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Going to give it another try, hope Ethernet works better

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:58
Recently attempted to get a Roamio Pro and some Minis working properly, but they never worked well enough for me during my return window, so I gave up. I have FiOS and used MoCA to connect the Tivos, but was hampered by lost connection, V57 errors and several other issues.

This time around (Pro & 2 Minis) I'm planning to use Ethernet, though one of the Ethernet connections will be through a MoCA adapter. Should I expect better results, or will that MoCA adapter still make it a MoCA connection, for lack of a better descriptive term. I'd really like it to work out this time.

Problems sharing videos FROM iMac TO TiVo Premiere

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:22
I have an iMac running OSX Mavericks and a TiVo Premiere I just bought. I downloaded TiVo Desktop (the Snow Leopard and Higher version worked fine) and have been able to share Music & Photos, but tried to use Roxio's Toast 11 Titanium with TiVo Transfer and Mac2Tivo apps to share videos back and forth with my Premiere. TiVo Transfer works just fine, but Mac2Tivo to share videos FROM my Mac TO my TiVo only worked for exactly 5 minutes before the folder disappeared from the My Shows folder and hasn't showed up again since.

I've tried everything else! pyTivo, pyTivoX, Vuze...nothing ever showed up in my TiVo's My Shows list! I finally found out about TiVo Desktop's "hidden" video tab (CMD+click in preferences) that allows sharing. FINALLY something showed up, but no videos showed up. I eventually realized that I had to manually convert all videos to MPEG-2 to get them to show up for my TiVo (a pain in the butt, but a small price to pay to get sharing to work! BTW, will any other files types work, or only MPEG-2??). When I add converted files to the shared TiVo Desktop folder, Finder adds a data file that corresponds to each file. Can I edit that data file information to add an episode or movie description? Would I use TextEdit to do this? Or will editing that file corrupt the file?

Another issue I found is that once I have the files transferred to the TiVo, I delete the files from the shared folder to save space on the Mac, but I can't empty the trash. Do I have to turn off the TiVo Desktop server each and every time, or is there a way to force it to allow me to delete the files at will?

Sorry to ramble...I'm new to all of this and it drives me crazy that I can't make it work seamlessly!

Streaming and WiFi Range Extending

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:15
I have a second Actiontec router that I am using as a MoCA bridge, but I'm still using the WiFi to extend the range of the primary router which is in my basement. I am using the same SID and security on both but have each set to different channels. I have experienced a lot of freezing during streaming and am wondering if it is due to this range extending configuration. Thoughts?

Hulu Plus app problems

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:36
Is anyone else having any issues with the Hulu Plus app?

I find that when watching Hulu on the Roamio, I get a lot of buffering. It will stop and buffer every 15 to 20 seconds. I've even lowered the settings to the lowest SD possible and I still get it.

I have 25 Mbps cable internet, and a hardwired ethernet connection to my LAN.

There are no issues at all with Netflix playback. Just Hulu.

When I switch over to my Roku to play Hulu on that, it works just fine. It's just the Roamio Hulu app that is struggling.

Anyone else, or just me?

Slingbox options and a TiVo

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:29
I was debating on possibly getting a TiVo stream in order to be able to stream live channels from one of my Tivo Premieres to outside my home. From my understanding, this out-of-home streaming isn't real great right now though.

Another option I could do is hook up a slingbox to a unsubscribed Series 3 TiVo HD or Series 2 I have. Until I return it, I put an extra S-card in the TiVo HD. Called Comcast and paired it and it works great as a basic cable box. No real recording and/or guide data available, but it made me think I could essentially hook it up to a slingbox and get pretty good out-of-home live streaming capabilities. Anybody ever try this? I realize I would also not really be able to access ANY recordings in my network so no need to bring up this point either. Was just wondering about this scenario.

Would I maybe be better off doing this with a Series 2 (if possible) though as it could use less bandwidth for the upload (since its SD only)?

Just wondering

Tivo announces new Cloud DVR Service

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:34
For cable companies and not retail but interesting none the less.


No More Howard Stern TV on Demand?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:57
I'm a long time Howard Stern radio listener on XM and this past year specifically got my 1st Comcast Cable Box in my house to access Howard Stern TV on Demand, I could not access it on a Tivo with Cable Cards.

Recently in September, they stopped airing new shows, and I am unclear moving forward if any new material will be added; in fact Comcast removed the $10 charge for Howard TV on Demand. Anyone have any insight if this is coming back or should I return my HD Comcast box?

Thank you,


TiVo Roamio Remote Codes available for JP1

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:35
I created and uploaded a remote device file for the Roamio Remote codes, for those familiar with JP1.


Closed Captions Question

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:08
I had thought Tivotogo now transferred closed captions, but now I'm wondering if I'm wrong; can someone enlighten me? thanks

Helix premieres on SyFy tomorrow ...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 08:57
I don't know anything about this show, but it's got Ronald D. Moore attached, so that's enough to make me want to watch it. :)

how to test moca speed

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 08:26
I've seen a lot of posts here referencing MOCA speeds but I've not seen exactly how this is accomplished.
I've got a Roamio Plus with 2 minis on MOCA (using Roamio's internal MOCA).

How can I test my MOCA speeds from a mini?

Video Format Settings

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 08:01
A couple of basic questions about video format settings please.

My Roamio is connected to a Sony that handles all video formats through 1080P. I do not use any streaming services (at this time) - just HD & SD broadcasts from Cablevision.

1) Am I correct that I just want to set the video format to 1080P only and let the tivo scale as needed? Is there any advantage or disadvantage to setting it to 1080p vs 1080i ?

2) Neither my Premier Elite nor the Roamio seem to have settings for "Native", "Hybrid" or "Fixed" under the video settings, but the tivo website says they should be there (at least for the Premier). Am I missing something?

Thanks much.

iPad download corruption

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 07:25
First, let me start off by saying that TiVo has stepped it up with the streaming feature, especially the fact that you can download to the mobile device. I work in Angola, Africa with poor internet connectivity, so loading up my iPad before travel was quite awesome. (Note: My Slingbox has been sold on eBay because it was worthless in Angola)

That said, there is a small problem. I'm using the new Roamio Pro and over half of the shows that I downloaded to my iPad have come across as blank (zero time), had errors (won't play), or hang before the end of the show. Is this a known issue that is being worked?

... re-downloading the shows from Angola is possible, but takes about 3 hours for a 30 minute show. It is especially frustrating when one of the 3 hour downloads ends up to be corrupted.

Any update on the Android app that will work with Stream?

Banshee - Season 2 - Starts 1/10/2014

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 07:00
I got a flyer from DirecTV yesterday that I could get Cinemax and Starz for 3 months for the price of one. I was curious when the second season of Banshee started and was surprised to find it was in 2 days!! So, I got Cinemax hooked up and am ready.

I'm looking forward to the second season. The first season was crazy and I'm looking forward to more craziness. :) Sadly, I don't really remember how last season ended. I hope they have a good "last season, on Banshee".

Stand for "tower" placement of Tivo behind dresser

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 06:03
I am using a Tivo Premiere behind my dresser in a bedroom in a tower format. I want the unit to sit upright along the back of the wall with LED's facing upward.

Is there a "stand" or some other accessory which would allow me to secure the TiVo in an upright position with the LEDs facing upward. I was thinking of some type of stands but can't seem to find other.

I am also interested in a "Stand" or similar accessory for the tuning adapter.

Was wondering if there were any advice or tips.

Please let me know. Thanks.

mlb.tv app needs bandwidth selection / stop audio dropouts

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 23:56
Well, I plunked down the off season mlb.tv fee to check out how the tivo mlb.tv app on my roamio works.

The bad news is the audio, which keeps dropping out, about every 10-20 seconds, it drops out for about 1/4 of a second. This is quite annoying.

It appears that the app tries to stay at the highest resolution, and when it's at its highest, the dropouts are at their worst. Sometimes the resolution drops down for a while, and then the audio works better.

I have a pretty good isp connection (1.6 MB/sec) and these dropouts are quite rare when I listen through my computer.

At the least, the app should let me select between hd and sd resolutions, if that would solve the audio problems. Or perhaps the app should buffer more if that's the problem.

The interface is ok, but also has one annoying problem. When I'm seeking to an inning, and say I'm at the 9th inning, then to back out of the app to choose another game, I have to press the remote <- key 10 or 11 times. Why not use the "back" button on my remote to take me to the schedule in one press.

I would prefer to use the tivo over my computer (both connected to my tv) since I like being able to use the remote to pause, which you can't do when running on the computer. So, fix the audio, or let me lower the resolution to fix it, and I'll watch mlb with my tivo. But the sound dropping out is just too annoying.

unable to see my romeo in tivo transfer app

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 23:23
I enjoyed transferring my shows from my premier 3 to my computer using tivo transfer pc or mac. Since I upgraded to romeo I typed in the media key and I do not see the romeo and I am on the same network on both romeo and computer what is going wrong if the app is unsupported what can I use to replace the ability to transfer from tivo romeo pro to computer?

Rhapsody skips when changing pages

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:48
I just renewed my Rhapsody account after purchasing my base Roamio, I noticed everytime I have a song playing and I either go back a page or forwards, the song will skip. When they had Rhapsody on my Series 3, there never was problems with songs skipping while searching for another song to play.

Here is what Rhapsody CS wrote:

Older devices used WMA RAD file format to stream music. Its an old file format which is now no longer supported. This means some older home audio devices may no longer play Rhapsody music.

In order to fix this issue, you need to contact your device manufacturer and update the firmware of your device. If you are unable to update your device firmware, or the issue is not resolved after updating the firmware, then your device no longer supports Rhapsody.

So, would Tivo be using an old out of date WMA RAD file or is my high speed Cox internet not be fast enough?

Premier to S-Video on old TV

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:16
Hi Everyone,

I've upgraded from an HD to a Premier.

My TV is an old Sony CRT TV. It's input options are Coax, R/W/Y RCA's, or S-Video. I had my HD connected via the S-Video and the R/W Audio RCA's.

The Premier doesn't have an S-Video output. And I'd rather not have to go back to the single yellow video cable.

Is their a cable that will allow me to go from the Component outputs on the Premier to the S-Video and R/W Audio RCA's on my TV?

If so, I assume that would be better than the single yellow video cable?

Thanks for your help.

Best Software to burn Tivo videos to Blu Ray

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:41
Can someone recommend a good one that allows me to preserve subtitles? I don't mind paying; I have the software to take off the Tivo wrapper. Also, I've used Cybermedia but I'm getting little micro stutters. thanks