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Survivor "Rustled Feathers" - 12/04/2013

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:24
That was a fun episode and I have to admit I was on the edge of my seat for the stone raffle. I wish they'd come up with a better way of deciding than just 'dumb luck', but still... what a fun Tribal Council. :D :up:

I didn't see what the preview 'spoiler' was that y'all were talking about last week. Did it turn out to be a red herring or did it pan out?

How much does a cablecard cost the cable co?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:18
I'm planning to buy a Roamio Plus, and I just signed up for Verizon Fios and learned that the cablecard will cost me $5/month. This seems appallingly high. I am coming from Comcast that charged me $1.50 for two CCs.

Does anyone know how much the cable cos/Verizon actually pay the equipment makers for a CC?

I am curious what payback period Verizon is enjoying (e.g., a 3-month payback assuming a CC costs $15).

roamio remote & YouTube

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:01
Sorry if this has been covered before, but is there anywhere to find out what remote keys control the functions of the YouTube app?

What happened to the main apps? Gone..

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:06
I'm aware Tivo was experiencing some technical issues yesterday evening and their service was down. I noticed this morning that Netflix, Youtube and Hulu are not longer under the 'Find TV, Movie and Videos' menu.

Were they removed? I can still access Youtube and Netflix via DIAL from my ipad but no access to them from the Tivo interface.

Any ideas on what happened? I haven't seen other posts on this so I'm assuming it's not widespread.


Season Passes on Roamio and tivo.com don't match

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:56
On tivo.com my Roamio Pro (correctly) has 41 Season Passes. Only 9 of these Season Passes have made it to the Roamio. Any ideas what is wrong? Is this connected with the tivo.com outages and performance issues we've been seeing?

When I add new Season Passes on the Roamio, they do not appear on tivo.com.

When I add new Season Passes on tivo.com, they do not appear on the Roamio.

How do I get full show info ("INFO" like the old days)

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:13
There was a time when you were looking at a show, and pressed INFO, that a screen came up with all the info that TiVo had on a show. Directors, writers, misc info, and especially the full cast. It even noted guest stars.

Now the screen that pops up is a miserable little display, that contains about 10% of what TiVo has on a show.

SO... is there a way to get more info? Or the old display? This is a Roamio, running HDUI

I have a WL with a keyword "ASPEN". This VH1 show "Model Employee" is in the To-Do List, because it meets the criteria. I couldn't figure out why, but had a suspicion it was an actor named Aspen. The INFO screen is useless. It lists 3 or 4 names, and that's it. A Google search shows Aspen Brandy Lea is one of the stars, so now I know what to Boolean out. But really, isn't there a better way to do this? Why have we gone backwards on this?

Or am I missing something?


Accidental Gift from Tivo? We got the SDK

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:08
Open Letter to Betanews.com:)

I wanted to inform you and your readers that TiVo snuck in the Opera SDK browser in the series 4 devices just a few weeks ago. Download KMTTG and choose the tab (Web) from drop box choose HTML and type or paste an url and then hit Execute or push enter. This sends a hidden command to launch the browser, to navigate with slide remote or TiVo append choose the mouse - touch from keyboard.

Currently these devices are not authorized for Opera Tv Store yet.

Based on this test it looks like we will be getting the same functions as the Roamio.

ps I am unable to reach out to TCM as nobody else has reported on this.

I was even able to get my Plex internal server signed in, but had trouble playing.

I obtained the update my putting my TSN on the Priority Download List for the Fall update.

If KMTTG is unable to send the web command to your box you did not get the update.


Yea! My Mini's and MoCA Network are all finally working!!!!

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:02
Started out I was just going to buy a Roamio Pro and be done with it. Then I liked it so much I decided to replace two of my Charter provided DVR's with Two Tivo Mini's.

My connection for the Mini's was a bit flaky and I didn't know why?? You just plug them in and they work, Right?? ;) Sounds easy right? Well it is once one gets the coax in the house properly configured!

Turns out I had two Drops coming into my house from the utility pole, one for the main TV/Internet/Telephone and the other supplied 3 bedrooms and the Man Cave. The MoCA connection would work most of the time but I didn't realize it was routing all the way out to the utility pole (and further probably) and back!

Now everything is connected to the same drop. I added a POE MoCA Filter at the drop in my utility box. All is working well now but I may make a new run to the Internet Box and the Telephone and move them over to the now unused drop, then again I may just leave it alone as all is working very nicely!

I still have two active Charter DVR's left, pondering on replacing them with Mini's also.... Does that mean I could then cancel my Charter DVR service altogether? :rolleyes:

I love it when a Plan Comes Together!

Weird issues with "Clear guide data" option

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:01
So yesterday morning I reran guided setup because my cable company got a new lineup and the new channels were not added automatically. After it was over it appeared to work, but some of the scheduling was off. (I was missing a bunch of stuff on Wednesday) I tried forcing a call and got a failed error. Tried rebooting, rearranging the SP manager, and a few other things but nothing worked. So I assumed the new lineup was corrupted so I did a clear guide data. Turns out all my problems were being cause by TiVo's servers being down, but I didn't know that at the time.

Anyway there were some really weird side effects from doing the clear guide data I wanted to report...

1) Everything in Recently Deleted was restored so my TiVo was now showing 100% full. I had to manually go through the list and re-delete all the stuff I had already watched.

2) All the recordings I had that were transferred from my Premiere were suddenly marked KUID. I never mark anything as KUID.

3) A couple of shows I had transferred from my Premiere which are not currently airing lost their grouping.

All of these were unexpected and really weird so I figured I'd put them out there in case TiVo decides to read this thread or to warn others who might be considering doing this type of clear.

iOS Tivo App - Disk Percentage is Wrong

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:49
My Roamio Pro shows 59% disk usage, but on the iOS Tivo App, it shows 79%. I have had this problem since I bought my Roamio Pro over three months ago. There have been a few updates to the iOS Tivo App since that time, but they still haven't fixed this problem. How hard can it be to fix this minor bug? How long is it going to take?

Logitech Harmony Ultimate with Roamio using RF?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:45
Does anybody know if you are able to use the RF functionality of the Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote to control the Roamio?

It works fine through IR now, however the difference in speed between the Tivo and Harmony remotes are like night and day!

I have already tried setting the Inter-key delays to the lowest settings, but I have not been able to duplicate the speed of the Harmony through IR.

Should I Reduce the Number of Tuners on My Roamio?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 16:10
I have a Roamio Pro that has all 6 tuners active (as far as I know, I haven't messed with the configuration). I'm having random channel drops and some of the posts on this forum suggest that while the Roamio Pro is capable of managing 6 tuners, the providers and CableCards are not. I'm on Time Warner. Should I drop to 5 or 4 tuners?


Update Mini UI to match Roamio

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 09:18
I know this is a minor issue but for some reason I just feel like the Mini UI should be updated to match the current UI on the Roamio. The color palette is different and the Roamio looks so much better. It will help with a more seamless feel of a whole home DVR setup.

I did submit the suggestion to Tivo but who knows where they go and if it's just a black hole.

Mob City on TNT - premieres tonight

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 07:48
I'm recording this. Sounds like it will be a "blast from the past" so to speak. Film noir is always interesting.

Supernatural - "Holy Terror" - 12/3/13

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 07:37
Well that all just happened.
I'm not even sure where to begin. I think I'm a bit broken now. :o

Kevin is dead. And I do not think he'll be one of the lucky ones that comes back. I'd like to say I didn't know it was coming but I did and that didn't make it any easier. As soon as he handed that note over I started holding my head and rocking back and forth saying "It's Kevin! It's Kevin!" because you know the minute he told Dean he always gets screwed it was over.

Gadreel. Not Ezekiel. Ugh. I so wanted him to tell Metatron to get bent. Can we ever just have one Supernatural being that doesn't screw the Winchesters over? Oh right Benny. Except he's dead now too. So that leaves who to help? Castiel? I think this might be just a tad out of his league, even being an angel again.

Speaking of Cas! BADASS ANGEL OF THE LORD RETURNS. Thank GOD. That human Cas story was about to drive me to drink. I'm curious if he was able to just take the grace from another angel what stopped him before when he's killed others hunting him down? I'm thinking this is going to have a bad side effect and he only did this now because he knows the angel war is hit and he feels that compelled to assist and as a human he's basically worthless. I mean if it was just that easy Anna wouldn't have searched so hard for hers in S4 right?

Jared and Jensen just totally knocked it out of the park again this week on acting. Jared especially. He just keeps upping it a notch on his angel transitions. And making Gadreel seem actually pained but not appear to be the same as Sam's pained expression. How does one even do that?? Jensen and his one perfect tear will never not make me choke up (as if I wasn't already at that point! haha not really)

Okay I know I'm forgetting something but that's what I got for now. Let's discuss! We have 6 weeks until the next one! :down::mad:

Strange Issues

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 06:38
Hello, I received a channel update from TWC last night and of course none of my channels showed up correctly from the tivo. So i did a Guided setup from scratch to get my new lineup. When getting towards the end i keep getting a n15 or n18 error. Im running a tivo HD. Ive searched here and really found nothing that worked, and was wondering if there might be anything i can try. Nothing has changed on TWC end as everything was working fine up untill i tried the guided setup to get my new channel list.

Any help would be appreciated


Bugs written up on forums.tivo.com

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 01:36
Please turn this into a sticky thread. I have been planning on doing this for a long time, but finally did it, with the persistent C133 error everyone is seeing that GREATLY reduces our Tivos' functionality.

See the original post and COMMENT THERE. This thread is just intended as a very small summary of each bug so others can find them/write up new bugs... Basically a poor man's bug list.

Cannot use View Upcoming when in C133 error condition:


T6 and Atlantic Broadband Qs

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:43
My folks live in an Atlantic Broadband area where the T6 tivo (cable co version of Tivo) will be available. Curiously, Netflix won't be on it, initially.

Anyway, couple of Qs...

1) Still has a cable card in it someplace? Presumably, preinstalled (or installed by the installer?)... if there is a cable card internal to it, I would hope they've worked out all the fun cable card bugs

2) SDV... don't know if Atlantic BB uses this... if they don't I would presume they will at some point for bandwidth reasons. So, does the T6 have built in two way communicatons or is it still unidirectional on the cable and using the ethernet or even some sort of moca to communicate back? I could even see them not doing a real two way but instead just incorporating the tuning adapter hw inside the box with an internal usb connection. Whatever the soln, hopefully more reliable than my TWC tuning adapter which locks up every month.

3) On demand... any ideas on how they are making this work?


TiVo Server Crash

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:01
Called the TiVo help line today because I kept getting "There is a problem with the connection. (N17)" while trying to run Guided Setup. I was told that TiVo had a major server crash and thousands were calling from all over the country. That was at 2 pm PST and evidently it's still down (6 hours later) because I still can't get through Guided Setup. It's a real pain because there's no way out of the setup and my Roamio is essentially frozen. Has anyone else heard anything?

Youtube Player Updated!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:08
The next time you launch the Youtube player inside of Tivo you will notice a major enhancement. All your playlist have a triangle at the bottom and your subscriptions have mini icons. This will be noticeable once you authenticate your account at Google. More importantly this update provides instant search inside each video being played and it's a more smoother. To help with transitions of NEXT videos google installed a 5 sec visual buffer like it does in HotList aka: Launchpad.

Now we just wait patiently for Netflix to get it's GUI update.:D