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stream baby / PYTIVO stopped working after fall update

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 12:04
I think after the the fall update both stream baby and pytivo stopped working for me.
Is it typical that they would stop working after tivo update?

Is it working for anyone right now? I hope this a not a permanent thing.

Other than re-installing them is there any known quick fix?

Mini Performance between Elite and Roamio

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:45
I just got a roamio plus and i already have an Elite.

Will i see a performance difference if i am connected to the elite vs the roamio? I ask cause i want to connect it to the elite since the room the elite is going into only had a 2 tuner tivo on it anyways.

Roamio Black Friday Deals?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:47
I called TiVo prior to activating service on a base Roamio that I bought for my Dad last night. The only promo at the time the CSR told me of was, that since I am an existing customer, the $399 MSD Lifetime Service and that the Roamio boxes would be $50 less for the Plus and $100 less for the Pro.

I also asked if they would be having any Black Friday sales and the CSR said yes they would, but he could not provide me with any details on it. Does anyone here by chance have any insider info on what the TiVo Black Friday deals might be? Thanks!

Repost from Premier Forum - HDMI and Component Simultaneously

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 09:20
I am running a bunch of Tivo boxes through a matrix in my home. My problem is that I was running a Tivo EliteXL4 independent of the system to my Home Theater Room over HDMI.

Here is the problem...

I wanted to add the Elite to my matrix (which is a component matrix) and so I added component cables out to the matrix. (HDMI still goes to an AVR and then out to my Home Theater Room) So...I am able to get video and audio everywhere over the component, but when the Pioneer AVR is off... (it feeds the HDMI to my home theater), the picture gets steady glitches about every 7 seconds or so on the component video output.

If I turn the AVR back on... problem solved.

I hope I didn't confuse!

Thoughts anyone?


Got a hand-me-down Series 2 missing components; where to get replacements?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:57
Missing a power cord and a remote. I have a spare remote from my Series 3 that I think will work.

1) Will the remote work?

2) Where can I get a cheap power cord?

3) Will I need anything else in order to test it to see if it works?

test pic

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:47
test pic

Series 4 HDMI and Component Concurrently

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:36
Tivo EliteXL4 running component out through a component matrix the HDMI is running through a Pioneer AVR (VSX-1022k) and then to one set.

Here is the problem...

I am able to get video and audio everywhere. When the Pioneer AVR is off... (it feeds the HDMI to my home theater), the picture gets steady glitches about every 7 seconds or so on the component video output.

If I turn the AVR back on... problem solved.

I hope I didn't confuse!

Thoughts anyone?



How many TiVo Mini's can be connected on same MoCA network?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:32
I currently have 2 Mini's in my house that are connected to the coax via MoCA. If I add 2 more, are there any potential issues with bandwidth? I have 2 Premiere 4 boxes and would just split up tapping into the two of them for the primary connections. Thanks!

DVD creation process the same with Roamio?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 02:32
Is the DVD creation process the same with Roamio? I've never owned a Tivo, but with a bit of googling it appears that with older Tivos you can transfer shows to your PC and then burn them with software like VideoRedo. Is this process the same with the Roamio, or is it easier/harder with the Roamio? I'm considering buying a Roamio and I hope I can copy shows to DVD (via my PC).

online storage vs. home storage

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 01:17
I was thinking of setting up an old pc I have for Tivo backup. I have also thought of online. Who has used online and how did it go. I understand it can take awhile to upload big files. Does it slow your pc down alot while it is uploading?

Tivo is awesome, but.....

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 23:37
Unless the networks get some decent shows going, I will have no TV to record. Leverage is done, so is breaking bad, This is the last season for Law and Order SVU. Psych and Bates motel are good but both not coming back until next year. Dr who is good, but I need more shows like leverage, or breaking bad or law and order. Not into the CSI stuff they get too into the autopsy and blood of things. Simpsons is ending too. not a good time to subscribe to cable I guess.

Should I lifetime my tivos

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:29
I have two Tivo Premiers. One I just upgraded to a 2 TB drive tonight. Its the version with OTA and Digital Cable. I also have another one In the bedroom that my wife uses, and I have another 2TB laying around I'll be tossing in that one tomorrow. Ill be getting some money at xmas time and again at tax time that is usually in the thousands of dollars each time, the rest of the year im broke, so I like to go on shopping sprees for electronics both times. Should I lifetime my premiers or should I upgrade to roamios

Series 3 Rebooting

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:37
I have had my Series 3 for over 10 years (Lifetime transferred from my Series 1) and it is on its second external hard drive 1TB, purchased from Amazon in May. I have FIOS and 2 cablecards. Starting a week ago, it has been rebooting every 45 minutes or so. My old recordings are unaffected, but no new ones have been complete as it takes about 15 minutes to reboot and start a second recording attempt. It is also responding to commands very slowly.

I have had TIVOs for many years and replaced many hard drives, but are there any other probable causes to this other than the hard drive? I believe I am not able to run diagnostics as I only have Apple computers.

Questions about 1-yr commitments

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:52
I recently switched back to cable, and after a fiasco regarding getting CableCards and TAs, and a choice between reusing my 2 inactive Premieres or buying a Roamio + mini, I decided to reactivate my two Premieres. I have a TiVo HD with lifetime, so I am getting the MSD. I wanted to cut my fees as much as possible so I decided to go with the 1-year commitment pricing plan, even though these two Premieres have fulfilled their initial year.

However, I may at some point before this time next year decide to upgrade to a Roamio, and there is a chance I may eliminate one of my TVs. So, a couple of questions:

1. I am still within the 30 day "guarantee" period where I can completely cancel. Don't want to do that, but, within that window can you "convert" to a month-to-month plan?
2. If I keep the 1-yr commitment, can I transfer that commitment to a Roamio? Or, if I bought a Roamio, would I be stuck paying an ETF or keeping my Premiere active?

Tivo Desktop Plus Download

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:45
Looking to upgrade to Tivo Desktop Plus. When I got to buy it, it seems like the only option is to have it shipped to my physical mail address. Is there no download option?

I am wondering if perhaps they just have a clumsy/inaccurate checkout process and when I get to the end it's going to E-Mail me a download key. However, I don't want to finalize my purchase and I find out I truly have to wait 3-5 days for a CD to be mailed to me with the software.

Anyone have any experience with this process?
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Can Not Complete Wireless Connection

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:22
I just purchased a Roamio Plus and I've been trying for several hours to connect wirelessly to my Arris router provided by Comcast, my service provider. I have talked with several TiVo support people and also with Comcast and have reset my router twice but I keep getting NO6 errors. I use WEP security and have entered the password correctly but no joy. Any ideas?

Premiere not connecting after service update...

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:47
My Premiere has not connected to the Tivo service since 11/14 which I believe was the day that it downloaded the service update. I've spent hours with Tivo chat support, rebooting and resetting and still no dice. I've just been told that it's a known issue that will hopefully be fixed soon.

I could live with apps not working as I have a Roku, but I'm about to run out of guide data for recording, and then it's going to be totally useless.

My service plan just happens to renew next Tuesday. Anyone have any info that should keep me from just cancelling it? Very very frustrated with Tivo!

Amazon selling a Roamio bundle that's doomed to failure

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:31
So, just noticed this while checking Roamio prices at Amazon. Someone clearly doesn't know what they're doing. I was even more surprised to see it was being sold by Amazon, and not a 3rd party seller.

Can a Mini be set up to ONLY watch recorded shows?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:14
Can a TiVo Mini be set up to ONLY watch recorded shows from the host TiVo (or other TiVo's in the house)? In one of our rooms for the kids, I was thinking of adding a Mini, but don't want to tie up an additional tuner for live TV in that particular room. Thanks!

Doctor Who - The Day Of The Doctor 11/23/13

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:06

He finally agreed to appear in an anniversary special. (Chills ran through my body as soon as I heard his voice.)
I don't know why Eccleston wasn't a part of this though.

Still not sure how they'll wave away the regeneration limit.