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Issues with new Roamio Pro

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:13
I just hooked up my new Roamio Pro, upgrading from Premiere Elite. I moved my cablecard over and hooked up tuning adapter. Called Cox(Baton Rouge, LA) and paired card. Was successful per cox guy, and TA was linked and working. However some channels will cause the cable card pairing screen to appear. Then when I hit "clear" that channel is blank and gives a V58 error. Other HD channels work, but the cablecard pairing screen will randomly pop up requiring me to hit "clear". That channel will then keep working.

I don't know whether these are only SDV channels because I can't find a list of SDV channels in Baton Rouge. Called Cox again and guy on phone did not seem to know a lot. He wound up just saying the signal looked weak and he would send out a service call next week. I foresee a technician fumbling around for a few hours and accomplishing nothing so I wanted to check with y'all first.

The Premiere Elite (and 2 previous TiVos) all worked fine with this same TA and Motorola cablecard.

Any ideas?


Pairing a Roamio with a cable card from a Premiere

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:11
Thinking of upgrading from my Premiere to a Roamio. Will the multi stream cable card I've been using auto pair with the new box, or will I have to go through my cable company (TWC) to re-pair everything? I have found the pairing process through Time Warner, a nightmare. Thanks

Sport In America: Our Defining Stories - On HBO

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 09:39
Just a shout out for a TV Movie Documentary I really enjoyed. Sports is a big part of my life, and a big part of what brings our family together. I thought this talked a lot about the moments and emotions that sports brings to us as a community.

Highly recommend.

Blocking IR signal to 1 device when 2 Tivos side by side

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 00:23
I have my S3 and Roamio side by side so that I can have them both connected to my router in order to enable the quickest transfer of recordings. The problem is using the Tivo remote on the Roamio also controls the S3, and I unwittingly deleted entire groups of shows on the S3 (luckily I was able to recover).

Is there anyway of blocking the remote control signal to the Series3 yet still allow it to register on the network for the transfers to continue?

I'm considering either wrapping it in foil or taking it off my shelving unit and placing it at a 45 degree angle, if the cord length allows.

Is TVLand airing uncut episodes?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 23:47
I gave up on TVLAND years ago because they hacked and time pressed episodes really badly. Recently while looking at the on screen guide, I noticed sometimes hour long episodes from the 60s & 70s are running about 1:15.

Because I do not watch TVLAND anymore, I have no idea why the episodes would be that long other than being uncut and\or more commercials.

Pixelation & dropped recordings becoming too frequent

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 20:32
We had the experience from heck getting our Roamio installed and working correctly through Cox Cable here in Omaha. It took 1.5 months but finally Cox got their tuning adaptors upgraded to accommodate the 6 tuners and I thought all was finally well. Unfortunately over the past month we've had more and more problems with pixelation. When it hits, it hits every channel and every tuner. It can go on for just a few minutes to a few hours. If it is bad enough and Tivo is trying to record it will just drop the recording all together. If it gets really bad we'll lose TV signals altogether. It is now happening where I am losing 2-3 recordings per week and I am getting aggravated all over again! :mad:

I've tried searching here in the forums but I'm not finding others posting about similar issues. I'm trying to decide if this would be a Tivo issue or if it would be possibly a cable card and/or tuning adaptor issue with Cox? Where should I begin to try and figure out the problem? What exactly causes pixelation?

Right now I'm looking at the the stupid V52 message floating around my screen after more pixelation and a lost recording and ready to throw the darn thing out the window. Any help is appreciated!

ETA: Rebooting doesn't help!

How many MoCA's do I need if...

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:27
I am going to get a Roamio with the built in MoCA. I want to get a Mini for the kitchen TV, which will need a MoCA, but does my router need a MoCA too if the Roamio has one built in?

TiVo Roamio and Xfinity X1

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:53
This may sound like a dumb question but let me explain the situation. I currently have a large X1 install with 3 DVR's and 8 terminals. I am so tired of X1's bugs and bought a TiVo Roamio Pro and 2 TiVo mini's. The Pro is hooked up and works great, however I need to install the minis and eventually replace all the xfinity equipment with TiVo Pro's and Minis. My question is during this transition can both function on moca without causing an issue and brining the other down?

Hope this makes sense

Youtube Unavailable?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:44
Activated my Roamio yesterday, and everything works fine except YouTube. Whenever I try to use it I get error code v301 with the URL http://www.tivo.com/support/v301 which leads to nothing. It's not my internet connection, because Huku and Netflix work just fine.

Captions on mute

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:40
Does the Roamio have closed captions on mute? I have captions turned off, but they show up whenever I mute the tv. I've looked through the tv's menu and can't find any setting like that.

Will disconnecting coax delay/prevent my activation?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:34
I just activated my new Roamio today, but the activation hasn't gone through as I'm unable to see my Series3 recordings on the Now Playing list (getting some network error message). I'm in this weird limbo state right now where I can't transfer my recordings or Season Passes, can't watch HBO (since the CC is not paired to the new Roamio, and probably will need to be repaired if I move it back) or do much else.

I moved one of the requisite two CableCARDs from my S3 OLED to the Roamio in order to set it up, but I want to move it back so I can watch some stuff from my old DVR as well as make sure my scheduled recordings for tonight are still recorded.

Will removing the CC and coaxial cable from the Roamio halt or delay the activation of the unit?

Amazon Vod Unwatchable

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:55
I rented Man of Steel HD but couldn't watch it. For those of you who can remember VHS tapes with copy protection, if you tried copying one of those tapes, the vertical stabilizer circuit would go crazy. You could hear the movie but it was impossible to watch. The picture was jittery and wavy. Well that's how it was trying to watch Man of Steel. I contacted Amazon and they sent me another download of the movie. Same results. I have the Amazon VOD channel on my ROKU and tried watching the movie. The movie was just fine.

Has anyone else experienced this problem. It's the first time this has occurred.



Cox Tuning Adapters

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:54
We just finally got moved to SDV here, and I was sent 2 tuning adapters for our Premiere and Series 3. I hooked up the Premiere, and i get a screen telling me that the TA doesn't support 4 tuners. Do I need something different from Cox or am I just hosed? i tried calling last night but gave up after 45 minutes on hold.

i assume i won't have any issue on the Series 3 since it only has 2 tuners?

American Horror Story: Coven S03E08 "The Sacred Taking"

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:00
I like Fiona more as the show continues, but am having trouble following the storylines. I don't find this season as compelling as the first season. :(

The box delivered to Fiona's stoop was easily anticipated to be someone's head, but the final scene made me laugh out loud! Recalling it now makes me laugh as I write this. LOL!

The Ajax enema scene was weird as I had forgotten who that mother & son were in relation to the story. It reminded me of the inappropriate relationship between Frankenstein boy and his mommy.

Myrtle's response about buying her wigs in bulk from North Korea was funny.

I think this season would be more understandable if watched marathon-style over one weekend.

Premiere missing channels

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 14:54
This seems to be a common problem but here's my issue.
My Premiere 4 is missing certain channels it displays a V52 error on - 702 (Fox), 705 (CBS) in particular. All other channels work fine. These channels work fine on my Tivo HD.
Had comcast out twice to redo the entrance cable and test as the Tivo was reporting very high RS Corrected/uncorrected numbers.

The problem seems to be intermittent. My cable strength is good, the wiring is good, and the HD has been rock solid. The Premiere however seems to have issues like many others have been reporting.

I've contacted support multiple times and am waiting for their latest response.
I'm about ready to cancel service and maybe try dropping cable altogether.
I would upgrade to a Roamio but from looking at that forum, the new product is having its own issues.

Operating w/o coax and only 1 CableCARD

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 14:18
I just bought a Roamio Plus and upgraded the HD to 3TB to replace my S3 OLED. The Series3 was the only Tivo in my house up until now, so I only have 2 CableCARDS to operate it.

Can the S3 still be operational with just one CC? Right now it's not functioning because I also removed the coax to plug into the Roamio. I have the units side by side so that they're both within reach of my router.

I was hoping to transfer shows from the S3 over to the Roamio on the wired ethernet connection, but perhaps this is not possible if the S3 does not have (1) the coax connection and (2) a second CC?

Do I need to temporarily obtain a third CC to do this? My other option is to move the Roamio upstairs where another TV/coax connection is available. However, this would significantly impact the transfer speeds as this unit would no longer be on a wired connection--unless I found a 200ft ethernet cable.

I'm sure someone else must have been in a similar situation. Kindly advise me on the best approach to proceed with transferring my S3 recordings to the Roamio based on my setup.

SNL 11/23/13 - Josh Hutcherson

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:15
Surprised there wasn't a thread for this.

Even though the host really didn't bring much to the table, I thought this episode was pretty good.

And I really enjoyed Haim. I'd previously downloaded some of their stuff, so I already knew I liked them. But I enjoyed seeing them play live even more. I just wish I could understand a single lyric of The Wire other than the words "down to the wire". :)

Oh, and every time their bass player sneered, it made me wonder if Melanie Hutsell had rejoined the cast of SNL. ;)

Does Stream with with Pytivo?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:15
By that I mean can I stream the videos that show up in the "My Videos" folder on my Tivo (courtesy of pytivo)?

I have two Premiere XL4s and am thinking of getting a Stream. Just want to make sure I understand what it can do.

A follow-up question: would the stream allow me to stream shows recorded on either of my Premieres? I assume so, but haven't seen anything confirming that.

The Big Bang Theory [12/05/2013] - "The Discovery Dissipation"

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:11
First episode where anyone has made fun of Barry's speech impediment. I was so used to it being ignored that I was a little shocked when Sheldon mocked him.


Raj: I'm being a good houseguest.
Howard: No, you're being a better husband than I am.

Bernadette: Yeah, we were totally fine half-assing our marriage till you showed up.


any promo code for Mini lifetime activation?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:55
I just activated the Roamio using the PLSR and brought the price down to $399. But same code does not work for the Mini. Any other codes I can use??? Or $150 is as good as it gets? Thanks!