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SNL 11/2/13 - Kerry Washington/Eminem

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:40
I thought the cold open was great and I loved the "What does my girl say" parody. The "How's he doing?" skit was funny as well. The rest of the episode wasn't anything special.

1TB MyDVR Expander

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:54
Used for less than a year (moved to Roamio and went for expande internal): http://www.ebay.com/itm/221310259198...84.m1555.l2649

Series 3 TiVo HD with Lifetime

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:53
Just put up, last of the HDs in the house: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221310236546...84.m1555.l2649

Mini Deals

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:48
ABT has the Mini for $88.50


Solid Signal has the Mini for $87.99


Amazon has the Mini for $86.00



Roamio deleting Amazon Prime videos

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:41
I am using a Tivo Roamio to download Amazon Prime videos. I just rented an HD movie and started playing it after I let it get a 5 minute buffer. About 10 minutes in, I get a notification saying the video was deleted because copyright says it must be deleted within 24 hours of playing. It also gives me a date that isn't even today. (December 4th).

It automatically starts downloading the movie all over again... I tried watching it again and this time I was able to get about 25 minutes into the movie before it did it again!!

What is going on here?? I rented it just before I started watching it!

Romeo can't see HDXL programs on network

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 09:08
I added a Romeo Plus to my home network two days ago, and can't view the programs on my older HDXL from the newer Romeo. The network connection comes into the house through a cable modem, then through an Apple Airport Gigabit router, and then to an Asante FS5008c 10/100 switch. Both Tivo's are fed from the Asante switch, and show up in the Now Playing list on the other Tivo. However, while I can see the recorded programs on the Roamio from the HDXL, I cannot see any of the programs on the HDXL from the Roamio. Instead, I get an error message that "a network error has occurred." I have verified that both Tivo's have an active internet connection by connecting to Tivo central and by streaming Netflix.

Any suggestions? The error message isn't very diagnostic.

HDMI port & Google chromecast

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 06:47

I've got a Series 3 Tivo - TCD663320 (New Zealand)

My brother has Chromecast - & ive been looking at it, but the website does not advise any 'system requirements' as such.

(Do a google search for 'google chromecast' - i cant put links in here)

it does mention a HDMI port. (my actual TV is oldish - but TIVO is crystal-clear on it, & the programmes are all crystal-clear)

I'm wondering, is there a HDTV/HDMI port (not sure what HDMI stands for?).
anyway - is there such a port on TIVO series 3, & has anyone used it with Chromecast ?

MoCA issues

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 03:02
I have been using my Roamio Pro + Mini so far with the Pro acting as an ethernet to MoCA adapter and the Mini using its built-in Moca and it has been working great, but the entire system is connected to the internet via powerline and that is not the greatest connection.

Here is a loose diagram of my current system (and yes, I do have a MoCA POE filter at the entry point to the house):

Den: router -> powerline
LR: powerline -> AV switch -> Pro -> MoCA
downstairs: MoCA -> Mini
downstairs: powerline -> other devices

So, I saw this Motorola MoCA adapter kit at BB with a pair of adapters, a 1-port for the router end, and a 4-port for the remote end. I thought this could be an upgrade from my current powerline based system. My plan was to get rid of powerline entirely and use MoCA as the backbone, with the 4-port MoCA adapter downstairs feeding the mini and the other devices there, the Pro in my LR AV cabinet bridging the AV switch to the internet via its built-in MoCA, and the single-port MoCA adapter in the kit being used to connect my router to the MoCA like this:

Den: router -> MoCA 1-port adapter
LR: MoCA -> Pro -> AV switch
downstairs: MoCA 4-port adapter -> Mini + other devices

The first stage went pretty well, I connected the router to MoCA, disconnected the powerline in the LR, and rebooted the Pro for good measure and it was able to connect to the TiVo service. I connected a laptop to the LR AV switch and saw about double the throughput that the powerline was giving me, but the ping times went from 2-3ms to 3-5ms. Not perfect, but the extra throughput is a good thing.

The second stage was to connect the 4-port MoCA downstairs and get all those devices hooked up to it. Here is where I ran into problems. I hooked up the MoCA adapter and did some tests with just my laptop before I hooked up any of the other devices. I measured uplink speed and it was great - as fast as the LR and much faster than powerline had been giving me down there. I then measured downlink speed and it was at the same excellent high rate. For 2 seconds, then it disconnected. Every download test I ran gave the same great rate, but only for 2 seconds (though uplink ran fine).

So, where might my problems lie? Is the Pro trying to drive the MoCA perhaps instead of just listening in passively and causing a loop or feedback? Is this what happens when I have bad splitters in the walls (but consider that the uplink is fine, only the downlink drops and always gives a good rate for the first second or two)? I didn't put a MoCA filter on the cable modem, but I didn't have one before when it was working with just the Mini on MoCA - and I'm not sure how that would cause this problem (the speed tests I was running were entirely local to my home network).

Portable Keyboard

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 00:09
I just plugged my mini USB wireless keyboard dongle into the back of my Tivo Roamio Basic and it worked without any setup what so ever!
That sure was a pleasant surprise!
Here is the one I tried: http://www.amazon.com/71-key-Wireles.../dp/B005F0MA12

Help! Mini won't recognize MoCA network

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 18:57
Have been on phone support with Tivo for several hours without success. I have a Roamio Pro in family room. Comcast triple play in Chicago Burbs. no wired ethernet throughout house. Tivo support checked my modem and said it wasn't MoCA enabled so i bought their MoCA adapter/POE filter. I have bought 3 minis but only activated one so far. Attempting to install in the basement i used the same coax that was plugged into my comcast box which was working fine. I can get through guided setup on the mini to the point where it looks for the MoCA network. I repeatedly get error C33 (can't connect to network). They had me reboot roamio/mini several times without success. they sent me out a replacement MoCA adapter which i set up today again without success.

The Roamio has network set to MoCA(not using roamio as the hub) and connects repeatedly fine so my MoCA network appears to be working properly.

I am at a loss as how to proceed from here. any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Can Streambaby handle MKV files near end?

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 15:25
Can Streambaby play MKV files even if you fast forward to near end of the file? I am trying to do this and video is fine but there is either no audio or audio that does not match.

My Personal Observations

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:42
Some observations about the Roamio basic.

The picture on my HD DVR is much crisper; clearer than the Roamio.

The OTA signal strength is much greater than the Roamio.

Shows transferred from the Roamio to my computer are not compatible with my HD DVR. When I try to transfer a program (that came from my Roamio) from my computer to my HD DVR I get a message that the recording is in HD and my HD DVR isn’t.. A red circle with a / through it appears to the left of the program.

But my main complaint about the Roamio is the soft, almost fuzzy, appearance whereas the HD DVR’s picture is sharp and crisp.

Activation question...

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:46
Rather than hi-jack another thread this question....
Can I watch programs that have been recorded on a unit that no longer is activated? I'm switching from a Premiere to Roamio - have downloaded all the updates, but not activated as yet, but I'd like to keep the Premiere, which has several programs on it I'd like see. Can I do that after it has been de-activated?
What about copying them to the Roamio after de-activation? Can that be done?

Streambaby No Longer Working on TiVo Elite?

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:41
Hey all. Is anybody else having a problem haveing streambaby work on their TiVo Elite units? It just stopped working for me last week, but shows up just fine on all my other (non elite) Tivos. I updated java, rebooted everything, made sure its running as a service on my server but it just doesn't show up anymore. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

NCTA CableCARD Deployment Update

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 10:02
The NCTA submitted their Q3 report to the FCC dated 10/31/2013 showing a net loss of (9,746) retail CableCARDs with the top 5 MSOs (Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, and TWC) versus the (647) loss in Q2. If we include the next 4 MSOs in the count, the net loss was (3,000) meaning that MSOs 6 through 9 added approximatley 6,746 Retail CableCARDs in Q3. This relatively flat number compared to the heavy subscriber losses by TWC in Q3 portend a relatively flat q/q gross add number for TiVo in Q3. Comcast once again shared the most detail for their deployments. Comcast deployed 13,578 retail CableCARDs compared to 13,749 in Q2. Comcast's net retail CableCARD losses were (4,864) compared to net retail loss of (609) in Q2.

Read more: http://investordiscussionboard.com/b...oss-top-9-msos

Need to update my 10/100 switch?

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:53
I just added a Roamio Plus to our home network, and have it and an HDXL receiving network data through a 10/100 switch. From the cable modem we are hard-wired through an Apple Airport Extreme base station (10/100/1000 router) to the 10/100 switch, and then to the two Tivos. Should I upgrade the switch to a 1GB switch?
Thanks for any suggestions!

Tivo Guide up to date when sports cancelled?

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:20
I own a Moxi, but am considering a replacement with a Tivo.

This week the Red Sox won the World Series on Wednesday, Game 7 was cancelled. Did you notice whether the Thursday night Fox schedule was up to date without the World Series listed? I am curious how fast the Tivo guide is at responding to cancelled sports events like this.


roamio basic fan noise- high pitch whine

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:07
I cant keep this roamio basic. It emits a high pitched Srill whine i cant handle. its a directional whine and it seems to be coming from the right side of the Romeo and I can't hear it unless my head is tilted in certain directions. Anyone know how fan noise compares to basic vs plus? Im wondering if i should swap out my basic for another and hope for a more quiet fan or get a roamio plus. Anyone know how xl4 premier fan compares to roamio plus? The fan in my roamio sounds louder than my xl4 and i was already eextreamly upset with the noise of my xl4. For me every tivo s 3 4 & now 5. Every new version is louder than the one that precedes it! Very unhappy


Sat, 11/02/2013 - 06:26

ABC gives full season orders to Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, cancels Back in the Game

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:54

Back in the Game will still air the initial 13 episodes but there won't be anymore after that. ABC also ordered an additional four episodes of Super Fun Night.