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Does TIVO work with Centurylink Prism TV?

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:11
I am considering switching from Cox to Centurylink. The only reason for this switch is that Centurylink offers fiber-driven gigabyte internet in Omaha.

If I move my phone, internet and cable to Centurylink the pricing becomes attractive.

Does anyone know if Tivo will work with Centurylink's Prism TV? The sales people claim that it does - I just want to make sure.



The Blacklist 11/24/13

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 13:55
I'm sort of surprised there isn't a thread here yet from last Sunday's episode. I thought that parts of it were excellent TV. Spader really saves this show, all the FBI/CIA/NSA actors are dreadful, but Lizzy, Spader and whomever is the bad person of the week have been worth watching. The bad guy for this episode and next has a great chemistry with Spader.

I could see Spader in the Emmy conversation if this show lasts.

Premiere as "mini" w/o subscription?

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 13:18
Thinking to upgrade my old Premiere to Roamio: question is, what to do w/ the old Premiere?
I don't have Lifetime on it... I would swap the cable card to new Roamio...
option is to try and sell the Premiere, or use it as a mini-like remote box.

Is a premiere still usable for MRV transfers and streaming from a Roamio and/or S3, without an active subscription? (obviously no live TV w/o sub or cable card).
or is it completely dead w/o a sub?

otherwise , how much is non-lifetimed 320g premiere worth? :)

6 Tuners Help

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:59
I've upgraded from an S3 and have a 6 tuner plus roamio.
I was wondering if there is any way to display what all 6 tuners are tuned to without cycling thru all of them?

Android App error

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:38
I had been using the TiVo for tablets Andoid app with my Nexus 7 but now I get this error:

Error response from IT: code: 1005, text: Partner not authorized to do this operation.

when I try to schedule a recording. Has anyone been able to find a solution?


FS: 2 Tuner Premiere XL w/lifetime + Slingbox Solo

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:36
2 Tuner Premiere XL w/lifetime + Slingbox Solo.

$400 shipped.

PM if interested.

Supernatural - "Rock and a Hard Place" - 11/26/13

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:34
Well. That might have been the most unsexy sex I've seen on this show. At least last season with Sam and Amelia we just got the awkward kiss but this. Well.. I just don't know what to make of it. The entire lead up to it was so awkward to me. And not in the usual good way Dean is awkward. It was almost like bad acting on Jensen’s part. I can only assume it’s because of the absolute lack of chemistry with him and the actress. I wasn’t feeling it. At all. And I'm sorry this is superficial of me and maybe just me but... Spoiler: ...the actress 1. isn't that hot 2. didn't have the great bod I was expecting for some built up fantasy porn star, it looked like Jensen struggled when he was picking her up 3. wasn't a good actress IMO at all
Okay that aside, I did like how Vesta called Sam out on his insides being dead. That's twice now. Sam get a friggin clue here. Ugh. It was odd though because obviously not the same scenario with Sam but that scene reminded me so much of Veritas in You Can't Handle The Truth calling out Soulless Sam. Creepy.

And Dean trying to tell Sam was heartbreaking. He knows this is all going to blow up in his face and now he can't seem to do anything about it. I'm a bit tired of Zeke popping in and out whenever he wants (although for the love of all that is holy, Jared does that transition so well it's astounding to me). It also seems from the previews that Spoiler: it's all coming to a head with Zeke!!! I'm scared for next week. It's the winter finale and it's going to be harsh.


Duration of channel info display?

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 08:11
Is there any way to control the time that the overlay with the channel and program info stays on the screen when changing channels? Or even control the position? I hate that is always obscures the current score info that seems to be at the bottom of the screen right where the overlay sits on most sports broadcasts :-).

New to Tivo have a question!

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 07:14
I'm sure this has been answered many times, but on a season pass why does it record every episode when it's set to "new only"? Is the only other option to record a specific channel,time and day? From what I found this is the only fix...

"COPY TO THE OTHER BOX" Transfer Settings questions...

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 05:03
I finally got my Roamio Plus. I see a feature in my tivo.com account where I can copy the season pass manager to another box. My question is.. does the source box need to be connected? I have disconnected all my old tivo boxes and the M cards as well. Can I still do the copy thing? Seems like it would work since it's showing all my season passes even though the box is not connected.

And also, what is the best way to transfer all my shows from the HD to the Roamio? Use the tivo desktop software to transfer to computer, then from computer to Roamio?

TiVo Mini $49+shipping after MIR at Tigerdirect now!

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 01:30
Title says it all...


Use Shoprunner for free two day shipping!

EDIT: Out of stock as of 3:10am but keep checking back because the rebate is good until 12/30.

Music & Photos delay with 20.3.7.x software

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 23:23
Starting with 20.3.7 software on both my Roamio Pro and series 4 units I have to wait several seconds when selecting Music & Photos from TiVo Central before anything appears. Anyone else seeing the same delays? I think it's something to do with 20.3.7 software since I'm seeing the problem on 3 different units.

TiVo HD TCD652160 (160 GB) Lifetime Series 3 ATSC/NTSC/QAM and CableTV

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 21:45
I have a TiVo HD with Lifetime service for sale. It is listed on eBay.

Transferring folders

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 21:09
I think I know the answer, but I wanted to see if anyone came up with a better way to copy a folder from one Tivo to another without selecting each one in the folder.

I am in a process of setting up a new Roamio; I started transfer from an old Tivo HD one program at a time, but now I am looking at a folder with 250 programs. I am considering looking for a complete 8 season series on DVDs instead.

This post actually belongs in "wife won't delete programs" thread. I have to buy a new Tivo every few years because of that.

Minis not releasing after 4 hours?

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 15:33
I have a Roamio Pro and 3 Minis. Twice now I've noticed that 3 of the Roamio's tuners are in use by the Minis even though the Minis have not been used since yesterday. I can walk around the house and release them by hitting the Tivo button, but aren't they supposed to release by themselves after 4 hours??

By the way, this seems to only happen on occasion….most of the time they seem to release just fine.

Can I access Series 3 from a Smart TV

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:44
Pretty simple question. Wife wants a new TV. We have another TV with a Series 3 connected. Debating if I spend the extra $s on a SmartTV.

Question - is there any way for the new SmartTV, which will have a wi-fi connection, to access the Tivo content on the other TV? After all, it's just another hard drive on the network. In other words, can I watch stuff on the Series 3 (downstairs) on the new TV (upstairs) without purchasing another Tivo?

I suspect the answer is no, which will help determine if I spend the extra $s on a SmartTV. There's really no other reason I need one, so may just purchase Roku instead (which provides way better services than any SmartTV for the same total price).

Audio help please

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:43
All, I have a few year old DirecTV Tivo HD DVR plumbed to a Denon 5.1 surround amp. Everything has been running fine until recently...

I am now getting "pops" and "chirps" in my speakers. It randomly happens in all 5 channels, but never at the same time. And sometimes its bad...loud pops and chirps every2-4 seconds.

The effect is not present when running from my blue ray player or PS3...even when streaming music.

My recent discovery is this noise goes away when I turn off Dolby in the DVR, but when I do this, the Denon dumbs down the audio quality substantially.

Ive contacted DirecTV and they had me bypass the amp and use the straight audio through the TV speakers, and the problem goes away, so they are deeming the DVR as good.

Anybody have any information/advise/experience with my issue?

Oh, and sat strength is excellent...99-100 on all transponders.

Upgrading Premieres to Roamio Plus on TWC

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:30
I have 2 Premieres and an HD and just ordered 3 Roamio Plus's from TiVo. I've read different things here about swapping and pairing the cable cards. The rep at TiVo recommended asking TWC to bring out 3 new cards to avoid problems with un-pairing and re-pairing cards with the old and new boxes. I was kinda hoping I could skip the truck roll (even though my TWC has been easy to get a quick appointment and prompt) and just call the CableCard desk and have them do the pairing over the phone.

Has anyone had any experience doing this or have any suggestions for the best course of action?