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HD XL and TV

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:53
I am getting ready to replace a TV, and would like to add a soundbar. We currently have a HD XL on the primary TV. I want to have only one remote control the sound and TV. I tried this with Bose, without success.

HANG on "about to start recording" screen

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:16
Several times in the past few weeks, my TiVo Premiere has hung while the "About to start recording..." screen is up.

I'll be watching a program, and suddenly this "About to start recording" message will overlay the screen. It says the TiVo is about to change channel on one of the other tuners. Ok with me, so I pick up the remote and try to dismiss the message. However, nothing I do will make the message go away. Some buttons cause the THUMP sound, some buttons do nothing, but no buttons make the message go away. All buttons make the yellow light on the TiVo blink, so the TiVo is getting the commands, it just can't process them. The user interface is hung. Video continues to play in the background. The overlay however will not go away, and in fact there's nothing the human can command with the remote control at all. I tried every button.

At first I thought maybe the TiVo was busy doing something momentary. Unfortunately there are times when the UI goes nonresponsive for a few seconds now and then, but when this particular problem occurs you can wait many minutes and the UI is just plain hung.

The only way I've found to get out of this is a hard power cycle.

Any body else see this?

Transfer videos TO my roamio?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:32
I make video shorts, and I would like to transfer them to my roamio so I can show them easily whenever I like. There's no copyright issue. Is the any way to do this? I don't know if this has Been covered before. I don't see a way to search.

Mini ir adapter

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:27
Hi everyone,
I have a roamio plus and a mini. Rather than use the tivo IR adapter, I would like to use an IR adapter from buffalo electronics. It's a .5" tube repeater.
Product info at: http://www.buffaloelectronics.com/infrared/ir350.htm
Is there a way to connect this to the USB port like the tivo ir adapter? How do I connect it to the mini? Do I need an amplified connecting block? Or does the mini supply the voltage necessary? The tube adapter has three terminals, v+ sig and gnd. How would I connect this to a USB? I have almost no electronics background, so any advice would be really helpful.

Techcrunch listed twice

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:40
Earlier today my TiVo rebooted and after the reboot I noticed under "Apps & Games" that Techcrunch, which was never listed, is now listed twice. Both bring up the same app, which appears to be AOL On which is no longer listed. Anyone else noticing this?

New Tivo apps?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:40
Anyone know if Tivo plans to add more apps. I would like to see ESPN Watch, NBA League Pass, and Amazon Prime added. Glad they have the MLB app though.

First Roamio question - CC

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:25
So I finally moved to the new tivo's. After having three S2's, and with Charter in my area going totally digital, I decided to get a Roamio.

I'm sure I will have some questions, and will be looking around here for answers, but I have a question about the CC.

Not ever needing one, I thought it was just a card. I went to the cable co to pick one up. They gave it to me, plus a little box, about the size of a small cable modem.

I asked what it was for and the agent had zero idea. After going thru tivo install I inserted the CC. Couldn't get it to work. I called Charter and they went thru some stuff. During the call I asked them about this little box and they had no idea either. Since we never could get the tivo to work with the CC, I decided to try and plug the box in. So, I put it between the cable and the tivo. After quite a while the tivo started to get channels.

Is this box normal? I didn't think anything else was needed with a CC, but I guess I was wrong.

setup fail after step 1

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:38
I have had a Stream for about a year now. But, lately I am unable to use it. This all started about a 10 days when several TIVO premiere subscribes and various regions were having the C133 error which was eventually resolved by TIVO.

On the back of the stream, the white light is solid and the other lights show me that I have network activity. When I run the setup, it finds my stream on the network but fails after step 1, where the setup is trying to find the software version. When I attempt a service call via the app, the button turns "grey" as if its attempting to make a service call. Once the button becomes solid again, I've attempted to restart the device using the button but nothing happens.

When I view the system info screen, all the info is populated except MAC address, software version. Those say unknown. But it does list an IP address so I know the stream is being recognized.

I've spoke with tech support and they've unlinked and relinked my stream to the tivo account but that does not solve the issue either. I have also rebooted my tivo, router and modem several times.

I have a tivo premiere using Comcast cable card. Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

reality check on upgrading my series 3

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:05

I have a Model TCD648250B series 3 Tivo I picked up from Costco. It has life time service. The Tivo is currently in our bedroom and we have a Verizon DVR in the living room. I'm thinking of ditching the Verizon box with it's monthly fee as I like the Tivo better. I'm figuring on having two, possibly three tv's connected. Ideally, having use of DLNA but using Vuze and manually transferring more or less works too.

Options? Should I get a Roamio (I assume plus)? Pluses and minuses of keeping the series 3 or selling it and buying new stuff? I've been doing some reading but I'm still a bit unclear what I might be missing either way.

Is this a cablecard issue?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:19
I have Comcast service and 10 days ago I lost half the channels on my living TV.

Some that I used to get now say "channel not available".

Comcast has been running me around in circles telling me it's one thing or another or another. First it's this, then that and finally something else.

They say they are sending a signal to my cable box - UM - I don't have one and have told them that. I only have 2 TiVo's and 2 cable cards.

The series 3 TiVo in my kitchen still has all the channels I have had for the last year and no issues.

My living room premiere TiVo lost a bunch of the channels that are in the next tier up in the package. Stuff like FX, SyFy, TNT, etc.

Now, they told me it was because my special ran out and so I went thru the pain of getting resigned for a new package that will give me those channels. I come home and still no extra, just the basics.

I have someone coming tomorrow to bring a new cable card and try that but I am wondering why my cable card would only read half the signal or mess up only half of the channels.

Is that possible?

Plex HTML5 App WorldWide Request

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:28
I have reached out to the Plex team to see about them helping us and all to work on a HTML5 client. If anyone can pull this off it's them.. So many variations of that product are in use for multiplatform. Just note it's going to take time.


HIMYM - Bass Player Wanted, OAD 12/16/2013

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 08:59
Hmm.. Nice to see Marshall with the mother. Didn't care much for the lead singer story though.

There was clearly some forced emotion with the whole "Robin doesn't want Lily to move to Rome because she'll lose her best friend."

I am curious how Ted decides not to move to Chicago now. If he meets the Mother on the train platform on Sunday night, and is scheduled to move to Chicago on Monday, I just don't see how he can change his mind that fast.

Repair HR10-250 or go HR22?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 03:02
My HR10-250's tuners may be dying - I've been having intermittent signal issues over the past few weeks (yeah it's not raining!) and last night I turned on the TV to find the Signal Info Error screen staring me in the face. Rebooting didn't resolve the issue and my older DirectTV box could get signal fine. I screwed around with the satellite cables for a bit and got things going again except satellite 2 wouldn't receive ENCW 536 (all the stations around it would come in fine, though and satellite 1 had no problem with it). I decided to swap the cables and as soon as I disconnected satellite 1, ENCW came in fine on satellite 2! Completed the swap and the station is now coming in fine on both (Cable short, flakey tuner or flakey LNB?)

Assuming it ends up being the tuners - Weaknees offers a $159 repair service or I can get a new HR22 for $200. Obviously I don't subscribe to the HD channels with the HR10-250 (which always makes for an eventful call whenever I call DirectTV) but I don't really care to get the HD channels. I do use the OTA features of the HR10-250 to get some of the sub-channels that directv doesn't carry so I'd have to get the OTA box to go with the HR22.

Anyone have a preference?

(oh - if I buy from weaknees do I "own" the HR22 or does that still count as leasing from Directv? Do I still pay the monthly DVR fee? I'm lifetime'd on the Tivo so I should be able to avoid the additional Tivo fee)

roamio pro pixels and no sound

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 23:37
A WTF moment. Watching tv at 10;30 pm and have a TiVo update. Not the first. But after this one I have no sound and a very pixeled screen. Tivo syas my snr is to high (43dB) The DVR worked just fine before the update. any suggestions. Thanks

Poor out of the box experience

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:42
Poor out of the box experience. Many references to UNKNOWN in the messages/error messages.

Bug written up on Tivo's forum.


Dump Question - Tivo Slide Pro

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:53
how the hell do you open the battery compartment of the pro?

yeah im serious! i cant get it open for the life of me. I feel like im going to break it.

TiVo Package, Product Lifetime vs. TiVO Lifetime Service

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:51
My two Premieres both have Lifetime Service Plans, on the tivo site it shows under Current Payment Plan--

the XL4 shows ----------TiVo Package, Product Lifetime
the 2tuner P4 shows ---TiVo Lifetime Service

the XL4 does have the 3 yr ext warranty and that is indicated under the Device heading. The XL4 was lifetimed at purchase I believe, (not by me), the P4 was lifetimed by me after 3 years of use.

Any reason why the Lifetime plans are not named alike?

Stream the other direction?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:00
I have what is probably a silly question and I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" but I'm going to ask it anyway.

Since Amazon Prime can't stream to TiVo, but can stream to an iPad, can an iPad send it out to the TiVo (and ultimately the TV) as it streams?

Is Moca automatic on Fios Actiontec M1424WR?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:05
Just got my Tivo Raomio Plus and the Tivo Mini. Trying to run setup just for the Roamio now. I am plugged into coax. Setup says there is a problem with Moca. do I need to do anything on my router to enable it?
I am using the router as the Moca point, not the Tivo, correct?


ok, it is working now, and I didn't do anything different. I just tried it again and now it works.

Is there anything I will need to know when I setup the mini?

I knew to not try to use the wireless setting for the Roamio because I heard others couldn't turn it off.

Family Guy "Christmas Guy" 12/15/13

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:10
Brian is back! - actually he never went anywhere.
That happened quicker than I expected.