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Extended Warranty

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:22
What's everyone buying, Is the tivo extended warranty the best way to go? I just got the entry level roamio with lifetime. So I would like to make my investment worth while.


Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:55
No price listed, maybe they will make one with composite output (and TA support) so series 1 and 2 owners can get their full digital line up without having to pay for guide. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-GX...p-Box/32478996

Roamio Network Weirdness

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:48
I just added a Roamio to my network which is a mix of wireless and MoCA provided by Actiontec routers. I have two THD DVRs at the same location as the Roamio and they connect using Ethernet which is provided by an Actiontec router. All that works. Now add in the Roamio, connected by Ethernet through the same Actiontec router (it has a 4-port switch built in). The Roamio has two MAC addresses, one for Ethernet, one for MoCA. My router reserves particular IP addresses for each MAC for everything on my network so that everything always gets the same IP address via DHCP.

Weirdness #1
Connected via Ethernet, via the Actiontec, even though MoCA is not turned on, both the Ethernet IP and the MoCA IP of the Roamio return pings. And the MoCA IP has a latency of 0.004 seconds while the Ethernet connection runs around 0.014 seconds.

Running a Bonjour scan of my network, the Roamio shows up as follows:

DVR-CE6C Zeus _http._tcp.
DVR-CE6C Zeus _tivo-device._tcp.
DVR-CE6C Zeus _tivo-mindrpc._tcp.
DVR-CE6C Zeus _tivo-remote._tcp.
DVR-CE6C Zeus _tivo-videos._tcp.
DVR-CE6C Zeus _tivo-videostream._tcp.
STR-CE6C Zeus _tivo-xcode._tcp.

I know what a "DVR" is but what's a "STR"? That seems to be the MoCA address presence.

Weirdness #2
If I attempt to turn on the Roamio's MoCA networking ('Connect using MoCA'), it crashes my Actiontec based MoCA, and the Roamio's MoCA says it cannot find the router.

When I was first setting up the Roamio in another room, turning on MoCA did not cause any problems and I ran the Roamio with just MoCA networking for a while.

To connect the Roamio's coax, I took the coax going to the Actiontec's coax connection, added a 2-way splitter with one going to the Actiontec and the other to the Roamio. So, the Actiontec and Roamio are separated by just a few feet of coax through a splitter. Could it be that they are just too close together?

In Roamio's network settings, what is "Use this DVR to create a MoCA network"? MoCA is peer to peer. None of the devices "creates" a network. Does this perhaps mean, Create an Internet Gateway via MoCA? That is, plug the Roamio Ethernet cable into your cable modem and let MoCA devices connect to the Internet over coax through "this DVR"?

Need 1 more programmable button on Slider Pro remote

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:41
Samsung TVs have a "Source" button which is used to change the input.

First the choice list shows up, and then every time you press the button the source changes.

I have my input button mapped to the source button no problem.

The problem occurs in that after you scroll to your source, you have to make your selection by pressing enter.

Unfortunately I can't figure out how or where to map an enter button for the TV.

Are there any remote hacks that allow you to program additional buttons?



Premier Memory Upgrade: Is it possible/Worth it?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:41
I got a Premier a few months ago, just before Roamio was introduced of course and noticed that doing anything in the Tivo menu seems slow. Is it possible to upgrade the RAM or is the HD the only item that is upgradeable? If so, is there a got site to get the hardware?

Roamio - Cable and OTA?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:50
So I was getting ready to pull the trigger to upgrade my Premiere to Roamio. I was looking at the image of the back of the box, and I saw only one coax input. I currently have Fios and OTA on my Premiere. So does the Roamio only support cable or OTA, but not both at the same time? Is there some kind of adapter to make it work?

I was actually a pure "cord cutter" for about 2 1/2 years. I got an offer from Verizon to reactivate Fios TV on my account for about $16/month more than I was already paying for internet and phone, plus they gave me a $250 gift card. I really like having both services on the Tivo box at the same time. I hope there is a way.


Netflix/component/1080p issue

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:20
I noticed something iwith regard to Netflix and 1080p, which may have been a result of the recent software update last week. I use two outputs from the TiVo – HDMI direct to the TV set (2008 vintage Sharp LCD), and component out to my AV Receiver (Pioneer VSX-03THX), then HDMI from the receiver to the TV. I have the resolution set on the TiVo to 1080i, 1080p, and when I watch 1080p Netflix content directly via HDMI from the TiVo to the TV, the resolution starts at 1080i, then after about 15 seconds switches on the TV to 1080p. However when I watch through the receiver (component out to receiver then HDMI from receiver to TV, at the point where the resolution switches from 1080i to 1080p, the TV goes black and doesn’t recover.

I know the 1080p is working properly from the TiVo to the TV, I’m wondering if there could be a limitation on the component output or another setting somewhere that I am missing.

Not able to access Youtube

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 10:49
When I go to "Find TV, Music, Videos..." on Youtube, I get an X over the T underneath the Youtube logo and no more Youtube. What's up? Thanks.

Boardwalk Empire S04E12

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 10:44

Lot of bad people out of the way seems like. Sad to see one go. That last scene was gut wrenching happy for a second and then sad another.

Can it be this easy?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 09:57
Can setting up a mini in a moca setup be that easy:

Just ordered a roamio 6 tuner (150 hr) and a single mini.

My cable is pretty easy easy...

- main feed from pole to three way switch/spliter.
* 1 feed goes to modem
* 1 feed to mini
* 1 feed to roamio. (Which is right next to modem but uses its feed)

Question is - is that all that's needed to make moca work?

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Secret State on DTV

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 09:19
I am having some problems with my Secret State series link this week and had to manually record the episode for this coming Tuesday.


Multi Room Viewing Problem

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 08:52
I have a premier 4 and a premier 2 DVR. The Premier 2's hard drive recently died and I just replaced it. Everything works great on the 2 except for multi room viewing. I can Transfer recording from the 4 to the 2 and from the 2 to the 4. I can also play recordings on the 4 directly from the 2. But when I try to play recording on the 2 directly from the 4 I get the following Error:

"Problem Playing Video - There is either a temporary problem with your home network, or the DVR Den (this is my premier 4) may have been unplugged or restarted. (V68) For more info, visit tivo.com/help/V68"

One other thing I have noticed is the Premier 4 is running 20.3 whereas the premier 2 is running 20.2. I have connected to the Tivo service multiple times on the premier 2 and restarted multiple times, but I can't seem to get the 20.3 software update. I have also tried restarting the premier 4 to see if that helped.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Amazing Race - 11/24/13

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 08:42
The self righteous Docs get on my nerves. I hope they don't win.

why no upgrade program?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 02:44
Why no upgrade program to upgrade with little to no fee for the romeo box I want? They did this for other upgrades.

What cable card do I need to get full channels on my tivo?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 02:28
I have fios ultimate package have tivo got this year with a cable card. I am missing my HBO and Cinemax though verizon doesn't know why but i was told that I needed a special motorola cable card which one is it?

Series 3 Purchase-OTA

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 00:28
I know the Series 3 is old, but is it worth buying still for OTA use. I am getting it for $240 this insides a lifetime subscription. Thanks!

The Walking Dead - "Dead Weight" 11/24/2013

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 00:01
I spent a lot of time being very confused in this episode. It came clear at the end but who killed the camp (If it was the Guv how did he do it silently), why was it taking so long for dead people to turn, why did the Guv kill Martinez and what did he say just before doing it, why did they leave ? Why did they return ?

It made sense at the end, and having evil Guv back was equally good and disappointing, but I got lost along the way.

Family Guy 11-24-2013 (Major Spoiler!!!)

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 22:16
Really shocked that they killed off Brian. But from what I can read it looks like it's for real.

where to find bonjour for win XP

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 20:52
I installed tivo desktop on my laptop (win 7 home premium) a couple of years back and kind of remember having to select bonjour over beacon from the desktop settings.

When I went to install tivo desktop 2.8.3 on my winXP desktop, I keep getting a 'Bonjour is required for tivo desktop to work. Try restarting....or re-enable the service in Control Panel -> Admin. Tools ->Services. error.

restarting does not help, and bonjour is not listed in 'Services'...though beacon is.

any ideas on where to find bonjour, and where tivo is going to look for it?

Roamio questions

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 19:18
I've had a ReplayTV DVR for years - It finally died. I also have a Centon InfiniTV USB and an Echo. I've experienced a lot of problems with poor recording quality and WMC crashes (lost tuners probably a lost USB comm problem) also the Ceton requires a tuning adapter with my cable provider (Brighthouse central Florida). Does the Roamio require a tuning adapter when used with a cable card? Can I record the output of the Roamio (all the cable channels are record once locked).