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Cablecard install screen pops up unexpectedly

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:58
Is anyone else having this problem?

1, when I tune to any of my HBO channels, the cablecard installer screen pops up. Then when I hit "Clear" to clear the screen, I get a V58 error (channel not available or something like that). Numerous calls to Verizon have turned up nothing. Yes, Verizon has me authorized for those channels.

2, the cablecard installer screen also pops up at random intervals when watching any other channel, or when watching recorded programs. And when I hit "Clear" it returns me to whatever I was watching with no further problems.

Have tried two new cablecards, same problem. Cablecard model numbers are current.

Macro blocking issue on a couple channels need help.

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:48
I have been having a bunch of pixelation issues with my roamio. I thought we had issues with our lines since they were older and so today a Comcast tech came out and ran a new line, but the issue still persists. It's mainly one or two channels, CBS being the worst, and out signal is just fine.

Under DVR diagnostics I am getting these readings on the channel that has an issue.

SNR - 36DB
RS Uncorrected - 0
RS Corrected - 135
Signal Strength - 91%

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this, been living with it for 4 weeks and it's driving me crazy because it gets very pixelated at times. Comcast has been out 5 times this month but can't solve it. Seems to happen the most when popular shows are on for some reason. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Transfering shows from TiVo HD to Roamio Pro

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:17
I'm considering transferring from a TiVo HD to a Roamio Pro. Is there an easy method to transfer all of my recorded content from one to the other?

I did search the forum but didn't find any easy results. If I missed anything please point it out. Thanks!

ipad app -- cannot stay connected to Tivo Premiere

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:27
After the last ipad app update, it kept telling me the MAK was wrong. I finally got it to accept the MAK, and now it opens, but as soon as I click on any of the options in the bottom row, it tells me the connection to the Tivo was lost and starts over. Sometimes it doesn't even get to the first screen.

I see a number of similar complaints in the app store reviews, but nothing about it on the forums?

Boardwalk Empire S04E09 “Marriage and Hunting” OAD 2013-11-03 ***spoilers***

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:06
"MY NAME IS NELSON VAN ALDEN. I was an federal alcohol agent!" Guess he knew that O'Banion wasn't going anywhere with that information, but DOB sure took it in stride.

And the bodies were still in the alley? "George! Let's be REASONABLE!"

But! The Mrs. never knew his real name? What name did he use when he hired her to be the nanny?

Narcisse don't know that Omar coming.

Congratulations, Richard Harrow! "Yes."

Imagine if Nucky sends Harrow after Narcisse.

2013 WSOP World Series of Poker Spoliers only for Episodes already aired on ESPN

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:48
There has been some discussion in the Season Pass Alerts thread, but I wanted to start this here in case there are others who want to participate, but haven't found us over there.


And I wanted to share this clip that I thought was just hilarious!

Quote: Originally Posted by waynomo (Post 9880501) If you've been following the WSOP episodes all along you might enjoy this

Hitler reacts to Morgenstern Downfall I especially liked this line: "just tell me he didn't lose them to Newhouse. Or the nightclub guy."

If you're reading this in time for this to matter, November 9 Final Table coverage begins tonight (Monday, 11/4) on ESPN2. Final Three coverage begins tomorrow (Tues. 11/5) on ESPN.

For both nights, you may want to pad and/or record the programs that follow to ensure you get full coverage.

Uh Oh MoCA...

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:46
Just got a Roamio Plus and a Mini. Ran through nearly an hour of TiVo troubleshooting steps with a phone rep and they seem to point the finger at my cable line.

Specifically, they said that the signal is too high at 100% (should be ~95%) and my SNR is too high at 44 dB (should be 38 dB max). The phone rep suggested using an attenuator for the wall coax outlet.

Anyone care to chime in here? I have a truck roll scheduled later in the week for a cablecard issue and hoping that he/she will take a look at this too.

Nevermind - Sorry - Wrong Forum!

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:46
Oops - Wrong Forum

"Southern At Heart" Damaris' (NFNS) new show

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:37
So - has anybody else watched Damaris' new show since she won Next Food Network Star this year?

I fully admit that I am one of those who did NOT root for her and also stated that I had no interest in her show.

Then I remember thinking to myself - self, there is no need to be so close-minded. Give it a look-see and cut her some slack.

I have to say that she is doing a good job. I think it might be partly because she is not (in the least!) trying to be outrageous and uber-flirty, but she looks absolutely lovely as well.

The format isn't quite as ridiculous as it seemed during NFNS either. It's more like having a guy on who wants to make his wife/girlfriend/etc some kind of special meal and they use ideas from what she likes to create a meal. Damaris does some of the cooking on her own, then brings the guy in to do more of the cooking with her.

The intro shows the guy and a quick synopsis of his story. It's a little like Ina, with her going to the Farmer's Market or some sort of shopping for a couple of minutes and choosing some ingredients with her talking about the ingredients.

All in all, very low key and pleasant. I'm very surprised. I find it very watchable.

Connect 2 Roamios

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:17
I love my Roamio and I am on the fence about getting a second one so I wanted to get more information.

I currently have 1 roamio in my house and thats connected via MoCA to a Tivo mini. So I currently can watch my shows on either and thats a feature I love.

The question is if I get a 2nd Roamio will I be able to get the first and second roamio to communicate to eachother (example will I be able to set a recording from Roamio 1 and have it record on roamio 2 OR will I be able to play a recording thats on roamio 2 on roamio 1)

I know this is a long shot but no harm in asking the question!

MoCa or Powerline?

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:52
Your thoughts?

Virgin Media TiVo Box

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:42

I've exhausted google, yahoo and last but not least bing! In the search for the full set of IR CODES too control a TiVo 1Gb box over TCP!

Can anyone help?

Tivo connection for liveTV?

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:11
Does the TiVo service need to be connected in order to use Live TV? My Tvio connections comes up as failed often due to flaky wireless. I am trying to activate my cablecard, but am getting this error. Not sure if its an issue on my end or cable company.

This channel is not authorized. Contact your cable provider for more information (V58).

Roamio basic wifi to MoCA mini

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 15:26
I want to get a Roamio basic model and a mini. I would use MoCA to connect the mini to the network. I have Fios so internet access is already available via MoCA. Can I use the built-in wifi in the roamio to stream to the mini? I know this isn't supported, but will it work if my network is fast enough or will the tivo not even try to use it to stream? If it wouldn't use that, how about if I use one of the tivo wifi n adapters that plug into the ethernet port so that it would think it had an ethernet connection?

Okay please spell it out for a Noobie

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:43
Hello to all the experienced Tivo users....

I plead (!!) for your help....

Here is what I have:

Roamio Basic (hardwired ethernet and coaxial cable connection). This unit is setup fine.

Trying to connect my Tivo Mini... I assume I cannot just plug my coaxial cable connection in and expect it to work off the bat.

Can anybody please tell me the specific equipment I would need to get this to run? I don't have a readily available ethernet cable to simply plug the Tivo Mini into.

Any help would be have my deepest gratitude.

All my best,
Noobie Matt

THR22: Music channels vs Status Bar

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:30
I've found that if you leave the THR22 on a DTV music channel for a long time (hours) you usually lose the status bar on any other TV channel that you subsequently tune to and also on other tuner, losing the ability to pause or rewind. You can only get the status bar back by switching the unit to standby and bringing it back on. Then, all is fine.

Is this a known issue?

TiVo Slide Pro Remote

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:21
In case any one is interested, a post showed up in my RSS reader today regarding the rumored new Tivo Slide remote. The link in the post doesn't work, but I am posting the text that was included.


Thought you had it good with your TiVo remote? Well, you do. But you can have it even better. Enhance your TiVo experience with the new TiVo Slide Pro Remote! Not only does it have a slide out QWERTY keyboard and fully backlit buttons to make searching and text entry faster/easier/dark-room-friendly, but it has an ergonomic exterior that makes it sleeker than ever. And don’t worry – it’s not just a prettier face. The TiVo Slide Pro Remote has a more powerful signal. In addition to IR, it has an ...

Tivo Roamio Plus Not Working; V53 and CableCard Error

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:37
Hey everyone,

I've been a Tivo Customer for nearly ten years now, and with my wife and I moving into our new place, we decided it would be time to upgrade from our two Series 3 boxes to a Roamio Plus connected to three Tivo Mini's. I have Comcast and live about 40 miles south of Boston.

It was a nice plan, except for the past week we can't get the Roamio to work. It seems we've narrowed the issue down to the Cisco CableCard which seems to accept the "pings" but otherwise fails to load the channels that I'm entitled to receive. As a result, I'm left with V53 errors on every channel.

I'm on my fourth cable card, I've had two techs to the house, run the guided setup half a dozen times, and had probably a dozen calls each to both Comcast and Tivo technical support. Over the objections of the tech support, Tivo now has a new Roamio Plus on the way, being that's really the only variable that hasn't been changed at this point. We tried hooking the Tivo directly to the pole with no spitters. It should be noted Signal is in the high 90's and SNR were deemed to be really good.

And as one would expect, Tivo points the finger at Comcast and Comcast says this is Tivo's fault, with the last Comcast Tier 2 tech suggesting this is a 20.3.x firmware issue. (My firmware version is

I don't know much about CableCards, but here's the info they always ask for, along with what the Tivo techs think is the issue (Active Programs and the lack of a program index):

CableCard CA Screen > Status: "Ready"
CableCard CA Screen > Active Programs: "No Information Available"
CableCard DAVIC Info > Status: Locked
CableCard CP Info > Auth Status: CP Auth Received
Info for pgm index 0-5
0x0 - 0x0 - 0x0 - 0x0 (repeats for six rows)

Anyways, if this isn't resolved soon, I'm going to have to end up sending back the nearly $1,800 in Tivo equipment I recently purchased. Their fault or not, I was very disappointed by the reaction of the last Tivo technical support person which was "get a fifth CableCard".

Any help troubleshooting this is appreciated. Let me know if any more diagnostic info would be helpful. Because Tivo, Comcast, and I sure as hell seem to be **** empty out of ideas.


STILL no way to copy thumb ratings to a new Tivo?

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:23
How is it possible Tivo still doesn't have a way to do this? Their developers waste their time on stupid apps and not something that would make people more likely to upgrade to a new model?

I received email today for a promo code to upgrade my Premiere to Roamio with up to $200 off, and I considered it, but then I thought what a giant pain it was when I upgraded to the Premiere from a Series 2 and lost years worth of thumb ratings. It sounds like all I can transfer are my recordings and my season passes?

Maybe there's some unsupported way to do this? Or should I just figure that my Premiere is good enough for now and hope that maybe by the time Roamio is replaced they'll finally provide something useful in a software update, instead of a new UI for Netflix or once again ignoring some of the long standing bugs in basic functionality?

I wouldn't mind having 4 tuners, once in a while I have conflicts with 2, and I could use a bit more hard drive space. But I guess I don't want those things enough to be forced to start fresh again. Does Tivo really gain more sales having a Youtube app than they lose from loyal customers who think like I do? I doubt it.