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Maximum Drive Size for Series 2 Dual Tuner?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 02:21
I have searched the forums and haven't seen an answer to this. What is the maximum drive size supported in a TIVO Series 2 Dual Tuner unit?
I know a SATA drive needs an IDE adapter. What is the limit of a SATA drive that I can use?

Is there an Instant Cake guide somewhere to setup this new drive?



The Amazing Race - "Donkeylicious" 4/20/2014 *spoilers*

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:58
So Brenchel U-turned Dave & Connor. I can't decide if I think that was a smart move or not. I guess from the standpoint of trying to ensure they got first place in the leg, it makes sense to U-turn the team closest behind you. But with the Cowboys having an Express Pass, I think that was pretty short sighted of Brenchel.

I think Dave & Connor absolutely would have U-turned the Cowboys if they weren't standing right there with them.

So this whole episode was basically a Dave & Connor love-fest. I'm curious what all of you who dislike them think after this episode. It sure made them seem like genuinely nice guys who just want to help everyone. Even Leo
& Jamal were very complementary of them despite being U-turned by them. I was a little surprised that the Country Girls just took off from the writing roadblock leaving Connor there to fend for himself after D&C had helped the girls get through the Detour.

Seems to me that the Globetrotters never had a chance in this leg. Sure, they left Rome at the same time as the Afghanimals, but they immediately got lost and were behind the rest of the leg. They really seem to enjoy themselves on the race, but of the remaining teams, I was glad to see them go because I think they had the least realistic shot of winning.

Stilhaus Kitchens Review

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:56
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Does in-home Roamio-to-iPad stream via the Internet?!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:08
Today I had a somewhat unsatisfying conversation with Tivo tech support -- perhaps someone here can help me understand.

We have a Roamio Pro with 3 Minis; in general, this seems to work OK.
We also have an iPad, which we've used in-home to watch shows from the Roamio (via a WiFi access point to our Ethernet) for months.

In the last few days the iPad app has stopped working: reporting various streaming errors, or hung while "buffering." In the conversation with tech support he asked me about the throughput of the Internet connection into our home. I was puzzled by this, since I assumed the Roamio streamed to our in-house iPad via our local network; he insisted that the problem was that our Internet connection was too slow, and I needed to pay for more service(!). [Speedtest typically reports 20-30 Mbps down, but it sometimes dips to 10 Mbps.] I was incredulous, and asked if the playback actually routed from our Roamio up to Tivo servers and back down -- which would mean it would count towards speed or volume limits with our ISP. He insisted that the stream routed up to Tivo and back, but somehow "it did not count" against our data -- this of course makes no sense.

[This was the same guy who insisted that "the Tivo box itself takes 10 Megabytes." I said, "Just to be clear, I presume you mean 10 Megabits, not Megabytes, since that would be 80 Megabits." No, he insisted firmly, it needed 10 Megabytes -- which also makes no sense. They don't teach them the difference between a bit and a byte? None of this instilled ANY confidence that I was getting a straight answer.]

Can it be true that Roamio-to-inhome-iPad actually streams the video feed through the Internet?

MoCA Networking Question

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:02
Hey everyone ; I'm fairly new to using Tivo. I have the Roamio base model and one mini. My question is related to how I have them set up to my network. My cable company just installed a new cable modem/router gateway (Arris TG862).... this gateway would be fine if it was dual band since I have a few devices that can use the 5g band such as my iPhone , android tablet, etc......I had read some bad reviews on this particular gateway's wireless coverage. So I chose to use my own high end dual band router ( apple airport extreme). I called my cable company and asked them to put my cable modem into bridge mode so that their gateway was functioning as a cable modem only and they were good about doing that for me. So right now I'm using my own router and I have one of my MoCA adapters plugged into it to create my MoCA network. I have another MoCA adapter plugged into the Roamio and the Mini just requires the coaxial cable since its MoCa ready.....everything was working fine until this morning. I turned on my Mini and there was an error message saying it had lost connection from the host DVR (Roamio) so I troubleshooted with the Roamio such as rebooting it, etc and was not able to re establish a connection to my network; keep in mind while this was going on other devices in my home were able to connect and use my network just fine. So I ended up calling a Tivo support representative and we went through a few troubleshooting steps and we were able to get the Tivo's to connect back to my network, etc.....So my question is do you think I should keep using my own router and keeping my cable companies gateway in bridge mode or do you think it would be best for me to just have my cable company take my gateway out of bridge mode and me just use it instead of my own router? Do you think my odd setup of keeping the cable companies modem in bridge mode and using my own router could be causing issues with my MoCA network? any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Selling 2 Premiers: 1 with lifetime 1 without

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:21
I just bought a new Roamio and a mini so now I need to sell my Premiers. One of them has a lifetime subscription. I also just replaced the fan because it was getting noisy. The other one is a standard Premier. The Auctions will begin in the evening on Monday, 4/21. My Ebay user name is Czadd. I start my auctions low to be sure I get buyers, so please take a look:

Lifetime: Ebay Item #1612818035233984 (Starts at $25)

Not Lifetime: Ebay Item #161281808531 (Starts at $1)


Game of Thrones "Breaker of Chains" 4/20/14 S4E3

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:10
Fastest hour on TV. And another phenomenal episode. More pieces moving around the chess table.

Tywin giving Tommen the birds & bees talk. :eek:

lost my HDMI output. Can it be fixed?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:28
I have a 2-tuner Premiere that I think lost its HDMI output. I recently had a storm take out my HDTV's HDMI ports. I was able to use this Premiere's component outputs to the HDTV's component inputs. I used it this way for a few weeks before and figured the Premiere was OK.

I finally was able to get the HDTV repaired and got it back this weekend. However, this Premiere wouldn't work on the HDMI port. I switched HDMI cables, switched to both of its 2 HDMI inputs, tried other components on the HDTV and even brought in another 2-tuner Premiere that wound up working perfectly fine with ALL of the HDTV's HDMI ports.

Therefore, I am thinking this Premiere's HDMI port got taken out in the storm as well. Luckily, I got the Best Buy protection plan (4yrs) for this unit so can take it to them if needed. However, is there possibly something I am not doing right here to get its HDMI output to work properly? I thought you should be able to just plug it in and go, but maybe not.

If I do take it to Best Buy to get repaired, is this something Best Buy/Geeksquad can fix or is the HDMI port too integrated into the motherboard of the TiVo and they will just offer me a new one (or refund)?

Comcast firmware Atlanta area

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:00
Has anybody in the Atlanta area had any luck getting Comcast to upgrade your cable card firmware? I'm in Cumming, GA 30041 with a Cisco cable card and still have PKEY1.5.2_F.p.1401. I have tried contacting Comcast through twitter. They responded but I could not get them to upgrade my firmware. Would love to know if anybody in the area has any success, and if so to get the name of a Comcast contact. Thanks

life expectancy

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 01:28
I have a normal 2 tuner premier bought right when they came out I think 4 years ago.

It is starting to act wonky. Still works but sometimes takes some time to catch up.

My annual renewal is coming up. Sinelce they can't transfer a partial used annual to a new romio, what is the life expectancy of a premier?

Military discount

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 00:49
Hi there. I've been a Loyal Tivo owner for 12+ years now. I love every tivo I've ever owned. Been considering an upgrade from my premier to a Roamio Plus.
I was shopping on eBay last week and came upon a box being sold brand new and unopened for a very reasonable price. (Half retail) so I purchased it.
As soon as it arrived I connected it to my TV and wireless, called customer service to activate and was told the box was already activated. The customer service rep went on to explain the box I purchased was part of a program where Tivo gave free boxes and service to returning military personnel. He transferred the box to my account and said I am currently not being charged a monthly fee but didn't know how long that would last.
I contacted the seller and asked if he was in the military. He said he was a Marine and was being re deployed and had no need for the box but needed the $$$, as a thank you for the great deal and his service to our country I sent him an additional $50.
My question for all of you is....do you know how long the military service discount will remain on my account, the CSR couldn't answer that for me.

Need Help with tivi +

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:53
Running Desktop + 2.8.3 Had to reinstall Win 7 now when I go to Playing on my computer from tivo premeir, I see the files mp4, I can also select any for transfer, but after selecting a file to transfer to the tivo I get "transfer this recording" then "please wait" which lasts for about 30 sec then The program has been added to the to do list yada yada yada. but it never transfer.
I have changes preferences to Tivo Beacon and back to bonjour, nothing helps.
This has been a problem since my first Tivo series 1, and its still a problem.

How do I add/delete in this section?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:46
I remember easily deleting several items in the area under "find tv, movie and videos". I specifically got rid of everything (Hulu Plus, Amazon, Youtube, MLB, etc.) and just kept Netflix in there.

I now also have "Xfinity OnDemand" as well, but want to add back the "youtube" option. For the life of me, I can't figure out where it was to add/delete options for this area. Tried to google it as well, but not much luck.

Can anybody tell me how to easily get to this area so I can add back "Youtube" to the "find tv, movie and videos" section? Thanks

V87 Errors on the mini...SOLVED

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:59
I just recently moved and was forced to switch from FIOS to TWC. My old house was fully wired with ethernet so I had my Roamio and Mini wired via cat 5e. Ethernet really isn't and option for me in my new rental, so I was forced to give Moca a try.

My set up is as follows.
Motorola SB6141 modem
Apple Airport Extreme router
Actiontec Moca adapter
2 POE filters (one at POE and another at TA)
5 way 2ghz splitter at POE and a 2 way 2ghz splitter at TA
I have 5 coax cables coming from the POE splitter (living room, MBR, office, and two bedrooms that are unused)

Set up with the Roamio went very smoothly. I did notice that MLB.TV was a bit choppy at times and not nearly as perfect as it was with my ethernet setup. I then connected and set up the Mini. I kept consistatly having "Lost Connection" (V87) issues with my Mini.

I tried everything that tivo.com/help/v87 recommended, but I continued to have this issue. Thank you to everyone that recommended assigning a static IP address to both the Roamio and the Mini. I have no idea why this worked, but it did! MLB.tv is now working perfectly and more importantly, so is my Mini...no more issues at all!


Orphan Black 4/19/14 "Nature Under Constraint and Vexed"

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:58
Well, looks like the rocket ride that was the end of last season is still in full blast!

I loved Alison's little fight scene. Suburban housewife's got spunk!

I'm still not entirely happy with the direction they seem to be going with the "clones as corporate property" thing. That's just so far detached from the way our laws work that it threatens to yank me out of the story. I hope they're being more clever than it seems so far, and they have a nice curve ball coming up soon.

And I'm glad to see Helena still with us. I've grown rather fond of that little psychopath!

Tatiana, of course, continues to amaze. When Sarah was impersonating Cosima, it was both convincing that people would believe she was Cosima, and yet instantly recognizable as Sarah.

How does Tivo compute ETF charge?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:17
I have a Tivo under commitment until next December but today I accidently got lifetime on another Tivo.

Does anyone know how they determine the fee to end a commitment early?

If it's not too much I'm considering taking the hit and ending the contract early because I fell for the free Premiere offer awhile back but have a $19.99 monthly fee on it, it's going to cost me at least $160 to keep it going until December and I just recieved lifetime on another Premiere for $99 today.

Putting old Tivo Roamio Plus hard drive into new Tivo Roamio plus?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 16:52
So I'm getting my Roamio plus exchanged out from Tivo. My question is this:

Can I take the hard drive out of the old Tivo and put it in the new Tivo? That way all my programs, settings and seasons passes are all setup?

Or is the Tivo motherboard/MAC address etc information on the hard drive and it will get confused with this conflicting info?

All the information I see is for upgrading a hard drive from a current working unit.

my roamio plus & 3 minis setup

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:13
I just finished my setup with a roamio plus & 3 minis all hooked up via 6 cable & 4 trendnet "green" switches. Everything works great and actually was approved by the wife. i got rid of 2 premieres using 2 cable cards which will save $9.00/month.
I have several questions regarding the minis. i notice a slight delay when channel changing versus channel changing with the roamio. also is there any way to activate the live tv window when pressing the tivo button. I get live tv when pressing the guide button but not when pressing the tivo button. Lastly, the mini is actually a one tuner device. I cant switch back and forth between tuners by pressing the live tv button. any help is appreciated.

Error playing a recording.

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:35

I searched and couldn't find this posted anywhere.

I installed the latest update on my Roamio Plus during the first round. (Priority list) Of course I lost all of my favorite channels and had some of the other problems also. The thing that messed me up is that all of my movies that were "pushed" to the Plus, will not play now. The screen message is attached.

I don't understand this as they were playing fine before. Also, I can still play these movies when accessed from a Mini or my Roamio Basic, just not from the Plus.

These are movies that I own and ripped to my "server", then pushed to the Plus using just the Tivo software.

Any help would be appreciated. I am going to push them again, but was just curious as to why this happened.

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