnDemand, hoping that this is temporary. I may call Comcast and have them hit the cablecard with the authorization because I know before this was a problem.

(UPDATE: Found out that OnDemand won't work without assigning a tuner form the main TiVo. This is a very poor implementation, since the TiVo should be coded intelligently to notify the user that OnDemand is unavailable due to a tuner not being assigned. This won't be as much of an issue once dynamic tuner allocation is enabled, but until then I don't want to block a tuner for rare occurrences.)

-Lastly, it is unfortunate that it does not support playing videos using TiVo Desktop or others like pytivo. I am aware there is some streaming support, although it is not very good. I am hoping TiVo releases an app in the future to support DLNA or some other method of watching videos on the mini from a computer, since that is something I do often.

Otherwise, it works fine and is about the same performance of my Premiere, maybe slightly faster, but not as much as I was hoping. It is nice not worrying about a cable card and hard drive that can fail.

I really hope that they continue to improve the experience and allow more options as others have mentioned such as longer timeout than 90 minutes and future support of dynamic tuning from the Premiere line.

Out of Stock

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 13:45
It seems TiVo is out of stock of the Minis:

https://tivo.com/shop/mini

I wonder if they are going to do a minor hardware refresh? Otherwise, I don't see why they would be out of stock.

Is Plus really worth double the price of basic?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 13:28
I'm debating between the basic and the plus. Hard to justify double the price. I currently have a 6-year old TiVo HD (2 tuners). So moving to the basic will be a big upgrade for me. I can't imagine needing 6 tuners and figure I'll do fine with the storage capacity since it's a lot more than what I'm used to. I also don't really care about the streaming. However... I don't want to have buyer's remorse and wish I had upgraded. Is there something I'm missing regarding a compelling reason to go with the Plus vs the basic?

ALSO... unrelated question--Roamio does support Cox VOD, correct? Thanks!

Logitech Harmony setup for Roamio?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 10:33
The Logitech Harmony One software is missing some basic, long-time features in the Roamio database: Replay and Advance. Has anyone got their Harmony One setup completely with the new Tivos? I'm not sure if I should go back to my TivoHD setup and add new features? Or use the Roamio configuration and add in the missing features?

Swap HDs for Premieres?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 10:25
I have 3 Series 3 HDs (all with lifetime), 2 of which are eligible to be "swapped" for refurbed Premieres for $49 each. This cost includes the transfer of the lifetime service, as well as exchange shipping -- so, $49 all in for each unit.

My question is: should I consider this offer? While being older models, the HDs are functioning well, and something makes me think their build quality might be better than that of the Premieres? I'm aware of the larger storage capacity of the Premieres, but for the most part this is not an issue based upon their usage.

All units have Comcast cablecards installed; I'm not interested in using their On-Demand feature.

I'd appreciate the sage advice of anyone who'd care to contribute an opinion!

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