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30 second skip on XL4

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 13:20
I wonder if anyone else has notice this issue. I use the 30 second skip feature (select - play - select - 30 - select) which used to actually skip 30 seconds quickly, now it appears to do a fast forward which takes longer than the previous skip.

"What to Watch Now" links hit or miss

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:27
On the Roamio, "what to watch now" links always take me to the recommended show. On the Minis, it's hit or miss. Sometimes the link just goes to some (apparently) random channel.

Any suggestions?

WD30EURS or WD30EURX For Upgrading Roamio?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:13
I'll be getting a Roamio Plus very soon, and I want to upgrade to a 3TB drive. I know that the WD30EURS is the most recommended drive, but WD recently came out with it's replacement (WD30EURX), which is actually faster, but there is little-to-no feedback about it's reliability.

Can the Roamio take advantage of the increased speed of the new drive? Would Tivo-to-Tivo transfers be faster with the new drive?

If the Roamio can take advantage of the increased speed, I'll probably go with the new one. If not, I'll probably go with the older model with known reliability...

Any help would be great!


Lifetime for $399 - can I buy from Best Buy or Amazon?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:39
I have 2 Premiere 4's and 2 Mini's (all with Lifetime service on them) and am looking into getting a Roamio Plus. If I were to buy the Roamio from Best Buy or Amazon, can I still get the $399 Lifetime pricing? Or am I required to buy the box directly from TiVo to get that price? Thanks!

Season pass corruption

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 09:48
Has anyone experienced the problem that a season pass becomes corrupted, so that it doesn't record a show, or records a blank screen for the hour? I've had this experience with Castle on ABC on Monday nights. All other shows record correctly, including shows on Monday night and shows on ABC.

I deleted the season pass for Castle and scheduled a new one - we'll see if Castle records this Monday. In the meantime, thank goodness for free On-Demand, so we didn't miss any Castles.

I've determined that it's not the cable box, or the cables from the box to Tivo. So it's either a corrupted season pass or gremlins. I'm hoping its the season pass corruption, because I don't know how to handle gremlins.

iOS show transfer problem-Roamio

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 02:29
I am transferring csi to my iPad air from TiVo roamio pro. I chose basic quality, but it doesn't stop at that file size. The video keeps transferring without any end in sight. Thanks in advance for any help!

Tivo Roamio Remote - Why is TV Power shutting down my Tivo!?!?!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 00:18
It is has been many years since I have had a Tivo. Tonight I hooked up a Roamio Pro.

When I press the "TV Pwr" button the Tivo is shutting down. In the past that button would only control my TV. Is there any way to prevent the remote from shutting down the Tivo. It really doesn't make sense to me since you want your Tivo to run so it can record and stream.


can't start kmttg

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 22:38
I need help! I had recently updated to java 7.45 and now I can't start program. tried deleting and going out and downloading newest. still doesn't work. The .jar file is set to open with the javaaw.exe file that installation instructions say. please help. using windows 8.1 java 7 .45

An Adventure in Space and Time (OAD 11/22/2013, Spoilers)

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 22:28
Well, I don't know if you can have spoilers about a docudrama, but... :)

Casting on the show was excellent all around. David Bradley was amazing at playing William Hartnell. I loved the fact that they filmed so much at BBC Television Centre, making good use of the now vacant facility and adding an air of authenticity to the whole thing.

The only major quibble I had was the very end, when they had an appearance from Matt Smith. Not only was it an incredibly on the nose way of making the point, it really took me out of the historical authenticity they had worked so hard over the previous 2 hours to establish. It was really ham-handed, if you ask me.

I would have also liked to see them look a bit longer at Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It's a shame that the only thing they showed about it was 2 seconds of Derbyshire playing the theme on the synthesizer.

In the end, I found it a particularly touching story.

No Internet, no search, in HDUI

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 21:53
My Internet was out briefly today, and I noticed something troubling: Search was greyed out on my TiVo, and didn't work at all, despite the TiVo having locally-stored guide data. Since this was a Premiere, I temporarily switched to the SDUI, did a "Search by Title", and successfully scheduled the recording I wanted. But if it had been a Roamio, I guess I couldn't have searched at all?

Slide remote backlight issue

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 19:40
Anyone else find that the ambient light sensor in the Slide Remote is WAY too sensitive? Ours does not illuminate in anything other than a near pitch dark room. Even the glow from a laptop screen a foot or two away is enough to inhibit the backlight. This renders the backlight feature pretty useless in all but the darkest situations.

I called support and they are sending me another remote, but I was not able to determine over the phone whether this behavior is normal or not.

What would help would be if there was a way to inhibit the light sensor. I did some experimentation and it seems the sensor looks through the Tivo button, so putting a piece of tape over it won't work.

I would simply pull it apart and disable the sensor but it looks like taking the top half apart might damage the case and it is brand new......


TiVo Roamio Plus Return/Exchange

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:28
Will some kind soul here who bought a new TiVo Roamio Plus be willing to sell me their empty box (if you're planning to throw it away anyway?).

I decided to upgrade to a Roamio Pro but I accidently threw away the Plus box so I don't know how to send it back. I am not sure if TiVo will take a Plus back in Pro box - so if anyone has experience doing that it would be helpful to know!

Tivo Stream WiFi question

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:26
I am thinking about purchasing a Tivo Stream. I currently have the basic Roamio connected through WiFi. I know the documentation suggests that the Roamio must be connected via ethernet for it to work. I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience if the Stream will work even if the Roamio is on WiFi and not ethernet. I plan on eventually running Cat6 to my Roamio, but was wondering if this would work in the meantime.


Using kmttg with windows 7 netbook

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 16:55
What settings do I use? What encoding profile? Please help! (and thank you! :)


Pause not working after fall update (2013)

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:07
This has been happening all week. I usually turn on the TV and pause my Premiere right before 5:30pm so that I have some buffer remaining. After the latest update, once the time reaches 5:30pm the tuner starts to play without my pressing pause. Like I say, I have been able to reproduce this every evening this week (Monday through Thursday). Anyone know what might be causing this or is this a bug introduced with the latest update?

Tivo Mini tuner sharing ("piggybacking")

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 14:20
I've just received my Roamio Plus and 3 Mini's the other day and am still working through the setup. I'm coming from a Windows Media Center setup with 4 extenders spread throughout the house. I'm comparing features and noticed that tuner allocated to the mini won't "share" with the main Roamio while it's being viewed in another room.

For instance, Roamio Plus is recording 4 shows and viewing live channel ABC. If I tune to ABC on the mini it takes the 6th tuner to do this rather than "share" the 5th already watching the same channel. Is this the expected behavior? If so, is there any plan to piggyback in the future like Windows Media Center? Since they addressed dynamic tuner allocation with a firmware update, maybe they could do the same with this?

Non-Cable Modem House--Need to add MoCA

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 14:04
Hello TiVo Community. I am pretty adept with Networking and TiVos, but I have been having trouble figuring out how to add a MoCA device to my home to get TiVo to talk from my 2-Tuner (non MoCA) Premiere to a new TiVo Mini in my basement.

It might be easiest to view the attached schematic.

Please PM me for a link to the image; apparently I need more posts before I can link images.


I do not have COAX TV signal into my house
I do have have Ethernet to the TiVo Priemiere 2-tuner (currently uses a TiVo WiFi adapter)
My ISP is DSL so there is no COAX port on the Modem/Router
I have a MoCA enables TiVo Mini

Question: Where to I add a MoCA adapter to get networking from the TiVo Premiere to the TiVo Mini?

Thanks so much.

Roamio Pro questions: CSR way off base?

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 13:48
I have three time warner DVRs in my house, with whole-house viewing (in charlotte, if it matters ;) ).

My kids each have an old TiVo in their rooms- an old S2 with lifetime, and an s2d2

I am thinking about switching one of the TWC DVRs to a roamio pro, so I called to find out what it would take. I talked to a lady at tiro that told me some things that I think are just plain wrong, so I will ask the questions here.

1. TWC Charlotte has several SDV channels. I would still need a tuning adapter, won't I? (The rep said that the tuning adapter was "built in")

2. If I add a TiVo mini to the mix- it will still use a tuner on the Roamio, correct?(she said "no, they don't do that anymore")

Finally- does anyone else in charlotte have one of the 6 tuner models? Any problems getting a CableCard that supports 6 tuners, and did you require a truck roll?

Stream & Download Problems

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 13:40
i have a standalone stream with a basic Roamio, and have been happily downloading and streaming shows to my ipad.

Typically, I would select a few shows to download to my ipad before going to bed,and all shows would be transferred over when I wake up.

I tried this Wednesday night - selecting about 8 hours worth of shows to transfer, and when I woke up (5 hours), only about 2 hours had transferred.

Now, when I am using OOH downloads, the show will start downloading, but after a few minutes, the screen flips from the "On my Ipad" tab to "on my DVR", and the download pauses.
I flip back, restart, and same thing.

Any idea what is happening?

Do Minis support 3D?

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 13:07
In the comparisons of the Roamio series Tivos, they mention that 3D is supported.

With the mini, I cannot find any mention anywhere, either way. :mad:

Is 3D supported on the Mini?

I would like to eliminate the noisy fan in my bedroom... my current HD XL has a fan that from time to time starts making noise, and if I can eliminate the full Tivo, no fan to start making noise.