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UFC Pay per view via youtube? Anyone try it yet?

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:09
Apparently, you can now order UFC pay per view events on Youtube. Has anyone tried doing this, then watching via the youtube app on Tivo?

I want to try it, but I'm worried I'll invite friends over and then see the dreaded "this content is not available on this platform" or some such.

Help me whittle down my comedies

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:43
I have a lot of comedies piling up on my TiVo, most of which were shows I added this year but haven't even started to watch. I already deleted some (Brooklyn Nine Nine and Dads) without watching because I was having conflicts with other shows. But I've got a pileup that I want to clear out.

Here are the comedies I currently watch and enjoy: Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, HIMYM, Mike & Molly (although it sounds like this season isn't off to a great start... haven't watched it yet), Suburgatory, Parks & Rec

Here are the comedies I currently watch when I get around to it, although I generally enjoy them once I finally start watching: 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, The Mindy Project

Here are the comedies I have piling up. All are completely unwatched, except for The Crazy Ones, which I have watched the pilot for (I didn't hate it). Which ones should I watch? Any I should just dump?

- The Crazy Ones
- The Goldbergs
- Mom
- The Millers
- Trophy Wife

why more than one roamio in your house?

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:59
OK, I'm probably asking a stupid question now that I'm about to become a Roamio Plus newbie...

During my various areas of research on the boards I occasionally come across posts were people talk about having two Roamio's for their home. If a Roamio Plus (like I'm planning to get) has 6 tuners, why would you need two of them, unless you plan on watching/recording more than 6 shows at once. Is is that simple?
I plan on a Roamio plus and 4 mini's? Would there be any reason for me to consider two Roamio's and 3 mini's? Straighten me out!

Frontline - "The Retirement Gamble" OAD 10/29/2013

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:57
This one was particularly interesting as this is something I am really starting to worry about since I am almost 40. I have been using a 401K of some type since my early 20's but never really paced what I was supposed to be putting in. Now I am trying to make up for lost time.

The part I found the most interesting was dealing with the fact that we should not be investing in mutual funds but rather index funds. This is something I need to talk to my advisor about (I have new questions for him as well especially regarding fiduciary) and what is opinions on the matter are.

Priority Update List

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 09:55
Anyone know if the priority update list for the Roamio works better than the one for the Premiere? I signed up for the update within about 2 hours of Margaret's tweet, but still don't have it. Interested to see if there is yet another advantage to the Roamio.

C15 Error during Roamio setup

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 09:12
Setting up my new Roamio Pro last night - a familiar exercise going through guided setup and having the cablecard re-paired to the new device.

Got through multiple service connections and the software update, and all of a sudden I can't connect to mother TiVo. Would fail on "Getting Account Status" MoCa shows down in the Diagnostics. Error in Discovery Bar (C130?) Since it worked earlier and nothing changed, I figured a setting was 'stuck'. So I switched to Wifi, then back to MoCa and the Discovery bar filled in. Netflix worked, so I knew I had a good signal to the internet. I could pass the connection test, but continued to fail when forcing a connection.

Got on a chat with a TiVo rep after approx a 10 minute wait, who told me that there were some problems on their end. This morning I forced the connection, and all was A-OK, but figures it would happen when I was setting up.

Can you explain the different Tivo services?

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 08:06
I only use Tivo Desktop to pull programs from the DVR to the PC. I know I don't need all these services to run on my PC, but what are they each for and which one(s) do I need to use TD as mentioned? I used to have the applicable ones turned off, but then I turned them all on and now I don't remember former setup.


My TD version is 2.8 (circa 2009). (I almost updated it last year or so but there was talk of some "feature" in later versions that caused me not to... forget the details).

OTA Roamio Vs Premiere

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 07:57
When I deployed my Premiere I called into Tivo and discussed the Premiere's OTA performance versus my TVs (Pana and Vizio). Support *grudgingly* said that the Premiere's tuners were not necessarily going to perform better than either TVs. Some background on set up: The antenna cable comes to the family room and is "splittered" to both the TV and the Premiere. I swapped cables and locations on the 2 way splitter and results were the same: TVs' tuners beat Premiere's OTA tuner.

I just picked up a Roamio, and hope for improvement in OTA tuning. My test plan is to record the same content on both Tivos at the same time sourced from the Premiere's best and worst channels. Then review.

1) Other than my eyeball analysis, is there a technical method to compare the effectiveness of the OTA tuners?

2) Anyone else have personal experience of the OTA performance of the Premiere and the Roamio?


HDXL connect to internet

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 07:54
My 3 yr old Tivo HDXL has lost the ability to connect to the internet. My network runs from a cable modem, through an Apple airport extreme router, then a 10/100 switch, and finally by cable from the switch to the ethernet port on my HDXL. This has been stable for 3 years. I also have a Roamio that connects to this switch. Both Tivos connect to the internet via DHCP.

My cable provider (TWC) changed the channel lineups and both Tivo's wanted me to run Guided Setup again. I did the Roamio with no problems. However, the HDXL can't see the internet, and gives me an N24 error if I connect via DHCP, or says it can't see the network adapter if I have it assign a static IP. I have recycled the switch and the Tivo several times, and still can't connect from the HDXL. I have no problem connecting from the Roamio, so I suspect something is amiss in my HDXL, but I cannot figure out what to do next.

Arrested Development cast on Actors Studio tonight - 11/7/13

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 04:35
Tonight, "Inside the Actors Studio" will host the cast of Arrested Development. Read more about it here.

Tonight, 11/7/13 on BRAVO at 8 pm. Pretty sure it will be repeated.

We've begun updating TiVo Stream for out-of-home streaming

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 22:33
Hi TiVo Stream owners!

We have begun releasing the out-of-home feature to TiVo Stream boxes. An initial group of boxes were authorized for the update today.

If you are anxious to see if your TiVo Stream was one of them, then WHILE CONNECTED TO YOUR HOME NETWORK you'll need to:

- start the TiVo iOS app on your iPhone or iPad
- go into Settings > Streaming System Information
- select "Make Service Call" (it will turn gray)
- wait until the "Make Service Call" is black again
- select "Restart streaming device" and wait awhile for the restart to complete
- go to Settings > Streaming Setup

*IF* your box was in the first group to be authorized for the update, then the "Set Up Streaming?" screen will have a checkbox for "Set up out-of-home streaming". Check that box, and complete setup.

NOTE: You will only be able to OOH stream from retail TiVo Premiere or Roamio DVRs running software or later.

If your TiVo Stream was not in this first batch, it should be updated within a couple of weeks.


Handyman Special: HD Tivo, lifetime plus expansion drive. Make and offer

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 22:02
My HD Tivo recently stopped working with an SO3 error. I am not very handy and you can find more details about the problem in another post on this forum.

I believe it is fixable but I simply do not have the time. I bought a Roamio instead.

I will sell the Tivo HD with lifetime contract and 500GB expansion drive (95 hours HD total) to the best offer.


How to Season Pass only on the network that shows new episodes?

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 21:51
I am setting up my new Tivo Roamio and want to create a Season Pass for new episodes of Modern Family. The problem is that the network that shows the new episodes (ABC) is not releasing any in the next 2 weeks. So when I try to create a Season Pass it only offers me the options of the Networks which are showing repeats.

How do I handle this? If I create a season pass on one of these networks and select "new only", will it record a new episode on ABC when the new season begins?

Or, do I have to wait for the new season in order to create this season pass.?

I am confused.

Please help.


Losing connection

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 21:07
My minis keep losing their connection. It seems like every day now two of the three don't have a connection when I go to watch TV, and I have to wait for them to reboot- then it's fine. Now my third one just lost it in the middle of watching a show.

I'm hoping that it's just that the mini's have new software and the XL4 doesn't yet (as of a day or two ago), but what else could be causing this? It wasn't happening up until recently...

Would adding MoCA filters help at all? I'm currently totally unfiltered.

Pause a show in one room and resume it in another not working

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 20:49
i have a roamio (basic model) and a mini.im on time warner cable with an mcard and a cisco tuning adaptor.
the websight says the mini CAN: "Pause a show in one room and resume it in another" .
i cant get it to do that-it dosent work,i called tive 3 times and finally got an answer that this is a software issue and they will hopefully fix it in a later update.they claim that i was the 1st to ever mention this problem
im sure alot of you are having this same issue...
tivo.com should take the "Pause a show in one room and resume it in another"
sentence off of their websight since this is false advertising.
im so disappointed since this was one of the main reasons why i bought the mini.

Survivor - Blood versus Water : OAD 11-6-2013

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 20:41
Well, that was some classic Survivor. I had no clue who was going home until the votes were read and I like it that way. I think the new tribe did a very logical thing. The remaining 2 pairs need to be very worried.

Welcome to the second half of the season!

Also, Tyson seems to have learned well from past mistakes and finding the HII was big, real big considering no one else even has a clue. Nicely done by Tyson.

Roamio Plus MoCA Question

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 18:45
Hi All,

I will be upgrading to the Roamio Plus and am planning my network connections. Is it possible to connect the Roamio Plus and Mini over MoCA and to leverage the Plus' MoCA bridge to connect to the rest of the network/Internet via powerline or wireless bridge (bridge/powerline->Ethernet->Tivo)? My Tivo is not close to my router and I am hoping to alleviate the need to purchase a MoCA adapter to connect it to the router.

From my understanding, the stream between the Roamio Plus and Mini would pass over MoCA and would not touch the rest of the network. Is my understanding correct and will there be any negative effects?


Wondering if it's worth it?

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 18:22
I have the following Tivos:
  • two S3 OLED Tivos
  • a 2-tuner Premiere XL.

All three have lifetime. I have upgraded the hard drives on both the S3s to 2T, and also replaced the power supply (bulging caps) with Weaknees replacements. All three units are working perfectly.

I am wondering if it would be worth it to sell all three, and replace them with one Roamio (the base model, as I am OTA only) and also two mini's. What would be the pros and cons of such a move? Is it worth it to try to get something out of the aging equipment while I can, and upgrade? What say you all?

I guess I screwed up...

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 18:09
This evening, my Roamio Plus arrived to replace my Premiere. First, I called in a purchase of lifetime purchase. Then, I started a network connection to obtain schedule data and pick up the lifetime purchase. While that was running, I called RCN and within a few minutes, we had the Cablecard moved from the Premiere to the Roamio and paired.

Alright, ready to go! Hmm, the main menu still says:

Quote: Please Activate Service
Go to UNKNOWN and enter your TiVo Service number to activate the UNKNOWN. The UNKNOWN will not work without an active service subscription. How long is it going to take for the box to pick up the lifetime service? Now that the Cablecard is paired to the Roamio, I can't just put it back into the Premiere to pick up tonight's season pass recordings, and 8pm is less than an hour away...

logitech z55500 works with romeo remote control?

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:31
Anyone able to get roamio remote to control Logitech z-5500 receiver?