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PLUS wireless networking is driving me insane

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:46
Please i need help. i am about to toss this device out the window. I cant get this thing to stay connected to the Tivo service. the wireless keeps losing connections. I am running this DVR with a simple Dlink DIR615 router. all my other wireless devices work flawlessly on this network.

installed dvr and connected. worked beautifully for 2 days. then stopped connection and got N02

first call to tech support: they told me to reboot router and dvr. service connected

second call to tech support the next day: they told me my dvr was DOA and to return to best buy. said the wireless network car inside the dvr was defective.

exchanged device and installed a new unit from best buy. worked for one day.

got No2 again this morning, called it in and they told me my ROUTER WAS DEFECTED.

this is complete BS. told me to unplug the device. spent hours trying force connected to tivo service.

Basically the most sophisticated solution they could give me was to unplug the device.

any problem i have unplug the device. i have had this dvr for 7 days now and ive been unplugging it several times a day ever since the day i got it. is this a normal part of the tivo experience?

please help.

Palm Beach County FL Comcast Roamio issues

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:30
I purchased my Roamio Plus in mid-September and had many problems with channels intermittently dropping out, resulting in an error "v58". TiVo technical support informed me that this was often the case for South Florida Comcast customers, as the cablecard firmware needs to be upgraded, system wide, to a version higher than 1.5.2. They had no timetable as to when this might occur. Ready to send my new Tivo back for a refund, the Comcast tech (who had already been scheduled) called, and told me he'd had luck with Premier owners encountering problems, by upgrading the firmware to their newest version (1.5.2-FP2401), which was higher than what was on my cablecard.

I kept the appointment, and after the upgrade and a hard reboot of the Roamio, things were working fine, with all six tuners.

As of 10/30/13, however, the vast majority of channels (both SD, HD, and Pay) are not available and display the v58 error. I've had Comcast un-pair and re-pair the card several times, and refresh the signal, without resolution. TiVo tech support also spent about 45 minutes with me, checking signal strength, noise, and many other issues, determining my Roamio is working fine.

I spoke to the Comcast tech who did the Firmware upgrade for me back in September, and he told me he's heard from one other Roamio owner in the area who also is suddenly having problems. He doesn't believe that whatever has happened at Comcast has affected Premiere owners.

"The Returned" on Sundance - Series 1 thread

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:57
Very intriguing 8-episode French drama from late 2012 that just started airing here on 10/31 on Sundance Channel. It's subtitled and there are oddly no reruns outside of Thursday, but I assume it'll be on-demand.

It involves a town's varied reactions to the sudden arrival of a number of people who had died years earlier in a bus crash. They're not zombies, they're their old selves - whatever that entails from person to person - and they have no clue what's happened. And there's all kinds of supernatural details and fringe creepiness going on too - more than you'd expect in one hour sans commercials.

For me to be this excited about a subtitled drama from France must mean I think it's quite good :)

(Assume spoilers after this post.)

TiVo Search Not Showing NHL Games

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:30
When I use the TiVo Search feature on my Roamio and look for "NHL" it shows a hit for "NHL Hockey." However, when I then select this item it shows no available shows, only the WishList selection.
From the web interface a number of games are show on channels in my package. This has been going on for a couple of weeks.

There seems to be a program with the search data available on the Roamio. I no longer have my TiVoHD hooked up so I don't know if this is just a Roamio issue.

Arrow "Crucible" 10/30/2013

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:28
So alderman Blood is evil. Good, because I've wanted to punch him in the face every time he shows up on camera.

IMDB lists Sara Lance as Black Canary.

I'm tired of Laurel.

I thought I recognized her from the final season of The Killing and IMDB confirms it. The actress who played Bullet plays Sin on Arrow. Good for her. She was great on The Killing.

The Mayor was too big of a moron to be anything but a minor villain.

I have no idea what's going on in the island flashbacks.

Copy and expand THR22 original HD to new internal 2TB HD?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 04:04
I have a THR22 with the original drive and would like to replace it with a 2TB internal while keeping all of the data. Anyone have any suggestions/pointers/how-tos for accomplishing this?

Appreciate help with this.

Losing IP and no OOH

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 01:09
Every few days, I get the message that my Tivo has lost connectivity. It shows connected to my network (wifi) and "No IP address."

I have it set to a static IP. I don't know what's causing this and it's really frustrating.

Second problem -- I launch up the tivo app today after reading that OOH streaming has been enabled and I try to do setup and it says "No Streaming Devices found" ...... I'm on the same network. I have a roamio plus. I've forced connections multiple times to make sure I have the latest software...


Same New Show Recorded Twice

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 23:37
I had one show recorded twice at the same time and sames channel. Obviously my Roamio must have recorded this show on two different tuners.

Anyone else experience this?

Vampire Diaries- Where are the threads for this season??

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 23:14
People must still be watching this! They finally killed off the Klaus plotline that would just never die...this season seems pretty good so far.

LOVING Katharine as human!!

And I really love how the writers/directors give these amazing actors such a great opportunity to play both their "human" and "shadow" sides.

Netflix unusable after update

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 23:03
After receiving the fall update on my Premiere (2-tuner), Netflix stops to buffer every 6 seconds. :mad:

Tivo undeleting files

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 20:26
My mom has the latest DTV Tivo and uses a phone to connect. She told me that the tivo is undeleting programs and they show up back in Now Playing with a yellow dot. She'll delete it and it returns back. Is this familiar to anyone?

Out of the Home Streaming Needs Work!

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 20:23
Not really happy with the out of the home experience thus far. Downloads start and then fail multiple times both on good wifi and on LTE. Streams start work for a bit then stop. Just now, after having a stream stop, I closed the Tivo app, restarted and tried again. Now -- it's saying it can't find the STREAMING DEVICE.

I have a good 5Mbps upstream internet so that's not the problem.

Hopefully things will improve with future updates but for me, this is hardly a finished product.

How's everyone else's experience been?

Odd tuner management observation

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 19:28
I've been watching my tuners since the last software update and noticed something kind of strange. By the end of the day I have 2-3 tuners on the same channel. I think this is might be due to recordings occurring on these channels, but would have thought Tivo would pick the tuner already on that channel vs using a different tuner for the recording. When flipping through the 6 tuners using the Live button, its unexpected, but I get the same channel more than once.

Bedroom tivo getting channels, living room "searching for signal"

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 18:50
2 tivo premiere's - one in bedroom, one in living room. both on separate outlets from wall. Living in big apartment building.

My tivo in the living room is searching for signal on certain channels while my bedroom tivo gets them just fine.

It's not the outlet - i've taken the outlet from living room and ran the cable to the bedroom and the channels come in fine. I have also taken the cable from the bedroom and ran it to the living room and the channels do not come in.

I have tuning adapters hooked up to both tivo's. My service is Time Warner out of Buffalo, NY.

I'm lost - I'm assuming it's something to do with the living room tivo's cable card or tuning adapter. I hope it's not my actual tivo in the living room, that's the one with lifetime attached to it :(

Has anyone ever ran into this? I'd appreciate some help!


Meltdown (NGC) premieres on 10/31/2013

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 16:47
Just saw an advertisement for Meltdown. It looks like it might appeal to people that like Storage Wars or maybe even Hardcord Pawn since a video at their website featured Rich from Hardcore Pawn.

Don't know why but I enjoy watching people treasure hunt, I'm just hoping it isn't over the top like a lot of these Storage Wars spin-offs/copiers. I even stopped watching Storage Wars because it was getting too stupid and repetitive. But looking for valuable metals in junk might be interesting for a few episodes.

Marcia Wallace Simpsons tribute

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 16:01
Fox will be airing the season 3 Simpsons episode "Bart the Lover" as a tribute to Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Krabappel) this Sunday 11/3 at 7:30/6:30c, replacing an American Dad rerun.

TWC Los Angeles & Roamio

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:34
After a week of TWC technicians, support calls, searching through this and other sites I still don't have anything close to reliable service using my new Roamio. I've obediently exchanged M-Cards and tuning adapters with absolutely no luck. I still lose most, if not all, channels several times a day.

I simply need to read that somebody... anybody... is successfully using a Roamio with TWC. If so, I'll continue to plod forward. Otherwise, I'm done with all this self-inflicted pain.


PBS American Experience - War of The Worlds

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:30
GREAT, new PBS document show on the classic, Halloween broadcast.
If you don't see it your local PBS station, then you can stream it here:



TiVo R Plus and Ipad connect problems

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 14:26
The iPad connects fine in the same room but when we move to the bedroom it loses the connect... You tell it to find and it does then 2 to 6 mins later it loses it again. we are not talking about a big move here. wireless router is about the same distance from ether local. all of 30 ft. signal is strong at both locals... also can not download to the ipad. thanks bobby

New Premier 4 (upgraded to XL4 / 2TB) with Lifetime, plus other units

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 13:37
Up for sale - Brand New Premiere 4 - (4 tuner) - upgraded to XL4 equivalent with a brand new 2 TB WD drive - and Lifetime (activated yesterday).

Box was purchased from the Woot special several months ago. All accessories still sealed. Box was only opened to replace the drive and test the unit, then clear & delete everything was done and unit was placed back in the retail box and was sealed.

Will ship double-boxed via UPS. For TiVo Community members, I will THROW IN FREE an wireless N adapter. Just message me with your offer or winning bid with "TCF Free Wireless N Adapter" and I will include it at no charge.

Asking $629 or best offer - so make me a good offer and the package is yours.

Here's the link: Premiere 4 Upgraded to XL4 with Lifetime

I also have a single tuner lifetime S2 currently listed, and will have an OLED S3 available in the next several days. Also, I have three S1s with lifetime (no, these aren't grandfathered :D ) - all with at least 80GB drives and version 3.

Let me know if you are interested in any not yet up on eBay.