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The Shield or The Wire?

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 09:55
I've never seen a single episode of either series. I don't have time to watch them both right now. Which one should I choose?

Brooklyn Nine Nine OAD 2013-SEP-17 Pilot

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 08:51
I found this one to be pretty fun and funny. Andre Brougher solid as always. They did good on the pilot, let's see how they go from here.

I guess I'm still amused by the silly adolescent humor combined with competence. Good formula I guess for my amusement.

(Also watched Dads but it was so terribad not gonna start a thread on it).

Explain this bug

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 06:16
I have a Roamio set to use only 4 tuners due to the Cisco Cable Card firmware version not being current. Although originally Romaio recorded on all 6 tuners but when TiVo explained without the cable card firmware update the recordings could be random on the two extra tuners I disabled 2 tuners.

I have had issues with random tuners out of the 4 tuners not receiving signal. This is the same issue I have on my Premier XL4.

Last night I set the Roamio to record Dads, Brooklyn Nine and New Girl. All programs were on Fox and in order. Dads was a full recording. Brooklyn Nine was not recorded due to no signal, TiVo history gave me that information. New Girl was a full recording.

Very hard to believe this is a cable card problem or a cable company problem.

Channel Order?

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 02:06
Is there a way to setup a favorite channels list and control the order? My cable co.'s channel orders make no sense and I would like to group sports, movies, etc together. Is this possible?

Sons of Anarchy - "One One Six" - 9/17/13

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 01:55
omg KEV! and DEWEY! :eek: hahaha

One great thing about this show, it sure keeps a lot of (usually great) actors working.
Let's see we've got the long standing The Shield/Deadwood ties. Now Shameless, Southland, and for a brief moment The Mentalist. (adore Samaire Armstrong so much and hate to see her go so fast :() I'm sure I've missed some others.

Never been a big Jimmy Smits fan pre SOA, but he is killing it in his role as Nero. I can't imagine anyone else playing that role, and that in and of itself should be testimony to just how good he is.

Donal Logue is one of the best, most underrated, actors ever. He kills it in everything he does, from farcical to high drama.

A bit surprised and glad the Arcadio/Darvany drama was ended so quickly. But a bit sad that Samaire Armstrong was only with us so briefly too.

Did we see that maybe Torric's "problem" may be more than just drug abuse? Does the drug use/abuse maybe stem from an actual ailment?

tivo roamio or another preimer

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:49
I need some opinions. I have a DTV dvr and direct tv.

I also have a tivo premier with lifetime guide and extended warranty.
I also have another tivo HD now unauthorized. I only record OTA with the tivos, but now I need at least 1 more tuner for OTA.
My options are:
Reauthorize the tivo HD and pay $13 per month
Reauthorize the tivo HD and buy lifetime for $400 total.
Buy a Roamio for $200 and lifetime for $399 = $600 total
Sell the Premier w/lifetime for approx $250 - $600 = $400 total
Maybe upgrade the Premier HD and get $300 = $300 total

Tivo 2 Hookup to Sony Rear Projection TV

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 23:41
I have a Sony KP46WT500 rear projection TV.

I have had my Tivo 2 DT hooked up to another TV which died, and so I switched it to the Sony.

I used the simplest hookup which is to run coax from cable outside to cable box, cable box to Tivo, then Tivo to TV input.

The Tivo screens come up, and my recordings show.

I did run the controller setup and it will turn off the TV, volume will work, and channels will change...but all the channels are black. No picture.

I get the Tivo channel guide, but no picture at all. I tried the channel changing trouble shoot fix but it went on for some time without any change, so I figure I must have a problem with the cable hookup.

If you are familiar with this TV you will know there are a zillion connections

I tried the 3 wire RCA Tivo Hookup originally and it didn't work at all.

Any suggestions on how to hook up the Sony?

Thanks Tim

What happened to the video window?!?!

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 22:46
I'm very new to TiVo, but when I first started with it about a month ago, I could see the Video Window of whatever I was watching in the upper right hand corner of the screen whenever I searched for movies on TiVo. Now it is missing and I can't bring the video window back. The TiVo menu options/settings have changed and following the instructions at the bottom of page 2 of the viewer guide no longer works. The video window option is gone. Can anyone explain this? I can't find anything on the internet about it. Thanks!

Cable card data ID

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 21:35
I just got a cable card and put it in TiVo. I was able to get the host id and cable card id right on the screen, but no data ID is shown. How can I find my data ID?

Roamio User Guide Links

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 20:21
I know someone posted the link in a recent post. I couldn't find that post in a search with different search terms. But I found a different post that led me to the Roamio User Guide. I figured I'd post the links with some of the different search terms I used, so that other people who are doing a search may find the guide links more easily.

Roamio User Guides - Main Page

4-Tuner Roamio Start Here Poster (PDF)

Roamio Plus/Pro Start Here Poster (PDF)

Viewer's Guide

Instructions for CableCARD Installers

(Roamio User Guide, Roamio Viewer Guide, Roamio Viewer's Guide, Roamio Instructions, Roamio Instruction Guide, Roamio User Manual, Roamio Instruction Manual)

Feel free to add your own search terms to the thread. Hopefully, this will be helpful. Personally, I wish TiVo still shipped out old-school instruction manuals with the Roamios.

Upgrading from Series 2 - Need Buying Advice

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 19:47
I've been a TiVo user for a long time and really love it, but I'm afraid I've put off upgrading for about as long as I'm going to be able to.

Currently I have:
  • Three Series 2 TiVos (2 DT, 1 ST)
  • Time Warner Cable (analog only on 2 TiVos, digital cable box on 1 TiVo)
  • Three old school box televisions (no flat screen, no HD)

Time Warner is slowly but surely moving more of our favorite channels to digital only, meaning we can only record them on the one TiVo that is hooked up to a digital cable box. The problem is that we have to use IR cables to change the channel on the box, which is hit and miss, and if it misses, we don't get to see whatever show we were trying to record.

Another complication is that within the next year, we will be moving from San Diego to Dallas. We're unsure what cable company we will end up with, and many of them only provide digital services anymore.

So, my questions:

1) If we buy a TiVo Premiere or Roamio, will we be able to use MRV between either of them and our existing Series 2 TiVos?

2) If we buy a TiVo Premiere or Roamio, will we also need to upgrade our television(s) from our old box sets to an HD flat screen? Or will they work with our existing televisions?

3) If we buy a TiVo Premiere or Roamio, will we be able to receive local broadcast stations / network affiliates through analog cable?

4) I'm behind the times on this issue since it hasn't affected us, but I have heard there are issues with Time Warner specifically and how the cable cards interact with TiVos. I guess that's not a question, just looking for advice.

I'm sorry to be such a newbie about this, but I'm thinking we are going to need to make whatever upgrades are necessary in the next couple of weeks, so if anyone can offer advice or even referrals of where to begin researching these issues, I'd really appreciate the help.

Streaming not working?

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 19:09
do i have a bad unit? while in my home network i can not stream to my iphone. it sees the tivo but says im away from home? i have it setup to work with the mini fine. but to my iphone or nexus 7 no go.

Tivo Desktop Causes Reboot

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 17:03
Seems that Roamio doesn't like some .mp4 files. I have run across a dozen or so that will cause the Roamio to reboot. I run VideoReDo and just remux the files and they transfer fine. Anyone else having this problem?

Confused about streaming

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 16:36
I only had a Premier XL4 and an the Tivo iPad app setup. I could not stream to the Tivo iPad app from the Premier XL4. That function was not available in the Tivio iPad app.

I then went out and bought a Roamio Pro. I now have my Premier and Roamio setup to transfer between devices. Everything is working correctly.

I then open my Tivo app and I am now able to stream from both the Premier and Roamio. Why is the Premier XL4 suddenly able to stream to the Tivo iPad app? I specifically select the Premier in the Tivo app and select a show to watch and streaming works perfect. I thought the Premier XL4 would need the Tivo Stream.

Tivo Suggestions Broken with Time Warner Tuning Adapter

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 16:35
Tivo Suggestions apparently will not record when a Roamio box is used with a Time Warner Cable tuning adapter. This is a known bug with the Premiere series that I have run into and according to customer service, it is still not fixed with the Roamio boxes. I have Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles. There is no timeline for when this issue will be fixed.


What else could cause a reboot loop

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 13:50
OK, I have a Series 3 (OLED) that started going into the dreaded reboot loop. It had one budging cap on the power supply & I figured this was the problem. Since I didn't feel comfortable changing it myself, I pulled the power supply from it & had a local repair shop replace it for under $20.

However, when I got it back & installed it, it still was in a reboot loop. I pulled its 250GB stock hard drive and ran the WD extended test on it. It came back clean. I even put this 250GB drive in another identical Series 3 (OLED) unit I have & it worked totally fine. No problems.

Now, in order to help isolate the potential problem, I also pulled the 500GB working hard drive from this other working Series 3 (OLED) and put it in the non-working Series 3 (OLED). Still no luck & in a reboot loop. Therefore, I figured it was a power supply issue & there must be another capacitor(s) that needs to be replaced.

Instead of pulling it like before, I just kept the power supply in the Series 3 (OLED) this time and just took the whole unit back to my repair shop. Informed them that power supply probably has another bad cap on it that needs to be replaced (even though they all looked visually fine). They just called me and said ALL the caps on the PS checked out OK so it must be something else.

So, what else could possibly be wrong here? I am gonna maybe try to pull the power supply from the working unit and put it in the non-working unit and see what happens. However, is there something else that could be causing the reboot loop. I know there is basically only really 3 main components to these things; motherboard, hard drive and power supply so can’t imagine what else it could be.

I initially get the “powering up” screen, but it never gets past that (to the 'just a few more minutes' screen) & reboots back into it so this is what also makes me think its the power supply, but any other thoughts?

Walking Dead spinoff series in the works

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:52
According to this article, AMC is planning a spinoff series from the Walking Dead...

Is there such a thing as too many zombies?

Question about Tuners....

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:49
I'm a longtime S3 user. Lifetime, new PS etc...

My question is does the Roamio have 6 independent tuners. I.E. 6 buffered live channels totally independent? Still uses 1/2 hr buffer?

Advice/assistance sought

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:46
Set-up is Tivo Premiere W/1TB WD DVR expander on Cox HD with M card. Experienced some severe pixelation issues and ran kickstart 54 which reported no issues with either hard drive. I noticed several recordings on the HD History channel that stopped well short of the program end time e.g., 30 minute show stops recording after 5-10 minutes? System has plenty of HD space left. Any suggestions as to what problem might be and/ or how to diagnose? Thanks for any help.

Shows you loved First Run, but don't enjoy in syndication

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:07
I was thinking about this in the Frasier thread. There are SOME show that I watched first run and watch over and over again in syndication. Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Cheers, Friends, The Big Bang Theory. These are all shows I enjoy the second time around. But some shows that I really liked during their first run, I just don't enjoy and have no real desire to watch in syndication. A few that come to mind are Frasier, How I Met Your Mother, All In The Family, 30 Rock. For some it's because the shows are dated and they aren't as funny in context today (like All In The Family). Others, the jokes got kinda stale the second time around.

What are some of yours? (I only mentioned sitcoms because I don't usually watch reruns of dramas, but feel free to include dramas or whatever).