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Option to automatically pad all recordings

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 05:22
I need to add one minute to the end of every recording to make sure I get the whole show. This isn't a big problem for season passes but is a nuisance for manual recordings. I'd love to have an option to add time to every recording.

Roamio setup woas

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 04:55
I was a very early TIVO adopter and own 2 series 1's and a series 2. I have been away from the TIVO family for a long time and have finally come home with a purchase of a Roamio plus :)

After many hours with Bright house networks and swapping tuning adapters and a cable cards, my roamio finally displays live TV mostly correctly. I still get pixilation quite a bit and occasionally when I change channels I hear my Onkyo TX-NR809 receiver click and get a black screen on some channels.

I haven't tried going directly from the TIVO to the TV because I'd like to retain surround sound.

I'm still relearning my TIVO so any help/tips on the pixilation issue or the black channels would be appreciated!



Elite vs Roamio

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 00:44
What are the benefits of the Roamio over the Elite? The obvious ones are the 2 extra tuners (which I don't think I need) and the ability to stream (which doesn't do me any good until it works out of the home - and even then would only be something I would use a couple times a year).

I am a tech junkie and fighting the "must have it now" feeling, but the more I hold off the less of an upgrade I see to it. The 4 tuner version is buggy as hell so I only hope I wouldn't have the same problems with 6 tuners.

Any help here? The wifi does me no good and while a faster UI and better Netflix app would be nice I'm not sure thats worth the $800 outlay. Especially since we still don't have Amazon.

The $800 with lifetime price tag has made me second guess this decision a couple dozen times so just looking for others views on it. Thanks!

SPORTS NIGHT (1998 TV Series) on Fox Soccer Channel

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 23:37
I noticed when doing a search on Sabrina Lloyd tonight that the Fox Soccer Channel (channel 619 on DirecTV) is airing Sports Night beginning Tuesday, September 3rd at noon CT. So far it looks like a couple of episides maybe at noon most weekdays and other sporadic showings.

Anyway, if you were one who saw it mentioned here and were looking to see it, here's an opportunity. Fox Soccer is an HD channel, but I have no idea how Sports Night will air.

I don't know if it's been broadcast lately because I haven't really been paying attention, but I was pleasantly surprised to see this in the program guide. :up:

Can't login to tivo.com on chrome browser

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 23:16
I can't seem to sign into my account on tivo.com using the Chrome browser. After entering my username/password, the "Sign in" button stays gray and is not clickable. Works fine in IE. Is this happening for anyone else?

Replacing HD. Tivo Software?

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 22:39
I have a parts machine that looks like it may be resurrected. It currently has a bad HD. The unit boots to a green screen and reboots about 10 min later... to the same green screen. I will attempt to WinMFS the software from the bad drive to a new drive, but if it is too far gone, can I use WinMFS to copy a hard drive from a working S3? They're both thermometer 250B's.

24 hours to activate

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 22:20
I rushed home with my new Tivo Mini tonight, to connect to my new Roamio Plus. The installation went fine, with just the delay for downloading stuff (update, etc). Then after that 30 minute process, I get a message saying it can't connect to the Roamio. The reason would appear to be the following, as indicated on My Account on the Tivo site:

"We're still processing your activation. Try again in 24 hours."

Really? Unlike every other online purchase these days which is immediate, Tivo wants me to wait 24 hours to verify a $6 / month fee? Tell me no....

I am outside of business hours for Tivo and I missed the Chat service by 8 minutes. While I guess and hope I can work this out tomorrow it is a pretty frustrating experience to not be able to complete the setup - all for the sake of $6.


HBO, Bad Robot, Westworld!

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 22:05

Could be interesting. It's a shame Abrams' record is so spotty...hopefully this will be one of the Good Ones.

Amazon Instant Video

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 21:16
Why can't Tivo do Amazon Instant Video on the Premiere? I can do it on my computer, I can do it on my iPhone and iPad, but not on my Premiere. In this day and age, it seems silly.

Netflix app stuck

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 20:23
So I was trying to log into my netflix account and I was getting really frustrated that I either forgot the password or kept typing it wrong. As it turns out I was just using the wrong email address (its on my wife's and not mine) as I hadn't had to log into Netflix in months and forgot. After a few missed attempts it prompted to make an account and now it is stuck there. My options are to read the terms of service or to enter my info and create an account for my email address. I can't back out using any button the remote. They all do nothing. I tried to leave the app and come back, but it returns to the same screen. I tried putting the Roamio in standby, but when I brought it back it returned to the same screen. I tried to unplug the box, wait a few minutes, and plug it back in. Nope, same screen. I am at a loss here. How do I log in now?

Roamio Pro issue WD MyBook DVR Expander

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 20:13
I am having a issue with the new Roamio Pro and the Western Digital MyBook DVR 1TB Expander. I have tried two different brand new TiVo Roamio Pro's; 4 Brand new WD Expanders, new eSata cables; and I connected the WD Expander to a premiere XL4; so I know the function properly. The Roamio tells me the WD DVR Expander is unsupported though, is Anyone Else Having this issue?

Roamio and video output fios

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 20:07
Trying to figure out the best settings for the display output. My tv is a 1080p 120mhz sharp. Fios outputs in 1080i. Which video outputs should I select for the Roamio? Right now all the formats are selected because when the test was run all the resolutions worked.


Another MOCA Issue

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 19:27
I've contacted TiVO support several times so far without luck... I'm hoping someone can help here.

I'm trying to set up a base Roamio & a Mini to work on my home Moca network.
The Roamio has a Moca adapter & the Mini plugs directly into the coax from the wall.

The other Moca adapter creating the network is adjacent to my cable modem & wireless router. The output of the adapter goes to a splitter that feeds 2 coax locations in my house including the Roamio & mini noted above.

Issue is this.... when I plug in just the Mini, Moca works. When I plug in just the Roamio, Moca works. When I plug them in together, the Mini doesn't see the Moca and doesn't work.

I don't yet have the POE filter installed and am waiting on it. I also have oddball coax run through my house (NEK Cable Type RG62 AWG22 Flourofoam.....). Could power loss due to the cabling & POE filter be the cause of my issues??

Does Mini share Romio App for Netflix??

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 18:11
Does the Mini have the same app for Netflix?? After using the Mini app, my Premieres just doesn't compare. If the Romeo had the same Netflix app, I'd be inclined to get one for the living room.

Ruh Roh,Stuttering and Reboot

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:45
I have had the premiere 4 for almost a year and have started to experience reboots and stuttering during recording playback. I have the 4 year warranty from best buy. Does anyone have experience getting them to swap you out at the store? I called and they told me they need to have it for a week to look into fixing it. I sarcastically asked if they were going to sit in front of it for a few hours to make sure but seriously how would they know its fixed? Think I could get them to swap me for a Roamio on the spot? If they offered me the lowest model do you think I could come up with the difference to upgrade to the plus?

Unexpected Reboot

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:35
My Roamio Pro started acting flaky while watching a recorded SD movie. The video froze while the audio kept running, then the unit rebooted. I usually get a unannounced reboot at 3 AM on my Premiere XL, but never at 4 PM. Hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Two Roamios vs 1-Roamio & 1-Elite

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:26
Short version: Any significant working differences between 1-Elite & 1-Pro, versus 2-Pros?

My current layout is an S3 in the bedroom, call that Wife's TiVo. She also watches it on her kitchen TV, using an HDMI/Ethernet/HDMI converter (house is wired for ethernet, cable & antenna). My TiVo is an Elite, in the den.

My plan is to move the Elite to the bedroom, that becomes her TiVo. Replace the weird wiring to her kitchen TV with a Mini. That Mini would feed off her Elite. I'll get a new Pro to replace the Elite I'm giving her.

[Aside: I'll keep the S3 alive by hooking it up to antenna and using it as a backup when the power fails.]

Question: Looking at this plan, are there any shortcomings in her using my old Elite, as versus buying her a Pro? I'd rather not spend money on another Pro if I don't need to, plus this plan puts my Elite to use. But if I'm missing some significant benefit by having her on an Elite, I'll go ahead and get 2 Pros. Remember that she will have a Mini working from her TiVo, whether Elite or new Pro.

Lifetime is Far Too Expensive on the Mini

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:13
$160 for lifetime service for a device that only connects to another one. Good for them I am already committed to upgrading to a Roamio and replacing my setup with 3 of these or I might have balked. That is far too much when I have already paid for 4 lifetimes (3 TivoHDs, 1 Premiere). Really a nasty scam.

No much to do about it, but I am venting here anyway! :)

And it's dead...

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:58
Ugh, the Pro I got on Tuesday is now basically dead...

Starting this afternoon, it started glitching big time when playing back programs. The video (on shows I know were recorded perfectly) would pixelate, and the sound (to the TV, no A/V equipment here) would drop out for more than it would play.

The TiVo Central UI was also super slow to navigate through. You'd press a button, see the orange circle on the front of the TiVo light up immediately, and then it'd be 10-20 seconds before the TiVo would respond to it.

Rebooting, it stays on the first boot screen for about 5 minutes, and stays on the "Almost there..." screen for literally 30-40 minutes.

When it finally gets back to TiVo Central, it displays the same symptoms above.

TiVo tech support were basically "yeah, that's bad, take it back to Best Buy". Best Buy is out of stock, so I guess my choices are wait for them, or use the $40 TiVo Extended warranty that I got on Tuesday and let TiVo replace it (which consumes the extended warranty).

Yay for being an early adopter.

Remote RF Question

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:56
So lets say you have 2 Roamio Plus/Pros...each in a different room but the rooms are very close...will the remotes conflict and control each or do they each use their own "frequency/address/whatever" so it will only work for the one it came with?