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Roamio is way faster transferring to PC.

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 13:23
I'm getting 8-12Mbps from my HD TiVo's but I just tried the Roamio and got 95MBps. Wow, I may start moving shows to the NAS and not worry about local TiVo drive space anymore. :)

Any Roamio Lifetime deals for existing customers?

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 11:58
I have 3 Tivo's (S1, S2, S2) all with lifetime service and I'm looking at possibly purchasing a new Roamio but I was wondering if there were any deals out there better than what Tivo was offering me over the phone? Here's the deal:

Base model Roamio: $149.99 (Orig $199)
Lifetime Service: $399 (Orig $499)

Total $548 (Plus Tax/Ship)

I've read some messages where folks are getting lifetime service offers for $99 but I don't see any such existing deals.


Stuttering picture and sound...

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 08:48
I'm used to TIVO and all its quirks. When the picture stutters, I know to just hit the replay or rewind button to stop it. I just don't recall when my TIVOHDs started doing it. I do know when it gets really bad, it just means hard drive is going bad, and I've replaced a few TivoHD hard drives. I got the Roamio Plus for 5 days now. I haven't put service on it because I'm waiting for my CC for the points as well as making sure I get a good unit. During these 5 days, there have been a few times now where the picture would stutter and I have to do the replay trick. Is this a cause for concern at all? I mean this early in ownership? I wouldn't be surprised if I get a replacement and it does the same thing. So I don't want to bother. But just curious, any of you Roamio owners get the stuttering yet?

If this is common, I can just imagine the panic that newbies to tivo would experience. LOL! Especially if they don't all you have to do is hit replay or rewind to get it to stop.

Activating a New Roamio

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 06:15
I have been with Tivo since 2000 and have been a satisfied customer thru out. I have had both lifetime and monthly. Have added and removed/sold Tivos without any problems in the activation process. Until now...My wife has been using a two tuner Premier and wanted to upgrade to a Roamio four tuner. Her plan is monthly at $12.99 so we contacted Tivo and inquired for the best way to move this plan to a new Roamio. The agent said we had to buy the Tivo from Tivo directly and they would ship it unactivated so my wife could keep using the Premier until the new Tivo arrived. Then, they said, when it arrives contact Tivo and they will swap the TSN and the Premier would be deactivated and the Roamio activated. I called Tivo yesterday (Nov 29th) in the morning and the agent confirmed everything and put it into the system which promptly generated an error. She told me that the process would have to be escalated and done by someone in another department. Apparently their system sometimes has a problem when swapping plans via a TSN switch. She said that someone would get back to me. I waited all day and then called again. The next time I called the agent I spoke to could not access my account as their computers were in an update process and account info was not available. However, he did say as soon as they were back up he would call me again which he did 3 hours later. He explained that this kind of problem happens but very rarely. Did not make me feel better to know I was part of an elite group of people.:mad:He then said the fastest way was to just cancel the Premier and then activate the Roamio at the same rate. I said great lets do that. So, he put me on hold, several times. He eventually came back and said he could not do it that way since the Premiere was still under contract until January. I explained that I bought the unit from them in Nov 2011 and the contract was up in Nov 2012. No I was wrong..In Jan 2012 I got a $2 monthly price cut from $14.99 to $12.99 and that automatically renewed a one year commitment. He said he has to let the TSN switch go thru the system until another department sees it and does a manual swap. Could take 2-3 business days. In the mean time the Roamio is a brick and I fortunately did not swap cable card from the Premiere to the Roamio. It is very frustrating because all I can do is wait until at least Wednesday for them to do something. Meanwhile I ran guided setup just to do something with it. I hope this gets resolved without any more problems. Tivo has made this more complicated then needed. They used to allow you to change TSN via their website. Now you have to go thru them and this only adds another level of complexity.

Has anyone else run into this kind of a problem before?

Trouble programming TiVo Remote

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 04:59
I've been trying to configure side two of my TiVo remote to control the Apple TV only. But I can't get it to stop controlling the TiVo also. I've tried covering the TiVo's remote sensor, erasing the code entirely first (programming it to zero), being in and out of the system settings, even setting the remote code up in a different room, but side 2 always controls the TiVo. When I go into the system settings it always displays the last code I've programmed the remote to.

I'm using the steps from this Tivo support article:

Side one is set up with remote code 1. Side 2 is currently set to remote code 9.

It's a TiVo HD, if that makes any difference.

TiVo THR22 vs HR10-250

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 01:54
I currently have been living with a HR10-250 for quite some time. I'm actually quite happy with it, except for the lack of (new) HD content. I've been running with TivoWebPlus to manage it, and have been backing it up with mfs_ftp.tcl to cope with the odd disk failure and to make the odd DVD for long trips with my young son whose shows aren't always available on DVD. I also enjoy hacking together new programs to run on it...

Assuming I'm happy with the TiVo user interface, how many of these features would I miss if I upgraded to the THR-22?

long standing schedule problem

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 01:03
For perhaps six weeks now, TiVo customers on San Diego Time Warner have been receiving wildly wrong schedule information for UCSD TV (channel 135). This causes TiVos to record the wrong programs, etc.

I have three times reported this to TiVo, with no results. Each time they say they've entered the problem and somebody else has to get around to looking at it.

Its a strange error. Some days the schedule is partly right, but most days it is completely wrong at all times during the day. It is as if the schedule is off by several days.

To demonstrate how wildly different the schedules are, I have copied a small section of today's schedule below.

Schedule for 11/30/2013, as displayed on TiVo (wrong)...
12 AM - Gretchen Ruben: Don't Worry Be Happy Now
1 AM - Walk Togeyther for Freedom: Jahangir
2 AM - Salman Rushdie- Revelle Forum
3 AM - To Be Human: Historical Christian Views

Schedule for 11/30/2013 as shown on UCSD.TV web site (right)...
12 AM - Global Health and Global Threats with Laurie Garrett
12:30 AM - Brain Mapping
1:30 AM - Chronicalling Cancer from the Best Seller to the Big Screen
2 AM - Iraq's Journey from Dictator to Democracy
3 AM - Ethics and the Modern Corp

Anybody else suffer from this problem? Hey, if so, please give TiVo a call, because they need some more encouragement.

I can understand occasional schedule mistakes, but they ought to be able to get them fixed within a few days, and apparently they don't.

TiVo Premiere 4, TiVo Stream, and DVR Expander

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 00:22
All works fine. Decided that the kids were watching too much TV. Remote included: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=301030942309

THD HDD Flaked... Fix was easy!

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 00:10
The 4 year old (upgrade) 2TB drive in one of my Tivos decided to stop working earlier this week. :eek:

I pulled the drive and ran Spinrite but it didn't find a problem. I reinstalled the unit and the Tivo would still not get past the initial "Starting" screen before endlessly rebooting. :(

I tried several different Kickstart codes but none of them would take. The system would just go back to a black screen and reboot. Oh well...

A different freshly imaged drive would work perfectly. (to verify it was the drive and not the MoBo or PS.)

So in an effort to get my recordings back I picked up a new drive from Newegg and ran WD Diags to verify it's a good drive. I then ran MFSCopy from within WinMFS to dupe the original drive contents to the replacement. It took over 8 hours, but once I installed the replacement 2TB drive, the Tivo HDXL was working again with all of the recorded programs there. :D

Now I guess it's time to wipe the old drive and re-purpose it.

Roamio remote?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:18
Can you buy the same remote that comes with the roamio, for use with the mini?

I really think the redesigned layout is much improved.

Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk

C501 on new Roamio Plus

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:27
Connected a new Roamio Plus yesterday, and today installed a cableCARD from Mediacom Cable.

All channels are present in the guide. I can use the guide to select a channel to watch. I can record and playback a program from the guide.

But I get C501 error from:

- What to Watch Now
- Browse TV & Movies

Search returns a "Search results are temporarily unavailable".

If I select Season Pass and other options from a program in the guide, a blank screen is displayed for a couple of seconds and then back to the guide.

Garth Brooks live from Las Vegas cbs 11/29

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:29
I've seen this show live twice. It's awesome. Set your DVRs. Not sure how they will work it with commercial breaks.

Android / Website Streaming

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:09
I know we have streaming available on ios and android is coming. Can't wait for android. Could we also stream through the website and our sign in?

Roamio Plus

Tivo stuck @ Cancel Recording Conflict on live tv

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 11:01
Twice now my Tivo has been recording 2 things on my s3 and I will want to change the channel and be prompted to Change channel and cancel 1 recording or stay on recordings. but the Tivo does not accept either remote/ choice.

I have tried a 2nd remote and I can hear the Tivo accepting my prompts but the screen doesn't change and I had to pull the power cord, any ideas what is causing this? see attached pic
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C133 and lack of functionality

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:19
So we all know that the C133 error is generally an issue on Tivo's end (it happened to me last night....as it did others as well).

I was hoping maybe someone can explain why in the hell Tivo needs a connection to their servers to do some basic functionality?!?

For example, with the C133 error.....I can't delete a scheduled program. WTH?! Why would Tivo need to talk to the mothership to do that?

Also, why no Netflix, or Comcast VOD?


series 3 no longer sees HME applications

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 09:41
I have 2 series 3 TiVos (OLED) on my home network. Both work fine in all respects except one. One of the units no longer see my HME applications. I am running wmcbrines pyhme server, and have published two of my own applications under thus: pytivo video server which adds push functionality to oytivo, and jukebox - an mp3 player.

Both of these apps work fine on the other TiVo, and they also work for many other users who downloaded them from github. They were working for me too until several weeks ago - I can't pinpoint the exact time.

I have tried rebooting the TiVo as well as my fileserver where the apps reside. I have turned the "enable home networks" option off and back on. I haverified the MAK. Everything seems to be configured correctly, but my apps do not show up on the menu. I have added the file servers IP address manually to the TiVo, but it can't find any servers there.

I'm not finished with my attempts to restore service, but I was hoping to get some ideas for what to try next.


Remote Code for RX-A1010 ???

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 08:38
I give up. I have been trying to find the code for my new RX-A1010 and the best match I can find operates every function except "turn on". If I hit "power" on my tv remote, it'll turn off, but it won't turn on.

Everything else works as well. Anyone have any ideas?

Will multiple Roamios integrate all recorded shows into one list?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 07:18
I've posted a few times recently to cover various questions of mine. Just to preface again, I'm a TiVo old-timer who switched to Windows Media Center a couple of years ago and am thinking about coming back.

I used to have a dual TiVo HD (Series 3) setup in the house and my recollection was that I could transfer shows from one box to another. If memory serves, I believe that if I was in my bedroom, I would go into that TiVo's main menu / list and the other TiVo would be listed (e.g., labeled as "Living Room") and then I could select it and see what shows were recorded on it.

I'm wondering with newer Roamio's and UI changes if TiVO has now (or now allows you to) more seamlessly merged the shows that are spread across multiple Roamio's into a single list, so that I wouldn't even need to know/care which TiVo the shows are actually stored on.

I can see pros/cons to both approaches. For example, it might not be a bad idea to designate one TiVo for my wife and her shows, and the other for mine (That raises another question: Even with just one Roamio, can I categorize shows as being my shows versus my wife's shows?). So, ideally, the TiVo would allow both approaches and would allow a very fast way to switch between a single seamless list and a list grouped by device/person.

Ideally it would also allow all tuners to be pooled, so that if I could use one TiVo for most/all of my scheduling, and it would make use of the 2nd TiVo's available tuners.

Simultaneous Composite A/V and HDMI, on a Roamio PRO?

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:47
Anyone tested composite video and audio on a roamio PRO, at the same time your're using HDMI?

Mine doesn't seem to be doing that, but debugging is very difficult in my setup. I have a huge rat's nest of wires and very, very poor access. (A rack with rear access would be SO much nicer)


Upgrade Advice

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:37
I have been looking at the Roamio Pro.

I currently have a S2 (2006, monthly, cable box) and a HD (2009, annual, cableCARD & Tuning adapter) connected to a living room HDTV. There is a SDTV in our bedroom without any TiVo connected as that TV is rarely used.

I was thinking of consolidating down to one device...Roamio Pro, probably w/lifetime service.

I have recordings to transfer, so my plan was to get the Roamio, transfer the recordings from the S2, once done, deactivate service for the S2 and then use the CC/TA from the HD to actively use the Roamio. I am under the impression that the HD should still get analog cable and still be able to transfer recordings until it's service is deactivated (Feb 2014).

However, I am reluctant to just box up TiVos that still seem to be in good working order. However, due to age, I figure I would not get anything for them as they do not have the lifetime service and many would just go for a newer device rather than these old ones.

As I type this, I'm not really sure what my question is...I know I'd like to get the Roamio and I know I'd like to go down to one device. I guess I am wondering the best course of action for the HD and the remainder of it's year of service and the capabilities without CC/TA and what to do with the SD & HD once I've upgraded.