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Recording scheduled on "other" Tivo - feature or bug?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 21:02
I have two XL4s, and sometimes I'll swear I recorded something on Tivo "A" only to find it has actually recorded on Tivo "B". This has taken me by surprise a few times and I think I've finally figured out the (or at least one) cause of it - I just can't decide if it's a feature or a bug. I don't think this is related to the recent update, it's been happening for a while.

To reproduce:
  • go to "My Shows" on Tivo A
  • scroll to the bottom, press select to get to the NPL for Tivo B
  • press "Guide"
  • pick anything and press record (or Info)
  • select "Season Pass & other options"
  • note that it shows the name of Tivo B at the top, and indeed if you choose "Record this episode" it will be recorded on Tivo B

The main reason this seems like a bug is if you just select "Record this Episode" from the first screen after hitting record, it records on Tivo A, not B. There's also no indication that you're operating on Tivo B in the Guide - and in fact I'm 99% sure it's showing me the channel list on Tivo A (they're slightly out of sync).

There's also no apparent way to change the Tivo on the "Recording options" screen, so is there any other way to access this "feature"? I haven't tried it yet on my Minis but it would be handy there (since they are paired to B but I'd like to record on A).

This situation seems to persist until I go back to the Tivo menu, then it goes back to recording on Tivo A as expected.

C133 and C501 errors since Fall 2013 update

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:16
Ever since we received the Fall 2013 update, we have been constantly been receiving C133 and C501 errors. Our premiere boxes are no longer able to access each other and we cannot even search for shows. We all have Tivo N Adapters and have never encountered this type of issue before. Any suggestions?


How will Xbox One work with Roamio?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:57
How will the Tivo Roamio and Xbox One work together? Would my Xbox one go in between my receiver and Tivo? Or would I plug the Xbox One directly into the receiver?

I hope they go well together.

Audio sync problem with Roamio Basic

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:34
I have the Roamio basic...no component connection, just HDMI. I have the audio hooked up to a receiver via optical. When I listen to the audio thru the receiver, there is a slight delay, causing the sound to be slightly out of sync with the pic. When I listen thru the TV (which I really don't want), it is OK. If I listen to both together, I can hear the slight delay which gives an echo effect. My HD is hooked up with component video and optical audio and I don't have this problem. Any one have a solution to this (other than to upgrade to Plus or Pro to get the component outputs)?

Serious bug found - back to back recording failures

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:27
Received the latest TiVo update (for Virgin Media branded boxes) on Tuesday and since then I have had numerous problems. However, I believe I have found quite a serious bug.

I had a failed recording yesterday and I suspected that there may be a bug with back to back recordings when a service connection happens. I believe I have know confirmed this when today exactly the same thing happened.

Todays schedule (all on Sky Sports F1 so using a single tuner)

5:30 - 6:00 : Track Parade
6:00 - 9:15 : Race show
9:15 - 10:15 - Paddock Live

With the standard 1 hours padding (on a live event and 5 minutes pre-padding), this meant the following was actually planned:

5:25 - 7:00 : Track Parade
5:55 - 10:15 : Race show
9:10 - 11:15 - Paddock Live

Like yesterday I observed that at 9:33 a service connection was due which is between the overlap of the back to back recordings. When the F1 had finished at 10:15 (I was watching the Race Show recording from My Shows at the time) I noticed that the Paddock Live recording was not happening.

Checking My Shows and the Planned Recordings confirmed this. Like yesterday when you check the recording hiccups the reason listed against the Paddock Live failed recording was "Not Available - No Longer In Guide".

So I think this has pretty much confirmed their is quite a serious bug in that if you have a an overlapping back to back recording on the same channel then there is a chance that if there is a service connection during the overlap of the two recordings the second recording does not happen. It may not be the service connection that causes the issue but perhaps the part where it processes the latest guide data after it has downloaded that causes the problem.

As the main point of the box is to record programmes then a bug that stops it from doing this must surely be investigated and fixed ASAP as far as I am concerned.

Any TiVo representatives around to investigate and comment?

Transfer problems

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:21
I have transferred a few programs from my Premiere to the new Roamio but there are issues.

The first transfer works fine but additional transfers post an empty file with the request remaining in the to do list. After deleting the empty file and removing it from the To Do list additional requests are placed in the To Do list with the message that it will be transferred when current transfers complete. There are no transfers in progress so it never happens.

If I reboot both boxes and start a new transfer with the same program it transfers fine. Desktop works fine with both boxes.

Not a big deal but it sure looks like a bug.

Forum and Internet Explorer 11?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:52
Just updated to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and noticed that the forum tools option is no longer a drop down list (I usually use it to mark a forum as read), but now takes you to those options at the bottom of the page. Similar behavior for the Search this forum option.

Those still show up the same in the latest version of Firefox so would certainly appear to be an IE11 issue.


PBS Newshour Weekend

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:40
I've been recording PBS NewsHour Weekend and have been using a Season Pass (the show is half an hour on Saturdays and half an hour on Sundays). I've noticed that it hasn't been recording the Sunday episode. The listings show that the Sunday episode is a rerun of the Saturday episode, despite the fact Sunday is a different episode.

For anyone recording the show, you may need to check your listings and account for this. I have no idea if it is a national problem or just with our local PBS station (WETA out of Arlington, Virginia).

Tivo XL4 does not get online shows added since Fall Update!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:38
Since the Fall Update, any show that I schedule online does not show up in my online todo list. Is this a bug or is the server much slower than normal?


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:25
I know there is an install thread, I can't find it. Is it as simple as copy image off current drive create partition on new put image on it?

SNL Lady Gaga/Lady Gaga OAD 11/16/13

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:17
No thread yet? I didn't think it was so bad...

Cold opening was hi-larious!

When the drug dealer came up to Mayor Ford during the press conference! :D:D:D I about died laughing! So funny!

Then when he went on "60 Minutes?" OMG-I didn't expect that! That was smart and funny! :p

Lady Gaga's monologue was cute-"I'll take your fake applause..applause...applause..."

Waking up with Kimye was cute-the Kardashian orchestra was funny-triangle, triangle, box of rice, her own hands....:o

Gaga 50 years hence was surreal but I loved the "Empress Beyonce" line...

I loved the Rose Zone -

Others' thoughts? :D

Ground Floor (new series)

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:25
Have you seen "Ground Floor", a new series with John C. McGinley?

I had hopes it would be funny, and the critics seem to approve of it as one of the funnier new sitcoms.

Then I watched the first two episodes.

I was struggling to get past the first act of the pilot episode, wanting to give it a chance to find itself. But the writing and acting is so awful that I cannot bear this show, despite having two gorgeous actresses in tight outfits.

I re-read the reviews and cannot believe they watched the same shows I had just seen.

Is it just me?

FS: 2x Two-tuner Premiere's with Lifetime and USB Wi-Fi adapter included

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:20
I am selling 2 Two-tuner Premiere's with Lifetime and USB Wi-Fi adapter included for both units. Both units come with the power cable and a TiVo remote.

Asking $350 shipped for anywhere in the lower 48 states, Alaska & Hawaii will pay actual shipping charges.

TiVo stream - not working

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:41
Hey all

Just got anew TiVo stream, and am trying to set it up with my premiere xl4...

I have my TiVo connected to a hub, and from the hub to my fils router.

I have my stream connected to my router per the directions.

I keep getting an error when trying to stream. " error streaming the recording"

Also tried to download, and it just sits there doing nothing.

Talked to TiVo tech support and they tell me the TiVo and the stream must BOTH be DIRECTLY connected to the router or it will not work! Who the heck has their router in their living room? This seems to make the stream quite useless to me.

Anyone out there have a way around this? I bought the stream from best buy a couple weeks ago so now I can't bring it back! Argh!!

Any help appreciated



Roamio Not Seeing Desktop Plus

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:04
I have a 4-tuner Roamio that I bought a few months ago and for some reason I can't see any of the media in my Desktop Plus App that I've been using for several years with my old Series 2.

I can download media from the Roamio with no problem so I know that my MAC is correct. I'm just not seeing any media from Desktop Plus listed on the Roamio.

Any ideas?

Issue with Tivo Guide in 'Grid Guide' mode

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:01
I just noticed that after the Fall 2013 update to version that I can no longer navigate to future date or time when the TiVo Guide is in the 'Grid Guide' mode. I was wondering if anybody else is having this? :mad:

Looks like Tivo.com is on their Apple ][ Server again!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:08
Well, this has been going on since yesterday. The site is so slow that it is hard to schedule anything online!

The Challenger Disaster - Truncated Recording?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:34
I recorded this from DTV on Friday, and just got around to watch it this morning. It lists it as 2 hours long, and it started right on time, but it ended abruptly after the 2 hour recording. I wonder if Discover put in too many commercials.

Looking at the listings for Tonight, they both show 2 hours also. I guess I'll try again, but pad it by a hour just to be sure. This is the first time I've had that happen when the show didn't have its start delayed.

Xfinity/HBO OD??

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:32
Hello, I just got my Roamio Pro Friday. Everything is going great. Got all of my season passes and recordings transferred from my other TiVo's. All is good...

Now I'm trying to figure out how to use Xfinity and HBO OD. I go to Xfinity, pick a program to watch, go to watch now, and it starts but then freezes at the opening screen. I hear about 2 seconds of audio then nothing. Pausing and FF does nothing. The same happens when I try HBO OD. It just stops at the HBO OD screen. It says that I have it rented for 24 hours etc.

Is this a streaming issue? I have a download of about 7mbps, .75mbps upload, 26 ping on CenturyLink. I pay for 12mbps. I'm not at all sure of what I need for streaming video.

Thanks, Mike, Issaquah WA

Wishlist result info and are tivo suggestions mixed in with wishlist results?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:14
I just set up my new Roamio Pro, and I'm seeing a bunch of programs in my Wishlist Searches > All Upcoming that don't make sense. All of my wishlists are set up as title searches, and I'm getting results with titles that have nothing to do with the titles I have input.

A) is there some way to tell which wishlist resulted in a particular recording (without going through all of my wishlists to check each one's "upcoming" list)?

B) is it possible that these are tivo suggestions and that they are shown in the same list as wishlist results? if so, that would be weird because some of them are "kept until deleted"