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Updated iOS app brings back log in problem

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:25
Well....TiVo in its infinite wisdom upgraded their iOS app (v. 3.2.2) today to address "stability" issues, and it's brought back the log in problems we had afew months ago. Nice job TiVo...

Looking for Parts: Toshiba SD-H400 Tivo

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 05:42
Does anyone have a dead or unused Toshiba SD-H400 in their possession? I'm looking for a replacement circuit board from the front panel.

Series 3 OLED loses Roamio on MRV Now Playing List

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 01:58
Hello all.

I have a Series 3 OLED connected to an Xfinity router via TiVo's wireless G USB Wifi adapter (I've also had it connected with TiVo's wireless N adapter with same results). I have a Roamio Plus connected to the same Xfinity router via ethernet.

The Series 3 initially sees the Roamio on the MRV Now Playing List after rebooting the Series 3, but after 5 minutes or so, the Roamio disappears from the now playing list.

I'm able to transfer shows in their entirety from the Roamio to the Series 3 if I catch the Roamio on the Now Playing List after rebooting. The transfer continues even after the Roamio disappears off the Now Playing List.

The Roamio can always see and transfer shows from the Series 3, even when the Series 3 can't see the Roamio.

The Series 3 can see TiVo Desktop server and pyTiVo without problems. I'm able to transfer shows from both units using kmttg without problems.

Multi-room viewing is enabled on all my TiVos with "a,a,a,a" and "a,a,a" displaying on the TiVoToGo field on the system information screen for the Roamio and Series 3 respectively.

I've had two Series 3 OLED previously, with the same router setup and they saw each other without issue.

I activated the Roamio just over a month ago, and I hoped with subsequent service updates that this problem would be solved, but to date this problem persists.

Does anyone else have a similar problem and any thoughts on what is causing this?


2-Tuner Premiers for Sale - Brand New in Box

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:58
I have (3) 2-tuner Premiers 320GB units still in their factory sealed boxes. I had bought these for the inlaws, but they decided to go another route. I got them when Best Buy was clearing them out - I will let them go for $65 shipped (basically my cost plus shipping). They've never been turned on as the boxes are still sealed.

Fall 2013 Update: Losing HDMI signal?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:06
I finally received the Fall 2013 Update on my Premiere; I was not signed-up for the early release. Everything seemed fine but now I lose the HDMI signal between uses! When it happens I try temporarily disconnecting the HDMI cable but that doesn't help. I also tried pressing the 'Format' button on the front panel; no go. The only thing that recovers the signal is to pull the power-cord, then cold boot.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Once I power-cycle it works fine. I watch TV for an hour or two, then turn the TV and receiver off. Next time I return -- no signal.

Is it possible the Update is messing with the HDMI output when the 'upstream' devices (my Denon receiver and Samsung TV) are turned off?

Android Mobile App not on Amazon?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:01
Is the Android mobile app only on the Google Play store? How can I load that on a Kindle Fire (without rooting it)?

Why haven't they put it on Amazon's Android store?

Problem connecting - anyway to fix?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 22:28
On a trip and using then stream in my hotel room... It was really working pretty well. Watched a whole show and the quality was great! Very usable...

Started watching the new Fast and Loud, watched for a little while and the picture froze.

Now I get a dialog telling me that there is a problem connecting to the stream device.

Asks me if I want to fix - of course that can't be done away from the network.

Does this mean I am done for the week? I know it's new, but I really hope TiVo improves the error handling on the OOH streaming. Kind of a waste that's the system is now bricked and it only Monday of a full week trip!

OOH via mifi device?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:26
Have done all necessary updates and have latest versions of all software on my iPhone, Tivo Stream and Tivo Premier. Have done Streaming Setup OK with "setup out of home streaming" checked and it went fine. Can stream and download fine on home wifi network to iPhone.

Should I expect this to also work with my iPhone when out of the house using a mifi device? Both watch and download are greyed out in that case.
From the Tivo iPhone app's perspective it's still wifi, unless either it or the Tivo video proxy servers are doing a tracert and detecting mobile networks in between the two of them.

I read this thread but it's not exactly the same question:


Have raised a case with Tivo Support but it's not clear whether they understand what I am asking and we have been back and forth a couple times.


Blacklist 11/18 won't record because no longer in program guide??

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:00
TiVo is not recording tonight's episode of Blacklist because it is no longer in the program guide. Is this a mistake? I am think to set up a manual recording, but I'm wondering what's going on.

Remote no longer can change volume from one angle?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 16:27
We use two remotes ..one where my wife sits and the other where I sit, about 6 feet apart. For years, both worked perfectly.

I recently replaced my premiere 2 with a premier 4 . For a month, both remotes continued to work as they have for years. We have not changed the furniture layout at all.

Suddenly, the remote on the right side won't change volume..but will change channels. We swapped remotes..same issue..the right side remote (either remote) will change channels but not control the sound.

The left side remote continues to work perfectly fine.

New batteries did not help. Since we have been "shooting through the door" with an add on device..I disabled that. I opened the cabinet door..no effect at all.

Any help appreciated.

It is an ...angle...issue, it seems. Any ideas? Thx rich

pace xg1 network issues

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 16:19
I have been installing the pace xg1s for a month. Only a couple have seen the network quickly. Most take extensive time regaurdless of connected by ethernet line or moca. I can watch in the router as it pulls a 192 intially the then goes to a 169. It seems the xg1 keeps blocking the internet. Some just wont ever see the network. They only work around I have found is setting a static ip from router then setting the xg1 to see that static. There has to be another way to work around this issue. The premeir q seems not to have this issue. Only the xg1. Would really appreciate some help as to deal with this issue. thank you.

Heads Up! Doctor Who Specials tonight (Mon 11/18)

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:07
Just a heads up.

There are two new specials on BBCA tonight starting at 9:00pm (EST).

Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS at 9:00 and The Science of Doctor Who at 10:00.

Tivo Premeire Server Only

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 14:20
It seems as most of the issues that crop up with the Premiere involve moving through the menus and utilizing the GUI. Would it be possible to turn a Premiere into a basic server that would complete all the functions of a DVR, just without a connection to a TV and just use Minis to connect to the device. I have a mini attached to my Premiere that operates very well with speed not only for remote viewing but also the apps. And with the extra processing headroom not having to generate graphics it should improve overall speed for other parts of the OS. I don't know how much re-write of the OS it would take to accomplish that, but it could gain some extra life out of existing hardware in the field and open the door to sell some more Minis with subscriptions.

Can I stream live TV to a PC while someone else is watching?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:51
I previously owned DirecTV Tivo units, but have switched to cable. I just bought the base Premiere model earlier this year. It's okay, more recording glitches than I'd like and not very snappy, but it beats the cable co's DVR.

I've been reading about the Roamio and just got an offer to upgrade and transfer service. I'm weighing the options between switching to the Roamio vs. keeping the Premiere and adding an HDHomerun or Ceton network tuner for an HTPC with WMC (which I already have).

Can I stream live TV directly to a PC and change channels or watch a recording while someone else is watching on the main unit without a performance hit on either end? And without a Tivo Stream box?

I'm interested in the Roamio if it can really feed a full live TV and DVR experience to two rooms/TVs at the same time from a single M-card without glitches or performance lag on either end. I'd also like to hear if the Roamio is generally more reliable than the Premiere, in terms of fewer missed recordings and random reboots.

Once Upon a Time - S3E08 - "Think Lovely Thoughts" - OAD 11/17/2013

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:21
Well, they got me. Before this episode I didn't once think that Pan was anything other than what he appeared. Once the father appeared so much in the episode, I guessed someone it was him, and it was.

Does anyone understand what the deal was between Rumpelstiltskin's father and the shadow? We've talked about it at work and we don't understand it at all.

I have a theory, but I wanted to hear what others thought.

Homeland S03E08 "A Red Wheelbarrow" OAD 2013/11/17 ***spoilers***

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:34
Plot flaw but nothing like in Season 2: WHY IN THE WORLD WAS CARRIE EVEN THERE?

They have a shortage of field agents?
If she had been even glimpsed at the scene the whole mission would have been blown.
How many times are we going to see Carrie stomp off and leave the van while she's being told to stay put?
How about putting someone else with her in the van to hold her back?

Now we're supposed to buy that Carrie blew it all for her baby daddy. B.S. She would have dumped the baby.

Speculation: Fara's dad calls Iran and blows her cover.

I don't suppose they ever sweep the home of the acting DIRECTOR OF THE CIA to look for transmitters.

So Saul knows that Brody got out on Carrie's underground railroad?

Turn off DIAL after Fall Update

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:21
How do I turn off DIAL on the TIVO Premier? I have Chromecast and now after the update my list of devices has doubled. So I would like to turn it off on the TIVO.

Boardwalk Empire S04E11 “Havre de Grace” OAD 2013-11-17 ***spoilers***

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:09
Tol' ya that Peter Gibbons was up to something.

How was he so sure that she would confess right there on the stairs?

Remember when the friend of Roger's hassled Gillian in the restaurant while she was dining with Roy? Now we know he staged that.

What did Uncle June, Esq. think he owed to "Louis?" He knew that Jimmy killed him?

I guess Daughter called Narcisse to tell him where Chalky was.

"You broke my heart, Eli." He gets to wear the best hat, too.

Aside: I was thinking it was only due to my dim DLP TV that I could barely make out the "black bear on a moonless midnight" scene action. I just watched on the web and it's just as dark and impossible to see.

Like: I knew that "uncle" had to be a surprise actor and guessed it was Lou Gossett a minute before I could see it was him.

Dynamic tuning issue

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:04
I just noticed that when you are recording three shows on the mother unit, you CANNOT get live TV on the Mini if on the mother unit the active tuner is not on one of the three programs recording. If you change the tuner on the mother unit onto one of the channels that is recording, then live TV is available on the Mini.

This isn't a good thing and I'm not sure why it is this way. Perhaps it is this way so two viewers, one on the mother unit, one on the Mini, don't interfere with each other, e.g., pausing, etc?

"Record" From Guide Now Requires Two Steps

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:57
I posted this in the update topic but it's clearly going to be lost in that 22 page thread. This is not a huge issue, but it's a bit annoying. Since the most recent TiVo update I need two steps to set a recording from the guide. After the previous update, if I opened the guide, chose a program and pressed "select" the program would immediately be set to record. Now a dialog box comes up requiring confirmation to record the program (this is the way it was BEFORE the previous update). Why would TiVo go back to requiring two steps to record rather than the much simpler one step??? And is there a shortcut to reinstate the one-step record? Thanks.