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Guided Setup Before Update?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:54
Why does the Mini run through guided setup only to note that an update is ready and you will have to run guided setup again? Couldn't it have just checked for the update first and applied that?

Search Missing Programs w/ HD menu but not w/SD menu

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:46
So, I've gone through a pretty exhaustive troubleshooting with TiVo and they are prepared to exchange out my box, but I'm really trying to avoid that because of Cable Card pairing issues, content on the box, and that its a general time sink to stand up a new TiVo.

Not to mention...I really don't think this is a hardware issue.

Here's the deal.
When using the HD Menu Search, I cannot find some programs after my TiVo phones home overnight. Basically, they vanish each morning. However, I CAN find those programs using the standard SD Title Search, but NOT using the SD Swivel Search. Once I do a force-connect to TiVo's servers I can find all programming for several hours, possibly until the next auto connect.

Here is a specific example:
  • I have a season pass for Dexter
  • I search for Dexter using HD Search, it doesn't find anything.
  • I go into my Season Pass for Dexter and list upcoming episodes. They display, but indicate that they "are not available for recording"
  • I go into the Grid-Guide and manually find that same Episode and am able to set TiVo to record it.
  • If I do a title search from SD Menus, it finds the episode just fine.
  • If I do a force connect, the previously missing or unavailable episode is both found and is available for recording via season pass upcoming episodes.

Now, this doesn't just happen with Dexter, but it was a convenient example. It does appear to only affect National programs as opposed to those that are are available on local affiliates like CW, ABC, FOX, etc.

So, I'm wondering if the HD search is going to TiVo's servers to get the programs and getting fouled up somehow. I only noticed this over the past week or so, but suppose it could have been going on longer.

Finally, I have redone a Guided Setup with a bogus zip code to wipe out all programming information and then redid it again with my real zip code. This had no effect.

I have not tried a complete restore as that, has generally bricked my TiVos in the past and I might as well just go the exchange route at that point.

OK TiVo community...you are my last bastion...please come through for me :-)

Thanks!!

New Tivo App Update!

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:45
Just got the update on my iPhone 5, not sure if there is one yet for Android.

Version is 3.1.1 and only has "Minor Changes" listed in the change log. I'm curious as to what these changes entail, so feel free to post here with any speculation or facts.

Anything change? Safari behaving differently now

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:28
Has anything changed here since yesterday?

I've noticed a change in behavior with Safari (only) in that after browsing several pages, when I want to go back, I need to go back several times in order to go back a single page. Going back a single time takes me to a blank page.

Note that in my testing this only happens with Safari on my Mac and I don't see it in Firefox, and I cannot account for why this suddenly changed.

Transfer season passes with kmttg

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:17
I think I must be missing something very simple here... I am trying to transfer seaosn passes from old S3 to Roamio Pro. SPM on Tivo.com won't transfer most of them saying they are either not in the next 14 days or the channel lineup is different... all channels are the same on both units.

So I installed kmttg. First time user. I see all my Tivos in tabs. I can refresh each and see the entire list of recordings on each. BUT, if I go to the Remote tab, and select Season Passes, only the new Roamio appears in the drop down. I can't load and save the season passes from my other units since they are not in the dropdown. What am I missing?

Single channel defaulting to Spanish?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:14
I have a single channel, the Disney channel, that is suddenly using the Spanish language track as the default. All other channels are using English. I can change the language track from Spanish to English. Is there something that could have changed on the Tivo side? This is for an Elite Tivo. It was working fine until I am allowing a Tivo newbie in the house start using it after I moved on to a Roamio.

Allocate 2 Tuners from Roamio to Mini?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:51
One feature I really like is allowing live tv to buffer between tuners, and toggle back and forth between them, thus, being able to FF through commercials on either tuner. I just got the Roamio Plus and a Mini. I know the Mini grabs one tuner from the Roamio, allowing me to watch live tv in another room, but because the Mini is only grabbing one tuner, I can't toggle... Is there a way to get the mini to grab 2 of the 6 tuners from my Roamio?

Shows not being recorded

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:48
My premier Tivo is starting to not record some shows. It is random in terms of channels. This week it did't record the first 15 minutes of NBC hd news and then kicked in. When it doesn't record there is no signal or picture on the channel. But if I go into the signal monitor, which involves turning off the recording and then seeing the monitor,the signal will suddenly come in. The signal leval is about 80 and the s/n is 35 . This happened with my tivo HD recorder when I previously used it . It sounds like a design defect. I would like Tivo engineering to look at this problem.

Lease to Lifetime

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:46
With some people complaining about either the high lifetime fees, and/or the monthly fees, I'm wondering why TiVo doesn't offer a "Lease to Lifetime" plan. I'm tossing out numbers, and they aren't necessarily accurate, but I hope it gets the point across.

A Mini Lifetime is $150, and a monthly on a Mini is $6.00/month. I wonder how many people would be enticed by a plan where they pay 10/month for 18 months, which adds up to $180. Obviously this is a premium of $30, but it would accomplish two things. First it would attract buyers who can't afford the full $250 upfront for each Mini they desire. On the other hand, it would provide a "light at the end of the tunnel" for those who realize that overall, lifetimes are a better deal than monthly subscriptions. I'm sure similar pricing models could be worked out for the Roamios as well, where a whole lot of customers are put off by $500 lifetime fees upfront at the same time they're putting down $200 to $600 for the hardware. $18/month for 32 months or so seems about right.

Roamio stream process. Really?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:37
I don't have a stream but I assume the technology in the Raomio is the same for streaming to ios devices. I start watching on my phone it starts a recording. Ok. I change channels and it continues to record the old and channel and the new channel I just tuned to? Is this really the best Tivo could come up with for this "streaming" technology? Why can't this be done behind the scenes? Help me understand the method to their madness.

Roamio Plus + Mini + Pause in one room, resume another?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:26
Does this work with live TV, or only with recorded content, or content that's currently being recorded? I was watching (not recording) tv on the Mini - I paused it, and went to my Roamio and tried to continue the show from there, but it said the tuner was in use by the Mini, and wouldn't let me select it. Am I doing it all wrong?

Can I add Airport to remote TiVo Premiere/MoCA connection?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:21
My set up:

Storage room
Cable line into the house > Cable modem, Time Capsule, and MoCA. This room is the heart of house wifi network.

Upstairs bedroom
Cable outlet > MoCA box > TiVo Premiere

It works for the TiVo, but...sure would like to add a second Airport to the bedroom, extending the otherwise weak wifi signal to that part of the house.

Is that possible? Where/how do I add an Airport to the bedroom setup?

Roamio Plus Toggle Between 2 Tuners?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:20
Coming from a S3HD Tivo, it was nice to toggle and pause between 2 shows / tuners - letting the buffer build on one tuner while watching the other ~ Once a commercial starts, pause - click Live TV to click over to the other tuner, etc.

Just got the Roamio Plus with 6 tunes - Is there an easy way to toggle between 2 shows / tuners, without having to hit the Live TV button multiple times to zip past the tuners I'm not interested in? I know about the Info > Down Arrow > Right Arrow > Down Arrow to directly select a different tuner - But that's a lot of steps too... Is there a way to toggle?

Thanks in advance.

Have a Roamio and XL4. XL4 feels almost unusable now.

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:06
What a dramatic difference in speed! I love my new Roamio. I would never have recommended the Premiere to a "non-TiVo" friend. This, I will recommend!

Roamio Basic+1 TB My DVR Expander + stream = great experience for me so far!

Downloading show to iPad

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:57
Ok, this seems very awkward. When I download shows from the Roamio to the iPad, I have to leave the app open( I can live with this) but I also have to keep interacting with the app so the iPad doesn't go to sleep. If it does, the down load stops. So basically I have to set and watch the show down load to the iPad. Not very convenient. Is there a better way? How do I keep the iPad from sleeping during downloads?

Question about Monthly Service

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:50
Looking at buying a Roamio (man that's a goofy name), and due to finances, I can't afford the lifetime to go with it (not right now, anyway). I'm thinking of going the monthly route for the time being until things clear up a bit. Given I have old boxes, I would qualify for MSD, so it would be $12.99 a month.

To that, the website talks about a one year commitment, and a $75 early termination fee. Does that apply if you then go during the year to lifetime?

If they just let you upgrade to lifetime at that point without a penalty, that might be the way to go for me.

Also, I vaguely remember some deal before where you'd pay something like $20 a month, and get the box, too? As I can't find that, I suspect that was something for Premiere that is no longer around?

S2 Stuck In Reboot Loop

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:47
I've done a little searching on the forum, and can't find anything similar to what I have experienced. I apologize in advance for the long post.

I have a Series 2 Tivo, which we have been using happily for the last several years (lifetime sub). Recently, the hard drive failed completely. I replaced it with a 160gb WD hard drive, with a fresh image that I obtained on the web. I ran through all the steps to get it working correctly in the S2, and that fixed the problem, the S2 was working again.

Fast forward to about a month or so later (a few days ago), and one morning I find my S2 in a perpetual reboot sequence. It doesn't get to the stage where the light changes yellow, so I can't try any kick start codes. It just powers up for about 30 seconds, then shuts off completely and repeats.

I have another hard drive (200gb WD), so I create a TiVo drive from my downloaded image, swap out the drive and begin the start up process again. After going through the guided setup twice (having "deleted everything" after the first startup to get the serial numbers synced), I pull the drive out, and create a backup image of it.

This second drive works great, and I figure that the first drive I used was just on it's way out. When I came down the next day, the TiVo was behaving exactly the same as the morning before, locked in a boot up sequence that it can't complete.

Using the two drives (which appear to work fine), I have tried a combination of using either drive, with either the downloaded image or the image I created, and every time I get the exact same result. It works perfectly when I first install it, and yet when I check it the following morning it is back to the stuck boot up sequence.

I'm at a loss, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Pixelation only on one channel?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:18
I've noticed that I'm getting some pixelation and a lot of RS uncorrected errors only only on one channel (Golf Channel HD) - signal strength 85 - SNR 35 which is right were most of my other channels are. I have absolutely no RS uncorrected errors on any other channel and very low RS corrected errors. My thinking is that if this were a problem with the cabling in my house that this would show up on more than one channel. Could it be possible that these errors are actually in the transmission stream itself? I'm just not sure where to go from here...

Any suggestions?

Lilyhammer

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:16
I am having trouble streaming Lilyhammer. It keeps retrieving. Does anyone else have this problem?

Setting up Roamio and a Mini

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 06:34
I have purchased a Roamio Pro and a Mini.
The Roamio will be in the living room and the Mini in the study area. I have a wi-fi set up in the study.
Does everything I need to get set up and going come pre-packaged in the Roamio and Mini? Stated another way-- will I need to buy anything else?

For previous Tivo set-up I needed to purchase a wireless adapter.

Will I need any MOCA adapter?
I am aware that I will need one cable card (from Comcast).

I do not plan to use any ethernet cable or other cables from the router to either the Roamio or Mini.

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