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Skipping -reboot

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:44
I just had both of my TiVo minis experiencing skipping on hi DEF live TV and hidef recordings streamed from the Roamio. Rebooted a Mini, no change, rebooted the Roamio and that seems to have worked. Has anybody else had this problem? Is this something I will need to do on a regular basis?

Ces 2914! <Time Travel Spoiler Alert>

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:40
First let me say Awesome that TCM is still running, Second how in the world am I still alive?

I was reading over HULU Plus discussion groups and I hit this.
I know they meant to say 2014 but this is why it's important to hit EDIT when you see an error before hitting submit.

Will the new Google VP9 make it to HULU and will content be converted?

I just saw Google's new format comparison with H.265 in a preview of CES 2914. I hope that Hulu will convert to the new format.

Kenneth Edwards posted on Jan 5 2014, 5:33:14 PM

whoa. I must have blinked, we are in the super future it's 2914.. Please tell me we have teleportation and flying cars now. I mean geez nothing happening in 2010 and don't get me started on 2013. =)

John Hilla posted on Jan 5 2014, 9:37:0 PM [ Reply ]

One more note, if this was not accident then we have a the first documentation of a future log of events. Case in point, Hulu could improve stability. But wait on investing until 2914. I'm sure by then the commercials could be down to at least 10secs.


Tivo Remote with Sony STR-DN1040 Reciever

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:18
I have a Tivo Roamio and a sony str-dn1040 receiver. None of the codes work with the receiver. I also have my components in a closet so I cant switch to the glo learning remote. Any help would be appreciated.

any other reasons to keep Series 3 TiVo over a Mini?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:49
Long story, but I am in a situation where I could basically sell two lifetimed Series 3 TiVos (a TCD648250B and a TCD652160) on ebay. From what I can tell, probably get about $200-250 for each of them.

I could then get a lifetimed TiVo mini (Yes, I do also have a 4-tuner Premiere in my network). I am wondering if I should do it or not & comparing some of the reasons.

As far as I can initially see, the main advantages of course is the mini has a much faster interface (that is also HD), can "stream" flagged material from my Premieres (aka...my Comcast HBO recordings) & no use or potential expense of a cable card.

Only real advantages I can see for keeping the Series 3s are primarily having more network storage for recordings. However, can ONLY transfer non-flagged content (In other words, can't transfer HBO recordings). Can't stream to/from at all with Series 3s.

Any other advantages/disadvantages for keeping one over the other?

The Bachelor: Juan Pablo

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:36
Probably a bit too late but I was surprised to see that they're airing http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/a...-2014-20140103 "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo" on a Sunday night.

The show's never been on a Sunday.

Wishlists gone mad. Multiple instances of movies in to-do

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:15
I discovered multiple instances of No Country For Old Men and several other films on my To Do List even though the wishlists that caused them to be scheduled are set up for New And Repeats and not All.

It's the first time I've seen the issue in the month that this new box has been in service.

Advice welcome.

TiVo Central - How to get out

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 15:29
The TiVo button just switches between Central and Shows. No other button seems to work. Right now I hit the Guide button twice but it seems there would be a direct button. Maybe an older remote has this button and I could "learn" it on my RCA remote.

music,photos, showcases-SWF Corrupt error

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:59

I have the 20.7 update on my tivo premiere, and these days hadn't gone to the music/photos/showcases in a few months just today I noticed SPOTIFY! YAY! but i keep getting either corrupt swf errors, or start failure.

i've manually updated tivo several times, restarted the DVR

spotify is not the only app thats getting the corrupt swf error. (at least in music showcases photos)

I signed up for the 20.8 update but don't know if that will fix it ?

4 years on still having v301 error code!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:09
I still get the v301 error code when trying to use rhaposdy on top of that now when i try to use spotify on my tivo premeire xl i get NO SOUND! I tried to access spotify 3 times last night and couldnt get any sound. I'm so frutrated with tivo not fixing the v301 error code for the last4 years .:mad:

New Tivo on FIOS?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:59
Hello, I am on FIOS and looking to get a Tivo solution to replace my DVR. I have a few questions and would appreciate your feedback.

1) I've read that FIOS has high signal. Do I need to put an inline attenuator?

2) I am looking at a Roamio Pro and 2 Tivo minis. I will probably add one more mini soon, and then one when I finish my basement. Is this viable, or should I look at something like a discounted premiere instead of a mini?

3) I see that the mini has a basic remote. Should I get the slide remote?

4) Any tips/suggestion for how to buy the Tivos? Could I get some sort of a package deal if I call instead of order online?


Software required for downloading programs from Roamio? (H.264)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:58
I've encountered something unusual that I think I understand what's going on, but I wanted to get others' opinions to see whether I've missed something.

I want to download a program off my new Roamio Pro. Here's what I've encountered:
  • If I download it normally using kmttg, I end up with a quite small decoded .mpg that is just the audio portion with no video.
  • If I tell kmttg to download the program's transport stream instead, not only does it download much more quickly and I get a much larger file (~8 GB), but I find that the tivodecode step fails since it doesn't understand transport streams.
  • If I load this resulting .TiVo file in VideoReDo Plus, I get a message that the content in the .TiVo file is actually an H.264 stream, and VideoReDo Suite H.264 is required to handle this file.

So, what I think I've learned is that the program I'm downloading from my TiVo is not working with my normal processes because the channel is being sent in H.264 instead of MPEG-2 format. If I want to download programs from my TiVo from an H.264 channel, it seems that the only way to decrypt it currently is VideoReDo Suite H.264.

Am I correct, or is there some part of the problem that I've overlooked?

I should add that I'm on a Mac, but I do have access to Windows XP via VMware Fusion.

cable modem/gateway and router

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:32

Sorry if this topic has been covered, I searched for an answer but could not find one. If you know of a thread that covered this topic, please let me know.

I will be receiving my basic Tivo Roamio on Thursday and plan on connecting to the internet wirelessly. I currently have a cable modem/gateway supplied by Comcast, but am wondering if that will provide a strong enough signal to connect my Tivo, or if I should invest in a wireless router. The Tivo will be located about 20 or 30 feet from the modem/gateway which is in a spare bedroom, so there are walls that may block the signal. My phone is currently connected through the modem/gateway and the signal fluctuates between “good” and “excellent”, depending on where I am in the house, it’s “good” in the living room where the Tivo will be located.

Thanks for your input.

Pete :confused:

Programming my guide

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:14
How do I get to the screen to uncheck channels that I do not want to appear in my guide?

Clueless on Tivo, Need info!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:09
Hello, I'm new here and don't have the first clue about getting Tivo or subscribing to their service.
Or what fee Cable will charge me.

Currently Subscribe to Directv with HR34,Hr24,HR23,H25, D12 and whole home service. While I love the system, I don't love some of the rate increases, the sometimes slow response times by the receivers and the over all lack of Local channels that my Blue ridge cable offers.

Cable claim they will offer tivo in June, but untill then I want a feel for what I'm looking at .
I will never use the Cisco receivers again. :down:

I already Kind of know what I want
Roamio Plus , maybe Pro, and 3 Minis

What would Cable charge me? Just one cable card Fee?
Or since its 6 tuners would it be 6 $0.50 outlet fees?

For my fifth receiver , it just needs a standard cable box.

My Question is, If I decided to Get 2 Roamios and 2 Minis
Would I be charged 2 cable card fees, and thats it?
Or 12 outlet fees?
Also can both Roamios interact into your whole home to access recording and play back from all rooms?

Thanks any Help would be great.

Does mini have ability to have a video window in the guide?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:05
Wondering if the video widow in the guide is available on the mini. Thx

Roamio Series 5 Menus on Mini?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:43
I am late to this particular party, just added a mini to our whole home system.

Anyway, has Tivo stated when they intend to update the menus on the mini to match those on the Roamio?

TCD746320 with Lifetime for sale

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:27
$325 shipped UPS ground.
Tivo extended warranty until April 2014

Selecting Input on TV with TiVo Remote

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:18
In order to change inputs on my Westinghouse TV I choose "input," scroll to the desired source, then select "enter."

My problem is that my standard TiVo remote does not seem to have an "enter" button for the TV. I can choose "input" and scroll to the different sources, but cannot select any of those inputs.

Any thoughts/advice?


Channel Logos in Guide

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:57
Coming from WMC, and using an application like My Channel Logos, it is very nice to have the channel logos present right next to the call letters in the guide. This makes it very easy to glance at the guide and see which channels you are looking at.

Is there any way to add this ability to the TiVo?