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New powerline kit; works great with Roamio (Netgear XAVB1004-100NAS)

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:30
I know some are having issues with hubs, I was too. I cut the hub out and went back to the 4 port powerline adapter, but as stated below, its ugly. This unit was had for $62 and is working great, looks good too.

Mini review:

I recently got this from Amazon, and like it so far. Since moving around a lot, Ive just kept Netgear XE-104 powerline adapters going, but to be honest they are ugly. Square box in outlet with 4 Ethernet cables coming out in a living room is not the best. I decided to take a look at what was out there on Amazon, and noticed this setup. The black box looks a LOT better sitting on my stand, and the activity lights are very dim and wont be annoying, unlike the other powerline adapters I have that require Lightdims.

Back offers plugs 1 thru 4, and you can see they are color coded for priority. If you have more than one device hogging bandwidth, it'll spread out out with #1 getting the most and #4 getting the least. The other part that's nice is this does not have to be plugged into the wall itself, it has a normal 6ft power cord and can be placed with options. The direct plug in units can be problematic, especially if you are using surge protection with fat plugs.



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Bedroom unit at DSL Modem


Roku 3 speed results (got the same with the Vudu app on my Blu-ray player)


For the current Amazon price, I feel it was a good deal and looks a lot better.

The League "The Von Nowzick Wedding" S5E2 - 9/11/13

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:25
I thought this episode was MUCH better. I knew that there was no way that wedding was going to happen. I loved how they raided the wrong room and how Ruxin set them up. Taco's little hankie was funny and you just knew that Andre was going to get caught.

Jenny in a bikini was a nice surprise :up:

Can transfer from Premiere to PC, but Premiere doesn't see my PC

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:04
Got some weirdness here. I have Tivo desktop software that can transfer a file from my Premiere to my PC for editing, whatever. So I know that they are talking to each other. However, for some bizarre reason, my Premiere cannot see my PC in the network. I cannot recall specifically when it stopped working, but my Streambaby doesn't work now either. Any ideas of things I can check?

Newegg has Western Digital WD30EZRX 3TB

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:39
For $118.99 using promo code EMCXLWT27.

When do Suggestions Kick-In?

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:28
I've had my new Roamio running for ~24 hours. I've transferred my SPs and recordings from my XL4. I've also applied lots of thumbs-ups and downs while browsing thru the guide...thinking this would get things rolling.

Roamio has not recorded a single suggestion; I have not disable the feature.


Is this a time-based thing? I don't recall a delay on any of my 5 prior TiVos.

What to do first... troubleshoot remote control or finish guided setup?

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:19
I just hooked up my Moca network and am in the process of setting up the Mini. (My Premiere 4 has been in use OK for about a week). The Mini's remote did not work. My Premiere's remote did work. I used it for one or two page forwards, but have not gone further (it is sitting on "keep automatic settings?" page). I found a long article with peanut troubleshooting tips that I printed out and will try.

But in the meantime, can I continue setup using the other remote?

The reason I ask is because I am wondering if attempting the troubleshooting tips will conflict with guided setup. There's a lot of off and on's in those step.s

Small Victory: Folder Delete Works in Roamio

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:17
One of my nagging nits, since like forever, is when you play all programs within a folder (example: CNet Podcasts). Upon playback completion, you cannot simply delete the folder - unless you first disable the preview window -odd.

I just noticed this issue does not exist in the Roamio! Yay!! :)

Thanks TiVo

Roamio Remote issues with Samsung TV

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:01
Not sure if you have seen this. I tried all the codes with my Samsung plasma, and only 1 works. That's not the issue.

What I notice is, when i hit Power, the light on my tv blinks so it is registering the signal, but it doesnt turn on. I literally have to hit the power button on the remote 3 times until it turns on.

On the volume, with my old tivo remote, holding volume up makes the vol go up on the tv continuously. But with the RF remote, it only goes up 1 tick in volume if I hold the remote vol up.
I am thinking that the IR blast on the remote is set to very short in order to preserve battery, but my tv isnt capturing a long enough burst of IR to turn on.

I have NEVER had this problem with any other remote.

Burn Notice - Series Finale (spoilers welcome)

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 09:14
I thought the finale should be discussed separately. I haven't seen it yet, so I have no comments, but feel free to discuss.

Hell on Wheels - Season 3 all eps spoilers welcome

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 09:01
I haven't watched all the episodes yet but this show is continuing to be interesting. I love the fact the Swede is lurking about with the Mormon family and I fear for them.

Post your top 10 favorite SP's.

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 08:13
I was doing something for another thread and figured it would be nice to see what others have as their top 10 SP's. You can cut and paste from the tivo.com website.
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TiVo XL Not Operational NO Help from TiVo Customer Service

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 07:57
My TiVo Premier completely stopped working after two years. I think this was due to a near lightning strike in my area. Yes I did have this on a working surge suppressor and Battery backup unit.

To my amazement, but not surprise, not only do in need to replace my unit, but also the lifetime subscription. TiVo suggested I contact Weeknees, but alas this is not economical to repair and is merely avoiding the issue.

I am a very long time TiVo customer, having purchased three TiVOs (including one of the original Series 1's all with life time subscriptions. I am also a member of the TiVo advisory panel, however I will be terminating that relationship effective immediately.

I am upset that in cases were I am OFFERING to RETURN the defective unit and pay full price for a FACTORY refurbished unit, TiVo is unwilling to provide any assistance with the lifetime subscription, transfer fee, etc.

My needs are very simple as I use TiVO to record OTA content only. I use my Samsung Home Theater System, for internet provided services including Amazon Prime;), Hulu, etc.

I am not about to pay TiVo for a new unit AND Lifetime subscription for programming of the 5 OTA channels I receive.

Too bad I can't figure out a way to have my Series 1 unit record/playback HD. As this 13 year old unit just keeps working! BTW this subscription is the good one with TRUE lifetime (not product lifetime subscription) that was changed around 2006 timeframe.

Rick

"TiVo has detected a serious problem" message

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 07:48
I have a 500 meg expander drive from Western Digital attached to my Roamio. While moving my TV, the cable from the WD to the Roamio came unplugged, generating an error message telling me to plug it in and reboot the Tivo. During the reboot I got this message: "The TiVo Box has detected a serous problem and is now attempting to fix it...." It only took a few minutes instead of the expected three hours, and now works properly. I'm concerned that there is something wrong with the box, and I can exchange it for a new one if necessary. Can anyone provide me with some guidance about what has happened, and if I would be better off exchanging it for a new one. Thanks to all.

Big Brother - 9.12.13

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 07:03
No real major surprise. We got the usual red herring that there was a possibility that that GM might be put up and taken out rather than McRae, but once Julie mentioned that they came clean about the Exterminators, I knew that's all that was and McRae was going home.

Far more interesting (as it usually is at this time of the game) was the jury house. Amanda was still Amanda, trying to push for her man, but it seems the jury thinks McRae is just a floater. I knew it would have been hard for him to convince the jury otherwise. Moot point anyway. Based on the comments in the jury house, I make Andy the favorite if he makes the finals. I think they all realized that Andy played them, but they didn't seem at all upset by it. A few kudos to GM, but it seemed some just thought she was a floater. No real mention of Spencer, which should say something about his chances. And Aaryn once again tried what seemed to me to be an insincere apology.

Tivo Series 2 stopped recieving signal from remote.

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 06:37
I have 2 tivo, series 1 and series 2. I have 3 remotes. All 3 remotes are working perfectly fine on the series1 (i love that workhorse!). None of the remotes are working on the series 2. Series 2 is a Humax and i've had it in play for 2 years now. The remote worked fine up until a few months ago when it started working intermittently. Sometimes it would not work for a whole day, then i'd try it the next day and hold it sideways and volia! it worked. About a weeked ago it simple stopped working. We changed the batteries and that didnt help. As i said above my other 2 remotes this alleged nonworking remote ALL work m on my series 1. I went to the offical tivo site and followed all the instructions to no avail.

1) no other unaccounted for remotes with a stuck button.
2) all lights in the room are off so no other interference.
3) no new equipment introduced into the room other than phone chargers

Help - i think its the box and its years out of warranty... if that is the case is there a Tivo Repair service that isnt going to charge me an arm and a leg...

I have a life time membership on this box and would hate to have to get a new box at full price or not be able to transfer my member ship.

I got this box used for $25 buck so if I had to get a new one... i guess that would be ok, as long as i could transfer my lifetime subscription.

KMTTG Only Pulling Portions Of Show...

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 04:04
Every now and then (though it is happening more often lately), KMTTG will begin transferring a program and it will end and then do the decrypt and I find it only completed a portion of the show. Doesn't matter if it is 30min, an hour, or two hours. Sometimes it does the whole program, other times it will just pick a place to stop.

Anyone know what this could potentially be? I don't think it is some kind of issue with the recording because I have viewed the programs and there were no video issues with them.

And since we are NO longer able to record from a certain point with KMTTG, I can't even go to that part, pause it, and start transferring from there.

Any ideas?

series 3 acting slow and jerking

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 02:05
I had the previous endless reboot problem but now it loads up really slow. I actually got it to play a recording but it does the same thing when trying that. Mainly it boots up slow and starts loading in a jerking motion, if I go in too far in a menu or play a recording it won't let me go back.

Should I do the "kickstart" diagnostics?
As listed here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=372111

Channel Line-up

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:50
The channel line-up for the over the air digital channels has changed months ago. But Tivo has not updated. In the Fresno area channel 47.2 had dropped the country music network and is now showing the same shows that are on 47.1. Other channels have changed too. What is wrong? Tivo doesn't check or change the information they are sending out.

tivo detected a serious problem.... time for fios dvr?

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:43
After enjoying my tivo premiere for 2 years i have now received the dreaded screen of death, its been more than 6 hours and it continues to go from almost there to blank screen to back to almost there. I've already unplugged it etc... I spent $700 for the tivo with life subscription + $100 for an external hard drive... what do you guys think should i switch to fios or is it worth paying $150 to .weaknees to fix it?

My biggest concern is I don't want to deal with a breakdown every year or two, has anyone had any experience after fixing their tivo, is it likely to break again? Thanks!

Auto recording Wishlists

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:06
Noticed on the Roamio box that when you set up a new wishlist, it sets it to autorecord. Don't like that. In wishlists in the past, one had to explicitly tell it to autorecord.

Of my 100 or so wishlists, only about 20 of them are auto record. I have to then go and turn them off for all the others after they're set up.

Anyone know a way to return the default behaviour for that to NOT autorecord with a new wishlist?

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