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Watching live records the show but doesn't delete when done

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:18
I have watched live TV on my Android phone and tablet recently. When I stop watching I get the prompt asking me if I want to delete the recording. I always take the "yes" option. Yet, when I look at recordings, there it is. It just seems to ignore my request to quit and delete. Is this a known bug or a setting?

Is there a performance difference between the (CC & OTA) Roamio & the Plus & Pro?

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:49
I want to get a TiVo setup for my home and was originally considering 1 or 2 Plus or Pro Roamio boxes and 5 or 6 Mini V2 boxes, for a total of 7 boxes. I am considering cutting the cord in the future, so I am now thinking of getting 2 CC and OTA base Roamio boxes and 5 Mini V2 boxes. Is there any performance degradation or any lag associated with getting the base Roamio over the higher end models?

I know that the higher end Plus and Pro models include TiVo Stream capability and MoCA capability built right in. I currently have 2 Slingboxes and am considering getting a 3rd, so I don't really need TiVo Stream capability. I have Verizon FiOS and 4 Verizon MoCA routers in my network, so I don't need built in MoCA capability.

I only wish that the base Roamio had more storage , so I am planning on upgrading it to 1TB or 3TB. Will this void the warranty? If so, then I will need to get the external drive.

I had a change of heart on the Roamio model that I want because I can basically watch everything on NetFlix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, and official show websites. I noticed that all of my shows are on these services and I don't watch sports. I currently have the Verizon FiOS NY area Ultimate HD TV, 150/35 (really 152/72) Internet, and Phone bundle for $164.99. I pay an additional $91.99 for the Quantum TV Premium 7 room setup. I also pay about $30.00 in taxes and fees. I already have NetFlix and Amazon Prime accounts. I would only need to get a Hulu account.

Thanks a lot for reading.

Trying to sell Tivo. Include Mini and Stream or sell seperate?

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:33
I'm about to list my Tivo Premiere 4 w/Lifetime (4 Tuner Model) and my Tivo Mini, Stream and new style Slide Remote. Would I be better off listing them separate or selling it all as a package?

I'm recently switched to Directv because I got sick of Suddenlink. I will definitely miss having a Tivo. :(

Mayweather vs Pacquiao PPV (Time Warner Cable)

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 09:49
I ordered the Mayweather vs Pacquiao PPV via telephone. The lady I spoke with told me to tune in to channel 651 during the fight. I tuned into channel 651 and I get an error like "Channel not included in your cable card, please contact your cable provider for more information." I was wondering if anyone has any previous experience ordering PPVs on TWC and whether or not I'll be able to watch the fight on TiVo or have to get a separate set top box. I am using the TiVo Roamio Plus.

Revenge to end after it's season finale

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 09:45

I gave up mid-way in the 2nd season. My wife stopped after the 3rd.

It became too much like a daytime soap opera.

Helix is Kaput

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:32

USA Network Guide Info Missing

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:12
I'm having an odd problem.
I have two TiVo Premieres, both with cablecards from WOW. All was fine for two years until a few days ago, when I received the message "Your channel lineup has changed" and it showed channel "233 - USAHD" had been deleted.

I checked, no notice from WOW that they had dropped USA. Rebooted the Premiere, not fixed.

Oddly, I can directly type in 233 and view USA programs just fine, albeit with no guide information (hitting INFO just shows "Title not available"). I could even go into the menu where you select channels to be displayed, and check the box marked "233 - USAHD". I can view USA Network just fine - there's just no guide info (and thus, no shows from that channel can be recorded).

This is happening on both TiVo Premiere boxes. Any idea what I need to do, or who I need to pester, to get this corrected?

Additional information:
- I've tried rebooting
- I've verified that the boxes are both talking successfully to the TiVo Service, and forced a connection even
- This started on either Sunday or Monday this week (4-5 days ago)

Why 1T strorage different with DTV and Tivo

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:00
I haven't used a Tivo since HDTV came out many years ago. I moved over to a Comcast DVR, then moved to DirecTV to get a better DVR. It was better; but I am ready to finally return to Tivo. It is the best. My question is about the Roamio Plus with 1T of storage. Tivo says that it will record 150 hours of HD. My DirecTV Genie with 1T records 200 hours. I would have thought that it would be the same. Does DTV use a different compression than Tivo?

The reason I am asking is that I am happy with the 200 hours; but with only 150, I might need to get a larger hard drive. Any help would be appreciated.

Charter Install with Roamio and Mini NE Georgia What to Expect??

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 05:59
I have my install scheduled for this Sunday. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with a Charter install with Tivo in the NE Georgia area or if anyone had any last minute tips to help the tech and make his job easier.

The last thing I want is that look from my wife when it's 2 weeks before she can use this "fancy new stuff" I insisted we purchase :)

not seeing a certain app or website here

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:19
when i got on i didnt see crunchy roll on there for some reason (yes i watch anime what you gonna do about it ) but yeah i couldn't find it and then it comes back then disappears which is strange


Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:37
I've just moved to Tivo from Windows Media Center. On WMC I could easily download recorded HBO shows and convert them to MP4 files. I'm having difficulty doing this on KMTTG. I get a message that it's not permitted. Am I doing something wrong or does Tivo and/or KMTTG put artificial limitations on downloading and decrypting HBO?

Priority Update for 20.4.8

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:18
Priority page is live again.


Person of Interest - S4E21 - “Asylum” - 04/28/2015

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:29
And we’re back with a big bang, with a head first jump into the “Machine Wars” arc concurrent with “The Brotherhood” arc.

We know things are bad when the Machine spits out the numbers of both Elias and Dominic.
While Reese and Fusco go see Elias, Root gets a call from Shaw, asking for help.
All while Control has abducted a teacher in one of Samaritan’s blind spots.

Even though it’s most certainly a trap, our Miss Groves is bound and determined to go find Shaw, even going to the point of forcing the Machine to help her. Finch reluctantly decided to go along.

Meanwhile, Reese and Fusco realize that Elias is using the old pneumatic tube system under the city to communicate with his crew and go to the source, Elias’ HQ.

Unfortunately, Dominic and his crew have also figured out where Elias is holed up and manage to capture our guys with Elias.

But Dominic doesn’t want to kill them right away, he wants their information.
Not just Elias’ but Team Machine’s as well. Dominic already knows too much because as we find out when she walks in, “Harper” happily sold out the team to Dominic.
(And when she walked in, my head —-> wall.)

This just illustrates why we don’t like “Harper”. It’s all about her, nothing for no one else.
Sure, she says to Fusco that she’ll help them but only because someone (no doubt the Machine) paid her a lot of money to.

Elias is interesting not only because he’s a planner, he has respect for Team Machine and genuinely likes some of them. “Harper” has none of this.

Elias, ever the crafty devil, manages to trick Dominic to kill Link, his right hand man by making Dominic think Link sold him out.
But they are still in Dominic’s custody.

Meanwhile Control is busy interrogating Shelly the school teacher that she kidnapped in the beginning of the episode.
It turns out that Shelly was the handler for the mole on Control’s team and has been visiting the White House to boot for Samaritan.

Control does get information from her, mostly it’s mostly in the form of threats about Samaritan’s “correction”.
(Hmmm, is that anything like The Purge?)

The meatiest story though belonged to Root and Finch tracking Shaw.
The trail leads to a psychiatric hospital (the titular Asylum) where they hope to find Shaw but instead find Samaritan’s control room, complete with Greer and Martine!

Unfortunately, Harold and Root are too late as we see what appears to be Shaw being taken away from the facility and the duo get captured while Martine taunts Root about how she broke Shaw into making the phone call and telling them about Root’s implant.
(Root fires back by snapping Martine’s neck.)

Greer wants the implant to trace it back to the Machine but the procedure to remove would make Root a vegetable. And likely, Harold would be killed.

This is when we see one of the more surprising acts of self sacrifice when the Machine offers to give Samaritan it’s location if Root and Harold are freed.
(Great scene with the two AIs “talking” on the monitors.)

So the episode ends with Reese and Fusco captured. Root and Finch trying to beat Decima to the Machine, and Control trying to find out more about “the correction”.

It’s a strong episode leading into the Season Finale.

One thing to note was that this episode answered a question I’ve had for about a year in what happens if Samaritan decided that Greer is “deviant”.
It turns out that Greer doesn’t care!
That’s how devoted to this ideal he is.

The other thing was how Reese was nicer to Fusco and Fusco was asking him if he was sick.

Router shows 2 ips

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:29
I have set a static ip on my Roamio, but when I check the dhcp table on my router the Roamio is listed with a second ip address. I am trying to get kmttg to work out of home.

Is it better to have the router use the mac adddres to assign a static ip and the Roamio use hdcp or have the Roamio pull a static ip by setting the Roamio with a static ip?


Fast forward issue and youtube

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:28
When I am fast forwarding a show that is recorded a lot of times it just stops moving like a pause.
Sometimes it catches backup but sometimes I need to exit and go back in

Also just stops while watching.
It keeps fast forwarding after hitting play.

Also the youtube is almost unwatchable stops downloading and very slow.

I am wondering if the drive is going bad.
Seems to be happening since an update?

Survivor Worlds Apart : "Survivor Russian Roulette" OAD 4-29-2015

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:07
Damn! I really wanted that gambit to work at Tribal. It was a good try by Mike, spoiled by Will who voted for Dan instead of Tyler for no apparent reason at all. I don't blame him for running the bluff instead of just giving it to her after the vote, though. He'd probably gonna need that thing next week.

Will is an unrepentant a-hole. That's all I have to say about him.

Why does everyone hate Shirin so much? I just don't see anything so objectionable about her.

Tyler has to have been taken totally by surprise tonight. He sure looked shocked at Tribal. I wonder if he whispered to Will to vote Dan with him?

The end game should be cranking up. If nothing else, Mike's bluff tonight should cause some dissension in the ranks of the Gang Of Six.

iZombie 1-07 28/Apr/15 Maternity Liv

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:54
Some great one-liners in this episode.

"I can't give you the the girlfriend experience" "I don't think that means what you think it means"

"like, buy new underwear great!"

"do dump or marry boy band edition"

TiVo app for PC - Windows 10 Apps to seamlessly port from Anadroid / IOS

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:25
I was watching the Microsft Build conference this morning and something caught my eye.

Microsoft has added support in Visual Studio to allow developers to easily port Android and IOS apps to Windows store apps using the native code base such as Objective C used by Apple.

No telling if TiVo will choose to port their app at that time, but it certainly will be supported once the new protocols are released.

Doubling Roamio Pro Storage

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 18:07
Does the newer TiVo Roamio Pro have WD30EURS or WD30EURX

I am looking at increasing my storage in steps.
first add an external storage to double my current storage in my Roamio Pro.

Step 1: double storage of my Pro.
Does the newer TiVo Roamio Pro have WD30EURS or WD30EURX. I Purchased it last month and it was built in Mexico on Sept 18, 2014.
If I put a matching 3TB internal drive in an external drive case of my 1TB external drive, will it be recognized as a valid drive number in the TiVo drive number table and work my my TiVo Roamio Pro without any modifications?

If YES, then I will have 6 TB for a few years, without voiding my TiVo warranty.

Step 2: you 12 TB upgrade for $900.
Assuming no other changes, when I need more storage I can use that offered by WEAKNEES.
The WeaKnees 12TB (or greater upgrade at the time) for ~$900.

Step 3: much more storage (is Mega worth it?)?
The newer TiVo Roamio MEGA will give me 24TB at a cost of $5K.
My current raomio Pro has 3TB internal and 1TB external for a cost of about $600. the MEGA should be priced at about the same price point or 6 times the cost of my pro and ext storage. that would be $3600. At $5K it is way overpriced.

Around Christmas this year TiVo may come out with it's ULTRA will will Have 4K recording capability, 6 tuners, may be a Roamio, have more storage and may also be a TiVo Series 6 UHD device with it's new UHDTV format.



Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:53
I believe we will be seeing a new series of DVRs from TiVo using the new UHDTV 4K format.
I suspect it will probably look similar to the Roamio.
It will probably only have 6 tuners.
I do not know if it will be a device with about 6TB internal storage.
they may use some of the RAID technology of the MEGA with its hot swapable drives and RAID guarantee not to lose any data or programs even in the presence of a failed disk or fatal disk error.