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Logitech Harmony Ultimate with Roamio using RF?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:45
Does anybody know if you are able to use the RF functionality of the Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote to control the Roamio?

It works fine through IR now, however the difference in speed between the Tivo and Harmony remotes are like night and day!

I have already tried setting the Inter-key delays to the lowest settings, but I have not been able to duplicate the speed of the Harmony through IR.

Should I Reduce the Number of Tuners on My Roamio?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 16:10
I have a Roamio Pro that has all 6 tuners active (as far as I know, I haven't messed with the configuration). I'm having random channel drops and some of the posts on this forum suggest that while the Roamio Pro is capable of managing 6 tuners, the providers and CableCards are not. I'm on Time Warner. Should I drop to 5 or 4 tuners?


Update Mini UI to match Roamio

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 09:18
I know this is a minor issue but for some reason I just feel like the Mini UI should be updated to match the current UI on the Roamio. The color palette is different and the Roamio looks so much better. It will help with a more seamless feel of a whole home DVR setup.

I did submit the suggestion to Tivo but who knows where they go and if it's just a black hole.

Mob City on TNT - premieres tonight

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 07:48
I'm recording this. Sounds like it will be a "blast from the past" so to speak. Film noir is always interesting.

Supernatural - "Holy Terror" - 12/3/13

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 07:37
Well that all just happened.
I'm not even sure where to begin. I think I'm a bit broken now. :o

Kevin is dead. And I do not think he'll be one of the lucky ones that comes back. I'd like to say I didn't know it was coming but I did and that didn't make it any easier. As soon as he handed that note over I started holding my head and rocking back and forth saying "It's Kevin! It's Kevin!" because you know the minute he told Dean he always gets screwed it was over.

Gadreel. Not Ezekiel. Ugh. I so wanted him to tell Metatron to get bent. Can we ever just have one Supernatural being that doesn't screw the Winchesters over? Oh right Benny. Except he's dead now too. So that leaves who to help? Castiel? I think this might be just a tad out of his league, even being an angel again.

Speaking of Cas! BADASS ANGEL OF THE LORD RETURNS. Thank GOD. That human Cas story was about to drive me to drink. I'm curious if he was able to just take the grace from another angel what stopped him before when he's killed others hunting him down? I'm thinking this is going to have a bad side effect and he only did this now because he knows the angel war is hit and he feels that compelled to assist and as a human he's basically worthless. I mean if it was just that easy Anna wouldn't have searched so hard for hers in S4 right?

Jared and Jensen just totally knocked it out of the park again this week on acting. Jared especially. He just keeps upping it a notch on his angel transitions. And making Gadreel seem actually pained but not appear to be the same as Sam's pained expression. How does one even do that?? Jensen and his one perfect tear will never not make me choke up (as if I wasn't already at that point! haha not really)

Okay I know I'm forgetting something but that's what I got for now. Let's discuss! We have 6 weeks until the next one! :down::mad:

Strange Issues

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 06:38
Hello, I received a channel update from TWC last night and of course none of my channels showed up correctly from the tivo. So i did a Guided setup from scratch to get my new lineup. When getting towards the end i keep getting a n15 or n18 error. Im running a tivo HD. Ive searched here and really found nothing that worked, and was wondering if there might be anything i can try. Nothing has changed on TWC end as everything was working fine up untill i tried the guided setup to get my new channel list.

Any help would be appreciated


Bugs written up on forums.tivo.com

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 01:36
Please turn this into a sticky thread. I have been planning on doing this for a long time, but finally did it, with the persistent C133 error everyone is seeing that GREATLY reduces our Tivos' functionality.

See the original post and COMMENT THERE. This thread is just intended as a very small summary of each bug so others can find them/write up new bugs... Basically a poor man's bug list.

Cannot use View Upcoming when in C133 error condition:


T6 and Atlantic Broadband Qs

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:43
My folks live in an Atlantic Broadband area where the T6 tivo (cable co version of Tivo) will be available. Curiously, Netflix won't be on it, initially.

Anyway, couple of Qs...

1) Still has a cable card in it someplace? Presumably, preinstalled (or installed by the installer?)... if there is a cable card internal to it, I would hope they've worked out all the fun cable card bugs

2) SDV... don't know if Atlantic BB uses this... if they don't I would presume they will at some point for bandwidth reasons. So, does the T6 have built in two way communicatons or is it still unidirectional on the cable and using the ethernet or even some sort of moca to communicate back? I could even see them not doing a real two way but instead just incorporating the tuning adapter hw inside the box with an internal usb connection. Whatever the soln, hopefully more reliable than my TWC tuning adapter which locks up every month.

3) On demand... any ideas on how they are making this work?


TiVo Server Crash

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:01
Called the TiVo help line today because I kept getting "There is a problem with the connection. (N17)" while trying to run Guided Setup. I was told that TiVo had a major server crash and thousands were calling from all over the country. That was at 2 pm PST and evidently it's still down (6 hours later) because I still can't get through Guided Setup. It's a real pain because there's no way out of the setup and my Roamio is essentially frozen. Has anyone else heard anything?

Youtube Player Updated!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:08
The next time you launch the Youtube player inside of Tivo you will notice a major enhancement. All your playlist have a triangle at the bottom and your subscriptions have mini icons. This will be noticeable once you authenticate your account at Google. More importantly this update provides instant search inside each video being played and it's a more smoother. To help with transitions of NEXT videos google installed a 5 sec visual buffer like it does in HotList aka: Launchpad.

Now we just wait patiently for Netflix to get it's GUI update.:D

Adding Time to Program Creates a 2nd Separate Manual Recording

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:55
I've been having a very strange problem with my Roamio Pro the past several weeks. Whenever I add time to the end of a recording, it doesn't work properly. Instead, it records the program without the added time and then also creates a second manual recording with the proper amount of added time with no program information associated with it.

Is anybody else having this problem?

TiVo HDs, no sub, working, but bad HDMI ports, GOOD PARTS SOURCE, GOOD POWER SUPPLIES

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:39
TiVo HDs, no sub, working, but bad HDMI ports


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Best offers whole, or make offers for parts.

HDMI ports just need precision soldering to work again!

Save on shipping by buying only the parts you need.

PM if interested

$250 Lifetime Service Premieres w/2T HDD, 2-tuners, cable & OTA, w/cables/remote/box

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:31
*Reduced Price*
$250 Lifetime Service Premieres
Qty. 4 TCD746320
2-tuners, cable & OTA concurrently, like TiVo HD
Complete w/Remote/Cables/Org.Box
Each includes fresh 2TB WD HDD
PM if interested

Key Sequence

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:53
I may be making this up, but if memory serves from years ago, there is a 3 or 4 key sequence which when entered clears the TIVO memory and makes the response time quicker? Am I making this up?

If there is such a sequence, what is it?

Pending transfer message when attempting to watch PC video on tivo

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:55
I am trying to watch a video on my Tivo HD or Roamio Plus that's in my Now Playing list on my PC.

Each time I select it, and ask to transfer it to either Tivo it starts to transfer. On the HD I see the blue light turn on. Then it says some message like "Video will transfer when the pending transfer is finished." There is no pending transfer that I can see. I've rebooted the Tivo and stopped and restarted the desktop server. Etc.

Any suggestions for what to do?

service error c133

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:23
Was curious if anyone else is getting this tonight? I'm getting this on both of my premiere's this evening.

Tivo Roamio Service Transfer - How Long?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:06
So I jumped on the deal that Tivo will allow me to transfer my $99 annual service from the Premiere to the Roamio, the only caviat was that I had to order the Roamio directly from Tivo. Due to the holidays, it took a week and a half to arrive.

I called CS yesterday and told them that I received my new Roamio and that I would like to complete the transfer of service. She put me on hold for a while and said that she cannot complete the transfer, she would have to submit it to the "billing department". I asked how long it would take and she said that it should be done by the end of the day.

Obviously the end of the day comes and my Roamio is still a brick. I call back the next day, and they tell me that these transfers usually take 24 hours. 24 hours goes by, Roamio is still a brick.

I chat with them today, and they said that the process can take up to 5 days to transfer. Just awesome...nothing worse for a geek to be staring at his new toy and can't play with it.

My issue is that I already sold the Premiere on eBay and need to ship it out today or tomorrow at the latest. Does anybody here have any way to contact this phantom "billing department" so that I can get my transfer pushed through sooner?

Thank you all in advance for your help!

OTA Channels Will Not Delete

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:55
I have tried deleting ALL channels.
I have tried using the guided setup, it didn't remove the channels either.

I know I can "unselect" individual channels but I want to actually DELETE them from the channel list. Nothing works.


FS:TiVo Premier with Lifetime sub

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:15
im selling my used tivo that is in perfect working order


"There is a temporary problem with the Tivo service"

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:58
My streaming to the iPad app stopped working and I can't even use the app as a remote control.
There is a message on the Tivo Roamio that says "there is a temporary problem with the Tivo service" and that I should try again in a few minutes, but it has been over an hour.

I have rebooted everything including the Roamio, the Tivo stream, the router and the cable modem. Internet access is working, I am using my home network to post this message.
It is all hard wired with cables, not wireless.
When I try calling in, sometimes it is successful and a a minute later I try again and it fails with a message that says "failed while negotiating."

I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Tivo app. When I try to connect there is a message that says "There is a problem connecting to the TiVo service. Please try again later or press "OK:" to retry now.
The streaming setup is in the background and it says "DVR Unable To Stream"
You are not connected to the Internet. Please check your network settings and try again. It has a Settings and Help button, but there is no way to click it because the other Communication Error" message is in front and if I click OK to get by it, it closes everything and tries to reconnect again and just fails.

I know the Internet is working because everything else works and the Network Diagnostic page in the Roamio's settings says "View TCP port test details: Succeeded" and "View DNS test details: Succeeded"

Is there an outage at Tivo today?
What else could be causing this issue?