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Roamio upgrade on Fios

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 15:42
I think it's time to retire my six year-old TiVo HD in favor of a Roamio Plus. At the moment I have both the TiVo HD (w/ mcard) and a Verizon HD DVR in two different rooms. I'm thinking that I'll upgrade in the following way:

Keep the TiVo HD and Roamio in the same room for a while, until we finish watching the old shows on the TiVo HD.

Sell the HD box on ebay (it has a lifetime sub) and use the proceeds to get a Mini. Replace the Verizon HD DVR with the Mini.

I wonder if any other Verizon Fios users know if I can move my existing mcard (it's about a year old) to the Roamio and then call verizon to get it paired with the new DVR. Has anyone been successful with this approach?

Bill ​Cosby - ​Far ​From ​Finished. 11/23/13

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 15:35
Anyone watch it?

My wife and I watched it but it was pretty late last night. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but I really didn't laugh much at all. I can't quite put my finger on it but he just seemed off in his setup and delivery.

I haven't seen his more famous special (Himself??) in years but I seem to remember it very funny.

A heartfelt thanks

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 13:58
To the TCF Elves that have made this tough time in my life a bit better.

Sound problems Roamio Plus

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 13:37
- No menu sounds when in the top menus or when using DVR picture control button (FF,REW,PAUSE). I have sound when at the settings menu.

- When switching from Netflix back to Live TV the sound is just static. I found to fix the problem I have to go the settings menu and then the sound is fine. ( no settings option are changed. Just going to the settings menu fixes the problem)

- Once in a while when FF a show the sound while go into a loop, playing the same clip over and over. That is also fixed by going to the settings menu and then back to the show.

Has anyone else seen these problems and does anyone have a fix.

new to tivo can i use a usb video capture on the romio plus

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 13:26
hello my first post. I am considering the romio plus. one thing I would like to do is watch some of my programs on a pc. can a usb audio video capture device be connected to the composite connections to record the output from the romio to a windows 7 pc

Any tivo users here use hdmi redmere cables?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 13:12
Just want to know if anyone here uses hdmi redmere cables with tivo and a av receiver ,If so hows the picture and sound quality? I'm having my onkyo av receiver sent in for repairi believe the hdmi board is bad as i have no sound ,I have been using thick hdmi cables from monoprice and have been thinking of switching to redmere cables since they are so thin i think this will cause less stress on my av receiver,but i need to know if you guys like the redmere hdmi cables? thanks for any advice and recodmedations!

Browse & Buy Movie Tickets App Gone?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 12:53
Browse & Buy Movie Tickets....nice little TiVo feature that I use about once a month when I want to see what's playing at the local theaters (without having to go to a PC or use a small screen phone app).

To my surprise it's gone when I went to use it today. Did a search here and wasn't able to find any mention of it. Searched TiVo and found this...

"As of September 26, 2013, this app is no longer available on TiVo DVRs. To browse and buy movie tickets, please visit Fandango.com."


To be honest I don't frequent the forums here as much as I used to...was this just something everyone saw coming...or no one cared about?

i told myself my Premiere where fine...

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 12:36
Then i started reading how much you guys where talking up the speed of the HDUI.

Then i went to best buy last night and used it and holy crap you where not lying.

Then i bought it and a mini today to sell 2 Premieres.

so thanks for helping me spend more money :)

stream baby / PYTIVO stopped working after fall update

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 12:04
I think after the the fall update both stream baby and pytivo stopped working for me.
Is it typical that they would stop working after tivo update?

Is it working for anyone right now? I hope this a not a permanent thing.

Other than re-installing them is there any known quick fix?

Mini Performance between Elite and Roamio

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:45
I just got a roamio plus and i already have an Elite.

Will i see a performance difference if i am connected to the elite vs the roamio? I ask cause i want to connect it to the elite since the room the elite is going into only had a 2 tuner tivo on it anyways.

Roamio Black Friday Deals?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:47
I called TiVo prior to activating service on a base Roamio that I bought for my Dad last night. The only promo at the time the CSR told me of was, that since I am an existing customer, the $399 MSD Lifetime Service and that the Roamio boxes would be $50 less for the Plus and $100 less for the Pro.

I also asked if they would be having any Black Friday sales and the CSR said yes they would, but he could not provide me with any details on it. Does anyone here by chance have any insider info on what the TiVo Black Friday deals might be? Thanks!

Repost from Premier Forum - HDMI and Component Simultaneously

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 09:20
I am running a bunch of Tivo boxes through a matrix in my home. My problem is that I was running a Tivo EliteXL4 independent of the system to my Home Theater Room over HDMI.

Here is the problem...

I wanted to add the Elite to my matrix (which is a component matrix) and so I added component cables out to the matrix. (HDMI still goes to an AVR and then out to my Home Theater Room) So...I am able to get video and audio everywhere over the component, but when the Pioneer AVR is off... (it feeds the HDMI to my home theater), the picture gets steady glitches about every 7 seconds or so on the component video output.

If I turn the AVR back on... problem solved.

I hope I didn't confuse!

Thoughts anyone?


Got a hand-me-down Series 2 missing components; where to get replacements?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:57
Missing a power cord and a remote. I have a spare remote from my Series 3 that I think will work.

1) Will the remote work?

2) Where can I get a cheap power cord?

3) Will I need anything else in order to test it to see if it works?

test pic

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:47
test pic

Series 4 HDMI and Component Concurrently

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:36
Tivo EliteXL4 running component out through a component matrix the HDMI is running through a Pioneer AVR (VSX-1022k) and then to one set.

Here is the problem...

I am able to get video and audio everywhere. When the Pioneer AVR is off... (it feeds the HDMI to my home theater), the picture gets steady glitches about every 7 seconds or so on the component video output.

If I turn the AVR back on... problem solved.

I hope I didn't confuse!

Thoughts anyone?



How many TiVo Mini's can be connected on same MoCA network?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:32
I currently have 2 Mini's in my house that are connected to the coax via MoCA. If I add 2 more, are there any potential issues with bandwidth? I have 2 Premiere 4 boxes and would just split up tapping into the two of them for the primary connections. Thanks!

DVD creation process the same with Roamio?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 02:32
Is the DVD creation process the same with Roamio? I've never owned a Tivo, but with a bit of googling it appears that with older Tivos you can transfer shows to your PC and then burn them with software like VideoRedo. Is this process the same with the Roamio, or is it easier/harder with the Roamio? I'm considering buying a Roamio and I hope I can copy shows to DVD (via my PC).

online storage vs. home storage

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 01:17
I was thinking of setting up an old pc I have for Tivo backup. I have also thought of online. Who has used online and how did it go. I understand it can take awhile to upload big files. Does it slow your pc down alot while it is uploading?

Tivo is awesome, but.....

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 23:37
Unless the networks get some decent shows going, I will have no TV to record. Leverage is done, so is breaking bad, This is the last season for Law and Order SVU. Psych and Bates motel are good but both not coming back until next year. Dr who is good, but I need more shows like leverage, or breaking bad or law and order. Not into the CSI stuff they get too into the autopsy and blood of things. Simpsons is ending too. not a good time to subscribe to cable I guess.

Should I lifetime my tivos

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:29
I have two Tivo Premiers. One I just upgraded to a 2 TB drive tonight. Its the version with OTA and Digital Cable. I also have another one In the bedroom that my wife uses, and I have another 2TB laying around I'll be tossing in that one tomorrow. Ill be getting some money at xmas time and again at tax time that is usually in the thousands of dollars each time, the rest of the year im broke, so I like to go on shopping sprees for electronics both times. Should I lifetime my premiers or should I upgrade to roamios