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Roamio No sound on one channel - Mini connection

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 07:37
So I have a new roamio, have had it for a while.
I also have one other Tivo (premiere) that I am replacing with the roamio.
All seems ok except for the following:

1. On one channel I get no sound. (ABC) the weird thing is that our cable system has both HD and SD broadcasts, on BOTH of these channels I get no sound. All other channels seem fine. Because the wife watches pretty much only ABC.. this is a problem.

On the premiere all is well, sound on both, on the roamio.. no sound.

2. I have a new mini and if I let it sit a while it gets live TV and I can use the channel buttons up or down to change channels but as soon as I try to go to Tivo central I get "Living Room Cannot be found", then if I go to live TV again, it bongs out. I let it sit for a long while or reboot, we get live TV again.
Obviously the mini is setup right or I would not get any live TV (it's Ethernet)

3. The video from the roamio has lower contrast (very grey-ish) in the video picture, all channels even menus.. it's weird.

can someone shed some light please?

Roamio guide acting funny

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 03:31
My Roamio HD guide started acting funny about a month ago. If I go to any show in the future and choose "explore this show", and then push the "back" button or the left arrow button to go back to that show, the guide goes back to the current time & channel. I seem to remember my Elite doing that a while back but I don't remember what fixed it. I've already tried rebooting it. Any help would be appreciated.

newegg WD20EURS $84.99 through 11/28/13

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 03:29

and you have to use promo code


As always, run the manufacturer's (Western Digital in this case) own diagnostic software long test before putting the drive into service.

WishList changes

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 02:57
The recent update added some nice changes for WishLists but also took a few steps backward. First, "All Upcoming" should actually list only All Upcoming (as it did before the update), not the results of every WishList I have. I wouldn't mind having the ability to view this complete list but most of the time I only want to see WishLists with actual results, which are a small portion of the entire list. Also, how about getting rid of the Discovery Bar on the WishList screen? It takes up much needed screen space, and I noticed that it's not on the To Do List. Personally, I could live without it altogether, along with the ads.

Big Bang Theory - "The Thanksgiving Decoupling" S7E09 OAD 11/21/13

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 00:25
I really enjoy this show, but I have to say this is one of the more enjoyable eps I've seen in a long time.

Many laughs, many great lines, thoroughly enjoyed it! :up:

Anyone having no channels V53 after the update?

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 22:27
Came home tonite after my two FAVORITE shows were scheduled to record to sadly find out I had no Live (or recorded) TV anywhere. All channels were black. Reboot, back in business. Thank goodness for On Demand or I would really be cursing up a storm!

This has never happened prior to the update of a few days ago. Once in a while I had V53 errors, but Live TV was still present... just no live buffer would get recorded.

Did they change one bad symptom for one worse symptom?!?!?

Hate to digress to the bash-Tivo mentality, but I just am totally flabbergasted at the continued poor quality product I am seeing since leaving my S2 behind.

Amazing Race 24 Casting Spoilers

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 22:24
The next season of Amazing Race has returning cast members. Some of them have been on multiple times. They started filming this past Saturday.
I am glad to see Dave and Connor back as I hoped they would get another chance.

Margie and Luke Adams, mother and son, seasons 14 and 18
Herb “Flight Time” Lang & Nate “Big Easy” Lofton, Harlem Globetrotters, seasons 15 and 18
Jet and Cord, cowboys, season 16 and 18
Rachel and Brendon, Big Brother couple, season 20
Mallory Ervin and Mark Jackson, seasons 17 and 18 & season 20 (These two initially raced with different partners)
Natalie and Nadiya Anderson, twins, season 21
Caroline Cutbirth and Jenn Wayne, country singer friends, season 22
Dave and Connor O’Leary, father and son, season 22
Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena, YouTube friends, season 22
John Erck and Jessica Hoel, engaged couple, season 22
Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, cousins, season 23

Roamio Plus impressions

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 22:11
I have had my Roamio Plus for a few weeks now.

For the most part, I love it! I never realized how slow my Premier was until I got the Roamio.

What I don't like is the almost daily networking issues - C133 errors, Netflix not working, etc.

Got the C133 error 4 times tonight - it would come back, then go out again.

Had to start Netflix 3 times before it would start, and then it buffered several times.

Anyone else experienceing this as well?

All and all though, the Roamio is what the Premier should have been

FS: Two-tuner Premiere (45 Hour/320GB) with Lifetime and USB Wi-Fi adapter

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 22:08

One is up now, the second will be posted in middle of December. If you want either one, PM me for a discount.

Emergency Alert System freezes my Mini once a week

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 21:15
The alert was cancelled hours ago on my Roamio, but that night when we crank up the Mini, the EAS scroll is on the Mini. All the functions have ceased to work on the remote and the only way I can get it to work is to unplug the Mini from the power.

Is there another way to "thaw" my Mini other than unplugging it? TIA for any help

FWIW, the Mini is connected to the Roamio via MoCA and it's the only Mini attached to the Roamio

Epic Fail!

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 20:36
My Roamio came with a document "Installing a CableCARD". I've installed many, had a card ready to go and was going to install it before first powering up the new Roamio. BUT the Instructions say: "Before installing the CableCARD decoder...

1) Set up your TiVo DVR by following the instructions on the Start Here poster. You do not need a CableCARD for initial DVR setup!

2) Complete the DVR's on-screen Guided Setup....

Well, I did that ("Before installing the CableCARD decoder...") instead of just installing it before I started. As a result, the DVR did not know about most of my channels and I spent hours trying to figure out why I had no guide data for channels I had manually checked in my channel list after installing the card.

Finally, I figured out that I needed to run Guided Setup AGAIN with the CableCARD installed. Why not just start WITH the CableCARD? WHY did the instructions say to complete Guided Setup BEFORE installing the card?

STUPID instructions! I should have just IGNORED the instructions and done what I intended to do.


At this point... OOH Streaming is Pretty Much UNUSABLE

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 20:35
Was hoping the latest iOS update fixed some of the "issues" that they said it did, but I'm having the same problem I've had in the past. At times, my Streaming device on my Roamio Plus just stops working and can't be found. This happens when I'm away from home in another city where I can do really anything after this happens. It was streaming fine for a bit, then stopped and I tried to reload the stream. Now it's stuck with "Can't find streaming device."

... Work in Progress I guess :)

Support for 2 tuner units?

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 20:24
I have 2 2-tuner premiere units. Now that dynamic tuning is released, will the 2-tuner units support it? I don't care that there would only be 1 tuner left on the premier, I have an outdoor porch that I would love to have a mini on. Right now it has an old series 2 that is single tuner sd.

Tivo HD (no lifetime)

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 19:30
I know this isn't exactly on-topic "ebay", but I was going to sell my TivoHD on ebay but don't want to bother.

It's an unmodified TivoHD, without lifetime - service fee required.

Anyone interested? Just cover the shipping costs.

Tivo Slide Pro - RF Problems?

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 17:33
Just wondering if anyone who has a new Slide Pro remote is having the same RF issues lots of people, including me, are having with the standard Roamio RF remote. Does it ever want to click out of RF and show red IR?

Put a Character LCD on the front again

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 17:26
Instead of just lights, put a character LCD on the front like the DVD series 2 units or the Tivo Series 3 units. Also put buttons on the front to control the tivo, built in wifi, clear qam guide, integrated blu ray, integrated convert to iphone so you can put your shows on your iphone.

Premier to Roamio - Is HD menus quicker?

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:38

I have had a Premier for a year or so, and it is a good TiVo, step up from the two TiVo HD I also have.


I do not use the HD menus as the are slow / slugish. I keep the SD menus on so that when I hit list/My Shows, I get the list quick, not a pause......fill in a few suggestions, then show a list.

Has anyone that may feel the same as I do about the Premier, moved from a Premier, to a Roamio and can comment on the 'speed of the HD menu'?

Roamio Pro says 3 tuners in use by Minis, but.....

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:33
......those 3 Minis haven't been used since yesterday and the 4 hours have long expired. In fact, 2 of the Minis weren't used yesterday at all. In the past the Minis have always released the tuners.

Or do the Minis release the tuners just when needed?

Tivo Roamio Pro

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:15
I’ve been a Tivo customer for eleven years but I am rapidly becoming disenchanted with them. They sold me a Roamio Pro knowing the Charter my cable provider’s cable cards did not support a 6 tuner DVR. After 45 day of lowering signal strength below 100%, reducing the SNR to 36db, 6 Charter visits, the installation of 10 different cable cards, installing a new Roamio Pro unit and many arguments with Charter over firmware upgrades now both Tivo and Charter have told me that there is nothing else that can be done but to turn off 3 of my 6 tuners. Conclusions if you live in Fort Worth, Texas do not waste your money buying a Tivo Roamio.

Media Access Key dropoff

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:49
I could not stream one box to the other last night and this am. Unusual since both premieres have been on my account >12mos and both in good standing with full wired ethernet connection.

Called tech support this morning and one of the boxes had their media access key "dropped out." When I attempted to pull the media access key off the TIVO menu, messages and settings, the media access key was not an option. Thats when the troubleshooting technician figured it out. This was after about 20 mins on the line and box restarts.

Media access key signal was resent via tech and after a network connection to tivo streaming is working again.

Just fyi