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Is it possible to hide a category?

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 17:47
I'm referring to the categories I see when (on my Roamio Basic) I go to "TiVo Central->Find TV, Movies, & Videos->Browse TV & Movies->TV". I asked TiVo support about this and they said it wasn't possible with a stock TiVo, but that the members on the forums might have a solution.

Netflix won't work... Tivo Premiere

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 17:44
I have Tivo Software
I can launch Netflix and see the titles but get the "This title is unavailable please try again later" message on every title I select.

Anyone seen this? Please help. I have never used netflix on this box before.

Pair A Second RF Remote to Roamio Pro?

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 17:38
I got a new (second) Tivo RF remote for Christmas.

I have tried the procedures here:


I can not get the new (second) remote to pair to the Roamio. All button presses make red light on remote (IR mode).

I did a chat with TiVo support; they said only one RF pairing is possible per TiVo Roamio (I think this is incorrect).

Any suggestions?

BTW... When I try the CLEAR,ENTER,CLEAR,220,CLEAR in live TV mode, the first enter swaps channels. I never see or hear anything indicating pairing mode.

Quality difference between Amazon stream and download?

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 17:29
Is there a quality difference between streaming an Amazon show and downloading it to my Tivo Roamio Basic? For example, when I rent an Amazon movie I can either stream it immediately to my Blu-Ray player or I can choose to download it to my Tivo.

Is there any advantage to downloading a movie to my Tivo instead of just streaming it to my Blu-Ray player? The only advantage to downloading I can think of is that once its downloaded then I assume I don't need to worry about any Internet issues.

The downside to downloading is that it seems to introduce about a 20 minute delay before I can start watching vs watching immediately if I stream to my Blu-Ray player.

Downton Abbey season premeire?

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 17:04
Downton Abbey is supposed to be starting up again on Jan. 5, but it's not showing up in my guide. It shows a special on Highclere Castle at 7:00, but at 8:00 instead of Masterpiece Classic, my guide is showing Doc Martin. Anyone else?

Some suggestions disappear mid-recording

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 16:40
I have a Roamio Pro and have noticed several times where a suggestion is being recorded and when I return to my suggestions the recording is gone and didn't finish. It's not a signal issue, so unless TiVo has decided to stop recording because of a higher priority, I'm at a loss. With six tuners that has rarely been an issue. I checked the history log unfortunately suggestions are not included there...

Anyone else notice this?

Nikita series finale "Canceled" (spoilers)

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 15:47
I just got done watching the finale. Overall, I was satisfied with the way it ended. Amanda got what she deserved, and it was a relatively happy ending to an often dark show. I have to admit, they had me fooled. I was pretty darn shocked when they revealed that the whole thing was all a ruse to lure in Amanda.

I don't think the series ever lived up to the great start it had out of the gate the first season, but I still enjoyed it right up to the end. I'll definitely miss seeing hot little Alex running around kicking ass. :)

Multiple Roamio issues

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 15:26
I have had numerous TiVo's for as many years as I can remember and never have I had problems like I do with my new Roamio. I constantly lose HD channels, with a message stating they are not authorized by my cable company. These are standard channels that I have always had and that work fine on my old Series 2 box. Comcast has been here and said that the problem is not theirs and I have spent hours on the phone with TiVo tech support and they say it's not on their end either.

At least three times a week I have to reboot the box and suddenly all my channels are working fine again. It also freezes up and reboots itself. Thanksgiving night alone it did it 4 times in a matter of an hour.

So, what do I need to do to fix this problem? Do I just have a faulty device?

UVVU -it's past time, please make it happen

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 13:38
Tivo owners are being held back by the lack of a built in UVVU streaming service. I thought it would come with the new hardware, but so far it it's a no show. I do almost all of my movie watching through UVVU streamers (mostly VUDU on my ps3). I'd love to watch my movies mor conveniently through my TiVo's. Thi is a big issue for my family's entertainment. With the improvements Roku has made with the Roku 3, I may switch to them if tivo doesn't add UVVU streaming soon. Please add UVVU streaming now!(or at least tell us if/when it is coming)

Is pyTivo right for me?

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:58
I'm looking to put home movies on my Tivo for my family to watch. PC -> DVR They're not tech savvy so it has to be transferred onto the Tivo (not streamed) and look like any other video. Videora does this but only supports SD, 720x480 max. I've been reading forums for hours and going cross eyed.

What I've done so far... 1) I converted some videos to MPEG2 (Avidemux/ffmpeg) and transferred them to the Tivo with Tivo Desktop but (I'm assuming) because they didn't have the proper Tivo formatting, I don't have the ability to fast forward or reverse them. 2) I used Videora Tivo Converter and gained the ability to FF and REV but lost quality.

I've heard that kmttg is good at pulling video off Tivo and pyTivo is good at putting them on Tivo but I read a description that pyTivo streams video which I don't want. And, of course, there is always Tivo Desktop Plus but I don't know if it supports HD (1280×720 is good enough) and don't want to pay $15 to see or find out some other limitation that's annoying.


question about 'on demand' channels

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 10:34
I have TWC digital channel lineup for Austin and I don't know how to access my HBO on demand channel (I do have all the HBO channels).
Is there a secret to accessing this, or any, 'on demand' channels in the lineup?

best option for Roamio with series3 too?

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 09:57
OK folks,

I just received a Roamio after posting up a thread here earlier. I have the new box up but need to get service. I have lifetime on the series 3 box I purchased from Costco a few years ago and am trying to figure my best path towards Lifetime on the Roamio. Is it 399 for existing subscribers? Do I sign up for monthly then call back a couple months later to find a deal on lifetime?

Tivo Series 2 - Restart when can't read screen

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 02:47
Restart question for Tivo Series 2:

My Tivo is suddenly so fuzzy, I can barely see anything. (It's not the TV. The TV looks fine with the Xbox or the DVD player)

I'm trying to restart, but I can't even read the on-screen menus. I got to the part where I chose "restart" but I can't read the next screen. One site said that the next step is pressing the thumbs-down button three times, then enter, but that isn't working.

It looks like 2 lines of text, and the first word seems to be "Warning."


FIOS Card Install - Roll Truck or Pick up from store

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 01:42
I want to get a Tivo Roamio, but I am curious if there is a way to get the cable card at a Verizon store or if they still require a truck to roll. Anyone have any experiences with what they had to do?

TiVo's at local WalMart

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 21:23
Was wandering through the electronics department at the local WalMart this evening looking for a Toslink cable when I was very surprised to see TiVo's on the shelf! 1 Premiere and 2 Roamio's.


Shows to binge-watch on Netfliux

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 21:19
Quote: Now that you no longer have to feel guilty about all of this, we've partnered with Netflix to help you pick out the shows you should be binge-watching right now.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4221017.html I gotta catch up with Mad Men and I'm gonna check out Life.

I tried getting every Freaks and Geeks during the marathons but watching on Netflix is easier.

I haven't seen Community either. Or 30 Rock.

Update to HuluPlus??

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 20:52
Has anyone seen, or know if TiVo will get the new HuluPlus UI?

It just updated on my Roku 2 XS, it is similar to the new Netflix UI

Hulu HTML5 Callout to Developer

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 20:28
I have sent a request to HuluPlus via it's Member Channel

Funny thing about Hulu, it's driven by Money -- When a group comes up with an idea to increase that revenue they tend to push ideas a little faster. Hince this reason BBC content came into existing with full force. I figured, I would push those same little buttons to draw attention. Let's see how long it takes before I get a bite. I'll keep you posted on progress.

Hulu HTML5 Worldwide Request

Now that so many devices are supporting an HTML5 format with help from Opera SDK 4.0 it has allowed services Like Tivo to open more access to the new Netflix, Opera Tv Store and Hotlist. Pandora and Amazon are suppose to be releasing a newer version at a later time. A newer interface on this platform would enable newer subscribers that ability to join and enjoy the HuluPlus content plus it would eliminate network congestion to a low roar. Happy customers equal more value and income for the network. Plus as many are learning, switching to one platform for all to enjoy means one major update for everybody at once. This would make for one happy R&D team.

Tivo HD Truncated Backup

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 17:18
How large or what size should my truncated copy of my Tivo HD be?

Seagate 320gb HDD, ST303204N1A1AS-RK

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 16:32
Just bought a used HDD and I want to use it as a backup to my 1tb HDD that is in my Tivo HD.

The seller said it was already formatted. Do I have to do anything before using WinMFS?

Do I need to access WinMFS and run "Delete Format" on the new, used HDD I just bought?