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I find that the TiVo seems to believe it should skip episodes it thinks it already recorded even when I say "record all episodes" in the season pass.
The problem is that weather alerts, breaking news, cable glitches, boneheaded local commercial insertion, ad infinitum can screw up the recording. I'd really like a way (other than manually marking every item in the upcoming shows list) to have the TiVo really record every single broadcast.
I guess there won't be any more jokes about the check engine light.
Penny: This isn't your car.
Leonard: I know. I thought we'd take yours.
Please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong spot. But I have noticed that my Tivo has been taking a tuner two and three times in the night. As I'm looking at the system information screen there it is. The last successful service data download was back on February 3, 2014. And since then it goes out looking for the information and take the full 30 minutes to "Receiving" before the last status reads: "Finished."
I called DirecTv yesterday. They tell me they are unaware of any problems like this. They wanted me to restart Tivo, but I had already done this in the beginning of the week as I first notice this problem. My sister has a Series2 as well. And I checked her system information. Yep, her last service data download that was successful was February 3.
I just do not want to have a problem like my sister had May of 2013 when she lost her local channels bacause they could not pust out an update to get 6.4a-01-2-101. She had to wait 2 months before they reprogrammed the patch.
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After a while my Mini puts a banner up saying hit TiVo or Live TV to access.
Can this be turned off? Or made to use another key sequence?
If I am watching another input source, eventually the Mini goes into this mode. I don't have the ability to program a TiVo or Live code onto my TV remote, so I have to have the 2 remotes handy for when I switch back.
I would rather just use the TV remote.
I called TiVo today because I started having some random reboots while playing recordings.
I also noticed that the TiVo rebooted Tuesday while recording The Talk and yesterday while recording the Today show.
The TiVo is also forgetting where I leave off when stopping a playback.
Tivos only solution was to remove my external hard drive and see if the problem goes away. They said it would delete all my 339 recordings. I cried foul and she said to just transfer everything to other rooms. I said what about all the show time, Hbo, lifetime etc that won't transfer and she said oh well. And I don't have enough space on the others anyway.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I don't think having me delete my 339 recordings is a VALID testing tool. Do you?
And I really don't know how much longer than 3 hours as I couldn't stay awake any longer. Wireless room to room transfer was so much faster between my old Series 2 and 3. Now that I have two Premiers it is just like molasses, watching grass grow, etc. I am overjoyed.
And no I do not have all the new connectivity setup that I probably should. Just using the little wireless G flip open thingy ma bobs.
This is my experience with Comcast in trying to get a cablecard working in my new Tivo Roamio:
Just for general info, I have two cable boxes and a Tivo HD all working fine.
1. Went to the local CCast service place and picked up an M Card.
2. Called the activation # to get said card authorized.
3. It started working but I got no HBO channels that I get on all my other devices.
4. Called the support # back to tell them of this.
Note 1: Every time you speak to an individual you have to give them a bunch of info... phone #, name, address, SS last 4 digits and this is after wading through all the apparently useless auto attendant business. When that person transfers you to someone else you have to give it all again, usually multiple times and frequently I was routed to India and often couldn't understand what they were saying due to poor english language skills. And I suspect when one of them is presented with a problem they don't know how to solve, they just put you on hold a bit and hang up on you.
5. Waited on hold various times over a 30 minute period and was hung up on.
6. Called again...gave the auto-attendant all the stuff it wanted and hung up on again.
7. Called again...talked to another person who transfered me to the 'activation' department (see Note 1) and was told they couldn't help me because the card was already activated. Transfered to 'tech' help. Following another 30 minutes mostly on hold I was told it didn't work because the card had been 'coded' as a cable box rather than a cable card and I would have to return it to the service center for another one.
8. Took that card back to the service place and got a different one.
9. Call back the activation #. It asked for the last 4 digits of the serial number from the card, saying it had to begin with M or G or some third letter. Mine began with a T which was not acceptable so it just kept asking the same thing over and over until I pounded the 0 key to get to a person.
10. (see Note 1) spent about 30 minutes with this person trying to activate the card but it wouldn't work. Transfered to the 'activation' department again (Note 1). 30 more minutes there while it was determined that the card was showing an 'error' when they tried to send it a signal. One more person tried to pair it manually which also didn't work, so they scheduled a service call to get it solved.
11. I decided on my own to take that second card back since it isn't too far away and I figured it would save CCast a service call and get me working sooner.
12. This time they gave me a card that looked beat all to heck but she said they just got it from the 'warehouse' so it should be good.
13. That card was not even recognized by the Tivo, showing it as not installed. I gather that the service place is just handing out broken or dead cards that have obviously not been tested after being pulled from some other service.
Summary: After 3 trips to the service place (the third by choice) and a large portion of one day which I estimate around 4-5 hours on the phone with 'support', I still have no working device and will be waiting several days for a Comcast person to come to my house to hopefully solve this. I am really looking forward to the day when I can dump Comcast and move my Internet and Cable service to a local fiber provider.
I post this partially just to vent but also to ask... what are the odds that it is my new Tivo that is broken rather than a cable card issue?
Instead of selling 3 million subscribers to some other cable company, Comcast-TWC may spin them off as yet another cable company.
That article references this one:
and they say the spin-off would be a new publicly traded company.
Supposedly this would get them the most money for their shareholders for "selling" those customers, but they might be able to convince the shareholders that a quick sale to a single party instead of going through the whole IPO mess might get the merger approved more quickly.
I'd like to see TiVo buy those soon-to-be-kicked-to-the-curb households and show everyone what a TiVo-friendly cable regime is like.
Of course this completely ignores the question of whether all the local franchising authorities are just going to rubber-stamp the franchises changing hands. With enough local pressure, some might even grab the opportunity to renegotiate to make things better for the community.
In place of SHIELD on 3/18, ABC will be airing a special about their movie franchise, "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe." Looks like it will be basically a one-hour ad for Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Age of Ultron, but it might have some cool sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes stuff.
If I have 2 streams on 2 different networks in different locations on the same account will I be able to stream from any TiVo on either network?
Deadwood Series Marathon - 36 hours - Starts Saturday March 15 10:00 AM ET
This is third place that I've posted this problem with no response from forum administrators. Apparently there's a problem since I am not the only one experiencing it.
I don't like caps but maybe they have a use right now:
DO YOU THINK YOU COULD FIND TIME TO FIX A CORE FEATURE OF THE PLATFORM YOU SUPPORT?
and let me help you out:
* Its not hotmail's servers.
* Its not my hotmail blocked sender setting.
* Its not my TiVo forum Profile settings.
* Its not my firewall, virus, malware or any other excuse you might cling to. Its on in your environment....
Anyone catch Prince on Arsenio Hall?
Interesting...he used to be such a private person... I never really see him do late night shows or interviews in general...
Something must have changed for him... He also showed up on "New Girl" after the Super Bowl...
I am having an issue with Charter. My local Charter store only has 2 tuner Motorola M-Cards. They state that they cannot get any other. Talk to Charter nationally and they say they have a 5 tuner Scientific Atlanta card but I have to get it at my local Charter store as they do not have a mechanism in place to mail the card. Go to my local Charter store and they say they cannot get the card. Rinse and repeat. Been trying to get a resolution over the past month to no avail. Even when told that the FCC requires they provide at least a 4 tuner card they say sorry. Did get a Charter area supervisor to call me over a week ago to say they will look into it, but no return phone call and they would not give me any contact information to call or email them back. Very frustrating.
The title pretty much says it all. I may have a chance to get a S3. Was the Glo Remote the standard remote that came with ALL Series 3 (OLED....TCD648250B) TiVos back in the day?
Geoff passed at 83 yesterday due to complications from pneumonia.
Best known for "Treasure Hunt", which he hosted for eight years; a new generation knew him as the host of the arcade game show "Starcade" in the early '80s (with recent reruns on G4 when that channel launched).
Also hosted two of the three versions of "Jackpot!", the '90s remake of "Chain Reaction" and a slew of others (plus appeared as a regular on "The Bobby Darin Show" in 1973), but his news and radio careers are just as impressive - as a young reporter, he was on-scene when Lee Harvey Oswald was shot. he had been working as a travel writer most recently.
I can't say I met Geoff, but I was on a conference call with him once, and I was FB friends with him for a long time. He was a wonderful guy.
Last night my wife watched My Grandmother's Ravioli on the Cooking Channel and tried to create a season pass for it. After the show ended, she did a search, found the show, and saw that "view other showings" showed no upcoming shows despite the fact that another episode would be on in a few hours. Because of this she was not given the option of creating a season pass.
Next, she scrolled through the guide, found the show, and clicked "select" on the remote. Once again, the "view other showings" list was empty and it was not possible to create a season pass.
At that point, she got me involved and I successfully created a season pass for it on tivo.com. It was set up the next time my Roamio called home as expected.
I've been a TiVo user for 13+ years and have never experienced this before. I thought this was perhaps an intermittent issue, but I just tried looking at "view other showings" for this show again now and the list is still blank even though the season pass has been successfully created.
Has anyone else seen this, and if so, how did you address it?
I have a lifetime Series 3 (OLED) that is still cranking away great. I hadn't really been using it in a while (its in a guest room) & it more or less just serves as a cable box, but I did recently try to use its Netflix. I noticed that Netflix on this device loads a LOT faster than on one of my lifetime 2-tuner Premieres (all hard wired ethernet).
I realize the S3 Netflix is not pretty. Can't do easy searches, resuming of TV series and it will only do the first profile in my account, but it seems to work much faster. Getting NETFLIX to work on my premiere is painful at times. I have had to reboot the Premiere at times to get it fully working. I actually also have a Mini and Netflix on this device is the best of any, but anybody else have better luck (in terms of speed) with Netflix on an S3 over an S4/Premiere? Just wondering