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Google Cast Support

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 19:01
Does the Tivo Roamio support google cast? I am able to cast youtube videos from my iPhone or my Macbook Pro after entering the code at youtube.com/pair. But when I try to cast a tab in chrome the Tivo is not listed as a cast device. Anyone know if this is possible?


Weird FX guide data

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 18:20
On of my Premieres has very odd guide data for FX (both SD and HD). Multiple instances of two entries for the same show, anywhere from 1 to 8 minutes apart. For instance, there are two entries for "Thor(2011)" tonight - one @ 7:00PM and another one @ 7:01PM. And last night, it created a 2h2m recording of "American Horror Story". The SP is set up with padding, but only 1 minute at each end.

TiVo Stream doesn't

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:03
I just hooked up TiVo Stream to my Premier box. The activation and setup seemed to work fine. I'm trying to stream to my iPhone. The TiVo app works fine for all functions except streaming. If I try to watch a recorded program on my iPhone it fails. I get a message that says " Problem Playing Recording An error occurred while playing this recording". I tried TiVo support (by phone), but they were not successful in helping me and said that they would call me back tomorrow. Any help would be appreciated.


Do I need the Verizon Fios Actiontec router?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:41
I just purchased a Roamio Plus and I receive video and internet service from Fios. Verizon gave me an Actiontec "Verizon FiOS Router with Gigabit Ethernet." If I wanted to use a different wireless router and completely exclude the Actiontec router from my setup, would I lose anything?

I've read that you need the Actiontec router to enable VOD, but since Tivo doesn't work with Verizon Fios' VOD anyway, am I losing anything were I to completely get rid of the Actiontec router?

Modem Reset By TiVo Application

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:23
I noticed in my Network Status information under MoCA Link History the following entries:
11:18:59 Modem reset by TiVo application
11:23::05 MoCA bandwidth too low
11:36:17 MoCA bandwidth too low
11:45:33 MoCA bandwidth too low

I am assuming that the listed times are GMT (which starts this entries 3:18:59 AM here on the Left Coast). I was asleep for all this. However, I noticed a similar entry in Link History before, which disappeared after a reboot.

I have a Fios Actiontek router and a direct Coax MoCA connection on this box. The Actiontek, isn't a "modem" per se, so I'm just curious as to what this means, if anything. I've never seen the PHY rates drop below 230.

I don't have a Mini but the Roamio spits out two IP addresses, one of which I am told is for a Mini. When I drill into the Actiontek settings I find that the MAC (designated a Hardware Ethernet Switch) that is listed in TiVo Network Status as a Peer Node has 5 ports. One is connected at 1000 mbps Full Duplex, ports 2-4 are "disconnected" and port five is connected at 200 mbps Full Duplex.

And now I'm moving out of my knowledge base so I just wondered if anyone had similar Link History entries wit Fios, if they mean anything, and if there is any possibility that having a "live" Mini connection and no Mini effects anything.

HD GSOD loop - trying to recover

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:37
Hi all,

Sorry for starting a new thread for this, but my searches point me to several different threads here.

I've been lurking for a while and researching drive options, but now I'm forced to take some action.

My Tivo HD began acting odd recently when the weather changed. It would "stall" randomly and sometimes selections would "double click" when I knew I had only pressed select once. I had similar issues about a year ago, and running a kickstart 57 seemed to help. So, again without taking precautions, I ran it again. This seemed to have put it in a loop where it "powers up" then is a "few more minutes" then the Green Screen of Death before it reboots and does it all over again.

Initially, I figured it was repairing and just had to reboot to commit the changes or something so I let it loop overnight. The next morning it was still looping.

After seeing the loop was seemingly infinite, I decided to pull the drive and run dd_rescue from the MFSlive CD. Despite having some minor AIX experience, I wasn't able to get the live CD to boot. It would halt right about the time the USB keyboard was detected. Then I saw it doesn't work on AMD procs, so I tried it on an Intel box with the same results.

Now I'm looking at using GNU ddrescue from an Ubuntu live CD in hopes I can clone the flaky drive to a known good new in box WD Blue Caviar.

In summary, I still don't have a grasp on the following:
  1. Has anyone _ever_ recovered from the looping GSOD? I can't find any posts if they did.
  2. How do I use the dd_rescue on the MFSLive CD? Is it my PC hardware that is halting it? Would Ubuntu know how to rescue the drive?

There's two videos on the drive I wanted to salvage if possible and I know it's encrypted. I have checked the capacitors and they look good on the boards. I'm somewhat embarrassed asking for help since I have had Unix experience and I have a background in communications electronics.


WTB PATA/SATA mobo, cheap

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:11
My TiVo wrangling PC is acting up and I fear it's not long for this world.

Need a board with at least one IDE controller and at least 2 SATA ports, that can run XP, even if not all that quickly.

Should fit ATX case and ideally have a depth closer to 8" than to 9 or 10.

(I've got an old tower case from the Slot 1 days when ATX was new and the slot instead of socket configuration meant boards were as wide as before but not very deep.)

If there's a CPU and fan, and some RAM included, that would be a definite plus, and the I/O shield, manual, and driver disk would be appreciated as well.

Arrow - Three Ghosts [12-11-13]

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:00
I know a lot of people stopped watching this, but last night's episode was awesome. They showed the origin of The Flash!

The ending of the episode was everything I was hoping for.

Has anyone seen anything about adding markets for Xfinity VOD?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:31
I did a few searches and did not find anything. Is there any news about taking this to other markets? What are the limitations for them? Thanks!

Simultaneous Viewing?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:08
As I contemplate my system upgrade with my in-transit Roamio Plus, I have different need I haven't seen expressed here.

I currently have 2 premiers, and connect them via the component outputs to the home theater system in the livingroom, but also take the composite output on both system and modulate them on unused analog cable channels. I then repeat the IR remote signals back to the units via twisted pair.

One of the advantages of this setup is that we can watch the same recorded program on multiple sets throughout the house. Is there any combination of Roamios, Minis (and Premiers) that will allow viewing the same program on multiple sets simultaneously?

'Sleep' functionality (esp on mini's)

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:45
Need the ability to have ability to program an IR 'sleep' button - a must for our bedroom mini's. I don't want to invest another 50 or 100 on a replacement remote. I'd even go for using the 'input' key if possible to use the tv's sleep IR cmd.

2014 Golden Globe Nominees

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:38
Best Motion Picture - Drama
"12 Years A Slave"
"Captain Phillips"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Chiwetel Ejifor - "12 Years A Slave"
Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Tom Hanks - "Captain Phillips"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford - "All is Lost"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Emma Thompson - "Saving Mr. Banks"
Kate Winslet - "Labor Day"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Julie Delpy - "Before Midnight"
Greta Gerwig - "Francis Ha"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Enough Said"
Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Oscar Isaac - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Her"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave"
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Daniel Bruhl - "Rush"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender - "12 Years A Slave"
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass - "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
David O. Russell - "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"

Best Animated Feature Film
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue is the Warmest Color"
"The Great Beauty"
"The Hunt"
"The Past"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
"All is Lost"
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"The Book Thief"
"12 Years A Slave"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Atlas - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Let It go - "Frozen"
Ordinary Love - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Please Mr. Kennedy - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Sweeter than Fiction - "One Chance"

Best Television Series - Drama
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Rec"

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
James Spader, "The Blacklist"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is The New Black"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Michael J. Fox, "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Behind the Candelabra"
"Dancing on the Edge"
"Top of the Lake"
"White Queen"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"
Rebecca Ferguson, "White Queen"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge"
Janet McTeer, "White Queen"
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"
Rob Lowe, "Behind the Candelabra"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Corey Stoll, "House of Cards"
Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

FS: Tivo Premiere w/ Lifetime Service, & Slide Remote.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:27
I have a Like new condition premiere with lifetime on it.. original remote (unused) and the slide remote (lightly used)

can give you extra cables and such if needed as well...

selling for $250 shipped (FEDEX) in CONUS... will accept paypal


Rob Reiner To Produce & Direct Series Adaptation Of Novel ‘Basket Case’ For Spike

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:56

Very much looking forward to this. Hiassen and Reiner seem like a great match. Seems like a pretty impressive get for Spike to get Reiner on board. Hopefully that will lead to a good cast...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "The Bridge" 12/10/13

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 07:03
Surprised there was no thread yet, everyone losing interest?

I thought this was a decent episode as setup for hopefully something interesting in the next one.

What advantage were the new extremis soldiers getting by being virtually covered with those caterpillar devices as opposed to the single one that the other guy had.

Survivor - Blood vs Water : OAD 12-11-2013

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 06:39
Drat! I was mostly convinced Monica was going to flip and hoping that she would. I was also hoping this would be the end of RI, but I was pretty sure it wasn't. It just doesn't feel right starting the last episode with over 1/3 of the players still in the game.

Ciera winning the challenge was a good lesson in not giving up but I would bet big that lightning doesn't strike twice.

As for the final RI challenge, I hope Hayden wins it and goes on to win it all.

Dalton's recap: http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/survivo...er-episode-13/

Roamio Plus And What???

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 01:21
I have my roamio plus -- and purchased 2 mini's to replace 2 of my tivo HD's

I have two more tivo hd's in my house that we never really use. (in a guest room and the garage)

We use very little of the roamio's capacity. Only 3 person household and 1 is a toddler who watches little TV

Our hard drive is always less than 5% full.

One of my tivo HD's died. (the one in the guest room) It has lifetime so tivo wants to give me a 2-tuner premiere for it… for free or I could pay half price and get a tivo mini.

I would rather the mini because then i have 1 tivo (roamio) doing all the recording and the mini lets me access that same list without transferring, it's just instant access.

a 2-tuner premiere doesn't do that right???

it just seems silly to pay for the mini when I could get the two tuner premiere for free.

but i have to admit i love having the mini's and just 1 main tivo.

i ideally would have all mini's and 1 main tivo, so that i can access the same recording list no matter where i am in the house.

what would you do?

2 tuner premiere or multi room instant viewing mini

Help in using QUICKFLIX on Tivo

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 01:16

The new Quickflix (replacing CASPA) is now available on TIVO in NZ - yipee..

However, i can't use it. can anyone help.

ALL the options available to me (i've found 3 so far), assume that a person is NOT a member of quickflix, & asks you to create an account.

i am a member of quickflix, & i can't join / link my Tivo, because it tells me i'ma lready a member & asks me to log in (i *AM* logged into tivo, and to quickflix)..

Ps - i've tried just joining, & also the transfer caspa balance options - both dont work (as above)..

Can anyone sucessfully join their TIVo to quickflix that is ALREADY a member of quickflix ?

Thank you for any step-by-step guidance.

Starting and Ending Recording

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 23:30
With all the digital information in the video stream you would think a TIVO could tell when a program actually started and ended.
Especially since the TIVO clock is not synchronized with the cable and station clocks; and since many stations are not accurate on their schedules.

I frequently get 30 seconds of the previous program and minutes chopped off the end.

pyTivo connects to Mac from XL4 but red xes

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 23:23
Worked until just recently, now no folders show, just all the files and all have red x next t them. Reinstalled pyTivo on another machine with OS 10.8.5 instead of 10.7 and same problem. Really miss being able to load videos onto the tivo from Mac!