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Mon, 09/30/2013 - 10:34
Tried backup of current 1TB drive using VMWare Fusion and Windows7 as admin, in addition to an external USB drive. Program unable to see drive. I don't find information referencing issues with Win7 Pro. Anyone able to use it successfully? Good news, no cap bulging on my TiVoHD.

The Mentalist S6E1

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 09:56
Anyone following this?

Do you think/know Lisbon is killed?

The Amazing Race - 9/29/13

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 09:21
I almost forgot about the season premiere of TAR as I was wrapped up in Breaking Bad...

Decent first episode, too early for me to really have a favorite team or two or a team or two I "hate". Good to have it back, love this show.

I don't know if there has ever been 2 road blocks.

Motorola TA Issues w/ Tivo Roamio Plus

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 23:21
I've had my Roamio for a few weeks now and love it. I have had a reoccurring problem with the Motorola tuning adapter with it however:

It seems that my Motorola tuning adapter is losing lock or signal but the light on the unit doesn't change to blinking. It's only until I switch to a channel that requires it's function do I realize it's not working properly. I've missed quiet a few recordings because of this. It used to happen once in a while on my XL4 as well, but it's happened 3-4 times already in the few weeks I've owned the Roamio.

A simple restart of the TA usually fixes the problem. Sometimes though I need to restart both the TA and the Tivo to get it to lock back on again. I haven't quite figured out the magic of these stupid tuning adapters.

One thing I have noticed that the Tivo is sending signals to the TA for EVERY SINGLE command. For example, if I change the volume on my receiver using the Tivo RF remote, the Tivo sends a signal to the TA (can tell because of the red status light). Maybe the TA is just getting too many signals and gets confused and looses lock. Even if I hit the Tivo button, the TA gets a signal. Like I said, basically everything I push on the RF remote, triggers the TA red light (meaning it's getting USB signal from the Tivo). Seems like that could be an issue?

Perhaps I have a bad TA? Maybe a signal problem? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

TA Specs:
Motorola MTR-700
Platform Ver: 1.37

P.S. On another note, it seems as my TA is sometimes letting channels TIME OUT. Numerous times, I've turned on the TV to a black screen on a certain SDV channel. Once i switch the channel up and then down, it works fine, but it seems as though it's letting the channels time out even when one of the 6 tuners is currently tuned to that channel but not recording. Is that normal?

TiVo stream for sale

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 21:55
I will sell my stream for $50 (shipping included)

If you are interested in my lifetimed TiVo HD or OLED S3 units I will give a good deal on them as well. I also have a TiVo wifi dongle available!

(TiVo's shipped in original boxes)

Moca Issues with Xfinity

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 21:51
Hello all,

I just bought a Roamio Plus and have followed many of the threads here regarding moca connections and I am still having issues. I have my Xfinity voice modem in my office and it is connected to an Apple Airport Base Station. Here is how I have the connections:

Wall - Splitter (2GHz) - One end into Actiontec Moca Adapter - The other end from Moca adapter to modem.

I have power cycled everything and I continue to get C33 errors. The Roamio is in the living room connected straight to the wall and I wondering if this is the issue. Moca is enabled on this device.

I am ready to give up and return the Actiontec adapters but I think this is an user error so I figured I would ask here.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Breaking Bad - S05E16 - "Felina" (series finale!)

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 20:16
Watching completely live, so I needed something to do during commercials, so here's the thread.

Colors get purple hue, then suddenly correct

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 19:41
I noticed while watching AMC that the picture tends to get a purple hue often, then suddenly corrects. Has anyone seen this happen before? I don't notice it on any other channels and it happens on my other TV with an S3 connected.

Signal strength is 100. SNR 36.

Here's a (badly taken) video sample. You can see the background to the left of Walt get purple and then correct suddenly.


URC integration... via USB?

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 19:32
Just bought a Pro...

I've been using a Premiere for a year or two with a URC RF remote, via an RF-to-IR base station, and the combination worked great. I have to use one of those 3.5mm to IR blaster devices (the kind that stick to the front of the device over its IR receiver) to talk to the TiVo, though.

I just replaced the Premiere with a Roamio Pro and all I had to do was unstick the IR blaster from the Premiere, find the receiver on the Pro and stick the blaster back on. Everything just worked after that and it is fairly responsive as well. Still, I was hoping for a nicer solution...

Some of my devices come with an IR input on the back - a small (typically 3.5mm) jack that you can wire to an IR blaster device using an ordinary 3.5mm audio cable to receive the signals electrically rather than optically. I was hoping the new TiVos would eventually start providing a similar port, but not so with the Roamios.

On the other hand, TiVo sells a nice USB to IR receiver device on their web site that works with "Mini or TiVo DVR". Since the TiVo Minis also work with generic USB-to-IR products from other manufacturers, it sounds like this USB protocol for remote signals is a standard. And, plugging in a USB cable is a cleaner "install" than sticking a plastic wart to the front of the box.

If you consider that I could combine the TiVo (or 3rd party) "USB to IR receiver" extension with a standard "3.5mm to IR blaster" extension and tape the two together to convey the IR signals, it should be theoretically possible to do that same thing without the optical connection in the middle, no?

Has anyone heard of a "USB to 3.5mm" adapter for integration with an RF base station? I have enough soldering skills that I could probably build one, but wouldn't have any clue how to design it, and I'd rather get a nice clean pre-built solution instead (I'd almost rather duct tape the two adapters together instead of breaking out the soldering iron, except for the elimination of the optical pathway in the middle).

Cablevision - New Firmware

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 15:41

I am on Cablevision showing a new OS version on my Roamio PKEY 1.5.3_F.p.1101, with a build date of Jun 6, 2013 (believe my former build date was sometime in 2009). Also, Boot Time and Current Time are showing as "Waiting for Update..."

Other TiVo (Prewmiere XL4) with the same Firmware, but shows current date/time, with a boot time of 9/27/13...

How do I get past the "waiting for update"?

Sunday 9/29/13 "Tonight is 'craziest night of TV ever'" according to Yahoo

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 15:31
Right now on the front page of Yahoo for me as a headline "Tonight is 'craziest night of TV ever'". Really?

Text below it reads "More than a dozen shows have season premieres and one of the greatest shows of all time signs of. What to watch, DVR and skip"

It leads to http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/fall-tv/ho...004607018.html. I looked over the list and don't even care about any of them. Well, maybe I care about Simpsons but I hardly ever watch an ep... maybe an average of a random ep once a every every few months.

Tivo code for Samsung sound bar?

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:31
Hello All,
I recently acquired a Samsung sound bar HW-F450 and for the life of me cannot find a code that works.

I tried all of the AV and TV codes, tired googling, found reference to a few like 0305 etc... so far nothing works.

I would just use my slide remote to learn the codes, but for some reason that operates not well with the new Roamio. Response are slow, it switches from BT to IR etc... just doesn't seem to work well at all.

If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.


What is a Series 2 tiro worth

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:26
I have one without service contract. Worth activation or just reselling?
Damn spellcheck!!!!!!

Record new only

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 12:00
New Roamio Plus owner. I have my season passes set to record new only but the To Do list shows scheduled recordings for shows we watched in the previous weeks. 12 repeats were recorded the first full day we had the Roamio. Anyone know why?

SNL Season Premiere Tina Fey/Arcade Fire OAD 9/28/13

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 11:11
No thread yet?

I enjoyed the cold opening...

"If I'm such a loser, why do I have health insurance?" :p

I loved Aaron Paul's appearances...

Obama: Here's Jesse from New Mexico:
"I had a friend who had lung cancer and didn't have good health insurance, so he did what any of us would do...he started cooking meth...then it wasn't just meth, it was murder...."
Obama: Um...that's enough...
Jesse: Don't you want to know how it ends?
Everyone: NOOOOO!!!!!! :D:D:D

Then he was "Drunk Uncle's" "Meth Nephew" ;)


Tina Fey's "pep talk" to Cecily Strong on "WU" was pretty darn funny...and creepy...she walks that line so well...

The Meth e-cigarette was hilarious-"I can smoke in my favorite restaurant"
"You are in my house and you're butt-nekked!"

Good featuring of the new cast-some good-looking dudes in there! ;)

Other thoughts?

TiVo Advisors Survey

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 08:22
Since upgrading the Premiere to the Roamio, I no longer follow the Premiere forum (I am sure I am not alone). And the thread for the survey is there, not here.

New survey came out today. TiVo is very interested in the feedback about the new Roamio (good and bad). They want to know when/how we watch TV especially how we find what to watch.

Install pyTivo on Synology server, Help needed

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 06:58
Hi, I bought a Synology Ds-413 NAS.

Can any one point me to a thread or help me to install pyTivo on my server.

I have installed Windows over a thousand times so I am somewhat computer literate. All the way back to DOS and windows 3.1, but I have NO experience with Linux. In that way I am a total newby.

So if any one can tell me what to do and in what order it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx in advance

Multiple watchers ????

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 05:54
I have 3 Tivos, the one I use the most is an Elite. I like how you can Play from the beginning or resume playing.

My wife and I are on different schedules, I work midnights and she is on days. We watch some of the same shows.

What would be more useful is if I could watch a show and stop and leave it, and when she watches it she could stop and leave mine intact.

Basically be able to have 2 people watch the same show to different points and stop and save it at 2 different points.:up::up::up::up:

Only 1 person can watch a recording or controls it, it would be nice if 2 or more could watch the same show and pick up where they left off

If you implement this a check or a new Roamio would be appreciated

Hardware refresh likely?

Sat, 09/28/2013 - 20:07
A sorta "tivo culture" question: Is it likely that tivo will slightly modify their hardware if they see issues/features they'd like to fix/add and can't do with the current hardware?

I suspect not, but thought I'd ask before I get my Roamio pro. I can likely last a few month more with my failing HD series 3 which is getting glitches (random reboots) so would do so if there is any chance of a HW mod.


-- Owen

Next Week, On....

Sat, 09/28/2013 - 19:20
I've noticed this on CBS with the start of the new season.

Pretty much every single episode has one of the main characters say the line "Next week on <Name of Show>...." and then they run their regular preview clip.

It keeps coming across as weird and jarring, like some flashback to the '70s, and then even weirder, the preview is just their regular, modern preview so it will ALSO usually say "Next week" or "Next time" or something, as though they were made before the little soundbites.

So---what's up with that? It seems to be policy for EVERY CBS show I've watched this season. It really adds nothing (and is redundant to the preview itself) and I'm finding it really distracting and annoying. It's like I can hear the CBS execs saying to the actors, "You have a contract with us now----DANCE for us, monkey!"