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2014 Fall shows you're looking forward to

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:20

The return of (among others)
The Big Bang Theory

lose sound on premiere every time i pause

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:29
since the last UPDATE my Tivo Premiere fails to recover audio after a pause. I have to rewind, and that sometimes works, OR totally shut off the tv and tivo and start over.

I see people are reporting this problem with the Roamios as well.

When do you plan to have a fix?

Xbox One Getting Mobile TV Streaming, Plus DLNA And USB Playback

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:33
Interesting - I think this is why Microsoft killed Media Center PC


Quote: Streaming TV requires that users have the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, which was announced last week and will initially be available to a limited pool of launch countries, including the UK and France beginning soon and ahead of the full-scale launch in October. Quote: The media player will be capable of playing just about any file you can throw at it, including .avi, .jpg, .gif, .mov, .mp3, .mpeg, .wma and .wmv.

Xbox one Digital TV Tuner (for Europe)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:26

Quote: Microsoft is planning to release a digital TV tuner adapter to allow European Xbox One owners to turn their consoles into a TV set-top box. Launching in October in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK, the 29.99 EUR ($40) accessory will plug into a USB port to pick up channels using free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C television standards. This will enable the TV functionality on Xbox One alongside TV listings from OneGuide and a pause live TV option without the need for a separate set-top box and IR blasting through Kinect.

Although pausing live TV will undoubtedly use part of the 500GB of hard drive storage on the Xbox One temporarily, Microsoft has not committed to providing DVR functionality with its digital TV tuner to schedule and record programs. It's possible Microsoft may choose to enable DVR functionality in a future update. Microsoft’s Xbox One Digital TV Tuner accessory is similar to Sony’s PlayTV device for the PlayStation 3. PlayTV allowed the PS3 to act as a digital TV tuner and DVR, but Sony has not yet revealed a similar device for the PlayStation 4.

Cable Card

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:12
I've spent an hour on the phone with Verizon and they are sending a new card. I am receiving some channels, but not all (they are all in different tiers)

Does this sound like a defective card or is something wrong on their end?

CableCard experiments

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:12
No results yet, but creating this for those trying to develop a way to save CableCard pairing across Hard Drive upgrades to have their own thread.

A little discussion sparked from here.

There is a CableCard tear down:
Again, only thumbnail viewable. The POD2000 ones.

Round thing looks like a battery to me.

Anyone watching Restaurant Startup?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:37
Anyone catch this on CNBC? If you enjoyed The Profit, you likely would enjoy this show...

The only thing I don't like about it is the woman, whose name I forget. I like how Joe and Tim can choose to make a deal together, make no offer, or make unique deals. It has good promise. The spoilers ruin the show though, as if you watch them you already know which team they pick the following week!

Creating new folders in My Shows..

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:59
Hello all,

I want to be able to create my own folder within the My Shows directory. I currently have like 4 seasons recorded of one of my kid's favorite shows. To have to scroll through like 100 recorded shows to find the one that you want to watch is just annoying... I want to be able to just create my own folder and label it like Season 1, Season 2, etc... so I can move the episodes around to make it more manageable.. :up:

More then 1 Favorites Channel Guide..

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:50
Hello all,

I am new to this forum since I just bought my first Tivo last month.. My current setup has:

1 Tivo Roamio Plus
2 Tivo Minis

Is there a place where I can post to ask Tivo to add features to their User Interface?? I particularly wanted more then one Favorites Channels list.. One of my minis is used by kids only. Another one is used by my wife. They would obviously want different favorites channels.. Kids want the Hub, Cartoon Network, Disney channel, etc.. While my wife wants Nat Geo Wild, ID, TNT, etc....

Right now, that is not possible. Only the Roamio is allowed to create a favorites list and there is only 1 favorites list... Is there is a sneaky way around this or am I just stuck?? Thanks again for any advice or pointers you can give me...


As a DVR only?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:41

Can I connect the TIVO Series2 to a cable box output (the output that goes to the TV) and just use it as a DVR? still using the cable service Guide etc, instead of TIVO's...

Local Streaming to ipad - why is internet access required

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:26
I had a Comcast internet outage (CATV was fine) a couple of nights ago. When I went to stream (local) a show from my Roamio Pro using the Tivo ipad app I was unable to connect to the Tivo. I tried connecting by user/password and by Media access key and it wouldn't work. I think I understand why the user/password didn't work since that is probably going out to Tivo.com for verification. But why doesn't connecting with the media access key work? Why do you need internet access for that? Thanks.


The Wire is in HD and Widescreen on Amazon Prime Streaming

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:47
Just noticed that The Wire plays in 16:9 when viewed on Amazon's Prime Instant Streaming service.

I assumed that this was Amazon matting the original 4:3 frame, but to be sure I started S01E01 from the DVD on my TV, and the same episode from Amazon on my phone.

Amazon's image isn't cutting off anything from the top and bottom of the image - it's actually a true widescreen frame with more image on the left and right.

Also, Amazon's picture quality is better than the old DVDs (YMMV depending on bandwidth, I guess).

I skipped ahead a few seasons on Amazon and they look to be 16:9 the whole way through. Time for another rewatch!

Robin Williams specials

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:01
ABC's 20/20 tomorrow night (8/12) will be a tribute to Robin Williams.

If you hear about others, please post here.

Mini thru Xbox One

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:11
My apologies if I missed this issue somewhere else, but initial search struck out.

I have my Mini - which I am deeply in love with - running into the HDMI pass through of my Xbone. I am frequently getting the "HDMI connection not permitted" error. If I unplug and replug the HDMI cable in the Mini, the video feed starts right up.

Is this more an Xbox One issue or a Mini one?

TiVo HD 2TB Upgrade

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:40
I have a 1TB internal HD and a 500GB external HD. I have a full backup of both drives using DvrBARS. Can I restore to a 2TB internal HD? Used WinMFS to upgrade. I need to keep all of my recordings.

Roamio Network with Homeruns

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:21
Hi all! I hope someone is able to assist because I refuse to believe no one has yet to encounter this. I just purchased a condo with 4 tvs. I LOVE my roamio so I decided to use it. Each tv is wired directly to the tv tower in the street (Homeruns). My roamio works fine but I can't seem to set up my minis even though the moca is enabled. Because of the layout of the condo, it's not possible to split the roamio line and run to another tv. Any ideas? I'm a HUGE tv person and only having it on one tv is killing me. Thanks!!

Roamio and Minis won't communicate with each other.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:15
So this morning sometime, after having worked perfectly for 8 months, both of my 2 Minis mysteriously stopped being able to communicate with my Roamio Plus. My internet, MoCA network, and the Plus seems to be working completely normal otherwise. Both Minis say that their network connection status is fine, and both are able to connect to the TiVo servers normally. They just aren't able to connect to the host DVR.

All 3 units have lifetime service, and say their service is active, both in their settings and on the TiVo website. I've tried restarting all units multiple times, as well as restarting my cable modem, router, and MoCA adapter. I've even tried connecting the Plus and a Mini directly to my router via ethernet. The Mini can still call into the TiVo servers successfully but can't communicate with the Roamio.

In the Mini settings, it says the host DVR is "UNKNOWN". I'm thinking this has to be some problem with the TiVo service itself, but the TiVo status website hasn't reported any service outages. I haven't called TiVo yet, but I'm thinking I will have to, since I have run out of things to try. Anybody else have any ideas?

Suggestions for the best way to align partitions on advanced format drives?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:09
Any ideas for the most efficient way to align a S3 image to 4K sectors on an advanced format drive?

The current image has 512 byte bootstrap partitions. This is what throws it out of alignment. I tried manually building the partition map, putting in 4.0K bootstrap partitions, and dd'ing each partition over. I have not yet expanded, and the unit will boot up, but if I force a connection, or connect the antenna cable, it will reboot. I've tried a kickstart 57, no luck there.

There was an old beta version of MFSLive back in the day that had an option to do something about the bootstrap partition sizes, I think, but I don't know if that old beta could handle a S3.

Welcome any suggestions, Thanks.

The Last Ship "Two Sailors Walk Into A Bar" (8/10/14) [SPOILERS!]

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:19
Well, I liked it. Although, I'm pretty sure I saw this script in an episode of Trek once. (Or twice). Kirk and Spock take down a dumbass guard, escape their cell and commit mayhem before the rescue party arrives.

I was surprised that the doc capped that officer. Twice! I thought with all the fumbling around with the suppressor, she'd give up. I thought maybe she'd jab him with a needle. Way to go, Lara.

I don't know if they destroyed the Rooskie ship, but it's damn sure gonna need a coat of paint.

Tivo Premiere XL4 Lifetime (with extra Glo Remote) for sale $399

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:50
Tivo Premiere XL4 (4 tuner w/ 2TB drive). Mint condition with all manuals/cables/THX glasses/etc. Additionally I am throwing in a bonus 2nd Glo Remote, great for his and her remotes. :)

I'm asking $399 (plus shipping cost). This is a pre-Ebay sale, hence I'm cutting the price a bit. I will be listing on eBay in a few days. Once listed I will edit this post with the eBay details.

Message me if interested!
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