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Survivor - Blood vs Water -- the finale

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:10
Glad it wasn't a bitter jury. Vytas is a dope though.

Homeland "The Star" 12/15/2013 Season Three Finale

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:22
RIP Nicholas Brody

Which Premieres Have BOTH Cable and Antenna Coax Inputs?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:59
Hi Gents. Which Tivo Premieres have both cable and OTA Antenna Coax Inputs? Thank you.

Existing Roamio Hard Drive Upgrade - Do I lose season passes?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:34
Hi Gents if I perform a hard drive upgrade on a Roamio on which I've already set up a bunch of season passes, will I have to reprogram those season passes after I perform the upgrade? I know I'll lose the content, but I'm just wondering whether I will have to reprogram the season passes. If I have to reprogram, is there a workaround whereby I won't have to do so? Thanks.

crashed pytivo

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:26
tried to add photo section via web config now i get this
INFO:pyTivo:Python: 2.6.1
INFO:pyTivo:System: Darwin-10.8.0-i386-64bit
ERROR:pyTivo:Exception in pyTivo
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./pyTivo.py", line 79, in <module>
while mainloop():
File "./pyTivo.py", line 73, in mainloop
httpd = setup()
File "./pyTivo.py", line 54, in setup
b = beacon.Beacon()
File "/Applications/pyTivo/beacon.py", line 92, in __init__
ct = GetPlugin(settings['type']).CONTENT_TYPE
KeyError: 'type'
Any help would be greatly appreciated TY

Auto Transfer using Tivo Desktop then to an Android

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 17:28
Curious if anyone records a show in HD and also non HD if they intend to transfer it to a tablet or mobile device? I have a 3 hour HD recording that is 10gig that I'd like to put on an Android tablet weekly but don't want to take up 10gig. are there ways to shrink it so its 10% the size?

Thank you,


Only one tuner used for back-to-back overlapping recordings

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:50
I have a wishlist that records NFL games with one hour padding. Around 5pm EST one of the 4:25 games did not have an entry in My Shows; I thought something was wrong. Then I noticed that the earlier game was recording the beginning of that game due to the padding; the other three tuners were tuned to something else. I waited until 5:25 (which is when the padding expired on earlier game) and, much to my delight, the second game appeared in My Shows, and it has recorded from the beginning. The padded game also had the first chunk of the second game, i.e. the overlapped part recorded twice but using one tuner only. This has never happened to me on Premiere. If this is what always happens (I will do some more checking later) I could be very liberal with adding padding on shows and not run out of tuners.
Is this a known enhancement on Roamios?

20.3.8 is still broken

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:34
Problem: Roamio is not recording scheduled programs

I got the update to the new firmware 20.3.8 but it has not fixed the problem that I have been experiencing. The unit failed to record the Cowboy's game today and it is in the failed state now.

Can someone please list a set of instructions to capture troubleshooting information to help Tivo understand the issue.

I posted a pic showing the tuner is in the failed state. The channel that was selected (609 FOX) shows as recording but no tuners are set to the channel. It looks like tuner 2 was expected to capture the recording but it is in a failed state (see pic).
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Can't Find Youtube

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:21
I have an HD Series 3. I used to be able to access youtube with it, but its been quite a while since I tried and I don't see it now.

Under Music, Photos and Showcases I see pandora, Live365, Podcaster and a few others, but no Youtube.

If I select the Video on Demand from the main menu it just goes back to the main menu.

The network connectivity is fine, it regularly connects and downloads the schedules.

Any ideas what happened to Youtube?

Roamios without problems?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:04
I've been waiting a little before purchasing a Roamio Plus to see what others think of it. Of course due to the nature of forums such as this, most of the posts revolve around problems. I'm curious to know how many early adopters have Roamios that are trouble-free. I'm on the Cablevision system and as I understand it my area has cards that support 6 tuners, so that should be an issue. I already have two S3's and a Premier, so I'm certainly familiar with the product.

Are there a fair number of folks with Roamios running without any issues? Thanks in advance.

Netflx, Hulu, Youtube, and MLB no longer showing in list?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:44
I have 2 TiVo Mini's in my house. On one of them, when I go to "Find TV, Movies, and Videos", I see Hulu Plus, Netflix, Youtube and MLB in he list to the right.

But on the other, none of them are listed (only showing the Search, Browse, and Wishlist selections at the top). I have the latest software update and just restarted that particular TiVo Mini but no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:33
Question for you guys. Im currently a mediacom customer and looking to shave down my bill.

If i get a TiVo and want to use it only as a DCT (Cable box) and rent the Mcard from mediacom, is that an issue? i dont need the DVR ability as my son doesn't need to record anything nor does my dad.

I was looking at this on amazon. TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD846500)

Before i order 2, i want to make sure it will work.

Anyone else tried doing this before?

My main needs are just the guide and the prem channels that im sub to. The VOD and the rest i could careless about it.

Or even cheaper ideas.

Slow Transfer Speeds with Moca

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:17
Howdy. First time poster.

I've had a Premiere Q, provided by my cable company, for about a year, and I just recently started downloading recorded videos with kmttg. It is connected with an Actiontec ECB2500C, and I get transfer speeds of 24Mbps to 32Mbps. That seemed rather low to me--especially to the 60+Mbps numbers I see on the Web. I get better speeds by connecting the TiVo via ethernet to a 5Ghz wireless-N bridge (32Mbps to 40Mbps).

Are there any settings that might be causing this low speed?

The Best "Holiday" Television Specials

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:44
"Holiday?" another attack on Christmas!


Watch the Judy Garland special when Judy Garland (high as a kite, natch) messed up the lyrics for his "The Christmas Song" and Mel Torme says, "Close!"

Bob Hope brings out Raquel Welch for the troops! USO! USO! USO!

Mob City S01E03-04 "Red Light"/"His Banana Majesty" OAD 2013/12/11 *spoilers*

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:33
Now it's fitting together a bit.

The biggest WTF is Hecky trusting Stacks to recommend Joe as "a pal" when Hecky knew Stacks worked for Benny Siegel and probably used Stacks to make contact about the blackmail payment.

It makes some sense that the cut mouth guy was outside the confessional when Rothstein shotgunned the "am I in the clear?" guy, who must have been another snitch, and told him the name of the other rat that Benny killed? "You want nnn." Mr. Creepy heard that and told Hecky. Why he was following is mystery.

Mickey is not so goofy now. He also knows that Jasmine is the photographer.

The cop who planted the bug kept what he heard to himself. Either he knows that Joe was involved and/or he's Benny's mole in the LAPD. Why would he bug Mickey, where none of other cops knew how to do it, and work so hard if was on the mob's side?


Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:26
I bought a Roamio with 2 TiVo Minis - So I am selling my old hardware

TiVo Premiere Series 4 - Lifetime Service -157 hours HD & Wireless N Adapter

TiVo Premiere Series 4 DVR with Lifetime Service - 318 HD recording hours

TiVo Series 3 with Lifetime Service - 143 HD hours & Wireless G Adapter

Roamio Wifi--What is the Truth?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:24
Have searched the threads and contacted Tivo technical support, but have only gotten conflicting answers to my question:

I just purchased a Roamio Plus. It is installed next to sensitive audio equipment, so I want to make sure the Roamio's wifi is not active. When setting up the Roamio, I never connected via wifi--only by Ethernet.

Can anyone tell me whether the Roamio's wifi will be off in this scenario? Or, as some have reported, is it always active, even if it is connected by Ethernet?


Amazon Downloads will play on the Tivo Mini

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:14
Amazon downloads on the Roamio will not play on the Tivo mini if the show is selected from the Tivo mini menu. If you try to play it on the mini you will receive a "Copyright message".

Here is the work around that works for me -
I have the Tivo App downloaded to my IPad.
Open the app.
In the drop down menu that lists your Tivo devices - Select the Mini that you want to watch a program on.
Now, go to My shows in the Tivo App.
Select the Show that you downloaded from Amazon.
Press Watch Show.
The show will now play on the Tivo mini that you selected.

I have confirmed that this will work on the Tivo App for Iphone and the Ipad.


Watching on Roamio from another Tivo

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:06
Hi Gents wondering if someone can clarify please:

In my apartment, I have a Roamio feeding a Tivo mini, and it's great.

In my weekend place, I may end up with 2 Roamios, or a Roamio and a Premiere XL (both on same network via ethernet).

In the case where you have 2 Roamios or a Roamio and a Premiere, how clunky is it to stream programs between the 2 units? Is it streaming like the Mini, or is it a full transfer? I understand the transfer can be clunky. Thank you for clarifying.