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Premiere Multi-room can not stop a recording on Roamio, usually

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 10:10
When I am at one of my Premieres and looking at the contents of my Roamio Pro, I can select the option to stop a currently recording show. When I do this, it does the bla-blink noise as if it worked, but the command is ignored. While this is happening, all other multi-room features work fine. Sometimes after re-booting everthing the "stop recording" command may work for a little while, then always stops working. Additionally, I can stop currently recording shows on the Roamio from my Mini as well as the iPad app. I have called this in to support a few times. They claim there is no such known issue. After full re-boots it works again. Then after I hang up it stops working again. Could I be the only one with this issue? Fyi: I have 1 roamio pro, 2 premieres and 1 mini, all on a moca network. thx

Bose CineMate 1SR with Premier

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 09:10
Does anyone use the Bose 1SR with their Premier remote? Is there known remote codes that will work. I found a couple threads that were quite old and suggested searching remotes.com or something but didn't see any "positive" results that hinted a working code.

The Bose isn't installed yet and just thought I'd try gathering some information. I would like to use it with the XL/4XL - GloRemote. I have a couple NIB "Slide" remotes that I was considering selling but still have if I needed to use one of those.

I was considering the sale of those again after the holidays. Any interest? NIB never used. Came with my XL and 4XL as additional purchased accessories. I just found I actually just liked the Glo.

roamio connected to wifi- possible to use ipad app to download shows?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 09:06
My roamio pro is connected to the network using wifi. impossible for me to hardwire (even using moca) in my house. i installed the ipad app, entered the media access key, and connected to the roamio. i see a listing of my shows and can control the roamio using the ipad's remote. but when i try to setup streaming on the ipad app, i get an error that no streaming devices are found. roamio pros should have streaming capabilities built in. is it not possible to use streaming (or downloading to the ipad) when the roamio is connected via wifi?

What irritations have you noticed in the Roamio's UI?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 06:30
Edit: before I begin, let me say that the Roamio's UI is TiVo's best UI yet and I applaud their development effort for it. For me, it wouldn't take much to make it perfect for needs, and that's why I started this thread.

I'll start off.

1. In the Premiere's SD UI, when I had multiple episodes of a show, I was able to use "Channel Up" and "Channel Down" in the episode description page to move between them. I was able to quickly see all description information update (episode number, airing date, duration, etc.) as I moved through the shows.

The Roamio UI shows most of the information in the truncated summary on the right (which is clever design!), but not all of it. When I select a show to see the full description in the UI, I wish I could still use "Channel Up" and "Channel Down" to move between them.

2. Although the Roamio menus are impressively fast compared to the Premiere HD menus, there is still some lag before it completely renders all menu items. I noticed that if I move the selection cursor before the menu is finished rendering, it will force the cursor back to the original item when the menu render completes.

To see this, go to My Shows, then find a list of episodes for a show. Go to the detailed information page for the first show. If you press "left" to to back to the episode list and immediately press "up" or "down" to move to another show, the cursor will be forced back to the original show if you beat the menu.

Strangely, some shows redraw their menu very quickly and some do not.

Why is my Roamio repeatedly recording this unwanted show?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 05:41
My Roamio is repeatedly recording a weather segment from The Weather Channel:

Northeast Regional Forecast: 12/18/13
Northeast Regional Forecast: 12/19/13
Northeast Regional Forecast: 12/20/13
Northeast Regional Forecast: 12/23/13

They are short segments (under a minute) and they are airing at early morning times (1:57am, 3:58am, etc.) when nobody is awake.

I do not have a season pass for this show. When I select one of these shows, the UI shows "Get a Season Pass" as one of the options. I double-confirmed that it's not listed in the season pass manager.

I have suggestions turned off.

I viewed the recording history to try to figure out why it's recording these segments. However, the history doesn't show successful recordings; it shows only shows that do not record and their reasons.

I checked the to-do list for upcoming days and there are no such episodes scheduled to record. I'll keep an eye on things to see if more shows so up.

In the meantime, does anyone know why my Roamio is recording these unwanted shows?

Lip sync issue with Dolby Digital audio

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 03:13
Has anyone had audio sync issues with Dolby Digital audio? I notice it pretty regularly on my Premier XL. I see it most on Agents of SHIELD, and a little bit on Sleepy Hollow. Both are DD shows.

On the other hand, audio for Letterman and SNL are fine.

Anyone else see this? (We're on antenna service, for what it's worth.)


Does renaming on Tivo.com not work anymore?

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 01:30
i recently added a third tivohd to my account and tried renaming all three boxes after moving them around in my house. on tivo.com and in the debug menu, the box names are correct. but in the "now playing" list, they're still showing up with the old names (the new box has a (2) after it, as it had the same name as another of the boxes until i changed them).

i've tried rebooting them all, changing network settings, etc. but nothing seems to force the name changes to update. i thought maybe tivo stopped supporting this feature on the older boxes, but maybe someone here can shed some light.


supernatural spoiler - Cas has a kid !

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 00:36
ha, just kidding, not a spoiler :p

but I just found out Misha Collins has a youtube channel and I'm loving these family videos




Not sure if a TiVo or TWCNYC issue - Program Guide for KBS

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 20:02
Can someone in the TWCNYC area tell me if their TiVo program guide shows any programming for channel 536 (KBS)? As long as I've had CC service with TiVo - there has never been any programming listed - only "To Be Announced" or something like that.

However, on TWC's settop box, channel 536 in their guide shows full programming info (even though it's not often correct, but that's another story).

I've sent a number of emails to TWC over the years and they don't seem to understand the issue or say they have no issue. I just want to verify that someone else sees the same as me.

That being said, trying to convince TWCNYC they have a programming guide issue with CC service is impossible.


OOH Downloading/Streaming to iPhone 5

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 19:43
I'm having trouble with OOH downloads on my iPhone. I'm connected to FIOS both at home and at the OOH location so bandwidth shouldn't be a limitation. However, the download is proceeding at a snails pace. It's estimating about a half hour to download a 500MB (half hour) tv show to my iPhone 5.

Is this typical for downloads? Is the bottleneck the TiVo Roamio? Or is it the iPhone speed? Any ideas?


Ps. Out of home streaming is unusable. Quality is horrible, video stutters, not watchable.

New software: bug or feature?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:56
So I noticed last night that all my shows with padding are starting at the point after the padding, rather then at the beginning. This has been a long standing issue with streaming shows but never effected local recordings until now.

Is everyone else seeing this too?

Between this and the feature that allows a single tuner to record back to back shows I really think TiVo is working toward an auto-padding feature.

Adding Moca injector

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 15:52
Originally set up Roamio Pro with ethernet and told it to create a moca network. I now want to use a moca injector and move the pro to a location that's not wired for network. How do I do this?

POE Filter kills Internet access

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 14:57
I recently picked up a Roamio pro and Mini. I also picked up the MOCA adapter and POE filter from TiVo. I was having issues with my Mini being jumpy on playback or live TV. I read that a different splitter and POE filter could help. The splitter that was there was installed by the cable company and is a 5 - 1000 MHZ. I replaced that with a 5 - 3000 MHZ splitter I picked up locally and installed the POE filter. Mini now seems to be running smooth but I had no Internet access. Apparently my cable modem wouldn't connect. I removed the filter and now the modem connects and Internet access works fine.

Here is my setup:
Cable comes to the house - POE Filter - 2 way splitter
1st line goes to the office to a Actiontec MOCA adapter then to Cable modem
2nd line goes to family room to a Roamio Pro.

With the POE filter, no modem connection and no internet access
Without POE filter, modem connects and have internet access

Anyone know if there a reason why the filter would kill my cable modem/internet access?

20.3.8 black menu bug after delete/keep dialogue.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 14:08
Quote: Originally Posted by univers (Post 9935512) Since the 20.3.8 update 2 days ago, I've been having a problem when I'm viewing a recording, reach the end and select 'Delete'. (Not sure if it would happen if I chose to keep the recording.)

Instead of seeing the 'My Shows' screen, I get only black.

The remote still functions and I can blindly select another recording to play, which then restores the display.

This has happened probably 5 or 6 times in 2 days, so somewhere between 10 and 20% of the time. Some of these were downloaded videos (CNET), others recordings from cable. Quote: Originally Posted by weaver (Post 9935882) I've seen this too. You can also go to live TV and then back to TiVo Central to bring the menus back.
Quote: Originally Posted by soccerdad72 (Post 9940360) I'm seeing this too, in fact it's the reason I checked and discovered I received the 20.3.8 update. It happens pretty consistently. TiVo Premiere XL, watching previously recorded shows from cable.

Never saw this behavior before. I am having this issue so far I have noticed it on 2 of 6 tivos.

It only happens if I select delete from the pop up dialogue at the end of a recording. If I select keep the menu system works fine.

If you have the video in the corner on, then you see that as well as the black screen.

If I press liveTV or Guide then everything works again. Although I have lost my place in the My Shows list. ( The Tivo button does not work.)

Thought it may be an hdmi issue, I switched to analog but nothing brings back the menus other than those 2 buttons.

This happens randomly on only 2 of my Tivos, a 2 tuner and a 4 tuner. Configuration is the same as my other 4 tivos...

Series 3 OLED/THX Lifetime, 750gig on ebay

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 13:39
My thread here didn't attract any attention, so off to ebay it goes!


TivoHD - 1Tb - Lifetime - 125+ Shipping

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 13:32
All in all - a pretty good deal, works perfectly!
Shipping is from 74075


Breaking Bad Marathon AMC Dec 27-30 2013

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:58
I think this is the first marathon since the series ended.

AMC is showing every Breaking Bad episode, start to finish, starting this Friday. Here are the deets from TVLine:

12 pm — 12:48 am Breaking Bad (AMC) | Have a very meth-y Christmas with a four-day, every-episode-ever Breaking Bad marathon from Dec. 27-30. Episodes begin each day at noon… so keep the Xanax close
If you'd like to see what else is marathoning this year:

Note: There are plenty of threads discussing the series, please limit any discussion in this thread to this marathon. And no spoilers!

Here is the thread for the series finale, which is full of spoilers, and can be used to discuss not only the finale, but any aspect of the show.

Any issues activating and not setting up same day?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:16
Got my parents a couple of Roamio Basic units and a stream for Christmas (shhhh don't tell).

I was going to have them activate them Christmas day at my house online, but then I will be going to their house on Thursday to setup them up (they already have two TivoHD so they have the cards already....they'll just need to get paired again).

Any issues activating and then waiting to setup? Just want to make sure Tivo doesn't de-activate if the box doesn't connect right away.



Roamio Netflix throttles based on video settings?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:13
I have Comcast Blast at 50Mbps down. Both Tivos (Basic and Plus) hardwired via ethernet (one on a 100 Mbit link, the other on GigE).

Looks like on the Roamio, the Tivo will max out the Netflix bandwidth based on the Video settings you have.

For example, on my Roamio Basic, it's hooked up to a 720p TV.....so in video settings I only have 720p selected. Netflix on this box will top out at 3000 kbps (1280x720). However, depending on the time of day, sometimes it has a hard time getting to 3000.

However, on my Plus...that's hooked up to a 1080p TV that supports the 1080p24. In settings I have 1080p and passthrough selected. On that box Netflix will top out at 3850 kbps (1920x1080). I then switched my video settings on that TV to just 720p and Netflix tops out at the 3000 kbps.

What's interesting is, I have two Apple TVs (3rd gen), one hooked up wireless and one hardwired. Both of these will go all the way to 5800 (1920x1080) on BOTH TVs.

I'm testing using the Example Short (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Ex...trkid=13462100)

Is anyone else able to get their Tivos to go higher than 3850?