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Roamio Remote?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 16:58
So the Roamio remote will work with my S3 but not my Premiere is that correct? Seems backwards to me. :confused:

8/25/13 Futurama "Fanarama" marathon

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 16:47
Comedy Central are running a 10 show marathon of episodes of Futurama chosen by viewers starting at 6pm EST <14 mins at time of writing, the guide over at tivo.com has the "New" flag for those episodes (just like my cableco DVR).

If you have a SP for new episodes, don't be surprised to see a bunch of re-runs mixed in.

Terrible Time Warner Installation

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 16:32
So, I decided to treat myself to cable after being without it for a year or so, and thought I would go all out and get the new Roamio basic. As I am under contract with ATT Uverse (internet only) at the moment, Time Warner is my cheapest option for standalone cable.

So now I have a lifetime Premiere and Roamio. Couldn't have been any happier this morning as I had everything ready to go for the technician.

Time Warner calls me to tell me that they don't have enough tuning adapters for my two Tivos. I politely asked if one could be installed as I could try a self install at a later date for my premiere. The technician tells me they don't allow half-installations.

He calls his supervisor, and finally agrees to come out and manages to track down a second tuning adapter: what luck!

But he spends the next 3 hours going up and down my stairs from one Tivo to the next complaining about how much of a pain Tivos are, and how I shouldn't have scheduled this for a Sunday because if they cable cards don't work, they don't have access to any more.

Long story short, he is unable to get most of the SDV channels to work on the Roamio, and no channels will come in upstairs on my premiere as it says none of the channels are authorized.

When I called the cable card hotline, they informed me that the Tuner and FDC levels are not in the correct range: both -11 dBmV according to the TA Diagnostics screen. She said that if these levels are adjusted between -7 and 7, the Roamio should work fine. She did agree that I would likely need a new cable card for the Premiere.

What I've noticed is that certain SDV channels will come in on the Roamio if I change the channel back and forth a couple of times. Does it sound like the levels being adjusted would fix this issue?

Edit: I just noticed that the SDV channels that we do get are heavily pixelated every couple of minutes, similar to an OTA channel with a weak signal.

TiVo Premiere, 2 tuner, OTA/cable, lifetime $400

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 16:13
I have 3 1Tb premiere units available. Each has lifetime, 1 TB upgraded drives, new remotes, 2 tuners , OTA/cable. $400 each. I take paypal. Message me if interested.

New drive in DVR expander?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 15:34
My wife had her DVR expander die a year or so ago. We bought a new one but I kept the old one thinking I mig replace the drive and use it on my PC. However now I'm curious... If I replaced the drive would it still work on a TiVo? Not that I need more space with my 3TB pro coming, but still curious.

please help me debug CC problem before I go down CS hole

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 15:06
I respectfully request any assistance available in isolating my problem before I get on the phone with my cable company tech support.

Problem: Sometime around 8 August, I seem to have lost the ability to tune any cable channels on one of my two TivoHDs. The other one is behaving completely normally. On reboot, the tivo shows the 'acquiring channel list' screen for a while before timing out and going to a black screen on any cable channel with the error banner "The channel is experiencing network difficulties. Contact your cable provider...". This is the state on analog as well as digital channels.

Looking through cable card screens, it looks like it has lost pairing. The pairing screen is headed by "In order to start cable service for this device, please contact your cable provider". I have requested a STB refresh via my cable company's (Charter) website, and also a pairing hit from a live CSR last night, with no change.

I'd really like to know as much as I can about what is going on before I call back. Thank you all for any guidance you can provide:

Data I can find that could conceivably be relevant, taken after a fresh boot

== DVR Diagnostics Screen ==
Tuner: 0
Channel: 18
Frequency: -
Modulation: Analog
Connector Type: RF2
Signal Source: Cable
CableCard Association: None
Signal Strength: -
Signal Lock: No
Program Lock: No
Search Complete: No
SNR: -
RS Uncorrected: -
RS Corrected: -
RC State: Available
Current Tunig Status: Tuned: Success
Tune State: Started
Last Used Channel Paln: Undefined
CCI Byte: N/A
Time Since Tune Start: 319 Seconds
Time Since Signal Lock: 843 seconds
Audio PID: -
Video PID: -
Resolution Status: Network Not Available
PEnding Tune Status: No tune pending

Tuner: 1
Channel: 19
Frequency: -
Modulation: Analog
Connector Type: RF2
Signal Source: Cable
CableCard Association: None
Signal Strength: -
Signal Lock: No
Program Lock: No
Search Complete: No
SNR: -
RS Uncorrected: -
RS Corrected: -
RC State: Available
Current Tuning Status: Tuned: Success
Tune State: Started
Last Used Channel Paln: Undefined
CCI Byte: N/A
Time Since Tune Start: 98 Seconds
Time Since Signal Lock: 869 seconds
Audio PID: -
Video PID: -
Resolution Status: Network Not Available
Pending Tune Status: No tune pending

CableCard: 1
Module State: Operating Normally
Module Mode: M-Mode
Decrypt RecordChannels: None
Channel List Received: yes
VCT ID: 38
OOB Signal Lock: Yes
OOB Frequency: 75250 KHz
OOB Data Rate: 2048 Kbps
OOB Spectral Inversion: On
OOB SNR: 24 dB
Time Since OOB Tune Start: 702 seconds
Firmware Upgrade: Not Upgrading
Card Serial Number (H): 0x0
Card Serial Number (L): 0x13F0XXXX
Manufacture ID: 0
Firmware Version: 613

Cable Card: 2
Module State: Not Inserted
...: omitted (no cc in slot 2)

Tuning Adapter: Operational
Last Status: Ready
Channel List Received: Yes

== CC Screens ==
=== Conditional Access ===
Unit Address: 000-03345-XXXXX-XXX
Encryption: DES
Con:Yes EBCP:Yes Val:V 0x09

=== CableCard(tm) Status ===
Manufacturer: Motorla
FW Version: 02.65, 02.01, 03.25
HW Version: 0469927002
Unit Address: 0x0013F0XXXX
Download Status
left: 0 last: 999999 rate: 0
State: Wait To Start
EMM Provider ID: 1

Out of Band Channel Mode: OOB
Last Known Carrier: 75.250

=== Network Setup ===
2-Way Established: Unknown
OOB LKC: 75.250
OOB Status: IDLE

EMM PID: 1 0x1503
Messages: 10520

VCTID: 38 VCT Rcvd: 143

=== Pairing Screen ===
In order to start cable service
for this device, please contact
your cable provider

CableCARD ID: 000-334-XXX-XXX-X
Host ID: 035-011-XXX-XXX-X
Data: 288-826-XXX-XX

Unit Address: 000-03345-XXXXX-XXX
eCM MAC: -:-:-:-:-:-
HOST MAC: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Host Type: 1-Way RF only

=== DSG ===

In OOB Mode

=== The other screen (forgot title in menu) ===
Interactive (Aloha) Info

IP Address:
UPM Address: 0x000000
DSP ID: 0x0000
USP ID: 0x0000
DSP: Unconfigured
USP: No Message to Send
Signon Status: Unknown
Ack timeout: 0 msec
Cell Abort count: 0 (max = 0)
MAC Abort count: 0 (max = 0)

Unwanted Recording Cancellation

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 13:49
Since yesterday, I have truncated two shows being recorded. I have not indicated cancellation. I think both cases occurred when I went to second channel (premiers) and changed the channel. It appears that recordings were stopped on opposite channel when I did this. In each case, my intent was to record two shows concurrently, the first a scheduled recording and the second, an ad hoc recording.

Any similar problems out there? Thanks!

RedZone on Fios

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 13:41
Every year, I go through a huge ordeal to get RedZone working on my Cablecards. Can somebody tell me what they are currently seeing on channel 835 assuming you have the RedZone subscription. My Tivo tells me I am not authorized (v58) and a black screen. Verizon confirms that I am subscribed, but that I wont see anything until the first week which I know is not true. Wondering if anybody is seeing the RedZone splash screen as opposed to a black screen.

How curved is the top of the Basic?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 13:26
I currently have my TiVoHD at the bottom of a stack of boxes (TiVo, blu-ray player, Cisco 1520 T/A). Does the Basic have to be at the top of a stack now? If so this complicates deployment.

comcast cable not working with a series 3

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 12:47
I don't have a cable box and when I plug my cable line into my digital TV it scans for 10minutes and gets a few basic shows. ( which is really all I need)

When I plug the cable coax into the series 3 it doesn't find anything when it scans. I've tries putting it in the cable input and the antenna input.

Any suggestions?

Tivo Desktop

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 12:34
What was the last free version of the TIVo Desktop software? I have v2.8.3. I installed it and am trying to transfer some recordings to a PC, but its doesn't seem to be working. It's been a while since I have used this software so maybe mine is just really out of date.

I also thought I remember there being something about it not being available after June 2013. Or is there still a place to obtain the free version? If so, where? Or maybe someone out there has the last version that was available and can share it via an online service (dropbox and speedyshare.com are two of my favorites)

Is this even Windows 7 compatible or is it strictly XP?

Best Multi Room Tivo Solution For This Situation

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 12:08
Here is the situation, my Mom's Direct TV Tivo died, and she is 70 years old and doesn't want anything new besides Tivo. However I think I have to get her to switch to Comcast so she can have Tivo which is a challenge in itself to explain. She is usually pretty good with technology, she figured out on her own how to transfer her tivo recordings to VHS and she brings them up to their lake home.

Here is my parent's current set up. 3 rooms with Direct TV DVR, 1 room Direct Tivo. So here are the current must haves by upgrading. 1 room must have Tivo dedicated to my mom's shows that she transfers to VHS. 2 rooms with a DVR, and the 3rd room dedicated to a DVR that has a slingbox hooked up to it.

I am trying to find the most hassle free solution, because I live 2 miles away and I have to go over there every time the tv goes out. I am not apposed to networking stuff but I am curious to see what solutions everyone can come up with...

OSX-Does Roxio TivoTransfer Work With New Roamio's?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 12:07
I am in the process of ordering a new Roamio (Base), and have Roxio Toast 10 w/TivoTransfer. Does anyone know if there are any versions of Toast/TivoTransfer for the mac which work with the new Tivo's?

BTW-I am 100% OSX as of 3 years ago.


Network issues

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:41
Hello all,

I replaced my Tivo 3 HD yesterday with a new Roamio Plus. My cable card was a S-Card so I have to wait until Monday to get the cable service working.

Meanwhile I have been trying to download content from Amazon, and watch Netflix, etc. I have also been trying to stream to my ipad.

I have yet to get the streaming working. Sometimes it sees the service and sometimes it doesn't.

I can watch the network status toggle on and off, the IP address appears and then resets. When I ping the tivo internally on the network, I get a bunch of packet loss. The VuDu box on the same wiring and network switch has no drop outs. If it switch cables with the Vudu, I get the same result.

I also get the same issue happening over my home wifi if I try that.

I have an apple time capsule as my router. I have check the ports are open to go outside the network, and internally.

I also have a another series 3 in the house in another room, and it works fine, but of course no streaming.

Any ideas?

TiVo iOS App --- Wishlists?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:35
Loving the App on my iPad. However, does anybody know if there's a way to mange Wishlists via the App?

Premiere or Mini

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:28
Getting the Pro should I keep Premiere or sell and get mini? Thoughts?

Can you add 1 TB expander to Pro

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:26
Can I add my 1 TB expander to the Roamio Pro?

BitTorrent Traffic and a Mini

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:21
I'm about to replace two Premieres with Roamio Pro and a Mini. My only concern is whenever I download torrents, my connection is noticeably slower because of the consumed bandwidth. Has anyone with a Mini had any issues with it while downloading torrents?

TiVo Apple App -- issues connecting over wifi when away from home

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 10:48
Has anyone else noticed that when trying to connect to TiVo app when outside of the home network, you get error messages when trying to log in? Fr example, I am at work and my iPhone is connecting to work wifi, I can't use tivo app. However if I switch wifi off and connect via LTE network, then TiVo app works.

Annoying to have to toggle back and forth. Wonder if this is a bug or just unique to me?


Anyone else having these issues?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 10:30
I have been using the Roamio Plus for a few days and have been wondering if anyone else has been having these issues

1. Tivo box will freeze and reset periodically. This has happened three times or so.

2. A channel will not work (Says signal strength is low or the channel isn't provided). I can fix it by either changing to another channel and changing back, or sometimes I have to reset the Tivo. Then the channel will work again. (I am using Charter).