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How do you control your TiVo?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:31
So I just took delivery of my new TiVo system - Roamio Plus and 2 Tivo Minis - but I have not yet received my cable card (Frontier Fios). They said they had to ship it to me, so hoping it is new.

While I am waiting, I am contemplating my control scheme. Since the TiVo is such a different beast (in a good way) compared to the old Motorola DVR's, I am rethinking how I control it. Previously, each setup had its own Harmony Remote (simple, base model types). Now I have TiVo remotes, an iOS app, 3rd party remotes, and even other iOS remote apps that you can customize. For the Living Room, I only have the TV and a Mini, so the TiVo remote will work well. The Living Room's Harmony remote can go to the bedroom where I have a TV, Mini, and AppleTV. The basement is a whole other monster... TV, AV Receiver, TiVo, AppleTV, game console... but it has a Harmony remote that can likely handle all that. Just don't know if I WANT to do it that way.

So... how are you doing it? And how SWMBO compatible is your scheme?

Series 3 w/Weaknees upgrade to 318 GB & Lifetime

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:28
Hi all,

I am selling a Series 3 TiVo with Lifetime. This is a 648 unit (OLED front panel.) This also has a Weaknees upgrade kit (included external drive)



Everything works and this is still hooked up and running, in fact, it is in the midst of transferring remaining shows to new Roamio as I type. Comes in original Series 3 box (along with original styrofoam packing) and original remote. Think I may also have the original drive (32 HD hours) but don't count on that as a for sure thing. I'm at work now, or I'd check, I'll update post later on this issue.

The eSata cable between TiVo and external drive is a bit loose. Doesn't come loose just sitting there, but bumping and moving hardware does seem to knock it loose sometimes. Although that hasn't happened in about 2 years now. Once I knew it was happening it was easy to hold the cord in position to stop that.

Looking for $150 plus $10 for UPS shipping to anywhere in the lower 48. Open to shipping somewhere else, but that would need to be figured out separately.

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I also have another 648 S3 (OLED) non working unit. This unit also has lifetime as well. 95% sure this is a power supply problem, as I have swapped out the upgraded (750GB Weaknees) drive with the original drive that was working fine when swapped out years ago. Seems to exhibit all the signs of PS problems as reported on these boards. No guarantee that is the problem though! OLED panel works fine! I would supply this with both the upgraded and original drives. Open to offers on this + $10 for UPS shipping to anywhere in the lower 48. Open to shipping somewhere else, but that would need to be figured out separately.

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Also have a Tivo branded MoCa adapter - basically never used. Was attempting to get that up and running when another home issue popped up that made wiring the whole house with ethernet a doable option. Don't think I hae the original box teh adapter came in, but I might. This I'd sell for $20 and either same shipping as above two items... or if someone bought one of the two above this would ship for free along with either/both of those.

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Local pickup is also an option for any of the above. I live in ZIP 53157, and work in ZIP 60081, either would work.

Odd behaviour

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:01
I had some network issues last night and this morning. I had to turn off my Actiontec router for 2+ hours to get it functional (something to do with DHCP?). Anyhow, this morning with the router back on I attempted to watch a show recorded on one Roamio on the other Roamio. The odd thing was the shows list reverted to the old Tivo design. What would cause that? Will check back in later to see if it fixed itself.

Ny Buf Cbs Pt 11/24

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:59
Jets Buffalo game scheduled for 11/23 as been moved to Monday night 11/24 at 7p

Unless something changes CBS will be broadcasting the game in the NY and Buffalo markets.

Security Certificates not Recognized

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:08
Have you experienced this problem and what have you done to resolve it? My monitor displays the following message after booting up and it keeps reappearing: "Your tuning adapter does not recognize the security certificates on this TiVo box. Please contact your cable provider and request a firmware upgrade. You will not be able to watch or record some channels until the issue is resolved...blah, blah, blah," Anyway, I called Charter Cable in Georgia and they said that it's not an issue they can resolve, but rather a TiVo issue. TiVo is closed on the West Coast for the next several hours and I thought I open it up to you. I searched the forums for answers but couldn't find a posts re. this issue. If we can resolve this problem here then the next person might be able to learn from this issue without having to go through as much of a hassle as I'm going through at the moment. Thanks friends

Gotham S01E09 OAD 11-17-14 "Harvey Dent"

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:41
I was away on a business trip and missed this one, and when I got back home my recording had no sound. I went to the Fox site to view it and THAT one had no sound! Did I just go deaf? :)

Did anyone get sound? The next showing of "Harvey Dent" is next Fri (Nov 28).

Spring update: "exciting new features."

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:37
This was posted about a week and a half ago elsewhere, don't think anybody here has caught it yet.

Next update sounds like the March/April timeframe. "Some exciting new features". Should be interesting. Let the speculation commence. :p

- Amazon and Vudu for Premieres are a possibility.
- h.264 Stream support (internal and accessory) is known.

It has been out a while now...how is the Xbox 1 working with Roamio's?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:00
I have read a lot of things on the forums here about using an Xbox 1 with a TiVo but most of them are old. Wanted to get some up to date feedback from those using TiVos with an Xbox 1. I have a Roamio and am considering getting an Xbox 1 to put in between my TV and the Roamio.

New IOS App released...

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:53
-IOS 8 crash fix... hopefully that helps the folks that have been struggling.
-ToDo and Season Pass fix for series 3
-Login/reset fixes
-Streaming updates to work with updates in 20.4.5

Differences between 20.4.5 and 20.4.5c

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:47
Does anyone know what was changed in the update from 20.4.5 to 20.4.5c? I noticed my boxes updated yesterday. Are there any bug fixes?

5c update toasted slide remote

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:36
Just rebooted for the 5c update and on my Pro with the OLDER slide remote with the Blue Tooth Dongle the remote numbers on the face and on the slide do not work with live TV or search or even Netflix. Matter of fact the letters on the slide do not work.
The remote worked fine before the reboot.
Anyone have experienced this or even has a working older slide remote with a Roamio?

I've gone back to the remote that came with the box for now.
TIA

The Big Bang Theory "The Champagne Reflection" OAD 11/20/2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:01
Aaaarrrggghhh.

How many people missed the last 20 minutes because of the President's speech? Had I known he was giving a speech I probably would have taken some precautions.

Now I guess I have to track this down somewhere. Any suggestions?

I wish they didn't broadcast it and waited till next week or something.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Things We Bury 11/18/2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:02
I love Agent Carter. Very much looking forward to her series in January.

Glad to see Ward out and about. If they are going to keep him on the show at least have him do something besides being locked in a cell.

Kyle MacLachlan does crazy very well. And now we know who was Skye's Mom.

Strange how the Nazi guy (now Daniel Whitehall) lost his accent. Wonder why that happened? They even made a comment about him losing his accent.:confused:

"HDMI not permitted" banner on device that's using Mini's A/V miniplug Output

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:53
I use a Mini hooked up to large TV via HDMI, and also hardwired to small bedside portable DVD player via the Mini's A/V composite output. About 50% of the time when watching on portable DVD player only, I will get the "HDMI not Permitted" Banner. I can stop this banner by turning on large TV for approx 30 seconds simultaneously with the DVD player, then turning off large TV, which clears the banner on the DVD player. I watch this small DVD player when wife is sleeping, so turning on large TV sort of defeats the purpose.

How to upgrade Roamio Hard Drive in windows

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:12
How to upgrade Roamio Hard Drive in windows?
I would like to copy the 500GB Hard Drive to a 1TB Hard Drive.
Google is not helping me at all.
Would winmfs work to do it?
If not can you give me step by step instructions.

Roamio OTA and Tivo Mini setup

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:06
I am having issues getting a MINI to work with my Roamio OTA

Message says it is not finding a DVR on the network
Both devices are registered to the same account
Both devices are on the same network

The tips that are listed with the message are all answered in a positive manner

I have the following equipment

ATT U-Verse Turbo Max Internet (2WIRE MODEM/ROUTER)

Actiontech powerline 500 Mbps adapters(all downloads worked perfectly in the setup phase)

TiVo OTA (new) Working great no issues
TiVo MINI (new) having problem with this one

U-Verse runs coax to the modem from the junction box outside. the rest of the equipment is hardwired to the ethernet, so there is no reason I can think of to set up a Moca connection. The coax stops at the modem anyway, no coax to OTA or MINI.

Are there any guidelines for an ethernet hardwired setup so it can find the DVR?

Suddenly No Suggestions ?!

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:32
Ever since the update to 2.4.5, my Roamio Plus has stopped recording any suggestions. I confirmed that they are turned on in the Recordings menu. It is the host for a Mini; could this confuse things? A Premier XL4 is doing its usual dozen or so (mostly uninteresting) suggestions per day. The hard drive is only at 20% capacity, and I don't have but one or two Keep-Until-I-Delete season passes, so I don't know how space could be an issue. I seem to recall that this has come up before quite a few years ago. Any ideas of how to proceed?

New Tivo Stream - cannot pass Step 1 after activation on Tivo.com

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:03
I received my new Tivo stream from Amazon yesterday and followed the instructions to setup and activate the box. Because I have a mini in my bedroom, my setup uses a Moca to get the signal to that area of the house. It is plugged in directly to Airport Extreme router and so is the new Stream box. Initially, my iPad app showed that it recognized the stream box, it updated the software, and then during step two it prompted me to go to Tivo to activate my new Stream. I did just that and was given confirmation that the Stream was activated.

Now, when I return to the iPad app it says it recognizes the Stream box but when I go to complete Setup it fails during Step 1 - Checking software version. I get an error that says Setup failed to complete - Try again or Quit. Understanding that these things can get hung up, I closed out of the iPad app completely and restarted that. I unplugged the stream, the router, and the Mcoa and restarted everything. Upon return, everything fired up, my Tivo box guide populated on the iPad in a snap, but the stream continues to fail to setup.

What am I doing wrong?

2 TiVo HD with Lifetime and 750GB drives

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:42
I have 2 TiVo HDs that I would like to offer to the folks here for sale. Both are model number TCD652160 with larger drives. The drives in both are 750GB. Both boxes have full Lifetime service. Both boxes have a remote and power cord.

I am asking $175 each. Please contact me via PM or this thread if you are interested.

Can't pass Step 1 - Checking software version

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:21
I received my new Tivo stream from Amazon yesterday and followed the instructions to setup and activate the box. Because I have a mini in my bedroom, my setup uses a Moca to get the signal to that area of the house. It is plugged in directly to Airport Extreme router and so is the new Stream box. Initially, my iPad app showed that it recognized the stream box, it updated the software, and then during step two it prompted me to go to Tivo to activate my new Stream. I did just that and was given confirmation that the Stream was activated.

Now, when I return to the iPad app it says it recognizes the Stream box but when I go to complete Setup it fails during Step 1 - Checking software version. I get an error that says Setup failed to complete - Try again or Quit. Understanding that these things can get hung up, I closed out of the iPad app completely and restarted that. I unplugged the stream, the router, and the Mcoa and restarted everything. Upon return, everything fired up, my Tivo box guide populated on the iPad in a snap, but the stream continues to fail to setup.

What am I doing wrong?

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